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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

"Senate braces for possible filibuster over judicial nominee; Democrats need at least seven Republicans to cross party lines in order to advance the nomination process of Goodwin Liu, a UC Berkeley law professor": James Oliphant of The Los Angeles Times has this news update.

In Thursday's edition of The Wall Street Journal, Jess Bravin will have an article headlined "Obama Court Pick Nears Pivotal Vote."

The Washington Times has a news update headlined "Republicans stand firm against court nominee; Liu seen as activist, inexperienced."

Michael Doyle of McClatchy Newspapers reports that "Federal appeals court nominee Liu faces Senate vote."

Bill Mears of reports that "Obama judicial nominee faces crucial Senate vote."

And Tom Curry of MSNBC has a report headlined "How's Obama doing on court vacancies?"

According to a blog post from The Hill, tomorrow's cloture vote is scheduled to occur at 2:15 p.m. eastern time.
Posted at 11:34 PM by Howard Bashman

"Daimler must face Argentina abuse lawsuit in U.S." Reuters has this report.

And Bloomberg News reports that "Daimler Must Face Claims Over Argentina 'Dirty War' Worker Kidnappings."

Circuit Judge Stephen Reinhardt wrote today's ruling on behalf of a unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Posted at 10:04 PM by Howard Bashman

"Activity, inactivity, and the power to regulate interstate commerce": Law professor Brad Joondeph had this interesting post Sunday at the "aca litigation blog."
Posted at 09:30 PM by Howard Bashman

"Obama nominates Alaska Supreme Court Justice Morgan Christen to 9th Circuit": Erika Bolstad of The Anchorage Daily News has this blog post.

And The Associated Press reports that "Alaska justice nominated for federal Appeals Court."

Earlier today, the White House issued a news release headlined "President Obama Nominates Justice Morgan Christen for the United States Court of Appeals."

Update: In Thursday's edition of The Los Angeles Times, Carol J. Williams will have an article headlined "President Obama nominates Alaska jurist to 9th Circuit panel; Alaska Supreme Court Justice Morgan Christen represented the state in litigation after the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill; Conservatives may oppose her due to a prior involvement with Planned Parenthood."
Posted at 08:20 PM by Howard Bashman

"Obama court pick may be headed for Senate defeat": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "A liberal law school professor may become the first Obama administration judicial nominee to be defeated by the Senate. Senators scheduled a vote Thursday on ending a Republican filibuster against appeals court nominee Goodwin Liu of the University of California."
Posted at 08:14 PM by Howard Bashman

"Key Senators to Support Filibuster of Goodwin Liu": David Ingram has this post at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times."
Posted at 04:42 PM by Howard Bashman

"Clarence Thomas' visit to Ga. spurs debate": The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 04:20 PM by Howard Bashman

"Eastman courthouse flies rebel flag": Bill Torpy has this article today in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Posted at 02:36 PM by Howard Bashman

"Govt urges appeals court to uphold health care law": Pete Yost of The Associated Press has this report.

Via the "aca litigation blog," you can access the brief that the federal government filed today in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit by clicking here.
Posted at 02:22 PM by Howard Bashman

"Ted Olson: Supreme Court could give 'incremental' win to same-sex marriage." Josh Gerstein has this post at his "Under the Radar" blog at
Posted at 02:15 PM by Howard Bashman

"Goodwin Liu Vote Could Swing on a Few Senators": David Ingram has this post at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times."
Posted at 02:14 PM by Howard Bashman

"The Garner Transcripts: That v. Which, and Other Supreme Court Writing Tips." Tony Mauro has this interesting post at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times."

You can access the transcripts themselves by clicking here.
Posted at 01:52 PM by Howard Bashman

"This case involves a public high school's effort to regulate the sexually-explicit content of student publications to be distributed on campus grounds." More specifically, today the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued a decision addressing whether administrators at Ithaca (N.Y.) High School violated the First Amendment rights of students when the school prohibited the publication of a sexually explicit stick-figure cartoon in the school's student newspaper.

The cartoon at issue appears at page 18 of this PDF file.

Earlier coverage of the case from the Student Press Law Center can be accessed here, here, and here.
Posted at 11:16 AM by Howard Bashman

"Former state Supreme Court Justice Sanders pleads for another chance; Sanders hopes to rehabilitate an image and career tarnished by racially insensitive remarks; One thing is missing from his efforts: a dose of honesty." Columnist Lynne K. Varner has this op-ed today in The Seattle Times.
Posted at 08:34 AM by Howard Bashman

"Holder calls Brown greatest Court decision": This article appears today in The Topeka Capital-Journal.
Posted at 08:23 AM by Howard Bashman

"Court ruling brings threats; Justices say people can't resist police entering home illegally": The Indianapolis Star today contains an article that begins, "An Indiana Supreme Court ruling that says people don't have the right to resist if police enter a home illegally has riled some Hoosiers so much that police are investigating threats against police and the court."
Posted at 08:22 AM by Howard Bashman

"JQC brings charges against 'Taj Mahal' Judge Paul M. Hawkes": Today's edition of The St. Petersburg Times contains an article that begins, "The appellate judge who orchestrated the construction of the elaborate 'Taj Mahal' courthouse was charged Tuesday with abusing his authority as a judge, destroying public records and conduct that demonstrates he is unfit to hold office."

And The Pensacola News Journal reports today that "'Taj Mahal' courthouse judge hit with ethics charges; Review panel finds multiple violations during Hawkes' term."

You can access at this link the Notice of Formal Charges that Florida's Judicial Qualifications Committee issued yesterday.
Posted at 08:16 AM by Howard Bashman

"Thomas defends ideals of court": The Augusta Chronicle contains this article today, along with articles headlined "Choice of guest speaker still questioned by some"; "Thomas' first Augusta visit remembered"; and "Protocol part of getting Thomas."

And The Associated Press reports that "Justice Thomas takes aim at court's critics."
Posted at 08:10 AM by Howard Bashman

"Appeals court, time may be on NFL's side in labor dispute with players": This news analysis appears today in The Washington Post.
Posted at 08:00 AM by Howard Bashman

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