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Thursday, August 5, 2010

"Senate confirms Kagan as 112th justice": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "The Senate has confirmed Elena Kagan as the 112th justice and fourth woman to serve on the Supreme Court."

The official roll call vote tally should be available online at this link in the very near future. C-SPAN, meanwhile, provides this photographic record of the confirmation vote.
Posted at 03:57 PM by Howard Bashman



"Appeal filed over gay marriage ruling in Calif." The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 01:38 PM by Howard Bashman


"Prop. 8 ruling based on 'overwhelming evidence'": Bob Egelko has this article today in The San Francisco Chronicle.

Today in The Washington Post, Robert Barnes and Sandhya Somashekhar have an article headlined "Judge strikes California's ban on same-sex marriage, Proposition 8."

And in Friday's edition of The New York Times, John Schwartz will have a news analysis headlined "In Same-Sex Ruling, an Eye on the Supreme Court."
Posted at 12:58 PM by Howard Bashman



"Recipient of Offensive E-Mails Can't Force Yahoo to Name Sender": New Jersey Law Journal has an article that begins, "A plaintiff who fails to make out a claim of intentional infliction of emotional distress based on anonymous, offensive e-mails can't compel the sender's Internet service provider to reveal his or her identity, a New Jersey appeals court held Tuesday in a published opinion."

You can access Tuesday's ruling of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division, at this link.
Posted at 08:52 AM by Howard Bashman



"State Supreme Court's rulings will invite more lawsuits, create more costs": Yesterday's edition of The Detroit News contained an editorial that begins, "The new majority on the Michigan Supreme Court went on a spree over the weekend, reversing prior rulings and issuing a set of decisions that will make it easier for plaintiffs' attorneys to sue -- causing more legal costs for state businesses."
Posted at 08:45 AM by Howard Bashman


"Times photographer ordered to stop photographing defendant's arraignment; A judge approves a request to photograph murder suspect Alberd Tersargyan but later orders the photographer not to publish his photos; Legal experts say this could be a violation of the 1st Amendment": This article appears today in The Los Angeles Times.
Posted at 08:42 AM by Howard Bashman


"Florida won't appeal campaign-finance ruling; The state of Florida will not challenge a court's ruling that threw out limits on politicians' campaign spending": The Miami Herald contains this article today.
Posted at 08:37 AM by Howard Bashman


"Lingle pushes for Leonard; The governor meets with senators over concerns about the chief justice nominee": This article appears today in The Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
Posted at 08:27 AM by Howard Bashman


"Elena Kagan appears assured of becoming next Supreme Court justice; A majority of senators declares support for the high court nominee on the second day of debate over her confirmation; A floor vote is likely Thursday": James Oliphant has this article today in The Los Angeles Times.

The New York Daily News reports today that "Ruth Bader Ginsburg raves as Elena Kagan is set to officially become third woman on Supreme Court."

And Politico.com reports that "Sens. John McCain, Jeff Sessions sick of Ivy court."
Posted at 08:20 AM by Howard Bashman



"Attorneys Press Federal Circuit Judge to Recuse in Human Gene Case": law.com has this report.
Posted at 08:16 AM by Howard Bashman


"Appeal Heard in Case Challenging University's Consideration of Race in Admissions": Texas Lawyer has this report.

And The Daily Texan reports that "Court hears UT admissions case."

My earlier coverage of the oral argument appears at this link.
Posted at 08:14 AM by Howard Bashman



"Specter seeks vote on top-court TV": The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette today contains an article that begins, "Sen. Arlen Specter says he has been promised a floor vote on his proposal to televise U.S. Supreme Court proceedings, an initiative he described as central to his final months in the Senate."
Posted at 08:07 AM by Howard Bashman






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