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Saturday, March 1, 2014

"Prosecutors: Ohio Amish convictions should stand." The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 11:58 PM by Howard Bashman

"D.C. Circuit Judge Patricia Millett Sworn In": Zoe Tillman had this post yesterday at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times."
Posted at 11:56 PM by Howard Bashman

"Government straddles both sides in toxic water cases; Obama administration offers health care to veterans injured by water contamination at Marine base, but it wants to block their legal claims": Richard Wolf of USA Today has this report.
Posted at 11:54 PM by Howard Bashman

"Should the Supreme Court delete the audio of the protestors?" Josh Blackman has this post today at his blog.
Posted at 03:42 PM by Howard Bashman

"With E-Book Appeal, Apple Sets Its Sights on the Supreme Court": Dimitra Kessenides of Bloomberg Businessweek has this report.
Posted at 01:09 PM by Howard Bashman

"Group won't rule out taping court again": The Hill has a blog post that begins, "The protester whose arrest in the Supreme Court was caught on film on Friday didn't rule out videotaping the court again."

And The Wall Street Journal has posted online a video of Jess Bravin's interview of Kai Newkirk titled "Behind the Historic Supreme Court Camera Breach."
Posted at 12:58 PM by Howard Bashman

"Federal appeals court rejects Google's request to allow an anti-Muslim video to be restored on YouTube" Howard Mintz of The San Jose Mercury News has this report. You can access yesterday's order of a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit at this link.

In other coverage, The New York Daily News reports that "Cindy Lee Garcia, actress in 'Innocence of Muslims,' is ecstatic court has ordered YouTube to take Islam mocking video down; 14-minute video is blamed for stoking deadly violence in Benghazi, Libya, that claimed life U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans."

At's "Threat Level" blog, David Kravets has a post titled "Google Fights to Restore Anti-Muslim YouTube Video."

At's "Law Blog," Ashby Jones has a post titled "Will 'Innocence of Muslims' Ruling Spawn Flood of Actor Lawsuits?"

And at the "Hollywood, Esq." blog of The Hollywood Reporter, Eriq Gardner has a post titled "Google Warns 'Muslims' Ruling Will Create Hollywood Chaos; According to Google, the ruling 'opens the door to an extra in even Gone With the Wind contacting Netflix and demanding that it purge every copy of the film from its inventory.'" And Jonathan Handel has a post titled "Hollywood Experts Divided on Implications of 'Muslims' Ruling; Some agree with the decision, others don't; most doubt an increase in litigation, but several experts are concerned; and one has advice for transactional lawyers."
Posted at 09:06 AM by Howard Bashman

Even the New Testament says you lose your sentencing appeal: Yesterday, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit issued an opinion that concludes:
Where, as here, a defendant who has compiled a history of violence commits a vicious crime, he scarcely can be heard to complain that the sentencing judge meted out a correspondingly stiff sentence. After all, "whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap." Galatians 6:7.
No doubt various challengers to the Affordable Care Act's contraceptive mandate are hoping that the Bible is applied as assiduously to decide their cases.
Posted at 08:47 AM by Howard Bashman

"Renting Judges for Secret Rulings": Law professor Judith Resnik has this op-ed in today's edition of The New York Times.
Posted at 08:34 AM by Howard Bashman

"(Supreme) Court TV and the Magically Disappearing Protest": Jesse Wegman has this post at the "Taking Note" blog of The New York Times.
Posted at 08:32 AM by Howard Bashman

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