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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

"Partial Victory for BP in Dispute Over Settlement": This article will appear in Thursday's edition of The New York Times.

Bloomberg News reports that "BP Wins Reconsideration of Payouts to Oil-Spill Victims."

Jonathan Stempel of Reuters has a report headlined "BP wins reprieve over Gulf spill payouts: U.S. appeals court."

And The Associated Press reports that "Appeals court gives BP a win in settlement dispute."

You can access today's ruling of a partially divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit at this link.
Posted at 11:11 PM by Howard Bashman

"Fish or Cut Bait": Linda Greenhouse has this post at the "Opinionator" blog of The New York Times.
Posted at 09:08 PM by Howard Bashman

"All rise: The justices will now hunt antelope, or attend the opera." Michael Doyle of McClatchy Washington Bureau has this report.
Posted at 09:00 PM by Howard Bashman

"Sotomayor, Spielberg win Harvard Du Bois medals": The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 08:57 PM by Howard Bashman

"Supreme Court justice Scalia speaks at Tufts": The Associated Press has this report.

And Reuters reports that "Justice Scalia says has not expressed view on gay marriage."
Posted at 08:54 PM by Howard Bashman

"Supreme Court poised to tilt further to the right; The justices, whose term begins Monday, will consider cases involving race, abortion rights, prayers at government meetings, restrictions on wealthy political donors, environmental regulations and Obamacare": Richard Wolf will have this article in Thursday's edition of USA Today.
Posted at 08:32 PM by Howard Bashman

"It's Not Citizens United": Law professor Charles Fried has this op-ed today in The New York Times.
Posted at 05:54 PM by Howard Bashman

"The Most Ingenious Attack on Gay Marriage Bans: It's a new lawsuit in Pennsylvania, and it's likely to succeed." Law professor John Culhane has this jurisprudence essay online at Slate.
Posted at 05:47 PM by Howard Bashman

"Baby Veronica case: Dusten Brown won't be sent to South Carolina." The Tulsa World has this news update.

And The Post and Courier of Charleston, South Carolina has a news update headlined "Haley drops effort to extradite Dusten Brown from Oklahoma in Veronica case."
Posted at 05:07 PM by Howard Bashman

"Los Angeles County leads the U.S. in imposing the death penalty; Seven of the top 12 counties for sentencing convicts to die were in California, according to a report showing death rows are primarily filled by just 2% of counties": David G. Savage has this article today in The Los Angeles Times.
Posted at 03:51 PM by Howard Bashman

"Citing lack of money, Justice Department asks for stay in Geneva College challenge to Affordable Care Act": Rich Lord of The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has a news update that begins, "The U.S. Department of Justice today asked for a stay in a contentious legal battle over the Affordable Care Act, saying that the failure of Congress to extend appropriations has limited its ability to defend the law."
Posted at 03:42 PM by Howard Bashman

Sixth Circuit decides sunken treasure case involving the 19th-century steamship S.S. Central America, also known as the "Ship of Gold": You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit at this link.

In earlier related coverage, on August 27, 2012 posted an article headlined "Treasure hunter who found 'Ship of Gold' now sought by US Marshals."
Posted at 03:09 PM by Howard Bashman

"Former Texas Chief Justice Wallace B. Jefferson Joins Alexander Dubose & Townsend; Firm's New Name is Alexander Dubose Jefferson & Townsend LLP": You can view that law firm's news release at this link.
Posted at 03:00 PM by Howard Bashman

"Justice Alito offers lessons from the bench -- and a distinguished career": Duke Law News has this report.
Posted at 01:40 PM by Howard Bashman

"Superior Court denies Jerry Sandusky's bid for new trial": The Centre Daily Times of State College, Pennsylvania has this news update.

Bloomberg News reports that "Ex-Penn State Coach Sandusky Conviction Upheld on Appeal."

Reuters reports that "Sandusky denied new trial on child sex abuse charges."

And The Associated Press has a report headlined "Pa. appeals court: No new trial for Jerry Sandusky."

You can access today's ruling of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania at this link.
Posted at 01:32 PM by Howard Bashman

"The 15th Annual Looking Ahead at the New Supreme Court Term": The American University Washington College of Law is hosting this event today. You can view the discussion live online via this link beginning at noon eastern time today.
Posted at 10:32 AM by Howard Bashman

"What Kind of Appellate Lawyer Was Justice Roberts? Ten years after John Roberts made his last argument before the U.S. Supreme Court, we look back at his appellate career and the hints he gave about the justice he would become." Tony Mauro has this cover story (free registration may be required) in the October 2013 issue of The American Lawyer.
Posted at 09:15 AM by Howard Bashman

"How a Purse Snatching Led to the Legal Justification for NSA Domestic Spying": David Kravets has this post today at's "Threat Level" blog.
Posted at 09:12 AM by Howard Bashman

"Court favors Abercrombie in Okla. suit over hijab": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "A federal appeals court has dismissed a lawsuit filed on behalf of an Oklahoma woman who says she wasn't hired by Abercrombie & Fitch because her headscarf conflicted with the retailer's dress code, which has since been changed."

You can access yesterday's ruling of a partially divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit at this link.
Posted at 09:04 AM by Howard Bashman

"Secular Charter case shows Supreme Court judges can be ideological -- and wrong": Emmett Macfarlane has this essay in The Toronto Globe and Mail.
Posted at 09:02 AM by Howard Bashman

"HLS Professor Predicts Future of Supreme Court": This article appears today in The Harvard Crimson.
Posted at 08:56 AM by Howard Bashman

"A Conversation With Jeffrey Toobin: The legal analyst for CNN and The New Yorker -- and author of two books about the U.S. Supreme Court ('The Nine' and 'The Oath') -- talks about the court's new term." Law professor Lisa McEloy has this interview with Jeffrey Toobin in the October 2013 issue of AARP Bulletin.
Posted at 08:55 AM by Howard Bashman

"Smartphones dial up a controversy over search warrants": Michael Doyle of McClatchy Washington Bureau has this report.
Posted at 08:52 AM by Howard Bashman

"The Supreme Court, redux: Scholars review reasoning behind three key spring decisions." The Harvard Gazette has this report.
Posted at 08:44 AM by Howard Bashman

"Florida takes water wars to Supreme Court; Lawsuit alleges 'overconsumption' by Georgia": This article appears today in The Gainesville (Ga.) Times.
Posted at 08:40 AM by Howard Bashman

"Federalist Society Previews Supreme Court Term": C-SPAN plans to provide live coverage of this event beginning at 12:30 p.m. eastern time today.
Posted at 08:36 AM by Howard Bashman

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