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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

"Techno-toys in court challenge": In Wednesday's edition of Financial Times, Patti Waldmeir has an article that begins, "The US Supreme Court is mediating in a dispute between a bunch of Taiwanese computer makers and a Korean rival that could affect everyone who buys a computer in America."
Posted at 11:04 PM by Howard Bashman


"'Oh, I'm not actually recording, honey...'" Reuters provides a report that begins, "Recording secret videos of sex with your partner is not illegal, Italy's supreme court has ruled. Rome's highest appeals acquitted a 49-year-old man who, unbeknown to his girlfriend, had recorded and kept films of them having sex."
Posted at 11:02 PM by Howard Bashman


"Torres sworn in as new chief justice": Wednesday's edition of The Pacific Daily News of Guam contains an article that begins, "The shift in judicial power that takes place every three years occurred yesterday in the atrium of the judiciary, when Robert Torres Jr. was sworn into the position of chief justice of the Supreme Court of Guam."
Posted at 11:00 PM by Howard Bashman


"Seattle weighs in on handgun ban; Major cities urge Supreme Court to uphold D.C. law": This article will appear Wednesday in The Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
Posted at 10:57 PM by Howard Bashman


"Punitive Damages Shrink as High Court Reins in Trial Lawyers": Bloomberg News provides this report.
Posted at 10:54 PM by Howard Bashman


"Supreme Court Restricts Securities Lawsuits": Linda Greenhouse of The New York Times has this news update.

And Patti Waldmeir of Financial Times has a report headlined "Supreme Court blow to investor lawsuits."
Posted at 10:37 PM by Howard Bashman



Law blogs acknowledge that "Law blogs acknowledged in The Nine by Jeffrey Toobin": Kimberly A. Kralowec has this post at her blog, "The UCL Practitioner."
Posted at 10:34 PM by Howard Bashman


"Supreme Court roughs up TV judge; The justices appear ready to rule that Alex Ferrer must go to arbitration with his former manager": David G. Savage has this article today in The Los Angeles Times.
Posted at 10:32 PM by Howard Bashman


"Justices Won't Hear Appeal on Drugs for Terminally Ill": Linda Greenhouse has this article today in The New York Times.

Today in The Washington Post, Robert Barnes reports that "Supreme Court Lets Stand Experimental-Drug Ruling."

And in The Los Angeles Times, David G. Savage reports that "Justices uphold ban on test drugs for the dying; Declining an appeal, the Supreme Court lets stand an FDA policy forbidding unapproved drugs for patients, even the terminally ill; The decision illustrates a wariness to create 'new rights.'"
Posted at 10:30 PM by Howard Bashman



"W.Va. chief justice accused of bias; Papers filed say he vacationed with CEO in case": This article appears today in The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Last night, I collected additional news coverage in this post.
Posted at 10:23 PM by Howard Bashman



"Ginsburg Is Latest Justice to Reflect on Faith": Robert Barnes has this article today in The Washington Post.
Posted at 10:20 PM by Howard Bashman


"A Supreme Court Reversal: Abandoning the Rights of Voters." Adam Cohen has this Editorial Observer essay today in The New York Times.
Posted at 10:18 PM by Howard Bashman


Access online the transcripts of today's U.S. Supreme Court oral arguments: A Kansas City Royals fan, with whom my son and I grabbed lunch at Citizens Bank Park this past summer before the start of a Philadelphia Phillies game, argued one of the cases on the Supreme Court's calendar today.

The Court has posted the transcripts for both United States v. Gonzaga Rodriquez, No. 06-1646, and Begay v. United States, No. 06-11543.
Posted at 10:10 PM by Howard Bashman



"Court Allows MSNBC to Bar Kucinich": The Associated Press provides a report that begins, "The Nevada Supreme Court said Tuesday MSNBC can exclude Democratic presidential hopeful Dennis Kucinich from a candidate debate."

You can access this evening's order of the Supreme Court of Nevada at this link. The court papers filed in connection with that case in Nevada's highest court can be accessed via this link.
Posted at 09:03 PM by Howard Bashman



"Supreme Court First: A Female Special Master." At "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times," Tony Mauro has a post that begins, "The Supreme Court today quietly helped shatter a glass ceiling you may not have known existed by appointing the first female special master in the Supreme Court's history."
Posted at 05:40 PM by Howard Bashman


"911 audio from tiger attack at S.F. Zoo": The San Francisco Chronicle has made the audio available online via this link.
Posted at 03:37 PM by Howard Bashman


"Homestore CEO's fraud conviction overturned": Today in The San Francisco Chronicle, Bob Egelko has an article that begins, "A federal appeals court on Monday overturned the fraud conviction and 15-year sentence of a Southern California home-listing company's chief executive in a $67 million revenue-inflation scheme, saying the trial judge should have disqualified himself because of stock holdings in a firm linked to the case."

You can access yesterday's non-precedential ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit at this link.
Posted at 03:35 PM by Howard Bashman



"A Hereditary Perk the Founding Fathers Failed to Anticipate": Beginning today, Adam Liptak's "Sidebar" column will appear in The New York Times on Tuesdays.
Posted at 03:23 PM by Howard Bashman


Seventh Circuit reinstates federal death row inmate's lawsuit challenging as unconstitutional a policy that prohibits federal death row inmates from giving face-to-face interviews with the media and from talking with the media about other inmates: You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit at this link.

