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 Law360.com has this report (subscription required for full access).
My earlier coverage of yesterday's non-precedential Pa. Superior Court ruling appears at this link.
"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."
"Court to decide Johnson retroactivity": Lyle Denniston has this post at "SCOTUSblog."
"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.
"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."