Wednesday, September 5, 2012
"Court: Colorado can't regulate weapon storage at Pueblo Chemical Depot." The Denver Post has a news update that begins, "The state health department does not have the authority to regulate the handling of aging chemical weapons stored at the U.S. Army's Pueblo Chemical Depot, a federal appellate court ruled Wednesday."
"Appeals court affirms freeze on Utah gas leases": The Associated Press has this report on a ruling that a divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit issued today.
And in other coverage, The Deseret News has an update headlined "Court: Critics missed deadline in challenging oil- and gas-lease rescinding."
"Accused prison guard killer's mental status in question at trial": Michael Doyle of McClatchy Newspapers has a report that begins, "One of two inmates accused of killing a federal prison guard in Atwater, Calif., would have his mental travails aired in public under an appellate court ruling that potentially brings a long-delayed trial closer."
Posted at 06:17 PM by Howard Bashman
"Supreme Ambitions: One First Street. . . or die trying." David Lat announced today that he "is writing a serialized web novel about a young lawyer's quest for a Supreme Court clerkship." You can access the preface at this link.
Posted at 06:14 PM by Howard Bashman
"Response to Richard A. Posner": Bryan A. Garner has posted online an essay that begins, "Hardly was I surprised that Judge Richard A. Posner did not warmly embrace Reading Law, the book on textualism I coauthored with Justice Antonin Scalia. But I was unduly sanguine in thinking that my friendship with Judge Posner (such as it is--we've shared several meals since the 1990s and have always had convivial conversations) would ensure at least a fair reading of our book on 'fair reading.'"
Posted at 06:07 PM by Howard Bashman
"Scalia, at UNLV, criticizes notion of Constitution as a living document": The Las Vegas Sun has this news update.
Posted at 04:44 PM by Howard Bashman
"Ark. agency rejects chance to settle takings case": Lawrence Hurley of Greenwire has a report that begins, "The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has rejected a $13 million offer from the Obama administration to settle a dispute over timber damage that is due to be argued before the Supreme Court next month."
Posted at 03:24 PM by Howard Bashman
"L.A. can't randomly seize possessions of homeless, court rules": Maura Dolan of The Los Angeles Times has this news update.
And The Associated Press reports that "Appeals court OKs sidewalk storage on LA Skid Row."
"Nevada's 'none' voting option not dead yet": The Associated Press has this report on an order that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued yesterday.
Posted at 02:26 PM by Howard Bashman
"8th Circuit Unanimously Rejects Challenge to MN Corporate Contribution Ban; Divides on Disclosure Requirements": Rick Hasen has this post at his "Election Law Blog" about an en banc ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit issued today.
Update: In other coverage, Terry Baynes of Reuters reports that "Appeals court blocks Minnesota law on corporate political spending."
And Bloomberg News reports that "Minnesota Campaign Cash Rules May Be Unlawful, Court Says."
"US judge's son charged with murder in Puerto Rico": The Associated Press has this report.
"Louboutin Wins Appeal Over Saint Laurent Red-Soles Shoes": Bloomberg News has this report.
Reuters reports that "Louboutin wins U.S. court bid to protect red soles."
And The Associated Press reports that "NY court protects French shoemaker's red soles."
"Planned Parenthood asks court to reconsider Texas health ruling": Reuters has a report that begins, "Planned Parenthood asked a federal appeals court on Tuesday to reconsider a ruling that would allow Texas to exclude it from a health program for low-income women, as opponents of the rule packed a public hearing to express their outrage."
Posted at 01:36 PM by Howard Bashman
"The Benchslap Dispatches: Posner v. Scalia -- Is It Personal?" David Lat has this post today at "Above the Law."
Posted at 01:33 PM by Howard Bashman
"US Supreme Court Justice Scalia visiting Vegas": The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 07:58 AM by Howard Bashman
"2 N.J. appellate judges reassigned to state Supreme Court to cover shortage": MaryAnn Spoto of The Newark Star-Ledger has this report.
Posted at 07:54 AM by Howard Bashman
"Press outlets protest Manning trial secrecy": Josh Gerstein has this blog post at Politico.com.
Posted at 07:40 AM by Howard Bashman
"NY Court to decide if lap dance is tax-exempt art": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "New York's highest court will consider legal arguments by a strip club on whether nude dancing is an art and deserves a state tax exemption as such."
Posted at 07:38 AM by Howard Bashman