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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

"Republicans step up opposition to liberal nominee": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "Republicans intensified opposition Tuesday to the nominee for a San Francisco-based appeals court, setting up a test of whether President Barack Obama can win confirmation for an unabashed liberal."
Posted at 04:55 PM by Howard Bashman

"The primary question in this appeal is whether Palm Beach County and one of its Fire Department officers violated a firefighter's First Amendment right to intimate association when they demoted him for an extramarital affair with one of his subordinates." So begins an opinion that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit issued today.
Posted at 03:22 PM by Howard Bashman

"FCC loses Comcast's court challenge, a major setback for agency on Internet policies": The Washington Post has this news update.

Jim Puzzanghera of The Los Angeles Times has a news update headlined "FCC decision on network neutrality overturned by U.S. appeals court; The FCC had forced Comcast to offer equal treatment to all Internet traffic flowing through its network; The court ruling strikes at the FCC's ability to impose network neutrality on service providers."

The Wall Street Journal has a news update headlined "Court Strikes at 'Net Neutrality.'"

Bloomberg News reports that "Comcast Wins Ruling Over FCC Internet Traffic Censure."

Reuters reports that "Comcast wins Web traffic court fight against FCC."

MarketWatch reports that "Court rejects restrictions on Internet; Decision may reignite 'Net Neutrality' debate."

At "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times," Jenna Greene has a post titled "Court Finds FCC Lacks Authority to Regulate Internet."

And at's "Threat Level" blog, David Kravets has a post titled "Appeals Court Throttles FCC's Net Neutrality Authority."

My earlier coverage of today's D.C. Circuit ruling appears at this link.
Posted at 02:11 PM by Howard Bashman

"Possessor of child porn to pay $1,000 in restitution; The Minnesota case has been at the center of the debate over how to apportion blame in child porn cases": This article appears today in The Minneapolis Star Tribune.

And The Associated Press reports that "Judge OK's $1,000 restitution in child porn case."
Posted at 11:32 AM by Howard Bashman

"In this case we must decide whether the Federal Communications Commission has authority to regulate an Internet service provider's network management practices." So begins today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in Comcast Corp. v. FCC.

In the ruling issued today, a unanimous three-judge D.C. Circuit panel holds that the FCC acted beyond its lawful powers in barring Comcast from interfering with its customers' use of peer-to-peer networking applications.

In early news coverage, The Associated Press reports that "US court rules against FCC on 'net neutrality.'"
Posted at 10:35 AM by Howard Bashman

"3rd Circuit: Defective Sperm Can't Be Basis for Products Liability Suit." Shannon P. Duffy of The Legal Intelligencer has this article today reporting on a non-precedential ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued last week.
Posted at 10:22 AM by Howard Bashman

"Name courthouse for Moyer, governor says": Today's edition of The Columbus Dispatch contains an article that begins, "The acting chief justice of the Ohio Supreme Court met yesterday with grief-stricken court employees and fellow justices, as the state's top court resumed operations after the unexpected death Friday afternoon of Chief Justice Thomas J. Moyer."
Posted at 10:17 AM by Howard Bashman

"Texas man threatened deadly force to stop abortion": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "A Texas man faces charges after he filed documents in federal court threatening to use deadly force to stop an abortion if the U.S. Supreme Court didn't immediately act to outlaw the practice, federal officials said Monday."

And The Dallas Morning News today contains an article headlined "Plano man is arrested after threatening women's clinic" that begins, "A 27-year-old law school graduate from Plano is facing federal charges for threatening to use deadly force to prevent an abortion at a Dallas women's clinic."
Posted at 10:07 AM by Howard Bashman

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