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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

"Tase Thy Neighbor? Will a single dissenting opinion end Judge Jacqueline Nguyen's Supreme Court aspirations?" Scott Michelman has this jurisprudence essay online at Slate.
Posted at 11:00 PM by Howard Bashman

"Court likely to oppose blocking gay jurors": Bob Egelko of The San Francisco Chronicle has this news update.

And in Thursday's edition of The Los Angeles Times, Maura Dolan will have an article headlined "Court wrestles with protecting gays from jury exclusion; Appellate judges question lawyers about the removal of a gay man during jury selection for an antitrust trial two years ago."

You can access at this link the audio of today's Ninth Circuit oral argument. Earlier today, I collected additional coverage of the oral argument in a post you can access here.
Posted at 10:02 PM by Howard Bashman

"Justice Ginsburg Speaks: Women and the Law; Syria, Congress and the President and More." This audio segment appeared on yesterday's broadcast of WNYC Radio's "The Takeaway with John Hockenberry."

And today's broadcast contained an audio segment titled "Justice Ginsburg Part II: Gender, the Second Amendment, Immigration & More."

A transcript of the interview can be accessed here.
Posted at 09:50 PM by Howard Bashman

"Winds of Change": Linda Greenhouse has this post at the "Opinionator" blog of The New York Times.
Posted at 09:18 PM by Howard Bashman

"New Film Dramatizes the Severe Threat to Late-Term Abortion Doctors": Nora Caplan-Bricker has this essay online at The New Republic. The film's web site can be accessed here.
Posted at 09:16 PM by Howard Bashman

"University of Portland student gets help, inspiration from controversial Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas": The Oregonian has this report.
Posted at 09:08 PM by Howard Bashman

"At Stanford, Justice Ginsburg says collegiality is not swayed by bitter battles; Ruth Bader Ginsburg met with students and spoke with the university community about the most recent term of the Supreme Court during a visit to Stanford on Constitution Day": Stanford University has issued this news release.
Posted at 09:05 PM by Howard Bashman

"Gay bias in jury selection: Federal appeals court struggles with another gay rights issue." Howard Mintz of The San Jose Mercury News has this update.

Maura Dolan of The Los Angeles Times has a news update headlined "Court appears wary of removing jurors over sexual orientation."

And The Associated Press reports that "Court deciding if gay juror can be taken off case."
Posted at 04:13 PM by Howard Bashman

"California Fuel Standard Doesn't Discriminate, Court Says": Bloomberg News has this report.

Reuters reports that "U.S. appeals court rejects California fuel rule challenge."

The Associated Press reports that "Court upholds Calif.'s low carbon fuel standard."

And at her "Trial Insider" blog, Pamela A. MacLean has a post titled "California Low Emission Ethanol Standards Upheld."

You can access today'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 03:07 PM by Howard Bashman

"Court: Clicking 'Like' on Facebook is free speech." The Associated Press has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit issued today.

In other coverage, Bloomberg News reports that "Facebook 'Like' Is Protected Speech, Appeals Court Says."
Posted at 03:02 PM by Howard Bashman

"Pillard well-qualified for seat on Appeals Court": Josiah Bunting III has this essay online at
Posted at 09:52 AM by Howard Bashman

"Legendary whistle-blower girds for another round in marathon legal fight": Jeremy P. Jacobs of Greenwire has this report.
Posted at 09:02 AM by Howard Bashman

"Vivid Appeals Denial of TRO With 9th Circuit": XBIZ Newswire has a report that begins, "Vivid Entertainment yesterday filed an appeal over U.S. District Judge Dean Pregerson's denial of a temporary restraining order in the studio's suit against enforcement of Measure B, which requires the use of condoms in the production of adult movies in Los Angeles County."

And Mark Kernes of AVN News reports that "Measure B Plaintiffs Ask Ninth Circuit to Remove AHF From Case; They also argue that Measure B is both ineffective and unconstitutional."

You can access at this link (4.7 MB PDF file) the opening Brief for Appellants that Vivid Entertainment filed Monday in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Posted at 09:00 AM by Howard Bashman

"Sandra Day O'Connor to law students: 'Learn everything you can'; O'Connor speaks at CU-Boulder for Constitution Day." The Daily Camera of Boulder, Colorado has this report.
Posted at 08:50 AM by Howard Bashman

"Court decides if gay juror can be taken off case": The Associated Press has this report on an appeal to be argued today before a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Posted at 08:42 AM by Howard Bashman

"Jerry Sandusky's lawyer makes case for new trial at appeal hearing": This article appears today in The Centre Daily Times of State College, Pennsylvania.

The Times Leader of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania reports today that "Judges to decide Sandusky's appeal for new trial; Ex-PSU assistant coach's petition gets hearing in state court session at county courthouse."

The Citizens' Voice of Wilkes-Barre reports today that "Sandusky attorney admits 'errors' didn't alter verdict." And a related article is headlined "The Scene: Satellite trucks, interest follow Sandusky case to Luzerne Co."

Peter Hall of The Morning Call of Allentown, Pennsylvania reports today that "Sandusky lawyer cites delay in victims reporting abuse in reasoning for new trial."

The Patriot-News of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania reports that "Sandusky attorney argues for new trial during appeal hearing."

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that "In Sandusky appeal, lawyers argue trial errors."

Today's edition of The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review contains an article headlined "Lawyers: In rushed trial, judge violated Sandusky's rights."

Bloomberg News reports that "Ex-Coach Sandusky Should Get New Trial, Lawyer Argues."

And The Associated Press reports that "Sandusky's bid for new trial in Pa. judges' hands."

You can access the appellate court filings in the case via this link.
Posted at 08:40 AM by Howard Bashman

"N.Y. Stop-And-Frisk Judge Denies Bid to Delay Decision": Bloomberg News has this report.

And The Associated Press reports that "NY judge won't delay effects of stop-frisk rulings."
Posted at 08:17 AM by Howard Bashman

"What To Expect From the Supreme Court's Abortion Case This Term": Law professor Sherry F. Colb has this essay online today at's Verdict.
Posted at 08:14 AM by Howard Bashman

"Attorney wants N.J. Supreme Court to hear case against sender of text message": The Star-Ledger of Newark, New Jersey has this report.
Posted at 08:09 AM by Howard Bashman

"Judge grants new trial for ex-New Orleans police officers convicted in notorious Danziger Bridge slayings after Hurricane Katrina": The Times-Picayune of New Orleans has this report, along with related articles headlined "From improper online posts, scandal grew to mire an U.S. attorney and Justice Department"; "Justice Department attorney Karla Dobinski posted on about Danziger Bridge trial, judge reveals"; and "Reversal of Danziger Bridge convictions a 'bitter pill' for Hurricane Katrina survivors."

Today's edition of The New York Times reports that "Judge Throws Out Officers' Convictions in Killings After Hurricane Katrina."

And The Associated Press reports that "Judge orders new trial in Katrina bridge killings."

You can access yesterday's 129-page ruling of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana at this link.
Posted at 07:51 AM by Howard Bashman

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