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Monday, August 21, 2017

"Wilkinson Walsh Lures SCOTUS Clerks With $350K Bonuses, Hires in 3 Cities": Katelyn Polantz of The National Law Journal has this report.
Posted at 10:14 PM by Howard Bashman




"The Fight Over Free Speech Online: When private companies take down Web pages, it isn't a First Amendment violation, but it does enrage many on the right." Andrew Marantz has this Talk of the Town item in the August 28, 2017 issue of The New Yorker.
Posted at 10:12 PM by Howard Bashman




"New Jersey Is Front Line in a National Battle Over Bail": Alan Feuer will have this article in Tuesday's edition of The New York Times.
Posted at 09:58 PM by Howard Bashman




"U.S. Chamber is no friend of the court: TCPA plaintiffs to 11th Circuit." Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has this post.
Posted at 09:55 PM by Howard Bashman




Sunday, August 20, 2017

"Texas seeks Supreme Court intervention in congressional redistricting case": Matt Woolbright of The Corpus Christi Caller-Times has this report.

Guillermo Contreras of The San Antonia Express-News reports that "State appeals redistricting ruling to Supreme Court."

Chuck Lindell of The Austin American-Statesman reports that "Texas appeals ruling requiring new congressional districts."

And James Barragan of The Dallas Morning News reports that "Texas plans to challenge invalidated congressional districts to Supreme Court."
Posted at 08:22 PM by Howard Bashman




"Gorsuch's speaking engagement undermines Supreme Court's integrity": The St. Louis Post-Dispatch has published this editorial.
Posted at 08:09 PM by Howard Bashman




"Supreme Court asked to nullify the Google trademark; The case comes two months after court's 'offensive' trademarks ruling": David Kravets of Ars Technica has this report.
Posted at 08:05 PM by Howard Bashman




"Crunching Data From this Past Term": Adam Feldman has this post at his "Empirical SCOTUS" blog.
Posted at 08:02 PM by Howard Bashman




"Supreme Court justice to speak at UA": Ed Enoch of The Tuscaloosa News has this report.
Posted at 08:27 AM by Howard Bashman




Saturday, August 19, 2017

"Mathurin: No 8th Amendment Violation for 685-Month Sentence Imposed on a Juvenile." Andrew Adler has this post at the "Defense Newsletter Blog" about a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit issued yesterday.
Posted at 11:28 PM by Howard Bashman




"11th Circuit vs. then-Judge Gorsuch": David Oscar Markus has this post at "The SDFLA Blog."
Posted at 11:24 PM by Howard Bashman




"Trump Officials Renew Effort to Expand Use of Prison at Guantanamo": Charlie Savage and Adam Goldman have this article in today's edition of The New York Times.
Posted at 11:15 PM by Howard Bashman




"Conviction upheld in Tampa terror plot": Jim Saunders of The News Service of Florida has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit issued yesterday.
Posted at 11:11 PM by Howard Bashman




"When Five Supreme Court Justices Said a President Can Be Indicted": Ryan Goodman has this post at "Just Security."
Posted at 10:32 PM by Howard Bashman




"Speech in America is fast, cheap and out of control": Law professor Richard L. Hasen -- author of the "Election Law Blog" -- has this essay online at The Los Angeles Times.
Posted at 10:28 PM by Howard Bashman




Friday, August 18, 2017

"Appeals court rejects Bismarck lawyer's case against bar association dues": ABC affiliate WDAY-6 of Fargo, North Dakota has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit issued yesterday.
Posted at 10:35 PM by Howard Bashman




"Comparison is the thief of happiness, it's sometimes said. But comparisons between cases are all we have in law and are at the heart of most legal disputes." So observes Circuit Judge Jeffrey S. Sutton in an opinion he issued today on behalf of a unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
Posted at 10:18 PM by Howard Bashman




"No sanctions for Detroit jail's group strip searches: court." Jonathan Stempel of Reuters has this report on a ruling that a divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued today.
Posted at 10:14 PM by Howard Bashman




"U.S. Court curbs power of police to seize cellphones": Jan Wolfe of Reuters has this report on a ruling that a divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued today.
Posted at 09:45 PM by Howard Bashman




"Why Americans Still Have to Fight for the Streets; The post-World War II Supreme Court offers a guide for understanding the threat of supremacists' words and actions": Law professor Noah Feldman has this essay online at Bloomberg View.
Posted at 09:38 PM by Howard Bashman




