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Thursday, June 2, 2011

"Court Lets City Ban Worship Services in Schools": This article will appear Friday in The New York Times.

The New York Daily News has an update headlined "Appeals court backs NYC over keeping religious services out of public schools."

The Associated Press has a report headlined "Appeals court: NY can block school worship service."

And Reuters has a report headlined "New York public schools may bar after hours religion: court."

My earlier coverage of today's Second Circuit ruling appears at this link.
Posted at 10:28 PM by Howard Bashman



"Hiring away prostitutes is illegal, court rules": Bob Egelko of The San Francisco Chronicle has this news update.

My earlier coverage of today's California Supreme Court ruling appears here and here.
Posted at 09:00 PM by Howard Bashman



"Court: Brick man can sue Tiffany's Bar for over-serving him; Ruling offers drunken drivers legal recourse after crashes." This article appears today in The Asbury Park (N.J.) Press.

And The Associated Press reports that "Convicted drunk driver has right to sue bar that served him, N.J. Supreme Court rules."

You can access yesterday's 5-2 ruling of the Supreme Court of New Jersey at this link.
Posted at 06:12 PM by Howard Bashman



"Army judges weigh military trials for civilians": Mark Sherman of The Associated Press has a report that begins, "Three Army judges are weighing a question that hasn't cropped up in decades: whether a civilian contractor working for the U.S. military can be tried in a military court. The issue eventually could end up at the Supreme Court."
Posted at 06:02 PM by Howard Bashman


"In Gun Case Fee Dispute, Court Rules Against Chicago": Mike Scarcella has this post at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times" about a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit issued today.
Posted at 05:54 PM by Howard Bashman


"Chevron Looks to Arbitrators to Save It From $18B Pollution Payout": Lawrence Hurley of Greenwire has this article (via The New York Times). The article is the third in a three-part series. Parts one and two can be accessed here and here, respectively.
Posted at 05:52 PM by Howard Bashman


Today's Pa. Supreme Court filing: Today in the case captioned Daniel v. Wyeth, I filed plaintiffs' answer in opposition to Wyeth's petition for allowance of appeal. Wyeth is asking the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania to review a ruling that the Superior Court of Pennsylvania issued in the case earlier this year.

Bloomberg News has previously covered the case in articles headlined "Pfizer Told to Pay $10 Million Over Prempro Verdict"; "Pfizer Jury Said to Set Prempro Punitive Damages at $8 Million"; and "Wyeth's Prempro Caused Woman's Cancer, Jury Says."
Posted at 05:44 PM by Howard Bashman



"A Voice From the Past": Linda Greenhouse has this post at the "Opinionator" blog of The New York Times.
Posted at 05:02 PM by Howard Bashman


"Auction of Unabomber mementos wraps up": The AP has this report.
Posted at 03:42 PM by Howard Bashman


"Calif's top court refuses to limit pimp definition": The Associated Press has this report.

My earlier coverage of today's California Supreme Court ruling appears at this link.
Posted at 03:40 PM by Howard Bashman



"Court rules parking lot a highway under NY law": The Associated Press has this report on a 4-3 ruling that the New York State Court of Appeals -- that state's highest court -- issued today.
Posted at 02:50 PM by Howard Bashman


"Brentwood man cleared to sue over cat's shooting": In today's edition of The San Francisco Chronicle, Bob Egelko has an article that begins, "The market value of a stray cat with a crippling pellet wound is zero, or close to it. But for his devoted owner in Brentwood, a male tabby named Pumkin was well worth the tens of thousands of dollars it took to save his life and restore some of his mobility. Now a state appeals court has issued a first-of-its-kind decision in California, ruling that whoever shot Pumkin can be required to pay his medical expenses."

You can access Tuesday's ruling of California's Court of Appeal for the First Appellate District at this link.
Posted at 11:54 AM by Howard Bashman



California Supreme Court to "Pimp Your Ride"? At 1 p.m. eastern time today, the Supreme Court of California is scheduled to issue its ruling in People v. Zambia, a case that presents the following questions:
(1) Does the offense of pandering require the specific intent to encourage another person to become a prostitute?; and

(2) Can a defendant be convicted of pandering for offering to act as a pimp for a woman who appears to be already working as a prostitute?

Once the decision is posted online, you can access it via this link.

Update: By a vote of 5-2, today's ruling of California's highest court does not appear to contain good news for pimps.
Posted at 11:47 AM by Howard Bashman



Majority on divided three-judge Second Circuit panel upholds the legality of a New York City Public Schools regulation prohibiting the use of school facilities by outside groups outside of school hours for "religious worship services": You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit at this link.
Posted at 11:16 AM by Howard Bashman


"Court tackles health care law; Key Obama initiative on local docket": The Cincinnati Enquirer contains this article today.

Last night, I had this post containing additional news coverage and links to the audio of the oral argument.
Posted at 10:50 AM by Howard Bashman



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