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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

“The Best Little Boy in the World — That’s Me”: Adam D. Chandler, whose blog posts and other writings I have previously linked to (see here, here, and here, for example), has this op-ed today in The New York Times.

Posted at 1:46 PM by Howard Bashman

“From Sacrifice to Rhetorical Device, the Spirit of Spock Lives On”: Jacob Gershman has this post (free access) today at’s “Law Blog.”

Posted at 1:25 PM by Howard Bashman

“In D.C. Circuit, Lobbyists Fight Obama Lobbying Ban”: Andrew Ramonas has this post today at “The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times.”

Posted at 1:23 PM by Howard Bashman

“Appeals court strikes down union poster rule”: The Associated Press has a report that begins, “A federal appeals court has struck down a National Labor Relations Board rule that would have required millions of businesses to put up posters informing workers of their right to form a union.”

And David Ingram of Reuters reports that “U.S. appeals court strikes down mandate on union rights.”

You can access today’s ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit at this link.

Update: In other coverage, Tom Schoenberg of Bloomberg News reports that “Labor Board Union Poster Rule Rejected by Appeals Court.”

Posted at 12:06 PM by Howard Bashman

“Melvin sentenced to 3 years of house arrest, 2 years of probation for using state employees for campaign work”: Adam Brandolph of The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review has a news update that begins, “An Allegheny County Judge on Tuesday sentenced former state Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin to serve three years of house arrest and two years of probation for using her state-paid employees to campaign for a seat on the state’s highest court.”

Update: In other coverage, Paula Reed Ward of The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has a news update headlined “Orie Melvin must write apology letters to Pennsylvania judges on photos of herself.”

Posted at 11:40 AM by Howard Bashman

“High court sides with cities wishing to ban pot shops”: Denny Walsh has this article today in The Sacramento Bee.

Today’s edition of The Los Angeles Times contains a front page article headlined “California Supreme Court upholds pot dispensary bans; In a unanimous decision, the court rules that local governments have the power to rezone dispensaries out of existence; The decision upholds bans in about 200 cities.”

Bob Egelko of The San Francisco Chronicle reports that “Pot dispensary ban OKd by Calif. top court.”

My earlier coverage of yesterday’s California Supreme Court ruling can be accessed here.

Posted at 8:47 AM by Howard Bashman

“Former Pennsylvania Justice Orie Melvin, sister face sentencing today”: This article appears today in The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Posted at 8:27 AM by Howard Bashman

“Judge fines firm for improperly enforcing porn copyrights”: The Los Angeles Times has an article that begins, “A company that made millions of dollars by suing people for improperly viewing pornographic movies on the Internet repeatedly deceived courts while ‘seeking easy money’ from people too embarrassed to defend themselves, a federal judge ruled Monday.”

And at “Popehat,” Ken White has a post titled “Does Prenda Believe In No-Win Scenarios? Because Judge Wright Just Gave Them One.”

This blog’s earlier coverage of yesterday’s ruling can be accessed here.

Posted at 8:21 AM by Howard Bashman

“Constitution Check: What is the government’s role on teen sex?” Lyle Denniston has this post today at the “Constitution Daily” blog of the National Constitution Center.

Posted at 8:05 AM by Howard Bashman