Tuesday, August 4, 2015
"IRS commissioner promises not to revoke tax-exempt status of colleges that oppose gay marriage": The Washington Post has this report.
Posted at 08:05 PM by Howard Bashman
"SCOTUSblog on camera: Walter Dellinger (Part one)." This post, the first of five parts, appears today at "SCOTUSblog."
Posted at 07:54 PM by Howard Bashman
"California to drop appeal of court ruling allowing felons to vote": Reuters has this report.
And The Sacramento Bee has a news update headlined "Thousands of California felons keep right to vote after Padilla announcement."
Update: In other coverage, The Los Angeles Times reports that "California could allow more felons to vote, in major shift."
The Oakland Tribune reports that "Voting rights to be restored for tens of thousands of felons in California."
And The San Francisco Chronicle reports that "Voting rights intact for lower-level California felons."
"Ex-Illinois Gov. Blagojevich asks full court to hear appeal": The Associated Press has this report.
"Appellate court upholds dismissal of Oklahoma license plate lawsuit": The Oklahoman has a news update that begins, "The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday upheld a federal judge's dismissal of a Bethany pastor's lawsuit over the Native American imagery on Oklahoma license plates."
"How to Save the Voting Rights Act: We need to stop trying to untangle racism and partisanship by agreeing on one simple idea." Law professor Richard L. Hasen -- author of the "Election Law Blog" -- has this essay online today at Slate.
Posted at 02:00 PM by Howard Bashman
"U.S. Appeals Court reduces damages in Carnegie Mellon patent infringement case": The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review has this news update.
Torsten Ove of The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has a news update headlined "Damages reduced in Carnegie Mellon patent case against California firm."
Jonathan Stempel of Reuters reports that "Marvell Technology wins cut in $1.54 billion Carnegie Mellon patent award."
Susan Decker of Bloomberg News reports that "Marvell Gets Reduced Damages in $1.17 Billion Patent Verdict."
And at "Patently-O," Dennis Crouch has a post titled "Marvell v. Carnegie Mellon: $300 million is a lot, but not $1.5 billion."
"U.S. court rejects Ecuador challenge to $96 million Chevron award": Reuters has this report.
And The Associated Press reports that "Court upholds $96M award to Chevron in dispute with Ecuador."
"U.S. appeals court revives lawsuits against Visa, Mastercard": Reuters has this report.
And The Associated Press reports that "Appeals court revives antitrust lawsuit over ATM fees."
"School dean spread sex slander against ex-mistress: lawsuit." This article appeared in The New York Post in January 2014.
Thereafter, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York dismissed the suit as untimely. Today, a unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued a decision reinstating a portion of the plaintiff's suit.
"Appeals court reinstates trucker lawsuit over NY road tolls": The Associated Press has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued today.
Posted at 01:28 PM by Howard Bashman
"How the Supreme Court Made It Legal for Cops to Pull You Over for Just About Anything; Even hanging an air freshener": Ken Armstrong has this article online at The Marshall Project.
Posted at 10:44 AM by Howard Bashman
"Constitution Check: Does cellphone privacy follow its owner's wanderings?" Lyle Denniston has this post today at the "Constitution Daily" blog of the National Constitution Center.
Posted at 10:42 AM by Howard Bashman
"Governor slams GOP plan to oust his pick from Va. Supreme Court": In today's edition of The Richmond Times-Dispatch, Jim Nolan has a front page article that begins, "Gov. Terry McAuliffe blasted Republican legislative leaders Monday for saying they will replace his newly appointed Virginia Supreme Court justice, Jane Marum Roush, with another jurist when the General Assembly reconvenes in special session this month."
Posted at 10:38 AM by Howard Bashman
"Federal appeals court: $41M award against Connecticut school might discourage trips abroad." The Associated Press has a report that begins, "A New York federal appeals court asked the Connecticut Supreme Court on Monday to help it decide the validity of a $41.5 million jury award to the family of a student injured on a trip to China, saying such a stiff penalty might discourage educational trips."
