Tuesday, October 23, 2012
"Ninth Circuit Judge Betty Fletcher, 1923-2012": Scott Graham of The Recorder has written this obituary.
At her "Trial Insider" blog, Pamela A. MacLean has a post titled "9th Circuit Liberal Judge Betty Fletcher Dies."
And the Public Information Office of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a news release headlined "Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Mourns Passing of Judge Betty Binns Fletcher."
"The record fully supports Judge Conrad's findings that Peoples' profane language in Judge Currie's courtroom constituted intentional misbehavior that obstructed the administration of justice." So holds a unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in a ruling that you can access here.
As I noted in this earlier post, last month Mike Scarcella of The National Law Journal reported on this case in an article headlined "F-bomb's collateral damage: Obscenity case explores the limits of courtroom expression."
"Federal court rules in favor of monks, sends casket case to Louisiana Supreme Court": The Times-Picayune of New Orleans has a news update that begins, "In a sometimes harshly worded ruling, a panel of federal appellate judges Tuesday evening smacked down the Louisiana funeral board's continued attempts to prevent the St. Joseph Abbey monks from selling their hand-crafted caskets."
"Federal court revives student paper's lawsuit against OSU officials": The Associated Press has this report.
And at her "Trial Insider" blog, Pamela A. MacLean has a post titled "9th Circuit Expands Liability in Free Speech Dispute."
"Liberal US appeals judge Betty Fletcher dies at 89": The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 03:30 PM by Howard Bashman
"D.C. Circuit Upholds Immunity Shield for Former President of Colombia": At "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times," Mike Scarcella has this post reporting on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued today.
Posted at 02:28 PM by Howard Bashman
Law-related essays in the "Special Election Issue" of The New York Review of Books: The publication's November 8, 2012 issue contains essays by Cass R. Sunstein, Ronald Dworkin, and David Cole.
Posted at 01:58 PM by Howard Bashman
"Why it matters: 1 new Justice could change a lot." Mark Sherman of The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 01:24 PM by Howard Bashman
"Court blocks Ind. defunding of Planned Parenthood": The Associated Press has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit issued today.
And in other coverage, Bloomberg News reports that "Indiana Planned Parenthood Wins Ruling on Medicaid Funds."
Update: Jonathan Stempel of Reuters reports that "Court blocks Indiana law cutting Planned Parenthood funds."
"Pentagon: Alleged 9/11 mastermind dyed his beard with berry juice at Guantanamo." Carol Rosenberg of The Miami Herald has this news update.
Posted at 12:16 PM by Howard Bashman
"NY top court says lap dance isn't art, is taxable": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "A sharply divided court in New York says lap dances don't promote culture in a community the way ballet or other artistic endeavors do, and so shouldn't get a tax break."
Update: In other coverage, Bloomberg News reports that "Strip-Club Fees Aren't Tax Exempt, N.Y. Top Court Rules."
And Reuters reports that "N.Y. court finds pole dancing revenue can be taxed."
"Did the Dark Money Group that Spurred a Landmark Ruling Mislead the IRS?" Kim Barker of ProPublica and Emma Schwartz of Frontline have this report.
Posted at 08:07 AM by Howard Bashman
"Sandra Day O'Connor courts S.F. audience": The San Francisco Chronicle contains this article today.
And Bay City News reports that "Sandra Day O'Connor Talks Civics Games, Working For Free."