"Appeals court says woman owes record companies $222,000; Appeals court finds no constitutional bar against large judgment against woman who shared copyrighted songs on the Internet":
The Minneapolis Star Tribune has this news update
Reuters reports that "Appeals court raises damages award in music piracy case."
Bloomberg News reports that "Minnesota Song Downloader Must Pay $222,000, Court Says."
And at Wired.com's "Threat Level" blog, David Kravets has a post titled "After Three Trials, Court Restores Original $222,000 Verdict in Key File-Sharing Case."
You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit at this link.
"Little sympathy for Merlo in high court hearing":
Peter Hall of The Morning Call of Allentown, Pennsylvania has a news update
that begins, "Pennsylvania's Supreme Court justices showed little sympathy Tuesday for Maryesther Merlo, the Allentown judge booted from the bench for misconduct last year."
Update: In other coverage, The Express-Times of Easton, Pennsylvania reports that "Former Allentown District Judge Maryesther Merlo appeals to state Supreme Court for job back."
"Court says woman can't be charged for inducing abortion":
Dan Levine of Reuters has this report
on a ruling
that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
"Detainee Who Died at Guantanamo Had Release Blocked by Court":
Charlie Savage of The New York Times has this news update
And Carol Rosenberg of The Miami Herald has a news update headlined "Dead Guantanamo detainee won, then lost federal court-ordered release; The ninth detainee to die in the 11 years of the Guantanamo detention center was a man in his 30s from Yemen; the man's lawyer warned of his client's despair for years."
"On Garner on Posner on Scalia & Garner":
Neal Goldfarb has this post
at his "LAWnLinguistics" blog.
In today's mail:
Today's mail contained an advance copy of the book "Mismatch: How Affirmative Action Hurts Students It's Intended to Help, and Why Universities Won't Admit It
," by Richard Sander
and Stuart Taylor Jr.
And from The Green Bag, I received my certificate for a Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg bobblehead doll.
"Justice Elena Kagan, Comedian: The junior Justice is out and about, pitching the view that the Supreme Court these days is one big hug fest."
Andrew Cohen has this essay
online today at The Atlantic.
"In Cost-Cutting Move, Judicial Conference Closes Six Court Facilities":
Todd Ruger has this post
at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times."
The Associated Press has a report headlined "Judge: US civil trials at risk without budget deal."
And the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts today issued a news release headlined "Judiciary Continues Cost Savings, Closes Court Facilities."