"Alabama probate judge asks state supreme court to issue 'landmark' ruling against gay marriage": Kent Faulk of The Birmingham News has this report.
Posted at 10:06 AM by Howard Bashman
Monday, August 3, 2015
"Solitary Confinement: Punished for Life." This article will appear in Tuesday's edition of The New York Times.
Posted at 10:55 PM by Howard Bashman
"Imports of Digital Goods Face Test; Court to decide if ITC has power to halt digital transmissions in trade dispute over orthodontic devices": Brent Kendall has this article in today's edition of The Wall Street Journal.
Posted at 08:33 PM by Howard Bashman
"Republicans plan to oust McAuliffe's choice for Virginia Supreme Court": Jim Nolan of The Richmond Times-Dispatch has a news update that begins, "Republican leaders in the GOP-controlled Virginia General Assembly announced that they would not certify Gov. Terry McAuliffe's choice to fill a vacancy on the Supreme Court of Virginia and will instead certify another judge in her place."
And The Washington Post has a news update headlined "Va. Republicans to oust McAuliffe's Supreme Court pick, install their own."
"Appeals Court to Hear Arguments Over FCC's Net-Neutrality Rules; The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit schedules a Dec. 4 oral-argument date": Brent Kendall of The Wall Street Journal has this report.
Posted at 08:25 PM by Howard Bashman
"Jim Harbaugh Huddles With the Supreme Court; The unusual off-season for Michigan's new football coach culminates with meeting five Justices; converting Justice Thomas on the Wolverines": Ben Cohen and Jonathan Clegg of The Wall Street Journal have this report.
Posted at 08:07 PM by Howard Bashman
"Civil liberties groups: Freedom at stake in 2nd Circuit seized hard drive case." Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has this report today.
Posted at 08:02 PM by Howard Bashman
In recent posts from Kenneth Jost at "Jost On Justice": Yesterday, he had a post titled "Marriage Equality: A Work in Progress."
"'Building Block 4' cut seen as pre-emptive move for high court": Jeremy P. Jacobs of Greenwire has this report today.
Posted at 04:15 PM by Howard Bashman
"A Great Legal Job, Or The Greatest Legal Job?" David Lat has this post today at "Above the Law" about a panel presentation titled "Supreme Advocate: Solicitors General Reflect on the Supreme Court As It Was, Is, and Will Be" at the 2015 ABA Annual Meeting.
And in other coverage, the ABA issued a related news release titled "Four Solicitors General remember their time advocating for the government and 'playing traffic cop.'"
"Jury Awards Disabled Former Student $41.75 Million In Suit Against Hotchkiss School; Cara Munn Contracted Encephalitis On School Trip To China": This article appeared in The Hartford Courant back in March 2013. ,
Today, a unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued this ruling on the school's appeal certifying certain questions to the Supreme Court of Connecticut.
"Ex-Justice Dept. Officials Argue Against Federal Prosecutors in Supreme Court Brief": Adam Liptak will have this new installment of his "Sidebar" column in Tuesday's edition of The New York Times.
Posted at 11:26 AM by Howard Bashman
"FAN 70.1 (First Amendment News) Amarin v. FDA -- Important Commercial Speech Case May be Decided Soon": Ronald K.L. Collins has this post today at "Concurring Opinions."
Posted at 08:40 AM by Howard Bashman
"The Hell You Say: The new battles over free speech are fierce, but who is censoring whom?" Kelefa Sanneh has this article in the August 10, 2015 issue of The New Yorker.
Posted at 08:37 AM by Howard Bashman
"Ex-Free Press reporter wins fight to keep source secret": The Detroit Free Press has this report.
And The Detroit News reports that "Court rules against bid to unmask Free Press tipster."
"Prosecutors faulted in reversal of Vegas mortgage fraud conviction": The Las Vegas Review-Journal has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued last Friday.
