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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

"Here come the judges? Maybe not." In Wednesday's edition of The Washington Post, Al Kamen's "In the Loop" column will begin, "Hoping for a White House nomination to the federal bench? Already in the pipeline? Either way, you may not want to get measured for those new black robes just yet."
Posted at 08:33 PM by Howard Bashman


"Scalia offers ruling: Deep dish v. thin crust?" Abdon M. Pallasch of The Chicago Sun-Times has this news update.
Posted at 08:24 PM by Howard Bashman


"Vt. gov nominates Robinson to Supreme Court": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "Gov. Peter Shumlin on Tuesday nominated to the state Supreme Court a Vermont lawyer who championed marriage rights for gays and lesbians and is now his general counsel."

The official news release from Vermont's Governor is headlined "Gov. Shumlin taps Beth Robinson to serve on Supreme Court."
Posted at 05:37 PM by Howard Bashman



"Viacom: YouTube Willfully Violated Copyrights." Bloomberg News has this report.

The Associated Press has a report headlined "Viacom to NY court: Scrap YouTube copyright ruling."

c|net News reports that "Viacom gets another shot in court against YouTube."

And Variety reports that "Viacom, Google clash in court; Media conglom seeks reversal in DMCA case."

Update: In other coverage, Reuters reports that "Appeals court zeroes in on Viacom-YouTube dispute."
Posted at 02:11 PM by Howard Bashman



"Stolen Valor case: False speech may leave some justices cold." Tony Mauro has this news analysis online at the First Amendment Center.
Posted at 02:03 PM by Howard Bashman


"Attorney Paul J. Watford Nominated to Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals": The Public Information Office of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has issued this news release.
Posted at 02:00 PM by Howard Bashman


"Florida Supreme Court to Decide If Noise Limits on Car Stereos Is Unconstitutional; Two Florida men pulled over for violating car stereo noise ordinances say the law violates their civil rights -- and the state Supreme Court is listening": NBC Miami has this report.
Posted at 10:06 AM by Howard Bashman


"Harper's picks highlight new direction for Supreme Court": Kirk Makin has this article today in The Toronto Globe and Mail.

And today's edition of The Toronto Star contains profiles of the two nominees headlined "From waitress to the highest court" and "Moldaver 'a force to be reckoned with.'"
Posted at 10:00 AM by Howard Bashman



"Obama nominates L.A. lawyer to 9th Circuit; The choice of Paul Watford for the overburdened federal appeals court draws praise from both sides of the political aisle; Some see a smoother path for him to Senate confirmation": Carol J. Williams has this article today in The Los Angeles Times.

And Bob Egelko of The San Francisco Chronicle reports today that "Paul Watford nominated to federal appeals court."

Yesterday, the White House issued a news release headlined "President Obama Nominates Paul J. Watford to Serve on the United States Court of Appeals."
Posted at 08:05 AM by Howard Bashman



"Chief judges' message: Shut up." Yesterday, Bob Egelko of The San Francisco Chronicle had a blog post that begins, "A federal appeals court judge becomes the court's chief judge because of seniority, not diplomatic skills, a fact that was painfully obvious recently in a pair of appellate circuits."
Posted at 08:02 AM by Howard Bashman


"9th Circuit finds police stun gun use excessive in 2 cases; The ruling could prompt police to reexamine rules and practices for the temporarily debilitating weapons": Today in The Los Angeles Times, Carol J. Williams has an article that begins, "Police used excessive force when they fired Tasers at a pregnant woman in Seattle and a victim of domestic abuse in Maui, a federal appeals court ruled Monday in a case that could influence how police handle those resisting arrest across the West."

Denny Walsh and Sam Stanton of The Sacramento Bee report today that "9th Circuit issues mixed ruling on Taser use."

The Seattle Times reports that "Appeals court takes aim at cops' Taser use."

And Ginny LaRoe of The Recorder reports that "Circuit Faults Tasings, But Says Officers Can't Be Sued."

My earlier coverage of yesterday's en banc Ninth Circuit ruling appears here and here.
Posted at 07:58 AM by Howard Bashman







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