Available online from law.com:
An article reports that "Calif. High Court Cold to Liability in Online Speech
And in other news, "'Offensive' Speech Gets Narrow Reading at 2nd Circuit; Panel holds censorship of t-shirt violates student's rights." You can access last Wednesday's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit at this link.
Judge Wu nominated to fill vacancy to be created by the impending retirement of Judge Lew:
The White House today officially renominated its returned federal appellate court nominees
and made a bunch of new U.S. District Court nominations, including one that rhymes.
Since this blog's founding in May 2002, I've yet to attempt to determine which if any Article III judges have a last name that rhymes with the last name of the judge who created the vacancy being filled. Moreover, if a judge with the last name Anewseet were appointed to fill a new seat, that too would count.
"Frank Easterbrook: A Portrait of the Next Chief."
Stephen M. Shapiro, Andrew L. Frey, and Kenneth S. Geller have this interesting article
in the current issue of The Circuit Rider, a publication of the Seventh Circuit Bar Association (via "DePaul ACS Blog
"Goldman seeks control of O.J. Simpson's right to publicity":
CNN.com provides a report
that begins, "In what may be an unprecedented legal move, Fred Goldman is asking to have control over O.J. Simpson's publicity rights to his own likeness, name and persona to satisfy a multimillion-dollar wrongful death judgment."
"Justice Kennedy Gets New Stent":
The AP provides this report
"Feds, Chronicle reporters make deal to speed case along":
Bob Egelko of The San Francisco Chronicle provides this news update
And David Kravets of The Associated Press reports that "Reporters to Appeal in Bonds Leak Case."
That's the final result of the U.S. Senate
's vote, which concluded just moments ago, to confirm Law Professor Kimberly Ann Moore
to be United States Circuit Judge for the Federal Circuit
Update: The official roll call vote tally is available at this link.
"'Hamdan v. Rumsfeld': Path to a Landmark Ruling." This audio segment
(RealPlayer required) featuring Nina Totenberg
appeared on this evening's broadcast of NPR
's "All Things Considered
"Kennedy has surgery":
At "SCOTUSblog," Lyle Denniston has a post
that begins, "Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy has had surgery in Washington to replace a stent -- a device used to keep open a vein that had previously been blocked."
"Ask No Promises of These Political Candidates":
Judicial elections are the subject of this recent essay
by Bloomberg News columnist Ann Woolner.
"Affirmative Action Cases on High Court's Docket": This audio segment
(RealPlayer required) featuring Dahlia Lithwick appeared on today's broadcast of NPR
's "Day to Day
"Law Professor Beats the Odds with High Court Win":
On today's broadcast of NPR
's "Morning Edition
," Nina Totenberg
had this audio segment
(RealPlayer required) profiling Neal Katyal
Seventh Circuit rejects convicted child molester's due process challenges to Indiana town's resolution prohibiting him from being present in any of the town's public parks:
You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
at this link
Update: Via this post at the "The Indiana Law Blog," you can access the federal district court ruling that the Seventh Circuit affirmed today.
"DOJ Losing Ground In Wiretap Fight; Four Federal Cases Challenge Warrantless Surveillance Program": This article
(free access) appears in this week's issue of Legal Times.
What do you call a handwritten typo?
While I was on vacation last week, a reader emailed to draw my attention to the fact that Seventh Circuit
Judge Richard A. Posner
's official financial disclosure form for 2006
, on which Judge Posner appears to have handwritten his answers, states that he serves on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
. All those other circuits that failed to claim Judge Posner off the waiver-wire
are probably kicking themselves right about now. Word is that the Seventh Circuit will receive a circuit judge to be named later and cash considerations
in the deal.
In addition to secretly switching circuits, Judge Posner also recently appeared on "The Glenn & Helen Show" (providing links for audio download).
"The central issue in this case is whether the Fourth Amendment is implicated when a police officer investigates an automobile license plate number using a law enforcement computer database."
The majority on a divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
today answers "no" in a decision that you can access here
"Wow, David Lat -- the erstwhile Article III Groupie, who's now blogging at Above the Law -- is getting doubly slammed over there at Feminist Law Professors."
So begins a post
this morning from Ann Althouse.
Available for viewing online from C-SPAN's "America & the Courts":
This past Saturday's broadcast is titled "First Year of the Roberts Court." Panelists included "Los Angeles Times Supreme Court Correspondent David Savage, Yale University Law Professor Akhil Reed Amar, and Duke University Law Professor Erwin Chemerinsky." You can view the video online, on-demand, by clicking here
. My earlier coverage of this event can be accessed at this link
And two Saturdays ago, the broadcast was titled "Supreme Court Term Review." Panelists included "Deputy Solicitor General Gregory Garre [and] Attorney Tom Goldstein." You can view the video by clicking here. My earlier coverage of this event appears at this link.
RealPlayer is required to launch these video segments.
"Monument at Houston Courthouse Tests the Limits of Ten Commandments Rulings":
The new installment of my "On Appeal" column for law.com is at this link
"This Mommy Track May Go Somewhere; Some companies offer a chance to advance on a schedule that allows more time at home":
The Los Angeles Times today contains an article
that begins, "Attorney Becky Belke works at a Los Angeles law firm where colleagues regularly toil nights and weekends."
Young law professor to be confirmed as federal appellate judge this afternoon:
At 4:30 p.m. today, the U.S. Senate
is scheduled to hold an up-or-down vote
on the nomination of Kimberly Ann Moore
to be United States Circuit Judge for the Federal Circuit
Professor Moore -- whose rapid confirmation has not been hindered by the fact that the web page containing her resume at the U.S. Department of Justice's site says on the upper-left-hand corner of the page "Estrada resume" -- will not reach 40 years of age until 2008, and thus today she will become the youngest federal appellate judge currently serving on the bench.
"Justices Around the World":
Charles Lane has this item
today in The Washington Post.
"Big Tobacco, Lawless as Ever: Profiting by manipulating addictions that kill." This editorial
appears today in The Washington Post.
"Former U.S. Justice O'Connor says courts have more terror-related decisions ahead":
The Associated Press provides this report
"The Further Dangers of Secrecy: A Federal District Court Interprets the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act to Allow Spying on Those Who Are Neither Spies Nor Terrorists."
Jennifer Van Bergen has this essay
online today at FindLaw.