Monday, February 1, 2016
"Protecting Children Vs. Protecting Privacy": Online at Bloomberg View, law professor Noah Feldman has an essay that begins, "Can Wisconsin make a sex offender who's completed his sentence wear a GPS monitor on his ankle for the rest of his life? Reversing a lower court judgment last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit said the answer is yes. The opinion, by the influential Judge Richard Posner, presents itself as an exercise in cost-benefit analysis and legal common sense. But the decision is wrong nonetheless, because the right to privacy can't be balanced away by statistics."
"Supreme Court rejects GOP petition to block new Virginia congressional lines": The Washington Post has this report.
Posted at 09:30 PM by Howard Bashman
"White House expected to nominate high-profile Silicon Valley-based Judge Lucy Koh to federal appeals court": Howard Mintz of The San Jose Mercury News has an article that begins, "San Jose-based U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh, who in recent years has become the most influential judge in Silicon Valley, is expected to soon be nominated to the nation's largest federal appeals court, according to lawyers and judges familiar with the White House vetting process."
Posted at 09:27 PM by Howard Bashman
"Court to States: Follow Us on Retroactivity." Kenneth Jost had this post yesterday at his blog, "Jost on Justice."
Posted at 05:42 PM by Howard Bashman
"Future of Oyez Supreme Court Archive Hangs in the Balance": Jess Bravin has this post today at WSJ.com's "Law Blog."
And Tony Mauro of The National Law Journal has an article headlined "Future Unclear for 'Oyez,' Source for Supreme Court Audio History." You can freely access the full text of this article via Google News.
Programming note: This afternoon, I am traveling to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, where tomorrow morning I am orally arguing two unrelated appeals before the same three-judge panel of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania (the 11th and 13th cases on this list).
"On Appeal, Abuse-Deterrent OxyContin Patents are Invalid": Dennis Crouch has this post at "Patently-O" discussing a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued today.
Posted at 01:24 PM by Howard Bashman
"Tuaua Plaintiffs To Seek Supreme Court Review; Theodore B. Olson Joins Case Seeking Recognition of Birthright Citizenship in U.S. Territories": This post appeared in mid-December 2015 at the "Equally American Blog" of the We the People Project.
"After 10 Years, Sam Alito Is The Most Important Conservative On The Supreme Court": Tamara Tabo has this post today at "Above the Law."
Posted at 11:58 AM by Howard Bashman
"It's Been 10 Years. Would Clarence Thomas Like to Add Anything?" Adam Liptak will have this new installment of his "Sidebar" column in Tuesday's edition of The New York Times.
Posted at 08:04 AM by Howard Bashman