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Thursday, September 30, 2010

"What Were They Thinking: The Supreme Court in Revue, October Term 2009." Via "The Volokh Conspiracy" comes word that John P. Elwood has posted this article online.
Posted at 11:42 PM by Howard Bashman

"Cheap at the price: Britain's new highest court has made few headlines; It matters all the same." The Economist has this report.
Posted at 11:36 PM by Howard Bashman

"Reshaped Supreme Court charts new era": Joan Biskupic will have this article Friday in USA Today.

And Friday's edition of The Washington Times will contain an article headlined "High-profile cases fill Supreme Court docket; Kagan recused from many."
Posted at 11:35 PM by Howard Bashman

"Church's protests at military funerals a free-speech test for Supreme Court": Robert Barnes will have this article Friday in The Washington Post.
Posted at 11:30 PM by Howard Bashman

"Alito: High court TV has pitfalls." The Associated Press has this report.

The Des Moines Register has a blog post titled "Alito says television cameras would impact Supreme Court proceedings."

And in somewhat related news, The Kentucky Kernel -- the student newspaper of the University of Kentucky -- reports today that "Alito to tell of Washington experiences."
Posted at 11:28 PM by Howard Bashman

"Judge To Allow 90-Minute Closing Arguments In Steven Hayes Case": The Hartford Courant has this news update.

The New Haven Register has a news update headlined "State granted extra time for Hayes closing argument."

And The Associated Press reports that "Defense challenges evidence in Conn. home invasion."
Posted at 04:33 PM by Howard Bashman

"Roberts-led Supreme Court marks 5 years": Bill Mears of has this article, along with an article headlined "The Kagan factor: Will she be a reliable liberal on the bench?"
Posted at 03:02 PM by Howard Bashman

"This published order will constitute a public reprimand of Cyrus Sanai in the form of a published opinion in West's Federal Reporter." So states an order that the Judicial Council of the Ninth Circuit issued today.
Posted at 02:58 PM by Howard Bashman

Three-judge Ninth Circuit panel proves unable to vanquish legal dispute over ownership of the idea behind "Ghost Hunters" television series: Back on June 3, 2010, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a ruling in which, according to an article by Steven M. Ellis of Metropolitan News-Enterprise, "[t]he Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals * * * declined to reinstate a lawsuit accusing NBC Universal and the former Sci-Fi Channel of stealing the idea for the television show 'Ghost Hunters.'"

In other coverage of the original three-judge panel's ruling, the "THR, Esq." blog of The Hollywood Reporter had a post titled "Appeals court sides with NBC Universal in 'Ghost Hunters' idea theft case."

Today, however, the Ninth Circuit issued this order granting rehearing en banc in the case. Thus, the dispute over ownership of the idea behind "Ghost Hunters" remains alive. Yes, it's alive!!! Rather spooky, isn't it?
Posted at 02:44 PM by Howard Bashman

Ninth Circuit affirms the dismissal of a lawsuit challenging Alaska's "merit selection" process for choosing state court judges: You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit at this link.
Posted at 02:28 PM by Howard Bashman

"Like many, Beverly Stayart was curious about what she would find when she put her name into a search engine. In this case it was Yahoo. To her dismay, the comprehensive search results eventually contained links to websites and advertisements that she found shameful." So begins today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Stayart v. Yahoo! Inc.

Law professor Eric Goldman, at his "Technology & Marketing Law Blog," has provided earlier coverage of this case and a related lawsuit in posts that you can access here, here, and here.
Posted at 02:06 PM by Howard Bashman

"Judge Posner: Conrad Black's crimes 'old-fashioned fraud'; But former media mogul tells appeals court his conviction should be overturned." This article appears today in The Chicago Sun-Times.

The Palm Beach Daily News reports today that "Conrad Black's attorneys cite Honest Services Law weakening in appeal of his conviction."

The Guardian (UK) contains an article headlined "Conrad Black has 'good chance' of clearing name in court; Former Telegraph owner Black's lawyers challenge convictions at US appeal court; Legal experts say Black has good chance of overturning three of four convictions."

National Post has an article headlined "Looks like fraud: judge in Black case."

Luiza Ch. Savage of Macleans reports that "U.S. judges grill lawyers in Conrad Black case."

The Associated Press reports that "Minnie Mouse metaphor gets laugh in Black's appeal."

And Reuters reports that "U.S. judges weigh ex-mogul Conrad Black's appeal; Ex-media mogul Black's appeal critiqued by judges; 'Honest services; law under microscope; Appeals court will issue ruling at later date."
Posted at 08:30 AM by Howard Bashman

"Brothers on nationwide walk rail against Supreme Court election decision": Paul J. Nyden had this article yesterday in The Charleston (W. Va.) Gazette.
Posted at 08:22 AM by Howard Bashman

"Shady Secrets": The New York Times today contains an editorial that begins, "A midnight filing by the Obama administration on Friday, asking a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit because of the so-called state secrets doctrine, again raises a troubling question."
Posted at 08:12 AM by Howard Bashman

"Steven Hayes Defense: I Am Less of A Monster Than Komisarjevsky; This Is Legal Strategy and Nonsense." Columnist Helen Ubinas has this essay today in The Hartford Courant.

And in related coverage, the newspaper also reports that "Attorney Wants Hearing On Possible Contempt Charge Postponed; Donovan Asks For 13-Day Continuance But Doesn't Say Why."
Posted at 08:10 AM by Howard Bashman

"Next Supreme Court Term Could Be Hard On Plaintiff Lawyers": Daniel Fisher has this post at his "Full Disclosure" blog at
Posted at 08:07 AM by Howard Bashman

"Judge who struck down Prop. 8 to retire": Bob Egelko has this article today in The San Francisco Chronicle.

In today's edition of The San Jose Mercury News, Howard Mintz reports that "Federal Judge Vaughn Walker announces retirement."

Maura Dolan of The Los Angeles Times reports that "Judge who overturned Proposition 8 to retire."

And The Recorder reports that "Calif. Federal Judge in Gay Marriage Case to Return to Private Practice."
Posted at 08:05 AM by Howard Bashman

"Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito to give Opperman Lecture": Drake University issued this news release today.
Posted at 07:54 AM by Howard Bashman

"High court looks at military funeral protests": Mark Sherman of The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 07:38 AM by Howard Bashman

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