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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."
Posted at 11:11 PM by Howard Bashman



"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."
Posted at 10:54 PM by Howard Bashman



"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."

You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit at this link.
Posted at 10:44 PM by Howard Bashman



"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."

You can access today's ruling of a divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit at this link.
Posted at 10:25 PM by Howard Bashman



"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."
Posted at 01:16 PM by Howard Bashman



"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."

You can access today's 4-to-3 ruling of the Court of Appeals of New York -- that State's highest court -- at this link.

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."
Posted at 10:32 AM by Howard Bashman



"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."
Posted at 07:54 AM by Howard Bashman







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