How Appealing

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

“State Supreme Court declares fine against casino employee unconstitutional”: Adam Brandolph of The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review has a news update that begins, “The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Tuesday called a $75,000 fine that an Allegheny County judge dealt to a former Rivers Casino poker dealer ‘unconstitutionally excessive,’ considering he stole $200 in poker chips, and sent the case back for an ‘appropriate fine.'”

You can access today’s unanimous ruling of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania at this link.

Posted at 11:15 PM by Howard Bashman

“Louisiana Supreme Court settles Justice Department inquiry into attorney admissions”: The Times-Picayune of New Orleans has this report.

Posted at 11:11 PM by Howard Bashman

“McCrory appoints Mark Martin chief justice of NC Supreme Court”: The News & Observer of Raleigh, North Carolina has this report.

Posted at 11:08 PM by Howard Bashman

“Utah poll: Most oppose gay marriage, think Supreme Court will legalize it; Most Utahns oppose it but believe Supreme Court will reject the state’s arguments.” Matt Canham of The Salt Lake Tribune has this report.

Posted at 11:07 PM by Howard Bashman

“The Politics of Judging and the Judging of Politics”: Certain content available online from now appears to be freely accessible via Google News. Last Tuesday, The Legal Intelligencer published this new installment of my monthly “Upon Further Review” column. You can freely access the essay via Google News.

Posted at 1:42 PM by Howard Bashman

“Breyer’s Two Decades as the ‘Cold-Fish’ Justice”: Kenneth Jost has this post at his blog, “Jost On Justice.”

Posted at 11:11 AM by Howard Bashman

“To Kill or Not to Kill All the Lawyers? That Is the Question; Attorneys Object to Interpretation of Shakespeare’s Line; ‘Not a Slur.'” Jacob Gershman of The Wall Street Journal has this report.

Posted at 11:09 AM by Howard Bashman

“A plea to leave fate of health care subsidies to the Court”: Lyle Denniston had this post yesterday at “SCOTUSblog.”

“Josh Blackman’s Blog” has a post titled “Opposition to En Banc Review in Halbig.”

On Sunday at the “Balkinization” blog, Rob Weiner had a guest post titled “Politics By Other Means.

And yesterday at “The Volokh Conspiracy,” Jonathan H. Adler had a post titled “Law by other means — a response to Rob Weiner on Halbig.”

Posted at 8:22 AM by Howard Bashman

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Posted at 8:16 AM by Howard Bashman

Ninth Circuit rules that Barnes & Noble’s “browsewrap” arbitration agreement isn’t worth the pixels it’s written on: The Recorder reports that “Ninth Circuit Spurns Web ‘Browsewrap’ Agreement.” You can freely access the full text of this article via Google News.

Courthouse News Service reports that “Barnes & Noble Loses Bid for Arbitration on Appeal.”

Central Valley Business Times reports that “Terms of use buttons are not enough, says court.”

And at her “Trial Insider” blog, Pamela A. MacLean has a post titled “Barnes & Noble ‘Browsewrap’ Terms of Use Bites the Dust.”

You can access yesterday’s ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit at this link.

Posted at 8:14 AM by Howard Bashman

“Arizona Loose With Its Rules in Executions, Records Show”: Fernanda Santos and John Schwartz had this article in yesterday’s edition of The New York Times.

Posted at 8:04 AM by Howard Bashman

“One month later, Markel investigation continues”: Sean Rossman has this article in today’s edition of The Tallahassee Democrat.

Posted at 8:02 AM by Howard Bashman