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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

“5th Circuit’s last word to BP leaves constitutional question-mark”: Alison Frankel’s “On the Case” from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has this report.

And online at The Los Angeles Times, business columnist Michael Hiltzik has an essay titled “On the gulf oil spill, BP has an 0-for-2 day in court.”

Yesterday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued a series of orders in these cases, which you can access here (denial of panel rehearing, with opinion), here (order denying rehearing en banc, with dissent therefrom), here (order denying panel rehearing, with dissent noted), and here (order denying rehearing en banc, with dissent therefrom).

Posted at 11:34 PM by Howard Bashman

“U.S. law OKs damages in police excessive force, court rules”: Bob Egelko of The San Francisco Chronicle has this report.

Metropolitan News-Enterprise reports that “Ninth Circuit Rules State’s Limit on Damages in Wrongful Death Suits Inapplicable to Federal Cases.”

And Courthouse News Service reports that “Hefty Damages in Killer-Cop Case Reinstated.”

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

Posted at 8:30 PM by Howard Bashman

“Are judges in gay marriage cases reading the tea leaves right?” Michael McGough has this essay online today at The Los Angeles Times.

Posted at 7:58 PM by Howard Bashman

“Yu sworn in to state Supreme Court”: The Associated Press has a report that begins, “Mary Yu was sworn in as the newest member of the Washington state Supreme Court on Tuesday, marking the first time the high court has had an openly gay justice.”

Posted at 6:08 PM by Howard Bashman

“AP sources: Justice Dept. to reveal drone memo.” The Associated Press has a report that begins, “On the eve of a critical Senate vote and under court order, the Obama administration signaled it will publicly reveal a secret memo describing its legal justification for using drones to kill U.S. citizens suspected of terrorism overseas.”

Posted at 6:05 PM by Howard Bashman

“State of Oklahoma owes $303,333 in plaintiffs’ legal fees over Sharia law case; Oklahoma will have to pay $303,333 in legal fees to plaintiffs’ attorneys who brought lawsuit against Sharia law ballot measure”: This article appears in today’s edition of The Oklahoman.

Posted at 9:47 AM by Howard Bashman