Thursday, July 17, 2014
"John Seigenthaler: 'Cherished Friend' of Judges and Journalists." The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts issued this news release today.
Posted at 08:53 PM by Howard Bashman
"Should judge follow his own advice to 'STFU'; Federal jurist ruffles some feathers of colleagues, but his honesty is refreshing": Tony Mauro has this op-ed online at USA Today.
Posted at 08:50 PM by Howard Bashman
"This ruling should worry every software patent owner": Online today at Vox, Timothy B. Lee has a post that begins, "On Friday we got our first taste of the practical consequences of last month's landmark decision from the Supreme Court restricting patents on software."
Posted at 01:32 PM by Howard Bashman
Applying strict scrutiny, the Eighth Circuit rejects as-applied First Amendment challenge to federal statute making it a crime to morph the face of a child onto a pornographic image depicting adults: You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit at this link.
Posted at 01:25 PM by Howard Bashman
"Racial Preference Rewind: UT and the Fifth Circuit show what they think of Justice Kennedy's ruling." This editorial appears in today's edition of The Wall Street Journal. You can freely access the full text of the editorial via Google.
And at The Huffington Post, law professor Scott D. Gerber has a blog entry titled "5th Circuit Thumbs Its Nose at U.S. Supreme Court in Racial Preferences Case."
"Hobby Lobby's harvest: A religious exemption for LGBT discrimination?" Business columnist Michael Hiltzik of The Los Angeles Times has this essay.
Posted at 10:22 AM by Howard Bashman
"Federal judge's ruling on California death penalty stuns experts": Maura Dolan and Victoria Kim of The Los Angeles Times have this report.
In today's edition of The New York Times, Erik Eckholm and John Schwartz have an article headlined "California Death Penalty System Is Unconstitutional, Federal Judge Rules."
And online at The Week, Andrew Cohen has an essay titled "The troubling lessons of California's death penalty ruling: To truly ensure justice in America's largest state, the government will have to spend a fortune; And it most certainly won't."
"Supreme Court ruling on prayer at board meetings still reverberates": The Los Angeles Times has this report.
Posted at 08:51 AM by Howard Bashman
"Affirmative action could be headed back to the Supreme Court": Adam Serwer of msnbc.com has this report.
Posted at 08:50 AM by Howard Bashman
"What's really behind the suit to overturn California's foie gras ban?" The Los Angeles Times has this report.
Posted at 08:46 AM by Howard Bashman