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Thursday, August 18, 2011

"Should Supreme Court Justices be Appointed, not Elected?" Milwaukee Public Radio station WUWM has this report (transcript with link to audio) today.
Posted at 06:05 PM by Howard Bashman


"Court Backs Discipline of Student Over Violent Essay": Mark Walsh has this post today at the "School Law" blog of Education Week reporting on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued yesterday.
Posted at 05:58 PM by Howard Bashman


"Court Rejects Publishers' Deal With Writers": This article appears today in The New York Times.

My earlier coverage of yesterday's Second Circuit ruling appears here and here.
Posted at 05:55 PM by Howard Bashman



"Justice Kennedy on Vanishing Big Civil Suits": Pamela A. MacLean has this post at "Trial Insider."
Posted at 02:30 PM by Howard Bashman


"Judges mingle at La Costa amid budget cutbacks; Other circuits curtail meetings; the 9th is off to Hawaii next year": This article appears today in The San Diego Union-Tribune.
Posted at 12:23 PM by Howard Bashman


"State Supreme Court to hear Morris Plains case and decide if owner of killed dog can claim emotional distress": Yesterday's edition of The Daily Record of Parsippany, New Jersey contained an article that begins, "Acting on the case of a woman whose maltipoo was shaken to death in Morris Plains by a larger dog, the state Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether dog owners who witness the killing of their pets by another dog can sue for emotional distress."
Posted at 12:03 PM by Howard Bashman


"A recusal required: Justice David Prosser should not hear a case involving a lawyer closely tied to the recount; The connection is too close." The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel contains this editorial today.
Posted at 12:00 PM by Howard Bashman


"California prisoners make inroads with hunger strike": This front page article appears today in The Sacramento Bee.
Posted at 11:58 AM by Howard Bashman


"Supreme Court Ethics And Reviewing The Health Law": Nina Totenberg had this audio segment (transcript with link to audio) on yesterday evening's broadcast of NPR's "All Things Considered."
Posted at 11:55 AM by Howard Bashman


"Tobacco: Court upholds big award in smoker's case." Bob Egelko has this article today in The San Francisco Chronicle reporting on a ruling that California's Court of Appeal for the Second Appellate District, Division Three, issued yesterday.

By a vote of 2-to-1, the appellate court upheld an award of $13.8 million in punitive damages on an award of $850,000 in compensatory damages.
Posted at 10:40 AM by Howard Bashman



Law professor who teaches contract law wins reinstatement of his own breach of contract lawsuit against book publisher: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued this ruling today, a victory for law professor Scott D. Gerber.
Posted at 10:20 AM by Howard Bashman






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