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Friday, July 14, 2017

"Trump faces obstacles in bid to re-shape key U.S. courts": Lawrence Hurley of Reuters has this report.
Posted at 11:35 PM by Howard Bashman


"Legal Arguments in 'Monkey Selfie' Case Are Bananas at Hearing": At the "THR, Esq." blog of The Hollywood Reporter, Ashley Cullins has this post reporting on an oral argument that a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit heard on Wednesday.

You can view the video of the oral argument on YouTube at this link.

And in related news coverage, Camilla Turner of The Telegraph (UK) reports that "Photographer in bizarre selfie court battle reveals that being sued by a monkey has left him broke."
Posted at 11:00 PM by Howard Bashman



"Rowan County commissioners' prayer practices again ruled unconstitutional": Josh Bergeron of The Salisbury (N.C.) Post has an article that begins, "By a 10-5 count, a federal court on Friday ruled that Rowan County commissioners' prayer practices from 2007 to 2013 were unconstitutional."

Michael Gordon and LaVendrick Smith of The Charlotte Observer report that "Appeals court tells Rowan County to find another way to pray."

Jonathan Stempel of Reuters reports that "Appeals court calls North Carolina county's prayer unconstitutional."

And Alanna Durkin Richer of The Associated Press has a report headlined "Court: Commissioners' prayer practice violated Constitution."

You can access today's ruling of the en banc U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit at this link.
Posted at 10:30 PM by Howard Bashman



"Trump Administration Asks Supreme Court To Reverse New Limits On Travel Ban; A federal judge in Hawaii on Thursday has provided protections from the travel ban for grandparents and some other family members, as well as additional refugee protections": Chris Geidner of BuzzFeed News has this report.
Posted at 10:14 PM by Howard Bashman


"Richland floral shop owner wants U.S. Supreme Court to review discrimination ruling": Kristin M. Kraemer of The Tri-City Herald of Kennewick, Washington has an article that begins, "Barronelle Stutzman is taking the discrimination case against her Richland flower shop to the U.S. Supreme Court."
Posted at 10:08 PM by Howard Bashman


"Court sides with NY archdiocese in major religious liberty decision": Matt Hadro of Catholic News Agency has a report that begins, "A federal court ruled Friday that the Archdiocese of New York had the right not to [re]hire a diocesan school principal in a First Amendment religious freedom decision."

You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit at this link.
Posted at 09:51 PM by Howard Bashman



"U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil M. Gorsuch to Attend Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference": The Public Information Office of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued this news release today.

And in related coverage, The Associated Press reports that "Supreme Court justice cancels visit after wife fractures hip."
Posted at 09:45 PM by Howard Bashman



"California Supreme Court Moves to Make Bar Exam Easier to Pass": Elizabeth Olson has this article in today's edition of The New York Times.

A corrected appended to the article notes that "the public information officer for the California Supreme Court . . . , Cathal Conneely, is a man."
Posted at 09:37 PM by Howard Bashman



"At Site of Scopes Trial, Darrow Statue Belatedly Joins Bryan's": Richard Fausset of The New York Times has this report.
Posted at 09:07 PM by Howard Bashman


"Plot Thickens on Class Member Test Awaiting SCOTUS Eye": Perry Cooper of Bloomberg BNA has this report.
Posted at 04:16 PM by Howard Bashman


"Justice David R. Stras -- Nominee for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit": Harsh Voruganti has this post at his blog, "The Vetting Room."
Posted at 03:50 PM by Howard Bashman






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