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Friday, January 8, 2016

"Animal Rights Group Loses Copyright Suit Over Monkey Selfies": This audio segment featuring Nina Totenberg appeared on yesterday's broadcast of NPR's "All Things Considered."
Posted at 10:53 PM by Howard Bashman

"US Courts Administrative Office Sued Because PACER's Bad Math Is Overcharging Users": Tim Cushing has this post today at Techdirt.
Posted at 10:48 PM by Howard Bashman

"Vehicle Problems vs. Unusual Vehicles: The Supreme Court's Bizarre Cert. Grant in Welch." Steve Vladeck has this post today at "PrawfsBlawg."
Posted at 10:45 PM by Howard Bashman

"The Absurd Logic Behind Florida's Docs vs. Glocks Law: The Second Amendment trumps all other amendments." Dahlia Lithwick and law professor Sonja West have this jurisprudence essay online today at Slate.
Posted at 10:18 PM by Howard Bashman

"Yet another misjudgment": Today's edition of The Philadelphia Inquirer has an editorial that begins, "As Pennsylvania's courts have relentlessly demonstrated, a judiciary populated by a partisan political process will behave accordingly. State Supreme Court Justice-without-portfolio J. Michael Eakin's attempt to engineer last-minute lame-duck appointments provides only the latest troubling evidence thereof."
Posted at 10:14 PM by Howard Bashman

"Texas attorney general has no business determining legality of daily fantasy sports": James C. Ho has this essay online at The Dallas Morning News.
Posted at 10:10 PM by Howard Bashman

"Court will question its power to decide Puerto Rico case": Lyle Denniston has this post at "SCOTUSblog."
Posted at 10:07 PM by Howard Bashman

"Coal miner's daughter becomes Pa. Supreme Court justice, 2nd woman on highest bench": Matthew Santoni of The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review has an article that begins, "The daughter of a coal miner was sworn in to a seat on Pennsylvania's highest court by the daughter of a steelworker inside Pittsburgh's Duquesne Club on Friday, then called upon her political supporters to elevate more women and minorities to the bench."
Posted at 10:05 PM by Howard Bashman

"Ford Can't Shake $6M Verdict From Pa. Crash": Dan Packel of has this report (subscription required for full access).

My earlier coverage of yesterday's non-precedential Pa. Superior Court ruling appears at this link.
Posted at 05:20 PM by Howard Bashman

"Mandatory Union Fees Getting Hard Look by Supreme Court": Adam Liptak will have this article in Saturday's edition of The New York Times.

And Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News reports that "Union Fees From 5 Million Workers Targeted at U.S. Supreme Court."
Posted at 05:06 PM by Howard Bashman

"Court to decide Johnson retroactivity": Lyle Denniston has this post at "SCOTUSblog."

You can access today's Order List of the U.S. Supreme Court at this link.
Posted at 04:56 PM by Howard Bashman

"Listen to Justice Antonin Scalia's Metairie speech defending government support of religion": Robert McClendon of The Times-Picayune has this report today.
Posted at 04:26 PM by Howard Bashman

"My Life in the Supermax: Finger handshakes, the toilet phone, and the 'shoe bomber.'" Eli Hager has this article online today at The Marshall Project.

The article is also available online at Vice.
Posted at 11:20 AM by Howard Bashman

"Kerry Washington: Anita Hill role terrifying responsibility." The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 11:17 AM by Howard Bashman

"In Supreme Court labor case, echoes of gay marriage fight": Lawrence Hurley of Reuters has this report.

And Sam Hananel of The Associated Press reports that "High court dispute over union fees could curb labor's clout."
Posted at 11:15 AM by Howard Bashman

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