"Appeals court overturns ban on video-sharing site":
Terry Baynes of Reuters has a report
that begins, "A video-sharing website that allows users to post links to copyrighted videos hosted on third-party sites is not infringing copyright laws, a federal appeals court ruled on Thursday."
My earlier coverage of today's Seventh Circuit ruling appears here and here.
"Ginsburg, Verrilli and Arias of Agreement":
Tony Mauro has this post
today at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times."
"Shell: Alien Tort Statute not meant for international human rights."
Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has this report
"Media, ACLU to argue against censorship at Guantanamo":
Carol Rosenberg of The Miami Herald has this news update
"The June surprises: Balls, strikes, and the fog of war."
Law professor Charles Fried
has this very lengthy post
"Video Embedding Site Isn't a Contributory Copyright Infringer, But Sideloading Could Be Direct Infringement--Flava Works v. myVidster":
Eric Goldman has this interesting post
at his "Technology & Marketing Law Blog."
My earlier coverage of today's Seventh Circuit ruling appears at this link.
"Appeals court revives false claims suit vs. Lockheed":
Dan Levine of Reuters has this report
on a ruling
that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
"Texas on verge of electing Ted Cruz its first Hispanic senator":
Columnist Linda P. Campbell of The Fort Worth Star-Telegram has an essay
that begins, "Texas' first Hispanic U.S. senator will be a sharp 42-year-old who won debating championships at Princeton, got a law degree from Harvard, clerked at the U.S. Supreme Court and has worked for a mega law firm. Of course, Ted Cruz was born in Canada. And he's a Republican. But apparently Texas Republicans, who won't elect a Hispanic-surnamed candidate to the state's highest court, will vote to send one to Washington, 'elitist' pedigree and all."
"Medina loses seat on Texas Supreme Court to tea party candidate":
The Southeast Texas Record has this report
And The Dallas Morning News has a blog post titled "Supreme Court candidate John Devine's Divine Intervention."
"The defendants ('myVidster' for short) appeal from the grant of a preliminary injunction in a suit by Flava Works for copyright infringement."
So begins the opinion
that Circuit Judge Richard A. Posner
issued today on behalf of a unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
As the opinion goes on to explain, "Flava specializes in the production and distribution of videos of black men engaged in homosexual acts," while myVidster is "an online service engaged in what is called 'social bookmarking.'"
Sixth Circuit rejects pre-enforcement challenge to the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, which makes it a crime to batter a person because of the person's religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability:
You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
at this link
According to today's opinion, in challenging the law, the plaintiffs alleged that "the expression and practice of their anti-homosexual religious beliefs will lead to federal investigation and prosecution under the Act, in violation of their First Amendment rights."
"Appeals court blocks Arizona's 20-week abortion ban": This front page article
appears today in The Arizona Republic.
In today's edition of The Arizona Daily Star, Howard Fischer reports that "AZ abortion curb on hold for now with cryptic order from 9th Circuit."
And Bob Egelko of The San Francisco Chronicle reports that "U.S. court blocks Arizona abortion law."
My earlier coverage of yesterday's Ninth Circuit order can be accessed here.
"Justice Sotomayor honors roots at Yankee Stadium":
MLB.com has this report
, which features a video clip.
ESPNNewYork.com reports that "Sotomayor 'pays homage' to Creatures."
And Newsday reports that "Sonia Sotomayor joins Bleacher Creatures at Yankee Stadium for Roll Call."
"Va. man appeals to Supreme Court over DUI conviction":
Today's edition of The Washington Times contains an article
that begins, "A man convicted of drunken driving in Alexandria is taking his fight to the U.S. Supreme Court, challenging an unprecedented ruling in March from Virginia's highest court that someone drunk behind the wheel of a car parked on a public road with a key in the ignition is now automatically guilty of drunken driving."
"Courts mull whether illegal immigrants can be licensed to practice law":
Reuters has this report
"Little-noticed order reverses ban against judges' political donations; Revised ethics rules again allow political contributions":
The Tennessean contains this article
"DA's office seeks 1 trial for Supreme Court justice, sister on corruption charges":
Today's edition of The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review contains an article
that begins, "Legal observers and political watchdogs debated on Wednesday whether suspended Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin should resign as she awaits trial on corruption charges."
And The Associated Press reports that "Pa. DA seeks to join cases of Justice Melvin, aide."