How Appealing

Thursday, June 4, 2009

"Hidden Camera Case Turns on Expectation of Privacy in Workplace": has this report.
Posted at 10:57 PM by Howard Bashman

Joel F. Dubina is now the Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit: He became chief judge on June 1, 2009.
Posted at 10:42 PM by Howard Bashman

"Appellate judge asks Supreme Court to clarify privacy rights; The inquiry involves a U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that the government cannot review financial, psychiatric and medical records of employees at JPL and other aerospace contractors": Carol J. Williams of The Los Angeles Times has this news update.

And The Associated Press reports that "Full 9th Circuit declines to hear JPL privacy case."

My coverage from earlier today appears at this link.
Posted at 10:24 PM by Howard Bashman

"Gender and heritage a frequent topic for Sotomayor": The Associated Press has this report, along with an article headlined "Sotomayor dealt with media access, copyright issue."

And at the "Legal Beat" blog of CQ Politics, Seth Stern has a post titled "Sotomayor Repeatedly Referenced 'Wise Woman' in Speeches."
Posted at 10:20 PM by Howard Bashman

"Senate panel OKs Indiana judge": The Indianapolis Star has a news update that begins, "The Senate Judiciary Committee voted along party lines today to approve the nomination of Indiana Judge David Hamilton to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Hamilton still must be confirmed by the full Senate."
Posted at 10:15 PM by Howard Bashman

"Teach to America: Can judicial confirmation hearings really be transformed into 'teachable moments'?" Dahlia Lithwick has this jurisprudence essay online at Slate.
Posted at 10:12 PM by Howard Bashman

"Sotomayor Favored for Top Court, Quinnipiac Poll Says": Bloomberg News has this report.
Posted at 04:17 PM by Howard Bashman

"Circuit Nominees, DOJ Nominee Head to Full Senate": This post appears at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times."
Posted at 03:28 PM by Howard Bashman

"The bipartisan questionnaire completed by Judge Sonia Sotomayor is now available online": So announces the web site of the Senate Judiciary Committee. You can access the completed questionnaire by clicking here.

At, Josh Gerstein reports that "Sotomayor questionnaire delivered."

And Dow Jones Newswires report that "Sotomayor Has Net Worth Of $740,000, According To Disclosure."
Posted at 03:26 PM by Howard Bashman

Claiming not to have received notice of an appealable order as an excuse for an untimely appeal in the era of CM/ECF: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit issued this ruling today.

Because the Eighth Circuit itself now uses CM/ECF, one hopes that today's decision comes to the attention of the losing party.
Posted at 03:24 PM by Howard Bashman

"White House delivers Sotomayor files to Senate": The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 02:47 PM by Howard Bashman

Over three published dissents, en banc Ninth Circuit denies review of three-judge panel's ruling that granted a preliminary injunction against NASA's requirement that "low risk" contract employees submit to in-depth background investigations: You can access today's order denying rehearing en banc at this link. The appellate court today also issued an opinion concurring in the denial of rehearing en banc and three dissenting opinions (here, here, and here). Chief Judge Alex Kozinski's dissent from the denial of rehearing en banc is interesting not just because it is typically well-reasoned and well-written, but also because he not too long ago personally experienced the publication of some material that he mistakenly thought was private.

My earlier coverage of the original three-judge panel's ruling can be accessed here and here.

Opponents of the NASA background investigation requirement have created this web site devoted to the case.
Posted at 02:42 PM by Howard Bashman

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