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Saturday, October 25, 2014

"Abortion Capital of Bible Belt? Tennessee Vote Tests That Idea." This front page article appears in today's edition of The New York Times.

And today's edition of The Tennessean contains an article headlined "Abortion amendment backers urged to sit out gov's race."
Posted at 09:16 AM by Howard Bashman




Friday, October 24, 2014

"Judge's One Wrong Word Overturns 50-Year Sentence": Pamela A. MacLean has this post at her "Trial Insider" blog reporting on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued yesterday.

And in other coverage, Courthouse News Service reports that "Judge's Error Leads 9th Circuit to Grant Habeas."
Posted at 04:58 PM by Howard Bashman




"Free bird": Benjamin Gould has this post today at his blog, "Appellate Briefs," discussing a ruling that the U.S .Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued today.
Posted at 04:52 PM by Howard Bashman




"The Supreme Court's devotees go DIY": Robert Barnes of The Washington Post has this report.
Posted at 04:48 PM by Howard Bashman




"2014 Supreme Court Roundup: An explanation of the Court's affirmations of our right not to go along." Michael Stokes Paulsen has this article in the November 2014 issue of First Things.
Posted at 04:06 PM by Howard Bashman




"The Political Scene: President Obama's Judicial Legacy." The New Yorker has posted online this podcast featuring Jeffrey Toobin.
Posted at 01:20 PM by Howard Bashman




"Driver smashes Oklahoma Ten Commandments statue": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "Authorities say someone drove across the Oklahoma Capitol lawn and knocked over a Ten Commandments monument that a group has been suing to have removed, smashing it to pieces."

And The Oklahoman has a news update headlined "Car smashes Ten Commandments monument outside Capitol building; A car smashed into the Ten Commandments statue outside the Oklahoma State Capitol building Thursday night."
Posted at 01:11 PM by Howard Bashman




"Saab * * * sued General Motors Company for tortious interference with economic expectancy under Michigan law, claiming that GM made public statements that caused a transaction between Saab and a Chinese investor to fall through, thereby driving Saab into bankruptcy." Today, a unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued a ruling that affirmed a district court's order dismissing Saab's lawsuit.
Posted at 01:03 PM by Howard Bashman




"Supreme Court Becomes Night Court in October of Oddities": Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News has this report.
Posted at 12:00 PM by Howard Bashman




"Why I am also #waitingforSutton": Kevin C. Walsh has this post today at the "Mirror of Justice" blog.
Posted at 11:04 AM by Howard Bashman




"Tort Blowout Preventer: An opportunity for the Supreme Court to clarify class-action law." This editorial appears in today's edition of The Wall Street Journal.

You can freely access the full text of the editorial via Google.
Posted at 10:42 AM by Howard Bashman




"SCOTUSblog on camera: Laurence H. Tribe (Part three)." "SCOTUSblog" has this post today.
Posted at 10:28 AM by Howard Bashman




"Brownback doubles down on statements that justice hosted Davis event; Kansas State Troopers PAC endorses Davis": The Topeka Capital-Journal has an article that begins, "Republican Gov. Sam Brownback doubled down Thursday on a TV ad and statement he made during a debate earlier this week charging a Kansas Supreme Court justice had hosted a fundraiser for his Democratic challenger."
Posted at 10:25 AM by Howard Bashman




"If GOP takes back Senate, will parties flip views on filibuster, again?" Jack Pitney has this blog post online today at The Christian Science Monitor.
Posted at 10:24 AM by Howard Bashman




"Michigan Supreme Court rejects motion to reconsider 'juvenile lifers' ruling": MLive.com has this report.
Posted at 10:20 AM by Howard Bashman




"Omar Khadr wins right to expand lawsuit against Ottawa; A Federal Court ruling means Omar Khadr can significantly expand his $20-million civil lawsuit in which he accuses Ottawa of complicity in what he claims was his torture at the hands of the Americans": The Canadian Press has this report.
Posted at 10:18 AM by Howard Bashman




"Suspended Pa. Supreme Court Justice McCaffery won't be charged over wife's referral fees": The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review has this report.

And in today's edition of The Philadelphia Daily News, columnist Christine M. Flowers has an essay titled "Judging judges who shouldn't be judging."
Posted at 09:57 AM by Howard Bashman




"Sixth Circuit agrees to rehear 'heckler's veto' decision": Eugene Volokh has this post at "The Volokh Conspiracy."

You can view yesterday's order of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit granting rehearing en banc at this link. My earlier coverage of the divided three-judge panel's now-vacated ruling in the case can be accessed here.
Posted at 09:44 AM by Howard Bashman




"On Race and Voter ID, John Roberts Wants It Both Ways; Once, the chief justice said the only way to stop discriminating on race was to stop discrimination on race; Now his tune isn't so clear": Law professor Garrett Epps has this essay online at The Atlantic.
Posted at 09:40 AM by Howard Bashman




Thursday, October 23, 2014

"Supreme Court grants Law School clinic petition; Henderson v. U.S. to appear before Court in February": The Cavalier Daily has this report.
Posted at 10:58 PM by Howard Bashman




"Utah governor: Gay marriage may drive religious-freedom law; Herbert also says LGBT anti-discrimination laws should be left to cities." The Salt Lake Tribune has this news update.
Posted at 10:56 PM by Howard Bashman




"Utah Supreme Court lifts same-sex adoption stay": The Salt Lake Tribune has this news update.

And The Deseret News has an update headlined "Stay lifted on adoptions by same-sex parents in Utah."
Posted at 10:52 PM by Howard Bashman




"Eleventh Circuit Chief Declares End to Emergency": Alyson M. Palmer of The Fulton County (Ga.) Daily Report has an article that begins, "With his court back to nearly full strength, the chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has announced the end of a court emergency." You can freely access the full text of the article via Google.

