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Sunday, April 20, 2014

"Aereo Case Will Shape TV's Future": David Carr will have this new installment of his "The Media Equation" column in Monday's edition of The New York Times.
Posted at 09:55 PM by Howard Bashman

"Echo of 1984 Betamax landmark in U.S. high court Aereo TV fight": Lawrence Hurley and Liana B. Baker of Reuters have this report.
Posted at 09:50 PM by Howard Bashman

"Antennas for us all: How Aereo wound up at the Supreme Court; In 1976, what was Congress saying about the future of television?" Joe Mullin of Ars Technica has this report today.

And David Kravets has an article headlined "Aereo analysis: Cloud computing at a crossroads; From the copyleft to Google and Mozilla, they say a win for TV broadcasters could doom the cloud."
Posted at 09:40 PM by Howard Bashman

"Kentucky Supreme Court Fleshes Out The Ministerial Exception Doctrine": Howard Friedman had this post yesterday at his "Religion Clause" blog reporting on two rulings (here and here) that the Supreme Court of Kentucky issued last Thursday.
Posted at 08:54 PM by Howard Bashman

"Judges can keep relatives on their payrolls; Ethics committee finding benefits two Northampton County jurists who employ family members": Riley Yates has this front page article in today's edition of The Morning Call of Allentown, Pennsylvania.
Posted at 08:50 PM by Howard Bashman

"Kurt Lash on 'Religious Sincerity and the Hobby Lobby Investments'": Rick Garnett had this post Friday at "Mirror of Justice."
Posted at 05:17 PM by Howard Bashman

"Denigration as Forbidden Conduct and Required Judicial Rhetoric": On Friday, law professor Paul Horwitz had this post at "Jotwell" about law professor Steven D. Smith's forthcoming law review article titled "The Jurisprudence of Denigration."
Posted at 05:12 PM by Howard Bashman

"Alaska Supreme Court says state has duty to protect inmates from one another": The Anchorage Daily News has this article reporting on a ruling that the Supreme Court of Alaska issued on Friday.
Posted at 02:28 PM by Howard Bashman

"St. John's Law Students Visit Nation's Highest Court": St. John's University posted this news release online last week.
Posted at 02:20 PM by Howard Bashman

"CIA torture architect breaks silence to defend 'enhanced interrogation'; James Mitchell 'highly skeptical' of Senate report on CIA torture; 'It was not illegal based on the law at the time; Mitchell said to have waterboarded Khalid Sheikh Mohammed": The Guardian (UK) has this report, together with an article headlined "James Mitchell: 'I'm just a guy who got asked to do something for his country'; Psychologist who designed CIA's post-9/11 torture program insists he has nothing to apologise for -- and attacks 'people with a Jack Bauer mentality who don't understand how intel works.'"
Posted at 02:16 PM by Howard Bashman

"Mueller to replace Karlton on 3-judge prison court": Bob Egelko of The San Francisco Chronicle has a blog post that begins, "The three-judge federal court overseeing the reduction of California's prison population will have a new member in September: U.S. District Judge Kimberly Mueller of Sacramento, succeeding the retiring Judge Lawrence Karlton."
Posted at 02:08 PM by Howard Bashman

"Ex-justice says politics can be factor on retiring": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "John Paul Stevens says he thinks it's appropriate for Supreme Court justices to factor in political considerations when weighing a decision to retire."

ABC News has posted online at this link video of the interview that George Stephanopoulos conducted with retired Justice John Paul Stevens from today's broadcast of "This Week." And ABC News has also posted this excerpt of Justice Stevens' new book, "Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the Constitution."
Posted at 01:52 PM by Howard Bashman

"Change the Constitution in Six Easy Steps? It Won't Be That Simple, Justice Stevens; From campaign finance to political gerrymandering, the retired Supreme Court justice skips hard arguments in his new book in favor of unrealistic, poorly drafted solutions." Law professor Richard L. Hasen, author of the "Election Law Blog," has this book review online at The Daily Beast.
Posted at 08:44 AM by Howard Bashman

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