Monday, December 17, 2012
"Appeals court sides with city on Duke lacrosse": The Herald-Sun of Durham, North Carolina has a news update that begins, "A 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel on Monday tossed out all federal-law claims from three groups of Duke University lacrosse players who've sued the city and the police who investigated the 2006 Duke lacrosse case."
And The News & Observer of Raleigh, North Carolina has an update headlined "US Appeals Court dismisses bulk of Duke lacrosse claims."
"NOPD cop convicted in Henry Glover case getting new trial, appeals court decides": The Times-Picayune of New Orleans has a news update that begins, "A federal appeals court Monday overturned the conviction of former New Orleans Police Officer David Warren in the fatal shooting of Henry Glover, whose shot and burned body turned up in Hurricane Katrina's aftermath."
"Messing With Chief Judge Kozinski": At "Above the Law," David Lat has this post linking to the videos of two lengthy interviews (here and here) with the Ninth Circuit's chief judge.
Posted at 09:40 PM by Howard Bashman
"Video of GW Law Event on Henry Friendly": Orin Kerr has this post at "The Volokh Conspiracy."
Posted at 04:45 PM by Howard Bashman
"He is now the longest-serving [federal district] judge in the history of the 3rd U.S. Judicial Circuit, a jurisdiction that includes district courts in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and the Virgin Islands." On Saturday, The Scranton Times Tribune published an article headlined "Senior U.S. District Judge William J. Nealon reaches a golden milestone."
Posted at 03:57 PM by Howard Bashman
"Newtown gun group challenging ATF authority to seek data on gun sales": Lawrence Hurley has this post today at his "Washington Briefs" blog.
Posted at 11:20 AM by Howard Bashman
Sixth Circuit upholds entry of summary judgment against former University of Toledo official who claims she was fired in violation of her First Amendment rights for rebuking comparisons drawn between the civil-rights and gay-rights movements in a published op-ed: You can access today's ruling of a unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit at this link.
In February 2012, The Toledo Blade reported on the federal district court's dismissal of the lawsuit in an article headlined "Suit filed by ex-UT official dismissed; Firing followed column on gay rights."
"8 Lawyers Obama May Pick for Supreme Court": Bloomberg Law has posted this video online today at YouTube.
Posted at 10:22 AM by Howard Bashman
"Bill Renews Debate on Merging Highest Two Courts": The Texas Tribune has this report.
Posted at 08:07 AM by Howard Bashman
"Are Odd Electives a Waste? Third-Year Law-School Classes Often Delve Into Quirky Territory, Draw Criticism." Susannah Moran and Joe Palazzolo have this article today in The Wall Street Journal.
"How Bancroft Became Conservatives' Law Firm of Choice for Hot-Button Cases; Paul Clement and the tiny firm he joined in 2011 have have already taken on gay marriage, immigration, health care, voting rights, and redistricting; What's next?" Susan Beck has this cover story in the December 2012 issue of The American Lawyer.
Posted at 07:52 AM by Howard Bashman