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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

"High Drama for Obamacare at the High Court: Scalia and Kagan are feisty; Kennedy gives hope to people who care about affordable care." Dahlia Lithwick has this Supreme Court dispatch online at Slate.
Posted at 09:28 PM by Howard Bashman




"At Marquette, Brett Kavanaugh talks separation of powers, Bush, Obama": Bill Glauber has this article in today's edition of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

D.C. Circuit Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh delivered this year's E. Harold Hallows Lecture at Marquette University Law School. You can view the video of Judge Kavanaugh's remarks by clicking here. This annual lecture routinely attracts impressive speakers, as you can confirm by clicking here, here, and here.
Posted at 09:18 PM by Howard Bashman




"Supreme Court Appears Sharply Split in Case on Health Law": Adam Liptak will have this article in Thursday's edition of The New York Times. Tomorrow's newspaper will also contain an editorial titled "The Supreme Court and the Fate of American Health Care."

In Thursday's edition of The Washington Post, Robert Barnes will have an article headlined "Supreme Court justices split in key challenge to Obamacare subsidies." Jerry Markon has an article headlined "Both sides claim victory in latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act." And in commentary, Dana Milbank has an essay titled "The Supreme Court cannot hide on Obamacare." Ruth Marcus has an essay titled "Will Anthony Kennedy save the day for the Obama administration?" And Charles Lane has an essay titled "Obamacare's rescuer?"

David G. Savage and Noam N. Levey of The Los Angeles Times report that "Supreme Court appears split in challenge to Affordable Care Act." In addition, today's edition of the newspaper contains an editorial titled "Obamacare challengers' ridiculous claims head to the Supreme Court."

Jess Bravin and Brent Kendall of The Wall Street Journal have an article headlined "Justices Divided at Health-Law Argument; Liberals grill plaintiffs, conservatives tough on government in case concerning Affordable Care Act subsidies; focus turns to Justice Anthony Kennedy, Chief Justice John Roberts."

Richard Wolf of USA Today has an article headlined "First Take: Roberts, Kennedy hold the key to Obamacare."

Michael Doyle of McClatchy Washington Bureau has an article headlined "To nobody's surprise, Supreme Court seems split on health care law."

Warren Richey of The Christian Science Monitor reports that "Supreme Court sharply split over major challenge to Obamacare." And Mark Trumbull has an article headlined "How a ruling against Obamacare could leave both political parties in a bind."

Tom Howell Jr. of The Washington Times reports that "Obamacare on life support as Supreme Court splits on law's fate."

Mark Sherman of The Associated Press reports that "Justices sharply divided over health care law subsidies." And Connie Cass has an article headlined "Health care at the high court: 5 ways this time is different."

Lawrence Hurley of Reuters reports that "U.S. Supreme Court split over Obamacare challenge." Joan Biskupic has an article headlined "Roberts, Obamacare's savior in 2012, seems inscrutable this time." And Caroline Humer and Bill Berkrot report that "U.S. hospitals optimistic they'll dodge bullet with Obamacare ruling."

Greg Stohr and David McLaughlin of Bloomberg News report that "Obamacare Challenge Questioned by Pivotal High Court Justice."

On this evening's broadcast of NPR's "All Things Considered," Nina Totenberg had an audio segment titled "Justices Roberts And Kennedy The Key Votes In Health Law Case." And John Ydstie had an audio segment titled "A Ruling Against Obamacare Would Have Broad Implications."

This evening's broadcast of the PBS NewsHour containde a segment titled "Health care of 8 million on the line as Supreme Court hears ACA case" featuring Marcia Coyle.

