Tuesday, September 3, 2013
"ASU loses appeal in sexual harassment ruling": The Montgomery Advertiser has this news update reporting on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit issued today.
The opinion begins, "The facts of this case should greatly concern every taxpaying citizen of the State of Alabama, especially because it involves a public institution largely funded with tax dollars paid by the people of Alabama."
"Courts Split Over Ruling on Juvenile Life Sentences; Confusion on 2012 Decision Creates a Legal Limbo for Inmates, Their Lawyers": Ashby Jones will have this article in Wednesday's edition of The Wall Street Journal.
"BP plays Twister in latest Deepwater Horizon appellate brief": Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has this report.
Posted at 05:32 PM by Howard Bashman
"An Elected Judge Speaks Out Against Judicial Elections: Justice Don Willett of the Texas Supreme Court has no trouble winning votes; But here's why he thinks the whole system is wrong." Andrew Cohen has this essay online at The Atlantic.
Posted at 03:33 PM by Howard Bashman
"Apple ITunes Antitrust Lawsuit Dismissal Upheld by Court": Karen Gullo of Bloomberg News has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued today.
"Appeals court deals blow to Drakes Bay Oyster Co." Bob Egelko of The San Francisco Chronicle has this news update.
Mark Prado of The Marin Independent Journal has a news update headlined "9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rules against the Drakes Bay Oyster Co."
The Press Democrat of Santa Rosa, California has a news update headlined "Appeals court rules against Drakes Bay Oyster Company."
And The Associated Press reports that "Federal court upholds Calif. oyster farm eviction."
"High Court to Consider Pay for Suiting Up; Steelworkers Case Concerns Time Spent Donning Protective Gear": Jess Bravin has this article today in The Wall Street Journal.
Posted at 01:04 PM by Howard Bashman
In the September 2013 issue of California Lawyer magazine: Eric Berkowitz has an article headlined "Defending the Faithful: A one-of-a-kind law school clinic stands up for religious freedom."
And law professor Douglas W. Kmiec has an essay titled "Eyeballing Equality" that begins, "Although many commentators predicted that the 2012-13 term of the U.S. Supreme Court would be a blockbuster, now that we have the opinions in hand, it doesn't look that way to me."
"A Refreshingly Honest Book About Affirmative Action: Randall Kennedy admits it helped him -- and proves why we need it." Online at The New Republic, Richard D. Kahlenberg has this review of law professor Randall Kennedy's new book, "For Discrimination: Race, Affirmative Action, and the Law."
Posted at 12:08 PM by Howard Bashman
"Second Circuit panel hints that SORNA might be subject to some Commerce Clause challenges": At his "Sentencing Law and Policy" blog, Douglas A. Berman has this post on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued today.
Posted at 12:03 PM by Howard Bashman
"Oklahoma Supreme Court takes up Veronica case after lower judge orders custody change": The Post and Courier of Charleston, South Carolina has a news update that begins, "A court order for Matt and Melanie Capobianco to immediately get custody of Veronica, the girl they adopted, was halted by the Oklahoma Supreme Court, according to records made available this morning."
"Abortion Clinics Close at Record Pace After States Tighten Rules": Bloomberg News has this report.
Posted at 10:28 AM by Howard Bashman
"Illegal immigrant's bid for California law license heads to court": Howard Mintz has this front page article today in The San Jose Mercury News.
According to the article, "After years of waiting, Sergio Garcia, a Chico man who has secured his law degree but not his U.S. citizenship, on Wednesday will be at the center of closely watched legal arguments in the California Supreme Court."
"Website: Texas chief justice Jefferson will resign Oct. 1." Chuck Lindell of The Austin American-Statesman has this report.
Update: The Dallas Morning News has now made freely available an article headlined "Exclusive: Texas Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson to resign Oct. 1."
"Back to the Supreme Court": Online today at Inside Higher Ed, Scott Jaschik has an article that begins, "A U.S. Supreme Court ruling in June kept alive the right of colleges and universities to consider race in admissions. But in some states -- starting with California in 1996 -- voters have taken away that right, barring public colleges and universities from considering race and ethnicity in admitting students."
Posted at 09:20 AM by Howard Bashman
"Would-be voters are exasperated by Kansas' new registration law": Brad Cooper has this front page article today in The Kansas City Star.
Posted at 09:12 AM by Howard Bashman
"Ginsburg's Unseemly Attack on 'Activist' Court": Kenneth Jost has this post today at his blog, "Jost On Justice."
Posted at 09:08 AM by Howard Bashman