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Thursday, August 10, 2017

"[Justice Blackmun] gruffly replied, 'You couldn't possibly know my greatest achievement.' Then he smiled and said, 'I can wiggle my ears,' and proceeded to do so, adding that 'it scores great points with the grandkids.'" So reports Bryan Marquard of The Boston Globe in an obituary headlined "Georgianna Nyman Aronson, at 86; captured Supreme Court justices in portraits."
Posted at 11:40 PM by Howard Bashman


"CAFC Affirms TTAB: Limitation of Goods to Those Associated with 'will.i.am' Found Meaningless." John L. Welch has this post at "The TTABlog."

My earlier coverage of Tuesday's Federal Circuit ruling can be accessed here.
Posted at 11:34 PM by Howard Bashman



"Trump administration defends travel ban at Supreme Court": Richard Wolf of USA Today has this report.

And Mica Rosenberg of Reuters reports that "Trump administration defends travel ban in Supreme Court brief."

You can access the federal government's Brief for Petitioners at this link.
Posted at 11:26 PM by Howard Bashman



"The Uncomfortable Truth About Affirmative Action and Asian-Americans": Law professor Jeannie Suk Gersen has this post online at The New Yorker.
Posted at 09:48 PM by Howard Bashman


"Federal Appeals Ruling Is Setback in Prosecution of Sept. 11 Defendants; Comments Judge Scott Silliman made before his appointment to the Court of Military Commission Review suggested bias, appeals court ruled": Jess Bravin of The Wall Street Journal has this report.

My earlier coverage of yesterday's D.C. Circuit ruling can be accessed here.
Posted at 09:30 PM by Howard Bashman



"Female Lawyers Can Talk, Too": Former U.S. District Judge Shira A. Scheindlin (S.D.N.Y.) has this essay online at The New York Times.
Posted at 09:25 PM by Howard Bashman


"Ole Miss Edges Out of Its Confederate Shadow, Gingerly": In today's edition of The New York Times, Stephanie Saul has an article that begins, "Other than William Faulkner and the father and son quarterbacks Archie and Eli Manning, few figures in this town's history are better known locally than Lucius Q. C. Lamar. A professor at Ole Miss before and after the Civil War, he served in both chambers of Congress and as a Supreme Court justice."
Posted at 08:50 PM by Howard Bashman


"Trump, Pro-Gun Groups Headed for SCOTUS Duel?" Jordan S. Rubin of Bloomberg BNA has this report.
Posted at 08:00 PM by Howard Bashman






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