Timothy McVeigh's interview with the CBS News program "60 Minutes" appears to have given rise to the challenged policy. Today's opinion explains that the death row inmate who is challenging the policy is no longer sentenced to die, although the federal government's appeal from the order setting aside the death sentence remains in the process of being briefed before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Notwithstanding the order vacating the inmate's death sentence, he continues to be housed on the federal death row at the Special Confinement Unit of the U.S. Penitentiary in Terre Haute, Indiana
Posted at 03:07 PM by Howard Bashman



"Supreme Court Rules Against Investors in Securities Fraud Case": Robert Barnes of The Washington Post provides this news update.
Posted at 02:38 PM by Howard Bashman


"High court shields bankers in stock fraud cases; Secondary players cannot be held liable for participating in a scheme to inflate a company's value, the U.S. Supreme Court rules": David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times provides this news update.

Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News reports that "Court Limits Shareholder Suits Against Vendors, Banks."

Reuters reports that "US court upholds limits on securities fraud suits."

And Dow Jones Newswires report that "Court Restricts 3rd-Party Suits In Stoneridge Case."
Posted at 12:22 PM by Howard Bashman



"Court Won't Accept Chimp As Person": The Associated Press provides this report.

The organization Verein gegen Tierfabriken (Association Against Animal Factories) has issued a news release headlined "Austrian Supreme Court refuses legal guardian for chimp Hiasl."
Posted at 11:20 AM by Howard Bashman



"Case on Police Searches Pits State Laws Against Federal": Linda Greenhouse has this article today in The New York Times.

Today in USA Today, Joan Biskupic reports that "Virginia argues for evidence found in unauthorized bust."

The Virginian-Pilot reports that "U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments on searching Portsmouth suspect after traffic stop."

And on today's broadcast of NPR's "Morning Edition," Nina Totenberg had an audio segment entitled "Supreme Court Reviews Case of Illegal Search" (RealPlayer required).
Posted at 10:38 AM by Howard Bashman



"$28,000 question plays out in public; After a successful career representing others, Willie Gary says he botched his own child support case; It's taken him to state Supreme Court": This article appears today in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Posted at 10:30 AM by Howard Bashman


"Court limits securities fraud law": Lyle Denniston has this post at "SCOTUSblog."

And The Associated Press reports that "Court Rules Against Investors."

Today's only U.S. Supreme Court ruling in an argued case issued in Stoneridge Investment Partners, LLC v. Scientific-Atlanta, Inc., No. 06-43. You can access the opinion at this link and the oral argument transcript at this link.
Posted at 10:08 AM by Howard Bashman



"That's [not] me in the corner [of the jury box]": The Athens (Ga.) Banner-Herald reports today that "R.E.M.'s Stipe dismissed as juror in school intruder case." (This post's title inspired by the lyrics to R.E.M.'s "Losing My Religion.")
Posted at 10:06 AM by Howard Bashman


"Court To Consider City's Liability in Ferry Disaster": Today in The New York Sun, Joseph Goldstein has an article that begins, "A new round in the fight over how much New York City will pay the victims of the 2003 Staten Island ferry crash will begin next week, when a federal appeals court considers whether the city is liable for the disaster."
Posted at 08:05 AM by Howard Bashman


Convicted judge-shooter and wife-killer Darren Mack seeks to withdraw his plea of guilty to those offenses: The Reno Gazette-Journal today contains an article headlined "Family: Mack ready, eager to defend himself."

Over the past week, that newspaper has published articles headlined "Mack: Lawyers 'psychologically raped' him"; "Mack says judge demanded money in guilty-plea deal"; "Weller denies Mack's plea-deal accusation": and "Prosecutor balks at subpoena by Mack's lawyer."

The newspaper has also posted online "State's opposition to Mack's withdrawal of plea"; "Mack's supplement to motion to withdraw pleas of guilty": and "Mack's declaration."
Posted at 07:58 AM by Howard Bashman



"Court revives lease-to-fee efforts of 36 condo owners": The Honolulu Advertiser today contains an article that begins, "A federal appellate court yesterday reinstated a lawsuit that may allow 36 current or former owner-occupants in Waikiki's Discovery Bay condominium to buy the fee in their leasehold units or collect damages from the city."

You can access yesterday's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit at this link.
Posted at 07:48 AM by Howard Bashman



"Trolley Square gun seller gets 15 months; Victim's parents still working to make it 99 months": This article appears today in The Salt Lake Tribune.

And The Deseret Morning News today contains an article headlined "15-month sentence in Trolley case."
Posted at 07:44 AM by Howard Bashman



"Pay judges more: Public salaries should rival private ones to attract a diverse and talented bench." David M. Axelrad has this essay online today at the web site of The Los Angeles Times.
Posted at 07:42 AM by Howard Bashman


"UNC settles harassment suit": The Daily Tar Heel today contain an article that begins, "Highly successful women's soccer coach Anson Dorrance and the University have ended a nine-year sexual harassment lawsuit brought against them by a former player. Dorrance avoided trial but was forced to apologize for inappropriate discussions about sex among his teams in a settlement announced last week to the UNC Board of Governors."

And The News & Observer of Raleigh, North Carolina reports today that "Cash, apology settle UNC-CH soccer suit; Other colleges 'are looking at this case.'"
Posted at 07:38 AM by Howard Bashman







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