How Appealing

Monday, September 22, 2014

“Grand Rapids lawyer hopes to defend Sherlock Holmes’ copyrights in case before U.S. Supreme Court”: The Grand Rapids Press has this report.

Posted at 11:14 PM by Howard Bashman

“This weekend, in flyover country, the humanity and civility of Supreme Court Justices was on full display — and that is a wonderful thing”: Senior U.S. District Judge Richard G. Kopf has this post today at his “Hercules and the Umpire” blog.

Posted at 10:44 PM by Howard Bashman

“Courts Nix More Software Patents; Decisions Follow Supreme Court Ruling on Intellectual-Property Protection”: Ashby Jones has this article in today’s edition of The Wall Street Journal.

You can freely access the full text of the article via Google News.

Posted at 10:20 PM by Howard Bashman

“Defamation Law Reminds Critics of Indonesia’s Past”: Joe Cochrane will have this article in Tuesday’s edition of The New York Times.

Posted at 9:40 PM by Howard Bashman

“These Are The Lawyers Fighting Marriage Equality; More than a case — a mission.” Marcia Coyle has this article in today’s issue of The National Law Journal.

You can freely access the full text of the article via Google News.

Posted at 6:32 PM by Howard Bashman

“At Supreme Court, Kicking the Tires on a Same-Sex Marriage Case Fit for History”: Adam Liptak will have this article in Tuesday’s edition of The New York Times.

Posted at 6:27 PM by Howard Bashman

“Senator: Drop nomination of controversial judge.” The Associated Press has a report that begins, “President Barack Obama’s controversial selection of Michael Boggs to become a federal judge in Georgia lacks enough votes to survive and the nomination should be withdrawn, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said Monday in what amounts to a rare rebuff of the president from his own party.”

Earlier today at the “First Draft” blog of The New York Times, Carl Hules had a post titled “Gillibrand’s Weight Watcher Revealed, and a Presidential Nominee Is Sunk.”

Posted at 6:22 PM by Howard Bashman

“Obama Won’t Withdraw Boggs Nomination”: Online today at Roll Call, Steven Dennis has a blog post that begins, “President Barack Obama still supports the nomination of Michael P. Boggs for a federal judgeship in Georgia, even though Sen. Patrick J. Leahy told The New York Times there aren’t enough votes for confirmation.”

Posted at 3:09 PM by Howard Bashman

“Chief Judge KOZINSKI, reluctantly dissenting”: Today, Ninth Circuit Chief Judge Alex Kozinski has introduced into the appellate lexicon the reluctantly dissenting opinion.

Or, as the majority opinion in today’s 6-to-5 en banc ruling explains in its first paragraph, “When a suspect says ‘give me a lawyer,’ that request walks, swims, and quacks like a duck.”

The case was before the en banc Ninth Circuit for reconsideration in light of the U.S. Supreme Court‘s ruling in June 2013 in Salinas v. Texas.

Posted at 1:14 PM by Howard Bashman

“Crusader for Justice: A Conversation with Judge Damon Keith.” Last Friday, WDET Radio of Wayne State University aired a rebroadcast of Stephen Henderson’s interview from earlier this year with Senior Sixth Circuit Judge Damon J. Keith. You can view video of the full interview by clicking here.

Readers of “How Appealing” may recall that Henderson previously covered the U.S. Supreme Court for McClatchy Washington Bureau. More recently, he has served as editorial page editor for The Detroit Free Press. In that capacity, Henderson earlier this year won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for commentary.

Posted at 11:20 AM by Howard Bashman

Second Circuit reinstates lawsuit alleging that National Westminster Bank PLC provided material support and resources to a terrorist organization: The lawsuit was brought by 200 United States nationals (or their estates, survivors, or heirs) who were victims of terrorist attacks launched in Israel by Hamas. You can access today’s ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit at this link.

Update: In early news coverage, Jonathan Stempel of Reuters reports that “U.S. court revives case accusing RBS’ NatWest of aiding Hamas.”

Posted at 10:58 AM by Howard Bashman

“When Will The Obama Administration Tell The Supreme Court What It Thinks About Marriage Equality? The justices could — and would have good reasons to — ask for the administration’s top Supreme Court lawyer to weigh in on the same-sex marriage cases.” Chris Geidner of BuzzFeed has this report.

Posted at 10:40 AM by Howard Bashman

“Federal Circuit Defies Supreme Court in Laches Holding”: Dennis Crouch has this post at his “Patently-O” blog.

Posted at 7:56 AM by Howard Bashman

“Video: Jeffrey Rosen previews upcoming Supreme Court cases.” The “Constitution Daily” blog of the National Constitution Center has a post that begins, “What’s on the docket for our nation’s highest court? Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, joined the American Constitution Society in Washington for a preview of the new term.”

The American Constitution Society has posted video of the event online at YouTube at this link.

Posted at 7:53 AM by Howard Bashman