And at "SCOTUSblog," Lyle Denniston has a post titled "Argument analysis: Setting up the private debate on the ACA." And Mark Walsh has a post titled "A view from the Courtroom: Today's oral argument."
Posted at 08:20 PM by Howard Bashman




"Q&A: In Alabama, state court vs. federal courts. Who wins?" The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 06:07 PM by Howard Bashman




"Florida drops appeals in welfare drug testing case": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "Florida Gov. Rick Scott will not seek U.S. Supreme Court review of a law that would have required applicants for welfare benefits to submit to mandatory drug testing."
Posted at 06:04 PM by Howard Bashman




"The Embattled First Amendment: The Supreme Court is interpreting free speech in new ways that threaten our democracy." Lincoln Caplan has this cover story in the Spring 2015 issue of The American Scholar.
Posted at 01:45 PM by Howard Bashman




The oral argument transcript in King v. Burwell, No. 14-114, is now available online: The U.S. Supreme Court has posted the transcript at this link.
Posted at 01:23 PM by Howard Bashman




"Boston Marathon bombing trial begins": Milton J. Valencia, Patricia Wen, Kevin Cullen, John R. Ellement, and Martin Finucane of The Boston Globe have this news update. The newspaper is providing live coverage of the trial via this link.

And The Boston Herald reports that "Marathon bombing trial puts global spotlight on Boston." The newspaper's live coverage can be accessed via this link.
Posted at 10:30 AM by Howard Bashman




"Even The Algorithms Think Obamacare's Survival Is A Tossup": Oliver Roeder has this post today at "FiveThirtyEight."
Posted at 10:22 AM by Howard Bashman




In Bashman news from Australia: The Rockhampton Morning Bulletin reports today that "Iron bar used to bash man found with head injuries in Rocky."
Posted at 10:18 AM by Howard Bashman




Access today's ruling of the U.S. Supreme Court in an argued case: Justice Antonin Scalia delivered the opinion of the Court in Alabama Dept. of Revenue v. CSX Transp., Inc., No. 13-553. Justice Clarence Thomas issued a dissenting opinion, in which Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg joined. You can access the oral argument via this link.
Posted at 10:04 AM by Howard Bashman




"Obamacare case began when conservative lawyer saw possible flaw in law": David G. Savage has this article in today's edition of The Los Angeles Times.

Sheryl Gay Stolberg of The New York Times has an article headlined "A Supreme Court Rematch for a Lawyer Targeting the Health Care Act."

Mark Sherman of The Associated Press reports that "High court takes up major fight over health law subsidies."

Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News reports that "Obamacare Subsidies for Millions Hang on Court's View of 'State.'"

And on today's broadcast of NPR's "Morning Edition," Nina Totenberg had an audio segment titled "Round 2: Health Care Law Faces The Supreme Court Again."
Posted at 08:40 AM by Howard Bashman




Tuesday, March 3, 2015

"States ask judge not to lift stay in immigration lawsuit": The Associated Press has this report.

And Lyle Denniston has a blog post titled "States want immigration policy kept on hold."

You can access at this link the states' answer opposition to the federal government's motion seeking a stay pending appeal.
Posted at 11:20 PM by Howard Bashman




"Upholding Internet Sales Tax Law, a Justice Invites a New Case": Adam Liptak will have this article in Wednesday's edition of The New York Times.

Michael Doyle of McClatchy Washington Bureau reports that "Supreme Court wades into dispute over online retailers and state taxes."

The Denver Post reports that "Supreme Court kicks Colorado online tax case to federal court."

And The Seattle Times reports that "Supreme Court justice's view could open revisitation of Web sales tax "
Posted at 11:16 PM by Howard Bashman




"Pennsylvania Supreme Court to review legality of Gov. Wolf's death penalty moratorium": The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 11:07 PM by Howard Bashman




"King v. Burwell: my prediction." Law professor Eric Posner has a post today at his blog that begins, "Okay, I'll say it. I predict that the plaintiffs will win by a vote of 5 to 4."
Posted at 10:54 PM by Howard Bashman




"Ga. postpones executions so execution drugs can be analyzed": The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has this report, along with an article headlined "Why we know so little about Georgia's execution protocol."

And in Wednesday's edition of The New York Times, Alan Blinder will have an article headlined "Georgia Postpones 2 Executions, Citing 'Cloudy' Drug."
Posted at 09:44 PM by Howard Bashman




"Eight Men and 10 Women Are Selected as Jurors in Boston Marathon Trial": Katharine Q. Seelye will have this article in Wednesday's edition of The New York Times.

And Reuters reports that "All-white jury will hear Boston Marathon bombing trial." Earlier, on Sunday, Reuters had an article headlined "Life and death at the heart of Boston bombing trial."
Posted at 09:08 PM by Howard Bashman




"Have the practical effects of a plaintiffs' victory in King been exaggerated? (And does it matter?)" Jonathan H. Adler has this post today at "The Volokh Conspiracy."

And today at "Dorf on Law," Eric Segall has a post titled "Text All The Way Down: Why the Government Should Prevail in King v. Burwell."
Posted at 08:55 PM by Howard Bashman




"Stark contrast: The 2 attorneys arguing the Obamacare case; Michael Carvin will argue for plaintiffs and Solicitor General Donald Verrilli Jr. will speak for the government." Sarah Wheaton of Politico.com has this report.

And to think, it feels like only yesterday that I was in The Heritage Foundation's green room with them both.
Posted at 08:47 PM by Howard Bashman




"In Health Law Case, Plaintiffs Dislike Rules on Purchases and Penalties": In Wednesday's edition of The New York Times, Robert Pear will have an article that begins, "People sometimes wonder why David M. King would fight health insurance subsidies all the way to the Supreme Court, which is scheduled to hear his case on Wednesday. Even his sister is puzzled."

Also in Wednesday's newspaper, Michael D. Shear will have an article headlined "White House Plans No Rescue If Court Guts Health Care Law."
Posted at 08:36 PM by Howard Bashman




"Alabama Supreme Court orders halt to same-sex marriages": Kyle Whitmire of AL.com has this report.

The Montgomery Advertiser has a news update headlined "Ala. Supreme Court halts same-sex marriages."

The Associated Press reports that "Alabama Supreme Court halts same-sex marriage."

And at "SCOTUSblog," Lyle Denniston has a post titled "Criticizing Justices, state court bars same-sex marriages."

You can access today's ruling of the Supreme Court of Alabama at this link.
Posted at 08:17 PM by Howard Bashman




"Two sides gearing up for another Supreme Court battle over health care": Robert Barnes of The Washington Post has this report.

Jess Bravin of The Wall Street Journal has an article headlined "To Kill a Health-Care Law: Attorney Michael Carvin, arguing against Affordable Care Act, says he is inspired by Atticus Finch." You can freely access the full text of the article via Google.

Stephanie Armour of The Wall Street Journal has an article headlined "What the Supreme Court Challenge Means for the Health-Care Law; Arguments to begin Wednesday in case that could invalidate health-insurance subsidies in up to 37 states." You can freely access the full text of the article via Google.

Noam N. Levey of The Los Angeles Times has an article headlined "If Supreme Court rules against Obamacare, states have few options."

Lawrence Hurley of Reuters reports that "Supreme Court set to hear second major Obamacare challenge."

The Hill reports that "As ObamaCare case nears, calls for cameras in high court grow."

And online at Slate, Jamelle Bouie has an essay titled "The GOP's Sick Maneuvers: If the Supreme Court throws Obamacare into chaos, Republicans are content to just watch it fail."
Posted at 02:03 PM by Howard Bashman




"Supreme Court allows challenge to Colorado Internet tax law": Sam Hananel of The Associated Press has this report.

And online at Bloomberg View, law professor Noah Feldman has an essay titled "Amazon's Short-Lived Win at Supreme Court."
Posted at 01:46 PM by Howard Bashman




"Jury selected in Tsarnaev trial": Patricia Wen and Milton J. Valencia of The Boston Globe have this news update.

Laurel J. Sweet of The Boston Herald reports that "Jury chosen in Tsarnaev Marathon bombing trial."

