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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

"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 issued today.
Posted at 10:50 PM by Howard Bashman


"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 issued today.
Posted at 04:53 PM by Howard Bashman


"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."
Posted at 04:13 PM by Howard Bashman



"Personal Guns and the Second Amendment": This editorial appears today in The New York Times.
Posted at 04:10 PM by Howard Bashman


"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."
Posted at 03:02 PM by Howard Bashman



"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."
Posted at 03:00 PM by Howard Bashman


"Supreme Court Gun Ruling Doesn't Block Proposed Controls": Adam Liptak will have this article Wednesday in The New York Times.
Posted at 02:05 PM by Howard Bashman


"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 issued today.
Posted at 01:11 PM by Howard Bashman


"SWAT teams enter Tinley Park home in search for 2 escapees": The Chicago Tribune has this news update.
Posted at 01:07 PM by Howard Bashman


"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."
Posted at 12:18 PM by Howard Bashman


"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.
Posted at 12:14 PM by Howard Bashman


"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.
Posted at 12:09 PM by Howard Bashman


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.
Posted at 11:38 AM by Howard Bashman


"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."
Posted at 11:11 AM by Howard Bashman



"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 yesterday.
Posted at 11:00 AM by Howard Bashman


"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.
Posted at 10:57 AM by Howard Bashman


"30 Under 30: Law & Policy." Forbes has the details at this link.
Posted at 09:24 AM by Howard Bashman


"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?"
Posted at 09:18 AM by Howard Bashman



"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.
Posted at 09:03 AM by Howard Bashman


"How might Supreme Court justices view the gay-marriage issues before them?" Beth Hawkins has this report at MinnPost.
Posted at 08:45 AM by Howard Bashman


"Diehl-Armstrong asks Supreme Court to hear appeal in Erie pizza bomber case": The Erie (Pa.) Times-News has this report.
Posted at 08:42 AM by Howard Bashman


"Texas Voter ID Suit Put on Hold Till Supreme Court Rules": Bloomberg News has this report.
Posted at 08:34 AM by Howard Bashman


"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?"
Posted at 08:30 AM by Howard Bashman



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