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Thursday, December 25, 2014

"Appeals court rules Staten Island resident toll discount on Verrazano Bridge is constitutional": The Staten Island Advance has this report.

The Associated Press has a report headlined "Appeals court: Staten Island toll discount allowed."

And Courthouse News Service has a report headlined "Chilly Ruling for Luddites on New York City Bridges."

You can access yesterday's per curiam ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit at this link.
Posted at 12:42 PM by Howard Bashman




"U.S. prepares to accelerate detainee transfers from Guantanamo Bay prison": Missy Ryan and Adam Goldman have this front page article in today's edition of The Washington Post.
Posted at 11:20 AM by Howard Bashman




"Utahns of the Year: Same-sex marriage plaintiffs; Same-sex marriage plaintiffs will forever be linked to civil rights for gay partners." This front page article appears in today's edition of The Salt Lake Tribune.
Posted at 11:18 AM by Howard Bashman




"To Howard, Doug and Scott: Thank you for the wonderful gifts!" Senior U.S. District Judge Richard G. Kopf has this kind post today at his "Hercules and the Umpire" blog.
Posted at 10:23 AM by Howard Bashman




Wednesday, December 24, 2014

"Cornelia Kennedy: A judge who didn't see discrimination." Emily Bazelon will have this item in "The Lives They Lived" feature in this upcoming Sunday's edition of The New York Times Magazine.
Posted at 10:08 PM by Howard Bashman




"Guantanamo Dreams": Linda Greenhouse has this essay online at The New York Times.
Posted at 09:27 PM by Howard Bashman




"Posner on Case Workloads & Making Judges Work Harder": Ronald K.L. Collins has this post today at "Concurring Opinions."
Posted at 09:16 AM by Howard Bashman




Tuesday, December 23, 2014

"Doctors shouldn't be compelled to give anti-abortion lectures to patients": The Los Angeles Times today posted online an editorial that begins, "A federal appeals court made the right decision this week when it struck down a key provision in a North Carolina law requiring doctors to perform ultrasounds on women seeking abortions and then both show and describe the sonogram images to them."
Posted at 11:28 PM by Howard Bashman




"Judges could face mandatory retirement age": Dee J. Hall of The Wisconsin State Journal has an article that begins, "Wisconsin voters passed a constitutional amendment requiring the Legislature to set a mandatory retirement age for judges in the state. But for 37 years, no one has ever gotten around to doing it. Until now."
Posted at 09:08 PM by Howard Bashman




"SCOTUSblog on camera: Dahlia Lithwick (Part six)." You can view the video via this link.
Posted at 05:32 PM by Howard Bashman




"Harassment using Internet not free speech, SJC rules": John R. Ellement of The Boston Globe has this news update.

Laurel J. Sweet of The Boston Herald has a news update headlined "'Cyber-harassment' not protected free speech, Mass. high court rules."

You can access today's unanimous ruling of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts at this link.
Posted at 05:20 PM by Howard Bashman




"Argentina Fails to Block Subpoenas Over Assets in Bond Case": Bloomberg News has this report.

And The Associated Press has a report headlined "NY court: Argentina, banks must reveal info to US creditors."

You can access today's summary order of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit at this link.
Posted at 05:00 PM by Howard Bashman




"Company loses bid for rights to Marvel superheroes": The Associated Press has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit issued today.
Posted at 04:55 PM by Howard Bashman




"U.S. court narrows mortgage lawsuit against Bank of NY Mellon": Reuters has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued today.
Posted at 04:50 PM by Howard Bashman




"Gay marriage cases teed up for justices' action": Mark Sherman of The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 04:45 PM by Howard Bashman




"Re: Filibuster Delusions." Ed Whelan has this post today at National Review Online's "Bench Memos" blog.
Posted at 02:23 PM by Howard Bashman




"Willett v. Harrell: The Battle for Appellate Pop-Culture Dominance." Steve Klepper had this post yesterday at the "Maryland Appellate Blog."
Posted at 01:52 PM by Howard Bashman




"Court finds North Korea can be held liable for torture, killing": Michael Doyle of McClatchy Washington Bureau has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued today.
Posted at 01:25 PM by Howard Bashman




"EPA prohibited from regulating lead bullets, court rules": The Hill has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued today.

