Tuesday, May 13, 2014
"U.S. court says trademarks can't disparage religious, ethnic groups": Diane Bartz of Reuters has this report.
"Justice Dept. Criticized on Spying Statements": In Wednesday's edition of The New York Times, Charlie Savage will have an article that begins, "Two Democratic senators accused the Obama administration on Tuesday of seeking to 'ignore or justify' statements it made to the Supreme Court about warrantless surveillance by the National Security Agency, contributing to what they called a 'culture of misinformation' by the executive branch."
Posted at 08:34 PM by Howard Bashman
"Kennedy Versus Kennedy: Same-sex marriage divides the 4th Circuit." Dahlia Lithwick has this jurisprudence essay online at Slate.
Posted at 08:32 PM by Howard Bashman
"Appeals court stays execution of Houston man": The Houston Chronicle has this news update.
And The Associated Press reports that "Court halts execution over mental health claims."
"Oracle vs. SAP: Court may order damages retrial." Howard Mintz of The San Jose Mercury News has this update.
Dan Levine of Reuters reports that "Oracle faces scrutiny over $1.3 bln verdict against SAP."
Bloomberg News reports that "Oracle Seeks to Revive $1.3 Billion SAP Copying Verdict."
"Judges question Arizona's restrictions of abortion pills": Howard Fischer of The Arizona Daily Star has this news update.
"Obama's Best Judicial Nominee Yet: Why liberals should rally behind Pamela Harris." Law professor David Fontana has this essay online today at The New Republic.
Posted at 03:30 PM by Howard Bashman
"Senators scrutinize Boggs' past record": Bill Rankin of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has a news update that begins, "Michael Boggs, President Barack Obama's controversial judicial nominee, said Tuesday he would not let his personal beliefs guide his decision-making if confirmed to the U.S. District Court bench in Atlanta."
And The Associated Press reports that "Senate Dems skewer Obama judge pick from Georgia."
Access online the audio from today's Fourth Circuit oral argument in Bostic v. Schaefer: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has posted the oral argument audio at this link (64.4 MB mp3 audio file).
And in other coverage, Chris Geidner of BuzzFeed reports that "Federal Appeals Court In Richmond Skeptical Of Virginia's Same-Sex Marriage Ban."
Federal Circuit upholds denial of trademark application for "Stop Islamisation of America": You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit at this link.
And the American Freedom Law Center, which represented the trademark applicants, previously had news releases titled "Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer to Appeal Denial of 'Stop Islamisation of America' Trademark" and "Final Brief Filed in Appeal to USPTO's Denial of 'Stop Islamisation of America' Trademark."
"Michael Jackson's Former Publicist Can't Revive $44 Million Lawsuit; An appeals court considered what to do about a 'newly discovered' letter concerning the singer, his former rep and the Sultan of Brunei": Eriq Gardner has this post today at the "Hollywood, Esq." blog of The Hollywood Reporter about a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued today.
And at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times," Zoe Tillman has a post titled "Michael Jackson's Ex-Publicist Loses Appeal in D.C. Circuit."
"Hearing on new Arizona abortion restrictions set": Howard Fischer has this article today in The Arizona Daily Star.
And The Associated Press reports that "Federal court to consider Arizona abortion rules."
The case is scheduled to be argued today before a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. When the oral argument audio becomes available online, I will link to it.
"Google Must Honor Requests to Delete Some Links, E.U. Court Says": The New York Times has this news update.
Reuters reports that "European court says Google must respect 'right to be forgotten.'"
Bloomberg News reports that "Google Faces Demands as Court Backs Right to Be Forgotten."
And The Associated Press has a report headlined "European court: Google must yield on personal info."
Update: In other coverage, The Wall Street Journal reports that "Google Faces Challenges in Europe After Privacy Ruling; Surprise Decision Could Prove Highly Disruptive to Search-Engine Operators."
"EPA Defeats Bid for Tighter Coal Mine Air Pollution Rules": Bloomberg News has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued today.
Posted at 12:55 PM by Howard Bashman
"Appeals court judges seem sharply divided over Virginia ban on gay marriage": Robert Barnes of The Washington Post has this news update.
"With crowds outside, lawyers argue gay marriage": The Richmond (Va.) Times-Dispatch has this news update.
And David Sherfinski of The Washington Times has a news update headlined "Federal appeals court hears arguments on Virginia's same-sex marriage ban."
Earlier, Bloomberg News previewed this morning's Fourth Circuit oral argument in a report headlined "Gay Marriage Foes Argue Against Tide for Virginia's Ban."