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Thursday, February 6, 2014

"Motion Is Filed to Silence Prosecutor in Sept. 11 Case": Charlie Savage will have this article in Friday's edition of The New York Times.
Posted at 11:00 PM by Howard Bashman


"L.A. County faces suit over adding religious cross to seal; Religious leaders and the ACLU have filed a suit against L.A. County after the Board of Supervisors voted to add a cross to the county seal": This article will appear in Friday's edition of The Los Angeles Times.
Posted at 10:50 PM by Howard Bashman


"Catch-22 Could Ensnare Chevron Lawyers Fighting Ecuador Verdict": Adam Klasfeld of Courthouse News Service has this report today.
Posted at 10:34 PM by Howard Bashman


"Legal Lions Boies and Olson Set Back Gay Marriage": Law professor Noah Feldman has this essay online today at Bloomberg View.
Posted at 10:32 PM by Howard Bashman


"Toal wins historic duel for SC chief justice post": This front page article appears today in The State of Columbia, South Carolina.
Posted at 10:28 PM by Howard Bashman


"Proposal would bar California judges from Scout participation": Bob Egelko of The San Francisco Chronicle has a news update that begins, "The state Supreme Court's ethics advisory committee wants the court to prohibit California judges from membership in the Boy Scouts because the 2.7-million-member youth organization bars gays and lesbians from becoming troop leaders."

You can view the "Proposed Amendments to Canon 2C of the Code of Judicial Ethics" at this link.
Posted at 05:30 PM by Howard Bashman



"Big guns roll out to defend securities class actions as SCOTUS amici": Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight today has this report.
Posted at 04:56 PM by Howard Bashman


"Silence Inc.: What side has corporate America taken in the Hobby Lobby challenge?" David H. Gans has this jurisprudence essay online at Slate.
Posted at 04:44 PM by Howard Bashman


"Closed caption win for CNN in lawsuit": In today's edition of The San Francisco Chronicle, Bob Egelko has an article that begins, "A federal appeals court set aside a ruling Wednesday that cleared the way for a civil rights suit against CNN for refusing to provide closed captioning for the deaf and hard-of-hearing in California on the thousands of news video clips it posts on its website."

At the "Hollywood, Esq." blog of The Hollywood Reporter, Eriq Gardner has a post titled "CNN Gets First Amendment Victory in Video Captioning Dispute; The 9th Circuit gives the cable news network relief from one discrimination claim but sets up a future showdown over the issue of whether websites are 'places of public accommodation.'"

At her "Trial Insider" blog, Pamela A. MacLean has a post titled "CNN's Partial Victory in Closed Caption Fight."

Kenneth Ofgang of Metropolitan News-Enterprise reports that "Ninth Circuit Panel Throws Out Part of Suit Against CNN Over Lack of Closed-Captioning."

And Courthouse News Service reports that "CNN Closed Captioning Fight Unravels in the 9th."

Yesterday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued an opinion and order in this matter.
Posted at 02:58 PM by Howard Bashman



With the consent of all parties, the Ninth Circuit has posted online the federal government's opening brief in In re: National Security Letter, Under Seal v. Holder. You can access the federal government's Brief for Appellants at this link.
Posted at 02:48 PM by Howard Bashman


The Commissioner of Baseball opposes the City of San Jose's motion to expedite briefing of appeal challenging the legality of baseball's federal antitrust exemption: You can access Major League Baseball's filing yesterday in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit at this link.

My earlier post linking to San Jose's motion to expedite can be accessed here.
Posted at 02:38 PM by Howard Bashman



"No clearly established principle of constitutional law -- not then and certainly not now -- forbids a juvenile detention center from implementing a generally applicable, suspicionless strip-search policy upon intake into the facility." So ruled a unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in a decision issued yesterday.
Posted at 02:24 PM by Howard Bashman


"Ala. chief justice jumps into gay marriage fight": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "Alabama's chief justice, known on the national stage for fighting to display the Ten Commandments in a judicial building, is jumping into the gay marriage debate with his push for a states-led constitutional amendment defining the institution as a union between one man and one woman."

And in somewhat related news from Virginia, The AP reports that "Judge in gay marriage case has diverse resume."
Posted at 01:58 PM by Howard Bashman



"Senator says attorney in gay marriage case has conflict of interest; Dabakis says Schaerr has conflict of interest, played a role in killing bill against bias": Robert Gehrke has this front page article today in The Salt Lake Tribune.
Posted at 01:56 PM by Howard Bashman


"Why Some States Still Fight the Exoneration of the Innocent: Record numbers of wrongful convictions were overturned across the nation last year; But in some places, the trend seems to moving in the opposite direction." Andrew Cohen has this essay online at The Atlantic.
Posted at 01:50 PM by Howard Bashman


"On Monday, February 3, 2014 Justice Elena Kagan, Supreme Court of the United States, delivered the Annual Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Distinguished Lecture on Women and the Law": The New York City Bar Association has posted this video of the lecture online at YouTube.
Posted at 01:46 PM by Howard Bashman


"Constitution Check: What does it mean that there is a right to 'bear' guns?" Lyle Denniston has this post today at the "Constitution Daily" blog of the National Constitution Center.
Posted at 01:44 PM by Howard Bashman


"Federal appeals court today rules against AEA, allows Alabama to end payroll deductions for dues": The Huntsville Times had this report yesterday.

And yesterday at the "School Law" blog of Education Week, Mark Walsh had a post titled "Court Reinstates Alabama Ban on Teacher Payroll Deductions for Politics."

You can access yesterday's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit at this link.
Posted at 01:38 PM by Howard Bashman



"Justice Sotomayor charms audience in Pittsburgh": This article appeared yesterday in The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

And The Pitt News reported yesterday that "Justice Sonia Sotomayor inspires students with lecture."
Posted at 01:14 PM by Howard Bashman



"The Stories We Tell": Linda Greenhouse has this essay online today at The New York Times.
Posted at 12:42 PM by Howard Bashman


"Feds fight Notre Dame on contraception rule reprieve": Yesterday at Politico.com, Jennifer Haberkorn had a blog post that begins, "The Obama administration is fighting the University of Notre Dame's request for a reprieve from complying with Obamacare's contraception coverage requirements."

The blog post contains this link to the federal government's filing.
Posted at 12:04 PM by Howard Bashman



"President Obama Announces Intent to Nominate Cheryl Ann Krause to Serve on the United States Court of Appeals": The White House issued this news release yesterday. You can access the nominee's law firm bio at this link.

U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) yesterday issued a news release titled "Casey, Toomey Applaud Nomination of Cheryl Ann Krause to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit."

In news coverage, Jeff Blumenthal of Philadelphia Business Journal has a report headlined "Obama nominates Philadelphia lawyer for federal judge."

And The Daily Pennsylvanian reports that "Obama taps law lecturer for federal court; Cheryl Ann Krause has lectured at Penn Law since 2003."
Posted at 11:57 AM by Howard Bashman



In "How Appealing" power outage-related news from Montgomery County, Pennsylvania: As philly.com reports, "The ice storm that struck the region Wednesday knocked out power to more than 600,000 PECO customers, the largest winter power outage in the utility's history."

Still no power at home or work, but a nearby Wegmans is currently providing power and WiFi access. More coverage of the local power outages can be accessed here.
Posted at 11:52 AM by Howard Bashman







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