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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

"Post-repeal, feds move to end suit over 'don't ask, don't tell'": Josh Gerstein has this post today at his "Under the Radar" blog at Politico.com.

You can access at this link the "Suggestion of Mootness" that the federal government filed today in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Posted at 10:20 PM by Howard Bashman




Tuesday, September 20, 2011

"Drew Peterson attorney criticized by federal appeals court for his work on another case; Lawyer filed 'unintelligible' papers on behalf of McHenry County landing strip, judges say": This article appears today in The Chicago Tribune.
Posted at 10:18 PM by Howard Bashman




Tuesday, September 20, 2011

"Dr. Petit takes the stand in Komisarjevsky triple slaying trial, recounts deadly home invasion": The New Haven Register has this news update.

The Hartford Courant has a news update headlined "Petit: 'More Nerve-Wracking' To Testify Second Time; Thinks Just One Attacker Did All The Talking."

And The Associated Press reports that "Survivor testifies again about Conn. home invasion."
Posted at 08:00 PM by Howard Bashman




Tuesday, September 20, 2011

"Somali pirates appeal conviction in US court": The Associated Press has this report.

And at his "walshslaw" blog, Kevin C. Walsh has a post titled "Report from today's oral argument in the U.S.S. Nicholas piracy case."
Posted at 07:45 PM by Howard Bashman




Tuesday, September 20, 2011

"Embryonic Stem-Cell Research Opponents Appeal Ruling That Allows Funding": Bloomberg News has this report.

And Reuters reports that "U.S. scientists appeal on embryonic stem cell funding."
Posted at 07:36 PM by Howard Bashman




Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Programming note: Additional posts will appear here later this afternoon or early this evening.
Posted at 09:24 AM by Howard Bashman




Tuesday, September 20, 2011

"Ga. board denies clemency for Troy Davis": The Savannah Morning News has this update.

And Bill Rankin of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has a news update headlined "Parole board denies clemency for Troy Davis."
Posted at 09:17 AM by Howard Bashman




Tuesday, September 20, 2011

"First One @ One First Blogger is Now Reporting on the US Supreme Court for the Huffington Post": Martha Neil has this post today at the ABA Journal's "Law News Now" blog.
Posted at 09:15 AM by Howard Bashman




Tuesday, September 20, 2011

"Redondo Beach day laborer ordinance is ruled unconstitutional; U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling could affect other cities with similar laws; Redondo Beach considers whether to appeal": This article appears today in The Los Angeles Times.

My earlier coverage of last Friday's en banc Ninth Circuit ruling appears at this link.
Posted at 09:14 AM by Howard Bashman




Monday, September 19, 2011

"Copyright Troll's Assets Targeted for Seizure": At Wired.com's "Threat Level" blog, David Kravets has a post that begins, "The legal woes of Las Vegas-based copyright-trolling firm Righthaven continued Sunday when one of its creditors moved to seize its assets."
Posted at 08:50 PM by Howard Bashman




Monday, September 19, 2011

"Judge James R. Browning Marks 50 Years of Service": The Public Information Office of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has posted online this news release.
Posted at 08:37 PM by Howard Bashman




Monday, September 19, 2011

"Idaho Couple's Permit Fight Drags Wetlands Back to Supreme Court": Lawrence Hurley of Greenwire has this report (via The New York Times).
Posted at 06:20 PM by Howard Bashman




Monday, September 19, 2011

"U.S. Court of Appeals orders rehearing on Carl Lewis' eligibility to run for N.J. Senate": The Newark Star-Ledger has this news update.
Posted at 06:15 PM by Howard Bashman




Monday, September 19, 2011

"Appeals court gets Ark. schools desegregation case": The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 05:45 PM by Howard Bashman




Monday, September 19, 2011

"Judge orders Prop. 8 trial video unsealed": Josh Gerstein has this post at his "Under the Radar" blog at Politico.com.

