Monday, July 14, 2014
"Marvel Urges Supreme Court to Deny Review of Superhero Rights Dispute; Contrary to arguments made by Jack Kirby's heirs, former top IP officials and Hollywood guilds, the Disney subsidiary says this dispute over what's a work-made-for-hire is a 'poor and atypical vehicle' for examination": Eriq Gardner has this post today at the "Hollywood, Esq." blog of The Hollywood Reporter.
Posted at 10:24 PM by Howard Bashman
"Ex-Goldman director Rajat Gupta fails to void conviction": Jonathan Stempel of Reuters has this report.
Posted at 10:22 PM by Howard Bashman
"Appeals court upholds tossing of Asian carp suit": The Associated Press has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit issued today.
Posted at 10:20 PM by Howard Bashman
"Supreme Court stay in Utah marriage recognition case not automatic": Dennis Romboy of The Deseret News has this update.
Posted at 09:02 PM by Howard Bashman
"Court KOs New Jersey bid to block ocean blasting": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "A federal appeals court on Monday cleared the path for seismic testing off the coast of New Jersey that will blast the floor of the Atlantic Ocean with loud noises as part of a climate change research project."
Posted at 09:00 PM by Howard Bashman
"Court revives suit over Texas Confederate flag dispute": The Associated Press has this report.
And The Dallas Morning News has a blog post titled "Appeals court rules in favor of Confederate flag license plate."
"Dahlia Lithwick: Talk Radio Has Ruined the Supreme Court." You can access the transcript of this segment from today's broadcast of The Rush Limbaugh Show at this link.
Posted at 08:45 PM by Howard Bashman
"Americans' Approval of the Supreme Court Remains Divided; Approval among Republicans up 21 percentage points from 2013": Gallup issued this news release today.
Posted at 08:32 PM by Howard Bashman
"4th Annual Supreme Court Term in Review": UC Irvine Law School has posted the video of last Thursday's event online at this link (via YouTube).
"Supreme Court is asked to review Calif. ban on force-feeding birds": Michael Doyle of McClatchy Washington Bureau has this report today.
Posted at 06:17 PM by Howard Bashman
"The judgment is reversed, and the case is remanded with instructions to issue an injunction allowing certified secular humanist celebrants to solemnize marriages in Indiana -- to do this with legal effect, and without risk of criminal penalties." So concludes an opinion that Circuit Judge Frank H. Easterbrook issued today on behalf of a unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
Posted at 01:05 PM by Howard Bashman
"Court split on challenges from Al Qaeda PR chief": Josh Gerstein of Politico.com has a blog post that begins, "A federal appeals court has rejected a former Al Qaeda media chief's challenge to his military commission conviction for conspiracy, while tossing out his convictions for material support for terrorism and soliciting."
And at the "Just Security" blog, Steve Vladeck has a post titled "A Quick and Dirty Summary of -- and Reaction to -- the Al-Bahlul Decision."
Update: In other coverage, Lyle Denniston of "SCOTUSblog" has a post titled "Sweeping new ruling on war crimes courts."
Bloomberg News reports that "Bin Laden Media Aide Wins Reversal of Terror Convictions."
"The Sex Amendment: How women got in on the Civil Rights Act." Louis Menand has this "A Critic at Large" essay in the July 21, 2014 issue of The New Yorker.
Posted at 10:21 AM by Howard Bashman
"Supreme Court Shows Restraint in Voting to Overrule Precedents": Adam Liptak will have this new installment of his "Sidebar" column in Tuesday's edition of The New York Times.
Posted at 10:18 AM by Howard Bashman