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Saturday, May 24, 2014

“Supreme Court Has Shifted Copyright Risk to Entertainment Studios; Why the ‘Raging Bull’ ruling this week could have a big impact going forward”: Bonnie Eskenazi and Jonathan Sokol have this guest post today at the “Hollywood, Esq.” blog of The Hollywood Reporter.

Posted at 2:34 PM by Howard Bashman

“Guantanamo Inmate’s Case Reignites Fight Over Detentions”: Charlie Savage has this front page article in today’s edition of The New York Times.

Today’s edition of The Washington Post contains a front page article headlined “U.S. judge permits Pentagon to force-feed Guantanamo prisoner but issues rebuke.”

In today’s edition of The Los Angeles Times, Richard A. Serrano has an article headlined “Judge allows force-feeding of Guantanamo detainee.”

In today’s edition of The Wall Street Journal, Jess Bravin has an article headlined “Administration Ordered to Produce Video of Guantanamo Force-Feeding; Judge Criticizes Methods Used to Sustain Prisoner as Needlessly Cruel.”

And Michael Doyle of McClatchy Washington Bureau reports that “Angry judge lifts ban on force-feeding of Guantanamo detainee, blasts Pentagon.”

Posted at 1:48 PM by Howard Bashman

“Behind the Komagata Maru’s fight to open Canada’s border: Dark chapter in Canadian immigration history included an unsung hero, among the first who can be called a defender of civil rights.” Michael Bird has this front page article in today’s edition of The Toronto Globe and Mail.

According to the article, “At the heart of the Komataga Maru saga was a high-stakes legal battle involving a fearless Vancouver lawyer who briefly managed to open Indian immigration to Canada for a few months before the ship’s arrival in Vancouver. After Ottawa, backed by widespread popular support, had rewritten the rule book while the Komagata Maru was steaming to the West Coast, J. Edward Bird ultimately lost the fight before a B.C. appeal court under conditions rigged in the government’s favour.”

Posted at 1:32 PM by Howard Bashman