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Monday, October 7, 2013

"Federal Youth Case on Trial; Prosecution of 10-Year-Old on Sex Charges Stokes Debate Over Juvenile Justice": In Tuesday's edition of The Wall Street Journal, Zusha Elinson will have this article reporting on an appeal now pending at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. You can freely access the full text of the article via Google News.

The appeal was argued last month, and the oral argument audio can be accessed via this link.
Posted at 10:44 PM by Howard Bashman

"Supreme Court opens doors to cases on campaign money, abortion": This video segment featuring Marcia Coyle appeared on this evening's broadcast of The PBS NewsHour.
Posted at 10:42 PM by Howard Bashman

"Supreme Court refuses to intervene in lacrosse case; Federal civil-rights claims by 3 players denied": The Herald-Sun of Durham, North Carolina has this report.
Posted at 10:40 PM by Howard Bashman

"U.S. Supreme Court turns down Medtronic appeal; The suit dealing with repairing heart valves without surgery could cost the giant $245 million": The Minneapolis Star Tribune has this report.
Posted at 10:38 PM by Howard Bashman

"U.S. Supreme Court refuses to hear tobacco manufacturers' appeal": The Winston-Salem Journal has this report.
Posted at 10:37 PM by Howard Bashman

"Supreme Court rejects Argentina's appeal in sovereign debt fight; The decision upholds a 2012 ruling by a lower court obliging Argentina to pay bondholders that have refused offers to renegotiate the value of their holdings": This article will appear Tuesday in The Los Angeles Times.
Posted at 10:35 PM by Howard Bashman

"Supreme Court Ponders Suits in Stanford Fraud Over Securities That Never Existed": Adam Liptak will have this article in Tuesday's edition of The New York Times.

In Tuesday's edition of The Washington Post, Robert Barnes will have an article headlined "Supreme Court returns to work, hears case on R. Allen Stanford's Ponzi scheme."

And in Tuesday's edition of The Wall Street Journal, Jess Bravin will have an article headlined "Justices Hear Case Tied to Stanford; Plaintiffs Argue Financial and Law Firms Helped Aid $7 Billion Ponzi Scheme." You can freely access the full text of the article via Google News.
Posted at 10:30 PM by Howard Bashman

"Miami Herald sources: Capitol Hill lawyer chosen as Pentagon's 'Guantanamo closer.'" Carol Rosenberg of The Miami Herald has this report.
Posted at 09:21 PM by Howard Bashman

"The Roberts Court: What Kind of Conservatives?" Law professor David Cole has this post today at the blog of The New York Review of Books.
Posted at 09:08 PM by Howard Bashman

"Why I Am a Scalia Skeptic": Daniel McCarthy has this blog post today at The American Conservative.
Posted at 09:00 PM by Howard Bashman

"High Court Tapped Fee Pool to Open Term": Brent Kendall has this post at's "Washington Wire" blog.
Posted at 08:37 PM by Howard Bashman

"Brown allows illegal immigrants to get law licenses -- but noncitizens can't serve on juries": Howard Mintz and Jessica Calefati of The San Jose Mercury News have this update.
Posted at 08:26 PM by Howard Bashman

In posts of interest from Education Week's "School Law" blog: Mark Walsh today has posts titled "Supreme Court Declines to Take Up Education Appeals" and "Justices May Not Reach Merits of Age-Bias Case."
Posted at 08:22 PM by Howard Bashman

"Could it be Satan? Scalia says yes." Michael McGough has this essay online at The Los Angeles Times.
Posted at 08:17 PM by Howard Bashman

"Judge Diane Wood on the Patent System": The IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law has posted on YouTube the video of Seventh Circuit Judge Diane P. Wood's recent remarks at this link.

I previously linked to the prepared text of those remarks in a post you can access here.
Posted at 08:14 PM by Howard Bashman

"Kansas murder, EPA cases go before U.S. Supreme Court; Overturning of death-row gunman's conviction in sheriff slaying under review": The Topeka Capital-Journal has this report.
Posted at 08:08 PM by Howard Bashman

"The man who would take U.S.A. v. Apple to the Supreme Court: Meet Ted Boutrous, the lawyer handling Apple's appeal of the e-book antitrust verdict." Philip Elmer-DeWitt has this blog post online today at Fortune.
Posted at 08:04 PM by Howard Bashman

"Supreme Court: Is new campaign finance case another 'Citizens United'? Supreme Court justices will hear oral arguments Tuesday over whether certain limits on individuals' campaign contributions are justified in the wake of the Citizens United decision." Warren Richey of The Christian Science Monitor has this report.
Posted at 08:02 PM by Howard Bashman

