Thursday, November 29, 2012
"The New Class Action Landscape: Trends and Developments in Class Certification and Related Topics." Law professors John C. Coffee Jr. and Alexandra D. Lahav have posted this article online at SSRN.
Posted at 11:10 PM by Howard Bashman
"NY appeals court tosses 2 convictions in tax case": The Associated Press has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued today.
Posted at 03:21 PM by Howard Bashman
"Stormwater runoff on logging roads a lightning rod for justices": Lawrence Hurley of Greenwire has a report that begins, "Water that collects at the side of a logging road here flows through a culvert under the roughly paved track and then splashes into the frothing South Fork Trask River. It was that way for many years before it became a big deal -- a big enough deal to be the focus of a Supreme Court argument Monday."
Posted at 03:04 PM by Howard Bashman
"Courts to hear challenges to Obama appointments": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "In a major test of presidential power, federal appeals courts are starting to hear legal challenges to President Barack Obama's decision to bypass the Senate in appointing three members to the National Labor Relations Board."
Posted at 02:30 PM by Howard Bashman
"The Activism to Come": In the December 3, 2012 issue of National Review, Edward Whelan has an essay that begins, "Presented the gift of two Supreme Court seats to fill in his first 15 months in office, Barack Obama appointed liberals Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan."
Posted at 01:54 PM by Howard Bashman
The Charlie Rose Show this week featured an interview of Justice Antonin Scalia: You can view the interview online, on-demand via this link. Simply click on the image of Justice Scalia to launch the video player.
Posted at 01:50 PM by Howard Bashman
"SCOTUSblog tries again to get credentialed to cover the Supreme Court": Poynter.org's "Mediawire" has this report today.
Posted at 01:44 PM by Howard Bashman
"Law School Is Worth the Money": Law school dean Lawrence E. Mitchell has this op-ed today in The New York Times.
Posted at 01:40 PM by Howard Bashman
"Supreme Court asked to weigh in on cross-border class actions": This article appears today in The Toronto Globe and Mail.
Posted at 01:36 PM by Howard Bashman
Dick no longer blocked for judgeship: The Advocate of Baton Rouge, Louisiana reports today that "Vitter removes block on judicial nominee." The nominee in question is attorney Shelly D. Dick, whom President Obama has nominated to serve as a judge on the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana.
Posted at 01:34 PM by Howard Bashman
"Same-sex marriage III: The arguments against." Lyle Denniston has this post today at "SCOTUSblog."
Posted at 01:20 PM by Howard Bashman
"Resistance on Method for Curbing Filibuster": This article appears today in The New York Times.
Posted at 01:14 PM by Howard Bashman
"Arrest warrant issued for Texas high court judge": Chuck Lindell and Tony Plohetski have this article today in The Austin American-Statesman.
Posted at 01:07 PM by Howard Bashman
"Court Muses on Unicorns in Debating Sentencing": Adam Liptak has this article today in The New York Times.
"Federal-circuit-ism: Defining the relationship between the Federal Circuit and its Regional Sister Courts." Dennis Crouch has this post today at his "Patently-O" blog.
Posted at 01:02 PM by Howard Bashman
"Pre-emption of Generic Drug Suits Mulled by Superior Court": Amaris Elliott-Engel has this article today in The Legal Intelligencer, Philadelphia's daily newspaper for lawyers, reporting on the oral argument that I presented yesterday to a three-judge panel of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania.