Thursday, September 29, 2016
"Malcolm Lucas, former California chief justice, dies at 89": Bob Egelko of The San Francisco Chronicle has this report.
And Jeremy B. White and Christopher Cadelago of The Sacramento Bee report that "Former California Chief Justice Malcolm Lucas dies at 89."
"Supreme Court to Hear Case on Objectionable Trademarks; The case involving the name of an Asian-American rock band could have implications for the Washington Redskins": Brent Kendall and Jess Bravin of The Wall Street Journal have this report.
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"Obama's Former Supreme Court Lawyer Says He 'Hated Losing' Big Immigration Case; Donald Verrilli, who helped save Obamacare twice, is returning to private practice": Cristian Farias of The Huffington Post has this report.
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"At heart of transgender rights case at SCOTUS, a controversial legal doctrine": Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has this post today.
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"Conservative legal tactic could imperil Clinton agenda; By shopping for like-minded judges and seeking nationwide injunctions, GOP-led states have had success blocking presidential orders": Josh Gerstein of Politico.com has this report.
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"Record Number of UVA Law Alumni Clerk for U.S. Appeals Courts": The University of Virginia School of Law issued this news release today.
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"How Mitch McConnell won the Supreme Court fight": Joan Biskupic of CNN.com has this report.
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"'I Wanted to Dramatize the Racist Attitude of the Majority': An interview with 94-year-old Judge Damon Keith, author of the most important voting rights dissent in recent history." Mark Joseph Stern has this jurisprudence essay online at Slate.
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"Markel suspect seeking change of venue": Karl Etters of The Tallahassee Democrat has this report.
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"Law on Disparaging Trademarks Gets Supreme Court Review": Adam Liptak of The New York Times has this report.
Robert Barnes of The Washington Post reports that "Supreme Court to review case important to Redskins trademark fight."
David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times reports that "Supreme Court to decide if offensive names like 'Redskins' and 'Slants' can be trademarked."
Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News reports that "Supreme Court Takes Up Trademark Case That Might Affect Redskins" and "Credit-Card Surcharge Laws Draw Review at U.S. High Court."
Andrew Chung of Reuters reports that "U.S. top court to hear dispute over trademark for band The Slants." And Lawrence Hurley of Reuters reports that "U.S. Supreme Court agrees to hear credit card surcharge fee fight."
Access today's Order List of the U.S. Supreme Court: At this link. The Court today granted review in eight new cases.
In early news coverage, The Associated Press reports that "Supreme Court to hear challenge over offensive trademarks"; "Supreme Court to hear 'swipe fees' case"; "Supreme Court to hear case over deportations"; "Justices take up fight over refunding fees in criminal cases"; and "Supreme Court says it will hear special education case."
"Alito Recalls Garth as 'Epitome of Dedication'": David Gialanella of the New Jersey Law Journal has this report.
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"Pondering the Supreme Court's Future": Linda Greenhouse has this essay online today at The New York Times.
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"The Climate-Change Countdown: Why a Donald Trump Supreme Court pick could destroy progress in the fight against global warming." Elizabeth Kolbert has this post online today at The New Yorker.
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Wednesday, September 28, 2016
"Obama's Clean Power Plan gets court showdown": Richard Wolf of USA Today has an article that begins, "The nation's second most powerful court spent nearly seven hours Tuesday trying to decide whether President Obama's signature plan to fight global warming represents a transformative environmental initiative or tramples on the prerogatives of Congress and the states."
Ann E. Marimow and Brady Dennis of The Washington Post report that "Appeals court considers Obama's climate change plan."
Coral Davenport of The New York Times reports that "Appeals Court Hears Challenge to Obama's Climate Change Rules."
Amy Harder of The Wall Street Journal reports that "Power-Plant-Emissions Court Case Raises Questions on EPA Rules' Scope; Judges focus on whether the agency overstepped its legal authority."
Oliver Milman of The Guardian (UK) reports that "Obama's climate change legacy at stake as Clean Power Plan has its day in court; Seven hours of legal argument on states' right to allow carbon pollution may determine the fate of the centerpiece of US efforts to limit climate change."
Andrew M. Harris and Jennifer A. Dlouhy of Bloomberg News report that "Obama's Climate Legacy Under Fire as Power Plan Faces Test."
Valerie Volcovici of Reuters reports that "Obama power plant rules face key test in court."
Ariane de Vogue of CNN.com reports that "Appeals court hears high-stakes challenge to Obama's clean power plan."