You can view General Order No. 42, which the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit issued last Friday, at this link.
Posted at 10:34 PM by Howard Bashman




"Conservatives and Liberals Agree: Don't Trust Courts." Francis Barry has this essay online at Bloomberg View.
Posted at 09:04 PM by Howard Bashman




"Couple seeks to defend state's same-sex marriage ban; Phillip and Sandra Unruh argue in court filing their marriage would be harmed": The Topeka Capital-Journal has this news update.
Posted at 08:54 PM by Howard Bashman




"Brownback supports effort to get voters to oust 2 Kansas Supreme Court justices in election": The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 08:52 PM by Howard Bashman




"The Disgust Election": Online at The New York Times, Timothy Egan has an essay that begins, "Justice Anthony Kennedy doesn't strike me as the kind of guy I'd want to share a beer and a brat with, or be stuck next to on a long flight. But I would like for the most influential swing voter on the Supreme Court to step away from his legal aerie, and wade through some of the muck that he and four fellow justices have given us with the 2014 campaign."
Posted at 08:33 PM by Howard Bashman




"Criminal defense lawyers' group: no reason to shun Koch Industries' money." Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has this report today.
Posted at 05:42 PM by Howard Bashman




"Lewinsky mistreated by authorities in investigation of Clinton, report says": Rosalind S. Helderman of The Washington Post has this news update.
Posted at 04:42 PM by Howard Bashman




"Broadcasters win preliminary injunction against Aereo": Reuters has this report.

I have uploaded at this link today's opinion and order of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Update: At the "Hollywood, Esq." blog of The Hollywood Reporter, Eriq Gardner has a post titled "Judge Issues Aereo Injunction, Stops Short of Enjoining Time-Shifting; The ruling mostly grants what the TV broadcasters were seeking after the Supreme Court issued its own opinion."
Posted at 04:25 PM by Howard Bashman




"Roberts at 10: The Evolving Story of John Roberts and Congress's Commerce Clause and Spending Clause Powers." The Constitutional Accountability Center has posted online its latest installment -- written by Brianne Gorod -- of its year-long project titled "Roberts at 10."
Posted at 03:32 PM by Howard Bashman




"Millions view talking dogs online spoof of U.S. Supreme Court": Lawrence Hurley of Reuters has a report that begins, "A comedy sketch with dogs portraying members of the U.S. Supreme Court -- picture Ruth Bader Ginsburg as a Chihuahua -- had scored more than two million YouTube views by Thursday, drawing attention to the high court's secretive ways via some cheap laughs."

You can access the video on YouTube by clicking here.
Posted at 03:14 PM by Howard Bashman




"Justice Ginsburg Issues Timely Correction in Texas Voter ID Dissent": Today at WSJ.com's "Washington Wire" blog, Jess Bravin has a post that begins, "Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg may have made history a second time with her dissent from last week's Supreme Court order allowing Texas to implement its voter-identification law in next month's election."

And yesterday at the "First Draft" blog of The New York Times, Adam Liptak had a post titled "Supreme Court Edits a Dissent, and Admits It."
Posted at 01:42 PM by Howard Bashman




"The Al Bahlul Argument: Article III, Conspiracy, and Precepts of International Law." Peter Margulies has this post today at the "Lawfare" blog.

At "Just Security," Steve Vladeck has a post titled "Due Process and the Military Commissions."

In related news coverage, Jess Bravin has an article headlined "Judges Question Use of Conspiracy Charges for Terror Suspects; Appeals Court Hears Arguments on Using Military Courts for Offenses Other Than War Crime" in today's edition of The Wall Street Journal. You can freely access the full text of the article via Google.

And The Telegraph (UK) reports that "Guantanamo Bay war crimes tribunals face shutdown over legal challenge; War crimes tribunals being faced by Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and other 9/11 accused may be unconstitutional and should be closed, US Appeals Court hears."
Posted at 01:28 PM by Howard Bashman




Seventh Circuit decides case involving the Video Privacy Protection Act, "[e]nacted in 1988 in response to the Washington City Paper's publication of then-Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork's video rental history": You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit at this link.
Posted at 01:20 PM by Howard Bashman




"Playing Politics With the Supreme Court Over Obamacare": Elizabeth B. Wydra has this blog entry today at The Huffington Post.
Posted at 01:14 PM by Howard Bashman




"Comparing Justices Sotomayor and Kagan": Josh Blackman has this blog post today.
Posted at 01:03 PM by Howard Bashman




"Olympian Jim Thorpe's remains should not be moved: U.S. court." Jonathan Stempel of Reuters has this report.

And The Associated Press reports that "Pennsylvania town can keep Jim Thorpe's body."

My earlier coverage of today's Third Circuit ruling can be accessed here.
Posted at 12:56 PM by Howard Bashman




"The legal inquiry into Justice Lori Douglas must end": Online at The Toronto Globe and Mail, Kyle Kirkup has an essay that begins, "Associate Chief Justice Lori Douglas -- a judge from Manitoba whose former husband allegedly posted private, sexually explicit photos of her on the Internet without her consent -- appears to have been the victim of revenge porn."
Posted at 11:36 AM by Howard Bashman




"Third Circuit Holds NAGPRA Does Not Require Repatriation of Jim Thorpe's Remains": At the "Turtle Talk" blog, Matthew L.M. Fletcher has this post about a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued today.
Posted at 11:25 AM by Howard Bashman




"SCOTUSblog on camera: Laurence H. Tribe (Part two)." "SCOTUSblog" has this post today.
Posted at 10:58 AM by Howard Bashman




"McCaffery should resign": Today's edition of The Scranton (Pa.) Times-Tribune contains an editorial that begins, "Suspended state Supreme Court Justice Seamus McCaffery has reached that sad place where his own resignation is the only legitimate act of public service that he can perform."
Posted at 08:42 AM by Howard Bashman




"Meme Supreme: Justice Ginsburg's internet fame." Hunter Harris has this essay online at The Berkeley Beacon.