Posted at 08:27 AM by Howard Bashman
Sunday, August 2, 2015
"Howell lawn-mowing suit could head to Supreme Court": The Livingston (Mich.) Daily Press & Argus has this report about a ruling that a divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued last week.
Posted at 10:48 PM by Howard Bashman
"Rights and legislation: Can Congress over-ride a Supreme Court decision?" Steven Mazie recently had this post at the "Democracy in America" blog of The Economist.
Posted at 10:42 PM by Howard Bashman
"Warrantless mobile phone location tracking heads to Supreme Court; Will the justices rule for the government or Fourth Amendment privacy?" David Kravets of Ars Technica has this report.
Posted at 10:40 PM by Howard Bashman
"2 Proud Daughters of the Bronx Share More Than a Name": This new installment of David Gonzalez's "Side Street" column will appear in Monday's edition of The New York Times.
Posted at 05:55 PM by Howard Bashman
Saturday, August 1, 2015
"Appeals Court: EPD not shielded from liability in SWAT raid lawsuit." The Evansville (Ind.) Courier & Press has this report on a ruling that Circuit Judge Richard A. Posner issued yesterday on behalf of a unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
Posted at 09:00 PM by Howard Bashman
"Undermining Our Third Branch and Delaying Justice": U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) has this blog entry at The Huffington Post.
"John Paul Stevens says he likes Chief Justice Roberts' style": James Podgers of ABA Journal has this blog post today.
"Hollywood Docket: Ray Charles' Children See Song Rights Win Overturned by Appeals Court." Austin Siegemund-Broka has this post at the "THR, Esq." blog of The Hollywood Reporter about a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued yesterday.
Posted at 08:14 PM by Howard Bashman
"New Supreme Court appointee blogged on Khadr, called Trudeau 'unspeakably awful,' hoped for Harper majority": In today's edition of The Ottawa Citizen, Glen McGregor has an article that begins, "Prime Minister Stephen Harper's latest appointment to the Supreme Court was a prolific blogger who regularly offered opinions on Senate reform, the federal government's role in health care, elections law, the Omar Khadr case and other matters that could now come before him in his new role on the bench."
And Sean Fine of The Toronto Globe and Mail has an article headlined "Law school blog sheds light on Supreme Court's newest judge."
"Why we should ignore Justice Scalia's nasty zingers": David Kravitz has this essay online at The Washington Post.
Posted at 05:36 PM by Howard Bashman
Friday, July 31, 2015
Ninth Circuit affirms dismissal of privacy-related class action against Netflix: You can access today's ruling of a unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit at this link.
Posted at 01:40 PM by Howard Bashman
"The Next Wave of Court Challenges to Obama's Legacy -- Part One: The Meaning of King v. Burwell." Simon Lazarus has this post today at "Balkinization."
Posted at 01:36 PM by Howard Bashman
"Roberts at 10: Chief Justice Roberts and Big Business." The Constitutional Accountability Center yesterday posted online this report, written by Tom Donnelly.
Posted at 01:34 PM by Howard Bashman
"Qualcomm wins appeal in $173 mln ParkerVision case": Reuters has this report.
And Bloomberg News reports that "ParkerVision Plunges After Losing Appeal in Qualcomm Case."
"Confirm Judge Restrepo": Law professor Carl Tobias has this essay online at The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
Posted at 12:55 PM by Howard Bashman
"Guantanamo base searching records amid cancer scare": Carol Rosenberg of The Miami Herald has this report.
Posted at 12:50 PM by Howard Bashman
"Justice: 'Work of freedom is never done'; Anthony Kennedy addresses capacity crowd in Sun Valley." This front page article appears in today's edition of the Idaho Mountain Express of Ketchum, Idaho.
And Ben Winslow of Fox 13 News in Salt Lake City reports that "U.S. Supreme Court Justice Kennedy references same-sex marriage in speech to Utah lawyers."