How Appealing

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

"A 'message' from the Court on same-sex marriage?" Lyle Denniston has this post at "SCOTUSblog."
Posted at 11:42 PM by Howard Bashman

"5th Circuit's last word to BP leaves constitutional question-mark": Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has this report.

And online at The Los Angeles Times, business columnist Michael Hiltzik has an essay titled "On the gulf oil spill, BP has an 0-for-2 day in court."

Yesterday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued a series of orders in these cases, which you can access here (denial of panel rehearing, with opinion), here (order denying rehearing en banc, with dissent therefrom), here (order denying panel rehearing, with dissent noted), and here (order denying rehearing en banc, with dissent therefrom).
Posted at 11:34 PM by Howard Bashman

"Senate Sets David Barron Confirmation Vote": Todd Ruger has this post today at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times."

And online at The Hill, Alexander Bolton has a report headlined "Reid: Drone-memo author is a go."
Posted at 09:00 PM by Howard Bashman

"Federal court halts Missouri inmate's execution": The Associated Press has this report on an order that a divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit issued today.
Posted at 08:52 PM by Howard Bashman

"Court grants Idaho's request for stay in same-sex marriage case": The Idaho Statesman has this news update reporting on the order that a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued today.

And The Associated Press has a report headlined "Court: Gay marriage must remain on hold in Idaho."
Posted at 08:45 PM by Howard Bashman

"Disclosure of Political Donor Lists OK": Pamela A. MacLean has this post today at her "Trial Insider" blog.

And Courthouse News Service reports that "CA Law That Names Prop. 8 Supporters Upheld."

You can access today's ruling of a divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit at this link.
Posted at 08:34 PM by Howard Bashman

"U.S. law OKs damages in police excessive force, court rules": Bob Egelko of The San Francisco Chronicle has this report.

Metropolitan News-Enterprise reports that "Ninth Circuit Rules State's Limit on Damages in Wrongful Death Suits Inapplicable to Federal Cases."

And Courthouse News Service reports that "Hefty Damages in Killer-Cop Case Reinstated."

You can access yesterday's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit at this link.
Posted at 08:30 PM by Howard Bashman

"Sterlings turn to lawsuits in cases great and small": This front page article appears today in The Los Angeles Times.
Posted at 08:17 PM by Howard Bashman

"Who Needs the Supreme Court? Gay marriage might just become the law of the land without ever heading back to Justice Kennedy." Emily Bazelon has this jurisprudence essay online at Slate.
Posted at 08:00 PM by Howard Bashman

"Are judges in gay marriage cases reading the tea leaves right?" Michael McGough has this essay online today at The Los Angeles Times.
Posted at 07:58 PM by Howard Bashman

"Yu sworn in to state Supreme Court": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "Mary Yu was sworn in as the newest member of the Washington state Supreme Court on Tuesday, marking the first time the high court has had an openly gay justice."
Posted at 06:08 PM by Howard Bashman

"AP sources: Justice Dept. to reveal drone memo." The Associated Press has a report that begins, "On the eve of a critical Senate vote and under court order, the Obama administration signaled it will publicly reveal a secret memo describing its legal justification for using drones to kill U.S. citizens suspected of terrorism overseas."
Posted at 06:05 PM by Howard Bashman

"How the NRA Rewrote the Second Amendment: The Founders never intended to create an unregulated individual right to a gun; Today, millions believe they did; Here's how it happened." Michael Waldman has this essay online at Politico Magazine.

Waldman's new book, "The Second Amendment: A Biography," goes on sale today.
Posted at 03:00 PM by Howard Bashman

"Hobby Lobby, Corporate Law, and the Theory of the Firm: Why for-profit corporations are RFRA persons." Law professors Alan J. Meese and Nathan B. Oman have this essay online today at the Harvard Law Review Forum.
Posted at 01:42 PM by Howard Bashman

"How Much Copyright Protection Should Source Code Get? A New Court Ruling Reshapes The Landscape." Professor John Villasenor has this post at
Posted at 01:37 PM by Howard Bashman

"CIA wins secrecy for Bay of Pigs history": Josh Gerstein of has this blog post reporting on the ruling that a divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued today.
Posted at 01:27 PM by Howard Bashman

"Man convicted for New York subway suicide bomb plot loses appeal": Nate Raymond of Reuters has this report on the ruling that a unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued today.
Posted at 01:20 PM by Howard Bashman

"State of Oklahoma owes $303,333 in plaintiffs' legal fees over Sharia law case; Oklahoma will have to pay $303,333 in legal fees to plaintiffs' attorneys who brought lawsuit against Sharia law ballot measure": This article appears in today's edition of The Oklahoman.
Posted at 09:47 AM by Howard Bashman

"U.S. meat labeling requirements come under fire in appeals court": Reuters has this report.

You can access the audio of yesterday's en banc oral argument in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit via this link (46.7 MB mp3 audio file).
Posted at 08:57 AM by Howard Bashman

eXTReMe Tracker

From the Newswire:

Click to open links in new

Advertise on Legal Blogs

Related Blogs

20 Questions for the
 Appellate Judge

How Appealing Extra

My Appellate Columns
Especially Appealing Blogs

Above the Law


Adam Smith, Esq.


