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Monday, March 5, 2012

"Obama admin appeals ruling on tobacco health label": Reuters has this report.
Posted at 05:32 PM by Howard Bashman


The Barnes Foundation, Massachusetts style: In Saturday's edition of The Wall Street Journal, Ashby Jones had an article headlined "Testing Donor's Intent, 350 Years Later; Colonial-Era Land Gift to Massachusetts School Was 'Not to Bee Sould' but Faces Court Challenge Today."
Posted at 04:48 PM by Howard Bashman


"Colorado Supreme Court affirms that CU students can carry licensed guns on campus": The Denver Post has a news update that begins, "In a victory for gun-rights advocates, the Colorado Supreme Court today struck down the University of Colorado's campus gun ban, saying the CU Board of Regents overstepped its authority in blocking students from carrying licensed concealed weapons."

You can access today's ruling of the Supreme Court of Colorado at this link.
Posted at 04:36 PM by Howard Bashman



"AmEx Transfers Didn't Aid Hezbollah in Attacks, U.S. Appeals Court Rules": Bloomberg News has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued today.
Posted at 03:02 PM by Howard Bashman


"Kiobel to be reargued": Lyle Denniston has this post at "SCOTUSblog."

You can access today's order of the U.S. Supreme Court at this link.

Update: In other coverage, The Associated Press reports that "High court expands look at rights abuses abroad."

Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News reports that "Corporate Human Rights Case Expanded by U.S. Supreme Court."

And James Vicini of Reuters reports that "Supreme Court sets new arguments on human rights suits."
Posted at 02:14 PM by Howard Bashman



"In Alaska, a Showdown of Lawyers, Guns, and Bush-Era Firearms Law": Andrew Cohen has this essay online at The Atlantic.

My earlier coverage appears at this link.
Posted at 02:03 PM by Howard Bashman



"Maryland's handgun permit law unconstitutional, judge rules": The AP has this report.
Posted at 01:58 PM by Howard Bashman


"Loughner loses appeal over forced medication": The Associated Press has this report.

Update: In updated coverage, The AP reports that "Loughner loses 3 appeals over forced medication."

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 11:48 AM by Howard Bashman



Second Circuit invalidates Rule 7.4 of the New York Rules of Professional Conduct, which requires a prescribed disclaimer statement to be made by attorneys who state that they are certified as a specialist in a particular area of the law: Today's ruling concludes that "enforcement of two components of the required disclaimer statement would violate the First Amendment and * * * the absence of standards guiding administrators of Rule 7.4 renders it unconstitutionally vague as applied."

Update: Terry Baynes of Reuters reports that "2nd Circuit strikes down NY limits on lawyer advertising."
Posted at 11:45 AM by Howard Bashman



"1-BR, $1,000: Rent Control in Court Test." This article appears today in The Wall Street Journal.
Posted at 10:50 AM by Howard Bashman


"Some in Congress call foul on Guantanamo's new $744K soccer field; The new recreation yard is the latest sign that Congress has thoroughly thwarted President Barack Obama's goal of emptying the prison camps by sending some captives home and moving others to U.S. prisons and civilian trials": Carol Rosenberg had this article yesterday in The Miami Herald.
Posted at 10:14 AM by Howard Bashman


Access online today's Order List and decision in an argued case of the U.S. Supreme Court: You can access today's Order List at this link. The Court did not grant review in any new cases.

Justice Elena Kagan delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court in Martel v. Clair, No. 10-1265. You can access the oral argument via this link.

In early news coverage, The Associated Press has a report headlined "Court: Inmate cannot change court-appointed lawyer."
Posted at 10:01 AM by Howard Bashman



"Bill Carter Named New President and CEO of ALM": ALM -- which among other things operates Law.com, where "How Appealing" is hosted -- issued this news release today.
Posted at 09:58 AM by Howard Bashman


"Concepcion and the Arbitration of Federal Claims": Attorney Andrew Pincus of Mayer Brown LLP has this essay online at Bloomberg Law.
Posted at 09:54 AM by Howard Bashman


"Extreme Makeover: The story of Lawrence v. Texas." Dahlia Lithwick has this book review in the March 12, 2012 issue of The New Yorker.
Posted at 08:27 AM by Howard Bashman


"Family sues school system over pledge; Judge weighing verdict on 'under God' phrase in case filed in 2010": This article appeared yesterday in The Boston Globe.
Posted at 08:15 AM by Howard Bashman


"Equal Protection on Sewer Bills": The New York Times contains this editorial today.
Posted at 08:02 AM by Howard Bashman


"Juneau gun shop owner at heart of AK Supreme Court case": This article appears today in The Juneau Empire.
Posted at 07:54 AM by Howard Bashman


"N.J. Supreme Court Justice Virginia Long required to retire": MaryAnn Spoto has this article today in The Newark Star-Ledger.
Posted at 07:48 AM by Howard Bashman


"Calls continue to mount for Orie sister to leave bench after testimony": This article appears today in The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
Posted at 07:45 AM by Howard Bashman






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