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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

"Sanders in tough fight to regain high court seat": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "Former Justice Richard Sanders faces tough opposition in his bid to regain a seat on Washington's Supreme Court."
Posted at 09:44 PM by Howard Bashman

"Texas executes killer despite his lawyers' concerns over his IQ": The Houston Chronicle has this news update.
Posted at 08:04 PM by Howard Bashman

"TVShack Extradition Case Tumbling as Seventh Circuit Holds Linking/Streaming is Lawful": Jennifer Granick has this post at the blog of the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School.
Posted at 05:45 PM by Howard Bashman

With much attention being focused on a similar case pending in California, the Supreme Court of Florida is likewise considering whether undocumented immigrants should be admitted to the practice of law in the State of Florida: As that court noted earlier today on Twitter, you can access the documents filed in the case via this link.
Posted at 05:20 PM by Howard Bashman

"Google, Oracle Must Disclose Writer Payments, Judge Says": Bloomberg News has this report.

c|net News has a report headlined "Judge to Oracle, Google: Did you pay off bloggers? The federal judge on the case wants to know if Google or Oracle (or both) paid commentators and bloggers during the legal battle."

And Ars Technica has a report headlined "'Name your shills,' judge orders Oracle, Google; Judge is concerned that parties may be paying those who write about the case."

You can access today's order of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California at this link.
Posted at 04:20 PM by Howard Bashman

"Judges remain hostages in the Senate: Shameful that senators refuse to vote on noncontroversial nominees." This editorial appears today in The Des Moines Register.
Posted at 03:50 PM by Howard Bashman

"Loughner pleads guilty to Ariz. shooting": The Associated Press has this report.

And The Arizona Republic has a news update headlined "Loughner found competent, pleads guilty in mass shooting."
Posted at 03:32 PM by Howard Bashman

"What Were They Thinking -- The Supreme Court in Revue, OT2011": John Elwood has this post at "The Volokh Conspiracy."
Posted at 02:03 PM by Howard Bashman

In today's mail: A copy of law professor Richard L. Hasen's new book, "The Voting Wars: From Florida 2000 to the Next Election Meltdown." You can visit the book's web site by clicking here.

Yesterday, Rick -- who also writes the "Election Law Blog" -- had an op-ed in The New York Times entitled "A Detente Before the Election."
Posted at 01:57 PM by Howard Bashman

"Court rules against State Dept. in age bias case": The Associated Press has this report on a ruling that a divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued today.
Posted at 01:47 PM by Howard Bashman

"Appeals court tosses warrantless wiretapping suit": Josh Gerstein of has a blog post that begins, "A federal appeals court has overturned a court decision awarding $40,800 in damages and $2.5 million in legal fees to an Islamic charity's lawyers who claimed they were illegally surveilled under President George W. Bush's warrantless wiretapping program."

You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit at this link.

Update: In other coverage, The Associated Press reports that "Court overturns wiretap ruling against feds."

And at's "Threat Level" blog, David Kravets has a post titled "Appeals Court OKs Warrantless Wiretapping."
Posted at 01:44 PM by Howard Bashman

"U.S. Appeals Court Affirms Discrimination Claim Against Quinnipiac Athletics": Edmund H. Mahoney of The Hartford Courant has this news update.

And The Associated Press reports that "Appeals court affirms that cheering is not a sport."

You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit at this link.

Update: In other coverage, Reuters reports that "Competitive cheerleading not a sport, federal appeals court rules."
Posted at 01:40 PM by Howard Bashman

"Pa. high court fast tracks juvenile lifer appeals": The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 01:28 PM by Howard Bashman

"Honoring America's Veterans Act Signed By Obama, Restricting Westboro Military Funeral Protests": The Huffington Post has this report.

Earlier, reported that "Church says military funeral protests will continue despite new restrictions."
Posted at 09:40 AM by Howard Bashman

"Parent who challenged Kyleigh's Law will appeal to U.S. Supreme Court; Kyleigh's Law could go to feds": This article appears today in The Asbury Park Press.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports today that "N.J. high court upholds license-plate decal for young drivers."

And The Bergen County Record reports that "NJ's Supreme Court upholds decal law for young drivers."

My earlier coverage of yesterday's New Jersey Supreme Court ruling can be accessed here.
Posted at 09:34 AM by Howard Bashman

"The myth of New Jersey's 'balanced' court": Thomas M. Johnson Jr. has this op-ed today in The Newark Star-Ledger.
Posted at 09:30 AM by Howard Bashman

Josh Blackman interviews Shon Hopwood, author of the book "Law Man: My Story of Robbing Banks, Winning Supreme Court Cases, and Finding Redemption." You can watch the interview via this link.
Posted at 09:27 AM by Howard Bashman

"Fake bomb ruled scarier than fake WMD": Bob Egelko has this article today in The San Francisco Chronicle.

You can access yesterday's ruling of the Supreme Court of California at this link.
Posted at 09:23 AM by Howard Bashman

"An immigration end-run in Texas: The town of Farmers Branch uses a housing ordinance to regulate immigration; That's wrong." This editorial appears today in The Los Angeles Times.
Posted at 09:20 AM by Howard Bashman

"Judge Susie Morgan rules Supreme Court, per se, cannot intervene in Bernette Johnson's federal case": The Times-Picayune of New Orleans has an article that begins, "Federal District Court Judge Susie Morgan ruled Monday that the state Supreme Court, per se, cannot intervene in a case being brought by Supreme Court Justice Bernette Johnson and the original plaintiffs in the Chisum voting rights lawsuit. Johnson and the Chisum plaintiffs are attempting to keep the Supreme Court from pursuing a process to determine whether Johnson is entitled to be the court's next chief justice, a matter they feel is already settled in Johnson's favor."
Posted at 09:18 AM by Howard Bashman

"Snake Valley water could land in U.S. Supreme Court; Utah hasn't signed a negotiated deal, so Nevada agency is considering lawsuit to Supreme Court": This article appears today in The Salt Lake Tribune.
Posted at 09:14 AM by Howard Bashman

"U.S. appeals ruling against military detention law": Reuters has a report that begins, "Federal prosecutors on Monday appealed a U.S. judge's order barring enforcement of part of a law that permits indefinite military detention for those deemed to have 'substantially supported' al Qaeda, the Taliban or 'associated forces.'"
Posted at 09:12 AM by Howard Bashman

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