Wednesday, February 13, 2013
"U.S. court revives antitrust claims against wholesale grocers": Reuters has this report on a ruling that a divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit issued today.
Posted at 10:22 PM by Howard Bashman
"Circuit split over parties' expanding a bankruptcy court's power": Law professor Erwin Chemerinsky had this essay recently in The Daily Journal.
Posted at 10:20 PM by Howard Bashman
"Barry Bonds seeks to overturn conviction": Bob Egelko of The San Francisco Chronicle has this news update.
Howard Mintz of The San Jose Mercury News has an update headlined "Barry Bonds case: Appeals court weighs home run king's bid to set aside BALCO conviction."
Scott Graham of The Recorder reports that "Latest Inning in Bonds Criminal Case Ends With No Home Runs."
"FBI hid microphones in Guantanamo, but no one listened, prison commander testifies": Carol Rosenberg of The Miami Herald has this report.
Posted at 08:42 PM by Howard Bashman
"Bradley received more security before Prosser incident, safety concerns remain": Patrick Marley of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has a news update that begins, "State Supreme Court Justice Ann Walsh Bradley received stepped-up security from law enforcement more than two months before Justice David Prosser put his hands around her neck in a dispute over a controversial case, according to a court document issued Wednesday."
The Wisconsin State Journal has an article headlined "Supreme Court justice: Security plan made with police in case colleague had 'tantrum'" that begins, "Two months before state Supreme Court Justice David Prosser put his hands on Justice Ann Walsh Bradley's neck during a heated argument, Bradley and Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson devised a security plan with Capitol Police that included locking themselves in their offices when working at night and weekends, Bradley revealed in a legal memo Wednesday."
"WLF Program Panelists Discuss Supreme Court's 'Deja Vu Docket'": "The Legal Pulse" blog of the Washington Legal Foundation has a post that begins, "On Tuesday, February 12, WLF held its annual media briefing on the U.S. Supreme Court at its mid-term/winter break point."
"FDA confirms: It's considering rule change for generic labels." Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has this report.
Posted at 05:42 PM by Howard Bashman
"SCOTUSblog on camera -- Linda Greenhouse interview": Yesterday, I neglected to link to part two of this interview, which you can access here. And today, part three was posted.
Posted at 05:38 PM by Howard Bashman
"Defense rests without Orie Melvin taking the stand": Paula Reed Ward of The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has a news update that begins, "The defense rested this afternoon the public corruption trial of suspended Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin without her taking the stand. That means she will not testify in a trial that has reached its 14th day. Closing arguments are scheduled for Friday."
"Senate confirms Cape Elizabeth attorney for federal bench": The Portland (Me.) Press Herald has a news update that begins, "The Senate voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to confirm the nomination of a Cape Elizabeth attorney for the federal bench, more than one year after he was nominated by President Barack Obama."
And at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times," Todd Ruger has a post titled "New Judge for the First Circuit."
The Commonwealth Club of California has posted online today the video of Justice Sonia Sotomayor's discussion with Stanford Law Dean M. Elizabeth Magill at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco on January 28, 2013: You can view the video via YouTube by clicking here.
Posted at 02:58 PM by Howard Bashman
"Barry Bonds case: Appeals court weighs home run king's bid to set aside Balco conviction." Howard Mintz of The San Jose Mercury News has this update.
At her "Trial Insider" blog, Pamela A. MacLean has a post titled "Judges Grill Both Sides in Barry Bonds Appeal."
"Vote looms on Maine lawyer's nomination as federal judge": The Bangor Daily News has an update that begins, "The long-delayed vote on Cape Elizabeth lawyer William Kayatta Jr.'s nomination to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st [Circuit] could come Wednesday."
Posted at 12:45 PM by Howard Bashman
"In this interlocutory appeal, we must determine whether one lawful act in isolation -- driving a car of one color with a registration number attached to a car of a different color -- gives rise to reasonable suspicion that a driver is engaged in criminal activity." So explains an opinion that a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit issued today. The question of the stop's legality arises because the car's contents included nearly one pound of heroin.
Posted at 12:44 PM by Howard Bashman
"Chief Judge Traxler to Chair Executive Committee": Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts has today issued a news release that begins, "Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. has appointed Chief Judge William B. Traxler, Jr. (4th Cir.) Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Judicial Conference of the United States."
Posted at 11:40 AM by Howard Bashman
"Supreme Court notebook: Sitting out the speech." Mark Sherman of The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 08:37 AM by Howard Bashman
"Maine high court to hear appeal in Kennebunk prostitution case; Prosecutors are seeking to restore 46 invasion-of-privacy counts against Mark Strong Sr., 57": This article appears today in The Portland Press Herald.
And The Associated Press reports that "Maine's supreme court to decide whether prostitution johns have a right to privacy."
"Denied evidence exasperates Orie Melvin's defense": In today's edition of The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Paula Reed Ward has an article that begins, "After losing an argument over a key piece of evidence in the defense case, an attorney for suspended state Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin questioned the trial judge's fairness."
And The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports today that "Melvin defense witnesses say workload proves no politicking by staff."
"Oracle vs Google legal war begins a new chapter": Dan Levine of Reuters has this report on the Brief for Appellant that Oracle filed earlier this week in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
And the blog "Foss Patents," which has posted the brief at this link, has a post titled "Oracle's appeal brief likens Google to fictitious Harry Potter knockoff author 'Ann Droid.'"
"Barry Bonds seeks dismissal of felony conviction": The Associated Press has this report.
Later today, Howard Mintz of The San Jose Mercury News will provide live coverage at this link of the oral argument of this appeal before a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. And when the audio of the oral argument becomes available online, I will provide a link to it.
Update: In other coverage, Bloomberg News previews the oral argument in a report headlined "Bonds Asks Court to Overturn Obstruction Conviction."
"Burger King Suit Over Spit in Sandwich Revived by Court": Bloomberg News has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued yesterday.