Saturday, September 24, 2016
"Why the Supreme Court Should Take On Political Corruption in Wisconsin": Lincoln Caplan has this post online at The New Yorker.
Posted at 08:33 PM by Howard Bashman
"After Half-Century on Third Circuit, Leonard Garth Dies at 95": David Gialanella of the New Jersey Law Journal has this report.
Posted at 10:16 AM by Howard Bashman
"Obama's Clean Power Plan Heads to Court: What to Know; His signature environmental policy achievement faces its first legal test." Jennifer A Dlouhy and Andrew M Harris of Bloomberg News have this report.
Posted at 10:10 AM by Howard Bashman
"Are judges for sale? The Supreme Court could decide in pending corruption case." Billy Corriher has this post at ThinkProgress.
Posted at 10:07 AM by Howard Bashman
Friday, September 23, 2016
"Lawyer in Judge Thomas Porteous impeachment case suspended again": Drew Broach of The Times-Picayune of New Orleans has this report.
Posted at 09:15 PM by Howard Bashman
"Justice: Changing course on the bench is not weakness." Mark Sherman of The Associated Press has an article that begins, "Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy says a willingness to change course on the bench is not an indication of weakness, but rather a sign of 'fidelity to your judicial oath.'"
Posted at 08:30 PM by Howard Bashman
"Yelp and the constitutional right to distribute bad reviews": Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has this post today.
Posted at 07:50 PM by Howard Bashman
In today's mail: I received a review copy of the book "Richard Posner," by William Domnarski.
Posted at 02:22 PM by Howard Bashman
"Supreme Court Justices Won't Answer Questions About Their Health": Tony Mauro of law.com has this report.
Posted at 01:40 PM by Howard Bashman
"Trump's New Supreme Court List Favors Swing States Over D.C." Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News has this report.
And Cristian Farias of The Huffington Post has an article headlined "Donald Trump Expands His Supreme Court Wish List, Because Nothing Matters; Among the new names is Sen. Mike Lee, who quickly said thanks, but no thanks."
"Donald Trump Campaign Releases New List of Potential Supreme Court Picks; List, which includes Utah Sen. Mike Lee, is intended to appeal to conservative holdouts": Michelle Hackman has this post at WSJ.com's "Washington Wire" blog.
And Nick Gass of Politico.com reports that "Sen. Mike Lee shoots down Trump Supreme Court trial balloon."
"Why Justice Kennedy Stonewalled A Reporter Who Asked About Citizens United: Probably why. Likely why. He didn't answer our questions either." Cristian Farias of The Huffington Post has this report.
Posted at 08:02 AM by Howard Bashman
"USA TODAY suspends University of Tennessee law professor's column over Charlotte tweet": Megan Boehnke has this front page article in today's edition of The Knoxville News Sentinel.
Posted at 07:58 AM by Howard Bashman
Thursday, September 22, 2016
"Prisoners Can't Vote, But They Can Be Redistricted": Law professor Noah Feldman has this essay online today at Bloomberg View.
Posted at 10:04 PM by Howard Bashman
"Anonymous online critics can't be easily unmasked, Kentucky Supreme Court rules": John Cheves of The Lexington Herald-Leader has an article that begins, "Anonymous critics on the internet can't be unmasked by a defamation lawsuit unless the plaintiff proves with evidence that what they said was false, the Kentucky Supreme Court ruled in a significant First Amendment decision released Thursday."
"Can insider trading case at SCOTUS help Leon Cooperman?" Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has this post today.
Posted at 07:50 PM by Howard Bashman
"Can Supreme Court Be More Than Election Sound Bite?" Kimberly Robinson of Bloomberg BNA has this report.
Posted at 07:40 PM by Howard Bashman
"'Incorrigible' public masturbator shouldn't be locked up for life, Supreme Court says": Aimee Green of The Oregonian has an article that begins, "The Oregon Supreme Court on Thursday for the first time reversed a life prison sentence for an unstoppable public masturbator -- saying Oregon's three-strikes-you're-out law for repeat sex offenders isn't always constitutional."
"Litigating Obamacare's race to the Supreme Court in King v. Burwell and Halbig v. Burwell": Josh Blackman has this guest post today at "The Volokh Conspiracy."
