How Appealing

Monday, November 3, 2008

Available online from National Public Radio: This evening’s broadcast of “All Things Considered” contained audio segments entitled “Court Weighs Reach Of Drug Warning Labels” (featuring Nina Totenberg) and “As Court Weighs ‘F’ Word Case, Context Examined.”

And today’s broadcast of “Morning Edition” contained an audio segment entitled “Supreme Court Hears Case Involving Drug Labels” (featuring Nina Totenberg).

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Posted at 11:17 PM by Howard Bashman

“Don’t Read His Lips — You Might Be Offended; The Supreme Court Hears a Challenge to the FCC’s Crackdown on ‘Fleeting Expletives’; Says Bono, ‘I Genuinely Blew It'”: Jess Bravin and Amy Schatz will have this article Tuesday in The Wall Street Journal.

Posted at 10:55 PM by Howard Bashman

“Lawyers Aim to Roll Back Curbs on Lawsuits”: The Wall Street Journal today contains an article that begins, “Plaintiff and consumer groups, buoyed by prospects of a Democratic president and expanded Democratic majority in Congress, are preparing a big push for legislation that would roll back limitations on personal-injury and class-action lawsuits.”

Posted at 10:50 PM by Howard Bashman

“Supreme Court considers FCC’s rein on foul words; The federal crackdown on the rising use of expletives on TV has sparked free-speech concerns”: Warren Richey will have this article Tuesday in The Christian Science Monitor.

Posted at 10:00 PM by Howard Bashman

“DNA Testing Will Get Scrutiny by U.S. Supreme Court”: Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News provides this report.

The Associated Press reports that “Court to decide on convict’s right to test DNA.”

At “SCOTUSblog,” Lyle Denniston has a post titled “Court grants two cases.”

And in other coverage of today’s Order List of the U.S. Supreme Court, The AP reports that “Court leaves NC campaign finance law untouched” and “Court won’t review Golden Venture smuggling case.”

Posted at 8:20 PM by Howard Bashman

“The supreme opportunity”: Today in The Chicago Tribune, James Oliphant has an article that begins, “The direction of the Supreme Court could shift significantly depending on whether John McCain or Barack Obama is elected president.”

Posted at 8:10 PM by Howard Bashman

Carol Rosenberg of The Miami Herald is reporting: She has news updates headlined “Military jury sentences bin Laden video-maker to life in prison; A military jury convicted Osama bin Laden’s media secretary of three war crimes charges then ordered the terrorist to serve life in prison; he responded with defiance” and “Al Qaeda media man wouldn’t phone home; The second-ever convict at the war crimes court spurned a phone call home as his terror trial reached a climax on Monday.”

Posted at 7:40 PM by Howard Bashman

“Supreme Court considers the reach of drug warning labels; The justices sound closely split as they hear arguments on whether product liability lawsuits should be allowed if a federal agency such as the FDA regulates the product”: David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times provides this news update.

Jerry Markon of The Washington Post has a news update headlined “Supreme Court Hears Pharmaceutical Case.”

In Tuesday’s edition of The Christian Science Monitor, Warren Richey will have an article headlined “Supreme Court takes up drug warning labels; The case pits a Vermont musician who lost a limb against a pharmaceutical giant.”

Mark Sherman of The Associated Press reports that “Court weighs amputee’s case; limits on drug suits.”

And Reuters reports that “Top court weighs drugmaker liability for harm.”

You can access today’s oral argument transcript in Wyeth v. Levine, No. 06-1249, by clicking here.

Posted at 4:35 PM by Howard Bashman

Programming note: I’ll be attending a private (not court-sponsored) mediation this morning in Philadelphia of a case in which my clients have already won on appeal. Additional posts will appear here later today.

Posted at 6:40 AM by Howard Bashman