Friday, January 15, 2016
Access online today's Order List of the U.S. Supreme Court: At this link. The Court today granted review in eight new cases.
"AP Exclusive: Ted Cruz rejected Bush White House job offer." The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 02:28 PM by Howard Bashman
"Bluffton rapper sues 50 Cent, claiming 'beat' theft": This article appeared in The Island Packet of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina back in April 2011.
In June 2015, Law360.com reported that "2nd Circ. Gets Busy With 'I Get Money' Copyright Beef" (subscription required for full access).
And RumorFix reported back in June 2013 that "Young Caliber Appeals Lawsuit Against 50 Cent Over 'I Get Money.'"
Today, a unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued this decision affirming the federal district court's ruling in favor of 50 Cent and his various co-defendant.
"Court overturns tobacco company victory over FDA on menthols": The Associated Press has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued today.
Posted at 01:24 PM by Howard Bashman
"Justice Marie L. Garibaldi, first woman on the N.J. Supreme Court, dead at 81": NJ.com has this report.
Salvador Rizzo of The Record of Hackensack, New Jersey reports that "Retired NJ Supreme Court justice Marie L. Garibaldi dies."
And The Associated Press reports that "First woman to serve on New Jersey high court dies."
"Cruz's 'Natural-Born Citizen' Status Tested in Birther Suit": Laurel Brubaker Calkins and Kevin Cirilli of Bloomberg News have this report.
And at the "Balkinization" blog, Jack M. Balkin recently had a post titled "Can the federal courts decide Ted Cruz's eligibility? No problem."
"Chief Justice John Roberts and the Loss of Access to Justice": Law professor A. Benjamin Spencer has this essay online at The Richmond Times-Dispatch.
Posted at 12:57 PM by Howard Bashman
"U.S. appeals court allows Trump casino to break pact with unions": Reuters has this report.
Although my knowledge of the internal workings of the Third Circuit requires me to disclaim any cause-and-effect, readers may recall that on Wednesday I had a post titled "Dear Third Circuit -- A decision in the expedited Trump Taj Mahal appeal argued over 10 months ago will be greatly appreciated."
In other news coverage of today's Third Circuit ruling, The Atlantic City Press reports that "Appeals court affirms Trump Entertainment can strip union benefits."
And The Associated Press has a report headlined "Court: Taj Mahal casino rightly ended worker benefits."
"Hillary Clinton and Ted Cruz are making the Supreme Court a campaign issue": Columnist Michael McGough has this essay online at The Los Angeles Times.
Posted at 08:54 AM by Howard Bashman
"Nathan Deal bets on Supreme Court expansion": Greg Bluestein of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution today has a blog post that begins, "Gov. Nathan Deal seems supremely confident his plan to expand the Georgia Supreme Court will pass the Legislature."
Posted at 08:52 AM by Howard Bashman
"Supreme Court riven by dissent, new study finds": In today's edition of The Ottawa Citizen, Ian MacLeod has this front page article.
The Macdonald-Laurier Institute for Public Policy issued the study, written by University of British Columbia law professor and MLI Senior Fellow Benjamin Perrin. The institute also issued this related news release.
"US Supreme court justice chooses UH Law graduate to serve as law clerk": Hawaii News Now has an article that begins, "Kamaile Turcan, a graduate of Kamehameha Schools, UC Berkeley and the William S. Richardson School of Law at UH Manoa, has been chosen for a prestigious law clerk position by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor beginning this summer."
On Monday, the William S. Richardson School of Law of the University of Hawaii at Manoa issued a news release titled "UH Law School Graduate Named Law Clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor."
According to the law school's news release, "This is the first time a UH Law School graduate has been invited to clerk for a United States Supreme Court Justice -- as well as the first time that a person of Native Hawaiian ancestry has served as a law clerk to any Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court."
"Third Circuit Sacks Suit Over Super Bowl Ticket Pricing": Charles Toutant of the New Jersey Law Journal has this report (subscription may be required for access) on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued yesterday.
Posted at 08:20 AM by Howard Bashman
"U.S. justices consider taking Obama appeal on immigration action": Lawrence Hurley of Reuters has this report.
Posted at 08:14 AM by Howard Bashman