Friday, November 15, 2013
"What if SCOTUS does away with securities fraud class actions?" Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has this report.
Posted at 10:04 PM by Howard Bashman
"Union can videotape picket line, Supreme Court rules in privacy case": The Toronto Globe and Mail has this news update.
The Edmonton Journal has a news update headlined "Supreme Court quashes appeal by privacy commissioner on striking Edmonton workers; Alberta given one year to change legislation to protect freedom of expression."
The Calgary Sun has a news update headlined "Alberta's privacy laws unconstitutional: Supreme Court."
Financial Post has a news update headlined "Supreme Court of Canada invalidates Alberta's privacy legislation."
And The Canadian Press reports that "Supreme Court sides with Alberta union in picket-line privacy case."
"Justices to Revisit Securities Fraud Suits": Adam Liptak will have this article in Saturday's edition of The New York Times.
"Supreme Court to review police chase into Memphis": The Memphis Commercial Appeal has this news update.
Posted at 08:33 PM by Howard Bashman
"Justices to hear case on shareholder lawsuits; Energy giant Halliburton, with two lower court strikes against it, seeks a reversal from the high court's conservative justices": Richard Wolf of USA Today has this report.
Posted at 05:03 PM by Howard Bashman
"Convicted killer, Andrew Sasser, wins hearing on appeal for Arkansas murder 20 years ago": The Associated Press has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit issued today.
Posted at 02:55 PM by Howard Bashman
"Supreme Court's Clarence Thomas opens up during conservative gala": Timothy M. Phelps of The Los Angeles Times has this report.
And Robert Barnes of The Washington Post has an article headlined "Clarence Thomas: The Supreme Court's most happy fella."
"Court grants two cases": Lyle Denniston has this post at "SCOTUSblog."
Update: In other news coverage, Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News reports that "Investor Suits Challenged as Court Takes Halliburton Case."
And Lawrence Hurley of Reuters reports that "U.S. justices agree to hear Halliburton securities class action."
"Newspapers lose challenge to direct mail deal": The Associated Press has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued today.
Posted at 12:55 PM by Howard Bashman
"Judge suspends entire sentence for convicted former state Supreme Court justice Orie Melvin": The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has this news update.
And The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review has a news update headlined "Judge suspends Melvin's sentence until higher court rules on her appeal."
"Federal lawsuit against Pa. gay marriage ban survives first legal challenge": The Patriot-News of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania has this update.
The Philadelphia Inquirer has a news update headlined "Judge clears way for trial on Pa. gay marriage ban."
And The Associated Press reports that "Pennsylvania gay marriage suit takes big step toward trial."
I have posted online at this link today's memorandum and order of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.
Second Circuit affirms rejection of Fourth Amendment challenge to the New York City Police Department's policy of administering a breathalyzer test to any officer who discharges a firearm resulting in death or personal injury: You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit at this link.
Posted at 11:58 AM by Howard Bashman
Second Circuit certifies to New York State's highest court the question whether, "for purposes of administering a law firm's bankruptcy, New York law treats a dissolved law firm's pending hourly fee matters as its property": You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, in the Thelen LLP Chapter 7 case, at this link.
Posted at 11:54 AM by Howard Bashman
"Federal appeals court upholds Rita Crundwell's nearly 20-year sentence for Dixon theft case": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "A federal appeals court is upholding a nearly 20-year prison sentence for a thieving former bookkeeper who stole almost $54 million from the northern Illinois community of Dixon."
Circuit Judge Frank H. Easterbrook wrote today's ruling (featuring a classic second sentence) on behalf of a unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
Third time's not the charm for Starbucks in its trademark dilution litigation against Mister Charbucks: You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit at this link.
"In Texas courtroom, a battle resumes over race": Joan Biskupic of Reuters has this report.
Posted at 10:56 AM by Howard Bashman
Access online the audio of Justice Clarence Thomas's remarks last night at the 2013 Federalist Society National Lawyers Convention in Washington, DC: Last night, C-SPAN Radio covered the remarks live. As luck would have it, at least for the time being you can hear the audio of the portion of last night's event involving Justice Thomas via this link from C-SPAN beginning at the 4 minute and 11 second mark. (This audio segment consists of only approximately the first 40 minutes of Justice Thomas's interview.)
Update: This morning at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times," Tony Mauro has a post titled "Joyous Justice Thomas Speaks to Federalist Society."
"The Stop-and-Frisk Case Takes Another Turn": This editorial appears today in The New York Times.
And Reuters reports that "Half of New York's stop-and-frisk arrests yield convictions, report says."
"Many Want To Hang 'No Atheists Allowed' On Supreme Court": Emily Swanson of The Huffington Post has this report.
Posted at 08:02 AM by Howard Bashman
"'Grateful' Justice Thomas reflects on his personal, professional journey": Bill Mears of CNN.com has this report.
"Kopf's top ten lessons a young federal trial judge should take away from the Scheindlin/Second Circuit debacle": Senior U.S. District Judge Richard G. Kopf has this post today at his blog, "Hercules and the Umpire."
Posted at 07:38 AM by Howard Bashman