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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

“A Landmark Legal Battle Over a Toddler Dancing to Prince Song Looks to Be Ending; After 11 years, and several brain-twisting takes, including one from the Trump administration, the lawsuit brought by Stephanie Lenz against Universal Music is settling”: Eriq Gardner has this post at the “THR, Esq.” blog of The Hollywood Reporter.

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“Pittsburgh judicial nominee tells senators his ideology won’t influence his ability to apply precedent”: Tracie Mauriello of The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has this report.

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“Appeals Court Weighs Trump Campaign Rally Lawsuit; President is challenging a civil lawsuit that alleges the then-candidate incited violence at a 2016 event”: Brent Kendall of The Wall Street Journal has this report.

And Kevin Koeninger of Courthouse News Service reports that “Injured Protesters Take on President Trump in Sixth Circuit.”

You can access the audio of today’s oral argument before a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit via this link.

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“WV Supreme Court Justice Loughry named in 32-count judicial complaint”: Lacie Pierson of The Charleston Gazette-Mail has an article that begins, “In no uncertain terms, the West Virginia Judicial Investigative Commission on Wednesday alleged that the man who wrote the book on political corruption in West Virginia had perpetuated his own abuses of power as a justice for the West Virginia Supreme Court.”

Chris Dickerson of the West Virginia Record reports that “Loughry charged with 32 counts of violating Code of Judicial Conduct.”

And rad McElhinny of West Virginia’s MetroNews reports that “Justice Loughry named in 32-count judicial complaint saying he lied over and over.”

You can access online the Judicial Investigation Commission’s Formal Statement of Charges and Judicial Disciplinary Counsel’s Motion to Suspend Without Pay.

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“How quickly will the Supreme Court act on unanswered questions about same-sex marriages?” Robert Barnes of The Washington Post has this report.

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“In the ‘Making a Murderer’ Case, the Supreme Court Could Help Address the Problem of False Confessions”: Douglas Starr has this post online at The New Yorker.

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“Pittsburgher David Porter testifies ideology won’t be a factor as federal judge”: Wes Venteicher of The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review has this report.

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“Colorado, Once Called the ‘Hate State,’ Grapples With Cake Baker Decision”: Julie Turkewitz has this article in today’s edition of The New York Times.

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“Anthony Kennedy’s Suffering Olympics: The justice’s preoccupation with civility turned Masterpiece Cakeshop into an argument over who spoke more rudely.” Dahlia Lithwick has this jurisprudence essay online at Slate.

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“Supreme Court rules Canadian billionaire must take defamation suit to Israel”: Sean Fine of The Toronto Globe and Mail has an article that begins, “The Supreme Court of Canada says a Canadian billionaire cannot sue in Ontario over an alleged defamation published online by an Israeli newspaper, about his ownership of a Tel Aviv soccer team. He must instead sue in Israel.”

You can access today’s 6-to-3 ruling of the Supreme Court of Canada at this link. And the court’s communication staff has prepared this summary of the ruling.

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“Why an Orthodox group says the Supreme Court’s cake shop ruling is good for the Jews”: Ben Sales of Jewish Telegraphic Agency has this report.

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“Supreme Court bemoans ‘hostility’ to religion in wedding cake case, but what about Trump’s ‘Muslim ban’?” David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times has this report.

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“Recall of Brock Turner judge succeeds: Voters oust Aaron Persky for sentence in sexual assault case.” Tracey Kaplan has this front page article in today’s edition of The San Jose Mercury News.

Bob Egelko of The San Francisco Chronicle reports that “Judge Aaron Persky, who ruled in sex assault case, recalled in Santa Clara County.”

And Christal Hayes and John Bacon of USA Today report that “Judge Aaron Persky, who gave Brock Turner lenient sentence in rape case recalled.”

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