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Monday, July 14, 2014

“Marvel Urges Supreme Court to Deny Review of Superhero Rights Dispute; Contrary to arguments made by Jack Kirby’s heirs, former top IP officials and Hollywood guilds, the Disney subsidiary says this dispute over what’s a work-made-for-hire is a ‘poor and atypical vehicle’ for examination”: Eriq Gardner has this post today at the “Hollywood, Esq.” blog of The Hollywood Reporter.

Posted at 10:24 PM by Howard Bashman

“Court KOs New Jersey bid to block ocean blasting”: The Associated Press has a report that begins, “A federal appeals court on Monday cleared the path for seismic testing off the coast of New Jersey that will blast the floor of the Atlantic Ocean with loud noises as part of a climate change research project.”

Posted at 9:00 PM by Howard Bashman

“Dahlia Lithwick: Talk Radio Has Ruined the Supreme Court.” You can access the transcript of this segment from today’s broadcast of The Rush Limbaugh Show at this link.

Posted at 8:45 PM by Howard Bashman

“Americans’ Approval of the Supreme Court Remains Divided; Approval among Republicans up 21 percentage points from 2013”: Gallup issued this news release today.

Posted at 8:32 PM by Howard Bashman

“Supreme Court is asked to review Calif. ban on force-feeding birds”: Michael Doyle of McClatchy Washington Bureau has this report today.

Posted at 6:17 PM by Howard Bashman

“Court split on challenges from Al Qaeda PR chief”: Josh Gerstein of has a blog post that begins, “A federal appeals court has rejected a former Al Qaeda media chief’s challenge to his military commission conviction for conspiracy, while tossing out his convictions for material support for terrorism and soliciting.”

And at the “Just Security” blog, Steve Vladeck has a post titled “A Quick and Dirty Summary of — and Reaction to — the Al-Bahlul Decision.”

You can access today’s en banc ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit at this link.

Update: In other coverage, Lyle Denniston of “SCOTUSblog” has a post titled “Sweeping new ruling on war crimes courts.”

Bloomberg News reports that “Bin Laden Media Aide Wins Reversal of Terror Convictions.”

And Pete Yost of The Associated Press reports that “Court issues partial win to bin Laden assistant.”

Posted at 11:44 AM by Howard Bashman

“Supreme Court Shows Restraint in Voting to Overrule Precedents”: Adam Liptak will have this new installment of his “Sidebar” column in Tuesday’s edition of The New York Times.

Posted at 10:18 AM by Howard Bashman