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Thursday, February 23, 2012

"Eleventh Circuit Finds Fifth Amendment Right Against Self Incrimination Protects Against Being Forced to Decrypt Hard Drive Contents": Orin Kerr has this post at "The Volokh Conspiracy" about a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit issued today.

And at's "Law Blog," Joe Palazzolo has a post titled "Court: Fifth Amendment Protects Suspects from Having to Decrypt Hard Drives."

Meanwhile, at's "Threat Level" blog, David Kravets has a post titled "Ruling Stands: Defendant Must Decrypt Laptop" reporting on a separate case.
Posted at 10:42 PM by Howard Bashman

"Court Holds Returning to Romantic Relationship Is Not Sufficient 'Consideration' To Support Enforceable Contract; Reaffirms 1887 Holding that 'Love and Affection' Alone Is Not Consideration for Contract": The Public Information Office of the Supreme Court of Ohio has issued this summary of a ruling that the court issued today.
Posted at 10:36 PM by Howard Bashman

"Justices Appear Open to Affirming Medal Law": Adam Liptak has this article today in The New York Times. The newspaper also contains an editorial entitled "Honor and Free Speech."

In today's edition of The Washington Post, Robert Barnes reports that "Supreme Court conflicted about prosecuting those who lie about military valor."

David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times reports that "Supreme Court hears Medal of Honor case, ponders political lies; The Supreme Court seems unmoved by Xavier Alvarez of Pomona, who lied about receiving a Medal of Honor; His lawyer says the 1st Amendment trumps the Stolen Valor Act."

Jess Bravin of The Wall Street Journal reports that "Justices Take on Medal Lies; Respect for Military Honors Competes With Worries About Government's Reach."

On yesterday evening's broadcast of NPR's "All Things Considered," Nina Totenberg had an audio segment entitled "Is A Lie Just Free Speech, Or Is It A Crime?"

Online at the First Amendment Center, Tony Mauro reports that "Justices may uphold Stolen Valor Act."

And online at Slate, Dahlia Lithwick has a Supreme Court dispatch entitled "Heavy Medals: Sotomayor's boyfriends lie to her? And the other untruths that worry the Supreme Court."
Posted at 10:26 PM by Howard Bashman

"Officers Who Searched Home Can't Be Sued, Court Says": Adam Liptak has this article today in The New York Times.

And in today's edition of The Los Angeles Times, David G. Savage reports that "Supreme Court tosses suit against L.A. County sheriff's deputies; The Supreme Court says two L.A. County sheriff's deputies followed the law in raiding a South L.A. home even though the search warrant may have been too broad."
Posted at 09:08 PM by Howard Bashman

"Court throws out Armenian class-action lawsuit": Bob Egelko of The San Francisco Chronicle has this news update.

Carol J. Williams of The Los Angeles Times has a blog post titled "Armenian genocide successors' claims against insurers dismissed."

And The Associated Press reports that "Appeals court tosses Armenian payments law."

My earlier coverage of today's en banc Ninth Circuit ruling appears at this link.
Posted at 09:00 PM by Howard Bashman

"Ryan Braun wins appeal of positive drug test": Tom Haudricourt The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has a blog post that begins, "Milwaukee Brewers leftfielder Ryan Braun became the first major-league player to have a positive drug test overturned when he was informed Thursday that an arbitration panel ruled in his favor on appeal and decided against a 50-game suspension for the reigning National League most valuable player. There has been no official announcement of the verdict but the Journal Sentinel has confirmed that Braun won his appeal."
Posted at 05:36 PM by Howard Bashman

"Friday at the 2nd Circuit.: Back-to-back tests of Morrison's reach." Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has this report.
Posted at 05:18 PM by Howard Bashman

"Armenian Genocide Suit Tossed, Again, in Latest Circuit Appearance": Courthouse News Service has this report on a ruling that a unanimous, eleven-judge en banc panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued today.
Posted at 04:36 PM by Howard Bashman

"Scalia Courted as Unlikely U.S. High Court Ally on Obama Health-Care Law": Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News has this report.
Posted at 02:14 PM by Howard Bashman

"Court: California can force inmates to submit DNA." The Associated Press has a report that begins, "A federal appeals court says California can continue to force all felony arrestees to submit DNA samples."

You can access today's ruling of a divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit at this link.
Posted at 02:10 PM by Howard Bashman

"Will Supreme Court Reconsider Citizens United? Two Justices Hope So." Ariane de Vogue of ABC News has this blog post.
Posted at 11:46 AM by Howard Bashman

"Justices overturn Mont. ruling requiring rent for riverbeds use": Lawrence Hurley of Greenwire has this report.

The Great Falls Tribune reports today that "U.S. Supreme Court sides with PPL Montana in riverbed rent case."

And The Helena Independent Record reports today that "High court overturns ruling on PPL dams."
Posted at 11:44 AM by Howard Bashman

"DOMA ruled unconstitutional by 2nd federal judge": Bob Egelko has this article today in The San Francisco Chronicle.

In today's edition of The Los Angeles Times, Carol J. Williams reports that "Defense of Marriage Act ruled unconstitutional by judge; The ruling by a U.S. district judge was the first since the Obama administration announced a year ago that it would no longer defend a law it considers discriminatory."

The San Jose Mercury News reports that "Bay Area couple wins case against federal same-sex marriage law."

The New York Times reports that "Judge's Ruling Adds to String in Favor of Same-Sex Couples."

The Associated Press reports that "Lesbian federal worker wins health benefits case."

And Ginny LaRoe of The Recorder reports that "San Francisco Judge Finds DOMA Unconstitutional."
Posted at 09:40 AM by Howard Bashman

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