How Appealing

Friday, November 15, 2013

"What if SCOTUS does away with securities fraud class actions?" Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has this report.
Posted at 10:04 PM by Howard Bashman

"Union can videotape picket line, Supreme Court rules in privacy case": The Toronto Globe and Mail has this news update.

The Edmonton Journal has a news update headlined "Supreme Court quashes appeal by privacy commissioner on striking Edmonton workers; Alberta given one year to change legislation to protect freedom of expression."

The Calgary Sun has a news update headlined "Alberta's privacy laws unconstitutional: Supreme Court."

Financial Post has a news update headlined "Supreme Court of Canada invalidates Alberta's privacy legislation."

And The Canadian Press reports that "Supreme Court sides with Alberta union in picket-line privacy case."

You can access today's ruling of the Supreme Court of Canada at this link.
Posted at 09:00 PM by Howard Bashman

"Justices to Revisit Securities Fraud Suits": Adam Liptak will have this article in Saturday's edition of The New York Times.

And in Saturday's edition of The Wall Street Journal, Brent Kendall will have an article headlined "Supreme Court to Review Key Securities-Fraud Case."
Posted at 08:40 PM by Howard Bashman

"Supreme Court to review police chase into Memphis": The Memphis Commercial Appeal has this news update.
Posted at 08:33 PM by Howard Bashman

"Justices to hear case on shareholder lawsuits; Energy giant Halliburton, with two lower court strikes against it, seeks a reversal from the high court's conservative justices": Richard Wolf of USA Today has this report.
Posted at 05:03 PM by Howard Bashman

"Convicted killer, Andrew Sasser, wins hearing on appeal for Arkansas murder 20 years ago": The Associated Press has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit issued today.
Posted at 02:55 PM by Howard Bashman

"Supreme Court's Clarence Thomas opens up during conservative gala": Timothy M. Phelps of The Los Angeles Times has this report.

And Robert Barnes of The Washington Post has an article headlined "Clarence Thomas: The Supreme Court's most happy fella."
Posted at 02:26 PM by Howard Bashman

"Court grants two cases": Lyle Denniston has this post at "SCOTUSblog."

Update: In other news coverage, Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News reports that "Investor Suits Challenged as Court Takes Halliburton Case."

The Associated Press reports that "Court to decide if company can try to block suit" and "High court to hear case of police sued over chase."

And Lawrence Hurley of Reuters reports that "U.S. justices agree to hear Halliburton securities class action."

You can access today's Order List of the U.S. Supreme Court at this link.
Posted at 01:30 PM by Howard Bashman

"Newspapers lose challenge to direct mail deal": The Associated Press has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued today.
Posted at 12:55 PM by Howard Bashman

"Judge suspends entire sentence for convicted former state Supreme Court justice Orie Melvin": The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has this news update.

And The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review has a news update headlined "Judge suspends Melvin's sentence until higher court rules on her appeal."
Posted at 12:12 PM by Howard Bashman

"Federal lawsuit against Pa. gay marriage ban survives first legal challenge": The Patriot-News of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania has this update.

The Philadelphia Inquirer has a news update headlined "Judge clears way for trial on Pa. gay marriage ban."

And The Associated Press reports that "Pennsylvania gay marriage suit takes big step toward trial."

I have posted online at this link today's memorandum and order of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.
Posted at 12:09 PM by Howard Bashman

Second Circuit affirms rejection of Fourth Amendment challenge to the New York City Police Department's policy of administering a breathalyzer test to any officer who discharges a firearm resulting in death or personal injury: You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit at this link.
Posted at 11:58 AM by Howard Bashman

Second Circuit certifies to New York State's highest court the question whether, "for purposes of administering a law firm's bankruptcy, New York law treats a dissolved law firm's pending hourly fee matters as its property": You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, in the Thelen LLP Chapter 7 case, at this link.
Posted at 11:54 AM by Howard Bashman

"Federal appeals court upholds Rita Crundwell's nearly 20-year sentence for Dixon theft case": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "A federal appeals court is upholding a nearly 20-year prison sentence for a thieving former bookkeeper who stole almost $54 million from the northern Illinois community of Dixon."

Circuit Judge Frank H. Easterbrook wrote today's ruling (featuring a classic second sentence) on behalf of a unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
Posted at 11:44 AM by Howard Bashman

Third time's not the charm for Starbucks in its trademark dilution litigation against Mister Charbucks: You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit at this link.

Update: In news coverage, Reuters reports that "Starbucks loses 'Charbucks' appeal."
Posted at 11:40 AM by Howard Bashman

"In Texas courtroom, a battle resumes over race": Joan Biskupic of Reuters has this report.
Posted at 10:56 AM by Howard Bashman

Access online the audio of Justice Clarence Thomas's remarks last night at the 2013 Federalist Society National Lawyers Convention in Washington, DC: Last night, C-SPAN Radio covered the remarks live. As luck would have it, at least for the time being you can hear the audio of the portion of last night's event involving Justice Thomas via this link from C-SPAN beginning at the 4 minute and 11 second mark. (This audio segment consists of only approximately the first 40 minutes of Justice Thomas's interview.)

Update: This morning at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times," Tony Mauro has a post titled "Joyous Justice Thomas Speaks to Federalist Society."
Posted at 09:25 AM by Howard Bashman

"The Stop-and-Frisk Case Takes Another Turn": This editorial appears today in The New York Times.

