How Appealing

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

“Republicans slam Kansas Supreme Court justice over Davis fundraiser at her home”: Bryan Lowry of The Wichita Eagle has an article that begins, “The Kansas Republican Party criticized a Kansas Supreme Court justice Tuesday, saying a fundraiser hosted for Democrat Paul Davis at her Topeka home was inappropriate.”

And The Associated Press reports that “Kansas GOP criticizes event at justice’s home.”

Posted at 11:33 PM by Howard Bashman

“R.I. Supreme Court hears arguments on gay-pride parade lawsuit filed by Providence firefighters against ex-Mayor Cianci”: This article will appear in Wednesday’s edition of The Providence Journal.

Posted at 11:27 PM by Howard Bashman

“Sirius XM Loses Lawsuit on Royalties for Oldies”: Wednesday’s edition of The New York Times will contain this article.

The Wall Street Journal reports that “Sirius XM Loses Royalties Case Against Oldies Band; Suit Alleged That Satellite Radio Played the Turtles’ Music Without Permission.” You can freely access the full text of the article via Google.

And at the “Hollywood, Esq.” blog of The Hollywood Reporter, Eriq Gardner has a post titled “SiriusXM Suffers Crushing Loss in High-Stakes Courtroom Battle; In a ruling with far-reaching consequences, Flo & Eddie of The Turtles convince a judge that their public performance rights were violated.”

You can access yesterday’s ruling of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California at this link.

Posted at 10:14 PM by Howard Bashman

In papers of interest recently posted at SSRN: Law professor Stephen E. Sachs has posted an article titled “Originalism as a Theory of Legal Change” (via “Legal Theory Blog“).

Law professor Sonja West has posted a paper titled “The Stealth Press Clause” (via “Legal Theory Blog“).

And law professor Andrew Koppelman has posted a book review titled “Six Overrulings,” reviewing Justice John Paul Stevens’ book, “Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the Constitution” (via “Legal Theory Blog“).

Posted at 8:09 PM by Howard Bashman

“Major League Baseball’s Nightmare: A Judge Who Isn’t a Fan of Instant Replay; Judge Shira Scheindlin refuses to certify an appeal on her ruling that could shake up sports broadcasting.” Eriq Gardner has this post today at the “Hollywood, Esq.” blog of The Hollywood Reporter.

Posted at 7:58 PM by Howard Bashman

“Wisconsin Files Opposition to 7th Circuit Rehearing on Voter ID Law”: Rick Hasen has this post at his “Election Law Blog.” He has posted the response in opposition at this link.

Posted at 6:05 PM by Howard Bashman

“Party Diary: Opera with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.” Helena Andrews has this entry today at the “Reliable Source” blog of The Washington Post.

Posted at 5:06 PM by Howard Bashman

“Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: I’m not going anywhere.” An excerpt from Justice Ginsburg’s interview with Jessica Weisberg for Elle magazine can now be accessed online at this link.

In coverage of the interview, Ian Millhiser of ThinkProgress has a post titled “Justice Ginsburg: If I Resign, Obama Could Not Appoint ‘Anyone I Would Like To See In The Court.'”

And earlier this week, David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times had an article headlined “Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg signals she has no plans to retire soon.”

Posted at 4:40 PM by Howard Bashman

“Deputy SG Kneedler Recognized for Career in Public Service”: Tony Mauro has this post today at “The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times.”

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

And you can view information about the recognition, including a video, at this link.

Posted at 3:15 PM by Howard Bashman

“U.S. on Supreme Court Protest Restrictions: Sidewalk is Wide Enough.” Brent Kendall has this post today at the “Washington Wire” blog of The Wall Street Journal.

And at “The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times,” Tony Mauro has a blog post titled “Appeals Court Weighs Ban on Supreme Court Protests.” You can freely access the full text of this blog post via Google News.

As soon as the audio from this oral argument becomes available at the web site of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, I will link to it.

Update: You can access the audio of today’s oral argument before a three-judge D.C. Circuit panel (Circuit Judges Henderson, Srinivasan, Williams) in Harold Hodge v. Pamela Talkin via this link (58.6 MB mp3 audio file).

Posted at 3:07 PM by Howard Bashman

Perhaps a reason to visit again tomorrow? The new online address of “How Appealing” effective October 1, 2014 will be announced here tomorrow, one week in advance of this blog’s relocation.

Posted at 1:56 PM by Howard Bashman

“Federal judge rejects Citizens United push to avoid disclosure laws”: The Denver Post had this blog entry yesterday.

Earlier, the newspaper reported that “Ted Olson argues Citizens United case in Denver court.”

If think this sounds like the case is destined for appeal, you are correct. Today at “The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times,” Zoe Tillman has a post titled “Citizens United Vows Appeal After Losing Disclosure-Rules Case.” You can freely access the full text of this post via Google News.

Posted at 1:40 PM by Howard Bashman

“Public Peek Into Supreme Court Procedures”: Angela Morris of Texas Lawyer has an article that begins, “The public got a proverbial peek into the Texas Supreme Court’s inner workings this weekend in Austin.”

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

Additional information is available from The Texas Tribune’s live blog of “The Justice Track at The Tribune Festival.”

And in related news, Justice Debra Lehrmann of the Supreme Court of Texas has joined Twitter. She isn’t yet following “How Appealing” on Twitter, however.

Posted at 1:28 PM by Howard Bashman

“Atheist will deliver opening prayer at this week’s Huntsville City Council meeting”: The Huntsville Times has this report.

Posted at 1:16 PM by Howard Bashman

“Would (and should) I perform a wedding ceremony for a gay couple in my courtroom?” Senior U.S. District Judge Richard G. Kopf has this post today at his “Hercules and the Umpire” blog.

Posted at 1:10 PM by Howard Bashman

“What To Expect When The Supreme Court Returns To Work Next Week”: Ian Millhiser and Nicole Flatow of ThinkProgress have this report today.

Posted at 10:08 AM by Howard Bashman

“Railroad Tax Fight Lands on Supreme Court Docket; Millions of dollars of tax revenue are at stake in a long-running dispute between Alabama and CSX; The decision could affect state tax systems nationwide”: has this report.

Posted at 8:15 AM by Howard Bashman

“R.I. Supreme Court to hear gay pride parade lawsuit involving Cianci”: Katie Mulvaney has this article in today’s edition of The Providence Journal.

Posted at 8:14 AM by Howard Bashman

“Constitution Check: What if the Supreme Court takes a pass now on same-sex marriage?” Lyle Denniston has this post at the “Constitution Daily” blog of the National Constitution Center.

Posted at 8:11 AM by Howard Bashman