Friday, December 21, 2012
"Court puts hold on gay conversion therapy ban": Maura Dolan of The Los Angeles Times has this news update.
The Associated Press reports that "Court blocks California law banning gay therapy."
And Bloomberg News reports that "California Gay Conversion Therapy Ban Blocked by Court."
"Appeal against 3-day wait for SD abortion dropped": The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 05:04 PM by Howard Bashman
Where were you on May 15, 2012? That morning, I argued an appeal before a three-judge panel of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania on behalf of my client in that case, Continental Bank. Today, the court issued this non-precedential ruling in that matter.
Posted at 05:00 PM by Howard Bashman
"Can a male employer terminate a female employee because the employer's wife, due to no fault of the employee, is concerned about the nature of the relationship between the employer and the employee?" So begins an opinion that the Supreme Court of Iowa issued today.
In early news coverage, The Associated Press has a report headlined "Iowa court: Bosses can fire 'irresistible' workers."
"Robert Bork: Of Great Successes and Great Failures." Law professor Richard Epstein has this blog post at "Ricochet."
Posted at 03:09 PM by Howard Bashman
"Former top patent judge: system works 'quite well,' needs to be 'stronger'; Prominent judges with radically different perspectives square off in debate": Timothy B. Lee has this blog post at Ars Technica,
Posted at 02:54 PM by Howard Bashman
"For decades, Slesinger and Disney have disputed the Winnie-the-Pooh rights in both state and federal courts as well as at the Board." So explains the majority opinion that a divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued today.
Back on June 17, 2011, John L. Welch had a post at "The TTABlog" titled "Applying Collateral Estoppel to the Ownership Issue, TTAB Enters Summary Judgment in 'WINNIE THE POOH' Trademark Dispute" about the ruling of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board that gives rise to today's Federal Circuit decision.
"U.S. appeals court revives VeriFone restatement lawsuit": Dan Levine of Reuters has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued today.
Posted at 02:25 PM by Howard Bashman
"Getting Nearer and Nearer": In the January 10, 2013 issue of The New York Review of Books, law professor David Cole will have this review of law professor Michael J. Klarman's book, "From the Closet to the Altar: Courts, Backlash, and the Struggle for Same-Sex Marriage."
Posted at 01:28 PM by Howard Bashman
"One of two escaped bank robbers nabbed on North Side": The Chicago Tribune has this news update.
The Chicago Sun-Times has a news update headlined "Escapee Joseph 'Jose' Banks caught after daring jailbreak."
"Ky. court upholds decision in penis removal case": The Associated Press has this report on an unpublished ruling that the Kentucky Court of Appeals issued today.
Posted at 01:18 PM by Howard Bashman
"Use of Death Sentences Continues to Fall in U.S." Ethan Bronner has this article today in The New York Times.
Posted at 12:54 PM by Howard Bashman
"I Got a Second Chance After Robbing Banks -- And Others Should, Too; After serving a 12 year prison sentence, the author was able to build a meaningful life; Today's irrational laws are robbing young people of that opportunity": Shon Hopwood has this essay online today at The Atlantic.
Posted at 12:08 PM by Howard Bashman
"'Borking' Before Bork": Professor David Greenberg has this op-ed today in The New York Times.
Posted at 12:05 PM by Howard Bashman
"Judge dismisses suit challenging senate filibuster": The Associated Press has this report.
At "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times," Mike Scarcella has a post titled "Judge Voids Challenge of Senate Filibuster Rule."
And at "SCOTUSblog," Lyle Denniston has a post titled "Filibuster challenge fails."