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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

“These Anti-Abortion Bills Are Outrageous: But do any have a real shot at being held up in court?” Emily Bazelon had this essay online at Slate last Thursday.

Posted at 9:16 PM by Howard Bashman

“Appeals Court Frees Marvel from Spider-Man Toy Deal; The inventor of a device that lets kids pretend they can shoot webs out of the palm of their hand loses the benefits of a licensing agreement he made in 2001”: Eriq Gardner has this post at the “Hollywood, Esq.” blog of The Hollywood Reporter.

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

Posted at 8:24 PM by Howard Bashman

“It’s not just Clarence Thomas and Antonin Scalia: For all the talk about representation on the high court, SCOTUS has a bigger problem with women no one mentions.” Marin Cogan has this essay today at

Posted at 8:02 PM by Howard Bashman

“How a Deal Came Together to Save the Filibuster (And Avert the ‘Nuclear Option’): Small exchange on the most controversial nominees yields a deal, and preserves both sides’ leverage for future fights.” Chris Frates and Michael Catalini of National Journal have this report.

Posted at 4:27 PM by Howard Bashman

“Appeals Court Denies TV Network Bid to Re-Hear Aereo Case”: Bloomberg News has this report.

The Los Angeles Times has a news update headlined “2nd Circuit Court of Appeals says it is done with Aereo.”

The Hill has a blog post titled “Court denies broadcasters’ appeal to shut down Aereo.”

Variety reports that “Fox May Pursue Aereo Case to U.S. Supreme Court.”

And at the “Hollywood, Esq.” blog of The Hollywood Reporter, Eriq Gardner has a post titled “Broadcasters Won’t Get Second Shot at Aereo at Appeals Court; The Second Circuit turns down the broadcasters’ petition for a rehearing before a full panel of judges.”

You can access today’s order of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the dissent therefrom, at this link. As the order and the dissent demonstrate, there is still disagreement at the Second Circuit whether to follow the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure’s use of “en banc” in place of the Second Circuit’s apparently preferred “in banc.”

Posted at 1:24 PM by Howard Bashman

“As Senate nears filibuster showdown, Reid says Republicans can still avoid fight”: This article appears today in The Washington Post.

Today’s edition of The New York Times contains a front page article headlined “Senate’s Leader Sets Showdown Over Changes to Filibuster.” The newspaper also contains an article headlined “Vacancies and Partisan Fighting Put Labor Relations Agency in Legal Limbo” and an editorial titled “A Step to Majority Rule in the Senate.”

The Los Angeles Times reports that “Senate prepares for filibuster showdown; Citing frustration with GOP tactics, Democrats say they will move to end the minority party’s ability to block the president’s nominations for executive branch posts.” reports that “Senate heads toward ‘nuclear option.’

Roll Call reports that “No Deal Yet on ‘Nuclear Option’ After Senate Joint Caucus.”

The Hill reports that “Joint caucus meeting ends with no deal to avoid the nuclear option.”

Bloomberg News has reports headlined “Senate Nears Showdown Nominee Votes as Leaders Seek Deal” and “Senators Weighing Rule Changes Ignore Chamber’s History.”

Reuters reports that “U.S. senators fail to cut deal, head for showdown on filibuster.”

And The Associated Press reports that “Filibuster talks flag, Senate braces for showdown.”

Posted at 8:42 AM by Howard Bashman

“Amid Falling Enrollment, Law Schools Are Cutting Faculty; Trims Send Grim Message to Elite Group Long Sheltered From Economy’s Ups and Downs”: Ashby Jones and Jennifer Smith have this article today in The Wall Street Journal.

You can freely access the full text of the article via Google News.

Posted at 8:27 AM by Howard Bashman