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Thursday, May 16, 2013

“Obama names Utah state judge to 10th Circuit bench; Sens. Hatch, Lee say McHugh’s intelligence will serve her well”: Thomas Burr of The Salt Lake Tribune has this news update.

Posted at 8:52 PM by Howard Bashman

“Top appeals court nominee sails toward confirmation; He’s argued more than two dozen cases before the Supreme Court; Now, Sri Srinivasan could be moving toward a seat on the bench himself”: Richard Wolf of USA Today has this report.

At “The Note” blog of ABC News, Ariane de Vogue has a post titled “SCOTUS Watch: Keep an Eye on Srikanth Srinivasan.”

And The Hill has a blog post titled “Senate panel approves Obama nominee for key court post.”

Posted at 4:35 PM by Howard Bashman

“At D.C. Circuit, Contractor Case Merits Take Backseat”: Andrew Ramonas has this post today at “The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times.”

Posted at 2:28 PM by Howard Bashman

“Supreme Court Justice Urges Immigrant Parents to Help Children with School”: The SchoolBook web site of WNYC Radio has this report (with audio).

Posted at 1:18 PM by Howard Bashman

“The Forty-Year Fight”: In today’s edition of The Chicago Weekly, Olivia Dorow Hovland has an article that begins, “Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s diminutive stature was dwarfed by the marshals that surrounded her as she made her way down the main aisle of the University of Chicago Law School auditorium Saturday afternoon.”

Posted at 11:54 AM by Howard Bashman

“Cops Should Get Warrants to Read Your E-Mail, Attorney General Says”: David Kravets has this post today at’s “Threat Level” blog.

Posted at 11:47 AM by Howard Bashman

“Dotcom: Supreme Court grants leave to appeal.” The New Zealand Herald has this news update.

Reuters reports that “NZ Supreme Court to hear Megaupload evidence appeal.”

And Joe Mullin of Ars Technica reports that “NZ Supreme Court to hear appeal on whether Dotcom can see US evidence; Government lawyers say Megaupload founder has no need to see documents.”

Update: In other coverage, at the “Hollywood, Esq.” blog of The Hollywood Reporter, Eriq Gardner has a post titled “Kim Dotcom Case to Be Reviewed By New Zealand’s Supreme Court; The Megaupload founder has gotten the country’s highest court to review a March decision over access to U.S. government documents.”

Posted at 11:20 AM by Howard Bashman

“We hold that the Recess of the Senate in the Recess Appointments Clause refers to only intersession breaks.” So holds the majority on a divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in an NLRB recess appointment challenge decided today. The majority opinion totals 102 pages, while the dissent clocks in at 55 pages.

And in related news, Carlyn Kolker of Reuters reports that “NLRB pursuing settlements, despite Noel Canning decision.”

Posted at 9:42 AM by Howard Bashman

“Prison Inmate’s Complaint Gets High Court Review; Sixth Circuit ruling in indigent’s civil rights case targeted”: Tony Mauro of The National Law Journal has this report (free access).

Posted at 8:40 AM by Howard Bashman

“Constitution Check: Who has First Amendment rights in the workplace?” Lyle Denniston has this post today at the “Constitution Daily” blog of the National Constitution Center.

Posted at 8:26 AM by Howard Bashman

“Open Season: Do Laws Against Animal Crushing Videos Violate Free Speech? Ashley Nicole Richards, who filmed herself torturing and killing kittens, puppies, cats and dogs, was the first person brought up on revised federal crush-video charges — which backfired magnificently.” This lengthy cover story appears in the current issue of Houston Press.

Posted at 8:24 AM by Howard Bashman