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Thursday, May 18, 2017

"Pa. Man Fights Honda's Bid To Rehear Appeal Of $55M Verdict": Dan Packel of Law360.com has this report (subscription required for full access) on a court filing that I linked to in this post from yesterday.
Posted at 10:24 PM by Howard Bashman


"John K. Bush -- Nominee to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit": Harsh Voruganti has this post at his blog, "The Vetting Room."
Posted at 08:35 PM by Howard Bashman


"Arizona prison officials cannot read inmates' legal mail: appeals court." Jonathan Stempel of Reuters has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued today.
Posted at 08:30 PM by Howard Bashman


"Democratic attorneys general seek to intervene in Obamacare case": Dan Levine, Lawrence Hurley, and Yasmeen Abutaleb of Reuters have this report.
Posted at 04:30 PM by Howard Bashman


15 years of "How Appealing" -- reader mail: Today's email is from law professor and Pulitzer Prize-winning author David J. Garrow -- whose newest book, "Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama," became available for purchase last week:
For all of 15 years now, you have offered a remarkable and indeed incalculable pro bono contribution toward increasing thousands of readers' awareness and knowledge of what's taking place in American courts and law. Apart from your remarkably brief and arguably insufficient once-a-year weekly vacation, I believe I can accurately state that I click on my How Appealing bookmark each and every day. I wish you every continued professional and personal success.
David, thanks so much for your very kind words and for your friendship over the years. I wholeheartedly accept your advice to take more vacations! I will post another reader email tomorrow.
Posted at 01:14 PM by Howard Bashman


"A Trump Supreme Court Short-Lister Backs Up Sessions' Latest Criminal Justice Move": Zoe Tillman of BuzzFeed News has this report.
Posted at 12:53 PM by Howard Bashman


"Trump's first circuit judge nominee advances to Senate for confirmation": Alex Swoyer of The Washington Times has an article that begins, "The first of President Trump's slate of circuit court nominees cleared the Judiciary Committee on Thursday as Republicans prepared to move swiftly on stocking the federal courts with what backers hope will be an army of conservatives."
Posted at 12:44 PM by Howard Bashman


"Court OKs plan for $380M in Native American farmer lawsuit": The Associated Press has this report on a ruling that a divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued on Tuesday.

The dissenting opinion of Circuit Judge Janice Rogers Brown on the issue of cy pres is worthy of attention.
Posted at 11:32 AM by Howard Bashman



View live, online this morning's Executive Business Meeting of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee: Via this link. On the agenda, the committee is scheduled to consider and vote on whether to recommend confirmation of U.S. District Judge Amul R. Thapar (E.D. Ky.) to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
Posted at 10:09 AM by Howard Bashman


"Google it: Court rules that 'Google' is not a generic term." Michael Kiefer of The Arizona Republic has this report.

Peter Blumberg and Jef Feeley of Bloomberg News report that "Google Hangs Onto Its Trademark in Court."

David Kravets of Ars Technica reports that "'Genericide' legal assault to nullify the Google trademark fails; Google doesn't lose trademark even if it is a generic term for searching the Web."

And Nathan J. Fish of Cronkite News has a report headlined "Google this: Court rejects Arizona man's claim against Google trademark."

You can access Tuesday's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit at this link.
Posted at 08:34 AM by Howard Bashman







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