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Friday, October 18, 2013

"Prenda's massive trolling take revealed: $1.9 million in 2012; Steele and Hansmeier are said to have taken in 70 percent of that sum." Joe Mullin of Ars Technica has this report.
Posted at 04:50 PM by Howard Bashman

"Appellate Lawyer Representatives Produce Ninth Circuit Practice Guide": The Public Information Office of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued this news release today.

You can access the practice guide by clicking here.
Posted at 04:30 PM by Howard Bashman

"U.S. court may allow suits against Guantanamo forced feeding": David Ingram of Reuters has this report.

Ryan J. Reilly of The Huffington Post reports that "Guantanamo Force-Feeding Case Creates Struggle For Appeals Court."

And Josh Gerstein of has a blog post titled "Court hears Guantanamo force-feeding case."

Update: You can access the audio of today's D.C. Circuit oral argument in this case via this link (19.3MB mp3 audio file).
Posted at 03:24 PM by Howard Bashman

"Same-sex weddings can begin pending appeal, N.J. Supreme Court rules": The Newark Star-Ledger has this news update.

The Record of Hackensack, New Jersey has a news update headlined "NJ Supreme Court declines to issue stay in gay marriage ruling."

The Associated Press reports that "NJ court agrees to allow same-sex marriages Monday."

And Bloomberg News reports that "New Jersey High Court Denies Stay of Gay Marriage Ruling."

Today's ruling of the Supreme Court of New Jersey denying the motion for a stay pending appeal can be accessed here.

Update: In other coverage, The Philadelphia Inquirer has a news update headlined "N.J. court won't halt gay marriages; towns accept applications."

Reuters reports that "New Jersey top court rules gay marriages can begin on Monday."

At "SCOTUSblog," Lyle Denniston has a post titled "Gay marriage reaches New Jersey."

Online at Slate, Mark Joseph Stern has a blog post titled "Gay Marriage Arrives in New Jersey Thanks to the Supreme Court."

At at "The Volokh Conspiracy," Will Baude has a post titled "Gay Marriage in New Jersey (Pretty Much)."
Posted at 03:03 PM by Howard Bashman

Access online the audio of this week's U.S. Supreme Court oral arguments: It's available online via this link.
Posted at 01:30 PM by Howard Bashman

"'A Broken System': Texas's Former Chief Justice Condemns Judicial Elections; The Lone Star State insists that 'the people' should determine who judges them; Here's why that idea fails miserably in practice." Andrew Cohen has this essay online at The Atlantic.
Posted at 01:25 PM by Howard Bashman

Access online the contents of the October 2013 issue of The Yale Law Journal: Via this link.

Worthy of mention, Sonja B. Starr and M. Marit Rehavi have an article titled "Mandatory Sentencing and Racial Disparity: Assessing the Role of Prosecutors and the Effects of Booker."

Joseph Blocher has an article titled "Firearm Localism."

Lochlan F. Shelfer has a note titled "Special Juries in the Supreme Court."

And Chris Michel has a comment titled "There's No Such Thing as a Political Question of Statutory Interpretation: The Implications of Zivotofsky v. Clinton."
Posted at 12:09 PM by Howard Bashman

"Judge Posner's Weak Mea Culpa": Ed Whelan has this post today at National Review Online's "Bench Memos" blog.
Posted at 11:57 AM by Howard Bashman

"Judges weigh challenge to force-feeding at Gitmo": The Associated Press has this report.

Yesterday at the "Lawfare" blog, Lauren Bateman previewed this morning's D.C. Circuit oral argument in a post titled "Oral Argument Preview: Aamer v. Obama."

Once the audio from the oral argument becomes available online, I will link to it.
Posted at 11:50 AM by Howard Bashman

"Supreme Court suspends Kline's Kansas law license; Disciplinary Administrator had argued for disbarment": The Topeka Capital-Journal has this news update.

The Wichita Eagle has a news update headlined "Kansas Supreme Court indefinitely suspends Phill Kline's state law license."

And The Associated Press reports that "Kansas Supreme Court sanctions former AG Kline."

You can access today's ruling of the Supreme Court of Kansas at this link.
Posted at 11:42 AM by Howard Bashman

"American flag T-shirts make it to federal appeals court; Three judges are considering whether Northern California school officials were warranted in preventing students from wearing the flag shirts on Cinco De Mayo": Maura Dolan has this article today in The Los Angeles Times.

My earlier coverage of yesterday's Ninth Circuit oral argument (audio link) can be accessed here.
Posted at 11:05 AM by Howard Bashman

"Feds to appeal Danziger Bridge ruling that erased convictions of 5 ex-NOPD officers": Ginny LaRoe of The Times-Picayune of New Orleans has this report.
Posted at 10:54 AM by Howard Bashman

"Bay Mills casino case set for December argument before US Supreme Court": has this report.
Posted at 09:07 AM by Howard Bashman

"High school students get up close and personal with state Supreme Court": This article appears today in The Concord (N.H.) Monitor.
Posted at 09:05 AM by Howard Bashman

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