"Roberts: The 'swing' justice of election law." Law professor Joshua A. Douglas has this essay online at Reuters.
Posted at 07:54 PM by Howard Bashman

"A Conservative Case for Gay Marriage: How banning gay marriage encourages big-government thinking." A. Barton Hinkle has this essay online at Reason.
Posted at 07:51 PM by Howard Bashman

"Appeals Courts Give Misbehaving Prosecutors The Privilege Of Anonymity": Radley Balko has this essay online at The Huffington Post.
Posted at 07:48 PM by Howard Bashman

"'No. No. Not That I Know Of.' The Scalia interview reveals his remarkable isolation from anyone who doesn't agree with him." Dahlia Lithwick has this jurisprudence essay online at Slate.
Posted at 06:12 PM by Howard Bashman

"The Federal Rules at 75": The University of Pennsylvania Law Review will be hosting this symposium next month.
Posted at 06:02 PM by Howard Bashman

In posts of interest from "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times." Mike Scarcella has a post titled "No Hearings Postponed As D.C. Circuit Presses On."

And Todd Ruger has a post titled "Shutdown Delays Judicial Confirmation Process."
Posted at 05:06 PM by Howard Bashman

"A Preview Of The U.S. Supreme Court's Fall Term": This audio segment appeared on today's broadcast of WAMU 88.5 American University Radio's "The Diane Rehm Show."
Posted at 04:55 PM by Howard Bashman

"The Supremes Take On the Toxic Avenger: Carol Anne Bond was convicted of trying to poison her husband's lover; Now she's a symbol of government overreach." Pema Levy has this article online at Newsweek.
Posted at 04:51 PM by Howard Bashman

"A Blockbuster Supreme Court Term: There's no shortage of significant cases on the docket this year." Law professor Jonathan H. Adler has this essay today at National Review Online.
Posted at 04:46 PM by Howard Bashman

Sixth Circuit Library Twitter feed, we hardly knew ya! Sadly, but not unexpectedly, it appears that the Sixth Circuit Library Twitter feed has met an early demise.
Posted at 04:44 PM by Howard Bashman

"Slew of environmental cases sets up 'incredibly high-profile term'": Jeremy P. Jacobs of Greenwire has this report.
Posted at 04:30 PM by Howard Bashman

"High court weighs limits on campaign contributions": Mark Sherman of The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 04:28 PM by Howard Bashman

Unanimous three-judge Ninth Circuit panel holds that a federal habeas statute deprives federal courts of jurisdiction to hear and decide the claims for damages of a former Guantanamo Bay enemy combatant detainee: You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Hamad v. Gates at this link.
Posted at 02:22 PM by Howard Bashman

"Court considers ending Stanford Ponzi scheme suits": The Associated Press has this report.

Update: In other coverage, Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News reports that "Stanford Suits Questioned in High Court Securities Clash."

You can access at this link the transcript of today's U.S. Supreme Court oral argument in Chadbourne & Parke LLP v. Troice, No. 12-79.
Posted at 02:14 PM by Howard Bashman

"Argument recap: A bad way to open a Term." Lyle Denniston has this post at "SCOTUSblog."

You can access at this link the transcript of today's U.S. Supreme Court oral argument in Madigan v. Levin, No. 12-872.
Posted at 02:11 PM by Howard Bashman

"Eroding the checks on campaign contributions": Columnist Ruth Marcus of The Washington Post has this op-ed.
Posted at 01:42 PM by Howard Bashman

"Inquisitive Justices? No Argument There." Adam Liptak will have this new installment of his "Sidebar" column in Tuesday's edition of The New York Times.

According to Liptak, "A team of researchers led by Ryan A. Malphurs * * * found that the court reporters who insert the '[laughter]' notations into transcripts are a tough crowd and had overlooked countless instances of courtroom levity."

In Volume 10, Issue 2 of Communication Law Review, Malphurs had an article titled "'People Did Sometimes Stick Things in my Underwear': The Function of Laughter at the U.S. Supreme Court." Being the law geek that I am, I am pleased to report that I correctly remembered it was Justice Stephen G. Breyer who uttered the quote found in the title of the Malphurs article.
Posted at 01:20 PM by Howard Bashman

"Supreme Court won't stop execution for mental incapacity; Refusal to hear case means Warren Lee Hill will face the death penalty for two murder": Richard Wolf of USA Today has this news update.
Posted at 01:17 PM by Howard Bashman

"Supreme Court Declines to Decide When Online Speech Becomes an Illegal Threat": David Kravets has this post at's "Threat Level" blog.
Posted at 12:14 PM by Howard Bashman

"Do Prisoners Have the Right to Know What's in Their Lethal Injections? We may be seeing a new front in the war over capital punishment: the First Amendment." Andrew Cohen has this essay online at The Atlantic.
Posted at 12:10 PM by Howard Bashman

Additional news coverage of today's lengthy U.S. Supreme Court Order List: The Associated Press reports that "Court won't hear Va. appeal over sodomy law"; "Court won't hear appeal of landmark 1996 lawsuit"; "Court won't get involved in Hutterites case"; "Court won't hear appeal from ex-Abramoff associate"; "Court won't hear Scruggs appeal"; and "Court won't hear appeal from former Newark mayor."

