Friday, October 28, 2016
"Conviction Reinstated in Facebook Threats Case; Supreme Court had previously overturned the decision in free-speech case": Brent Kendall of The Wall Street Journal has this report.
And The Associated Press reports that "Man loses latest court fight over violent Facebook posts."
Peter Hall of The Morning Call of Allentown, Pennsylvania reported on the Third Circuit oral argument (24.0 MB mp3 audio file) that occurred earlier this year in an article headlined "Federal appeals court hears arguments in Anthony Elonis Facebook threats case."
"Supreme Court nominee could cost next president": Richard Wolf of USA Today has this report.
Posted at 01:23 PM by Howard Bashman
"Vote no on misleading ballot question that would raise judges' retirement age": This editorial appears in today's edition of The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Posted at 11:50 AM by Howard Bashman
"Moore storms out of lottery selecting his appeal judges": Brian Lyman has this front page article in today's edition of The Montgomery Advertiser.
Posted at 11:48 AM by Howard Bashman
"Clarence Thomas On Supreme Court Gridlock: Washington 'Is Broken In Some Ways'; The 68-year-old justice offered Republicans in Congress a lesson on how to do your job." Cristian Farias of The Huffington Post has this report.
Posted at 09:25 AM by Howard Bashman
Thursday, October 27, 2016
"Court Backs Harvard in Plagiarism Challenge": Doug Lederman of Inside Higher Ed has a post that begins, "Harvard University did not defame or breach a contract with a former law school student when it noted a plagiarism finding on her transcript, a federal appeals court ruled Monday."
"Cruz cites 'long historical precedent' of SCOTUS vacancies, lays ground for potential fight": Eugene Scott and Ted Barrett of CNN.com have this report.
Posted at 10:06 PM by Howard Bashman
"Antonin Scalia, Disciple of the Word": Ed Whelan has this essay online today at National Review.
Posted at 09:34 PM by Howard Bashman
"Lawyer Accuses Justice Thomas of Groping Her at Party in 1999": Adam Liptak will have this article in Friday's edition of The New York Times.
Posted at 09:26 PM by Howard Bashman
"Why Bill Gates is trying to change Washington's Supreme Court": Reid Wilson of The Hill has an article that begins, "Washington State Supreme Court Justice Charlie Wiggins spent 10 months raising a little over $200,000 for his reelection campaign. On Oct. 17, a single donor -- Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates -- wrote a $200,000 check to a political action committee aiming to boot Wiggins from office."
Posted at 09:22 PM by Howard Bashman
"Alaska Lawyer Accuses Justice Thomas of Groping Her at 1999 Dinner Event; Woman said she was motivated to tell story after seeing other women speak up about alleged assaults or inappropriate behavior by influential men": Jess Bravin of The Wall Street Journal has this report.
Posted at 09:18 PM by Howard Bashman
"Federal court asked to invalidate Pa. judge-retirement vote": Michaelle Bond of The Philadelphia Inquirer has an article that begins, "Two former Supreme Court chief justices and a prominent Philadelphia lawyer are asking a federal court to declare a ballot question extending state judges' retirement age unconstitutional and any votes cast on it invalid."
Posted at 09:04 PM by Howard Bashman
"9th Circuit to corporations: Once you open your mouth, you can't lie." Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has this post today about a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued yesterday.
Posted at 08:56 PM by Howard Bashman
"Ted Cruz's dangerous and offensive new threat; Mr. Shutdown threatens to shut down the Supreme Court": Ian Millhiser has this essay online today at ThinkProgress.
Posted at 07:51 PM by Howard Bashman
"Eight Is Not Enough: Senate Republicans believe the Supreme Court will be just fine permanently operating one justice down; Here's how John Roberts can talk sense into them." Dahlia Lithwick has this jurisprudence essay online today at Slate.
Posted at 07:38 PM by Howard Bashman
"Ted Cruz's Supreme Court remark draws White House criticism": The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 06:15 PM by Howard Bashman
"Lawyer says Justice Thomas groped her in 1999; he denies it": Mark Sherman of The Associated Press has this report.
And Lawrence Hurley of Reuters reports that "Lawyer says U.S. Supreme Justice Thomas groped her in 1999."
"Meet the Florist Sued Over Refusing a Same-Sex Wedding Order": Patrick Gregory of Bloomberg BNA has this report.
