How Appealing

Friday, October 22, 2010

"Clarence Thomas's credibility at issue again": Josh Gerstein has this article at Politico.com.

Saturday's edition of The New York Times will contain an article headlined "Ex-Companion Details 'Real' Thomas."

And ABCNews.com reports that "Justice Clarence Thomas' Former Lover Speaks Out on Relationship in TV Interview; Lillian McEwen Says Thomas Had 'Obsession with Porn,' Bolsters Anita Hill Testimony."
Posted at 11:48 PM by Howard Bashman



"Court rejects suit over S.F.'s blast at Vatican": Bob Egelko of The San Francisco Chronicle has this news update.

My earlier coverage of today's en banc Ninth Circuit ruling appears at this link.
Posted at 11:45 PM by Howard Bashman



"Troy Davis and the appeal puzzle": Lyle Denniston has this post today at "SCOTUSblog."

My related post from this morning can be accessed here.
Posted at 03:52 PM by Howard Bashman



En banc Ninth Circuit affirms dismissal of lawsuit alleging that San Francisco supervisors unconstitutionally attacked the Catholic Church when they denounced a Vatican order prohibiting Catholic Charities from placing adoptive children with same-sex couples: You can access today's en banc ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit at this link.

In December 2009, Bob Egelko of The San Francisco Chronicle reported on the en banc reargument of the case in an article headlined "Catholic group takes on S.F. supes in court."

The manner in which the en banc court determined the outcome of the case is rather interesting. The en banc panel consisted of 11 judges. By a vote of 6-5, the en banc court first holds that the plaintiffs have standing to bring the lawsuit. Three of the judges who joined in the majority on the issue of standing proceed to conclude, by means of a separate opinion, that the plaintiffs' claims fail on the merits. The vote of those three judges, combined with the five judges who would hold that plaintiffs lack standing to sue, produce a majority of eight judges to reject plaintiffs' claims.
Posted at 03:30 PM by Howard Bashman



Third Circuit holds that federal law preempts lawsuit alleging cancer risk from cell phone use: You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit at this link.

After the trial court issued its ruling in the case, which today's Third Circuit decision affirms, Shannon P. Duffy of The Legal Intelligencer had an article headlined "Federal Judge Dismisses Suit Alleging Cancer Risk From Cell Phone Use."
Posted at 02:00 PM by Howard Bashman



"OJ Simpson appeal denied by Nevada Supreme Court": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "The Nevada Supreme Court refused Friday to overturn O.J. Simpson's armed robbery and kidnapping convictions stemming from a gunpoint Las Vegas hotel room heist."

I have posted online today's ruling of the Supreme Court of Nevada at this link.
Posted at 01:52 PM by Howard Bashman



"Appeals court wrestles with Abramoff-related case": Pete Yost of The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 11:48 AM by Howard Bashman


"Supreme Court grants 'public interest' protection for press sources": Kirk Makin of The Toronto Globe and Mail has a news update that begins, "The Supreme Court of Canada has granted journalists in Quebec the right to protect confidential sources provided they can show it is in the public interest."

You can access today's ruling of the Supreme Court of Canada at this link.
Posted at 10:33 AM by Howard Bashman



Dangerous precaution -- Fifth Circuit reinstates lawsuit against department store in which the plaintiff alleges she tripped and fell over a plastic "wet floor" sign that an employee had negligently left in a high-traffic area of the store: You can access yesterday's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit at this link.
Posted at 10:14 AM by Howard Bashman


"Plaintiff Andrew Harley Speaker sued the Defendant United States Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for violating the Privacy Act by disclosing his identity and confidential medical information relating to the treatment of his tuberculosis." So begins an opinion that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit issued today. Today's ruling reinstates Speaker's lawsuit, which an Atlanta-based federal district court had dismissed.

In early news coverage, The Associated Press reports that "Patient in 2007 TB scare can go ahead with lawsuit."

Earlier AP coverage of the lawsuit can be accessed here. Speaker is an attorney based in Atlanta.
Posted at 10:00 AM by Howard Bashman



"Troy Davis must appeal directly to U.S. Supreme Court, judge rules; Federal judge rebuffs intermediate court review of latest ruling": This article appeared Wednesday in The Savannah Morning News.

And online at The New Republic, Charles Lane has an article headlined "End of Innocence: The death penalty's self-defeating foes" (subscription required).
Posted at 08:33 AM by Howard Bashman



"Press freedom hangs in the balance in case before Supreme Court": Kirk Makin has this article today in The Toronto Globe and Mail.

