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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

"Huguely's lawyers say his trial violated right to counsel": Frank Green of The Richmond Times-Dispatch has this news update.

And The Associated Press reports that "Judges hear former U.Va. lacrosse player's appeal."
Posted at 05:34 PM by Howard Bashman

"State high court hears ND abortion law arguments": The Associated Press has this report.

Via this link at the web site of the Supreme Court of North Dakota, you can access additional information about the case and the appellate briefing.
Posted at 03:30 PM by Howard Bashman

"Voters May Nix Cellphone Tower": Pamela A. MacLean has this post at her "Trial Insider" blog reporting on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued today.
Posted at 02:00 PM by Howard Bashman

"EPA tells court U.S. mercury, toxics rule is legally justified": Reuters has this report.
Posted at 10:12 AM by Howard Bashman

Access online today's ruling of the U.S. Supreme Court in an argued case: Justice Sonia Sotomayor delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court in Kansas v. Cheever, No. 12-609. You can access the oral argument via this link.

Update: In news coverage, The Associated Press has a report headlined "Court: Kan. death sentence shouldn't be thrown out."
Posted at 10:06 AM by Howard Bashman

"How These 5 Dirtbags Radically Advanced Your Digital Rights": David Kravets has this post today at's "Threat Level" blog.
Posted at 09:58 AM by Howard Bashman

"Rocker judge juggles tech policy, Supreme Court and the Stones": Dan Levine of Reuters has a report that begins, "In the cloistered federal appeals courts, where cameras are taboo and life-tenured judges toil in seclusion, Randall Rader relishes his persona as a hard-charging front man."

According to the article, "Rader suffered what he calls the biggest failure of his career in the case now under the Supreme Court's microscope, which involves software patents."
Posted at 09:50 AM by Howard Bashman

"Joan Orie Melvin pushes for dismissal or new trial": Paula Reed Ward had this article in yesterday's edition of The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

In yesterday's edition of The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Bobby Kerlik had an article headlined "Melvin appeal cites actions of prosecutors, judge."

And The Associated Press reports that "Former Pa. Justice Joan Orie Melvin's appeal cites alleged bias of trial judge."
Posted at 08:44 AM by Howard Bashman

"Court of Appeal rules UNF cannot prohibit guns on campus": This article appears in today's issue of The Florida Times-Union of Jacksonville.

The Associated Press reports that "Court rules Fla. universities can't regulate guns."

And the News Service of Florida has an article headlined "Appeals court: College students can keep guns in cars on campus."

You can access yesterday's lengthy en banc ruling of Florida's First District Court of Appeal at this link.
Posted at 08:33 AM by Howard Bashman

"Air pollution battle pits administration against GOP-led states; The Supreme Court seems receptive to the call for tougher environmental rules to reduce cross-border air pollution from Midwestern and Southern states": David G. Savage has this article today in The Los Angeles Times.

In today's edition of The Wall Street Journal, Jess Bravin has an article headlined "Justices Express Sympathy for EPA's Tack on Pollution Crossing State Lines; Agency Focuses on Using Most Cost-Effective Methods to Cut Emissions."

Warren Richey of The Christian Science Monitor has an article headlined "Supreme Court examines rule on cross-border pollution: Did EPA overreach? The Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday about an EPA rule that aims to curb cross-border air pollution; A lower court struck down the rule, saying the EPA exceeded its authority."

And Bill Mears of has a report headlined "No easy dunk: sports analogies simplify Supreme Court argument."
Posted at 08:24 AM by Howard Bashman

"India's Supreme Court upholds anti-gay sex law": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "India's Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down a 2009 lower court decision to decriminalize homosexuality, dealing a blow to gay activists who have fought for years for the chance to live openly in India's deeply conservative society."

Bloomberg News reports that "Indian Court Upholds 153-Year-Old Law Criminalizing Gay Sex."

Reuters reports that "India's Supreme Court turns the clock back with gay sex ban."

The International New York Times reports that "Court Restores India's Ban on Gay Sex."

The Washington Post reports that "Court in India criminalizes homosexuality."

The Wall Street Journal reports that "Indian Court Reinstates Law Banning Gay Sex; Supreme Court Rejects 2009 Ruling by Delhi High Court."

BBC News reports that "India top court reinstates gay sex ban."

The Hindu has an article headlined "Homosexuality illegal: SC."

The Hindustan Times has an article headlined "Supreme Court says gay sex illegal, LGBT rights activists angry; The Supreme Court on Wednesday reinstated a colonial-era ban on gay sex that enables the jailing of homosexuals in a major setback for rights campaigners in the country."

And The Times of India has an article headlined "Gay sex: Activists shocked with SC verdict, call it a 'black day.'"

You can access today's ruling of the Supreme Court of India at this link.
Posted at 08:04 AM by Howard Bashman

"With Filibuster Threat Gone, Senate Confirms Two Presidential Nominees": Jeremy W. Peters has this article today in The New York Times.

The Washington Post reports that "Using new rules, Senate Democrats confirm Patricia Millett."

The Los Angeles Times contains an article headlined "Freed of filibuster threat, Senate OKs two Obama nominees; The Senate confirms Patricia Millett for the D.C. Circuit Court and Rep. Melvin Watt to head a housing agency; The session's final weeks could be spent clearing a backlog of nominees."

The Wall Street Journal reports that "Senate Confirms Millett and Watt; Move Marks First Judge Approved Since Democrats Changed Filibuster Rules."

The Washington Times reports that "Senate confirms Obama judge following filibuster rule change."

And at at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times," Todd Ruger has a post titled "Senate Confirms Patricia Millett to D.C. Circuit."
Posted at 07:54 AM by Howard Bashman

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