"Protest Is Legal. Intimidation Is Different; The First Amendment must allow police to keep the peace": Law professor Noah Feldman has this essay online at Bloomberg View.
Posted at 01:44 PM by Howard Bashman




"ACLU Will No Longer Defend Hate Groups Protesting With Firearms; Executive director says violence and guns at Charlottesville rally spurred new stance": Joe Palazzolo has this article in today's edition of The Wall Street Journal.
Posted at 01:40 PM by Howard Bashman




"Discussing The Lives And Legacies Of Jewish Supreme Court Justices": Devora Mandell of JewishPress.com has this report.
Posted at 01:35 PM by Howard Bashman




"Roger Taney statue removed from Maryland State House grounds overnight": Pamela Wood and Erin Cox of The Baltimore Sun have this report.

Josh Hicks of The Washington Post has an article headlined "Justice Taney defended slavery in 1857. Now his statue is gone from Md.'s State House."

Scott Calvert of The Wall Street Journal reports that "Maryland Removes Second Taney Statue Overnight; The monument to the former Supreme Court justice who wrote pro-slavery 'Dred Scott' decision was on State House grounds in Annapolis."

Brian Witte of The Associated Press reports that "Maryland removes Dred Scott ruling author's statue."

Susan Heavey of Reuters reports that "Maryland removes statue of 19th century slavery advocate."

And in related news coverage, Tirdad Derakhshani and Chris Mondics of The Philadelphia Inquirer have an article headlined "Philadelphia street has a Civil War-era link: Who was Roger Taney?"
Posted at 01:30 PM by Howard Bashman




Thursday, August 17, 2017

"Uber wins U.S. court appeal to push price-fixing case to arbitration": Jonathan Stempel of Reuters has this report.

Chris Dolmetsch of Bloomberg News reports that "Uber Wins Ruling in Bid to Keep Price-Fix Suit Out of Court."

Greg Bensinger of The Wall Street Journal reports that "Uber Wins Ruling on 'Terms of Service' Agreements; Federal court finds online agreements are binding, regardless of whether customers read or understand them."

And in commentary, Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has a post titled "2nd Circuit's Uber arbitration ruling huge win for app industry."

You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit at this link.
Posted at 10:14 PM by Howard Bashman




"Federal Judicial Nominations: A Quick Recap; The August recess offers a good opportunity to evaluate the state of play in judicial nominations." David Lat has this post at "Above the Law."
Posted at 09:40 PM by Howard Bashman




"In Backing Alt-Right, A.C.L.U. Embraces Role in Defending 'Groups We Detest'": Joseph Goldstein of The New York Times has this report.
Posted at 09:15 PM by Howard Bashman




"Ban the Open Carry of Firearms": John Feinblatt has this essay online at The New York Times.
Posted at 09:08 PM by Howard Bashman




"U.S. Supreme Court Justice to Visit UA Law School": The University of Alabama issued this news release today.
Posted at 09:00 PM by Howard Bashman




"Neil Gorsuch Speech at Trump Hotel Raises Ethical Questions": Adam Liptak of The New York Times has this report.

And Matthew Nussbaum of Politico.com reports that "Gorsuch to headline event at Trump Hotel."
Posted at 08:40 PM by Howard Bashman




"Labour brawl: A new threat to public-sector unions is headed to the Supreme Court; Can a union charge non-members for negotiating on their behalf?" Steven Mazie has this post at the "Democracy in America" blog of The Economist.
Posted at 08:24 PM by Howard Bashman




Programming note: This morning, I will be meeting with co-counsel in an appeal scheduled for oral argument next week. As a result, additional posts will appear here this afternoon.

As always while I am traveling, additional appellate-related retweets likely will appear on this blog's Twitter feed.
Posted at 07:54 AM by Howard Bashman




"Judging A Book: Kopf Reviews Posner's 'Federal Judiciary.'" Senior U.S. District Judge Richard G. Kopf (D. Neb.) has this review at Law360.com of Seventh Circuit Judge Richard A. Posner's new book, "The Federal Judiciary: Strengths and Weaknesses."
Posted at 07:50 AM by Howard Bashman




Wednesday, August 16, 2017

"How Roy Moore Won Alabama": Quin Hillyer has this essay online at The New York Times.
Posted at 08:40 PM by Howard Bashman




"Can Lower Courts Identify Scrivener's Errors on Remand in Higher Courts' Opinions? A Thought on Judge Posner in Sears." Asher Steinberg has this post at his blog, "The Narrowest Grounds."
Posted at 05:26 PM by Howard Bashman







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