The Supreme Court of Canada is expected to issue its ruling on the case today.
Posted at 08:30 AM by Howard Bashman



"Two state Supreme Court justices stun some listeners with race comments": Today's edition of The Seattle Times contains an article that begins, "State Supreme Court justices Richard Sanders and James Johnson stunned some participants at a recent court meeting when they said African Americans are overrepresented in the prison population because they commit a disproportionate number of crimes."
Posted at 08:25 AM by Howard Bashman


"Attack ads target Illinois Supreme Court justice; Actors portraying the state's nastiest criminals 'explain' how Thomas Kilbride sided with them over their victims": This article appears today in The Chicago Tribune.
Posted at 08:24 AM by Howard Bashman


"Attorney Challenges Decision Made by Judge Who Was Arrested on Drug, Gun Charges; Judge's alleged drug use potentially clouded integrity of July 29 order denying $200,000 in legal fees, lawyer says": R. Robin McDonald of the Fulton County Daily Report has this article.

And The Newnan (Ga.) Times-Herald reports today that "Judge OKs Camp case details be kept quiet."
Posted at 08:14 AM by Howard Bashman



"Calling John Roberts": Linda Greenhouse has this post at the "Opinionator" blog of The New York Times.
Posted at 08:10 AM by Howard Bashman


"Lillian McEwen breaks her 19-year silence about Justice Clarence Thomas": Michael A. Fletcher has this article today in The Washington Post.

The Los Angeles Times reports today that "Virginia Thomas' group backs off on calling healthcare law unconstitutional; Liberty Central, a group founded by the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, blames staff errors for attaching her name to a memorandum that called for the repeal of the law."

And The Brandeis Hoot contains an article headlined "Thomas' wife demands Hill apologize for confirmation charges" and an editorial entitled "Stop callin', we don't wanna talk anymore."
Posted at 08:02 AM by Howard Bashman



eXTReMe Tracker

From the Law.com Newswire:


Click to open links in new
     windows

Advertise on Legal Blogs

Related Blogs

20 Questions for the
 Appellate Judge


How Appealing Extra

My Appellate Columns
Especially Appealing Blogs

Above the Law

ACSBlog

Adam Smith, Esq.

Althouse

Bag and Baggage

Balkinization

The Becker-Posner Blog

Bench Memos

The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times

Concurring Opinions

Confirm Them

The Confrontation Blog

Copyrights & Campaigns

Crossroads

Discriminations

Dorf on Law

Drug and Device Law

Election Law

Ernie the Attorney

InstaPundit.Com

Jack Bog's Blog

Jeremy Blachman's Brand New Weblog

Law News Now

Legal Theory

Notes from the (Legal) Underground

PrawfsBlawg

Professor Bainbridge.com

Religion Clause

SCOTUSblog

Sentencing Law and Policy

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TaxProf Blog

Threat Level

Throwing Things

tonypierce.com + busblog

The Volokh Conspiracy

Wonkette

Workplace Prof Blog

WSJ.com's Law Blog

Other Links

abcNEWS.com's The Note

The Associated Press Newswire

Best of the Web Today

The Corner

McSweeney's Internet Tendency

Movie Review Query Engine

Obscure Store & Reading Room

The Onion

Overlawyered.com

PointofLaw.com

Salon

Slate

Tapped

Even More Blogs

The 10b-5 Daily

Abstract Appeal

The Agitator

Alas, a blog

AndrewSullivan.com

Anonymous Lawyer

Appellate Law & Practice

Balloon Juice

The Baseball Crank

Beautiful Confusion

Begging The Question

Begging to Differ

Behind the Homefront

Benefitsblog

BenMaller.com

beSpacific

Betsy's Page

Big Picnic

bIPlog

The Bitch Girls

the bitter shack of resentment

The Bleat

Blithering Idiot

The Blog from the Core

Blonde Justice

Blue Mass. Group

Body and Soul

Boing Boing

Braves Journal

Brendan O'Neill

Brian Peterson's Legal Weblog

Brothers Judd Blog

The Buck Stops Here

BuffaloWings&Vodka

Cacciaguida

Calblog

California Insider

Captain Indignant's Fortress of Peevishness

Chicago Boyz

Civil Liberties Watch

Class Maledictorian

Clayton Cramer's BLOG

a clever sheep

ColbyCosh.com

The Comedian

Common Sense and Wonder

Conglomerate

CONTENT / v.3

Copyfight: The politics of IP

Corp Law Blog

Corsair the Rational Pirate

crabwalk.com

Criminal Appeal

CrimLaw

Critical Mass

Crooked Timber

Croooow Blog

Current copyright readings

cut on the bias

DailyPundit.com

Daimnation!

Daniel W. Drezner

Dave Copeland

Deadly Mantis

Dean's World

death by committee

Delaware Law Office

Disputation

The Doc Searls Weblog

Doxagora

Dr. Weevil

Dubyanell Feds

easily distracted

effinchamp

Electrolite

EmoryLaw Student.com: Adam

Eric's Weblog

Eve Tushnet.com

excited utterances

explodedlibrary.info

FalconRed goes to Law School

Final Protective Fire

the fog of warre

for the sake of clarity

Fourth Amendment.com

Froggi's update

Frothing at the Mouth

FurdLog

Gawker

GeekPress

Geodog's MT Weblog

George's Employment Blawg

Gideon's Blog

Grant M Henninger

GreenGourd's Garden

GrepLaw

grrrl meets world

Half the Sins of Mankind

Heh. Indeed.

