Thursday, December 8, 2016
"NC court committee to legislators: Forgo NC Supreme Court expansion plan." Anne Blythe of The News & Observer of Raleigh, North Carolina has this report.
Posted at 11:08 PM by Howard Bashman
"The Ninth Circuit's Constitutional Detour in Mohamud": Elizabeth Goitein has this post today at "Just Security."
And Tuesday at that blog, Jennifer Daskal had a related post titled "Ninth Circuit Upholds 702 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance, But Leaves Open Future Challenges."
"Supreme Court Refuses to Stay Execution of Alabama Inmate": Adam Liptak of The New York Times has this report.
Posted at 10:52 PM by Howard Bashman
"Arkansas Supreme Court blocks birth certificates for same-sex couples": Steve Barnes of Reuters has this report.
And Cristian Farias of The Huffington Post reports that "Arkansas' Top Court Says Married Lesbian Moms Still Not Equal On Birth Certificates; The state can legally refuse to list the non-birth mother."
Access the audio of yesterday's Fourth Circuit oral argument in American Humanist Ass'n v. Maryland-National Capital Park: Via this link (35.4 MB mp3 audio file). My earlier post linking to coverage of the oral argument can be accessed here.
Posted at 05:02 PM by Howard Bashman
"Five Things to Know About SCOTUS Short-Lister Pryor": Patrick Gregory of Bloomberg BNA has this report.
Posted at 04:56 PM by Howard Bashman
"3rd Circuit sticks up for public's interest in deal between whistleblowers": Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has this post today.
Posted at 04:53 PM by Howard Bashman
"Wikipedia's NSA lawsuit heads to federal appeals court; With rights groups, suing over agency's internet snooping": Andrea Noble of The Washington Times has this article previewing a case argued today before a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
"Arkansas court upholds gay marriage birth certificate law": Jill Bleed of The Associated Press has an article that begins, "Arkansas' highest court on Thursday threw out a judge's ruling that could have allowed all married same-sex couples to get the names of both spouses on their children's birth certificates without a court order, saying it doesn't violate equal protection 'to acknowledge basic biological truths.'"
"Reid predicts death of filibuster; In a POLITICO interview, the departing Democratic leader blamed his party's 2016 debacle on Jim Comey and said no big changes are needed": Seung Min Kim, Burgess Everett, and John Bresnahan of Politico.com have this report.
Posted at 03:35 PM by Howard Bashman
"No, Senate Democrats Can't Use The 'Nuclear Option' To Confirm Merrick Garland; Struggling to accept the consequences of electoral defeat, progressive activists are now desperately clinging to a wild conspiracy theory about how they can retain control of the Supreme Court": Sean Davis has this post at The Federalist.
Posted at 03:28 PM by Howard Bashman
"Bench Brackets: The Battle for the Next SCOTUS Justice (Part 2)." Bloomberg BNA has posted online this video segment featuring Kimberly Robinson and Patrick Gregory.
Posted at 03:25 PM by Howard Bashman
SCOTUSDaily interviews Tony Mauro of The National Law Journal: You can read the interview at this link.
Posted at 03:21 PM by Howard Bashman
"Changing schedule for transgender case at Supreme Court": Lyle Denniston has this post at the "Constitution Daily" blog of the National Constitution Center.
Posted at 03:14 PM by Howard Bashman
"Four Takeaways From this Term's 2016 SCOTUS Oral Arguments": Adam Feldman has this post today at his "Empirical SCOTUS" blog.
Posted at 02:38 PM by Howard Bashman
"Under Trump, the Federal Courts Will Be Up For Grabs": Linda Greenhouse has this essay online today at The New York Times.
Posted at 09:42 AM by Howard Bashman
"Appeals Court Reviews Lawsuit Claiming 'The Purge' Was Stolen; Douglas Jordan-Benel scored a victory for those alleging idea theft, but can Universal reverse it?" Ashley Cullins has this post at the "THR, Esq." blog of The Hollywood Reporter.
You can access on YouTube at this link the video of Monday's oral argument before a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Douglas Jordan-Benel v. Universal City Studios, Inc.
"Supreme Court Hears Arguments Over Pay for Collapsed Trucking Firm's Workers; Justices consider whether wages should have been paid by bankrupt firm Jevic Transportation before other debts": Katy Stech of The Wall Street Journal has this report.
Posted at 08:30 AM by Howard Bashman
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
"U.S. Government's Snooping Is Fine by One Court": Law professor Noah Feldman has this essay online at Bloomberg View.
Posted at 11:00 PM by Howard Bashman
"Supreme Court Sides With Prosecutors in Insider Trading Case": Adam Liptak has this article in today's edition of The New York Times.
In today's edition of The Washington Post, Robert Barnes has an article headlined "Supreme Court makes prosecution easier of those who 'gift' insider information."
David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times reports that "Supreme Court affirms broad reach of insider-trading laws."
Aruna Viswanatha and Brent Kendall of The Wall Street Journal report that "Supreme Court Hardens Stance on Insider Trading; Justices, in unanimous decision, affirm conviction of Bassam Salman, who had used information from his brother-in-law."
Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News reports that "Insider-Trading Prosecutions Backed by U.S. Supreme Court."
Ariane de Vogue of CNN.com reports that "Supreme Court ruling makes insider trading cases easier to prosecute."
And Cristian Farias of The Huffington Post reports that "Supreme Court Makes It Easier For Federal Prosecutors To Go After Insider Trading; And the biggest winner of them all is Wall Street's toughest cop."