And The Associated Press reports that "Jury seated in trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect."
Posted at 01:33 PM by Howard Bashman




"Obamacare case: All eyes on 2 justices; The keys to the case are expected to be John Roberts and Anthony Kennedy." Jennifer Haberkorn and Josh Gerstein of Politico.com have this report.
Posted at 01:09 PM by Howard Bashman




"How the Supreme Court Case Could Affect the Health Law; High Court to interpret meaning of subsidy language in latest Affordable Care Act case": Brent Kendall has this article in today's edition of The Wall Street Journal.
Posted at 12:22 PM by Howard Bashman




Access online today's ruling of the U.S. Supreme Court in an argued case: Justice Clarence Thomas delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court in Direct Marketing Assn. v. Brohl, No. 13-1032. Justice Anthony M. Kennedy issued a concurring opinion. And Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg issued a concurring opinion, in which Justice Stephen G. Breyer joined in full and Justice Sonia Sotomayor joined in part. You can access the oral argument via this link.
Posted at 10:10 AM by Howard Bashman




"Court Skeptical of Arizona Plan for Less-Partisan Congressional Redistricting": Adam Liptak has this article in today's edition of The New York Times.

Robert Barnes of The Washington Post reports that "Supreme Court questions Arizona redistricting commission."

David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times reports that "Supreme Court skeptical of citizen panels that redraw congressional districts."

Richard Wolf of USA Today reports that "Court may stop commissions from drawing Congress' lines."

Brent Kendall of The Wall Street Journal reports that "Supreme Court Skeptical of Arizona Initiative on Congressional Districting; Majority of justices expressed concern that approach violated Constitution's elections clause."

Michael Doyle of McClatchy Washington Bureau reports that "State redistricting is under scrutiny at Supreme Court."

Warren Richey of The Christian Science Monitor reports that "Supreme Court throws doubt on one state's bid to end gerrymandering."

The Arizona Republic reports that "Supreme Court tough on both sides in Arizona redistricting case."

Mark Sherman of The Associated Press reports that "Justices seem skeptical of independent electoral map boards."

Lawrence Hurley of Reuters reports that "U.S. justices raise doubts about Arizona redistricting commission."

Scott Bland of National Journal reports that "Supreme Court Weighs Overturning Dozens of Congressional Districts; The fate of a favorite anti-gerrymandering tool sat before the high court Monday, and the panel's conservative justices seemed wholly unimpressed."

On yesterday evening's broadcast of NPR's "Morning Edition," Nina Totenberg had an audio segment titled "Supreme Court Seems Divided Over Independent Redistricting Commissions."

And at "SCOTUSblog," Lyle Denniston has a post titled "Argument analysis: Literalism vs. the power of the people."

You can access at this link the transcript of yesterday's U.S. Supreme Court oral argument in Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Comm'n, No. 13-1314.
Posted at 08:06 AM by Howard Bashman




Monday, March 2, 2015

"Court to consider preservation of judge's racist emails": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "Civil rights attorneys and lawyers for the judiciary are due in federal court Tuesday for arguments over whether hundreds of racist emails from Montana's former Chief U.S. District Judge should be preserved as potential evidence in future lawsuits."
Posted at 11:28 PM by Howard Bashman




"Exchanges No One Can Use? We rely on courts to interpret laws impartially; When it comes to Obamacare, they don't always oblige." Law professor Eric Posner has this essay online today at Slate.

And online at Reuters, Steven Brill has an essay titled "The Supreme Court hears an Obamacare fairytale."
Posted at 11:23 PM by Howard Bashman




"Area 51 worker sees hope in Supreme Court ruling": The Las Vegas Review-Journal has this report.
Posted at 11:20 PM by Howard Bashman




"The health care case: Fear and loathing at the Supreme Court." Tony Pugh of McClatchy Washington Bureau has an article headlined "The health care case: Fear and loathing at the Supreme Court."

And Tom Howell Jr. of The Washington Times has an article headlined "Administration prepares for court showdown over Obamacare subsidies; Argues law, negative outcomes if offsets reversed."
Posted at 11:06 PM by Howard Bashman




"Hello, Justices? It's Reality Calling; In King v. Burwell, the Plaintiffs Misread Obamacare." Law professor Nicholas Bagley has this op-ed in today's edition of The New York Times.
Posted at 10:48 PM by Howard Bashman




"Exclusive: Obama defends lack of 'Plan B' for Obamacare court case." Reuters has this report.
Posted at 10:42 PM by Howard Bashman