And The Associated Press reports that "Judge decides to release Prop. 8 trial recording."
Posted at 02:08 PM by Howard Bashman




Monday, September 19, 2011

"Court says Padilla terror sentence was too lenient": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "The 17-year prison sentence imposed on convicted terrorism plotter Jose Padilla is far too lenient for someone who trained to kill at an al-Qaida camp and also has a long, violent criminal history, a federal appeals court ruled Monday as it threw out the sentence."

And Bloomberg News reports that "Dirty-Bomb Planner Padilla Should Get More Than 17-Year Term, Court Rules."

You can access today's ruling of a partially divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit at this link.
Posted at 02:00 PM by Howard Bashman




Monday, September 19, 2011

"A Blockbuster Case Yields an Unexpected Result": Adam Liptak will have this new installment of his "Sidebar" column in Tuesday's edition of The New York Times.
Posted at 11:16 AM by Howard Bashman




Monday, September 19, 2011

"Apology Adds An Epilogue To Kelo Case; Supreme Court Justice's Startling Apology Adds Human Context To Tough Ruling": Jeff Benedict had this op-ed yesterday in The Hartford Courant.
Posted at 10:36 AM by Howard Bashman




Monday, September 19, 2011

"The University of Texas and Racial Preferences: The Supreme Court could consider an affirmative-action case." Hans A. von Spakovsky has this essay today at National Review Online.
Posted at 08:02 AM by Howard Bashman




Monday, September 19, 2011

"Court sets aside class-action suit by Costco women": Bob Egelko has this article today in The San Francisco Chronicle.

Saturday's edition of The Wall Street Journal reported that "Costco Wins Appeal in Gender-Bias Suit."

Bloomberg News reports that "Costco Workers' Group Case Blocked After Wal-Mart Ruling."

And Reuters reports that "No class action for now in Costco gender bias case; 9th Circuit reverses class-action, cites Wal-Mart case; Court leaves open possibility for recertification; Women plaintiffs, Costco each claim victory."

You can access last Friday's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit at this link.
Posted at 07:58 AM by Howard Bashman




Monday, September 19, 2011

"Reversal of lifetime alimony will shape divorce awards; Judge says lifetime award inappropriate for wife earning $72K": This article appeared yesterday in The Tennessean.

My earlier coverage of last week's Supreme Court of Tennessee ruling appears at this link.
Posted at 07:54 AM by Howard Bashman




Sunday, September 18, 2011

"Little Rock desegregation plans go back to court": The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 10:15 PM by Howard Bashman




Sunday, September 18, 2011

"Second trial in Cheshire triple-slaying shaping up to be more intense than first": This article appears today in The New Haven Register.

Monday's edition of The Hartford Courant will contain an article headlined "Komisarjevsky Trial Starts Monday; Facing Death Penalty In Cheshire Home Invasion Case." Today's newspaper, meanwhile, contains an article headlined "Komisarjevsky Prosecutor's Tactics Called 'Measured,' 'Methodical'; New Haven State's Attorney Dearington Has Reputation Of Going By The Book, Whatever The Case."

And The Associated Press reports that "Trial to start in home invasion that shook Conn."
Posted at 10:12 PM by Howard Bashman




Sunday, September 18, 2011

"Under the U.S. Supreme Court: Your cellphone may be telling on you." Michael Kirkland of UPI has this report.
Posted at 12:36 PM by Howard Bashman




Saturday, September 17, 2011

"Court denies Rubashkin new trial; Convicted Agriprocessors executive didn't prove judge needed to recuse herself, justices say": This article appears today in The Des Moines Register.

You can access yesterday's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit at this link.
Posted at 02:08 PM by Howard Bashman




Saturday, September 17, 2011

"Recusal sought in EM law fight; Lawyers: Wife's role in parallel suit gives jurist conflict in case." Today's edition of The Detroit News contains an article that begins, "Lawyers fighting Michigan's emergency manager law want a Michigan Supreme Court justice to recuse himself because his wife represents the government in a separate lawsuit challenging the same law."
Posted at 02:04 PM by Howard Bashman




Saturday, September 17, 2011

"Texas Execution Stayed Based on Race Testimony": This article appears today in The New York Times, along with an editorial entitled "Stay of Execution."

