How Appealing

Thursday, February 20, 2020

“Appeals court approves of $6.7M award to graffiti artists”: Larry Neumeister of The Associated Press has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued today.

Meanwhile, on Twitter, the opinion received a great deal of attention for supposedly being critical of artist Claude Monet — yet it is also possible not to read the opinion that way (and I think this latter view is more likely the correct one).

On the other hand, another tweet perceptively notes that “If they’d said that about Seurat, they’d have had a point.”

Posted at 9:28 PM by Howard Bashman

“Supreme Court hears argument to expand patient rights in malpractice claims”: Edmund H. Mahony of The Hartford Courant has this report.

Posted at 8:54 PM by Howard Bashman

“7th Circuit deepens circuit split over TCPA liability”: Alison Frankel’s “On the Case” from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has this post.

Posted at 6:08 PM by Howard Bashman

“On debate night, Ruth Bader Ginsburg honored at DVF Awards; Hillary Clinton, more attend”: Rasha Ali of USA Today has this report.

Posted at 6:05 PM by Howard Bashman

“The Stone Sentence Was Fair. What Barr Did Was Still Wrong. Has the Trump Department of Justice ever asked for a lower sentence for someone who wasn’t a presidential ally?” Noah Bookbinder has this essay online at The New York Times.

Posted at 5:08 PM by Howard Bashman

“Why Trump Needs Bill Barr: We’re one attorney-general resignation away from establishing moralized hysteria as a normal tool of U.S. politics.” Columnist Daniel Henninger has this op-ed in today’s edition of The Wall Street Journal.

Posted at 4:25 PM by Howard Bashman

“State Supreme Courts See Progress on Diversity but Still Fall Short; New research from the Brennan Center shows that state supreme court justices still don’t reflect the diverse populations they serve”: Janna Adelstein and Alicia Bannon of the Brennan Center for Justice have this report.

Posted at 3:03 PM by Howard Bashman

“Judge Ho Called Out Homophobia, But the 5th Circuit Wiped Out the Opinion; ‘Appellant-plaintiff apologizes to this honorable court for offending but to this date, appellant-plaintiff still has no [idea] of what prejudice has been shown by counsel,’ the petition said”: Angela Morris of Texas Lawyer has this report about an unpublished per curiam ruling that a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued on Tuesday, replacing a published disposition that issued on February 7th containing one judge’s footnote criticizing the performance of appellant’s counsel.

The article contains a PDF copy of the rehearing petition from appellant’s counsel and also mentions a tweet that I posted earlier this week about this development after Raffi Melkonian had tweeted about it.

Posted at 1:35 PM by Howard Bashman

“Roger Stone sentenced to 40 months for lying to Congress, witness tampering amid turmoil between Justice Dept. and Trump on penalty”: Rachel Weiner, Tom Jackman, Spencer S. Hsu, and Matt Zapotosky of The Washington Post have this report.

Sharon LaFraniere of The New York Times reports that “Roger Stone Sentenced to Over 3 Years in Prison; The sentencing played out amid extraordinary upheaval at the Justice Department and a virtual standoff between the president and the attorney general.”

Erin B. Logan and Del Quentin Wilber of The Los Angeles Times report that “Roger Stone sentenced to 40 months in prison in case that roiled Justice Department.”

Byron Tau and Aruna Viswanatha of The Wall Street Journal report that “Roger Stone Sentenced to Three Years and Four Months in Prison; The longtime Trump political adviser was convicted of witness tampering, obstruction and lying to Congress.”

Kristine Phillips, Kevin Johnson, and Nicholas Wu of USA Today have an article headlined “‘Truth still matters’: Judge sentences Roger Stone to 40 months in prison for obstructing Congress’ Russia investigation.”

Jeff Mordock of The Washington Times reports that “Roger Stone sentenced to more than 3 years in prison.”

Ashraf Khalil, Mark Sherman, and Mike Balsamo of The Associated Press report that “Trump ally Roger Stone sentenced to 40 months in prison.”

Sarah N. Lynch and Jan Wolfe of Reuters report that “Judge sentences Trump adviser Stone to three years and four months in prison.”

Erik Larson and Billy House of Bloomberg News report that “Roger Stone Gets Over Three Years in Jail for Trump Cover-Up.”

Pete Williams of NBC News reports that “Trump associate Roger Stone sentenced to 3 years, 4 months in prison for lying to Congress; Stone will not have to report to prison until the judge acts on a pending defense motion for a new trial, based on a claim of juror bias.”

Katelyn Polantz of CNN reports that “Roger Stone sentenced to 40 months in prison amid Trump complaints against prosecutors.”

Brooke Singman and Bill Mears of Fox News report that “Roger Stone sentenced to 3 years for lying, witness tampering as case roils DOJ.”

Darren Samuelsohn and Josh Gerstein of Politico report that “Roger Stone sentenced to over three years in prison; The president has called Stone’s treatment a miscarriage of justice, raising questions about whether he will grant clemency to his longtime political confidant.”

And Harper Neidig of The Hill reports that “Roger Stone sentenced to over three years in prison.”

Posted at 12:48 PM by Howard Bashman