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Friday, July 31, 2015

Ninth Circuit affirms dismissal of privacy-related class action against Netflix: You can access today's ruling of a unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit at this link.
Posted at 01:40 PM by Howard Bashman




"The Next Wave of Court Challenges to Obama's Legacy -- Part One: The Meaning of King v. Burwell." Simon Lazarus has this post today at "Balkinization."
Posted at 01:36 PM by Howard Bashman




"Roberts at 10: Chief Justice Roberts and Big Business." The Constitutional Accountability Center yesterday posted online this report, written by Tom Donnelly.
Posted at 01:34 PM by Howard Bashman




"Qualcomm wins appeal in $173 mln ParkerVision case": Reuters has this report.

And Bloomberg News reports that "ParkerVision Plunges After Losing Appeal in Qualcomm Case."

You can access today's non-precedential ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit at this link.
Posted at 01:28 PM by Howard Bashman




"Confirm Judge Restrepo": Law professor Carl Tobias has this essay online at The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
Posted at 12:55 PM by Howard Bashman




"Guantanamo base searching records amid cancer scare": Carol Rosenberg of The Miami Herald has this report.
Posted at 12:50 PM by Howard Bashman




"Justice: 'Work of freedom is never done'; Anthony Kennedy addresses capacity crowd in Sun Valley." This front page article appears in today's edition of the Idaho Mountain Express of Ketchum, Idaho.

And Ben Winslow of Fox 13 News in Salt Lake City reports that "U.S. Supreme Court Justice Kennedy references same-sex marriage in speech to Utah lawyers."
Posted at 09:22 AM by Howard Bashman




Thursday, July 30, 2015

"The Never-Ending Story: More Attacks on Obamacare's 'Contraceptive Mandate.'" Kimberly Robinson has this post today at U.S. Law Week's "On the Merits" blog.
Posted at 07:38 PM by Howard Bashman




"U.S. appeals major insider trading case": Lyle Denniston has this post today at "SCOTUSblog."
Posted at 07:32 PM by Howard Bashman




"Outcome of trial on N.C. election law changes will have national effect": Robert Barnes of The Washington Post has this report.
Posted at 01:54 PM by Howard Bashman




"Sen. Grassley blocks judges, tells Schumer: 'Put that in your pipe and smoke it.'" The Hill has this report.

And Seung Min Kim of Politico.com has an article headlined "'Put that in your pipe and smoke it,' Chuck Grassley tells Chuck Schumer on judges."
Posted at 01:22 PM by Howard Bashman




"Obama's Clean Power Plan faces tough legal scrutiny": Lawrence Hurley of Reuters has this report.
Posted at 01:18 PM by Howard Bashman




"Google Fails to Overturn Microsoft's Patent Royalty Victory": Bloomberg News has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued today.

And Reuters reports that "Google loses bid to overturn low-cost patent licenses to Microsoft."

My earlier coverage of the oral argument (YouTube video link) of this appeal can be accessed here.

Kathleen M. Sullivan argued the appeal for Google, while Carter G. Phillips argued for Microsoft.
Posted at 01:16 PM by Howard Bashman




"U.S. asks Supreme Court to reverse major insider trading ruling": Lawrence Hurley of Reuters has this report.

Bloomberg News reports that "U.S. Asks Supreme Court to Review Insider-Trading Ruling."

And The Associated Press reports that "Prosecutors ask justices to review insider trading case."

You can view the petition for writ of certiorari at this link.
Posted at 01:06 PM by Howard Bashman




"Appeals court: Kansas abortion opponent must stand trial." The Associated Press has this report.

My earlier coverage of Tuesday's 2-to-1 Tenth Circuit ruling appears at this link.
Posted at 09:10 AM by Howard Bashman




"US court says drug-sniffing dog fails the smell test": The Associated Press has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit issued Tuesday.
Posted at 09:02 AM by Howard Bashman




"Court reinstates 'roadless' rule for Tongass; Close vote by full panel of judges is major defeat for state's effort to revive the Southeast timber industry": This front page article appears in today's edition of Alaska Dispatch News.

My earlier coverage of yesterday's 6-to-5 en banc Ninth Circuit ruling appears at this link.
Posted at 09:00 AM by Howard Bashman




"Ruth Bader Ginsburg Reflects On A Polarizing Term One Month Out; 'It's hard not to have a big year at the Supreme Court,' she said": Samantha Lachman and Ashley Alman of The Huffington Post have this report.

And at the "First Draft" blog of The New York Times, Adam Liptak has a post titled "Justice Ginsburg Discusses Disappointment and the Notorious B.I.G."
Posted at 08:46 AM by Howard Bashman




Wednesday, July 29, 2015

"7th Circuit roundly rejects 3rd Circuit 'ascertainability' framework": Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has this report today.

