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Saturday, December 22, 2012

"Elmbrook Church graduation case could go to Supreme Court": In Sunday's edition of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Bruce Vielmetti will have an article that begins, "The 1st Amendment dispute over Brookfield public high school graduations inside Elmbrook Church could be headed to the U.S. Supreme Court. With the help of a religious liberty group, a Stanford University law professor and one of the country's biggest law firms, the Elmbrook School District on Friday filed a petition seeking high court review of a decision that went against the district in what advocates on both sides say could become one of the most significant church-state cases in years."

You can access the petition for writ of certiorari at this link.
Posted at 09:55 PM by Howard Bashman



"Iowa Supreme Court: Firing of attractive worker not harassment; A dentist said the woman was a threat to his marriage." This article appears today in The Des Moines Register.

My earlier coverage of yesterday's Iowa Supreme Court ruling appears at this link.
Posted at 09:50 PM by Howard Bashman



"Announcing the Green Bag bobbleheads' move to the Washington, DC office of O'Melveny & Myers LLP": The Green Bag has posted this video at YouTube.

And an announcement at The Green Bag's web site is titled "Bobblehead forum conveniens."
Posted at 05:09 PM by Howard Bashman



In the December 2012 issue of The Yale Law Journal: John H. Langbein has an article titled "The Disappearance of Civil Trial in the United States."

Dylan O. Keenan has a note titled "Confronting Crawford v. Washington in the Lower Courts."

And Monika Isia Jasiewicz has a comment titled "Copyright Protection in an Opt-Out World: Implied License Doctrine and News Aggregators."
Posted at 01:28 PM by Howard Bashman



In the January 2013 issue of the ABA Journal magazine: Mark Walsh has an article headlined "Blood Simple: DWI Test Is Latest in a Series of SCOTUS 4th Amendment Cases."

Lorelei Laird has an article headlined "The Dream Bar: Some Children Illegally Living in the United States Grow Up to Want to Be Attorneys."

And Bryan A. Garner has an article headlined "Argument Talk: Tips for Litigators on Raising, Answering and Dropping Points."
Posted at 01:24 PM by Howard Bashman



"The New Yorker must turn over unedited transcripts of interview with former Penn State President Graham Spanier": The Patriot-News of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania has this report.
Posted at 10:14 AM by Howard Bashman


"Judge denies Orie Melvin's legal arguments; Justice cannot use her position in the judiciary to evade charges": In today's edition of The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Paula Reed Ward has an article that begins, "An Allegheny County judge on Friday denied a motion by suspended state Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin in which she claimed that she should not face criminal prosecution because of her position in the judiciary."

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that "Judge denies Orie Melvin claim of immunity."

And The Associated Press reports that "Judge says suspended Joan Orie Melvin isn't above criminal charges."

According to these news reports, trial on these criminal charges is scheduled to begin on January 23, 2013.
Posted at 10:11 AM by Howard Bashman



Third Circuit: "We must now decide whether and when [the] Supreme Court [of the Virgin Islands] may reject our pre-2007 interpretations of Virgin Islands law." A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued this interesting ruling yesterday.
Posted at 10:00 AM by Howard Bashman


"Appeals court puts hold on California gay conversion ban; The decision blocks the law designed to prevent therapists from trying to change minors' sexual orientation pending a ruling on its constitutionality": Maura Dolan has this article today in The Los Angeles Times.

And The San Francisco Chronicle reports today that "Court puts hold on gay conversion law."

My earlier coverage of yesterday's Ninth Circuit order appears in the post immediately below.
Posted at 09:52 AM by Howard Bashman



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