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Friday, October 26, 2012

"The $63 billion copyright question": At Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight, Erin Geiger Smith has a report that begins, "The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments on Monday in one of the most important copyright cases in a decade, over whether works manufactured outside the United States can be resold here without the permission of the copyright owner."
Posted at 06:17 PM by Howard Bashman


"Will Bush v. Gore Save Barack Obama? If Obama narrowly wins Ohio, he can thank Justice Scalia and the court's conservatives." Law professor Richard L. Hasen -- author of the "Election Law Blog" -- has this essay online at Slate.
Posted at 06:07 PM by Howard Bashman


"U.S. picks a DOMA case": Lyle Denniston has this post today at "SCOTUSblog."
Posted at 05:16 PM by Howard Bashman


"Support for end to California death penalty surges; Nearly half of registered voters still back capital punishment, but the margin has shrunk to 3 percentage points; Voters also favor easing the three-strikes law": Maura Dolan and Jack Leonard have this front page article today in The Los Angeles Times.
Posted at 02:25 PM by Howard Bashman


"Appeals court in Chicago reinstates white supremacist's conviction for threatening juror": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "An appellate court ruled Friday that a white supremacist solicited violence against a juror in another trial by revealing his personal details online, rejecting a lower court's finding that the neo-Nazi's posts were protected by the First Amendment."

You can access today's per curiam ruling of a unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit at this link.
Posted at 01:30 PM by Howard Bashman



"Reading Guide: Where Romney and Obama Stand on the Supreme Court." Suevon Lee of ProPublica has this report.

And at TPMDC, Sahil Kapur has an article headlined "Conservative Scholars Bullish That A Romney Supreme Court Could Reverse Longstanding Liberal Jurisprudence."
Posted at 12:09 PM by Howard Bashman



"Wells Fargo Loses Bid to Force Arbitration on Overdrafts": Bloomberg News has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit issued today.
Posted at 12:03 PM by Howard Bashman


"U.S. court rules against Argentina over debt fix": Jonathan Stempel and Grant McCool of Reuters have this report.

And Bloomberg News reports that "Argentina Loses U.S. Appeal of Ruling on Defaulted Bonds."

You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit at this link.
Posted at 12:01 PM by Howard Bashman



Look who's on TV: This Sunday's broadcast of The American Law Journal is titled "Election 2012 & The Future of The Supreme Court." You can view a short preview clip posted at YouTube by clicking here.

And today's edition of The Legal Intelligencer contains this preview of the broadcast.
Posted at 11:40 AM by Howard Bashman



"John Paul Stevens's Quest for Four Little Words": Jess Bravin has this post today at WSJ.com's "Law Blog."
Posted at 10:02 AM by Howard Bashman


"How Supap Kirtsaeng's Textbooks Idea Led to Supreme Court": Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News has this report.
Posted at 09:58 AM by Howard Bashman


"Kentucky Supreme Court upholds convictions of Amish men who refused to put orange triangles on buggies; No extra religious protection seen in state constitution": This article appears today in The Louisville Courier-Journal.

And The Associated Press has a report headlined "Amish lose in court but law grants buggy exemption."

You can access yesterday's ruling of the Supreme Court of Kentucky at this link.
Posted at 09:22 AM by Howard Bashman



"A Death Row Struggle Between Advocates and Lawyers": Maurice Chammah of The Texas Tribune has this report.
Posted at 09:12 AM by Howard Bashman


"How Mandatory Minimums Forced Me to Send More Than 1,000 Nonviolent Drug Offenders to Federal Prison": U.S. District Judge Mark W. Bennett (N.D. Iowa) has this essay in the November 12, 2012 issue of The Nation.
Posted at 09:08 AM by Howard Bashman


"Supreme Court to hear arguments over government spying": Terry Baynes of Reuters has this report.

Update: And at "SCOTUSblog," Lyle Denniston has a post titled "Can global wiretaps be challenged?"
Posted at 09:03 AM by Howard Bashman



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