And yesterday evening Blackman had a guest post titled "How the Obama administration's executive actions sabotaged Obamacare."
"When Second Amendment Rights Need Defending: Liberals are failing immigrants, medical marijuana users, and the disabled on gun rights." Mark Joseph Stern has this jurisprudence essay online today at Slate.
Posted at 04:08 PM by Howard Bashman
"The OSG and More Potential Cases for 2016": Adam Feldman has this post today at his "Empirical SCOTUS" blog.
Posted at 04:05 PM by Howard Bashman
"Parking While Black: The courts are about to decide if police have another legal method for harassing black citizens." Law professor Bennett L. Gershman has this jurisprudence essay online at Slate.
Posted at 02:20 PM by Howard Bashman
"Constitution Check: Might the Supreme Court overrule its own gun rights ruling?" Lyle Denniston has this post today at the "Constitution Daily" blog of the National Constitution Center.
Posted at 02:18 PM by Howard Bashman
"USS Cole victims can get Sudan assets, over U.S. objection: U.S. court." Jonathan Stempel of Reuters has this report on a ruling denying panel rehearing that a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued today.
Posted at 01:32 PM by Howard Bashman
"Why Do Top Attorneys Stay at Boutique Firms?" Melissa Heelan Stanzione of Bloomberg BNA has this report.
Posted at 01:16 PM by Howard Bashman
"Widow's appeal of Atlantic Coast Pipeline survey to test property rights amendment before state's highest court": In today's edition of The Richmond Times-Dispatch. Michael Martz has a front page article that begins, "An 83-year-old widow's appeal of Virginia's controversial pipeline survey law will come before the state's highest court to test a constitutional amendment that voters approved almost four years ago to protect private property rights."
And in today's edition of The News Leader of Staunton, Virginia, Gabe Cavallaro has a front page article headlined "County resident's pipeline appeal in Va. Supreme Court."
"Virginia Supreme Court to hear Daily Press appeal over court database": In today's edition of The Daily Press of Newport News, Virginia, Reema Amin has a front page article that begins, "The Virginia Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal requested by the Daily Press in a yearlong dispute over whether the state's Office of the Executive Secretary of the Supreme Court must release a database of court case information."
And Frank Green of The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that "Virginia Supreme Court to hear newspaper appeal of records ruling."
"University of Tennessee investigating law professor's tweet on Charlotte demonstrators": The Knoxville News Sentinel has this report.
"SCOTUS Plays Inside Baseball With Business This Term": Kimberly Robinson of Bloomberg Law has this report.
Posted at 11:06 AM by Howard Bashman
"Appeals court to hear challenge to Virginia's voter-identification law": Ann E. Marimow of The Washington Post has this report.
And Reuters reports that "U.S. appeals court to hear arguments on Virginia's voter ID law."
"How Mexico Saves Its Citizens from the Death Penalty in the U.S.: A fund is designated to train, pay and advise American defense lawyers." Maurice Chammah has this article online today at The Marshall Project.
Posted at 07:50 AM by Howard Bashman
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
"N.H. Supreme Court hears arguments in whether to unseal details of Lizzi Marriott's sexual history": Alyssa Dandrea of The Concord (N.H.) Monitor has an article that begins, "National attention is on the New Hampshire Supreme Court, whose five justices face an unprecedented decision -- one that could ultimately weaken a decades-old privacy protection for rape victims."
Posted at 10:54 PM by Howard Bashman
"California Voters Face Choice: End Death Penalty, or Speed It Up." Jennifer Medina has this article in today's edition of The New York Times.
Posted at 09:50 PM by Howard Bashman
"Supreme Court Will Consider Education Ruling": Matthew Kauffman of The Hartford Courant has an article that begins, "The Connecticut Supreme Court Tuesday agreed to hear challenges to Superior Court Judge Thomas Moukawsher's controversial order calling for sweeping changes to the way the state teaches children and pays for their education."
Posted at 09:46 PM by Howard Bashman
"Jani-King Can't Undo Franchisees' Class Cert. At 3rd Circ." Dan Packel of Law360.com has this report (subscription required for full access) on a ruling that a divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued today.
Posted at 09:28 PM by Howard Bashman