The Los Angeles Times reports today that "Perry says he'll respect Supreme Court in Texas execution delay; Despite a reprieve over a racial issue, the Republican governor says he expects 'justice will be served.'"

And The Houston Chronicle reports that "Buck's reprieve angers slain victim's family; High court stayed execution for Houston killer."
Posted at 02:03 PM by Howard Bashman




Saturday, September 17, 2011

"TN Supreme Court reverses alimony decision": Today's edition of The Tennessean contains an article that begins, "The Tennessee Supreme Court issued an opinion Friday reversing the Court of Appeals' decision to award lifetime and lump-sum alimony support to a divorced spouse in good health, with a well-paying job and who had received significant property assets in the divorce."

The Memphis Commercial Appeal reports today that "Tennessee Supreme Court reverses alimony decision; Tenn. woman's payments to end."

You can access yesterday's ruling of the Supreme Court of Tennessee at this link. In addition, the court issued a news release headlined "Supreme Court Reverses Decision to Award Alimony in Gonsewski Case."
Posted at 01:54 PM by Howard Bashman




Saturday, September 17, 2011

"Electing judges undermines trust in the judiciary": The Philadelphia Inquirer contains this editorial today.
Posted at 01:44 PM by Howard Bashman




Saturday, September 17, 2011

"O'Connor helps Philadelphia celebrate Constitution's 224th anniversary": This article appears today in The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Today's edition of The Philadelphia Daily News contains an article headlined "A day to celebrate the Constitution."

And in The New York Times, law professor Kent Greenfield has an op-ed entitled "Happy Illegal Holiday!"
Posted at 01:22 PM by Howard Bashman




Friday, September 16, 2011

"Federal appeals court strikes down Redondo Beach's ban on day laborers": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "A divided federal appeals court Friday struck down a Southern California city's ban on day laborers who stand on public sidewalks soliciting work from motorists."

You can access today's en banc ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit at this link.

Although the en banc panel's vote was 9-to-2 in favor of the result reached, Chief Judge Alex Kozinski, joined by Circuit Judge Carlos T. Bea, issued an opinion "in deep dissent." Therein, Chief Judge Kozinski writes that "The majority is demonstrably, egregiously, recklessly wrong. If I could dissent twice, I would."
Posted at 08:42 PM by Howard Bashman




Friday, September 16, 2011

"Song Download Damages Award Improperly Reduced, U.S. Appeals Court Says": Bloomberg News has a report that begins, "A judge improperly cut the damages assessed against a teenager who downloaded and redistributed thousands of songs from the Web without paying, a federal appeals court said."

And at Wired.com's "Threat Level" blog, David Kravets has a post titled "Appeals Court Reinstates $675,000 File Sharing Verdict."

You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in Sony BMG Music Entertainment v. Tenenbaum at this link.
Posted at 08:00 PM by Howard Bashman




Friday, September 16, 2011

"Majority of Supreme Court signals opposition to opening deliberations; Wisconsin justices still looking for ways to smooth tensions": This article appears today in The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

And The Wisconsin State Journal reports today that "Justices decide against opening deliberations to public."
Posted at 07:46 PM by Howard Bashman




Friday, September 16, 2011

"Komisarjevsky Defense Motions Denied; Judge Rejects Efforts To Change Venue Among Others, Paving Way For Trial To Start Monday In New Haven": The Hartford Courant has this news update.

The New Haven Register has a news update headlined "Judge denies motion to move Komisarjevsky Cheshire triple slaying trial from New Haven to Stamford."

The Associated Press reports that "Judge denies limiting testimony in home invasion."

And today's edition of The New York Times contains a somewhat related article headlined "A Surplus of 'A Few Good Men.'"
Posted at 07:42 PM by Howard Bashman




Friday, September 16, 2011

"NYC appeals court puts Chevron lawyer on defensive": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "Judges on a federal appeals court put a lawyer for Chevron Inc. on the defensive Friday, expressing skepticism that a Manhattan judge can shield the company from an $18 billion judgment in Ecuador for contaminating the rainforest."

And Reuters reports that "U.S. court hears appeal on halted Ecuadorean damages award."
Posted at 07:36 PM by Howard Bashman



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