On Thursday morning, I will embark on a road trip to the Druid Hills neighborhood of Atlanta to take my son to begin his first year of college. My trip home will include a detour through Savannah, Georgia. Between now and the evening of Tuesday, August 27th, posts will appear here less frequently than usual.
"Minnesota Supreme Court: HIV-positive man wrongly convicted of passing disease; It sided with an appeals court in overturning Daniel Rick's conviction for giving a sexual partner HIV."
The Minneapolis Star Tribune has this news update
And The Associated Press reports that "Minn. Supreme Court sides with HIV-positive man."
You can access today's ruling of the Supreme Court of Minnesota at this link.
"Imagining the Court":
Linda Greenhouse has this post
at the "Opinionator" blog of The New York Times.
And online at Slate, law professor Eric Posner has an essay titled "Frisk Aversion: Judge Shira Scheindlin's stop-and-frisk opinion is poorly reasoned and full of flaws."
Upcoming Washington, DC event:
I will be among the speakers at the Cato Institute's upcoming symposium titled "The Supreme Court: Past and Prologue -- A Look at the October 2012 and 2013 Terms
." The symposium will take place in Washington, DC on Tuesday, September 17, 2013.
"Accepting Scalia's Offer, Arizona Sues Obama Administration On Voting Rights":
Sahil Kapur of TPMDC has this report
"Federal appeals court rejects DiMasi bid to overturn conviction":
The Boston Globe has this news update
And The Associated Press has a report headlined "Conviction of ex-Mass. House speaker DiMasi upheld."
You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit at this link.
"Burbank PD may be liable in suit by cop who alleged misconduct":
Maura Dolan of The Los Angeles Times has this news update
reporting on a ruling
that an 11-judge en banc panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
And at her "Trial Insider" blog, Pamela A. MacLean has a post titled "Burbank Officer's Retaliation Lawsuit Reinstated."
"We conclude that, if presented with the opportunity, the Supreme Court of Illinois would deem the single-publication rule applicable to the Internet."
A defamation and false light suit brought by former NBA superstar Scottie Pippen against various news organizations produced this decision
today, which Chief Judge Frank H. Easterbrook
issued today on behalf of a unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
"Michigan ACLU denied request for FBI records on race, ethnic data use in terrorism investigations":
MLive.com has this report
And The Associated Press reports that "Court sides with FBI in lawsuit over racial data."
You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit at this link.
"State Supreme Court rules partly in Trib''s favor in open records request":
The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review has this news update
And The Associated Press reports that "Pa. justices give courts wide role in resolving disputes over release of government records."
Yesterday's ruling of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania consisted of a majority opinion, a concurring opinion, and two dissenting opinions (here and here). The case was argued at the Pa. Supreme Court nearly two years ago, on September 13, 2011.
"Chief Justice Castille Explains the Supreme Court's Work and Efficiency Ethic":
The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
has posted online this essay
An earlier related post of mine can be accessed here.
"Pornographers Seek to Overturn Condom Law":
Courthouse News Service has a report
that begins, "Pornographic film producers have appealed a ruling upholding a Los Angeles County law that actors must wear condoms."
"Judge sides with FWCS on boobies bracelet ban; Says maturity levels at school affect meaning":
The Journal Gazette of Fort Wayne, Indiana has this report
And today at the "School Law" blog of Education Week, Mark Walsh has a post titled "Federal Judge Upholds School District's Ban on 'Boobies' Bracelets."
"Court: Apartheid suits vs. companies in US barred."
The Associated Press has a report
that begins, "Two automakers and a technology company cannot be held liable in the U.S. for abuses committed by South Africa's government, a federal appeals court said Wednesday in a blow to class-action lawsuits that had tried to hold American, Canadian and European companies liable for the claims of millions of people who say they suffered under apartheid."
You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit at this link.
"Colorado's Amazon tax law scores win in federal appeals court":
The Denver Post has this report
on a ruling
that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
"Gibson Dunn Hires Philip Alito, Son of Supreme Court Justice":
Tony Mauro has this post
today at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times."
Due to a meeting with co-counsel this morning on a pending appeal, additional posts will not appear until this afternoon.
"Newest Spy Court Pick Is a Democrat but Not a Liberal":
Charlie Savage has this article
today in The New York Times.
"Justice Kagan talks about high court on personal level to R.I. audience":
Kate Mulvaney has this article
today in The Providence Journal.