And The Washington Post reports that "Ruth Bader Ginsburg takes the stage at Arena for Friday's 'Our War' performance."
Posted at 08:40 AM by Howard Bashman




"What Justice Department vacancies mean for Obama": CBS News has this report.
Posted at 08:33 AM by Howard Bashman




"Constitution Check: Will a brief 1972 ruling stop the same-sex marriage movement?" Lyle Denniston has this post today at the "Constitution Daily" blog of the National Constitution Center.
Posted at 08:30 AM by Howard Bashman




"Americans' Support for Death Penalty Stable": Gallup.com has this report.
Posted at 08:26 AM by Howard Bashman




"Pennsylvania law aims to curb Mumia Abu-Jamal's 'obscene celebrity'; Gov. Tom Corbett signed a first-in-the-nation law allowing crime victims the right to seek an injunction against offenders on grounds that speech could cause 'mental anguish'; Civil rights groups are likely to challenge law in court": Stacy Teicher Khadaroo of The Christian Science Monitor has this report.
Posted at 08:23 AM by Howard Bashman




"Montana Supreme Court race takes on partisan edge": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "A nonpartisan race for Montana Supreme Court has taken a distinctly partisan edge, with challenger Lawrence VanDyke trying to cast Justice Mike Wheat as a liberal activist judge as his Republican backers pour tens of thousands of dollars into ads to support that message."
Posted at 08:20 AM by Howard Bashman




"Republicans Set to Gain From Laws Requiring Voter IDs": William Selway, Mark Niquette, and Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News have this report.
Posted at 08:15 AM by Howard Bashman




"3 states deny gay unions despite appellate rulings": Mark Sherman of The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 08:14 AM by Howard Bashman




Wednesday, October 22, 2014

"Denied Survivor's Benefits After Wife's Death, Texas Widow Files a Federal Suit": Erik Eckholm will have this article in Thursday's edition of The New York Times.
Posted at 11:15 PM by Howard Bashman




"'It makes me sick.' Judges, lawyers weigh Pa. court's latest scandal": In Thursday's edition of The Philadelphia Inquirer, Joseph A. Slobodzian will have an article that begins, "For a profession that burnishes an image of dispassion and decorum, what's happening with the Pennsylvania Supreme Court is like a food fight at a very public banquet."

And in Thursday's edition of The Morning Call of Allentown, Pennsylvania, Steve Esack will have an article headlined "McCaffery suspension may pit king's power against will of the people."
Posted at 10:58 PM by Howard Bashman




"Gay Pride Charade: U.S. Progress On Gay Rights Is More Modest Than It Appears." Omar G. Encarnacion has this essay online at Foreign Affairs.
Posted at 10:55 PM by Howard Bashman




"Shame on Texas and the U.S. Supreme Court": Andrew Cohen has this op-ed online at The Los Angeles Times.
Posted at 10:50 PM by Howard Bashman




"Supreme Court to hear 1985 murder case; Three men were shot execution-style in a San Diego auto repair shop": The San Diego Union-Tribune has this report.
Posted at 10:48 PM by Howard Bashman




"State appeals to 9th U.S. Circuit Court to restore Alaska's same-sex marriage ban": Alaska Dispatch News has this report on a petition for initial en banc review that the State of Alaska filed today in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Posted at 10:14 PM by Howard Bashman




"McCaffery is new poster boy for merit selection": Bill White has this essay online at The Morning Call of Allentown, Pennsylvania.
Posted at 07:58 PM by Howard Bashman




"Judge Mark Fuller's 2012 divorce files unsealed": Brian Lyman of The Montgomery Advertiser has this report.

And AL.com reports that "Judge Fuller divorce records reveal little, show parties struggled over keeping proceedings secret."
Posted at 06:15 PM by Howard Bashman




"Business groups swarm against federal agency rulemaking in SCOTUS case": Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has this report today.
Posted at 06:02 PM by Howard Bashman




"U.S. court tosses Argentina appeal over funds held by BNY Mellon": Nate Raymond of Reuters has this report.
Posted at 05:16 PM by Howard Bashman




"Supreme Court's next move will reveal its true intent toward voting rights": Carl P. Leubsdorf has this essay online at The Dallas Morning News.
Posted at 04:42 PM by Howard Bashman




"Silent treatment: The Supreme Court and voting rights." Steven Mazie has this post today at the "Democracy in America" blog of The Economist.
Posted at 04:30 PM by Howard Bashman




"Big Tech winning battle with 'patent trolls'": Andrew Chung and Dan Levine of Reuters have this report.
Posted at 04:12 PM by Howard Bashman




"Appeal sought in Puerto Rico gay marriage case": The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 02:33 PM by Howard Bashman




"Chimpanzees are people, too: The moral case for protecting their basic rights." Professor Peter Singer has this essay online at The New York Daily News.
Posted at 02:08 PM by Howard Bashman




"Appeals court ponders future of war crimes trials": Lyle Denniston has this post today at "SCOTUSblog."

Update: You can access via this link (31.6 MB mp3 audio file) the audio of today's D.C. Circuit oral argument in Ali Hamza Ahmad al Bahlul v. United States, No. 11-1324.
Posted at 02:06 PM by Howard Bashman




"A Holder Legacy: Shifting Terror Cases to the Civilian Courts, and Winning." Matt Apuzzo has this article in today's edition of The New York Times.
Posted at 02:03 PM by Howard Bashman




"Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer with Thane Rosenbaum": You can view at this link the video of last night's event at the 92nd Street Y in New York City.
Posted at 01:58 PM by Howard Bashman




"Court of Appeals considers neo-Pagan tax exemption case; Jurists weigh denial of religious tax break": Robert Gavin has this article in today's edition of The Times Union of Albany, New York (via "Religion Clause").
Posted at 11:06 AM by Howard Bashman




"Proving Non-Obviousness with Ex-Post Experimental Evidence?" At the "Patently-O" blog, Dennis Crouch has a post that begins, "The Federal Circuit has rejected BMS's petition for en banc rehearing in its chemical compound obviousness case. However, four additional opinions either concurring or dissenting show that the court does not speak with one-mind on the issue."
Posted at 11:04 AM by Howard Bashman




"Academic Hubris and the Puzzling Case of Judge Posner": Neil H. Buchanan had this interesting blog post yesterday at "Dorf on Law."
Posted at 11:02 AM by Howard Bashman




"SCOTUSblog on camera: Laurence H. Tribe (Part one)." "SCOTUSblog" has this post today.
Posted at 10:58 AM by Howard Bashman




"Undocumented immigrant Jose Godinez-Samperio tells of becoming lawyer": This article appears in today's edition of The Tampa Bay Times.
Posted at 09:40 AM by Howard Bashman




"PA Supreme Court Scandal Leads To Calls For Statewide Court Reform": Cherri Gregg of KYW Newsradio has this report.