Hit & Run

HobbsOnline

Hoplites

Hose Monster Blog

HowardOwens.com

Howling Point

HughHewitt.com

Ichiblog

The Importance Of

inappropriate response

Inchoate

In Context

The Indiana Law Blog

infoAnarchy

Insolvent Republic Of Blogistan

Inter Alia

Interrobang

Ipse Dixit

IsThatLegal?

Jens 'n' Frens

Jewish Buddha

Jim Dedman

Joanne Jacobs.com

Joe Gratz's blog

John Scalzi's Whatever

joyfulchristian

Jumping To Conclusions

Kausfiles

Ken Layne

Kieran Healy's Weblog

The Kitchen Cabinet

KittySays

Kiwi Pundit

Kyle Still Free Press

l8r

Law Dork

LawMeme

Lawrence Lessig

Law School UNconfidential

LawSites

Legal Fiction

Legal Ramblings

The Legal Reader

The Leiter Reports: Editorials, News, Updates

Letters of Marque

Lex Communis

Life, Law, Libido

The Light of Reason

The Lincoln Plawg

little green footballs

Log -- David Chess

Lonestar Expat

Lonewacko

Lucpher.com

The Manifest Border

Mansfield Fox

Man Without Qualities

Mark A.R. Kleiman

Marstonalia

Matthew Yglesias

MaxSpeak Weblog

MC Estoppel

Media Dragon

Mellow-Drama

Mercurial

Michael J. Totten

Mirthful Ones

moxie.nu | blog

ms. morality

MyFreePress.com

Natalie Solent

NathanNewman.org

Neal Pollack's The Maelstrom

Nerdlaw.org

The Neutral Zone Trap

nikita demosthenes

Ninomania

No Left Turns

Notes from the (1L) Underground

No Watermelons Allowed

Nuts and Boalts

Off the Kuff

Off the Pine

Oliver Willis

One Fine Jay

One Maven

Open Book

OrinKerr.com

Oscar Jr. Was Here

Outside the Beltway

Overpundit

Overtaken by Events

OxBlog

Oy Vey!

Paper Chase

Parkway Rest Stop

Pathetic Earthlings

Patio Pundit

Patterico's Pontifications

Paul's Boutique

The Perpetual Three-Dot Column

Phillip Coons

PhotoDude.com

PIKER

Political Animal

Political Parrhesia

Political State Report

Power Line

Prince Roy's Realm

Public Defender Dude

Q Daily News

Quare

rabbit blog

Rachel Lucas

Rain Man 2

Random Jottings

Rantophilia

The Rattler

rc3.org

RealityChecker.org

Reason & Liberty

Refference

Regions of Mind

The Remedy

Res Ipsa Loquitur

RiShawn Biddle's The Usual Suspect

The Rittenhouse Review

Robert Fortuno's Weblog

Roger's View

Rory Perry's Weblog

Running With Lawyers

Samizdata.net

Sarah Eve Kelly

Sarah Lai Stirland

sasnaK

A Sassy Lawyer in Philippine Suburbia

Scoobie Davis Online

ScrappleFace

Scripting News

sean.harding

Second Opinions

Second p0st

The Securities Law Beacon

Seeking for Righteousness

Semi-Daily Journal

The Shout

Shouting 'Cross the Potomac

Silflay Hraka

Simone Koo

skippy the bush kangaroo

The Slithery D

Snark Attack

SnarkSpot

Sneaking Suspicions

The Sound And Fury

South Dakota Politics

The Spoons Experience

Sporadic Thoughts

SteveSachs

Stop the Bleating!

sugarmama

Sugar, Mr. Poon?

Sugarpoet.com

superficial intelligence

Supreme Court Blog

Susan Crawford blog

SW Virginia law blog

Taegan Goddard's
Political Wire


taiwanon.com

the talking dog

Talking Points Memo

TarheelPundit

TBOGG

Tech Law Advisor

Terebi II

Texas Law Blog

that abby girl's journal

That Broken Girl

That's News To Me

The Third Branch

Tierney's WeblAG

Tim Blair

Tom Tomorrow

The Trademark Blog

Troppo Armadillo

trr

The Truth Laid Bear

Tutissima Cassis

uggabugga

unbillable hours

UnivAtty

Unqualified Offerings

Uppity-Negro.com

urban nomad

U.S. Supreme Court Blog

UXblog

vigilant.tv

The Ville

Votelaw

vpostrel.com

Waddling Thunder

walterindenver

WampumBlog

WarLiberal.com

The Week in Review

William Burton

Will Work for Favorable Dicta

The Wired GC

WOIFM

Woman of the law

Xrlq's Blog

A Yank in Oz

The Yin Blog

Yourish.com

zonitics.com

#!/usr/bin/geek