Monday, March 31, 2014
"Coming soon: Supreme Court ruling on Michigan's affirmative action ban in college admissions." Kellie Woodhouse of AnnArbor.com has this report today.
Posted at 10:42 PM by Howard Bashman
"Wal-Mart Wins Dismissal of Texas Women's Class Action": Back in October 2012, Margaret Cronin Fisk of Bloomberg News had a report that begins, "Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world's largest retailer, doesn't have to face class-action gender-discrimination claims in a federal court lawsuit in Texas, a judge ruled."
"Supreme Court Justices Give Software Patents A Pass, Zero In On Business Methods": Daniel Fisher has this post at Forbes.com.
"Senate Confirms John B. Owens to Seat on Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals": The Public Information office of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has issued this news release.
And at her "Trial Insider" blog, Pamela A. MacLean has a post titled "Finally, Trott Seat Filled, Owens Confirmed to Circuit."
You can access today's U.S. Senate official roll call vote tally, confirming the nomination by a vote of 56-to-43, at this link. Currently, the Ninth Circuit has 28 active judges and only one vacancy.
"Observer: Panel on Utah gay marriage case 'slightly' conservative." Brooke Adams of The Salt Lake Tribune has this news update.
The article refers to my "20 questions for the appellate judge" interview with Tenth Circuit Judge Paul J. Kelly, Jr.
And in other coverage, The Deseret News has an update headlined "Appeals court assigns 3 judges to hear Utah same-sex marriage case."
"US appeals ruling to let lawyers see secret files": The Associated Press has this report on the federal government's brief for appellant filed today in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
Posted at 06:20 PM by Howard Bashman
"Affirmative action non-action still causing waves in Sacramento; Senate measure on affirmative action ban in public education was shelved, but friction among Democrats over the fallout lingers": This front page article appears today in The Los Angeles Times.
Posted at 05:06 PM by Howard Bashman
"Supreme Court Seems Wary of a Software Patent Case": Adam Liptak will have this article in Tuesday's edition of The New York Times.
Posted at 05:02 PM by Howard Bashman
Divided 11-judge en banc Ninth Circuit panel reinstates excessive use of force claim against two Anaheim police officers who used deadly force against the driver of a minivan: You can access today's ruling at this link.
In earlier coverage of the original divided three-judge panel's ruling, Maura Dolan of The Los Angeles Times had an article headlined "Federal court rules Anaheim officers didn't use excessive force; A divided U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rules that the two officers didn't use excessive force in a 2009 incident in which a suspect was fatally shot."
Circuit Judge Richard R. Clifton, who dissented from the three-judge panel's ruling, wrote the majority opinion for the en banc panel.
"Supreme Court could limit software patents": The Associated Press has this report.
And Lawrence Hurley of Reuters reports that "Supreme Court considers patent protections for software."
"Health Caring: Obamacare and the poor." Jeffrey Toobin has this Comment in the Talk of the Town section of the April 7, 2014 issue of The New Yorker.
Posted at 09:47 AM by Howard Bashman
Access online today's Order List of the U.S. Supreme Court: The Court has posted the Order List at this link. The Court granted review in one new case.
Lawrence Hurley of Reuters reports that "U.S. justices agree to hear Teva's Copaxone appeal"; "U.S. top court declines to hear new contraception cases"; and "U.S. top court declines to hear patent case on glaucoma drug."
"U.S. top court considers patent protections for software": Lawrence Hurley of Reuters has this report.
And Greg Stohr and Susan Decker of Bloomberg News have a report headlined "Edison Echoed as U.S. Court Looks at Software Patents."
"The Senate's Discourtesy to Judges": This editorial appears today in The New York Times.
Posted at 08:20 AM by Howard Bashman