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Monday, December 1, 2014

"Gavel Passing to Mark Changing of the Guard for Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals": The Public Information Office of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued this news release today.
Posted at 01:16 PM by Howard Bashman




Monday, December 1, 2014

"The Mystery of Case Assignment in the Ninth Circuit": Ronald D. Rotunda has this essay online today at Justia's Verdict.
Posted at 10:48 AM by Howard Bashman




Monday, December 1, 2014

"Justice Ginsburg returns to Supreme Court bench after hospitalization": Robert Barnes of The Washington Post has this news update.
Posted at 10:44 AM by Howard Bashman




Monday, December 1, 2014

"The Man Behind the Robes -- A Q&A with Richard Posner": Ronald K.L. Collins has this post today at "Concurring Opinions.

Coincidentally, today marks the 11-year anniversary of the online publication of my "20 questions for the appellate judge" interview with Seventh Circuit Judge Richard A. Posner. I am pleased to report that today's installment of Collins's interview with Judge Posner contains two mentions of my earlier interview.
Posted at 09:48 AM by Howard Bashman




Monday, December 1, 2014

Access online today's Order List of the U.S. Supreme Court: At this link. The Court today did not grant review in any new cases.

In Joseph v. United States, No. 13-10639, two Justices -- Anthony M. Kennedy and Sonia Sotomayor -- noted that they voted to grant certiorari. In addition, Justice Elena Kagan issued a statement respecting the denial of certiorari in which Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen G. Breyer joined.

And in Redd v. Chappell, No. 14-6264, Justice Sotomayor issued a statement respecting the denial of certiorari in which Justice Breyer joined.

In early news coverage, The Associated Press reports that "Supreme Court rejects blood transfusion case" and "High Court rejects appeal in Iowa pollution case."

Lawrence Hurley of Reuters reports that "U.S. Supreme Court rejects September 11 environmental appeal."

And at "SCOTUSblog," Lyle Denniston has a post titled "Oft-relisted Ryan v. Hurles denied."
Posted at 09:41 AM by Howard Bashman




Monday, December 1, 2014

"Florida Supreme Court to consider Osceola 'stand your ground' case": Today's edition of The Orlando Sentinel contains a front page article that begins, "An unexpected roadway confrontation between a family from Indiana and a Kissimmee man three years ago could soon reshape the way Florida's 'stand your ground' law is applied in cases throughout the state."
Posted at 08:25 AM by Howard Bashman




Monday, December 1, 2014

"Supreme Court to hear rulemaking challenge": The Hill today has a report that begins, "The Supreme Court will hear arguments in a case this week that could change the federal rule-making process."
Posted at 08:22 AM by Howard Bashman




Monday, December 1, 2014

"Former UPS driver at center of pregnancy discrimination case before Supreme Court": This article appears in today's edition of The Washington Post.

And today's edition of The New York Times contains an editorial titled "Women Who Work."
Posted at 08:20 AM by Howard Bashman




Monday, December 1, 2014

"Supreme Court to debate whether Facebook threats are free speech": David G. Savage has this article in today's edition of The Los Angeles Times.

The Express-Times of Easton, Pennsylvania reports that "U.S. Supreme Court to hear arguments Monday in case of Lower Saucon Township man who made threats via Facebook."

At Gigaom, Jeff John Roberts has an article headlined "Facebook threats and the Supreme Court: a guide to today's case."

Online at Forbes, Eric Goldman has a post titled "When Does Social Media Chatter Become Criminal? Previewing The Supreme Court's 'Elonis' Case."

At The Daily Beast, Geoffrey R. Stone has an essay titled "Does Free Speech Cover Murder Fantasies? The Supreme Court's Definition of a 'Threat.'"

And on today's broadcast of NPR's "Morning Edition," Nina Totenberg had an audio segment titled "Is A Threat Posted On Facebook Really A Threat?"
Posted at 08:17 AM by Howard Bashman




Monday, December 1, 2014

"Case highlighted in podcast moves through appeal": The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 08:02 AM by Howard Bashman




Monday, December 1, 2014

"Off the Hook: Florida fisherman lands in U.S. Supreme Court case weighing government overreach." Eric Staats has this article online at The Naples Daily News.
Posted at 07:58 AM by Howard Bashman




Monday, December 1, 2014

"Roberts on Pivot Again as High Court Weighs Obamacare": Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News has this report today.
Posted at 07:52 AM by Howard Bashman




Sunday, November 30, 2014

"Constitutional Convention Gathers Some Steam": Albert R. Hunt has this essay online today at Bloomberg View.
Posted at 09:57 PM by Howard Bashman




Sunday, November 30, 2014

"Arguing Abortion": Adam Gopnik has this post online at The New Yorker.
Posted at 09:54 PM by Howard Bashman




Sunday, November 30, 2014

"Online threats case to show if U.S. justices are down with rap": Lawrence Hurley of Reuters has this report.

The Guardian (UK) has an article headlined "When is a threat to kill a joke? Or art? Supreme court weighs online abuse; Should courts care what Anthony Elonis really meant when he said on Facebook that he wanted to make his wife a bloody corpse?"

Newsweek reports that "Supreme Court to Tackle Rap-Inspired Online Threats."

