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Saturday, August 16, 2014

“Nevada Supreme justices suffer ‘personal toll'”: The Reno Gazette-Journal has an article that begins, “Nevada Supreme Court Justice James Hardesty is the main spokesman for Question One on the November general-election ballot. If passed by voters, it would establish an appeals court in Nevada. It would ease the overwhelming pressure on the state Supreme Court, which now is the only appeals court in the state.”

Posted at 1:25 PM by Howard Bashman

“Alabama Supreme Court rules brand name drug makers liable for harm caused by generic versions”: has this report.

The Associated Press has a report headlined “Alabama high court upholds generic drug decision” that begins, “Brand-name drug makers can be held liable for warnings on a generic medication even if it was produced by another company, the Alabama Supreme Court ruled Friday, standing by an earlier decision that business leaders viewed as a defeat.”

And’s “Pharmalot” blog has a post titled “Pfizer is Liable for Harm Caused by a Generic Version of its Drug: Court.”

You can access yesterday’s 6-to-3 ruling of the Supreme Court of Alabama on rehearing at this link.

Posted at 1:08 PM by Howard Bashman

“Arrested federal judge keeps getting $199K salary”: The Associated Press has a report that begins, “An Alabama federal judge stripped of his caseload following his arrest on domestic violence charges in Atlanta will continue receiving his annual salary of nearly $200,000.”

Posted at 1:00 PM by Howard Bashman

“National news media picture West Ottawa High School teacher on Supreme Court cell phone ruling”: The Grand Rapids Press has this report.

Posted at 12:55 PM by Howard Bashman

“Suspect’s silence allowed as evidence at trial, court rules”: Bob Egelko of The San Francisco Chronicle has this report.

Howard Mintz of The San Jose Mercury News reports that “Redwood City man’s conviction in fatal crash to remain in doubt.”

The San Mateo Daily Journal reports that “Supreme Court restores fatal crash conviction: Redwood City man’s post-incident silence, and Fifth Amendment rights, at issue.”

Metropolitan News-Enterprise reports that “S.C. Orders New Look at Conviction in Traffic Fatality of Child; Divided Court Says Evidence of Defendant’s Lack of Concern for Victims May Have Been Admissible.”

And The Associated Press has a report headlined “Court: Silence can be used against suspects.”

You can access Thursday’s 4-to-3 ruling of the Supreme Court of California at this link.

Posted at 12:16 PM by Howard Bashman

“Justice tells women: ‘Rooting out unconscious bias is much harder.'” Today’s edition of The Santa Fe New Mexican contains a front page article that begins, “U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg told a Santa Fe audience Friday that discrimination against women is more subtle than it used to be and can be more difficult to combat than the overt discrimination she encountered when she began her legal career more than 50 years ago.”

And today’s edition of The Albuquerque Journal contains an article headlined “Justice Ginsburg: Women must keep up the fight for equality.”

Posted at 9:21 AM by Howard Bashman