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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

“Justice Dept. Criticized on Spying Statements”: In Wednesday’s edition of The New York Times, Charlie Savage will have an article that begins, “Two Democratic senators accused the Obama administration on Tuesday of seeking to ‘ignore or justify’ statements it made to the Supreme Court about warrantless surveillance by the National Security Agency, contributing to what they called a ‘culture of misinformation’ by the executive branch.”

Posted at 8:34 PM by Howard Bashman

“Senators scrutinize Boggs’ past record”: Bill Rankin of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has a news update that begins, “Michael Boggs, President Barack Obama’s controversial judicial nominee, said Tuesday he would not let his personal beliefs guide his decision-making if confirmed to the U.S. District Court bench in Atlanta.”

And The Associated Press reports that “Senate Dems skewer Obama judge pick from Georgia.”

You can access the video from this morning’s U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing via this link.

Posted at 3:22 PM by Howard Bashman

Federal Circuit upholds denial of trademark application for “Stop Islamisation of America”: You can access today’s ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit at this link.

“The TTABlog” previously had posts here and here covering the appellate oral argument and the Trademark and Trial Appeal Board’s ruling, which the Federal Circuit affirmed today.

And the American Freedom Law Center, which represented the trademark applicants, previously had news releases titled “Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer to Appeal Denial of ‘Stop Islamisation of America’ Trademark” and “Final Brief Filed in Appeal to USPTO’s Denial of ‘Stop Islamisation of America’ Trademark.”

Posted at 2:03 PM by Howard Bashman

“Michael Jackson’s Former Publicist Can’t Revive $44 Million Lawsuit; An appeals court considered what to do about a ‘newly discovered’ letter concerning the singer, his former rep and the Sultan of Brunei”: Eriq Gardner has this post today at the “Hollywood, Esq.” blog of The Hollywood Reporter about a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued today.

And at “The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times,” Zoe Tillman has a post titled “Michael Jackson’s Ex-Publicist Loses Appeal in D.C. Circuit.”

Posted at 1:45 PM by Howard Bashman

“Google Must Honor Requests to Delete Some Links, E.U. Court Says”: The New York Times has this news update.

Reuters reports that “European court says Google must respect ‘right to be forgotten.’

Bloomberg News reports that “Google Faces Demands as Court Backs Right to Be Forgotten.”

And The Associated Press has a report headlined “European court: Google must yield on personal info.”

You can access today’s ruling of the Court of Justice of the European Union at this link.

Update: In other coverage, The Wall Street Journal reports that “Google Faces Challenges in Europe After Privacy Ruling; Surprise Decision Could Prove Highly Disruptive to Search-Engine Operators.”

Posted at 1:03 PM by Howard Bashman