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Friday, December 6, 2013

"Court: Berkeley woman can sue Austria railroad." Bob Egelko of The San Francisco Chronicle has this report on an en banc ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued today.
Posted at 11:18 PM by Howard Bashman


"High Court Revisits Death Penalty for Mentally Disabled": Stateline, a publication of The Pew Charitable Trusts, has this report today.
Posted at 10:36 PM by Howard Bashman


"The Supreme Court, moldy washers and the future of consumer class actions": Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has this report today.
Posted at 10:30 PM by Howard Bashman


"California's DNA collection law in key legal test": Howard Mintz of The San Jose Mercury News has this report.
Posted at 10:28 PM by Howard Bashman


"To Lobby or Not to Lobby: That Is an Important Question." The very interesting essay that Senior First Circuit Judge Kermit V. Lipez has in the Spring 2013 issue of The Journal of Appellate Practice and Process can now be freely accessed online at this link.

Thanks to that publication's editor, Nancy Bellhouse May, for letting me know. I previously noted the essay in this post from Wednesday.
Posted at 10:18 PM by Howard Bashman



"Kline seeks Supreme Court reconsideration on license ruling": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "An attorney for former Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline has asked the Kansas Supreme Court to consider modifying a ruling that indefinitely suspended Kline's law license."
Posted at 10:12 PM by Howard Bashman


"Federal judge criticized by Supreme Court Justice fires back": Reuters has this report.
Posted at 09:25 PM by Howard Bashman


"Supreme Court birth control ruling could ripple widely": Bob Egelko of The San Francisco Chronicle has this report.
Posted at 09:22 PM by Howard Bashman


"Senate to move quickly on nominations": Burgess Everett of Politico.com has a report that begins, "Democrats will take advantage of new Senate rules and rush to confirm six of President Barack Obama's most prominent nominations over the next two weeks. Senate leadership is aiming to confirm three judges to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals as well as a trio of crucial executive nominations before Dec. 20, Democratic aides said."
Posted at 03:14 PM by Howard Bashman


Access online today's Order List of the U.S. Supreme Court: The Court has posted the Order List, granting review in one new case, at this link.

In early news coverage, Greg Stohr and Susan Decker of Bloomberg News reports that "Software Patents Get U.S. Supreme Court Review."

Lawrence Hurley of Reuters reports that "U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether software can be patented."

The Associated Press reports that "Court to jump into patent discussion."

At "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times," Tony Mauro has a post titled "Supreme Court Takes Up Patent Eligibility Case."

And at "SCOTUSblog," Lyle Denniston has a post titled "Court to rule on patent rights."

My earlier coverage of the en banc Federal Circuit's ruling in this case can be accessed here, here, and here.
Posted at 01:35 PM by Howard Bashman



"Court panel appears skeptical of L.A. ban on homeless living in cars": The Los Angeles Times has this report.

You can access at this link the audio of yesterday's oral argument before a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Posted at 11:42 AM by Howard Bashman



There's nothing like an exegesis on the economic loss rule to get the weekend started off right: Today, a unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued an opinion written by Senior Circuit Judge Jon O. Newman that begins, "The issue on this appeal is whether, under maritime law, an owner of a vessel may be awarded damages for economic loss due to negligence in the absence of physical damage to its property."
Posted at 10:28 AM by Howard Bashman


"U.S. Backs Argentina at High Court in Bank Subpoena Case": Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News has a report that begins, "The Obama administration urged the U.S. Supreme Court to hear Argentina's challenge to a court order requiring two banks to turn over information about the country's assets."
Posted at 10:22 AM by Howard Bashman


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