Today's edition of The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette contains an editorial titled "Justice sidelined: Pa. would be better off if McCaffery resigned."

And in today's edition of The Philadelphia Inquirer, Phil Goldsmith has an op-ed titled "Court saga is disgraceful and ongoing."
Posted at 09:05 AM by Howard Bashman




"Constitution Check: When the Supreme Court acts silently, what does it mean to say?" Lyle Denniston had this post yesterday at the "Constitution Daily" blog of the National Constitution Center.
Posted at 09:00 AM by Howard Bashman




"Supreme Retirements and the Habit of Politics": Richard M. Re had this post yesterday at "PrawfsBlawg."
Posted at 08:57 AM by Howard Bashman




"Retired U.S. Supreme Court justice in Grand Rapids: John Paul Stevens thinks Constitution will be amended." MLive.com has this report.
Posted at 08:55 AM by Howard Bashman




"Otter requests review of gay marriage ruling": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "Gov. C. L. 'Butch' Otter is asking the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals for an 11-judge panel to review the three-judge ruling that overturned Idaho's gay marriage ban last week."

And Chris Geidner of BuzzFeed reports that "Idaho Governor Asks Appeals Court To Reconsider Same-Sex Marriage Ruling."
Posted at 08:54 AM by Howard Bashman




"Pill mill doctor's life sentence to be reconsidered, U.S. Supreme Court orders": The Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch has this report.
Posted at 08:50 AM by Howard Bashman




"Rare U.S. Supreme Court ruling keeps wife killer behind bars for life; Cypress businessman Marvin Vernis Smith could have walked free if the Supreme Court had not ruled the way it did": This article appears in today's edition of The Orange County Register.
Posted at 08:46 AM by Howard Bashman




Tuesday, October 21, 2014

"McCaffery ordered to turn in court-issued equipment": In Wednesday's edition of The Philadelphia Inquirer, Angela Couloumbis and Jeremy Roebuck will have an article that begins, "The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Tuesday told Justice Seamus P. McCaffery to turn over computers and other court-issued equipment, and moved swiftly to cancel the Internet service it provides at McCaffery's Northeast Philadelphia home."

And in Wednesday's edition of The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Brad Bumsted will have an article headlined "Justice blames feud for his ouster; chief of court admits he did seek to remove him."
Posted at 11:26 PM by Howard Bashman




"Federal appeals court overturns conviction in D.C. child sex predator case": The Washington Times has this news update reporting on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued today.
Posted at 10:54 PM by Howard Bashman




"Foreign Chefs Get Treat in Court's Visa Ruling; Appeals Judges Find Brazilian Steakhouse's Cooks Have Specialized Knowledge": Joe Palazzolo will have this article in Wednesday's edition of The Wall Street Journal. You can freely access the full text of the article via Google.

And at the "Federal Eye" blog of The Washington Post, Jerry Markon and Tim Carman have an entry titled "Fogo de Chao wins meaty case in visa fight with Homeland Security."

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.
Posted at 10:50 PM by Howard Bashman




"Appeals Court Rejects Police Handcuffing of Elementary Student": Mark Walsh has this post at the "School Law" blog of Education Week.
Posted at 10:42 PM by Howard Bashman




"Puerto Rico Federal Judge: Only Supreme Court Can Allow Same-Sex Marriage." Chris Geidner of BuzzFeed has this report.
Posted at 09:20 PM by Howard Bashman




"Washington Supreme Court Hears Arguments In Backpage Case": Boise State Public Radio has this report.

KIRO-TV reports that "Backpage.com lawsuit could have major effect on sex trafficking."

And The Associated Press reports that "Backpage.com ask high court to throw out lawsuit."
Posted at 09:14 PM by Howard Bashman




"Ruth Bader Ginsburg gets ready for her close-up": Politico.com has this report.
Posted at 08:44 PM by Howard Bashman




"Corbett in Phila. signs 'Mumia bill'": Joe Dolinsky of The Philadelphia Inquirer has a news update that begins, "Just a few feet from the site where Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner was gunned down by Mumia Abu-Jamal in 1981, Gov. Corbett on Tuesday signed into law a bill that would censor former offenders from causing victims mental anguish."
Posted at 08:40 PM by Howard Bashman




"Pa. Justice McCaffery agrees to drop suit against Inquirer": The Philadelphia Inquirer has a news update that begins, "State Supreme Court Justice Seamus P. McCaffery agreed Tuesday to withdraw his defamation suit against The Inquirer for articles detailing how his wife collected lucrative referral fees from personal-injury law firms while serving as his judicial aide."
Posted at 08:32 PM by Howard Bashman




"McCaffery, Rapaport Drop Defamation Suit": Gina Passarella of The Legal Intelligencer has this news update. You can freely access the full text of the article via Google.

And The Associated Press has a report headlined "Seamus McCaffery adviser: No official misconduct charge expected."
Posted at 06:21 PM by Howard Bashman




"Law signed to curb Abu-Jamal's 'obscene celebrity'": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "Ignoring the chants of protesters on the block where a police officer was killed and the cause celebre of Mumia Abu-Jamal was born, Gov. Tom Corbett signed into law Tuesday a measure he said would curb the 'obscene celebrity' cultivated by convicts at the expense of victims."
Posted at 05:50 PM by Howard Bashman




"Porn and consequences: McCaffery is suspended from Pa. high court." Chris Brennan has this article in today's edition of The Philadelphia Daily News.
Posted at 03:52 PM by Howard Bashman




"States, enviros slam ozone limits in contentious court hearing": Jeremy P. Jacobs of Greenwire has this report.
Posted at 03:32 PM by Howard Bashman




"A closer look at Bashman's winning brief": Matthew Stiegler has this very kind post today at his "CA3blog."
Posted at 02:40 PM by Howard Bashman




"State's highest court reinstates slander suit against Syracuse University, Boeheim": The Syracuse Post-Standard has this news update.

