Monday, May 19, 2014
"U.S. appeals court rejects BP bid to undo ruling in oil spill case": Dan Levine of Reuters has this report.
The Associated Press reports that "Appeals court won't rehear BP settlement issue."
And Bloomberg News reports that "BP Faces Billions in Spill Payments as Court Upholds Deal."
"Justices Reinstate Copyright Lawsuit Over 'Raging Bull'": Adam Liptak will have this article in Tuesday's edition of The New York Times.
Online at The Los Angeles Times, David G. Savage reports that "Supreme Court revives copyright suit over film classic 'Raging Bull.'" And Michael McGough has an essay titled "Supreme Court judges rob MGM in 'Raging Bull' legal bout."
Jess Bravin of The Wall Street Journal reports that "Court Says Copyright Holder Can Pursue 'Raging Bull' Claims; Supreme Court Says Woman Could Be Entitled to Royalties, Even Though She Didn't Pursue Claims for Decades." You can freely access the full text of the article via Google.
Richard Wolf of USA Today reports that "Justices split in 'Raging Bull' decision."
Lawrence Hurley of Reuters reports that "'Raging Bull' copyright fight goes to a second round."
Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News reports that "'Raging Bull' Sparring Match Can Proceed, Top Court Rules."
Bill Mears of CNN.com reports that "Underdog prevails in 'Raging Bull' appeal."
At the "Hollywood, Esq." blog of The Hollywood Reporter, Eriq Gardner has a post titled "Supreme Court Allows 'Raging Bull' Heiress to Sue MGM for Copyright Damages; The high court reverses, allowing Paula Petrella to pursue more than $1 million in damages for MGM and Fox's continued distribution of the Martin Scorsese classic."
And on this evening's broadcast of NPR's "All Things Considered," Nina Totenberg had an audio segment titled "In 'Raging Bull' Ruling, High Court Sides With Co-Writer's Daughter."
"Federal judge orders recognition of same-sex marriages performed in Utah": Dennis Romboy of The Deseret News has this update.
Marissa Lang of The Salt Lake Tribune has a news update headlined "Judge: Utah must honor same-sex marriages performed during 17-day window; Decision takes effect in 21 days, allowing Utah attorney general's office time to appeal."
And The Associated Press reports that "Utah ordered to recognize over 1,000 gay marriages."
"Will Russell Bucklew's Execution Be the Next Death-Penalty Disaster? Missouri plans to kill a convicted murderer Wednesday, but his health and the state's secrecy about lethal-injection procedures raise serious constitutional issues." Andrew Cohen has this essay online today at The Atlantic.
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"John Lewis: 'I would vote against the confirmation of Michael Boggs.'" Daniel Malloy and Jim Galloway have this post today at the "Political Insider" blog of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
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"Court: Execution drug maker a secret in Georgia." The Associated Press has a report that begins, "Georgia's law that keeps secret the source of its execution drug is constitutional, the state's highest court ruled Monday, though two justices worried that confidentiality could lead to botched executions like the one in Oklahoma last month."
"Oregon gay marriage ban struck down by federal judge; same-sex marriages to begin": The Oregonian has this news update.
The Statesman Journal of Salem, Oregon reports that "Federal judge overturns Oregon ban on gay marriage."
And The Associated Press reports that "Judge strikes down Oregon gay marriage ban."
"U.S. court faults SEC trial strategy against broker, tosses verdict": Jonathan Stempel of Reuters has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued today.
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"This case calls upon us to determine whether federal admiralty jurisdiction extends to tort claims arising from a physical altercation among recreational visitors on and around a permanent dock surrounded by navigable water." A unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit answered "no" in a ruling issued today.
Posted at 01:55 PM by Howard Bashman
"More Specious Attacks on Reform": Today's edition of The New York Times contains an editorial that states, "One case, now before the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, makes the specious argument that the entire law should be overturned because the bill did not 'originate' in the House."
Posted at 01:48 PM by Howard Bashman
"In Appeal Before Justices, Not Just One but Three Confessions": Adam Liptak will have this new installment of his "Sidebar" column in Tuesday's edition of The New York Times.
Posted at 01:42 PM by Howard Bashman
"Please, Liberals: Don't Fall for Rand Paul's Latest Filibuster; David Barron would be a fantastic federal judge." Sam Kleiner has this essay online today at The New Republic.
Posted at 10:17 AM by Howard Bashman
Access online today's ruling of the U.S. Supreme Court in an argued case: The Court today issued one ruling in an argued case.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg delivered the opinion of the Court in Petrella v. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc., No. 12-1315. Justice Stephen G. Breyer issued a dissenting opinion, in which Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. and Justice Anthony M. Kennedy joined. You can access the oral argument via this link.
Access online today's Order List of the U.S. Supreme Court: The Court has posted the Order List at this link. The Court granted review in one new case. And the Court called for the views of the Solicitor General in one case.
And Lawrence Hurley of Reuters reports that "U.S. top court agrees to hear air marshal whistleblower case" and "U.S. justices decline to hear dialysis machine patent case."
"Roberts Reunites High Court Majority After Obamacare Vote": Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News has this report.
Posted at 07:44 AM by Howard Bashman