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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Ninth Circuit’s affirmance of the imposition of a federal life sentence without parole on a juvenile offender draws a partial dissent from Senior Circuit Judge Diarmuid F. O’Scannlain: You can access today’s ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit at this link.

And speaking of federal judges whose last names begin with the letter “O,” the manner in which the Federal Judicial Center has chosen to alphabetize those last names is worth a look. The Chicago Manuel of Style disagrees with the FJC’s approach.

Posted at 11:18 PM by Howard Bashman

“Ninth Circuit Advances Suit Over Anti-Abortion Foes’ Videos”: Helen Christophi of Courthouse News Service has an article that begins, “Planned Parenthood’s federal lawsuit accusing anti-abortion activists of hampering abortion access with doctored videos creating the impression clinics sell aborted fetal tissue will proceed intact, the Ninth Circuit ruled Wednesday.”

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

Posted at 10:58 PM by Howard Bashman

“Wisconsin Supreme Court urged to force Legislature’s hand on defense lawyer pay”: Bruce Vielmetti of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has an article that begins, “The nation is watching Wisconsin’s Supreme Court to see how it addresses the state’s problem of underfunded criminal defense, a Washington, D.C., lawyer told the court Wednesday.”

Posted at 9:57 PM by Howard Bashman

“Supreme Court 2017 Decision Has Cost Investors Over $800 Million, SEC Says; Case will have ‘significant impact on the recovery we achieve for investors,’ enforcement official says”: Dave Michaels of The Wall Street Journal has this report.

Posted at 9:54 PM by Howard Bashman

“Three finalists for Colorado Supreme Court vacancy have been named; Gov. John Hickenlooper has 15 days from May 16 to appoint a justice”: Danika Worthington of The Denver Post has this report.

Posted at 9:50 PM by Howard Bashman

“Arkansas judge who blocked TV ads removes himself from Supreme Court justice’s case”: John Moritz and Doug Thompson of The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette have an article that begins, “A Washington County circuit judge who ordered that negative political ads against Supreme Court Justice Courtney Goodson be pulled off the airwaves recused himself from further involvement in the case Wednesday. However, the temporary restraining order by Circuit Judge Doug Martin still stands.”

And earlier today, Moritz had an article headlined “Judge who blocked ads against Arkansas Supreme Court justice reported receiving income from her husband’s law firm.”

Posted at 9:44 PM by Howard Bashman

“Iowa abortion suit won’t have easy path to US Supreme Court”: Barbara Rodriguez and David Pitt of The Associated Press have this report.

Posted at 9:27 PM by Howard Bashman

“Justice Department appeals order to disclose Clinton grand jury records”: Josh Gerstein of Politico has a blog post that begins, “The Trump administration is again fighting for greater secrecy in a Clinton-focused investigation: this time, the independent counsel probe that explored President Bill Clinton’s relationship with White House intern Monica Lewinsky.”

Posted at 4:32 PM by Howard Bashman

“Sports betting decision may empower states in other areas, from marijuana laws to sanctuary cities”: Richard Wolf of USA Today has this report.

Posted at 4:26 PM by Howard Bashman

“The State of the States Before the Supreme Court”: Adam Feldman has this post at his “Empirical SCOTUS” blog.

Posted at 4:22 PM by Howard Bashman