And The Associated Press has a report headlined "NY court: Ex-ball boys can sue Boeheim for slander."

You can access today's ruling of the Court of Appeals of New York at this link.
Posted at 12:18 PM by Howard Bashman




"U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor visits San Jose State": Howard Mintz has this article in today's edition of The San Jose Mercury News.
Posted at 12:15 PM by Howard Bashman




"When Ron Castille Called Seamus McCaffery a 'Sociopath': The chief justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court weighs in on his colleague." Joel Mathis has this blog post today at Philadelphia Magazine.

John L. Micek of The Patriot-News of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania has an essay titled "Castille's scathing opinion lays bare dysfunction on Pa.'s highest court."

And today's edition of The Philadelphia Inquirer contains an editorial titled "Rough justice."
Posted at 12:10 PM by Howard Bashman




"Obama: Let schools use race in admissions." The Detroit News has this report.
Posted at 12:03 PM by Howard Bashman




"Feds' child slavery case fizzles, suspect gets 21 months": The Detroit Free Press has this report.

My earlier coverage of the Sixth Circuit's August 2014 ruling in this case can be accessed here.
Posted at 12:00 PM by Howard Bashman




Monday, October 20, 2014

"Supreme Court Will Consider Police Searches of Hotel Registries": Adam Liptak will have this article in Tuesday's edition of The New York Times.

Robert Barnes of The Washington Post has a news update headlined "Supreme Court to decide police access to hotel registries."

And Richard Wolf of USA Today reports that "Justices to rule on police searches of hotel registries."
Posted at 09:45 PM by Howard Bashman




"Appeals court revives Syngenta, Bunge GMO lawsuit": The Associated Press has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit issued today.
Posted at 09:33 PM by Howard Bashman




"Abbas son, magazine face off in court": Josh Gerstein has this blog post today at Politico.com.
Posted at 09:23 PM by Howard Bashman




"Supreme Court suspends McCaffery over porn e-mails": Angela Couloumbis of The Philadelphia Inquirer has a news update that begins, "The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has suspended Justice Seamus McCaffery following revelations that he sent pornographic e-mails to state employees from a private account."

The Patriot-News of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania has news updates headlined "Pa. Supreme Court suspends Justice Seamus McCaffery in the wake of porn email scandal"; "Chief Justice Ronald Castille, in concurring opinion on McCaffery's suspension, goes after colleague in angry and personal terms"; and "Suspended PA Supreme Court Justice Seamus McCaffery, in statement, blames rival and Chief Justice Ronald Castille for his suspension."

Kate Giammarise and Bill Toland of The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette have a news update headlined "Pa. Supreme Court suspends Justice McCaffery."

Brad Bumsted of The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review has a news update headlined "State Supreme Court Justice McCaffery suspended in email porn scandal."

And The Associated Press reports that "Court justice suspended over role in porn scandal."

You can access this evening's three-page order of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania at this link. Chief Justice Ronald D. Castille issued a six-page concurring statement. And Justice Debra McCloskey Todd issued a two-page dissenting statement.
Posted at 08:50 PM by Howard Bashman




"Supreme Court to decide L.A. hotel-motel privacy case": David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times has this news update.
Posted at 01:00 PM by Howard Bashman




Access online today's Order List of the U.S. Supreme Court: The Court has posted today's Order List at this link. The Court granted review in three new cases and called for the views of the Solicitor General in one case.

The Court also granted a GVR in Volkman v. United States, No. 13-8827. Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr. issued a concurrence, in which Justice Clarence Thomas joined.

In early news coverage, The Associated Press reports that "Justices will decide privacy case on hotel records"; "High court to review California death penalty case"; "Court to decide if convicted felon can sell guns"; "Justices won't revive Louisiana parish claims"; and "Court rejects appeal from Duane Reade Ex-CEO, CFO."

Lawrence Hurley of Reuters reports that "Supreme Court to decide police access to hotel guest registries"; "Supreme Court agrees to decide gun ownership case"; and "U.S. top court declines Duane Reade executives' appeals."

And at "SCOTUSblog," Lyle Denniston has a post titled "Privacy of hotel guest lists at issue."
Posted at 09:33 AM by Howard Bashman




"Crooner in Rights Spat: Are copyright laws too strict?" Louis Menand had this essay in the October 20, 2014 issue of The New Yorker.
Posted at 09:21 AM by Howard Bashman




"The Left Looks For Another Eric Holder; Progressives, for the most part invigorated by the work of the attorney general, look for a steady hand to take the reins at the Justice Department": Chris Geidner of BuzzFeed has this report.
Posted at 09:18 AM by Howard Bashman




"Do you think the Supreme Court is boring? What about puppies re-enacting Supreme Court sessions?" Jaime Fuller has this entry today at "The Fix" blog of The Washington Post.
Posted at 09:14 AM by Howard Bashman




"How the Supreme Court Made a Mess of Our Voting System": Michael Waldman has this essay online at Politico Magazine.
Posted at 08:12 AM by Howard Bashman




"Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and former President of the Supreme Court of Israel Dorit Beinisch in Conversation with Nina Totenberg": You can view at this link the video of last night's event at the 92nd Street Y in New York City.
Posted at 08:09 AM by Howard Bashman




"Porn excuse for a court": This editorial appears in today's edition of The Philadelphia Daily News.
Posted at 08:03 AM by Howard Bashman




"The Obama Brief: The President considers his judicial legacy." Jeffrey Toobin has this Annals of Law article in the October 27, 2014 issue of The New Yorker.
Posted at 08:00 AM by Howard Bashman




Sunday, October 19, 2014

"Behind the scenes: Reporting on the Supreme Court." Hannah Hoffman of The Salem (Ore.) Statesman Journal has this report.
Posted at 09:27 PM by Howard Bashman




"Voter-ID Actions Push Fight Past November; Supreme Court Lets Texas Apply Restrictions for Midterms, but Legality Hasn't Been Decided": Brent Kendall will have this article in Monday's edition of The Wall Street Journal.