"An immigrant student invited a Supreme Court justice to dinner. She took him up on it." Emily Heil has this post today at the "Reliable Source" blog of The Washington Post.
Posted at 10:40 PM by Howard Bashman




"Elena Kagan, Sonia Sotomayor adopt Supreme Court's videophobia": This editorial will appear in Tuesday's edition of The Boston Globe.
Posted at 10:00 PM by Howard Bashman




"Lawyer Put Health Act in Peril by Pointing Out 4 Little Words": Adam Liptak will have this article in Tuesday's edition of The New York Times.
Posted at 09:58 PM by Howard Bashman




"Lawyer for media fights gag order in mine disaster case": The Associated Press has this report on a case argued today at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

Someday soon, the oral argument audio should be available online via this link.
Posted at 09:53 PM by Howard Bashman




"U.S. Supreme Court hears Cleveland case on teachers' child abuse reporting duties": The Cleveland Plain Dealer has this report.

Sam Hananel of The Associated Press reports that "High court weighs limits on child abuse evidence."

And at "SCOTUSblog," Lyle Denniston has a post titled "Argument analysis: It was all about a child at risk."

You can access at this link the transcript of today's U.S. Supreme Court oral argument in Ohio v. Clark, No. 13-1352.
Posted at 09:48 PM by Howard Bashman




"War court judge orders Pentagon to replace USS Cole trial overseer": Carol Rosenberg of The Miami Herald has this report.

And The Associated Press reports that "Military judge orders overseer of Gitmo cases replaced."
Posted at 09:40 PM by Howard Bashman




"Attica Guards Resign in Deal To Avoid Jail": The New York Times has this news update. Earlier, Tom Robbins had a lengthy article on the front page of yesterday's edition of The New York Times and online at The Marshall Project headlined "A Brutal Beating Wakes Attica's Ghosts; A Prison, Infamous for Bloodshed, Faces a Reckoning as Guards Go on Trial."

The Buffalo News has an article headlined "Tears of gratitude by ex-inmate after plea deal in beating; 3 ex-Attica guards barred from prisons."

And The Associated Press reports that "3 Attica guards plead guilty as assault trial about to begin."
Posted at 09:34 PM by Howard Bashman




"High court nixes quick release of health care argument audio": The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 09:25 PM by Howard Bashman




Today's daytime blogging lull was brought to you by: Two appellate court filings that I had due today.

One was an answer in opposition to an application for reargument that the opposing party filed in an appeal in which my client recently prevailed.

And the other was a petition for allowance of appeal filed in the Pa. Supreme Court in a case that I started working on after the Pa. Superior Court overturned a trial court's judgment entered on a jury's verdict in my client's favor. A copy of the Pa. Superior Court's decision is attached as the first exhibit to the petition.
Posted at 06:20 PM by Howard Bashman




"King v. Burwell Pre-Mortem: The Spending Clause Question." Michael Dorf has this post today at his blog, "Dorf on Law."
Posted at 06:02 PM by Howard Bashman




"Activist litigation and statutory text: We've seen this one before." Jonathan H. Adler had this post yesterday at "The Volokh Conspiracy."
Posted at 05:40 PM by Howard Bashman




"Standing the Test in Health Care Challenge": Kenneth Jost had this post yesterday at his blog, "Jost On Justice."
Posted at 05:22 PM by Howard Bashman




Redacted v. Redacted: The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania issued this order (with attachments) today.
Posted at 05:07 PM by Howard Bashman




"Fix the Court airs TV ad ahead of Obamacare hearing": Fix the Court issued this news release today, which provides access to the video of the organization's new television spot.
Posted at 04:56 PM by Howard Bashman




Access online today's Order List of the U.S. Supreme Court: At this link. The Court today granted review in two new cases.
Posted at 09:32 AM by Howard Bashman




Sunday, March 1, 2015

"Argument preview: Now, the third leg of the health-care stool." Lyle Denniston has this post today at "SCOTUSblog."
Posted at 10:55 PM by Howard Bashman




"State's same-sex marriage dispute now a clash of courts, experts say": Today's edition of The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette contains a front page article that begins, "As a federal judge considers whether to lift a stay on her ruling outlawing Arkansas' bans on same-sex marriage, creating the potential for a second round of same-sex marriages until the issue is decided nationally, the Arkansas Supreme Court still hasn't ruled on an appeal of a similar state-court ruling."
Posted at 08:36 PM by Howard Bashman




"As Supreme Court Weighs Subsidies, Health-Law Opponents Face Hurdle; States backing Affordable Care Act and some legal scholars say principle that justices embraced in 2012 undermines case against insurance tax credits": Brent Kendall and Jess Bravin 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.

