Monday, January 8, 2018
"Hetero employees can't claim reverse discrimination when federal law doesn't shield gays, lesbians -- judge": Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has this post.
Posted at 11:22 PM by Howard Bashman
"Patent owners can appeal PTAB rulings on timeliness, Federal Circuit says": Jan Wolfe of Reuters has this report (subscription required for full access) on a 9-to-4 ruling that the en banc U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued today.
Posted at 11:18 PM by Howard Bashman
"Fragments of the Law: How a 1997 Student Lecture Series Mixed Wit, Wisdom, and the UChicago Way." Becky Beaupre Gillespie has this report online at the web site of the University of Chicago Law School.
Posted at 10:22 PM by Howard Bashman
"Ruth Bader Ginsburg, with clerk hires, signals desire to outlast Trump": Joan Biskupic of CNN.com has this news analysis.
Posted at 05:48 PM by Howard Bashman
"Why Do Federal Judges Need Clerks, Anyway? Abolishing clerkships would strike a blow against sexual harassment -- and inequality to boot." Law professor Glenn Harlan Reynolds has this essay online at The Wall Street Journal.
Posted at 03:57 PM by Howard Bashman
"Supreme Court clerks are overwhelmingly white and male. Just like 20 years ago. These powerful positions are tickets to top-tier legal careers. I didn't find many minorities or women in my first analysis. They're still rare today." Tony Mauro has this essay online at USA Today.
Posted at 03:42 PM by Howard Bashman
"Death Penalty Case Heard by Racist Juror Is Reopened by Supreme Court": Adam Liptak of The New York Times has this report.
Robert Barnes of The Washington Post reports that "Supreme Court cites juror's racist comments in allowing Ga. death row inmate to appeal."
Richard Wolf of USA Today reports that "Supreme Court cites juror's racism in death penalty reprieve."
Jess Bravin of The Wall Street Journal reports that "Supreme Court Reopens Death Sentence of Black Convict; High court orders lower courts to consider claims by man who alleges his death sentence was tainted with racial bias by a bigoted juror."
Alex Swoyer of The Washington Times reports that "Supreme Court gives death row inmate new appeal after juror's racist beliefs."
Bill Rankin of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that "Supreme Court sends case of racist juror back to Atlanta appeals court."
Lawrence Hurley of Reuters reports that "U.S. Supreme Court sides with death row inmate over racist juror claim."
Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News reports that "Supreme Court Orders New Look at Death Sentence After Racial Slur."
And The Associated Press reports that "Justices give Georgia death row inmate new round of appeals."
"U.S. top court turns away challenge to Mississippi LGBT law": Lawrence Hurley of Reuters has this report.
Jess Bravin of The Wall Street Journal reports that "High Court Won't Hear Challenge to State Law Letting Merchants Refuse Service to Gay People; Mississippi case is latest example of legal fallout following Supreme Court's 2015 decision extending marriage rights to same-sex couples."
Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News reports that "U.S. Supreme Court Leaves Intact Mississippi Law Curbing Gay Rights."
And Ariane de Vogue of CNN.com reports that "Supreme Court won't take up Mississippi religious freedom law."
"From brief to bench, on the beat with SCOTUS": Lauren Young of Reuters has this report.
Posted at 01:34 PM by Howard Bashman
"Malloy Nominates Andrew McDonald To Be Nation's First Openly Gay Chief Justice": Edmund H. Mahony of The Hartford Courant has this report.
Mark Pazniokas of The Connecticut Mirror reports that "Malloy to nominate McDonald as chief justice of Supreme Court."
And Dave Collins of The Associated Press reports that "Nominee would be first openly gay state chief justice."
"Exciting Developments in Supreme Court Appellate Jurisdiction: Some would call it the second coming of Marbury v. Madison." Will Baude has this post at "The Volokh Conspiracy."
Posted at 10:12 AM by Howard Bashman
"OT2017 #10: 'Under the Heat Lamp.'" You can access today's new installment of the "First Mondays" podcast, featuring Ian Samuel and Dan Epps, via this link.
Posted at 09:52 AM by Howard Bashman
Access today's Order List of the U.S. Supreme Court: At this link. The Court did not grant review in any new cases, but the Court did call for the views of the Solicitor General in three cases.
The Court issued a per curiam decision in Tharpe v. Sellers, No. 17-6075, vacating the judgment of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and remanding for further proceedings. Justice Clarence Thomas issued a dissenting opinion, in which Justices Samuel A. Alito, Jr. and Neil M. Gorsuch joined.