You can freely access the full text of the article via Google News.
Posted at 09:25 PM by Howard Bashman




"Dawn Patrol: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's critically important 5 a.m. wake-up call on voting rights." Law professor Richard L. Hasen -- author of the "Election Law Blog" -- has this jurisprudence essay online today at Slate.
Posted at 03:10 PM by Howard Bashman




"Conservatives fear Roberts going soft": Josh Gerstein of Politico.com has an article that begins, "Chief Justice John Roberts seems to be going wobbly again."
Posted at 01:42 PM by Howard Bashman




"Amid intense last-minute lobbying, a divided Pa. Supreme Court mulls action in porn scandal": Jeremy Roebuck has this front page article in today's edition of The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Posted at 01:10 PM by Howard Bashman




"Supreme Court decision in Tampa case could alter judicial campaigns": Today's edition of The Tampa Tribune contains an article that begins, "A case that started with a letter written by a candidate for judge in Tampa may change how judges seek office nationwide. The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether the First Amendment overrides certain rules that restrict how candidates campaign for judge."
Posted at 11:52 AM by Howard Bashman




Look who's coming to Philadelphia: Law professor Josh Blackman -- author of "Josh Blackman's Blog" -- will be speaking tomorrow evening to the Philadelphia lawyers' chapter of the Federalist Society. And tonight, Josh will be having dinner with me and my wife.
Posted at 11:40 AM by Howard Bashman




"Southern Justice: How an 1865 ruling in favor of Confederate soldiers just protected the vote for minorities in Arkansas." Dahlia Lithwick has this jurisprudence essay online at Slate.
Posted at 11:35 AM by Howard Bashman




"Abortion amendment draws, splits Tennessee voters": This article appears in today's edition of The Tennessean.
Posted at 11:30 AM by Howard Bashman




"Third Circuit Revives Biotechnology Company Shareholder Lawsuit": Saranac Hale Spencer will have this article in Monday's edition of The Legal Intelligencer. You can freely access the full text of the article via Google.

And Law360.com reports that "3rd Circ. Revives Genaera Investor Suit Over Asset Sales" (subscription required for full access).

My earlier coverage of Friday's Third Circuit ruling, in a case in which I served as appellate counsel for the prevailing plaintiff on appeal, can be accessed here.
Posted at 11:28 AM by Howard Bashman




"Porn-laced emails, blackmail threats mark return to bad old days for Pa. Supreme Court": Charles Thompson of The Patriot-News of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania has an article that begins, "Is the Pennsylvania Supreme Court backsliding toward the chaotic court of a generation ago, an era marked by bitter personal rivalries, impeachment and, above all else, sinking public confidence in judicial integrity?"

Steve Esack of The Morning Call of Allentown, Pennsylvania has an article headlined "Pennsylvania Supreme Court justices feud over racy emails."

And in today's edition of The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, columnist Eric Heyl has an essay titled "Pennsylvania Supreme Court should get back to boring stuff."
Posted at 11:20 AM by Howard Bashman




Saturday, October 18, 2014

"Sotomayor charms USD crowd": The San Diego Union-Tribune has this news update.
Posted at 11:44 PM by Howard Bashman




"High court balks at last-minute voting changes": Mark Sherman of The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 10:50 PM by Howard Bashman




"Obama Could Reaffirm a Bush-Era Reading of a Treaty on Torture": Charlie Savage will have this article in Sunday's edition of The New York Times.
Posted at 10:42 PM by Howard Bashman




"Judge Edith Jones and the dismissal of the ethics complaint": Senior U.S. District Judge Richard G. Kopf has this post today at his "Hercules and the Umpire" blog.
Posted at 11:33 AM by Howard Bashman




"First porn, now threats?" In today's edition of The Philadelphia Daily News, David Gambacorta has an article that begins, "Hey, how do you like your judicial porn scandals? If you answered 'ever-worsening and increasingly juvenile,' you're in luck!"
Posted at 11:30 AM by Howard Bashman




"Supreme Court's 2014 term off to a stealthy start": Richard Wolf of USA Today has this report.
Posted at 11:12 AM by Howard Bashman




"Supreme Court Allows Texas to Use Voter ID Law": Adam Liptak of The New York Times has this news update.

Robert Barnes of The Washington Post has a news update headlined "Supreme Court allows Texas to use voter ID law."

David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times has a news update headlined "Supreme Court allows Texas to enforce strict voter ID law."

The Washington Times has a news update headlined "Supreme Court clears the way for Texas voter ID law."

Sam Hananel of The Associated Press reports that "Justices allow Texas use of new voter ID law."

Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News reports that "Texas Voter-ID Law Allowed by U.S. Supreme Court."

Reuters reports that "Supreme Court denies request to block Texas voter ID law."

The Texas Tribune has a report headlined "U.S. Supreme Court: Texas Can Enforce Voter ID Law."

And at "SCOTUSblog," Lyle Denniston has a post titled "The Court won't interrupt Texas voter ID law."

You can access today's order of the U.S. Supreme Court, and the dissent therefrom, at this link.
Posted at 10:54 AM by Howard Bashman




Friday, October 17, 2014

"VeriFone has $15.4 mln verdict tossed by federal appeals court": Reuters has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued today.
Posted at 08:30 PM by Howard Bashman




"Appeals Court Overturns Important Fair Use Win Concerning University 'E-Reserves' -- But Potentially For Good Reasons": Mike Masnick has this post at Techdirt.
Posted at 08:20 PM by Howard Bashman




"Supreme Court denies emergency stay; state holiday delays Alaska same-sex marriages": Alaska Dispatch News has this report.
Posted at 06:04 PM by Howard Bashman




Massive Eleventh Circuit educational fair use copyright decision issued on a Friday produces a dearth of initial online coverage and analysis: Today, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit issued a 129-page ruling in Cambridge Univ. Press v. Patton.

