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Thursday, October 25, 2012

"Ky. court trims rights of grandparents to visit grandchildren": The Louisville Courier-Journal has a news update that begins, "The Kentucky Supreme Court has made it harder for grandparents to win visitation with their grandchildren when the child's parents object. In a 6-1 ruling, the state's high court ruled Thursday that parents who oppose giving a grandparent visitation must be presumed to be acting in the child's best interests. The court did not strike down Kentucky's 1984 grandparent visitation law but said a grandparent must present 'clear and convincing' evidence to win the right to visit a grandchild over a parent's objection."

You can access today's ruling of the Supreme Court of Kentucky at this link.
Posted at 11:33 PM by Howard Bashman



"U.S. Supreme Court Justice Scalia warns against 'living' Constitution": The Billings Gazette has this news update.

And The Associated Press has a report that begins, "Passing through Laramie after an unsuccessful antelope hunt, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia stopped at the University of Wyoming on Thursday to make an impassioned and humorous case for sticking to the original meaning of the U.S. Constitution."
Posted at 11:23 PM by Howard Bashman



"Supreme Court Weighing 'First Sale' Copyright Doctrine": David Kravets has this post at Wired.coms "Threat Level" blog.
Posted at 11:05 PM by Howard Bashman


"Retired Supreme Court Justice sits on NY court": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "The first woman to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court has taken a chair for a day on a panel of the federal appeals court in New York."
Posted at 11:03 PM by Howard Bashman


"Suggested Mottos for Other Law Blogs": Kyle Graham has this post at his blog, "noncuratlex.com."
Posted at 10:44 PM by Howard Bashman


"Obama v. the Supreme Court: An interview with Jeffrey Toobin." June Thomas has this podcast online at Slate.
Posted at 05:14 PM by Howard Bashman


"Drug-sniffing cases send Supreme Court to the dogs": Michael Doyle of McClatchy Newspapers has this report.

And online at Slate, Emily Bazelon has a jurisprudence essay entitled "Are Police Dogs Invading Our Privacy? Next week the Supreme Court will consider that question."
Posted at 04:48 PM by Howard Bashman



"How do you feel about Justice Roberts' ruling on the Affordable Care Act? Were you surprised?" That's one of the questions from historian Douglas Brinkley that President Obama answers in an interview Rolling Stone magazine posted online today.
Posted at 04:40 PM by Howard Bashman


"Rajaratnam Appeal Judges Voice Concern Over U.S. Wiretaps": Bloomberg News has this report.

Update: In other coverage, Peter Lattman has a post titled "Rajaratnam's Lawyers Argue to Overturn Conviction" at the "DealBook" blog of The New York Times.

Reuters reports that "Insider trading wiretaps under scrutiny in Rajaratnam appeal."

And The Associated Press reports that "Insider trader's lawyers ask NY court to nix case."
Posted at 02:30 PM by Howard Bashman



"Court upholds ban on handgun sales to people under 21": Jonathan Stempel of Reuters has a report that begins, "The United States may ban federally licensed firearms dealers from selling handguns to people under age 21, an appeals court ruled on Thursday, in a defeat for the National Rifle Association."

You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit at this link.
Posted at 02:24 PM by Howard Bashman



"SMART can reject anti-Islam ad, 6th Circuit says": "The MiLW Blog" has this post reporting on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued today.
Posted at 12:10 PM by Howard Bashman


In the Fall 2012 issue of Marquette Lawyer magazine: Sixth Circuit Judge Jeffrey S. Sutton has an article headlined "Barnette, Frankfurter, and Judicial Review."

And the magazine also contains the remarks of Seventh Circuit Judge Diane S. Sykes at the law school's May 19, 2012 hooding ceremony, where Judge Sykes spoke about her former boss and colleague, Seventh Circuit Judge Terence T. Evans.
Posted at 11:44 AM by Howard Bashman



"Calif. Death Penalty Opposition Focuses On Economy": Today's broadcast of NPR's "Morning Edition" contained this audio segment, along with a related audio segment entitled "In Calif., A Death Penalty Proponent Changes Course."
Posted at 11:20 AM by Howard Bashman


"Betty Binns Fletcher Dies at 89; Liberal Stalwart on the Bench": This obituary appears today in The New York Times.

And in today's edition of The San Francisco Chronicle, Bob Egelko has written an obituary headlined "U.S. appeals Judge Betty Fletcher dies."
Posted at 11:18 AM by Howard Bashman



"Lawyers Discuss Supreme Court Cases on Sniffer Dog Use": C-SPAN provides access to the video of Tuesday's discussion sponsored by the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times served as moderator.
Posted at 11:10 AM by Howard Bashman


"Diversity as a commodity: Affirmative Action warrants extensive reform, for this policy serves as an excuse for colleges to sacrifice equitable admissions policies in favor of a fetishized form of diversity." Columnist James Yoon has this op-ed today in The Columbia Spectator.
Posted at 11:07 AM by Howard Bashman


"Critical online reviews can carry legal risks": The Associated Press has this report on a case pending for decision before the Supreme Court of Minnesota.

Last month, The Duluth News Tribune reported on the oral argument in an article headlined "Minnesota Supreme Court hears Duluth neurologist's defamation lawsuit against patient's son; The Minnesota Supreme Court heard the case of a Duluth neurologist Tuesday who sued a patient's son after being criticized on rate-your-doctor websites for his bedside manner."

You can view the oral argument video by clicking here.
Posted at 11:02 AM by Howard Bashman



"Court: A woman with no genetic connection to baby is not the mother unless she adopts." MaryAnn Spoto of The Newark (N.J.) Star-Ledger has an article that begins, "A woman who arranges for a surrogate to give birth by using someone else's eggs cannot be considered the mother unless she adopts the child, a sharply divided state Supreme Court ruled today."

Today's edition of The New York Times contains an article headlined "Court's Split Decision Provides Little Clarity on Surrogacy."

The Record of Bergen County, New Jersey reports today that "Court upholds N.J. surrogate parent law."

The Courier-Post of Cherry Hill, New Jersey reports that "Supreme Court rules in New Jersey fertility case."

And The Associated Press has a report headlined "NJ court: Infertile men, women not treated same."

Yesterday, the Supreme Court of New Jersey affirmed the judgment under review by an equally divided court. You can access at this link the court's per curiam opinion and the opinions concurring in and dissenting from the result.
Posted at 10:48 AM by Howard Bashman



"The Court Crasher: Tom Goldstein changed how lawyers get to the Supreme Court--and how news gets out of it." Stephanie Mencimer has this article in the November 2012 issue of The Atlantic magazine.
Posted at 10:25 AM by Howard Bashman


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