Lawrence Hurley of Reuters reports that "U.S. justices seek Obama administration views in medical device case"; "U.S. Supreme Court again takes no action on climate change cases"; and "U.S. Supreme Court says banks cannot appeal in FHFA case."

And Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News reports that "Medtronic Appeal in Paraplegic Suit Gets High Court Query"; "Tobacco Companies Rejected by High Court in Florida Case"; "Utilities Spurned by Top Court on Phone-Company Pole Fees"; "Ex-Ernst & Young Executive Rebuffed in Tax Shelter Case"; "Toyota Rebuffed by Supreme Court on Prius Brake Lawsuits"; "Cintas Rejected by Supreme Court on EEOC Gender-Bias Suit"; and "Medtronic Rejected by High Court on Edwards Valve Patent."
Posted at 12:08 PM by Howard Bashman

"Major 2013-14 Supreme Court Term Cases": On today's broadcast of C-SPAN's "Washington Journal," "Supreme Court reporters Jess Bravin and Adam Liptak previewed the major cases before the court as it began its 2013-14 term." You can view the video by clicking here.
Posted at 11:54 AM by Howard Bashman

"Supreme Court term begins amid government shutdown": Mark Sherman of The Associated Press has this report.

And Josh Gerstein of has a blog post titled "At SCOTUS, few signs of government shutdown."
Posted at 11:52 AM by Howard Bashman

Senior U.S. District Judge, sitting by designation, issues 50-page dissent from a decision affirming award of over three-quarter of a million dollars in attorneys' fees to a company wrongly sued for employment discrimination by the EEOC: You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit at this link.
Posted at 11:44 AM by Howard Bashman

"Three Things to Watch for in Tomorrow's Campaign Finance Oral Argument at the Supreme Court": Rick Hasen has this post at his "Election Law Blog."
Posted at 11:14 AM by Howard Bashman

"Justice Ginsburg: 'As Long As I Can Do the Job Full Steam, I Will.'" Ariane de Vogue has this post, in which I am quoted, today at the ABC News blog "The Note."
Posted at 09:48 AM by Howard Bashman

"Number of Female Harvard Law Review Editors Nearly Doubled in First Gender-Based Affirmative Action Cycle": Dev A. Patel has this article today in The Harvard Crimson.
Posted at 09:44 AM by Howard Bashman

"The Coming of the Kagan Court: Why Elena Kagan is the most influential liberal justice." Law professor Adam Winkler has this jurisprudence essay online at Slate.
Posted at 09:42 AM by Howard Bashman

Access online today's Order List of the U.S. Supreme Court: The Court has posted today's 94-page Order List at this link.

The Court did not grant review in any new cases but called for the views of the Solicitor General in four cases.

In early news coverage, The Associated Press reports that "High court won't hear Argentina appeal over bonds.

Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News reports that "Argentina Rejected by U.S. Court in Bond Payment Appeal."

Lawrence Hurley of Reuters reports that "Top U.S. court won't hear Argentina bond dispute appeal."

And at "SCOTUSblog," Lyle Denniston has a post titled "Argentine bond case denied."
Posted at 09:36 AM by Howard Bashman

"Supreme Court set to consider donor limits": Byron Tau of has this report.
Posted at 07:40 AM by Howard Bashman

"Supreme Court Has Deep Docket in Its New Term": Adam Liptak has this front page article today in The New York Times.

In today's edition of The Washington Post, Robert Barnes has an article headlined "Political gridlock puts Supreme Court at center of controversial social issues."

In today's edition of The Wall Street Journal, Jess Bravin has an article headlined "Campaign Giving Tops High Court's Docket; Case Follows Contentious Citizens United Ruling; Justices Also to Weigh Affirmative Action, Public Prayer and Abortion."

On today's broadcast of NPR's "Morning Edition," Nina Totenberg had an audio segment titled "Despite Shutdown, Supreme Court Opens Its Doors For New Term."

And Chris Geidner of BuzzFeed has a report headlined "11 Supreme Court Cases That Could Change The U.S. In The Coming Year: The Supreme Court will begin hearing cases this week; Although decisions could take until late June, here are the key cases to watch."
Posted at 07:33 AM by Howard Bashman

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