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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

“Florida legislature forbids use of foreign law in state court”: Reuters has a report that begins, “Florida legislators voted to forbid use of foreign law in state courts on Wednesday, despite arguments that the measure was a cheap shot intended to insult Muslims.”

Posted at 9:56 PM by Howard Bashman

“Supreme Court dilemma: Is a smartphone a home away from home?”
Michael P. McGough has this essay online today at The Los Angeles Times.

Posted at 9:32 PM by Howard Bashman

“EPA’s Supreme Court win a boost for pending carbon rules”: Valerie Volcovici of Reuters has a report that begins, “A Supreme Court decision on Tuesday upholding U.S. rules that curb air pollution that floats across state lines was seen as a boost for the Environmental Protection Agency’s upcoming plan to crack down on carbon emissions from power plants.”

Posted at 9:28 PM by Howard Bashman

“Arguments in the tour guide free speech lawsuit against New Orleans unfolded in appeals court on Wednesday”: The Times-Picayune of New Orleans has this report on an appeal argued today before a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

You can access the audio of today’s oral argument in Kagan v. City of New Orleans via this link (30.5 MB mp3 audio file). Although the Fifth Circuit has its headquarters in New Orleans, this case was argued today in Houston.

Posted at 9:18 PM by Howard Bashman

“Limelight Patent Case Mires U.S. High Court in Procedure”: Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News has this report.

Lawrence Hurley of Reuters reports that “U.S. high court conflicted over Limelight Networks patent fight.”

In Thursday’s edition of The Wall Street Journal, Brent Kendall will have an article headlined “Akamai-Limelight Patent Case Goes Before Top Court; Justices Consider Whether to Make It Easier to Hold Companies Liable for Encouraging Infringement by Others.” You can freely access the full text of the article via Google.

At “Patently-O,” Dennis Crouch has a post titled “Supreme Court Takes-On Question of Joint Infringement.”

Online at Bloomberg View, law professor Noah Feldman has an essay titled “When Can You Steal an Idea?

And earlier, today’s edition of The Boston Globe contains an article headlined “Akamai patent case before Supreme Court.”

You can access at this link the transcript of today’s U.S. Supreme Court oral argument in Limelight Networks, Inc. v. Akamai Technologies, Inc., No. 12-786.

Posted at 7:48 PM by Howard Bashman

“When the Death Penalty Turns Into Torture: Oklahoma’s botched execution was the grim but predictable result of a state more concerned with vengeance than justice.” Dahlia Lithwick has this jurisprudence essay online at Slate.

Posted at 7:35 PM by Howard Bashman

“A History of Supreme Court Snark: Roberts and Sotomayor sniped at each other last week, but earlier Courts saw far worse.” Law professor Garrett Epps has this essay online today at The Atlantic.

Posted at 5:20 PM by Howard Bashman

“How Oklahoma Botched an Execution: Clayton Lockett’s lethal injection suffered a problem more fundamental than the drugs.” Ben Crair has this essay online today at The New Republic.

Posted at 11:04 AM by Howard Bashman

“New suit targets Ohio gay marriage ban; A group of gay and lesbian couples in Ohio hope to make the state the next where a ban on same-sex marriage is found unconstitutional”: The Cincinnati Enquirer has this report.

Posted at 10:32 AM by Howard Bashman

“How Oklahoma’s Botched Execution Affects the Death-Penalty Debate: State officials used untested drugs from a secret source to end the life of Clayton Lockett, who took more than 45 minutes to die.” Andrew Cohen has this essay online today at The Atlantic.

Posted at 10:22 AM by Howard Bashman

“Republican group will focus on judicial races”: Reid Wilson has this entry at the “GovBeat” blog of The Washington Post.

Posted at 8:52 AM by Howard Bashman

“To Kill? Or Not to Kill? As executions decline in Texas, a small-town prosecutor decides whether to seek the death penalty.” Maurice Chammah has this lengthy article online at The Texas Observer.

Posted at 8:50 AM by Howard Bashman

“Eyewitness account: A minute-by-minute look at what happened during Clayton Lockett’s execution.” Ziva Branstetter of The Tulsa World has this report, along with an article headlined “Execution botched before inmate dies of heart attack; second execution postponed.”

And today’s edition of The Oklahoman contains a front page article headlined “Botched lethal injection prompts closer look; Oklahoma Corrections Department officials stopped the execution of Clayton Derrell Lockett just before 6:30 p.m. Tuesday after a botched lethal injection that caused Lockett’s body to violently convulse on the table; He died of a heart attack about 40 minutes later.”

Posted at 8:46 AM by Howard Bashman