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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

"Man blocked from tapping restitution fund for appeals lawyer": The Associated Press has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued today.
Posted at 10:26 PM by Howard Bashman


"Todd Rasberry found himself in a jam": So begins Senior First Circuit Judge Bruce M. Selya's opinion for that court today in United States v. Rasberry.

And the opinion concludes, "Rasberry's appeal yields only bitter fruit and, therefore, the judgment of the district court is Affirmed."
Posted at 10:16 PM by Howard Bashman



"Days before SCOTUS meets on DACA petition, new injunction complicates debate": Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has the post.
Posted at 09:10 PM by Howard Bashman


"Appeals court approves most of federal ruling that Harris County's bail practices unconstitutional; Sends parts of the case back to the judge": Gabrielle Banks of The Houston Chronicle has this report.

Juan A. Lozano of The Associated Press reports that "Ruling that Texas bail system unfair to poor mostly upheld."

And Jolie McCullough of The Texas Tribune reports that "Appeals court mostly upholds ruling against Harris County bail practices; A federal appellate court on Wednesday mostly upheld a ruling claiming that Harris County's bail practices unfairly discriminate against poor misdemeanor defendants."

You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit at this link.
Posted at 09:04 PM by Howard Bashman



"Trump's Four New Appellate Nominees Could Show Course Change": Patrick Gregory of Bloomberg Law has this report.
Posted at 04:12 PM by Howard Bashman


"LGBT Americans owe the Supreme Court for our happy Valentine's Days; The Court's upcoming decision could add another brick to the fortress that it has built to shield loving couples from discrimination and indignity": Jim Obergefell has this essay online at USA Today.
Posted at 04:05 PM by Howard Bashman


"When corporations silence employees via arbitration, shareholders lose": Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has a post that begins, "Sometime in the next few months, the U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether corporations can force employees not just to give up their right to sue in class actions but even to surrender their power to arbitrate alongside other employees raising similar allegations."
Posted at 02:46 PM by Howard Bashman


"Judges Say Throw Out the Map. Lawmakers Say Throw Out the Judges." Michael Wines has this article in today's edition of The New York Times.
Posted at 01:55 PM by Howard Bashman


"The Bogus 'Free Speech' Argument Against Unions: The latest attempt to use the Supreme Court to eviscerate a key liberal constituency seems like a thoroughly partisan operation." Law professor Garrett Epps has this essay online at The Atlantic.
Posted at 09:45 AM by Howard Bashman






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