"Federal appeals court rules against New Orleans taxi drivers on all counts":
The Times-Picayune of New Orleans has this news update
reporting on a ruling
that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
"NYC's Met can keep Cezanne painting seized in Russian revolution":
Nate Raymond of Reuters has this report
on a ruling
that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
"Master of the Sock Puppets":
Jack Hitt has this blog post
online today at The New Yorker.
In related coverage, The Times-Picayune of New Orleans reports that "Scandal in U.S. Attorney's Office is fodder for The New Yorker."
"Personal Guns and the Second Amendment": This editorial
appears today in The New York Times.
"Judge OKs Warrantless Cell-Site Data in Landmark Privacy Case":
David Kravets has this post
today at Wired.com's "Threat Level" blog.
And yesterday at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times," Mike Scarcella had a post titled "Judge Rules for DOJ in Dispute over Cell Tower Data."
"Mo. man receives $7,000 after arrest for flag desecration":
Online at the First Amendment Center, David L. Hudson Jr. has a report
that begins, "A Cape Girardeau, Mo., man arrested for desecrating an American flag must be paid $7,000 in compensatory damages, a federal judge has ruled."
"Supreme Court Gun Ruling Doesn't Block Proposed Controls":
Adam Liptak will have this article
Wednesday in The New York Times.
"Appeals court sides with newspaper in labor fight":
The Associated Press has this report
on a ruling
that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
"SWAT teams enter Tinley Park home in search for 2 escapees":
The Chicago Tribune has this news update
"Spurning the beach in Hawaii, senior judge moving to Texas to help out the Western District":
Today at the "Tex Parte Blog" of Texas Lawyer, John Council has a post
that begins, "It is safe to assume that most practicing lawyers and judges in the state of Texas have dreamed of retiring on the Hawaiian Islands at some point in their lives. And Senior U.S. District Judge David Ezra is planning a similar journey, except in reverse."
"Why It Might Be Hard to Completely Ban Gay Conversion Therapy: Is this treatment protected speech? Two California courts disagree."
Law professor Garrett Epps
has this essay
online at The Atlantic.
"I write separately merely to remind the district judges of this circuit of the importance of careful consideration of the wisdom of imposing de facto life sentences."
So begins a concurring opinion
that Circuit Judge Richard A. Posner
issued today in a case in which a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
unanimously dismissed as frivolous an appeal challenging the imposition of a 50-year federal sentence of imprisonment on a 46-year-old man convicted of producing child pornography.
Congratulations to the "Exemplary Legal Writing 2012 Honorees" of The Green Bag Almanac & Reader:
You can view the list of works being honored at this link
"Two bank robbers escape from Loop federal jail":
The Chicago Sun-Times has this news update
Update: The Associated Press has a report headlined "2 inmates escape from federal prison in Chicago" that begins, "Two convicted bank robbers are at large after using a knotted rope or bed sheets to escape from a federal prison window high above downtown Chicago early Tuesday, a week after one of them made a courtroom vow of retribution."
"New Data Shows Judicial Election Ad Spending Breaks Record at $29.7 Million; One Outside Group Spent $429,000 in Louisiana Election":
The Brennan Center for Justice and Justice at Stake issued this news release
"The Catch-22 of Eyewitness ID: Juries trust the memory of witnesses even when they shouldn't."
Skye Nickalls has this jurisprudence essay
online at Slate.
"30 Under 30: Law & Policy."
Forbes has the details at this link
"Post-Newtown gun legislation will hinge on 'Heller'":
Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal has this report
And online at The New Yorker, Jeffrey Toobin has a blog post titled "So You Think You Know the Second Amendment?"
"Montana court rejects gay couples' equal benefits":
The Associated Press has this report
on a 4-to-3 ruling
that the Supreme Court of Montana
issued yesterday. The court also issued this synopsis
of its ruling.
"How might Supreme Court justices view the gay-marriage issues before them?"
Beth Hawkins has this report
"Diehl-Armstrong asks Supreme Court to hear appeal in Erie pizza bomber case":
The Erie (Pa.) Times-News has this report
"Texas Voter ID Suit Put on Hold Till Supreme Court Rules":
Bloomberg News has this report
"Under the U.S. Supreme Court: Scalia in '08 -- Right to bear arms is 'not unlimited.'"
Michael Kirkland of UPI has this report
Ariane de Vogue of ABC News has a blog post titled "Supreme Court and Guns: Justices Have Yet to 'Clarify the Entire Field.'"
And at the "Constitution Daily" blog of the National Constitution Center, Lyle Denniston has a blog post titled "Constitution Check: Is the Supreme Court partly to blame for Newtown?"