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Saturday, August 30, 2014

In posts of interest from Eriq Gardner at the “Hollywood, Esq.” blog of The Hollywood Reporter: Yesterday he had a post titled “Aereo Tells Judge It Can Beat Lawsuit Despite Supreme Court Ruling; The digital company also renews a challenge to the irreparable harm faced by TV broadcasters.”

And on Thursday he had a post titled “MLB Swings for Appeal in Lawsuit That Could Shake Up Sports Broadcasting; The professional baseball league wants to present the issue of whether its antitrust exemption applies to territorial broadcast rules.”

Posted at 10:33 PM by Howard Bashman

“Prosecutor’s ‘lesbian’ argument wins new trial for maid”: Bob Egelko of The San Francisco Chronicle has an article that begins, “When a live-in household maid was charged with molesting her employers’ young daughter, the prosecutor told the jury her motive was that she was a lesbian, ‘attracted to females’ of any age. That argument was both scientifically unfounded and prejudicial, a state appeals court said Thursday in overturning the woman’s conviction and 16-year prison sentence.”

And The Orange County Register reports that “Insinuations about defendant’s sexuality tainted trial, court rules; Orange County prosecutor had argued woman was a lesbian, which was ‘motive’ to molest girl.”

Associate Justice William W. Bedsworth wrote Thursday’s ruling of the California Court of Appeal for the Fourth Appellate District.

Posted at 9:12 PM by Howard Bashman

“California Governor Appeals Court Ruling Overturning Protections for Teachers”: Sunday’s edition of The New York Times will contain an article that begins, “Wading into an intense national battle that has pitted teacher unions against a movement to weaken tenure protections, Gov. Jerry Brown has appealed a California judge’s sweeping ruling that threw out teacher job protection laws on the ground that they deprived students of their constitutional rights.”

Posted at 8:57 PM by Howard Bashman