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Friday, May 9, 2014

"'Under God' will remain in pledge, Mass. SJC rules": John R. Ellement of The Boston Globe has a news update that begins, "The state's highest court today rejected the proposition that the phrase 'under God' in the Pledge of Allegiance violated the religious beliefs and equal rights of an atheist family with children in the Acton-Boxborough Regional School District."

And The Associated Press has a report headlined "Massachusetts: Pledge of Allegiance not religious."

You can access today's ruling of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts at this link.
Posted at 05:12 PM by Howard Bashman



"Appeals court upholds stronger soot standard": Pete Yost of The Associated Press has this report.

And Bloomberg News reports that "Obama Scores Third Court Victory in Air Pollution Fight."

You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit at this link.
Posted at 05:06 PM by Howard Bashman



"Oracle wins copyright ruling against Google over Android": Dan Levine and Diane Bartz of Reuters have this report.

And Bloomberg News reports that "Oracle Can Pursue Claims Google Copied Java, Court Says."

You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit at this link.
Posted at 05:03 PM by Howard Bashman



"Ruling allows judge candidates more freedom during campaign season": Howard Fischer of The East Valley Tribune has a news update that begins, "Arizonans who want to get elected as judges cannot be subject to the same campaign rules and restrictions that apply to those already on the bench, a federal appeals court ruled Friday."

And The Associated Press reports that "Court rejects rules on Arizona judicial candidates."

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 04:52 PM by Howard Bashman



"There's a Legal War Over the Definition of Rape: And Tiger Mom's husband has waded right into it." Nora Caplan-Bricker has this essay online at The New Republic.
Posted at 11:35 AM by Howard Bashman


"Obamacare challenges falling flat in federal courts": Richard Wolf of USA Today has this report.

And Michael Doyle of McClatchy Washington Bureau reports that "Judges seem skeptical over latest challenge to health care law."
Posted at 11:33 AM by Howard Bashman



"Supreme Court's Next Potential Religion Case: Public School Graduation at Church." Mark Walsh has this post yesterday at the "School Law" blog of Education Week.
Posted at 11:26 AM by Howard Bashman


"Federal judge stops Doe probe again, calls appeal frivolous": Patrick Marley, Daniel Bice, and Jason Stein have this front page article in today's edition of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Posted at 10:24 AM by Howard Bashman


"How 'Company Doe' -- now revealed as ErgoBaby -- triggered 1st Amendment case": Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has this report.
Posted at 10:22 AM by Howard Bashman


"Pamela Harris Nominated to Fourth Circuit": Todd Ruger has this post at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times."

Yesterday, the White House issued a news release titled "President Obama Nominates Pamela Harris to Serve on the United States Court of Appeals."
Posted at 10:20 AM by Howard Bashman



"In U.S., when high-tech meets high court, high jinks ensue": Lawrence Hurley of Reuters has this report today.
Posted at 10:16 AM by Howard Bashman






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