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Thursday, May 30, 2013

“Theories Abound With Race-in-Admissions Ruling Still to Come”: Mark Walsh has this post today at the “School Law” blog of Education Week.

Posted at 10:44 PM by Howard Bashman

“Oyster Farm Fires Its Pro Bono Counsel”: Vanessa Blum of The Recorder has an article that begins, “Since the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit weighed the fate of Drakes Bay Oyster Co. and its controversial lease in Point Reyes National Seashore earlier this month, drama surrounding the family-owned oyster farm has shown no sign of ebbing.”

Posted at 10:26 PM by Howard Bashman

“Columbus attorney wins U.S. Supreme Court victory that may open ‘innocence’ door in murder cases”: This post appears today at “The Daily Briefing” blog of The Columbus Dispatch.

Posted at 4:46 PM by Howard Bashman

Access online the audio of Justice Antonin Scalia’s recent remarks in Italy: When speaking to groups in the United States, Justice Scalia only rarely allows the audio of his remarks to be recorded and posted online. But in Italy, apparently all bets are off.

On Tuesday, Michelle Olsen at her fine Appellate Daily Twitter feed furnished a link to a web page that was then providing access to download the mp3 audio of Justice Scalia’s remarks. Yesterday, however, Michelle noted that the link to the audio of Justice Scalia’s remarks at that web page had disappeared. Nevertheless, the audio file itself remained available for download from the server for those who possessed the original download link.

Today, Michelle has not only posted the audio of Justice Scalia’s remarks to SoundCloud, but she has also located online another place where the audio of Justice Scalia’s remarks remains available for download (70.7 MB mp3 audio file).

Posted at 3:51 PM by Howard Bashman

“Justices Weigh Police Shooting Standards”: Today at her “Trial Insider” blog, Pamela A. MacLean has a post that begins, “Just how much care police owe to citizens before the pull their weapons and open fire, proved to be a touchy topic for the California Supreme Court Wednesday.”

The case is before California’s highest court on certified question from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Posted at 1:20 PM by Howard Bashman

One could say this about many a Posner opinion: Concurring in an opinion of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit that Circuit Judge Richard A. Posner issued today, Senior Circuit Judge William J. Bauer writes, “I have to admit that this opinion had me in suspense until the last minute.”

Judge Bauer also observes that “I’m not sure [the opinion of the court] provides a clear trail for [the] future,” which is surely another thing that many have remarked about prior Judge Posner opinions. Nevertheless, they usually make for a very interesting read.

Posted at 11:54 AM by Howard Bashman

“This Is Kennedy’s Court — the Rest of the Justices Just Sit on It: Two cautious 5-4 rulings on criminal procedure show just how much influence the Supreme Court’s swing vote has in shaping jurisprudence.” Andrew Cohen has this essay online at The Atlantic.

Posted at 11:43 AM by Howard Bashman

“At age 22, a Harvard Law graduate”: In today’s edition of The Boston Globe, Akilah Johnson has this article reporting on “one of the youngest African-Americans ever to graduate from Harvard Law School.”

Posted at 10:54 AM by Howard Bashman

“‘Foreign Law’ Apparently Not a Problem When It Comes to Corporations; So-called ‘foreign law bans’ are supposed to protect American law from overseas influences; So why exactly are corporations lobbying so hard for exemptions?” Andrew Cohen has this essay online today at The Atlantic.

Posted at 10:52 AM by Howard Bashman

“Some justices question requiring nurses to give shots in schools; California Supreme Court hears nurses’ association argue state law requires licensed nurses to provide insulin and other injections; Foes say that is unnecessary”: Maura Dolan has this article today in The Los Angeles Times.

In today’s edition of The San Jose Mercury News, Howard Mintz has an article headlined “Insulin in California schools: State’s high court appears likely to let unlicensed employees handle shots.”

And Scott Graham of The Recorder reports that “Justices Poised to Allow School Workers to Handle Insulin Shots.”

Update: In other coverage, at her “Trial Insider” blog, Pamela A. MacLean has a post titled “School Insulin Shots, Not Just by Nurses.”

Posted at 10:44 AM by Howard Bashman

“The Supreme Court Takes the Case of Town of Greece v. Galloway, Which Raises the Questions Whether — And If So, How — a Town Board May Open Its Meetings With Prayer”: Law professor Marci A. Hamilton has this essay at’s Verdict.

Posted at 9:23 AM by Howard Bashman