Update: In other coverage, The Associated Press reports that "On lead bullets, judges rule against environmentalists."
Posted at 01:22 PM by Howard Bashman




"Environmental group wins legal challenge over U.S. ozone rule deadlines": Lawrence Hurley of Reuters has this report.

And The Associated Press reports that "Court rejects 2 ozone regulations."

You can access today's ruling of a divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit at this link.

Update: In other coverage, Bloomberg News reports that "EPA Ordered to Start Enforcing Rules to Cut Ozone in 2015."
Posted at 01:14 PM by Howard Bashman




"Price native Deno Himonas named to Utah Supreme Court": The Sun Advocate of Price, Utah has this report.
Posted at 11:28 AM by Howard Bashman




"Daughter's suit over tuition goes to higher court": The Associated Press has this report.

The South Jersey Times reports that "No contempt of court for South Jersey parents sued for college tuition."

And today's edition of The Philadelphia Inquirer contains an article headlined "N.J. tuition lawsuit heads to new courtroom venue."
Posted at 11:08 AM by Howard Bashman




"PowerPoint Justice: When prosecutors slide around the law." Ken Armstrong has this article online today at The Marshall Project.
Posted at 08:27 AM by Howard Bashman




"When, if ever, should law clerks betray their bosses?" Will Baude has this post today at "The Volokh Conspiracy."
Posted at 08:24 AM by Howard Bashman




Monday, December 22, 2014

"Court: UDOT violated Constitution with requirements for roadway demonstrations." The Salt Lake Tribune has this news update reporting on a decision that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit issued today.
Posted at 11:45 PM by Howard Bashman




"'Million Miler' sues United over perk reduction": This article appeared in The Chicago Tribune back in May 2012.

Today. the majority on a divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit issued a decision affirming the district court's entry of summary judgment in favor of United.
Posted at 11:34 PM by Howard Bashman




"Leondra Kruger approved as new California Supreme Court justice": Bob Egelko of The San Francisco Chronicle has this news update.

Maura Dolan of The Los Angeles Times has a news update headlined "California Supreme Court appointee Kruger wins state panel's approval."

The Sacramento Bee has a news update headlined "Leondra Kruger confirmed to California Supreme Court."

And The Associated Press reports that "California Supreme Court nominee confirmed."
Posted at 11:08 PM by Howard Bashman




"After Botched Execution, Oklahoma to Resume Lethal Injections": Erik Eckholm will have this article in Tuesday's edition of The New York Times.

The Tulsa World has a news update headlined "Federal judge denies request to halt Oklahoma executions."

The Associated Press reports that "Judge OKs Oklahoma's lethal injection protocol."

And Reuters reports that "U.S. judge denies motion seeking halt to executions in Oklahoma."
Posted at 10:44 PM by Howard Bashman




"Republicans' Filibuster Fixation": Jonathan Bernstein has this essay online today at Bloomberg View.
Posted at 10:35 PM by Howard Bashman




"Guantanamo Envoy Cliff Sloan Quits Amid Delays in Prisoner Releases": Helene Cooper will have this article in Tuesday's edition of The New York Times.
Posted at 09:14 PM by Howard Bashman




"Appeals court says NC ultrasound abortion provision unconstitutional": The News & Observer of Raleigh, North Carolina has this update.

The Associated Press reports that "Appeals court strikes down NC abortion law."

Reuters reports that "U.S. court strikes down North Carolina ultrasound abortion law."

And online at Slate, Dahlia Lithwick has a jurisprudence essay titled "North Carolina's Outrageous Abortion Requirement Is Struck Down: A conservative judge sticks up for medical ethics and the First Amendment."