At the blog "Scholarly Communications @ Duke," Kevin Smith has a post titled "A reversal for Georgia State."

The district court ruling that today's Eleventh Circuit decision reverses weighed-in at 347 pages. James Grimmelmann had this post about the district court's ruling two days after the decision issued. Perhaps not surprisingly, the case also has its own Wikipedia page.
Posted at 05:36 PM by Howard Bashman




"Florida Supreme Court rules in favor of Debra Lafave": The Tampa Bay Times has this report on a ruling that the Supreme Court of Florida issued yesterday.
Posted at 03:22 PM by Howard Bashman




"Sewell sets deadline for Fuller's resignation": Mary Troyan of The Montgomery Advertiser has this news update reporting on an op-ed titled "No Tolerance for Domestic Violence" that U.S. Representative Terri Sewell (D-AL) published today in that newspaper.

And in related news, AL.com reports that "Federal Judge Mark Fuller's divorce records to be unsealed."
Posted at 03:02 PM by Howard Bashman




In news from the Third Circuit: I am pleased to report that today the majority on a divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit ruled in my client's favor in the appeal that I argued on September 9, 2014. You can access the decision at this link.

Last month, Matt Fair of Law360.com reported on the oral argument in an article headlined "3rd Circ. Asked To Revive Genaera 'Fire Sale' Investor Row" (subscription required for full access).
Posted at 02:53 PM by Howard Bashman




"Another Justice says McCaffery threatened to link him to e-mails": Jeremy Roebuck of The Philadelphia Inquirer has this news update.

In today's edition of The Philadelphia Daily News, Chris Brennan has an article headlined "The political porn circus adds a 3rd ring."

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has a news update headlined "Pennsylvania Justice Eakin dragged into lewd email scandal; accuses McCaffery of blackmail."

The Patriot-News of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania has a news update headlined "Colleague says Pa. Supreme Court justice in porn email case threatened he was: 'not going down alone.'"

And Philadelphia Magazine has a blog post titled "Pa. Supreme Court Justice: McCaffery Threatened to Release Emails; Supreme Court Justice J. Michael Eakin received explicit email forwards at a Yahoo! email account; He says Justice Seamus McCaffery had threatened to release them earlier."
Posted at 02:46 PM by Howard Bashman




Thursday, October 16, 2014

Programming note: On Friday morning, I will be attending an oral argument on post-trial motions in a case on which I am working. Additional posts will appear here on Friday afternoon.
Posted at 11:06 PM by Howard Bashman




"Will the Supremes Finally Rule? Another housing discrimination case is ripe." Terry Eastland has this article in the October 27, 2014 issue of The Weekly Standard.
Posted at 10:52 PM by Howard Bashman




"Government's stance on assisted-suicide runs into skepticism from Supreme Court": In today's edition of The Toronto Globe and Mail, Sean Fine has an article that begins, "The federal government defended the criminalizing of assisted suicide and said it sought to protect disabled people from a 'prevalent bias' that their lives have less value than those of other people, as it urged the Supreme Court to reject doctor-assisted death for the second time in 20 years."
Posted at 10:46 PM by Howard Bashman




"11th Circ. Tosses $6M Engle Verdict Over Alcohol Evidence": Law360.com has a report (subscription required for full access) that begins, "The Eleventh Circuit on Thursday overturned a nearly $6 million verdict against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. in a case that was once part of the historic Engle class action, finding a trial judge improperly excluded key evidence about a deceased smoker's alcohol use."

You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit at this link.
Posted at 10:42 PM by Howard Bashman




"Fate Of Obama's Judicial Nominees Unclear Under GOP-Controlled Senate": Jennifer Bendery of The Huffington Post has this report today.

And at Bloomberg View, Jonathan Bernstein has an essay titled "Question Day: Would Republicans Block Court Picks?"
Posted at 09:06 PM by Howard Bashman




"Marshall Islands nuke suit against U.S. gets Nobel winners' support": Bob Egelko of The San Francisco Chronicle has this blog post today.
Posted at 09:00 PM by Howard Bashman




In jurisprudence essays recently posted online at Slate: Today, Dahlia Lithwick has an essay titled "Injunction Junction: What is the Supreme Court thinking behind its unfathomable silence?"

Yesterday, Mark Joseph Stern had an essay titled "Justice for Sale: The Supreme Court is poised to make judicial elections even more corrupt."

And on Tuesday, Dahlia Lithwick had an essay titled "This Year's Most Outrageous Anti-Abortion Strategy: Tennessee out-crazies all the other states with its proposed constitutional amendment."
Posted at 05:50 PM by Howard Bashman




"Florida high court puts limits on phone tracking": The Associated Press has this report on a ruling that the Supreme Court of Florida issued today.
Posted at 05:44 PM by Howard Bashman




"New coed guard duty causing ruckus at Guantanamo high-value prison": Carol Rosenberg of The Miami Herald has this report.
Posted at 05:40 PM by Howard Bashman




"Results from independent redistricting are mixed": The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 05:36 PM by Howard Bashman




In papers of interest recently posted at SSRN: Law professor A. E. Dick Howard has posted online an article titled "The Changing Face of the Supreme Court" (via "Legal Theory Blog").

Law professor Steven G. Calabresi has posted online a paper titled "Gay Marriage and the Fourteenth Amendment" (via "Legal Theory Blog").

Law professor John E. Campbell has posted online an article titled "Unprotected Class: Five Years, Five Judges, and Wholesale Changes to Class Action Law" (via "Legal Theory Blog").

Law professor Anil Kalhan has posted online an article titled "Stop and Frisk, Judicial Independence, and the Ironies of Improper Appearances" (via "Legal Theory Blog").

Law professor Steven J. Willis and Hans G. Tanzler IV have posted online a paper titled "Obama Care Fails the Origination Clause: Why Sissel and Hotze Should Be Reversed" (via "Legal Theory Blog").

Law professor Jason Mazzone has posted online a paper titled "Obamacare and Problems of Legal Scholarship" (via "Legal Theory Blog").

