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Friday, August 30, 2013

"Ginsburg will be first justice to officiate same-sex wedding": Robert Barnes of The Washington Post has this news update.
Posted at 08:24 PM by Howard Bashman


Ninth Circuit affirms the denial of a preliminary injunction against a California law banning the production and sale of foie gras: You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit at this link.

In earlier coverage of the law, in July 2012 The Huffington Post reported that "California Foie Gras Ban Kicks In."

Update: In coverage of today's ruling, Maura Dolan of The Los Angeles Times reports that "California ban on foie gras upheld by federal appeals court."

Bloomberg News reports that "California Ban on Sale of Foie Gras Upheld by Court."

And The Associated Press reports that "Court upholds California's foie gras ban."
Posted at 01:45 PM by Howard Bashman



"Money manager Vilar's conviction upheld, new sentence ordered": Reuters has this report.

And The Associated Press reports that "NY federal appeals court upholds conviction of philanthropist Vilar on fraud charges."

You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit at this link.

Update: Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has a post titled "U.S. criminal laws don't apply to conduct abroad: 2nd Circuit."
Posted at 11:56 AM by Howard Bashman



"Secret Service Must Produce White House Visitor Records": Bloomberg News has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued today.
Posted at 11:50 AM by Howard Bashman


The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania agrees to hear a major false light/invasion of privacy case on the very same day that the lone plaintiff in the case passes away: Yesterday, Pennsylvania's highest court granted allowance of appeal in a case raising, among other things, the following two issues:
Does Pennsylvania recognize a cause of action for false light invasion of privacy by an elected official for publications discussing her public, not private, actions?

If Pennsylvania recognizes a false light invasion of privacy claim in such circumstances, may the claim proceed where the court has found that the First Amendment bars a defamation action based on the same publications?

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports today that yesterday also happened to be when the lone plaintiff in the case passed away.The newspaper's obituary for the plaintiff is headlined "Phila. political fixture Joan Krajewski dies at 79."

Now the lawyers for the opposing parties and the court will need to decide whether this type of lawsuit can and should continue to proceed under Pennsylvania law following the plaintiff's death.
Posted at 10:30 AM by Howard Bashman







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