Bag and Baggage


The Becker-Posner Blog

Bench Memos

The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times

Concurring Opinions

Confirm Them

The Confrontation Blog

Copyrights & Campaigns



Dorf on Law

Drug and Device Law

Election Law

Ernie the Attorney


Jack Bog's Blog

Jeremy Blachman's Brand New Weblog

Law News Now

Legal Theory

Notes from the (Legal) Underground



Religion Clause


Sentencing Law and Policy

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TaxProf Blog

Threat Level

Throwing Things + busblog

The Volokh Conspiracy


Workplace Prof Blog's Law Blog

Other Links's The Note

The Associated Press Newswire

Best of the Web Today

The Corner

McSweeney's Internet Tendency

Movie Review Query Engine

Obscure Store & Reading Room

The Onion




Even More Blogs

The 10b-5 Daily

Abstract Appeal

The Agitator

Alas, a blog

Anonymous Lawyer

Appellate Law & Practice

Balloon Juice

The Baseball Crank

Beautiful Confusion

Begging The Question

Begging to Differ

Behind the Homefront



Betsy's Page

Big Picnic


The Bitch Girls

the bitter shack of resentment

The Bleat

Blithering Idiot

The Blog from the Core

Blonde Justice

Blue Mass. Group

Body and Soul

Boing Boing

Braves Journal

Brendan O'Neill

Brian Peterson's Legal Weblog

Brothers Judd Blog

The Buck Stops Here




California Insider

Captain Indignant's Fortress of Peevishness

Chicago Boyz

Civil Liberties Watch

Class Maledictorian

Clayton Cramer's BLOG

a clever sheep

The Comedian

Common Sense and Wonder



Copyfight: The politics of IP

Corp Law Blog

Corsair the Rational Pirate

Criminal Appeal


Critical Mass

Crooked Timber

Croooow Blog

Current copyright readings

cut on the bias


Daniel W. Drezner

Dave Copeland

Deadly Mantis

Dean's World

death by committee

Delaware Law Office


The Doc Searls Weblog


Dr. Weevil

Dubyanell Feds

easily distracted



EmoryLaw Adam

Eric's Weblog


excited utterances

FalconRed goes to Law School

Final Protective Fire

the fog of warre

for the sake of clarity


Froggi's update

Frothing at the Mouth




Geodog's MT Weblog

George's Employment Blawg

Gideon's Blog

Grant M Henninger

GreenGourd's Garden


grrrl meets world

Half the Sins of Mankind

Heh. Indeed.

Hit & Run



Hose Monster Blog

Howling Point


The Importance Of

inappropriate response


In Context

The Indiana Law Blog


Insolvent Republic Of Blogistan

Inter Alia


Ipse Dixit


Jens 'n' Frens

Jewish Buddha

Jim Dedman


Joe Gratz's blog

John Scalzi's Whatever


Jumping To Conclusions


Ken Layne

Kieran Healy's Weblog

The Kitchen Cabinet


Kiwi Pundit

Kyle Still Free Press


Law Dork


Lawrence Lessig

Law School UNconfidential


Legal Fiction

Legal Ramblings

The Legal Reader

The Leiter Reports: Editorials, News, Updates

Letters of Marque

Lex Communis

Life, Law, Libido

The Light of Reason

The Lincoln Plawg

little green footballs

Log -- David Chess

Lonestar Expat


The Manifest Border

Mansfield Fox

Man Without Qualities

Mark A.R. Kleiman


Matthew Yglesias

MaxSpeak Weblog

MC Estoppel

Media Dragon



Michael J. Totten

Mirthful Ones | blog

ms. morality

Natalie Solent

Neal Pollack's The Maelstrom

The Neutral Zone Trap

nikita demosthenes


No Left Turns

Notes from the (1L) Underground

No Watermelons Allowed

Nuts and Boalts

Off the Kuff

Off the Pine

Oliver Willis

One Fine Jay

One Maven

Open Book

Oscar Jr. Was Here

Outside the Beltway


Overtaken by Events


Oy Vey!

Paper Chase

Parkway Rest Stop

Pathetic Earthlings

Patio Pundit

Patterico's Pontifications

Paul's Boutique

The Perpetual Three-Dot Column

Phillip Coons


Political Animal

Political Parrhesia

Political State Report

Power Line

Prince Roy's Realm

Public Defender Dude

Q Daily News


rabbit blog

Rachel Lucas

Rain Man 2

Random Jottings


The Rattler

Reason & Liberty


Regions of Mind

The Remedy

Res Ipsa Loquitur

RiShawn Biddle's The Usual Suspect

The Rittenhouse Review

Robert Fortuno's Weblog

Roger's View

Rory Perry's Weblog

Running With Lawyers

Sarah Eve Kelly

Sarah Lai Stirland


A Sassy Lawyer in Philippine Suburbia

Scoobie Davis Online


Scripting News


Second Opinions

Second p0st

The Securities Law Beacon

Seeking for Righteousness

Semi-Daily Journal

The Shout

Shouting 'Cross the Potomac

Silflay Hraka

Simone Koo

skippy the bush kangaroo

The Slithery D

Snark Attack


Sneaking Suspicions

The Sound And Fury

South Dakota Politics

The Spoons Experience

Sporadic Thoughts


Stop the Bleating!


Sugar, Mr. Poon?

superficial intelligence

Supreme Court Blog

Susan Crawford blog

SW Virginia law blog

Taegan Goddard's
Political Wire

the talking dog

Talking Points Memo



Tech Law Advisor

Terebi II

Texas Law Blog

that abby girl's journal

That Broken Girl

That's News To Me

The Third Branch

Tierney's WeblAG

Tim Blair

Tom Tomorrow

The Trademark Blog

Troppo Armadillo


The Truth Laid Bear

Tutissima Cassis


unbillable hours


Unqualified Offerings

urban nomad

U.S. Supreme Court Blog


The Ville


Waddling Thunder



The Week in Review

William Burton

Will Work for Favorable Dicta

The Wired GC


Woman of the law

Xrlq's Blog

A Yank in Oz

The Yin Blog