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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

"How a contrarian appellate judge helped brokers in Merrill race case": Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has this report.
Posted at 08:42 PM by Howard Bashman


"Owner of America's 'dirtiest' hotel loses TripAdvisor lawsuit": Jonathan Stempel of Reuters has this report.

And The Associated Press reports that "Court tosses out hotel's lawsuit over TripAdvisor review; 'Dirtiest hotels' list wasn't defamatory, says judge in rejecting Tennessee resort's appeal, since it was based on opinions."

You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit at this link.
Posted at 08:27 PM by Howard Bashman



"Renee Gill Pratt's conviction upheld, but not her 7-year prison sentence": The Times-Picayune of New Orleans has this news update reporting on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued today.
Posted at 08:16 PM by Howard Bashman


"Time for Justice Ginsburg to Step Aside to Save Her Legacy: In a blunt interview, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg admitted past mistakes and said she was staying on the Supreme Court; But if she really cared about her legacy, she would step aside." Law professor Adam Winkler has this essay online at The Daily Beast. (Update: Link corrected.)
Posted at 05:42 PM by Howard Bashman


In today's mail: I received a copy of the book "Unprecedented: The Constitutional Challenge to Obamacare," by law professor Josh Blackman. The book's official publication date is September 10, 2013, but it is available for purchase now.

And I also received a copy of the book "The Great Dissent: How Oliver Wendell Holmes Changed His Mind -- and Changed the History of Free Speech in America," by law professor Thomas Healy. In this most recent issue of Sunday Book Review section of The New York Times, law professor Alan M. Dershowitz had this review of the book.
Posted at 12:52 PM by Howard Bashman



"Why First Amendment still matters to students: Kids have rights, too; Just ask one person who took her case to court, and won." Tony Mauro has this op-ed today in USA Today.
Posted at 08:50 AM by Howard Bashman


"Judge Ervin will run again for Supreme Court": The News & Observer of Raleigh, North Carolina has this blog post.
Posted at 08:45 AM by Howard Bashman


"Supreme Court Asked to Decide Scope of Privacy Law": Main Justice has this report.
Posted at 08:44 AM by Howard Bashman






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