"Obama Pushes Confirmation of Judges":
David Ingram has this post
at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times."
"Cleveland loses appeal of Wall St. mortgage case; City alleged public nuisance from securitizations":
Reuters has a report
that begins, "The city of Cleveland lost its appeal on Tuesday of a lawsuit accusing 22 Wall Street bank and mortgage lenders of creating a public nuisance by creating risky mortgage securities to be sold to investors."
You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit at this link.
"Warren Jeffs' rape conviction overturned, new trial ordered":
The Deseret News has an update
that begins, "The Utah Supreme Court on Tuesday overturned the rape conviction of Fundamentalist LDS Church leader Warren Jeffs, citing an 'erroneous' instruction given to the jury during the 2007 trial."
The Salt Lake Tribune has a news update headlined "Supreme Court: Jeffs gets new trial."
And The Associated Press reports that "Utah court reverses polygamist leader convictions."
You can access today's ruling of the Supreme Court of Utah at this link.
"N.J. Supreme Court declines to hear gay marriage case filed by 6 same-sex couples": This article
appears today in The Newark Star-Ledger.
And today's edition of The Philadelphia Inquirer contains an article headlined "N.J. gay-marriage case must begin in lower courts."
"Cities, counties get boost in lead paint suit":
Today in The San Francisco Chronicle, Bob Egelko has an article
that begins, "In a critical victory for San Francisco and other cities and counties suing companies for the monumental costs of cleaning up lead paint, the state Supreme Court said Monday that local governments can enlist private lawyers and offer them a share of the proceeds."
And Howard Mintz of The San Jose Mercury News reports today that "State Supreme Court sides with Santa Clara County over hiring private lawyers."
You can access yesterday's ruling of the Supreme Court of California at this link.
"Libel law must be changed to protect free speech, Supreme Court hears; People should be free to criticise each other on the internet without fear of being sued, the Supreme Court heard yesterday in a test libel case which could could make it easier to rely on the fair comment defence":
The Telegraph (UK) contains this article
"'Angel' to urge Pennsylvania justice to quit": This article
appears today in The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
And The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports today that "A different kind of 'Angel' expected to land today in Harrisburg."
"Chicago gun lawsuit plaintiffs apply for permits; Lead plaintiff critical of $100 fee":
Today's edition of The Chicago Tribune contains an article
that begins, "Two years after filing a lawsuit that ultimately forced the city to dismantle its 28-year-old handgun ban, Otis McDonald walked into a police station Monday and applied for a permit allowing him to keep a gun at home."