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Friday, July 8, 2011

"Riverboat casinos lose court appeal in battle against racetracks": The Chicago Sun-Times has this news update reporting on an en banc ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit issued today. Circuit Judge Richard A. Posner wrote the majority opinion for the en banc court.
Posted at 05:40 PM by Howard Bashman


"Appeals court: American can be transferred to Iraq": The Associated Press has this report on an order amending opinion that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued today.

The D.C. Circuit's opinion, reissued to reflect today's amendments, can be accessed here.
Posted at 02:18 PM by Howard Bashman



"Big Voting Rights Act News from DC Circuit: Court Unanimously Reverses Standing Issue in Kinston (La Roque) Case." Law professor Rick Hasen has this post at his "Election Law Blog" about a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued today.
Posted at 02:14 PM by Howard Bashman


Divided three-judge D.C. Circuit panel issues lengthy ruling in appeal captioned John Doe VIII v. Exxon Mobil Corp. involving Alien Tort Statute: You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit at this link.

Update: At "The Volokh Conspiracy," Jonathan H. Adler has a post titled "Divided D.C. Circuit Splits with Second on Alien Tort Statute."

And The Associated Press reports that "Court revives Indonesians' claims vs. Exxon Mobil."
Posted at 11:18 AM by Howard Bashman



"Appeals court backs lockout, tosses judge's ruling": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has thrown out a judge's order lifting the NFL lockout, handing the league a key victory."

You can access today's ruling of a divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit at this link.
Posted at 11:15 AM by Howard Bashman



"In Memoriam: Circuit Judge Daniel M. Friedman." The Federal Circuit Bar Association has issued this statement.

And the blog "Patently-O" has a post titled "In Memory: Judge Daniel M. Friedman,"
Posted at 10:54 AM by Howard Bashman



"Decision to Forcibly Medicate Loughner in Judges' Hands": This article appears today in The Wall Street Journal.

The Associated Press reports that "Appeals court hears Loughner medication arguments."

Reuters reports that "Loughner attorneys seek halt to forced medication."

And CNN.com reports that "Lawyers argue about forced medication for Jared Loughner."
Posted at 08:27 AM by Howard Bashman



"Ohio justices block schemers who want to profit from destroyed public records": Today's edition of The Columbus Dispatch contains an article that begins, "Motive now matters when Ohioans turn to the courts seeking damages from governmental bodies that illegally destroy public records. An Ohio Supreme Court ruling will permit judges and juries to deny damages if they find that lawsuits are motivated by a quest for cash rather than a sincere interest in obtaining records."

And The Times-Reporter of New Philadelphia, Ohio reports today that "Ohio Supreme Court rules in favor of New Phila in records case."

You can access yesterday's ruling of the Supreme Court of Ohio at this link. In addition, that court's Public Information Office issued a news release about the ruling headlined "Party Must Be 'Aggrieved' for Public Records Destruction Forfeiture."
Posted at 08:22 AM by Howard Bashman



"Death Penalty Challenged In Cheshire Home Invasion Case; Komisarjevsky's Attorneys Contend He Did Not Intend For Anyone To Die": This article appears today in The Hartford Courant.
Posted at 08:14 AM by Howard Bashman


"Mexican Citizen Is Executed as Justices Refuse to Step In": Adam Liptak has this article today in The New York Times.

The San Antonio Express-News reports today that "S.A. teen's killer dies with an apology; The murder case of Mexican national Leal had drawn attention internationally."

The Huntsville Item reports that "Texas ignores U.S. protests; Killer of San Antonio teen executed here Thursday."

And The Christian Science Monitor reports that "Texas executes Mexican citizen despite pleas from Obama, UN; Convicted of murdering a 16-year-old girl in 1994, Mexican national Humberto Leal was executed despite White House concerns that US citizens abroad could face harsher punishments as a result."
Posted at 08:14 AM by Howard Bashman



At the "Opinionator" blog of The New York Times: Timothy Egan has a post titled "Sex and the Supremes."

And Stanley Fish has a post titled "What Does the First Amendment Protect?"
Posted at 07:38 AM by Howard Bashman



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