Lastly, Amanda Reilly of Greenwire has an article headlined "Lawyers, law profs dish in marathon court session's wake," while Ellen M. Gilmer of EnergyWire has an article headlined "Oral arguments: the blow by blow."
"9th Circuit in Picasso case: U.S. judges can look beyond briefs to interpret foreign law." Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has this post today.
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"5th Circuit ponders New Orleans' Confederate monuments": Kevin Litten of The Times-Picayune of New Orleans has this report.
And The Associated Press reports that "New Orleans tells court it can remove Confederate statues."
You can access via this link (59.0 MB mp3 audio file) the audio of today's oral argument before a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
"Obama's former Supreme Court lawyer, Don Verrilli, joins L.A. law firm": David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times has this report.
Sari Horwitz of The Washington Post reports that "Former solicitor general Donald Verrilli to open D.C. office of California law firm."
And Elizabeth Olson of The New York Times reports that "Donald Verrilli, Former Solicitor General, to Join Law Firm."
Today, the law firm of Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP issued a news release titled "Former Solicitor General Don Verrilli Joins Munger Tolles to Open DC Office."
"You Can't Strip Dancers of the Right to Bare All": Law professor Noah Feldman has this essay online today at Bloomberg View.
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"Supreme Court on Verge of Historic Shift Is Stuck in Limbo for Now": Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News has this report.
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"Moore goes before ethics panel on gay marriage order": The Associated Press has this report.
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"Death-Penalty Drugmaker Shouldn't Be Anonymous": Law professor Noah Feldman has this essay online at Bloomberg View.
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"A Leading Light Of The Federal Judiciary Will Take Senior Status By Year's End": David Lat has this post at "Above the Law."
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"Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Justice For All." In the newest installment of the "what it takes" podcast from the Academy of Achievement, Nina Totenberg speaks with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
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"Tilton Rejected as U.S. Supreme Court Lets SEC Case Proceed": Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News has this report.
And Lawrence Hurley of Reuters reports that "Supreme Court declines financier's bid to block SEC action."
"Roy Moore trial Wednesday: Will he lose chief justice job twice in 13 years?" Kent Faulk has this front page article in today's edition of The Birmingham News.
"Trudeau waffles on approach to appointing Supreme Court judge": In today's edition of The Toronto Globe and Mail, Sean Fine has a front page article that begins, "Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joined a unanimous vote in the House of Commons on Tuesday on an opposition motion that urges his government to 'respect the custom of regional representation' when it fills a current opening on the Supreme Court."
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"Comparing the ideologies of Supreme Court nominees": Orin Kerr has this post at "The Volokh Conspiracy."
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"Constitution Check: Could Roe v. Wade be overruled without amending the Constitution?" Lyle Denniston has this post today at the "Constitution Daily" blog of the National Constitution Center.
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"Why Nobody's Talking About the Supreme Court": Law professor Noah Feldman has this essay online at Bloomberg View.
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Tuesday, September 27, 2016
"Ala. PAC-to-PAC transfer ban upheld by appeals court": Brian Lyman of The Montgomery Advertiser has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit issued today.
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As expected, the Seventh Circuit plans to opt-out of the forthcoming FRAP word-limit reductions for appellate briefs: On Friday of last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit published these proposed changes to its local rules.
Similarly, in June 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit published amendments to its local rules that likewise will retain the current word limits for appellate briefs effective December 1, 2016, rejecting the FRAP word-limit reductions scheduled to take effect on that date.
"Appeals judges halts Pinnacle-Hershey merger": David Wenner of The Patriot-News of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued today.
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"Vivendi loses U.S. appeal in long-running investor lawsuit": Nate Raymond of Reuters has this report.
Bob Van Voris of Bloomberg News reports that "Vivendi Loses Appeal of 2010 Securities Fraud Verdict."
At the "THR, Esq." blog of The Hollywood Reporter, Eriq Gardner has a post titled "Appeals Court Upholds Verdict Against Vivendi for Misleading Shareholders; The case began in 2003 and dealt with statements about the conglomerate's liquidity after a $77 billion buying spree."
And Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight today has a post titled "2nd Circuit in Vivendi case: Corporations can be liable for prolonging misconceptions."
"Dancers sue to overturn Louisiana strip club age requirements": Kevin Litten of The Times-Picayune of New Orleans has an article that begins, "Three dancers have filed a federal lawsuit alleging that a law requiring performers in strip clubs be at least age 21 is unconstitutional."
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