Thursday, August 14, 2014
"A Victory for Confidentiality in Prisoner Legal Correspondence With Lawyers: University of St. Thomas Appellate Clinic." Greg Sisk has this post at the "Mirror of Justice" blog.
"Official asks U.S. chief justice to block Virginia gay marriages": Lawrence Hurley of Reuters has this report. You can view the stay request at this link.
Posted at 10:38 PM by Howard Bashman
"'Whitey' Bulger appeals, calling conviction unfair": The Boston Globe has this news update.
The Boston Herald has a news update headlined "Bulger appeal claims mobster deprived of immunity defense."
"EMS Response Time Reviewed After Dan Markel 911 Call": ABC affiliate WTXL-TV of Tallahassee, Florida has this report today.
Posted at 03:58 PM by Howard Bashman
"We also hold that the blanket, categorical denial of medically indicated surgery solely on the basis of an administrative policy that 'one eye is good enough for prison inmates' is the paradigm of deliberate indifference." So holds the majority on a divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in a ruling issued today.
Posted at 01:25 PM by Howard Bashman
Seventh Circuit opinion issued today contains a "spoiler alert" for the resolution of the final movie in the Batman trilogy, "The Dark Knight Rises": You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit at this link.
Update: In other coverage, at the "Hollywood, Esq." blog of The Hollywood Reporter, Eriq Gardner has a post titled "Warner Bros. Wins Appeal Over Fictional Technology in 'Dark Knight Rises'; Catwoman's favorite piece of software won't confuse those who wish to purchase a 'clean slate.'"
"Girl trouble: Gender and the Justices." Steven Mazie had this post last week at the "Democracy in America" blog of The Economist magazine.
Posted at 12:11 PM by Howard Bashman
"Constitution Check: Will there be more Obama appointees on the Supreme Court?" Lyle Denniston has this post today at the "Constitution Daily" blog of the National Constitution Center.
Sahil Kapur of TPM DC has a report headlined "The Enormous, Unbelievable Stakes For The Supreme Court In 2016."
And at "The Fix" blog of The Washington Post, Philip Bump has an essay titled "If Obama thinks Justice Ginsburg will retire soon to help Democrats, he's probably wrong."