How Appealing

Saturday, July 14, 2012

"Circuit Cancels 2013 Judges' Conference": At her "Trial Insider" blog, Pamela A. MacLean has a post that begins, "It appears two U.S. Senators' criticism of spending for a Maui judicial conference in August by the the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals paid off."

My most recent earlier coverage appears at this link.
Posted at 11:48 PM by Howard Bashman

"Richard Posner Bashes Supreme Court's Citizens United Ruling; Richard Posner is the most influential conservative judge outside the Supreme Court; And he thinks its campaign-finance ruling encourages bribery": James Warren has this essay online at The Daily Beast.
Posted at 09:30 PM by Howard Bashman

"Kellogg class-action settlement rejected by federal appeals court; The pact, involving allegations that Kellogg made false health claims about Frosted Mini-Wheats, was rejected because a three-judge panel said lawyers' fees were too high": In today's edition of The Los Angeles Times, Maura Dolan has this article reporting on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued yesterday.
Posted at 08:50 PM by Howard Bashman

"Roberts Rules: What the Health Care Decision Means for the Country." David Von Drehle has this cover story in the July 16, 2012 issue of Time magazine.

The magazine also contains an item headlined "The Health Care Decision: Deliverance or Disaster? Four former solicitors general weigh in on Chief Justice John Roberts' ruling."
Posted at 08:04 PM by Howard Bashman

"GOP senators again ask 9th Circuit to abandon $1M Hawaii conference": The Hill has a blog post that begins, "Senate Budget Committee ranking member Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) and Judiciary ranking member Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) on Friday warned the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals again that it should cancel its planned August conference in Hawaii, which the senators estimate will cost more than $1 million."

And The Associated Press has a report headlined "Cancel meeting in 'paradise,' senators say."

You can view yesterday's letter addressed to Ninth Circuit Chief Judge Alex Kozinski at this link.

Update: In a related development, yesterday the Ninth Circuit issued a news release headlined "Ninth Circuit to Reschedule 2013 Circuit Conference."
Posted at 12:14 PM by Howard Bashman

"Justices say any rifts are temporary; Some on Court predict health care scars will heal by the fall": Marcia Coyle and Tony Mauro will have this article in Monday's edition of The National Law Journal.
Posted at 10:00 AM by Howard Bashman

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