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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

“Cyberbullying Law Challenged in Court; New York Jurists to Decide if Criminal Statute Violates Freedom of Speech; Other States and Localities Await Precedent”: In Thursday’s edition of The Wall Street Journal, Joe Palazzolo will have an article that begins, “New York’s high court on Thursday will consider one of the first legal challenges to state and local laws that make it a crime for people to bully others online, especially children.”

Posted at 10:52 PM by Howard Bashman

“Golden Globes Lawsuit Hits Appeals Court: HFPA Says Judge Made ‘Significant Mistake’; An HFPA lawyer argues that the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals should reverse a ruling that Dick Clark Productions can produce the Globes as long as the show is on NBC.” Alex Ben Block has this post today at the “Hollywood, Esq.” blog of The Hollywood Reporter.

Posted at 10:22 PM by Howard Bashman

“Gitmo Fail: Obama promised to close Guantanamo; Why is he releasing dangerous detainees and ignoring the rest?” Emily Bazelon has this essay online at Slate.

Posted at 10:18 PM by Howard Bashman

“When Global Warming Kills Your God: Twenty-three Alaskan tribesmen broke the law when they overfished king salmon, but they claim their faith gave them no other choice.” Adam Weymouth has this article online at The Atlantic.

Posted at 10:16 PM by Howard Bashman

“New York City seeks to reinstate large soda ban”: Reuters has a report that begins, “An attorney for New York City has asked the state’s top court to revive a ban on large sugary drinks, saying the city’s health department has the power to ban any products, even hamburgers, that pose a health risk.”

Bloomberg News reports that “NYC Asks Top Court to Revive Bloomberg’s Big-Soda Ban.”

And The Associated Press reports that “State court considers restoring NYC big-soda ban.”

Posted at 8:17 PM by Howard Bashman

“Lawyers spar on secret-court documents in Chicago”: The Associated Press has a report that begins, “A federal appeals court in Chicago has heard oral arguments over surveillance issues highlighted during the past year by disclosures from onetime government contractor Edward Snowden.”

Posted at 5:28 PM by Howard Bashman

“Pennsylvania Progressives Torpedo Nomination Of Potential GOP Obama Judicial Pick”: Jennifer Bendery of The Huffington Post has this report.

Posted at 11:30 AM by Howard Bashman

“Appeals Court to continue blocking Arizona abortion law”: The Arizona Republic has this report.

Howard Fischer of The Arizona Daily Star reports that “Federal appeals court blocks Arizona abortion-drug law.”

Reuters reports that “Arizona abortion drug restrictions to stay blocked pending appeal.”

At her “Trial Insider” blog, Pamela A. MacLean has a post titled “Arizona Anti-Abortion Pill Law Blocked.”

And at the “Taking Note” blog of The New York Times, Dorothy J. Samuels has a post titled “When Courts Consider Evidence, Abortion Supporters Win.”

My earlier coverage of yesterday’s Ninth Circuit ruling appears at this link.

Posted at 10:44 AM by Howard Bashman

“Farmers Branch settles last part of lawsuit over rental ordinance for $1.4 million”: The Dallas Morning News has this report.

Posted at 7:52 AM by Howard Bashman