My earlier coverage of yesterday's Seventh Circuit ruling appears at this link.
Posted at 04:06 PM by Howard Bashman




Access Fix the Court's Term-end report: At this link.
Posted at 03:16 PM by Howard Bashman




Sharply divided en banc Ninth Circuit upholds district court's reinstatement of the Tongass Forest Roadless Rule: You can access today's 6-to-5 ruling of the en banc U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit at this link.
Posted at 01:17 PM by Howard Bashman




"Wheaton College ends coverage amid fight against birth control mandate": The Chicago Tribune has a news update that begins, "Taking a firm stand against Obamacare's controversial contraception mandate, Wheaton College on Friday will stop providing any health insurance for students."

My most recent coverage of this matter can be accessed here. As the Seventh Circuit's decision issued earlier this month explains, Wheaton College has argued that the Affordable Care Act makes Wheaton complicit in the provision of emergency-contraceptive coverage to its employees and students. Presumably Wheaton will still have employees, and thus its decision to exit the student health insurance market provides only a partial solution.
Posted at 12:54 PM by Howard Bashman




"Ivy Honors and the Justices": John O. McGinnis had this post recently at the "Library of Law and Liberty" blog.
Posted at 12:40 PM by Howard Bashman




"A Dream Undone: Inside the 50-year campaign to roll back the Voting Rights Act." Jim Rutenberg has this article online today at The New York Times Magazine.
Posted at 12:35 PM by Howard Bashman




"Obamacare case to be turned against government on emissions rule": Lawrence Hurley of Reuters has this report.
Posted at 12:24 PM by Howard Bashman




"Federal court says state can enforce 'docs vs. glocks' law": The Associated Press has this report on an amended ruling that a divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit issued yesterday on panel rehearing.

And in other coverage, Jim Saunders of News Service of Florida reports that "Appeals court upholds doctor-patient gun law."
Posted at 08:26 AM by Howard Bashman




Tuesday, July 28, 2015

"Woman: Letter to doctor did not intend 'true threat.'" This article appeared in The Wichita Eagle back in April 2011 reporting on a civil case that the United States brought against the author of the letter in question under a federal law known as the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act.

Ultimately, the district court agreed with the defendant and entered summary judgment against the United States. The federal government appealed, and today the majority on a divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit issued a ruling that reinstates the case.
Posted at 11:58 PM by Howard Bashman




Seventh Circuit rejects Third Circuit's heightened "ascertainability" requirement for Rule 23(b)(3) class actions: You can access today's ruling of a unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit at this link.
Posted at 11:48 PM by Howard Bashman




Third Circuit gold coin saga isn't over yet: On April 17, 2015, I had this post reporting on a ruling that a divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued that day in a case captioned Langbord v. United States Dep't of the Treasury.

Today, the Third Circuit issued this order granting rehearing en banc in the case.
Posted at 10:45 PM by Howard Bashman




In the August 2015 issue of ABA Journal magazine: Mark Walsh has an article headlined "Supreme Court's Abercrombie ruling marks a setback for employers."

Lorelei Laird has an article headlined "Judge's movie night brings the court and the public closer together."

Stephanie Francis Ward has an article headlined "Courts are giving reduced terms to many child-porn defendants."

And the new installment of Bryan A. Garner's "On Words" column is headlined "The Bluebook's 20th edition prompts many musings from Bryan Garner."
Posted at 10:40 PM by Howard Bashman




"Appointment of Russ Brown extends Harper's influence on Supreme Court": Sean Fine has this front page article in today's edition of The Toronto Globe and Mail.

And Ian MacLeod of The Ottawa Citizen has an article headlined "The art of judging, not ideologies, govern Supreme Court, say experts."
Posted at 10:30 PM by Howard Bashman




"Bill Kuebler, Pentagon-appointed lawyer who fought for Omar Khadr, has died at 44": Columnist Steven Edwards has this front page essay in today's edition of The Ottawa Citizen.

In related news, Reuters reports that "U.S. Navy investigates report of cancer cluster at Guantanamo."

And Carol Rosenberg of The Miami Herald has an article headlined "Cancer connection? Guantanamo lawyers anxious about ill colleagues, 3 deaths."
Posted at 10:16 PM by Howard Bashman




"Appeals court orders resentencing for NOPD officer who burned Henry Glover's body": Andy Grimm of The Times-Picayune of New Orleans has this report.

And The Associated Press reports that "1 count thrown out, 2 upheld in Katrina burned body case."

You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit at this link.
Posted at 07:28 PM by Howard Bashman




"U.S. appeals court upholds bulk of Obama air pollution rule": Lawrence Hurley of Reuters has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued today.

In other coverage, The Associated Press reports that "Court orders EPA to redo air-pollution limits in 13 states."

