Sunday, January 10, 2016
"Federal judge dismisses nude protester's claim that police violated his rights by arresting him": Maxine Bernstein of The Oregonian has this report.
Posted at 10:32 PM by Howard Bashman
"Supreme Court weighs union fees for teachers: Is it a matter of free speech?" David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times has this report.
Jess Bravin and Melanie Trottman of The Wall Street Journal report that "Supreme Court to Weigh Public-Sector Union Dues; Plaintiffs say they oppose union goals that may benefit them, like higher pay; labor groups argue they need mandatory fees to do their work effectively."
Warren Richey of The Christian Science Monitor has an article headlined "Why one California teacher took her union to the Supreme Court: In a potential watershed labor case, the Supreme Court is poised to weigh if mandatory 'fair share' union fees violate the First Amendment; The teacher at the center of the case speaks out."
Howard Mintz of The San Jose Mercury News reports that "U.S. Supreme Court weighs key challenge to California's largest teachers union."
Lawrence Hurley of Reuters reports that "U.S. Supreme Court set to hear challenge to public sector unions."
And Brian Mahoney of Politico.com reports that "Conservative group nears big payoff in Supreme Court case; A case pitting teachers against their union could de-fund public employee unions."
Greetings from freezing cold Atlanta, Georgia: Where tomorrow at noon I will speak to the Emory University School of Law's Federalist Society student chapter on the subject of "The State of Free Speech on University Campuses and its Consequence for the Future." Following my remarks, law professor Sasha Volokh will offer some of his own thoughts on the subject.
Later on Monday afternoon, I will be visiting with the faculty advisor for and several student participants in the Emory Law School Supreme Court Advocacy Program.
On Monday evening, I will have the pleasure of dining with several local appellate jurists in Atlanta, including this one, whom I have been looking forward to meeting in person for a very long time.
On Tuesday morning, I will be back at Emory Law as a guest co-teacher of that day's advanced legal writing course on law blogging.
And my final event is lunch on Tuesday with Emory Law's esteemed dean.
Because I am on the road now and will continue to be on the road for the next two days, new posts will appear here less frequently, but new appellate related retweets may appear on this blog's Twitter feed a bit more frequently during that period.
"The average age of the Supreme Court is close to a record high": Philip Bump has this post today at "The Fix" blog of The Washington Post.
Posted at 09:50 PM by Howard Bashman
"Fallout from Porngate leads to cases being appealed, claiming racial, gender, and ethnic bias": In today's edition of The Philadelphia Inquirer, Jeremy Roebuck and Mark Fazlollah have a front page article that begins, "Mallissa Weaver knew she faced long odds when in 2008 she sought to convince the Pennsylvania Supreme Court that unrelenting sexual harassment by her former boss was so egregious that the justices should overturn a state law that barred her from suing for discrimination."
Posted at 08:27 AM by Howard Bashman