Friday, October 26, 2012
"The $63 billion copyright question": At Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight, Erin Geiger Smith has a report that begins, "The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments on Monday in one of the most important copyright cases in a decade, over whether works manufactured outside the United States can be resold here without the permission of the copyright owner."
Posted at 06:17 PM by Howard Bashman
"Will Bush v. Gore Save Barack Obama? If Obama narrowly wins Ohio, he can thank Justice Scalia and the court's conservatives." Law professor Richard L. Hasen -- author of the "Election Law Blog" -- has this essay online at Slate.
Posted at 06:07 PM by Howard Bashman
"U.S. picks a DOMA case": Lyle Denniston has this post today at "SCOTUSblog."
Posted at 05:16 PM by Howard Bashman
"Support for end to California death penalty surges; Nearly half of registered voters still back capital punishment, but the margin has shrunk to 3 percentage points; Voters also favor easing the three-strikes law": Maura Dolan and Jack Leonard have this front page article today in The Los Angeles Times.
Posted at 02:25 PM by Howard Bashman
"Appeals court in Chicago reinstates white supremacist's conviction for threatening juror": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "An appellate court ruled Friday that a white supremacist solicited violence against a juror in another trial by revealing his personal details online, rejecting a lower court's finding that the neo-Nazi's posts were protected by the First Amendment."
"Reading Guide: Where Romney and Obama Stand on the Supreme Court." Suevon Lee of ProPublica has this report.
And at TPMDC, Sahil Kapur has an article headlined "Conservative Scholars Bullish That A Romney Supreme Court Could Reverse Longstanding Liberal Jurisprudence."
"Wells Fargo Loses Bid to Force Arbitration on Overdrafts": Bloomberg News has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit issued today.
Posted at 12:03 PM by Howard Bashman
"U.S. court rules against Argentina over debt fix": Jonathan Stempel and Grant McCool of Reuters have this report.
And Bloomberg News reports that "Argentina Loses U.S. Appeal of Ruling on Defaulted Bonds."
Look who's on TV: This Sunday's broadcast of The American Law Journal is titled "Election 2012 & The Future of The Supreme Court." You can view a short preview clip posted at YouTube by clicking here.
"John Paul Stevens's Quest for Four Little Words": Jess Bravin has this post today at WSJ.com's "Law Blog."
Posted at 10:02 AM by Howard Bashman
"How Supap Kirtsaeng's Textbooks Idea Led to Supreme Court": Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News has this report.
Posted at 09:58 AM by Howard Bashman
"Kentucky Supreme Court upholds convictions of Amish men who refused to put orange triangles on buggies; No extra religious protection seen in state constitution": This article appears today in The Louisville Courier-Journal.
And The Associated Press has a report headlined "Amish lose in court but law grants buggy exemption."
"A Death Row Struggle Between Advocates and Lawyers": Maurice Chammah of The Texas Tribune has this report.
Posted at 09:12 AM by Howard Bashman
"How Mandatory Minimums Forced Me to Send More Than 1,000 Nonviolent Drug Offenders to Federal Prison": U.S. District Judge Mark W. Bennett (N.D. Iowa) has this essay in the November 12, 2012 issue of The Nation.
Posted at 09:08 AM by Howard Bashman
"Supreme Court to hear arguments over government spying": Terry Baynes of Reuters has this report.