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Friday, June 13, 2014

"Ottawa moves judge from federal court to Quebec court": Sean Fine of The Toronto Globe and Mail has a news update that begins, "The Conservative government has removed a judge from the Federal Court of Appeal in Ottawa and named him to Quebec's highest court, setting the stage for a possible Supreme Court appointment later this year -- and another potential high-stakes legal battle."
Posted at 11:35 PM by Howard Bashman

"With the Dogs Out, the Supreme Court Turns to Blockbuster Finale": Jess Bravin has this post today at's "Washington Wire" blog.
Posted at 09:07 PM by Howard Bashman

"How to Take Out a Supreme Court Justice: When politicians target elected judges with big money, the justice system loses." Dahlia Lithwick has this jurisprudence essay online at Slate.
Posted at 08:50 PM by Howard Bashman

"Appeals court reinstates law on animal torture videos": Chuck Lindell of The Austin American-Statesman has a news update that begins, "Reversing a district judge in Texas, a federal appeals court on Friday upheld a law against crush videos, ruling that the depictions of animals tortured and killed for sexual gratification are not a protected form of speech."

My earlier coverage of today's Fifth Circuit ruling appears at this link.
Posted at 08:45 PM by Howard Bashman

"Ex-chief judge on U.S. patent court to retire after ethics issue": Nate Raymond of Reuters has this report.

And at's "Law Blog," Ashby Jones has a post titled "Judge Rader, Author of Controversial Email to Lawyer, to Resign from Bench."
Posted at 08:20 PM by Howard Bashman

"Fed. Circ. Affirms Win For Nintendo In Wii Patent Case": has this report (subscription required for full access) on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued today.
Posted at 04:28 PM by Howard Bashman

"Independent autopsy: IV not set properly in Lockett's groin; Independent autopsy for man who died in botched execution finds problem with way IV was set." The Oklahoman has this news update.

And The Tulsa World has a news update headlined "Preliminary autopsy findings reveal IV errors in Lockett execution."

You can view the autopsy report at this link.
Posted at 02:10 PM by Howard Bashman

"Key cases left for the Supreme Court": Adam Serwer has this report today at
Posted at 02:01 PM by Howard Bashman

"Canadians have right to online anonymity, Supreme Court rules": Sean Fine of The Toronto Globe and Mail has this news update reporting on a ruling that the Supreme Court of Canada issued today.
Posted at 01:56 PM by Howard Bashman

"Should Two Children Be Imprisoned For Plotting To Kill Their Classmates? In Washington state, a 10- and 11-year-old were sentenced to years in a detention facility after being caught with weapons and claiming they were going to murder other kids at their school; Where is the line between a childish game and a real threat?" Victoria Beale has this lengthy article online at BuzzFeed.
Posted at 01:40 PM by Howard Bashman

"Appeals Court Revives 'Animal Crush' Video Case": Tony Mauro has this post at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times" reporting on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued today.
Posted at 01:18 PM by Howard Bashman

"Because the [Criminal Justice Act] provides its own remedial scheme, Marcum cannot collaterally attack the Fifth Circuit's determination of Marcum's fee awards under the Tucker Act." So holds a unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in a ruling issued today.

In earlier coverage of this matter, TPM Muckraker reported in February 2012 that "Allen Stanford's Defense Team Says It Got Stiffed Out Of $1.9 Million."
Posted at 01:14 PM by Howard Bashman

"Sovereign Debt Rules in Play With Argentina at Court: Q&A." Greg Stohr and Katia Porzecanski of Bloomberg News have this report.
Posted at 11:07 AM by Howard Bashman

"Larry Klayman filed suit against Facebook and its founder, Mark Zuckerberg, alleging that their delay in removing [the Third Palestinian Intifada] page and similar pages constituted intentional assault and negligence." Today, however, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit disagreed, affirming a district court ruling which held that the Communications Decency Act of 1996 shielded Zuckerberg and Facebook from suit.

Circuit Judge Patricia A. Millett wrote today's ruling on behalf of a unanimous three-judge panel.

Update: In early news coverage, The Hill reports that "Facebook wins case over anti-Jewish page."
Posted at 10:58 AM by Howard Bashman

"The Biggest Judicial Losers: The liberal Ninth Circuit keeps racking up losses at the Supreme court." This editorial (subscription required for full access) appears today in The Wall Street Journal.

You can freely access the full text of the editorial via Google.
Posted at 10:38 AM by Howard Bashman

"What's At Stake For Birth Control In Upcoming SCOTUS Decision": Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News has this report.
Posted at 10:35 AM by Howard Bashman

"Many Americans View High Court Decision Making With Some Skepticism; Americans Conflicted on Cases Involving Religion": Saint Leo University's Polling Institute has this report.
Posted at 09:32 AM by Howard Bashman

"Tempering Judicial Confirmation Optimism": Russell Wheeler had this post yesterday at the "FixGov" blog of the Brookings Institution.
Posted at 09:30 AM by Howard Bashman

"New SF federal judge has his own take on Roberts' 'balls and strikes'": Bob Egelko of The San Francisco Chronicle has this blog post.
Posted at 08:14 AM by Howard Bashman

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