You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit at this link.
Posted at 08:54 PM by Howard Bashman




"Commission Confirms Appointment to Supreme Court": The Judicial Branch of California issued this news release today.
Posted at 04:48 PM by Howard Bashman




"SCOTUSblog on camera: Dahlia Lithwick (Part five)." You can view the video via this link.
Posted at 01:09 PM by Howard Bashman




"Record Lame Duck Confirmations Pad Obama's Improving Judicial Record": Russell Wheeler has this post today at the "FixGov" blog of the Brookings Institution.
Posted at 11:36 AM by Howard Bashman




"Supreme Court Justices Admit Inconsistency, and Embrace It": Adam Liptak will have this new installment of his "Sidebar" column in Tuesday's edition of The New York Times.
Posted at 11:06 AM by Howard Bashman




"Posner on Same-Sex Marriage: Then and Now." Ronald K.L. Collins has this post today at "Concurring Opinions."
Posted at 09:15 AM by Howard Bashman




"Justices' Blind Eyes to Police Mistakes": Kenneth Jost had this post yesterday at his blog, "Jost On Justice."
Posted at 08:06 AM by Howard Bashman




"Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt is lighting fuses in Oklahoma": Columnist George F. Will has this essay online at The Washington Post.
Posted at 08:02 AM by Howard Bashman




"California Supreme Court nominee wins high praise from key panel": Bob Egelko of The San Francisco Chronicle recently had this report.
Posted at 07:52 AM by Howard Bashman




"Shirley Abrahamson could be forced out of Supreme Court chief justice role": In today's edition of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Patrick Marley has an article that begins, "The legislative session that convenes in January could be the beginning of the end for state Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson. Republicans who control the Legislature are considering one measure that could push her out as chief justice and another that would set a retirement age for judges that could remove her from the court entirely."
Posted at 07:49 AM by Howard Bashman




Sunday, December 21, 2014

"A Curious Panel Selection Procedure": Edward Whelan had this Ninth Circuit-related essay in last Monday's issue of the Daily Journal of San Francisco.
Posted at 11:23 PM by Howard Bashman




"Protesters in contempt of court for anti-whaling campaign": The Associated Press has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued on Friday.
Posted at 10:54 PM by Howard Bashman




"Florida floating home owner who won US Supreme Court case loses retaliation battle": The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 10:42 PM by Howard Bashman




"The honeymoon's over: Cote's learning curve at Supreme Court will be steep and swift." The Ottawa Citizen has this report.
Posted at 02:41 PM by Howard Bashman




"Court won't stop lawsuit against Livingston County deputy in dog bite controversy": The Associated Press has this report.

Circuit Judge Jeffrey S. Sutton wrote Friday's ruling for a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
Posted at 02:35 PM by Howard Bashman




"3rd Circ. Affirms Life Term For NJ Atty In Witness Murder Plot": Kelly Knaub of Law360.com has this report (subscription required for full access) on a non-precedential ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued on Thursday.
Posted at 02:28 PM by Howard Bashman




"Nevada Will Delve Into 21st Century Attribution": Adam Klasfeld of Courthouse News Service has a report that begins, "In a case that might forever change attribution in the Digital Age, the 2nd Circuit asked Nevada's highest court on Friday to decide whether linking to an accurately reported story is enough to dodge a defamation suit."

Senior Circuit Judge Guido Calabresi wrote Friday's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit certifying two questions to the Supreme Court of Nevada.

The first certified question asks: "[D]oes a hyperlink to source material about judicial proceedings in an online petition suffice for purposes of applying the common law fair report privilege?"
Posted at 08:45 AM by Howard Bashman




"Lawsuit May Reshape Tourist Industry in History-Rich Savannah": Alan Blinder has this article in today's edition of The New York Times.
Posted at 08:40 AM by Howard Bashman




Saturday, December 20, 2014

"Texas Supreme Court judge uses 'Ferris Bueller' references in libel case dissent": The Houston Chronicle has this report.

My earlier coverage appears here and here.
Posted at 01:06 PM by Howard Bashman




"Oklahoma plans to use same drugs for upcoming executions": Graham Lee Brewer has this article in today's edition of The Oklahoman.

And today's edition of The Tulsa World contains a front page article headlined "DOC director says state will use same execution drugs; Lethal combo used in April only one available, DOC chief says."

In related news, The Associated Press reports that "Judge dismisses suit on Oklahoma execution access."

I have posted at this link yesterday's ruling of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma on the issue of media access to executions in Oklahoma.
Posted at 12:58 PM by Howard Bashman







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