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Monday, October 28, 2013

"Judicial Nominations Fight to Flare Up": Todd Ruger has this post today at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times."
Posted at 11:59 PM by Howard Bashman

In the November 2013 issue of ABA Journal magazine: David L. Hudson Jr. has an article headlined "The establishment clause is still a contentious battle among the justices."

Hudson also has an article headlined "Virginia Supreme Court holds that advertising rules may be applied to a lawyer's blog."

Mark Walsh has an article headlined "High court tackles another 4th Amendment case."

And the new installment of Bryan A. Garner's "On Words" column is headlined "An interview with the lawyer who discovered Clarence Darrow's letters."
Posted at 11:58 PM by Howard Bashman

"Ralphs Gets Cold Cut in Deli Worker Dispute": At her "Trial Insider" blog, Pamela A. MacLean has a post that begins, "Ralphs grocery chain cannot compel individual arbitration for a group of deli clerks claiming they were denied meal breaks and overtime and want to pursue the claims as a class action."

You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit at this link.
Posted at 10:16 PM by Howard Bashman

"Reply Brief Filed in United States v. Auernheimer": On Friday, Orin Kerr had this post at "The Volokh Conspiracy" linking to a copy of the reply brief filed earlier that day in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
Posted at 10:11 PM by Howard Bashman

"Judge Posner Walks Back Comments To HuffPost": Jacob Gershman has this post today at's "Law Blog."

And MSNBC today posted online a video titled "Posner on politics in the courtroom: Legal scholar Judge Richard Posner joins to discuss how complexity and politics are the greatest challenges to the Supreme Court."
Posted at 10:08 PM by Howard Bashman

"Justice Clarence Thomas shares his journey from the South to the Supreme Court": Duke Law News has this report.
Posted at 06:18 PM by Howard Bashman

"Senate Inches Closer To Major Battle Over Obama's Judicial Nominees": Jennifer Bendery of The Huffington Post has this report today.
Posted at 06:17 PM by Howard Bashman

"Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Announces Appointment of California Solicitor General": The Attorney General of California today issued a news release that begins, "California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today announced the appointment of Edward DuMont to the position of California Solicitor General."
Posted at 06:15 PM by Howard Bashman

"Oh Schuette! Did Romer put Seattle School District No. 1 to sleep?" Josh Blackman has this post today at the "Constitution Daily" blog of the National Constitution Center.
Posted at 04:26 PM by Howard Bashman

"No Drugs, No Executions: Is This the End of the Death Penalty? As states scramble to find new lethal cocktails, a lack of options could spell the end of capital punishment." Dustin Volz has this essay online today at The Atlantic.
Posted at 03:16 PM by Howard Bashman

"Fed judge: Texas abortion limits unconstitutional." The Associated Press has this report.

Chuck Lindell of The Austin American-Statesman has a news update headlined "Judge blocks key parts of Texas abortion law."

Erik Eckholm of The New York Times has a news update headlined "Judge Blocks Part of Texas Abortion Law."

The San Antonio Express-News has an update headlined "Judge strikes down part of new Texas abortion law."

And Bloomberg News reports that "Texas Abortion Law Hospital Privilege Requirement Blocked."

I have posted at this link today's ruling of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas.
Posted at 03:10 PM by Howard Bashman

"State will use two new drugs in November execution": The Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch has this news update.

And The Associated Press has a report headlined "Ohio: Child killer to get untried 2-drug injection."
Posted at 02:06 PM by Howard Bashman

Ninth Circuit grants rehearing en banc in lawsuit against Anaheim police officers alleging excessive use of force: You can access today's order of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit at this link.

My earlier coverage of the original divided three-judge panel's ruling can be accessed here.
Posted at 01:55 PM by Howard Bashman

"This lapse is worth noting because it is indicative of a widespread, and increasingly troublesome, discomfort among lawyers and judges confronted by a scientific or other technological issue." So writes Seventh Circuit Judge Richard A. Posner today in an opinion that only one other judge on the three-judge panel joined in full.
Posted at 01:50 PM by Howard Bashman

"Ninth Circuit Judge Susan P. Graber Recognized": The Public Information Office of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued this news release today.
Posted at 01:35 PM by Howard Bashman

"Filibuster Wars To Flare Up As Reid Moves On Top Judges": Sahil Kapur has this report at TPM DC.
Posted at 01:02 PM by Howard Bashman

"Portrait of Female Justices Unveiled": Tony Mauro has this post at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times."
Posted at 01:00 PM by Howard Bashman

"Tribe can't be sued in alcohol case, Oklahoma Supreme Court says; A state Supreme Court decision has wide-reaching impact on tribal casinos' dramshop liability": This article appears today in The Oklahoman.

You can access last month's ruling of the Supreme Court of Oklahoma at this link.
Posted at 12:18 PM by Howard Bashman

"Case against teacher who viewed porn at school headed to state Supreme Court": The Wisconsin State Journal has this report.
Posted at 12:11 PM by Howard Bashman

"U.S. Supreme Court to hear Miss. death row inmate case": The Associated Press has this report.

Update: A knowledgeable reader emails, "The AP story, and in particular the headline, is wrong, or at best quite misleading, about Byrom. It refers only to a pending cert. petition. The Court has not agreed 'to hear' the case, unless by 'hear' you mean 'put it on a conference list for future consideration as to whether to grant cert.'"
Posted at 12:07 PM by Howard Bashman

"4 candidates seek to stay on Supreme, Superior state courts": Paula Reed Ward has this article today in The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Posted at 12:06 PM by Howard Bashman

"Criminals and Campaign Cash: The Impact of Judicial Campaign Spending on Criminal Defendants." The Center for American Progress issued this report today. A summary of the report appears at this link.

And the organization is hosting a related event from noon to 1:30 p.m. eastern time today. You can access the live video via this link.
Posted at 12:03 PM by Howard Bashman

"The gray area of courtroom conduct": Yesterday's edition of The Arizona Republic began a four-part series on prosecutorial misconduct. In yesterday's newspaper, Michael Kiefer had an article headlined "Prosecutorial misconduct alleged in half of capital cases."

And in today's newspaper, Kiefer has an article headlined "Prosecutors under scrutiny are seldom disciplined."
Posted at 11:36 AM by Howard Bashman

"Bell v. Maryland: Kenneth Mack challenges three common views." Kali Borkoski has this post at "SCOTUSblog."

And in related coverage, The Associated Press reports that "1960 Md. sit-in case remembered as part of history."
Posted at 11:30 AM by Howard Bashman

"High court test of surveillance law could be ahead": Pete Yost of The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 11:27 AM by Howard Bashman

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