And Reuters reports that "Half of New York's stop-and-frisk arrests yield convictions, report says."
Posted at 08:07 AM by Howard Bashman

"Many Want To Hang 'No Atheists Allowed' On Supreme Court": Emily Swanson of The Huffington Post has this report.
Posted at 08:02 AM by Howard Bashman

"'Grateful' Justice Thomas reflects on his personal, professional journey": Bill Mears of has this report.

And at MSNBC, Ned Resnikoff has a report headlined "Did Clarence Thomas flout ethics rules?"
Posted at 07:42 AM by Howard Bashman

"Kopf's top ten lessons a young federal trial judge should take away from the Scheindlin/Second Circuit debacle": Senior U.S. District Judge Richard G. Kopf has this post today at his blog, "Hercules and the Umpire."
Posted at 07:38 AM by Howard Bashman

eXTReMe Tracker

From the Newswire:

Click to open links in new

Advertise on Legal Blogs

Related Blogs

20 Questions for the
 Appellate Judge

How Appealing Extra

My Appellate Columns
Especially Appealing Blogs

Above the Law


Adam Smith, Esq.


Bag and Baggage


The Becker-Posner Blog

Bench Memos

The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times

Concurring Opinions

Confirm Them

The Confrontation Blog

Copyrights & Campaigns



Dorf on Law

Drug and Device Law

Election Law

Ernie the Attorney


Jack Bog's Blog

Jeremy Blachman's Brand New Weblog

Law News Now

Legal Theory

Notes from the (Legal) Underground



Religion Clause


Sentencing Law and Policy

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TaxProf Blog

Threat Level

Throwing Things + busblog

The Volokh Conspiracy


Workplace Prof Blog's Law Blog

Other Links'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




Even More Blogs

The 10b-5 Daily

Abstract Appeal

The Agitator

Alas, a blog

Anonymous Lawyer

Appellate Law & Practice

Balloon Juice

The Baseball Crank

Beautiful Confusion

Begging The Question

Begging to Differ

Behind the Homefront



Betsy's Page

Big Picnic


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




California Insider

Captain Indignant's Fortress of Peevishness

Chicago Boyz

Civil Liberties Watch

Class Maledictorian

Clayton Cramer's BLOG

a clever sheep

The Comedian

Common Sense and Wonder



Copyfight: The politics of IP

Corp Law Blog

Corsair the Rational Pirate

Criminal Appeal


Critical Mass

Crooked Timber

Croooow Blog

Current copyright readings

cut on the bias


Daniel W. Drezner

Dave Copeland

Deadly Mantis

Dean's World

death by committee

Delaware Law Office


The Doc Searls Weblog


Dr. Weevil

Dubyanell Feds

easily distracted



EmoryLaw Adam

Eric's Weblog


excited utterances

FalconRed goes to Law School

Final Protective Fire

the fog of warre

for the sake of clarity


Froggi's update

Frothing at the Mouth




Geodog's MT Weblog

George's Employment Blawg

Gideon's Blog

Grant M Henninger

GreenGourd's Garden


grrrl meets world

Half the Sins of Mankind

Heh. Indeed.

Hit & Run



Hose Monster Blog

Howling Point


The Importance Of

inappropriate response


In Context

The Indiana Law Blog


Insolvent Republic Of Blogistan

Inter Alia


Ipse Dixit


Jens 'n' Frens

Jewish Buddha

Jim Dedman


Joe Gratz's blog

John Scalzi's Whatever


Jumping To Conclusions


Ken Layne

Kieran Healy's Weblog

The Kitchen Cabinet


Kiwi Pundit

Kyle Still Free Press


Law Dork


Lawrence Lessig

Law School UNconfidential


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


The Manifest Border

Mansfield Fox

Man Without Qualities

Mark A.R. Kleiman


Matthew Yglesias

MaxSpeak Weblog

MC Estoppel

Media Dragon



Michael J. Totten

Mirthful Ones | blog

ms. morality

Natalie Solent

Neal Pollack's The Maelstrom

The Neutral Zone Trap

nikita demosthenes


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

Oscar Jr. Was Here

Outside the Beltway


Overtaken by Events


Oy Vey!

Paper Chase

Parkway Rest Stop

Pathetic Earthlings

Patio Pundit

Patterico's Pontifications

Paul's Boutique

The Perpetual Three-Dot Column

Phillip Coons


Political Animal

Political Parrhesia

Political State Report

Power Line

Prince Roy's Realm

Public Defender Dude

Q Daily News


rabbit blog

Rachel Lucas

Rain Man 2

Random Jottings


The Rattler

Reason & Liberty


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

Sarah Eve Kelly

Sarah Lai Stirland


A Sassy Lawyer in Philippine Suburbia

Scoobie Davis Online


Scripting News


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


Sneaking Suspicions

The Sound And Fury

South Dakota Politics

The Spoons Experience

Sporadic Thoughts


Stop the Bleating!


Sugar, Mr. Poon?

superficial intelligence

Supreme Court Blog

Susan Crawford blog

SW Virginia law blog

Taegan Goddard's
Political Wire

the talking dog

Talking Points Memo



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


The Truth Laid Bear

Tutissima Cassis


unbillable hours


Unqualified Offerings

urban nomad

U.S. Supreme Court Blog


The Ville


Waddling Thunder



The Week in Review

William Burton

Will Work for Favorable Dicta

The Wired GC


Woman of the law

Xrlq's Blog

A Yank in Oz

The Yin Blog