Posted at 05:14 PM by Howard Bashman
"Republicans at war over Supreme Court; Senate Republicans are girding for a brutal conflict over how to handle the lingering Supreme Court vacancy": Burgess Everett of Politico.com has a report that begins, "Senate Republicans are choosing sides ahead of a brutal conflict over how to handle the lingering Supreme Court vacancy, with Jeff Flake firing back Thursday at a suggestion by Ted Cruz that the party could indefinitely block any nominee from Hillary Clinton."
Posted at 05:09 PM by Howard Bashman
"Narrowing Down Clinton's Choices For Supreme Court Nominee": Adam Feldman recently had this post at his "Empirical SCOTUS" blog.
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"This Could Be The Beginning Of The End Of The Supreme Court As We Know It; Conservatives lay the groundwork for blocking all of Hillary Clinton's nominees": Cristian Farias of The Huffington Post has this report.
Posted at 04:12 PM by Howard Bashman
"Supreme Court braces for another term with only 8 justices": Law professor Erwin Chemerinsky has this post online today at ABA Journal.
Posted at 04:03 PM by Howard Bashman
"It's the Supreme Court, not the Senate, that needs to do its job right now": Law professor Eric J. Segall has this essay online at The Los Angeles Times.
Posted at 04:02 PM by Howard Bashman
SCOTUSDaily interviews BuzzFeed's Chris Geidner: You can read the interview at this link.
Posted at 04:00 PM by Howard Bashman
"Lee v. Tam: Offensive Trademarks at the Supreme Court: Speech Rights and Government Prerogative." Erica Goldberg has this post -- the first in a series -- at her "In a Crowded Theater" blog.
Posted at 03:54 PM by Howard Bashman
"On the Web, Cults of Personality for Ginsburg, Thomas": Kenneth Jost has this post at his blog, "Jost on Justice."
Posted at 03:48 PM by Howard Bashman
"Are copyright claims stifling free speech on the Internet?" Lyle Denniston has this post today at the "Constitution Daily" blog of the National Constitution Center.
Posted at 01:38 PM by Howard Bashman
"The Senate Should Refuse To Confirm All Of Hillary Clinton's Judicial Nominees; As a matter of constitutional law, the Senate is fully within its powers to let the Supreme Court literally die out": Ilya Shapiro has this essay online at the Federalist.
Posted at 01:34 PM by Howard Bashman
"Forced Out (Constitutionally) for Facebook Comments; Federal appeals court rules that Central Lakes College acted legally when it kicked a student out of a nursing program for comments deemed unprofessional and threatening": Doug Lederman of Inside Higher Ed has this report.
Steven Nelson of U.S. News & World Report has an article headlined "Federal Court Upholds College Punishment for Off-Campus Facebook Posts Said to Violate Vague Standards; 'A decision like this opens the door,' free speech advocate warns."
And at "On Brief: Iowa's Appellate Blog," Ryan Leemkuil has a post titled "Eighth Circuit: Your Facebook post could get you kicked out of school."
"Justice Thomas Is A Good Man": Carrie Severino has this post at National Review's "Bench Memos" blog.
Posted at 01:17 PM by Howard Bashman
"Content Industry Gets Favored Interpretation of 'Repeat Infringers' in MP3Tunes Appeal; MP3Tunes and its founder Michael Robertson can't escape a determination of owing tens of millions of dollars to record labels and music publishers": Eriq Gardner has this post at the "THR, Esq." blog of The Hollywood Reporter.
Nate Raymond of Reuters reports that "U.S. court rules for music companies in MP3tunes copyright case."
And Joe Mullin of Ars Technica has an article headlined "Things look even worse for MP3tunes founder after loss on appeal; Judges: mp3tunes founder 'acted in a manner intended to promote infringement.'"
"Young Scholar, Now Lawyer, Says Clarence Thomas Groped Her in 1999": Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal has this report.
Posted at 12:56 PM by Howard Bashman
"Ex-Justice John Paul Stevens coming home for World Series": Jason Meisner has this front page article in today's edition of The Chicago Tribune.
Posted at 11:12 AM by Howard Bashman
"The Death Penalty, Nearing Its End": This editorial appeared in Monday's edition of The New York Times.
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"Why Merrick Garland should keep hoping": Joan Biskupic of CNN,com has this report.
Posted at 11:04 AM by Howard Bashman