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Thursday, May 22, 2014

“Top Judge Who Gave Lawyer Praise Recuses Himself From Patent Cases; Laudatory Email Raises Questions About Patent Bar”: Ashby Jones and Brent Kendall will have this article in Friday’s edition of The Wall Street Journal.

Posted at 10:54 PM by Howard Bashman

“Scalia v. Scalia: Does his faith influence his judicial decision making?” Dahlia Lithwick has this book review in the June 2014 issue of The Atlantic.

Posted at 3:30 PM by Howard Bashman

“Constitution Check: Has the Supreme Court already tipped its hand on same-sex marriage?” Lyle Denniston has this post today at the “Constitution Daily” blog of the National Constitution Center.

Posted at 1:42 PM by Howard Bashman

“Why the Supreme Court Needs Term Limits: The best solution to the increasingly politicized and unseasoned Court is to limit justices to 18-year terms.” Norm Ornstein has this essay online today at The Atlantic.

Posted at 1:37 PM by Howard Bashman

“Christie brushes off criticism for re-nominating Rabner as NJ Supreme Court chief justice”: The Newark Star-Ledger has this report.

Today’s edition of The Record of Hackensack, New Jersey contains a front page article headlined “Christie strikes deal to retain Stuart Rabner as N.J. chief justice.”

Today’s edition of The New York Times contains an article headlined “Christie Renominates New Jersey’s Chief Justice in Deal With Democrats.”

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that “In deal, Christie renominates Chief Justice Rabner and names Lee Solomon to court.”

And The Courier-Post of Cherry Hill, New Jersey reports that “Deal sends Haddonfield’s Solomon to high court.”

Posted at 1:34 PM by Howard Bashman

“BP turns to U.S. Supreme Court in fight over oil spill settlement”: The Times-Picayune of New Orleans has this report.

McClatchy Washington Bureau reports that “BP wants Supreme Court to throw out Deepwater Horizon settlement.” reports that “BP will ask Supreme Court to review Deepwater Horizon settlement ruling.”

In commentary, Paul M. Barrett of Bloomberg Businessweek has an essay titled “Judge in BP Spill Case Sends Distress Signal to Supreme Court.”

And Michael Hiltzik, business columnist for The Los Angeles Times, has an essay titled “On the gulf oil spill, BP moves to prolong the courtroom agony.”

Posted at 1:20 PM by Howard Bashman

“Does a Supreme Court Ruling Mean Disney Will Lose ‘Spider-Man’ Rights? Once rejected for not suing soon enough, the company challenging Disney’s hold on the character thinks it’s no longer precluded from moving forward in court.” Eriq Gardner has this post at the “Hollywood, Esq.” blog of The Hollywood Reporter.

Posted at 1:04 PM by Howard Bashman

“State campaign finance laws are on borrowed time”: Columnist George F. Will has this essay online at The Washington Post.

Posted at 8:32 AM by Howard Bashman

“Getting to Fifty on Marriage Equality”: Amy Davidson has this blog post online at The New Yorker.

Therein she writes, “Judge Michael McShane, in Oregon, and Judge John E. Jones, in Pennsylvania, sounded like they were having one of those days when you remember why your job is fun, and even maybe important, and also why the Constitution is a powerful document.”

Posted at 8:30 AM by Howard Bashman

“Supreme Court Justices Just ‘Junior Varsity Politicians’? Breyer Talks State of Legal Profession at ALI Dinner.” Tom P. Taylor of Bloomberg BNA has this blog post.

Posted at 8:27 AM by Howard Bashman