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Saturday, August 27, 2016

"Jaycee Dugard loses court case against federal parole officials": Maura Dolan of The Los Angeles Times has this report.

Malaika Fraley of The San Jose Mercury News has an article headlined "Jaycee Dugard can't sue federal parole officials, says court."

And Reuters has a report headlined "Woman kidnapped, held for 18 years cannot sue U.S. over parole failures: court."

You can access yesterday's ruling of a divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit at this link.
Posted at 05:08 PM by Howard Bashman




"Beneath Louis Vuitton's inability to take a joke, a serious First Amendment question": Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has this post.
Posted at 04:56 PM by Howard Bashman




"Wal-Mart takes Texas to court to crack liquor-sales market": The Associated Press has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued on Monday.
Posted at 04:18 PM by Howard Bashman




"Using a false Social Security number is a crime -- but is it a crime 'of moral turpitude'?" Eugene Volokh has this post at "The Volokh Conspiracy."
Posted at 09:50 AM by Howard Bashman




"Court says it's OK for city to use GPS to track taxi drivers": 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 Second Circuit issued yesterday.
Posted at 09:45 AM by Howard Bashman




"University of Chicago Strikes Back Against Campus Political Correctness": Richard Perez-Pena, Mitch Smith, and Stephanie Saul have this front page article in today's edition of The New York Times.
Posted at 09:40 AM by Howard Bashman




"Porngate report delayed amid protest from email senders": Craig R. McCoy and Angela Couloumbis have this article in today's edition of The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Posted at 09:37 AM by Howard Bashman




"This New Mexico lawyer is suing the Senate to force action on Merrick Garland": Mike DeBonis of The Washington Post has this report.

And ABCNews.com has posted online a video segment titled "President Obama Not Throwing In Towel for Merrick Garland's Supreme Court Nomination."
Posted at 09:34 AM by Howard Bashman




"Wendi Adelson: Brother joked about hiring hitman." Karl Etters has this front page article in today's edition of The Tallahassee Democrat.

And ABCNews.com has posted online a report (with accompanying video) titled "Police Video Shows Woman Hearing About Shooting Death of Her Ex, an FSU Law Professor."
Posted at 09:28 AM by Howard Bashman




Friday, August 26, 2016

"Garland tells law students that careers can be unpredictable": The Associated Press has this report.

Earlier, Harvard Law Today had a report titled "The Honorable Merrick Garland '77 addresses HLS Class of 2019." As noted in that report, Harvard live-streamed D.C. Circuit Chief Judge Merrick B. Garland's remarks today, so perhaps archived video of his remarks will become available online soon.
Posted at 10:00 PM by Howard Bashman




Greetings from Portland, Maine: Where it is currently sunny and warm, and fortunately the weather appears favorable for the entire weekend. Thanks to those readers sent along unsolicited suggestions of fun things to do and places to eat. They are very much appreciated!

Here's something I didn't know until today -- you can eat at a pizza restaurant in South Portland, Maine that's located on John Roberts Road. To be clear, I haven't eaten there yet, although one reader did recommend the restaurant (which has several locations around town) for its fine pizza.
Posted at 06:08 PM by Howard Bashman




"Obama's judges leave liberal imprint on U.S. law": Lawrence Hurley of Reuters has this report. Accompanying the article are a graphic titled "Circuit switches" and a factbox titled "Cases where Obama judges on appeals courts left a mark."
Posted at 06:00 PM by Howard Bashman




Thursday, August 25, 2016

Programming note: On Friday, I will be traveling to Portland, Maine, where this weekend I will attend this season's final two home games of the Portland Sea Dogs (the AA Eastern League affiliate of the Boston Red Sox), hosting the Trenton Thunder (the AA Eastern League affiliate of the New York Yankees). At least one brewery tour and eating lobster are also on the agenda.

Tomorrow's journey will also feature a stop for lunch (more info here) in Worcester, Massachusetts.

As a result, additional posts will appear here on Friday night. In the interim, while I am on the road, additional appellate-related retweets may appear on this blog's now-verified Twitter feed.
Posted at 11:20 PM by Howard Bashman




"Court: Michigan sex offender rules cannot be retroactive." The Associated Press has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued today.
Posted at 10:34 PM by Howard Bashman




"Appeal seeks to overturn 'Blurred Lines' copyright verdict": The Associated Press has this report.

