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Friday, January 13, 2012

"First challenge on new Obama appointees": Lyle Denniston has this post at "SCOTUSblog."
Posted at 10:50 PM by Howard Bashman


"Nevada State Bar Investigating Copyright-Troll Righthaven": David Kravets has this post at Wired.com's "Threat Level" blog.
Posted at 10:47 PM by Howard Bashman


"Court keeps execution on hold for Ohio killer of 2": The Associated Press has this coverage of an order that a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued this afternoon.
Posted at 06:20 PM by Howard Bashman


"In Shift, New Jersey Senator Says He'll Back Court Pick": The New York Times has a news update that begins, "Reversing himself in what had become an awkward intraparty stalemate for Democrats, Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey said Friday that he would no longer block a nominee by President Obama to a federal appeals court."
Posted at 06:17 PM by Howard Bashman


"Anti-union group challenges recess appointments": The Associated Press has this report.

And Reuters reports that "U.S. business group steps up challenge on labor appointments."
Posted at 04:23 PM by Howard Bashman



In Bashman news from Minnesota: The Pioneer Press of St. Paul has a news update headlined "Women bash man with iron and picture frame, St. Paul police say."
Posted at 04:15 PM by Howard Bashman


"Court revives suit over prisoner's dreadlocks": Terry Baynes of Reuters has this report.

My earlier coverage of today's Seventh Circuit ruling appears at this link.
Posted at 03:40 PM by Howard Bashman



"'Son of Boss' crackdown lands in Supreme Court": Reuters has this report.
Posted at 02:05 PM by Howard Bashman


"Three new cases granted": 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 02:04 PM by Howard Bashman



"Judicial Nominations and Confirmations after Three Years--Where Do Things Stand?" The Brookings Institution today has posted online this paper written by Russell Wheeler.
Posted at 01:15 PM by Howard Bashman


Judge Posner issues free exercise opinion on prisoner dreadlocks, complete with Bob Marley picture: Circuit Judge Richard A. Posner issued this decision today on behalf of a unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
Posted at 12:11 PM by Howard Bashman


"Acura owners elsewhere can't join California suit": In today's edition of The San Francisco Chronicle, Bob Egelko has an article that begins, "A federal appeals court rejected a nationwide class-action suit against U.S. manufacturers of Honda Acuras on Thursday in a ruling that restricts multistate consumer lawsuits against California companies."

And Reuters reports that "Class-action versus American Honda thrown out."

You can access yesterday's ruling of a divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit at this link.
Posted at 11:35 AM by Howard Bashman



"Don't like Gableman? Try Gundrum." This editorial appears today in The Wisconsin State Journal.
Posted at 11:00 AM by Howard Bashman


"This case turns on whether a government agency may provide employees with free bottled water even when safe and drinkable water is available from water fountains at their work sites." So begins an opinion that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued today.
Posted at 10:42 AM by Howard Bashman


"Justice Calls Recess, Part 2": Timothy Noah has this blog post online at The New Republic.

And at The Weekly Standard, Adam J. White has a blog post titled "Weak Justification for Executive Overreach."
Posted at 10:03 AM by Howard Bashman



"Bob Menendez to Meet With Judicial Nominee He Blocked": Roll Call has this news update.

The Newark (N.J.) Star-Ledger has an editorial entitled "U.S. Rep. Robert Menendez right to meet with blocked judge."

And earlier this week, North Jersey Jewish News reported that "Blocked judge has roots in Jewish community; Obama nominee impressed her peers at Hebrew school."
Posted at 09:30 AM by Howard Bashman



"Give consumers their day in court: A string of Supreme Court rulings in favor of companies that force wronged consumers into arbitration instead of allowing them to pursue lawsuits shows change is needed; A Senate bill aims to do that." Columnist David Lazarus has this essay today in The Los Angeles Times.
Posted at 09:26 AM by Howard Bashman


"Va. Supreme Court takes up climate case": Jim Nolan has this article today in The Richmond Times-Dispatch.
Posted at 09:14 AM by Howard Bashman






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