"Supreme Court Gives Samsung a Reprieve in Apple Patent Case": Adam Liptak and Vindu Goel have this article in today's edition of The New York Times.
In today's edition of The Washington Post, Robert Barnes has an article headlined "Supreme Court rules for Samsung in smartphone patent dispute."
David G. Savage and Paresh Dave of The Los Angeles Times have an article headlined "Supreme Court: Samsung doesn't owe Apple $400 million for copying iPhone look."
Brent Kendall of The Wall Street Journal has an article headlined "Supreme Court: Lower Court Should Reconsider What Samsung Owes Apple; Samsung has been challenging a $399 million award to Apple for infringing on design patents."
Richard Wolf of USA Today reports that "Samsung wins Supreme Court fight with Apple."
Ken Shepherd of The Washington Times reports that "Unanimous Supreme Court ruling hands Samsung a key win in ongoing patent case with Apple."
Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News reports that "Top Court Orders New Look at Apple's $399 Million Award From Samsung."
Cristian Farias of The Huffington Post reports that "Supreme Court Rules Samsung Won't Owe Apple $400 Million Over Patent Violations; The justices sent the case back to a lower court to reassess the proper amount of damages."
Joe Mullin of Ars Technica reports that "Samsung victorious at Supreme Court fight with 8-0 opinion against Apple; Apple can't automatically get Samsung's full profits due to patent infringement."
Hamza Shaban of BuzzFeed News reports that "Supreme Court Sides With Samsung In Patent War With Apple; The justices ordered the case to be resettled by a lower court, throwing out a $399 million judgment against Samsung for infringing on Apple's iPhone patents."
At the "Constitution Daily" blog of the National Constitution Center, Lyle Denniston has a post titled "A victory -- for now -- for Samsung in the smartphone wars."
Access online the audio of two notable cases argued yesterday at the Fourth Circuit: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has posted online at this link (32.1 MB mp3 audio file) the audio of yesterday's oral argument in United States v. v. Jeffrey Sterling. My earlier post collecting coverage of the oral argument can be accessed here.
And you can access at this link (27.3 MB mp3 audio file) the transcript of yesterday's Fourth Circuit oral argument in United States v. Richard Schmidt. My recent posts linking to coverage of this case can be accessed here and here.
"Could moving a giant cross or cutting off its arms resolve a 1st Amendment case?" Ann E. Marimow has this report on an appeal argued today before a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
Posted at 05:10 PM by Howard Bashman
"Business sues state over same-sex laws": David Unze has this front page article in today's edition of The St. Cloud (Minn.) Times.
In today's edition of The Minneapolis Star Tribune, Stephen Montemayor has a front page article headlined "St. Cloud couple file suit so they can deny wedding services to same-sex couples; Business wants only heterosexual customers."
And Gina Cherelus of Reuters reports that "Video company challenges Minnesota law on serving gay couples."
"Trump's First 100 Days: His Supreme Court choice could have a lifetime impact." Bill Mears of FoxNews.com has this report.
Posted at 02:43 PM by Howard Bashman
"Could Democrats go 'nuclear' one last time before President Trump?" Today at "The Fix" blog of The Washington Post, Aaron Blake has an interesting entry that begins, "The Republican strategy of ignoring President Obama's nomination of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court this year paid clear dividends."
Posted at 02:40 PM by Howard Bashman
"The Top Legal Stories of 2017": Online at The New Yorker, Jeffrey Toobin has a post that begins, "It's time for my semi-accurate, semi-serious (but always annual) list of predictions of the big legal stories for the coming year."
"Body Shops' Filing Error Ends 11th Circ. Insurer Suit": Matthew Guarnaccia of Law360.com has an article (subscription required for full access) that begins, "The Eleventh Circuit on Tuesday said a group of automotive repair shops cannot reinstate claims against State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. and other insurers over an alleged scheme to manipulate vehicle repair costs, shooting down arguments that the court was at fault for the lateness of their appeal."
Access the transcript of today's U.S. Supreme Court oral argument in Czyzewski v. Jevic Holding Corp., No. 15-649: At this link.
Posted at 01:00 PM by Howard Bashman
"Scalia replacement could move court rightward on criminal justice": Joan Biskupic of CNN.com has this report.
Posted at 12:53 PM by Howard Bashman
"Bench Brackets: The Battle for the Next SCOTUS Justice (Part 1)." Bloomberg BNA has posted online this video segment featuring Kimberly Robinson and Patrick Gregory.
Posted at 10:18 AM by Howard Bashman
"When free speech comes at a cost": Jason Nark has this article in today's edition of The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Posted at 10:14 AM by Howard Bashman
"Judge Jon O. Newman to Receive 2016 Devitt Award": The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts issued this news release today.
The news release also reports that "the selection committee, made up of federal judges and headed by Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan, also designated one of Newman's Second Circuit colleagues, Senior Judge Ralph K. Winter, to be the Devitt Award winner in 2017."
"Lee v. Tam: Offensive Trademarks at the Supreme Court -- Speech Rights and Government Prerogative (A Series); Part Three: The Best Arguments for Allowing the Denial of Registration to Disparaging Trademarks." Erica Goldberg has this post at her "In a Crowded Theater" blog.
Posted at 08:52 AM by Howard Bashman
"Supreme Court Case Has Bankruptcy World on Edge": Libby Lewis has this article in today's edition of The New York Times about the case being argued today at the U.S. Supreme Court.
Posted at 08:44 AM by Howard Bashman