And online at The Atlantic, law professor Garrett Epps has an essay titled "When Does the First Amendment Protect Threats? Many people don't know where courts draw the line on what constitutes free speech -- or what they mean by a 'true threat.'"
Posted at 09:00 PM by Howard Bashman




Sunday, November 30, 2014

"Is the Left Helping SCOTUS Destroy Obamacare? Dismissing the latest legal challenge as a debate over a typo could backfire." Sam Baker has this article online at National Journal.
Posted at 08:52 PM by Howard Bashman




Sunday, November 30, 2014

"At the Supreme Court, conflicts of interest are just a day at the office": Gabe Roth will have this op-ed in Monday's edition of The Los Angeles Times.
Posted at 08:50 PM by Howard Bashman




Sunday, November 30, 2014

"Why Supreme Court Cases Are Marathons: Average Age for a Hearing Is Nearly Six Years." Brent Kendall will have this article in Monday's edition of The Wall Street Journal.

You can freely access the full text of the article via Google.
Posted at 08:42 PM by Howard Bashman




Sunday, November 30, 2014

"Case Seeking Job Protections for Pregnant Women Heads to Supreme Court": Adam Liptak will have this article in Monday's edition of The New York Times.

And Richard Wolf of USA Today has an article headlined "Pregnant worker's case to test justices' 'blind spot.'"
Posted at 08:36 PM by Howard Bashman




Sunday, November 30, 2014

"Justices weigh limits of free speech over Internet": Sam Hananel of The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 03:03 PM by Howard Bashman




Saturday, November 29, 2014

"Key questions in light of Supreme Court Justice Cote's appointment": In today's edition of The Toronto Globe and Mail, Sean Fine has an article that begins, "Eight years ago, Prime Minister Stephen Harper created the first U.S.-style parliamentary hearing in which legislators could ask questions of the newest judge on the Supreme Court of Canada. Today, those hearings appear to be a relic of the past. This week, Mr. Harper appointed Montreal lawyer Suzanne Cote, 56, to the court, but will not hold a hearing for her."
Posted at 11:47 PM by Howard Bashman




Saturday, November 29, 2014

"At least $1.5M spent on Wheat-VanDyke Supreme Court race": The Billings (Mont.) Gazette has this report.
Posted at 11:44 PM by Howard Bashman




Saturday, November 29, 2014

"Ex-UPS driver's pregnancy bias claim at high court": Mark Sherman of The Associated Press has this report.

And in today's edition of The New York Times, columnist Gail Collins has an op-ed titled "Doing Some Heavy Lifting."
Posted at 11:42 PM by Howard Bashman




Saturday, November 29, 2014

"Supreme Court challenge to Obamacare tax credits casts cloud over program's future": In Sunday's edition of The Miami Herald, Marc Caputo will have an article that begins, "Nearly 900,000 Floridians could lose Obamacare tax subsidies under a new U.S. Supreme Court case, but state political leaders say they're making no plans to deal with the potential fallout."
Posted at 11:36 PM by Howard Bashman




Saturday, November 29, 2014

"Why the Supreme Court should be the biggest issue of the 2016 campaign": Paul Waldman has this entry at the "Plum Line" blog of The Washington Post.
Posted at 11:33 PM by Howard Bashman




Saturday, November 29, 2014

"Ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick gets appeals date": The Detroit Free Press has this report.

And The Detroit News reports that "Court agrees to hear Kilpatrick, Ferguson appeals."
Posted at 11:30 PM by Howard Bashman




Saturday, November 29, 2014

"Texas to execute man who lawyers say is delusional": The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 11:27 PM by Howard Bashman




Saturday, November 29, 2014

"Suit on Health Law Puts Focus on Funding Powers": Robert Pear will have this article in Sunday's edition of The New York Times.
Posted at 08:22 PM by Howard Bashman




Saturday, November 29, 2014

"Argument preview: Social media as a crime scene." Lyle Denniston has this post today at "SCOTUSblog."
Posted at 08:00 PM by Howard Bashman




Friday, November 28, 2014

"Obama Pushed 'Fullest Extent' of His Powers on Immigration Plan": Michael D. Shear and Julia Preston will have this article in Saturday's edition of The New York Times.
Posted at 09:48 PM by Howard Bashman




Friday, November 28, 2014

"America Tortured -- And We Need to Shed Some Light on It: Khalid Sheikh Mohammed's former lawyer speaks out." Jason D. Wright has this essay online at Politico Magazine.
Posted at 09:44 PM by Howard Bashman




Friday, November 28, 2014

"Hacker Lexicon: What Is the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act?" Kim Zetter has this post today at Wired.com's "Threat Level" blog.
Posted at 09:40 PM by Howard Bashman




Friday, November 28, 2014

"Ginsburg back at home, expected at court next week": Mark Sherman and Sam Hananel of The Associated Press have this report.
Posted at 08:52 AM by Howard Bashman




Friday, November 28, 2014

"Utah professor pushes for 'drone court' to approve U.S. strikes; University of Utah professor calls for a judicial review before the government targets a suspect": This front page article appears in today's edition of The Salt Lake Tribune.
Posted at 08:42 AM by Howard Bashman




Friday, November 28, 2014

"This judge is the reason we're still fighting over net neutrality: All roads seem to lead to David S. Tatel." Peter Weber of The Week has this report.
Posted at 08:33 AM by Howard Bashman



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