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Friday, December 17, 2010

"Appeals court rejects $21 million Hurricane Katrina settlement": The Associated Press has this report on a limited fund class action settlement that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit rejected in a decision issued yesterday.
Posted at 10:20 PM by Howard Bashman


"Appeals court denies Conrad Black review request": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "An appeals court in Chicago has refused to grant a rare full-court review to former media mogul Conrad Black as he challenges two convictions."
Posted at 06:17 PM by Howard Bashman


"Court upholds ruling on military recruitment bans": The AP has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued today.

Update: In other coverage, Bob Egelko of The San Francisco Chronicle has a news update headlined "North Coast towns can't ban military recruiters."
Posted at 05:32 PM by Howard Bashman



"Judge hears federal worker's spousal coverage case": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "A federal appeals court lawyer has found herself in the odd position of suing the U.S. government over its refusal to extend health insurance to her same-sex spouse. A U.S. District Court judge in San Francisco heard arguments Friday in Karen Golinski's lawsuit against the Office of Personnel Management."
Posted at 05:28 PM by Howard Bashman


Sixth Circuit considers how to define "Breast Implant": You can access today's ruling of a partially divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in In re Settlement Facility Dow Corning Trust at this link.
Posted at 10:03 AM by Howard Bashman


"After Six Years, Union Prevails in Battle Over Seized Drug Tests": Today's edition of The New York Times contains an article that begins, "A six-year legal battle over positive steroid tests that tarnished some of baseball's most cherished story lines and embarrassed players union and federal officials quietly came to an end last week, with the union declaring victory."
Posted at 08:24 AM by Howard Bashman


"Judge Hints He May Rule Against Health Law": This article appears today in The New York Times. The newspaper also contains an op-ed by law professor Jason Mazzone entitled "Can Congress Force You to Be Healthy?"
Posted at 08:17 AM by Howard Bashman


"The Revolution Next Time?" Linda Greenhouse has this post at the "Opinionator" blog of The New York Times.
Posted at 08:12 AM by Howard Bashman


"Judge recuses himself from vote challenge": The Des Moines Register today contains an article that begins, "A Polk County judge has declined to hear a legal challenge to last month's judicial retention vote to avoid the appearance that he has a conflict of interest."
Posted at 07:44 AM by Howard Bashman


"Prohibition, online: Just 13 states and the District of Columbia allow people to order wine from an out-of-state retailer; Such laws stifle consumer choice and keep prices artificially high." David White has this op-ed today in The Los Angeles Times.
Posted at 07:42 AM by Howard Bashman


"Christie won't get involved in Justice Rivera-Soto's protest": Today's edition of The Philadelphia Inquirer contains an article that begins, "Gov. Christie declined Thursday to weigh in on the recent state Supreme Court controversy over a justice's decision not to participate in decisions as long as a temporary judge remained on the bench."
Posted at 07:32 AM by Howard Bashman


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