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Monday, September 15, 2014

“Six justices defend rule banning partisan judicial endorsements”: The Helena Independent Record has a news update that begins, “Six of the seven Montana Supreme Court justices have filed a friends-of-the-court brief asking a federal judge to uphold a 2008 state judicial rule that prohibits judicial candidates from seeking or accepting partisan endorsements.”

I have posted online at this link a copy of the amicus brief.

In somewhat related coverage, earlier this month The Virgin Islands Daily News published an article headlined “Federal court chides V.I. Supreme Court for filing amicus regarding its autonomy from federal court” reporting on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued late last month.

I have posted online at this link the amicus brief that the Supreme Court of the Virgin Islands filed in the Third Circuit in the case described in the preceding paragraph.

Posted at 10:14 PM by Howard Bashman

“Tenn. justices name Slatery as attorney general”: The Associated Press has this report.

According to the article, “Tennessee is the only state in the country where the high court names the attorney general.”

Posted at 9:04 PM by Howard Bashman

“Second Actor Sues Google Over ‘Innocence of Muslims’; Gaylord Flynn says his own performance has been violated”: Eriq Gardner has this post today at the “Hollywood, Esq.” blog of The Hollywood Reporter.

Posted at 9:00 PM by Howard Bashman

“Dean Minow talks with Associate Justice Elena Kagan ’86 at HLS”: Last Wednesday, Harvard Law School posted this video online at YouTube.

Posted at 8:06 PM by Howard Bashman

“Senate Judiciary Committee chairman urges PACER to restore access to removed case archives”: Andrea Peterson had this entry last Friday at “The Switch” blog of The Washington Post.

Posted at 4:00 PM by Howard Bashman

“SJC rules for Tesla in fight with car dealers”: John R. Ellement of The Boston Globe has a news update that begins, “Tesla today won a victory in its effort to sell its high-end all-electric cars directly to Massachusetts consumers instead of having to use traditional car dealerships that rely on franchise licenses with carmakers.”

You can access today’s ruling of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts at this link.

Posted at 1:08 PM by Howard Bashman

“Mississippi Death Row Appeal Highlights Shortcomings of Bite-Mark Identifications”: Erik Eckholm will have this article in Tuesday’s edition of The New York Times.

Posted at 1:00 PM by Howard Bashman

“Challenging the Privacy of Statements Inside the Jury Room”: Adam Liptak will have this new installment of his “Sidebar” column in Tuesday’s edition of The New York Times.

Posted at 12:50 PM by Howard Bashman