Tuesday, December 4, 2012
"ACLU files judicial complaint over Oklahoma teen's church sentence; A complaint has been filed against an eastern Oklahoma district judge who sentenced a teenager to attend church for 10 years as a condition of parole": The Oklahoman has this news update.
And The Tulsa World has a news update headlined "ACLU files judicial complaint over Oklahoma teen's church sentence; A complaint has been filed against a Muskogee County district judge who sentenced a teenager to attend church for 10 years as a condition of parole."
"Rhode Island Judge Has Stake in Pension Case Outcome": Wednesday's edition of The New York Times will contain an article that begins, "Can a judge rule impartially on pension cuts when her mother, her son, her uncle and even she herself all have a stake in preserving the status quo?"
Posted at 09:54 PM by Howard Bashman
"When to Hold, When to Fold, and When to Reshuffle: The Art of Decisionmaking on a Multi-Member Court." Seventh Circuit Judge Diane P. Wood has this essay in the December 2012 issue of California Law Review.
The issue also contains two related essays. Ninth Circuit Judge Marsha S. Berzon has an essay titled "Dissent, 'Dissentals,' and Decision Making." And law professor Kevin M. Quinn has an essay titled "The Academic Study of Decision Making on Multimember Courts."
"Seismic fallout from ruling on drug marketing and free speech?" Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has this report.
Posted at 09:33 PM by Howard Bashman
"If feds flood your land, Supreme Court says, they may owe you": Michael Doyle of McClatchy Newspapers has this report.
Posted at 05:52 PM by Howard Bashman
"Castille: Law firm pays $4 million in Family Court project settlement." The Philadelphia Inquirer has a news update that begins, "The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has settled its lawsuit against the law firm of Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel over its role in the selection of the site for the new family court building in Center City, Chief Justice Ron Castille said Tuesday."
Posted at 04:40 PM by Howard Bashman
Available online from Greenwire: Lawrence Hurley has articles headlined "Justices rule that temporary flooding can constitute a taking" and "Justices weigh Los Angeles stormwater dispute."
"How Gossip Transformed the Legal Industry: Meet David Lat, the former Assistant U.S. Attorney who keeps judges and lawyers on their toes with his blog, Above the Law." Details.com has this profile.
Posted at 03:11 PM by Howard Bashman
"Blogger Acquitted In Threatening Case Sues For $50 Million; Hal Turner Says He Was Wrongly Imprisoned": This article appears today in The Hartford Courant.
"Parents Of Slain Yale Student Still Hold Hope Killer Will Be Found": In today's edition of The Hartford Courant, Dave Altimari has an article that begins, "Thomas and Donna Jovin say they have not given up on the possibility that their daughter Suzanne's killer will be found, 14 years after the Yale student was stabbed to death."
Posted at 03:00 PM by Howard Bashman
"High court wary of storm water runoff lawsuit": The Associated Press has this report.
You can access at this link the transcript of today's U.S. Supreme Court oral argument in Los Angeles County Flood Control Dist. v. Natural Resources Council, Inc., No. 11-460.
"Courts (Should Not) Consider Recess Appointment Challenges: Posner Explains Political Questions." Victor Williams has this blog entry today at The Huffington Post.
"Special Report: Behind U.S. race cases, a little-known recruiter." Joan Biskupic of Reuters has this report.
Posted at 01:00 PM by Howard Bashman
"Verizon Challenge to FCC Data-Roaming Rule Rejected by Court": Bloomberg News has this report.
The Associated Press reports that "Court rejects Verizon challenge to roaming rule."
And Reuters reports that "Appeals court rejects Verizon challenge to roaming rule."
"Last-minute EPA rule change frustrates chief justice": Robert Barnes has this article today in The Washington Post.
Posted at 12:03 PM by Howard Bashman
Access online today's ruling of the U.S. Supreme Court in an argued case: The Court issued one opinion in an argued case today.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg delivered the opinion of the Court in Arkansas Game and Fish Comm'n v. United States, No. 11-597. The decision was unanimous, with Justice Elena Kagan not participating. You can access the oral argument via this link.
Update: In early news coverage, The Associated Press reports that "High court says government can be liable for flood."
Terry Baynes and Jonathan Stempel of Reuters report that "U.S. top court rules government may be liable for flooding."
And Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News reports that "Landowners May Be Due Payment After Flooding, Court Says."