Friday, August 18, 2017
"Appeals court rejects Bismarck lawyer's case against bar association dues": ABC affiliate WDAY-6 of Fargo, North Dakota has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit issued yesterday.
Posted at 10:35 PM by Howard Bashman
"Comparison is the thief of happiness, it's sometimes said. But comparisons between cases are all we have in law and are at the heart of most legal disputes." So observes Circuit Judge Jeffrey S. Sutton in an opinion he issued today on behalf of a unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
Posted at 10:18 PM by Howard Bashman
"No sanctions for Detroit jail's group strip searches: court." Jonathan Stempel of Reuters has this report on a ruling that a divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued today.
Posted at 10:14 PM by Howard Bashman
"U.S. Court curbs power of police to seize cellphones": Jan Wolfe of Reuters has this report on a ruling that a divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued today.
Posted at 09:45 PM by Howard Bashman
"Why Americans Still Have to Fight for the Streets; The post-World War II Supreme Court offers a guide for understanding the threat of supremacists' words and actions": Law professor Noah Feldman has this essay online at Bloomberg View.
Posted at 09:38 PM by Howard Bashman
"Protest Is Legal. Intimidation Is Different; The First Amendment must allow police to keep the peace": Law professor Noah Feldman has this essay online at Bloomberg View.
Posted at 01:44 PM by Howard Bashman
"ACLU Will No Longer Defend Hate Groups Protesting With Firearms; Executive director says violence and guns at Charlottesville rally spurred new stance": Joe Palazzolo has this article in today's edition of The Wall Street Journal.
Posted at 01:40 PM by Howard Bashman
"Discussing The Lives And Legacies Of Jewish Supreme Court Justices": Devora Mandell of JewishPress.com has this report.
Posted at 01:35 PM by Howard Bashman
"Roger Taney statue removed from Maryland State House grounds overnight": Pamela Wood and Erin Cox of The Baltimore Sun have this report.
Josh Hicks of The Washington Post has an article headlined "Justice Taney defended slavery in 1857. Now his statue is gone from Md.'s State House."
Scott Calvert of The Wall Street Journal reports that "Maryland Removes Second Taney Statue Overnight; The monument to the former Supreme Court justice who wrote pro-slavery 'Dred Scott' decision was on State House grounds in Annapolis."
Brian Witte of The Associated Press reports that "Maryland removes Dred Scott ruling author's statue."
Susan Heavey of Reuters reports that "Maryland removes statue of 19th century slavery advocate."
And in related news coverage, Tirdad Derakhshani and Chris Mondics of The Philadelphia Inquirer have an article headlined "Philadelphia street has a Civil War-era link: Who was Roger Taney?"