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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

"Congress, courts and the skewed punishment of illegal downloaders": Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has this report.
Posted at 10:52 PM by Howard Bashman


Programming note: Additional posts will appear here this evening.
Posted at 02:22 PM by Howard Bashman


"Trying juveniles as adults will be become tougher, N.J. Supreme Court rules": The Newark Star-Ledger has a news update that begins, "Prosecutors in New Jersey must abide by a stricter standard when asking that juveniles be tried as adults, making it easier for juvenile defendants to defeat such requests, the state Supreme Court ruled today."

You can access today's 3-to-2 ruling of the Supreme Court of New Jersey at this link.
Posted at 01:25 PM by Howard Bashman



"11th Circuit creeping into the tech era": David Oscar Markus has this post at his "Southern District of Florida Blog."
Posted at 12:18 PM by Howard Bashman


"Is Antonin Scalia Still Relevant?" Law professor Garrett Epps has this essay online at The Atlantic.
Posted at 12:15 PM by Howard Bashman


"Supreme Court Mulls Punitive Damages in HRT Case": Amaris Elliott-Engel has this front page article today in The Legal Intelligencer -- Philadelphia's daily newspaper for lawyers -- reporting on the oral argument that I participated in yesterday at the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. The Brief for Plaintiffs/Appellees that I filed in support of my clients in that case can be accessed here.

And last Friday, in an entirely separate appeal, the Superior Court of Pennsylvania issued this ruling in favor of my client in a dispute between two lawyers over the division of an attorneys' fee. The Brief for Plaintiff/Appellee that I filed in that appeal can be accessed here.
Posted at 12:14 PM by Howard Bashman



"Montana Supreme Court: No constitutional right to medical marijuana." Today's edition of The Missoulian contains this article reporting on a ruling that the Supreme Court of Montana issued yesterday.
Posted at 10:24 AM by Howard Bashman


"Presidential election will shape Supreme Court": Gregg Nunziata has this op-ed today in USA Today.
Posted at 10:18 AM by Howard Bashman


"Why the Supreme Court May Soon Strike Down a Key Section of the Voting Rights Act": Nicholas Stephanopoulos has this blog post online at The New Republic.
Posted at 09:05 AM by Howard Bashman


"Microsoft and Google Take $4 Billion Patent Dispute to 9th Circuit": Scott Graham of The Recorder has this report.

You can access the audio of yesterday's oral argument before a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (featuring Kathleen M. Sullivan versus Carter G. Phillips) via this link.
Posted at 09:03 AM by Howard Bashman



"Pennsylvania Supreme Court To Hear Arguments On Juvenile Life Sentences": CBS Philly has this report.
Posted at 09:00 AM by Howard Bashman


"Personhood amendment won't make Colorado ballot in 2012": This article appears today in The Denver Post.
Posted at 08:57 AM by Howard Bashman


"Appeals Court clears 2 Phoenix officers, Taser in man's death": Today's edition of The Arizona Republic contains an article that begins, "The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals cleared two Phoenix police officers of wrongful death in the repeated Tasering of a man choking his 3-year-old granddaughter during an exorcism."

And Cronkite News reports that "Court rules officers' repeated use of Taser on man who later died was reasonable."

You can access yesterday's ruling of a partially divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit at this link.
Posted at 08:50 AM by Howard Bashman



"U.S. asks Supreme Court to consider two more gay marriage cases": Reuters has this report.
Posted at 08:40 AM by Howard Bashman


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