And Bloomberg News reports that "EPA Ordered to Review Limits on Cross-Border Coal Emissions."
Posted at 07:18 PM by Howard Bashman




"SCOTUS Halliburton ruling finally helps a defendant -- Halliburton!" Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has this report today.
Posted at 07:15 PM by Howard Bashman




"Chattanooga Man Who Declared He Was 'An Innocent Man' On Child Pornography Charges Gets Conviction, 24-Year Sentence Overturned": Chattanoogan.com has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued today.
Posted at 07:10 PM by Howard Bashman




"Does Lincoln Caplan Know Up from Down on Judicial Ethics?" Ed Whelan has this post today at the Bench Memos blog of National Review.
Posted at 12:58 PM by Howard Bashman




"Lawrence resident stepping down as chief judge of 10th Circuit Court of Appeals": The Lawrence (Kan.) Journal-World has this report.
Posted at 10:34 AM by Howard Bashman




"A Sikh, a Jew, a Muslim and a Catholic: Funniest Moments from the Supreme Court's 2014 Term." Kimberly Robinson has this post at U.S. Law Week's "On the Merits" blog.
Posted at 10:30 AM by Howard Bashman




"Damon Keith biography sales exceed 10,000 copies": The Detroit Free Press has this report.
Posted at 10:27 AM by Howard Bashman




"Does the Supreme Court Need a Code of Conduct?" Lincoln Caplan has this post online at The New Yorker.
Posted at 10:02 AM by Howard Bashman




"Et Tu, Tribe? Laurence Tribe, the president's longtime confidant, is fighting the White House climate plan on behalf of Big Coal; His friends are furious at him, which breaks his heart." Andrew Rice has this article in the current issue of New York magazine.
Posted at 09:58 AM by Howard Bashman




"Are Voters Ready to Cast a Vote Against the Supreme Court? With an unprecedented four justices turning 78 or older by Election Day, the next president will be in prime position to reshape the court." Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News has this report.
Posted at 09:57 AM by Howard Bashman




"Gay Rights May Come at the Cost of Religious Freedom; Anti-discrimination statutes are coming into conflict with laws designed to preserve freedom of conscience, especially in the private sector": Emma Green has this article online at The Atlantic.
Posted at 08:45 AM by Howard Bashman




"Court rejects state's attempt to keep monument at Capitol": This front page article appears in today's edition of The Oklahoman.

Reuters reports that "Oklahoma top court reaffirms Ten Commandments stone at Capitol must go."

And The Associated Press has a report headlined "Oklahoma court: Ten Commandments monument at Capitol must go."
Posted at 08:42 AM by Howard Bashman




"New Tenth Circuit Chief Judge": The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit will have a new chief judge effective September 30, 2015. Lest you think that's not newsworthy enough for an announcement issued some two months earlier, that court's Circuit Executive's Office yesterday issued this news release proving you wrong.
Posted at 08:35 AM by Howard Bashman




"Mountain goats and government discretion": Benjamin Gould has this post at his "Appellate Briefs" blog about a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued yesterday.
Posted at 08:33 AM by Howard Bashman




"Federal appeals court upholds California's shark fin ban": The Associated Press has this report on a ruling that a partially divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued yesterday.

And in other coverage, Bob Egelko of The San Francisco Chronicle reports that "U.S. court upholds California ban on shark fins."

Coming less than a week after the television debut of "Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!," the decision kicks off the long-awaited shark week in the federal appellate courts.
Posted at 08:25 AM by Howard Bashman




Access online yesterday's nude dancing ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit: At this link.
Posted at 08:20 AM by Howard Bashman




"Appeals Court Declines to Revive Ford, IBM Apartheid Suit": Bob Van Voris of Bloomberg News has this report.

Jonathan Stempel of Reuters reports that "U.S. court rejects appeal of apartheid lawsuits against Ford, IBM."

And The Associated Press reports that "US appeals court rejects apartheid cases against Ford, IBM."

You can access yesterday's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit at this link.
Posted at 08:12 AM by Howard Bashman




Monday, July 27, 2015

"The GOP's judicial logjam": Juan Williams has this essay online today at The Hill.
Posted at 10:24 PM by Howard Bashman




"Clock Is Ticking for Decision on Landmark Insider-Trading Ruling": Bob Van Voris and Patricia Hurtado of Bloomberg News have a report that begins, "Time is running out for the U.S. to ask the Supreme Court to review a ruling that could lay the framework for how insider trading will be prosecuted for years to come."
Posted at 08:23 PM by Howard Bashman




"Bulger attorneys appeal for new trial": The Boston Globe has this news update.

Laurel J. Sweet of The Boston Herald has a news update headlined "Bulger decision to not testify hampers his retrial effort."

The Associated Press reports that "Lawyers for 'Whitey' Bulger ask court to overturn conviction."

And Reuters has a report headlined "Boston mobster 'Whitey' Bulger was denied right to testify: lawyer."
Posted at 08:20 PM by Howard Bashman




"Supreme Court unfair to Harper government, new Ontario justice says": Sean Fine has this front page article in today's edition of The Toronto Globe and Mail, along with a related front page article headlined "Legal observers urge Ottawa to revamp judicial appointment process."
Posted at 08:04 PM by Howard Bashman




"The new look at 'one person, one vote,' made simple": Lyle Denniston of "SCOTUSblog" has this post today.
Posted at 07:28 AM by Howard Bashman




Sunday, July 26, 2015

"The Supreme Court: Too liberal?" Robert Barnes will have this article in Monday's edition of The Washington Post.
Posted at 10:22 PM by Howard Bashman







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