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Thursday, January 14, 2010

"Court: Mass. law on wine shipping unconstitutional." The Associated Press has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit issued today.
Posted at 10:40 PM by Howard Bashman

"High court's broadcast ruling under microscope": In Friday's edition of The Washington Post, Robert Barnes will have an article that begins, "It was a hastily written ruling by Supreme Court standards, and it carried a dissent almost equal in length to the majority's opinion. But the 5 to 4 decision the court issued late Wednesday blocking the broadcast of a federal trial about the constitutionality of same-sex marriage is being scoured by legal analysts and activists for deeper meaning."
Posted at 10:34 PM by Howard Bashman

"Blackout: The Supreme Court's awful, heavy-handed decision to block videotaping of the gay marriage trial." Emily Bazelon has this jurisprudence essay online at Slate.
Posted at 10:05 PM by Howard Bashman

"Mo. court hears challenge to malpractice limits": The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 05:42 PM by Howard Bashman

"Law School Case Gets Supreme Court Star Power": Marcia Coyle has this post today at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times."
Posted at 05:40 PM by Howard Bashman

"Causation is an important issue in many cases in a variety of fields of law and has been so for centuries. Yet it continues to confuse lawyers, in part because of a proliferation of unhelpful terminology (for which we judges must accept a good deal of the blame)." So writes Circuit Judge Richard A. Posner in an interesting decision that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit issued today.

Coincidentally, the issue of "proximate cause" is very much on my mind today, as that's the central issue in the appeal in which I'm filing the Reply Brief for Appellant today in the Superior Court of Pennsylvania.
Posted at 02:22 PM by Howard Bashman

"Campaign finance activists on pins and needles awaiting Supreme Court ruling": This article appears today in The Washington Post.
Posted at 12:20 PM by Howard Bashman

"Appeals court reverses Ten Commandments decision": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "A split federal appeals court has ruled that a Kentucky county can restore its 'Foundations of American Law and Government' display that includes the Ten Commandments."

You can access today's ruling of a divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit at this link.
Posted at 11:10 AM by Howard Bashman

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