Thursday, August 15, 2013
"Oregon Supreme Court finds Portland law prohibiting loaded guns in public places constitutional": The Oregonian has this news update reporting on a ruling that the Supreme Court of Oregon issued today.
Posted at 11:04 PM by Howard Bashman
"Supreme Court Justice Mark Massa denies request to step aside on Rockport case": The Indianapolis Star has this report.
"D.C. Circuit Issues Stay in Hatim v. Obama": The "Lawfare" blog has this post tonight.
Posted at 10:06 PM by Howard Bashman
"Court: Ability to police U.S. spying program limited." Friday's edition of The Washington Post will contain an article that begins, "The leader of the secret court that is supposed to provide critical oversight of the government's vast spying programs said that its ability do so is limited and that it must trust the government to report when it improperly spies on Americans."
The newspaper will also contain a related article headlined "NSA broke privacy rules thousands of times per year, audit finds."
"Government appeals ruling striking SCOTUS protest ban": At Politico.com, Tal Kopan has a blog post that begins, "The U.S. government has appealed a district court ruling that struck down the Supreme Court's ban on protests on court grounds."
Posted at 05:55 PM by Howard Bashman
"How to define a market rate for fees in class action megacases": Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has this report discussing a Seventh Circuit ruling issued yesterday.
Posted at 05:00 PM by Howard Bashman
"Arrestee DNA Collection to be Reargued": Pamela A. MacLean has this post at her "Trial Insider" blog.
"Legislative Prayer Goes Back to the Supreme Court: And this time, the Obama administration is on the side of prayer." Law professor Christopher C. Lund has this jurisprudence essay online at Slate.
Posted at 04:32 PM by Howard Bashman
"Circuit Split Watch: Patricia Millett's Last Supreme Court Case?" Michelle Olsen has this post today at her "Appellate Daily" blog.
Posted at 01:33 PM by Howard Bashman
"Court wants hearings in dispute over gospel song": The Associated Press has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued today.
Posted at 01:30 PM by Howard Bashman
"NY court rejects S. Korean vs. Yale lawsuit": The Associated Press has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued today.
Perhaps because Yale's former deputy general counsel is now a Second Circuit judge, the appeal was decided by three judges sitting by designation from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
"DNA Law Gets a Third, SCOTUS-Inspired Look": Courthouse News Service has this report on an order granting a second en banc reargument that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued yesterday.
The Ninth Circuit has this web page devoted to the case providing free access to significant appellate filings. And you can view the video of the original en banc reargument in the case via this link.
"Federal appeals court overturns convictions for two in Road Dog racketeering case": Today's edition of The Modesto Bee contains this article reporting on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued yesterday.
Yesterday's opinion begins, "We must decide whether an FBI investigation qualifies as an 'official proceeding' under a federal statute criminalizing obstruction of justice." The opinion then proceeds to observe that "The facts of this case read like an episode of the fictional television drama Sons of Anarchy."