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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

"Former state Supreme Court candidate fined for violating election law; MacDonald was accused of citing an endorsement that she did not have": Ricardo Lopez of The Minneapolis Star Tribune has this report.
Posted at 11:15 PM by Howard Bashman


"N.J. college wins immunity in lawsuit from fired employee": Adam Clark of NJ.com has an article that begins, "One of New Jersey's largest public colleges can't be sued for discrimination in federal court because its an arm of the state, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit ruled Tuesday."

Patrick Dorrian of Bloomberg BNA reports that "Montclair State Immune From Ex-Employee's Medical Leave Suit."

And Doug Lederman of Inside Higher Ed has a post titled "New Jersey University Has State Immunity, U.S. Court Rules."

You can access yesterday's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit at this link.
Posted at 11:02 PM by Howard Bashman



"US appeals court orders review of police hair-testing lawsuit": Milton J. Valencia of The Boston Globe has an article that begins, "After more than a decade of litigation, a federal judge will have to consider for the third time whether a controversial hair test the Boston Police Department uses to screen officers for drug use discriminates against officers of color."

You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit at this link.
Posted at 10:50 PM by Howard Bashman



Dan Markel murder leads list of "the most high-profile cases in Leon County in 2016 and trials to watch in 2017": Karl Etters of The Tallahassee Democrat has an article headlined "2016: The year in crime."
Posted at 08:32 PM by Howard Bashman


"Appeals court ruling could nullify hundreds of decisions by SEC judges in Colorado and 5 other states; The ruling dissolves a $1.2 million fine levied against David Bandimere": David Migoya of The Denver Post has this report.

Dave Michaels of The Wall Street Journal has an article headlined "SEC's Use of In-House Courts Unconstitutional, Appeals Court Rules; Three-judge panel's decision diverges from earlier ruling by District of Columbia Circuit."

Nate Raymond of Reuters reports that "U.S. appeals court rejects SEC's use of administrative law judges."

And Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight today has a post titled "10th Circuit strikes down SEC ALJ regime, debates reach to other agencies."

My earlier coverage of yesterday's Tenth Circuit ruling can be accessed here.
Posted at 08:14 PM by Howard Bashman



"New Jersey makes case to Supreme Court on sports betting": The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 05:12 PM by Howard Bashman


"The Religious-Liberty Showdowns Coming in 2017: From mosque surveillance to new religious-exemption laws, a look at some of the issues likely to come up under Trump." Emma Green of The Atlantic has this report.
Posted at 03:27 PM by Howard Bashman


"SCOTUS' Slight Push Back at the End of 2016": Adam Feldman has this post today at his "Empirical SCOTUS" blog.
Posted at 03:20 PM by Howard Bashman


"Lanzinger gets set for retirement from Ohio's top court; No justice from area for 1st time in decades": Jim Provance of The Toledo Blade has this report.
Posted at 01:54 PM by Howard Bashman


"'Sister Wives' case should not go to U.S. Supreme Court, argues Utah A.G.'s office": Courtney Tanner of The Salt Lake Tribune has this report.

And Ben Winslow of Fox13 of Salt Lake City reports that "Utah asks U.S. Supreme Court to uphold polygamy ban in 'Sister Wives' appeal."

You can view Utah's brief in opposition at this link.
Posted at 01:50 PM by Howard Bashman



"Corruption in the White House: The founders were so adamant about preventing the kind of presidency we're about to witness; Plus, reflecting on the climate for free speech on college campuses." Slate has posted online this new installment of its "Amicus" podcast featuring Dahlia Lithwick.
Posted at 01:22 PM by Howard Bashman


"Scalia's Legacy on the Court Looks Surprisingly Secure": Law professor Noah Feldman has this essay online today at Bloomberg View.
Posted at 01:17 PM by Howard Bashman


"Appeals court weighs Ohio law shielding lethal drugs source": Andrew Welsh-Huggins of The Associated Press has an article that begins, "A federal appeals court is weighing a challenge by death row inmates of an Ohio law that shields the names of companies that provide lethal injection drugs."
Posted at 11:28 AM by Howard Bashman






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