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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

"Court overturns Oklahoma man's murder conviction, death sentence": Robert Boczkiewicz of The Oklahoman has this report on a 132-page ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit issued today.
Posted at 11:58 PM by Howard Bashman


"Maine allowed to enforce law against protests loud enough to be heard inside a building; An appeals court overturns a federal injunction against enforcing the state law, which had targeted a protester shouting outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in Portland": Edward D. Murphy of The Portland Press Herald has this report.

And Judy Harrison of The Bangor Daily News reports that "State noise ordinance can be used against abortion protesters, court rules."

You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit at this link.
Posted at 11:30 PM by Howard Bashman



"Bench Brackets -- Highest Highs and the Lowest Lows": Bloomberg BNA has posted online this video, in which "Bloomberg BNA's Kimberly Robinson and Patrick Gregory break down last term's highest highs and lowest lows in another installment of Bench Brackets."
Posted at 11:00 PM by Howard Bashman


"Appellate Practice Do's and Don'ts": The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has posted this video on YouTube.

As described by the "How Appealing" reader who emailed to draw the existence of this video to my attention: "[Y]ou might find interesting this presentation put on by the Orange County Bar Association's Appellate Law Section (and moderated by attorney James Azadian), which included as panel members Judges Consuelo M. Callahan, Sandra S. Ikuta, and David A. Faber, a senior federal district court judge for the Southern District of West Virginia who often sits by designation on the Fourth and Ninth Circuits."

My correspondent continued, "All three judges provided remarkable insight and advice on appellate advocacy, along with some interesting opinions on the current discussions regarding the proposed Ninth Circuit split and the Ninth Circuit's elusive en banc procedure."
Posted at 10:23 PM by Howard Bashman



"Justice Dept. Backs Ohio's Effort to Purge Infrequent Voters From Rolls": Charlie Savage of The New York Times has this report.

Sari Horwitz of The Washington Post reports that "Justice Dept. sides with Ohio's purge of inactive voters in case headed to Supreme Court."

Andrea Noble of The Washington Times reports that "Justice Dept. supports Ohio's rules for purging its voter rolls."

Jessica Wehrman of The Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch reports that "U.S. switches sides in Supreme Court case to back Ohio's voter purge."

Jackie Borchardt of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that "U.S. Department of Justice reverses position to defend Ohio in voter purge case."

And Jessie Balmert of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that "Trump's Justice Department reverses Obama's stance on Ohio's voter purge."
Posted at 10:05 PM by Howard Bashman



"Is N.Y.C.'s kinky side in jeopardy? Lawyers prep for Supreme Court battle to save it." Anthony Noto of the New York Business Journal has this report.
Posted at 09:54 PM by Howard Bashman


"Neely files petition for US Supreme Court review": Joy Ufford of The Sublette Examiner of Pinedale, Wyoming has an article that begins, "On Friday, attorneys for Pinedale Judge Ruth Neely filed a petition to the U.S. Supreme Court, asking for a review of the state high court's split-vote to censure her as a magistrate whose religious beliefs would conflict with her marrying a same-sex couple."
Posted at 09:50 PM by Howard Bashman


"Metro Atlanta cities, counties file water wars brief to Supreme Court": Arielle Kass of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has this report.
Posted at 09:42 PM by Howard Bashman


"Supreme Court shows we do have one functioning branch of government; Congress and the White House could learn civility and consensus from the justices; They should allow broadcasts; It would make America feel better": Tony Mauro has this essay online at USA Today.
Posted at 09:28 PM by Howard Bashman


"An Uphill Battle for the Court's Liberals": Adam Feldman has this post at his "Empirical SCOTUS" blog.
Posted at 09:20 PM by Howard Bashman


Federal Circuit delivers the "Boom Boom Pow" to the TTAB appeal of will.i.am: You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in In re: i.am.symbolic, llc at this link.

Earlier at "The TTABlog," John L. Welch reported on the rulings of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board in the case, which today's Federal Circuit decision affirmed, in a post titled "Precedential No. 38: Fame of 'will.i.am' Can't Save 'I AM' Trademark Applications From 2(d) Bar."
Posted at 03:55 PM by Howard Bashman



"No employer in America is or can be required to employ a racial bigot." So begins a dissenting opinion that Senior Circuit Judge C. Arlen Beam issued today from the ruling of the majority on a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.
Posted at 03:42 PM by Howard Bashman


"Let Texas cut off Planned Parenthood funds, AG Ken Paxton says": John Savage of The Dallas Morning News has this report.

And The Associated Press reports that "Texas urges reversal in Planned Parenthood Medicaid case."

You can access at this link the redacted version of the Brief for Appellants that the State of Texas filed yesterday in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
Posted at 03:27 PM by Howard Bashman



"Court Tosses an Obama-Era Climate Rule That Trump Had Defended": Ari Natter of Bloomberg News has this report on a ruling that a partially divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued today.
Posted at 03:17 PM by Howard Bashman


"As Panhandling Laws Are Overturned, Cities Change Policies; Restrictions on panhandling are toppling across the U.S., frustrating some city officials who say the laws protect public safety": Joe Palazzolo of The Wall Street Journal has this report.
Posted at 03:10 PM by Howard Bashman


"DOJ flips on SCOTUS purge case": Justin Levitt has this post at the "Election Law Blog."
Posted at 02:50 PM by Howard Bashman


"This Californian lost her legs in Austria. Now she's part of Trump's fight with 9th Circuit." Andy Furillo has this article online at The Sacramento Bee.
Posted at 02:48 PM by Howard Bashman






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