The Charlotte Observer reports that "Fate of 500,000 in NC hangs on ACA court case; U.S. Supreme Court to hear challenge to federal health insurance exchange."

In Monday's edition of The Washington Post, Republican U.S. Senators Orrin Hatch, Lamar Alexander, and John Barrasso will have an op-ed titled "We have a plan for fixing health care."

And Monday's edition of USA Today will contain an editorial titled "If Obamacare plaintiffs win, millions lose." In addition, presenting a contrary view, Sam Kazman will have an op-ed titled "Obamacare rule harms millions."
Posted at 08:17 PM by Howard Bashman




"Why six words might hold the fate of Obamacare before the Supreme Court": This article will appear in Monday's edition of The Washington Post.

And today's edition of The New York Times contains an item headlined "How an Adverse Supreme Court Ruling Would Send Obamacare Into a Tailspin."
Posted at 07:38 PM by Howard Bashman




"Are the Justices 'Perfectly Entitled' to Discuss Wisdom of Law 'In Lectures' and 'Law Review Articles'?" Josh Blackman has this post today at his blog.
Posted at 07:30 PM by Howard Bashman




"Hard Cases": Jeffrey Toobin will have this Comment in the Talk of the Town section of the March 9, 2015 issue of The New Yorker.
Posted at 07:18 PM by Howard Bashman




"Major Supreme Court challenge threatens to gut Obamacare": Warren Richey of The Christian Science Monitor has this report.

And Chris Casteel of The Oklahoman has an article headlined "Health insurance for nearly 100,000 Oklahomans hinges on Supreme Court case."
Posted at 07:15 PM by Howard Bashman




"Health insurance uncertainty ahead for those with ACA plans": Holly Fletcher of The Tennessean has this report.
Posted at 03:44 PM by Howard Bashman




"Is Supreme Court's chief justice ready to take down ObamaCare?" The Hill has this report today.
Posted at 02:48 PM by Howard Bashman




"Supreme Court ruling could affect congressional districts in California": David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times has this report.

The Arizona Republic has articles headlined "Arizona's U.S. House districts could be tossed in Supreme Court case" and "Supreme expense account: Travel tab is on taxpayers."

And Lyle Denniston of "SCOTUSblog" has a post titled "Argument preview: Who, exactly, is 'the legislature'?"
Posted at 02:45 PM by Howard Bashman




"Play Depicts Scalia As Supreme Court's 'Originalist'": This audio segment appeared on today's broadcast of NPR's "Weekend Edition Sunday."
Posted at 01:14 PM by Howard Bashman




"The Notorious Ruth Bader Ginsburg Brings Harsh SCOTUS Zingers to SNL": Andrew Kirell of Mediaite has this report.
Posted at 08:54 AM by Howard Bashman




"In Affordable Care Act case, context is key": Columnist Ruth Marcus has this essay online at The Washington Post.
Posted at 08:44 AM by Howard Bashman




"High court case threatens independent electoral map drawers": Mark Sherman of The Associated Press has this report.

And at Politico.com, Todd S. Purdum has an article headlined "California's redistricting success in jeopardy? A Supreme Court case challenges independent panels that set legislative boundaries."
Posted at 08:40 AM by Howard Bashman




Saturday, February 28, 2015

"Two reading lessons from the Supreme Court": Columnist George F. Will has this essay online at The Washington Post.
Posted at 10:52 PM by Howard Bashman




"Got a robe? Minnesota Supreme Court applicants sought." The Pioneer Press of St. Paul, Minnesota has this report.
Posted at 10:48 PM by Howard Bashman




"Before Justices Rule, Floridians Consider Life Without Health Subsidies": This article will appear in Sunday's edition of The New York Times. In addition, the newspaper will contain an editorial titled "The Phony Legal Attack on Health Care."