And at the "THR, Esq." blog of The Hollywood Reporter, Eriq Gardner has a post titled "'Blurred Lines' Creators Urge Appeals Court to Reverse Marvin Gaye Family's Trial Victory."
Posted at 10:18 PM by Howard Bashman




"Bringing a Chicken to the Immigration Fight": Law professor Noah Feldman has this essay online today at Bloomberg View.
Posted at 10:08 PM by Howard Bashman




"What The #@$% Is 'Moral Turpitude' (Or Why I Love Posner Opinions)": Dan Klau has this post today at his "Appealingly Brief!" blog about a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit issued yesterday.

The opinion concurring in the judgment that Circuit Judge Richard A. Posner issued in the case can be accessed here.
Posted at 09:56 PM by Howard Bashman




"Lawsuit opens new front in Obama immigration legal fight": Lawrence Hurley of Reuters has this report.
Posted at 09:38 PM by Howard Bashman




"Louisiana Floods: 2012 Supreme Court ruling may spur takings lawsuits." Amanda Reilly of Greenwire has this report.
Posted at 05:00 PM by Howard Bashman




"In Quoting Profanity, Some Judges Give a F#%&. Others Don't": Zoe Tillman of The National Law Journal has this report.
Posted at 03:14 PM by Howard Bashman




"Ranking Law Professors by Judicial Impact": Jacob Gershman has this post today at WSJ.com's "Law Blog" about a paper titled "Judicial Impact of Law School Faculties" recently posted online at SSRN.
Posted at 02:53 PM by Howard Bashman




"It's still Cady's Court: Our statistical review of the Iowa Supreme Court's 2015-16 term." Ryan Koopmans has this post today at "On Brief: Iowa's Appellate Blog."
Posted at 02:44 PM by Howard Bashman




"Two Liberal Judges Take a Stand Against Tenure": Law professor Noah Feldman has this essay online at Bloomberg View.
Posted at 02:11 PM by Howard Bashman




"Supreme Court Opinion Readability 2015": Adam Feldman has this post today at his "Empirical SCOTUS" blog.
Posted at 02:08 PM by Howard Bashman




"Border exception" to Fourth Amendment's reasonable suspicion requirement for warrantless search stretched to the breaking point, Sixth Circuit judge asserts: A partially divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued this interesting decision today.
Posted at 01:50 PM by Howard Bashman




"Voter fraud is not a persistent problem": Sami Edge and Sean Holstege of News21 have this report. News 21 recently launched its "Voting Wars" web site.
Posted at 01:38 PM by Howard Bashman




"Is court deference to federal agencies unconstitutional? 10th Circuit judge thinks so." Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has this post.
Posted at 01:30 PM by Howard Bashman




"Appeals court overturns jury verdict that cleared Anaheim police in shooting of unarmed man": Maura Dolan of The Los Angeles Times has this report.

Sean Emery of The Orange County Register reports that "New trial ordered in suit over man's killing by Anaheim police."

And The Associated Press reports that "Retrial ordered in suit over man's killing by California cop."

Circuit Judge John B. Owens wrote yesterday's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on behalf of a unanimous three-judge panel.
Posted at 01:26 PM by Howard Bashman




"Why it Matters: Supreme Court." Mark Sherman of The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 01:14 PM by Howard Bashman




"SCOTUS Short-Lister Watford Praised by Both Sides": Patrick Gregory of Bloomberg BNA has this report.
Posted at 11:26 AM by Howard Bashman




"'The Brain' and 'The Monster': The Many Personas of Judge Richard Posner." Jacob Gershman has this post today at WSJ.com's "Law Blog."
Posted at 11:20 AM by Howard Bashman




"Do Judicial Deference Doctrines Actually Matter?" Christopher J. Walker has this post today at the blog of the Library of Law and Liberty.
Posted at 11:11 AM by Howard Bashman




"Four Begin Supreme Court Fellowships": The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts issued this news release today.
Posted at 11:06 AM by Howard Bashman




"Rendell's role in Third Circuit en banc cases, and another look at whether the court uses en banc rehearing ideologically": Matthew Stiegler has this post at his "CA3blog."
Posted at 11:04 AM by Howard Bashman




"Clock running out on challenges to voting rights cases in key states": Ariane de Vogue of CNN.com has this report.
Posted at 09:42 AM by Howard Bashman







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