And law professor Dan T. Coenen has posted online an article titled "The Commerce Power and Congressional Mandates" (via "Legal Theory Blog").
Posted at 04:08 PM by Howard Bashman




"Clement Marks Milestone of 75 Supreme Court Arguments": Tony Mauro has this post today at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times."

You can freely access the full text of the post via Google.
Posted at 03:21 PM by Howard Bashman




"McCaffery apologizes for porn e-mail, accuses Castille of 'cooked-up controversy'": Jeremy Roebuck of The Philadelphia Inquirer has this news update.

The Patriot-News of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania has a news update headlined "Supreme Court Justice Seamus McCaffery apologizes for 'lapse in judgment' regarding pornographic emails."

The Associated Press reports that "Justice sorry for porn email, blasts colleague."

Mark Abrams of KYW Newsradio reports that "Pa. Supreme Court Justice McCaffery Says He's Being Railroaded by Chief Justice."

Philadelphia Magazine has a blog post titled "McCaffery Sorry for Porn Emails, Rips Pa. Chief Justice; Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Seamus McCaffery said he 'erred' in sending pornographic emails; He also ripped his colleague, Chief Justice Ron Castille."

And PoliticsPA reports that "Justice McCaffery Responds, Slams Chief Justice Castille."
Posted at 03:18 PM by Howard Bashman




"Court decision halts same-sex marriages as Alaska seeks higher court decision": Alaska Dispatch News has this report.

You can access yesterday's order of a partially divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit granting a temporary stay at this link.
Posted at 01:38 PM by Howard Bashman




"Arkansas Supreme Court Strikes Down Voter ID Law, Saying It Exceeds State Constitution": This article appears in today's edition of The New York Times.

Arkansas News Bureau reports that "State Supreme Court strikes down voter ID law."

USA Today reports that "Arkansas high court invalidates voter ID."

Reuters reports that "Arkansas Supreme Court strikes down state's voter ID law."

And The Associated Press reports that "Arkansas high court strikes down voter ID law."

You can access yesterday's ruling of the Supreme Court of Arkansas at this link.
Posted at 01:32 PM by Howard Bashman




"Supreme Court leaves its mark on the midterms": Josh Gerstein of Politico.com has this report.
Posted at 01:20 PM by Howard Bashman




"Texas Abortion Clinics to Reopen Despite a Future in Legal Limbo": Erik Eckholm has this article in today's edition of The New York Times.
Posted at 01:16 PM by Howard Bashman




"Something Happening Here": Linda Greenhouse has this essay online at The New York Times.
Posted at 11:37 AM by Howard Bashman




Wednesday, October 15, 2014

"Court review ties McCaffery to 230 porn e-mails": Angela Couloumbis and Jeremy Roebuck of The Philadelphia Inquirer have a news update that begins, "Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Seamus McCaffery sent or received more than 230 e-mails containing sexually explicit content between late 2008 and mid-2012 -- including some messages sent to the state e-mail accounts of government employees, according to an analysis released Wednesday by the court's chief justice."

Karen Langley of The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has a news update headlined "Justice Castille: McCaffery had 234 pornographic emails; Third Pennsylvania official, Randy Feathers, steps down over email scandal."

Brad Bumsted of The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review has a news update headlined "Castille: No justices except McCaffery involved in porn scandal."

And The Patriot-News of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania has a news update headlined "Review shows one Supreme Court justice sent or received sexually explicit emails: Chief justice."
Posted at 03:22 PM by Howard Bashman




"Another Ariz. immigration law shot down by 9th Circuit; The law deemed class 4 felonies as serious crimes": Michael Kiefer of The Arizona Republic has a news update that begins, "Another of Arizona's immigration laws was struck down today when the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled unconstitutional a law denying bond to undocumented immigrants charged with 'serious' crimes."

Howard Fischer of The Arizona Daily Star has a news update headlined "Ruling voids Arizona ban on bail for some immigrants."

And The Associated Press reports that "Court tosses Arizona's no-bail law for immigrants."

You can access today's en banc ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit at this link.
Posted at 03:06 PM by Howard Bashman




"Opponents ask U.S. Supreme Court to block Texas voter ID law": Lawrence Hurley of Reuters has this report.
Posted at 02:57 PM by Howard Bashman




"Supreme Court weighs generic drug dispute": Sam Hananel of The Associated Press has this report.

Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News reports that "Teva Gets Mixed Reception at U.S. High Court on Copaxone."

Lawrence Hurley of Reuters reports that "U.S. Supreme Court justices divided over Teva patent battle."

And at "SCOTUSblog," Lyle Denniston has a post titled "Argument analysis: If gut feelings could control...."

You can access at this link the transcript of today's U.S. Supreme Court oral argument in Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. v. Sandoz, Inc., No. 13-854.

In earlier commentary, online today at Bloomberg View, law professor Noah Feldman had an essay titled "Ready for a Patented Supreme Court Smackdown?"
Posted at 01:52 PM by Howard Bashman




"Judges dismiss complaint on alleged bias remarks": Pete Yost of The Associated Press has this report.

And at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times," Zoe Tillman has a post titled "Two Months Later, Dismissal of Fifth Circuit Judicial Misconduct Case Revealed." You can freely access the full text of the post via Google.
Posted at 01:39 PM by Howard Bashman




"Federal panel dismisses complaint against Houston judge": Lise Olsen of The Houston Chronicle has a news update that begins, "After a year-long secret investigation, a panel of federal judges in Washington, D.C., has dismissed a high-profile misconduct complaint against Houston-based Judge Edith Jones of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals."

You can access the dismissal order of the D.C. Circuit's Judicial Council and the earlier report of that Council's special committee via this link.

Late yesterday, the parties that brought the misconduct complaint filed an appeal from the dismissal with the Judicial Conference of the United States. Included as an attachment to the appeal were various affidavits previously filed in support of the misconduct complaint.

This blog's earlier posts relating to this matter can be accessed here, here, and here.
Posted at 10:10 AM by Howard Bashman







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