And The Washington Post reports that "At least 6 Republican states revisit their stance of resisting Obamacare."
Posted at 10:42 PM by Howard Bashman




"Menendez aides attempt to avoid testifying in grand jury probe of senator, report says": NJ.com has this report on a non-precedential opinion that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued yesterday.

The New Jersey Law Journal reports in great detail on the ruling in an article headlined "Court Orders Hearing on Whether Menendez Aides Must Testify." You can freely access the full text of this article via Google News.

The non-precedential opinion, bearing the legend "Under Seal," appeared online available for public download for a short time yesterday at the Third Circuit's web site before the court removed it.
Posted at 04:46 PM by Howard Bashman




"Netflix Beats Antitrust Class Action at Appeals Court; No support for subscriber injuries from a Netflix-Walmart pact means the lawsuit falls like a collapsing house of cards": Eriq Gardner had this post yesterday at the "Hollywood, Esq." blog of The Hollywood Reporter.

Richard Lawler of Engadget has a post titled "Walmart vs. Netflix DVD battle snags $12 each for 1.2 million people."

And Courthouse News Service reports that "Walmart Settlement on Netflix Antitrust Upheld."

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit yesterday issued two related rulings in these appeals, which you can access here and here.
Posted at 04:37 PM by Howard Bashman




"Appeals court denies latest Tsarnaev request to move trial": Milton J. Valencia and Jeremy C. Fox have this article in today's edition of The Boston Globe.

The Boston Herald has an article headlined "Tsarnaev trial stays in Boston; Court: Media attention won't affect fairness."

The Associated Press reports that "Marathon bombing trial stays in Boston, federal panel says."

Reuters reports that "U.S. appeals court says Boston bomber trial can stay in city."

And Bloomberg News reports that "Boston Bombing Suspect Loses Bid to Move March Trial."

You can access yesterday's ruling of a divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit at this link.
Posted at 03:54 PM by Howard Bashman




"The Letter of the Law: Two perspectives on the Supreme Court case that could bring the Affordable Care Act to its knees." You can access today's new installment of Slate's "Amicus" podcast featuring Dahlia Lithwick via this link.
Posted at 03:36 PM by Howard Bashman




"Mid-air irony: 9/11 victim's son aids stricken attorney of attack's alleged planner." Earlier this week, Carol Rosenberg had an article that begins, "When an attorney for the alleged mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks suddenly collapsed on a recent war court airplane shuttle, only one passenger was equipped to offer emergency care -- a young man whose father was killed at the World Trade Center on 9/11. He turned first responder without hesitation."

And yesterday, Rosenberg had an article headlined "Pentagon scraps judges' Guantanamo move order; 9/11 case unfrozen."
Posted at 03:25 PM by Howard Bashman




"Argument preview: The Confrontation Clause, once more." Lyle Denniston has this post today at "SCOTUSblog."
Posted at 03:18 PM by Howard Bashman




"Adoption by same-sex parent recognized by Alabama appeals court after decision reversal": Kent Faulk of The Birmingham News has this report.

And Reuters reports that "Adoption by same-sex parent recognized by Alabama appeals court."

You can access yesterday's ruling of the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals at this link.
Posted at 03:14 PM by Howard Bashman




"Fisherman's high court win spurs call for legal reform": Sam Hananel of The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 02:58 PM by Howard Bashman




"Sentence reduced for 2 Supreme Court demonstrators": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "Two protesters who pleaded guilty to demonstrating inside the Supreme Court have had their sentences reduced from five days in jail to one."
Posted at 02:55 PM by Howard Bashman




Friday, February 27, 2015

"No action from feds as immigration case timeline slips": Josh Gerstein and Edward-Isaac Dovere of Politico.com has this blog post.
Posted at 09:56 PM by Howard Bashman







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