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Monday, February 4, 2013

Programming note: On Tuesday, I will be presenting an oral argument to a three-judge panel of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania. Additional posts will appear here on Tuesday afternoon.
Posted at 10:02 PM by Howard Bashman


"EXCLUSIVE: Justice Department memo reveals legal case for drone strikes on Americans." Michael Isikoff of NBC News has this report, which includes a link to the memo.
Posted at 09:36 PM by Howard Bashman


"NY Governor Cuomo nominates Rivera '82 to state appeals court": This article appears today in The Daily Princetonian.

And in related news coverage, Reuters reports that "Court of appeals nominee faces questions about objectivity."
Posted at 08:42 PM by Howard Bashman



"Supreme Court justice denies stay in employment case": Lawrence Hurley, who is now covering the U.S. Supreme Court for Reuters, has this report.
Posted at 08:40 PM by Howard Bashman


"Eleventh Circuit chief judge may delay senior status": Jonathan Ringel has this post today at the "ATLaw" blog of The Fulton County Daily Report.

Update: In other coverage, Bill Rankin of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has a news update headlined "Chief judge may wait before taking senior status."
Posted at 06:10 PM by Howard Bashman



"Judge Posner looks askance at wage-and-hour class action": Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit issued today.
Posted at 06:05 PM by Howard Bashman


"Judges selected to hear Barry Bonds' appeal": The Associated Press has this report.

My earlier coverage of today's panel announcement appears at this link.
Posted at 04:52 PM by Howard Bashman



Tonight's broadcast of the Charile Rose show will feature his interview of Justice Sonia Sotomayor: As noted here. I will link to the video of the interview when it becomes available online.

Update: The Charlie Rose show's web site has since been updated to change the identity of tonight's guest. When Justice Sotomayor eventually appears on the show to promote her book, I will post a link to the video.
Posted at 04:32 PM by Howard Bashman



"DOJ Asks Supreme Court to Leave Machine Gun Ruling Untouched": Mike Scarcella has this post at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times."
Posted at 03:38 PM by Howard Bashman


"CA high court lets online stores get personal data": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "A narrowly divided California Supreme Court has refused to block Apple Inc. and other online retailers from requiring customers using credit cards to provide their home addresses and phone numbers."

You can access today's 4-to-3 ruling of the Supreme Court of California at this link. Associate Justice Goodwin Liu wrote the majority opinion.

Update: In other coverage, Howard Mintz of The San Jose Mercury News has an update headlined "California Supreme Court makes it easier for Apple, online businesses to collect personal data."
Posted at 02:01 PM by Howard Bashman



"U.S. court says won't expedite Apple appeal vs. Samsung": Dan Levine of Reuters has this report.
Posted at 01:55 PM by Howard Bashman


"Recess appointment issue at Court": Lyle Denniston has this post at "SCOTUSblog."

At "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times," Marcia Coyle has a post titled "Supreme Court Asked to Weigh Constitutionality of Obama Recess Appointments."

And in today's edition of The Washington Post, Sally Katzen has an op-ed titled "What the court got wrong about recess appointments."

Update: At Politico.com, Josh Gerstein has a blog post titled "Connecticut case could draw justices into recess appointment fight."
Posted at 01:48 PM by Howard Bashman



"Medal for Excellence Awarded to Morton L. Janklow '53, Donald B. Verrilli, Jr. '83; Honorees Selected for Exemplary Qualities of Character, Intellect, and Social and Professional Responsibility": Columbia Law School has issued this news release.
Posted at 01:42 PM by Howard Bashman


"Obama's Shifts May Affect U.S. Legal Plan on Gay Marriage": Adam Liptak will have this new installment of his "Sidebar" column in Tuesday's edition of The New York Times.
Posted at 01:33 PM by Howard Bashman


"Melvin's former aide resumes testimony, judge rejects mistrial": The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review has this news update.

And Paula Reed Ward of The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has a news update headlined "Judge denies mistrial in Justice Orie Melvin case."
Posted at 01:28 PM by Howard Bashman



"Guantanamo war court case stalled over ethics issue": Carol Rosenberg of The Miami Herald has this news update.

And Ryan J. Reilly of The Huffington Post has a report headlined "Guantanamo Food: How To Eat At GTMO."
Posted at 01:24 PM by Howard Bashman



Ninth Circuit announces the identity of the three judges assigned to hear oral argument in United States v. Barry Bonds: According to a docket entry issued today, the three-judge panel will consist of Circuit Judge Mary H. Murguia and Senior Circuit Judges Mary M. Schroeder and Michael Daly Hawkins. All three judges are based in Arizona.

The oral argument is scheduled to occur on Wednesday, February 13, 2013. The appellate briefs can be accessed via this link. When the oral argument audio becomes available online, I will link to it.
Posted at 01:15 PM by Howard Bashman



"Law and Order on the Opera Stage": Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg appeared on this past Saturday's broadcast of New York Public Radio station WQXR's "Operavore" program. You can access the audio via this link. A related video clip can be accessed here.
Posted at 11:35 AM by Howard Bashman


"DiMasi appeal to test ruling on bribery; High court has redefined fraud": Today's edition of The Boston Globe contains an article that begins, "Lawyers for former House speaker Salvatore F. DiMasi and a lobbyist who were found guilty of political corruption in 2011 will ask a federal appeals court Tuesday to overturn the convictions, in a case that could help to redefine the standards for political bribery in federal courts across the country."
Posted at 08:54 AM by Howard Bashman


"Amy Bishop's Tragic Past: The Alabama neurobiologist didn't fit the mass-shooter profile; Why did she just snap?" Patrick Radden Keefe has this lengthy article in the February 11, 2013 issue of The New Yorker.
Posted at 08:50 AM by Howard Bashman


"State Supreme Court Justice's Meeting With Scalia Scrutinized": Arkasas Business has this report.
Posted at 08:45 AM by Howard Bashman


"Can juries tame prosecutors gone wild? Some critics think ordinary citizens are the fix for a weak spot in the American justice system; Others think they're being naive." In the Ideas section of yesterday's edition of The Boston Globe, Leon Neyfakh had an article that begins, "The suicide of internet activist Aaron Swartz, who faced felony charges at the time of his death that could have sent him to prison for 35 years, has provoked an outpouring of debate about the power of government prosecutors."

In today's edition of The Daily Illini, Joseph Vandehey has an essay titled "Aaron Swartz reminds us of change needed in academic journals."

At The Quad, Boston University's independent online magazine, Ashley Hansberry has an essay titled "Aaron Swartz's Death Throws Internet Freedom Into The Spotlight."

The Daily Princetonian reports that "U.'s RECAP project seeks to broaden public access to federal court documents."

And yesterday, the blog "Recap Firefox Extension" had a post titled "$10,000 in Further Awards for RECAP Projects."
Posted at 08:44 AM by Howard Bashman



"Former law clerk, other staff set to continue testifying in trial of Pa. Justice Melvin": The Associated Press has this report.

And today's edition of The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reprints an article that The Legal Intelligencer published last week headlined "Justice Joan Orie Melvin's absence means more 3-3 splits on Pa. Supreme Court."
Posted at 08:16 AM by Howard Bashman



"$109 million personal-injury award in Western Pennsylvania offers insight into tort system": Chris Mondics has this front page article today in The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Posted at 08:12 AM by Howard Bashman






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