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Thursday, September 20, 2012

"Facebook Beacon settlement gets OK": Bob Egelko of The San Francisco Chronicle has a news update that begins, "A divided federal appeals court approved a $9.5 million settlement Thursday of a suit against Facebook for creating an information-sharing program in which millions of users' online purchases could be disclosed to their entire network of 'friends.'"

Bloomberg News reports that "Facebook's 'Beacon' Settlement Upheld in Privacy Lawsuit."

And Dan Levine of Reuters reports that "9th Circuit allows $9.5 mln Facebook deal over privacy claims."

You can access today's ruling of a divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit at this link.
Posted at 08:32 PM by Howard Bashman



"Leading judge hits back in dispute with U.S. Justice Scalia": Terry Baynes of Reuters has this report.
Posted at 07:30 PM by Howard Bashman


"Justice Kagan describes workings of Supreme Court to University of Richmond audience": The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 06:23 PM by Howard Bashman


Wow, Justice Elena Kagan just mentioned the "How Appealing" blog during her remarks at the University of Richmond School of Law! You can access C-SPAN's live coverage via this link.

Justice Kagan also mentioned "SCOTUSblog," "The Volokh Conspiracy," and "Balkinization."
Posted at 03:45 PM by Howard Bashman



"Text of Judge Posner's respose to Justice Scalia": Today, Reuters has posted online at this link "the text of a response by Judge Richard Posner to comments by Justice Antonin Scalia in an interview with Reuters this week."
Posted at 03:07 PM by Howard Bashman


"Lawyers go west as climate litigation warms up": Lawrence Hurley of Greenwire has an article that begins, "Next month, the climate change litigation circus leaves Washington, D.C. First stop: the James R. Browning U.S. Courthouse."
Posted at 02:44 PM by Howard Bashman


"Judges seem skeptical of CIA secrecy of drones": The Associated Press has this report.

Update: In other coverage, Tom Schoenberg of Bloomberg News reports that "CIA Role in U.S. Drone Strikes Scrutinized by Appeals Court."

David Ingram of Reuters reports that "U.S. court skeptical of Obama secrecy around drone killings."

Michael Doyle of McClatchy Newspapers reports that "CIA balks at yielding details on drone strikes."

And at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times," Mike Scarcella has a post titled "D.C. Circuit Questions Secrecy Over Drones in Records Dispute."
Posted at 01:04 PM by Howard Bashman



"Why it matters: 1 new justice could change a lot." Mark Sherman of The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 09:35 AM by Howard Bashman


"Happy (Un)constitution(al) Day": Linda Greenhouse has this post at the "Opinionator" blog of The New York Times.
Posted at 09:33 AM by Howard Bashman


"Conversation with Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan": As detailed here, C-SPAN plans to provide live, online coverage beginning at 3 p.m. eastern time.
Posted at 09:32 AM by Howard Bashman


"Ruth Bader Ginsburg at CU-Boulder: Gay marriage likely to come before Supreme Court within a year." This article appears today in The Boulder Daily Camera.
Posted at 09:30 AM by Howard Bashman


"Protecting Property Rights from the Army Corps of Engineers: The Supreme Court prepares to hear a major Takings Clause case." Damon W. Root has this essay online at Reason.
Posted at 08:44 AM by Howard Bashman


"Appeals Court: Arizona man can't sue Medtronic." Back in April 2012, The Arizona Republic published an article that begins, "A federal appeals court said Monday that an Arizona man cannot sue a medical-device manufacturer under state law for injuries from a pain pump that he said left him paraplegic." You can access the ruling that a divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued on April 16, 2012 at this link.

Yesterday, the Ninth Circuit heard reargument en banc in Stengel v. Medtronic Inc. before an 11-judge panel. You can access the audio of yesterday's en banc reargument via this link.
Posted at 08:40 AM by Howard Bashman



"Tax penalty to hit nearly 6M uninsured people": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "Nearly 6 million Americans -- significantly more than first estimated -- will face a tax penalty under President Barack Obama's health overhaul for not getting insurance, congressional analysts said Wednesday. Most would be in the middle class."

And today's edition of The Oklahoman reports that "Oklahoma attorney general renews challenge to Obama administration's health care act."
Posted at 08:25 AM by Howard Bashman



"Justice to leave Supreme Court for private firm at end of month": Chuck Lindell has this article today in The Austin American-Statesman.
Posted at 08:23 AM by Howard Bashman


"Illinois Supreme Court to hear arguments about long-dormant law on abortion notification": The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 08:22 AM by Howard Bashman


"California's DNA law probed by judges": Bob Egelko has this article today in The San Francisco Chronicle.

Scott Graham of The Recorder reports that "9th Circuit May Toss State's DNA Collection Law."

And at her "Trial Insider" blog, Pamela A. MacLean has a post titled "DNA Collection from Arrestees Challenged."

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has posted the audio of yesterday's reargument en banc in this case at this link.
Posted at 08:14 AM by Howard Bashman



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