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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

“Publicity Rights Aren’t Property Rights: Appellate Court Gets It Very Wrong in Hart v. EA.” Corynne McSherry has this post today at the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s “Deeplinks” blog.

Posted at 7:44 PM by Howard Bashman

“Watch Chief Justice John Roberts’ Speech”: WGRZ Channel 2, the NBC affiliate in Buffalo, New York, has posted online at this link video of the Chief Justice’s recent remarks at the Robert H. Jackson Center.

Posted at 3:20 PM by Howard Bashman

“Officer Serrano’s Hidden Camera — The stop-and-frisk trials of Pedro Serrano: NYPD rat, NYPD hero.” Jennifer Gonnerman has this lengthy article in the May 27, 2013 issue of New York magazine.

Posted at 2:38 PM by Howard Bashman

“A Prolonged Stay: The Reasons Behind the Slow Pace of Executions.” Raymond Bonner has this report online today at ProPublica.

Posted at 2:31 PM by Howard Bashman

“Creating the Courts Americans Want: The public is dissatisfied with our courts; What the judicial system needs is a culture of performance-based innovation.” Babak Armajani and Judge Kevin S. Burke of the Hennepin County (Minn.) District Court have this essay online today at the web site of Governing magazine.

Posted at 11:08 AM by Howard Bashman

“Courts to hear birth control mandate lawsuits”: has a report that begins, “Obamacare’s birth control mandate will go before four different appeals courts over the next three weeks as private businesses that object to the policy on religious liberty grounds bring a barrage of lawsuits that opponents hope to get before the U.S. Supreme Court as soon as this fall.”

Posted at 9:04 AM by Howard Bashman

“Prop C Wins: LA Voters Send Strong Message Against Supreme Court’s Citizens United Ruling.” The Huffington Post has this report.

Posted at 8:59 AM by Howard Bashman

“Judge Rubenstein fights state Supreme Court’s takeover of mandatory retirement suit”: This article appears today in The Bucks County (Pa.) Courier Times.

Posted at 8:57 AM by Howard Bashman

“Lawyers look to Alabama Supreme Court on juvenile killer sentences after legislature fails to act”: The Birmingham News has this report.

Posted at 8:55 AM by Howard Bashman

“Christie calls Justice Albin a ‘grandstander,’ chastises state Supreme Court”: The Newark (N.J.) Star-Ledger has this report.

Posted at 8:54 AM by Howard Bashman

“Activists seek to keep PA chief justice Castille from another 10-year term; They lay out their case for ousting chief justice in the November election; He defends his record”: This article appeared yesterday in The Morning Call of Allentown, Pennsylvania.

The Associated Press reports that “Activist group launches campaign to derail state Supreme Court chief justice’s retention effort.”

And at, columnist John Baer has an essay titled “Grassroots group wants Castille gone.”

The report that the organization Rock the Capital has issued can be accessed at this link.

Posted at 8:52 AM by Howard Bashman

“Lesbian couple in Allen says morality clause in divorce equals discrimination”: Yesterday’s edition of The Dallas Morning News contained an article that begins, “A lesbian couple in Allen say they are targets of discrimination after a Collin County judge ruled they could no longer live together because of a morality clause in the 2011 divorce papers one of the women signed.”

Posted at 8:25 AM by Howard Bashman