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Tuesday, August 30, 2022

“ACLU, Planned Parenthood sue Indiana over new abortion restrictions”: Shari Rudavsky of The Indianapolis Star has this report.

Posted at 9:12 PM by Howard Bashman

“Orrick gets no reprieve from 9th Circuit in arbitration fight with Jones Day”: Alison Frankel’s “On the Case” from Reuters has this post.

Posted at 7:45 PM by Howard Bashman

“Court won’t hear appeal in Oberlin College $25M judgment”: The Associated Press has a report that begins, “The Ohio Supreme Court on Tuesday said it would not take up an appeal of a $25 million judgment against Oberlin College in a business’ lawsuit claiming it was libeled by the school after a shoplifting incident involving three Black students.”

Today’s order of the Supreme Court of Ohio indicates that three of that court’s seven justices dissented from the denial of review, suggesting that perhaps it would take a majority vote to obtain discretionary review from Ohio’s highest court in this case.

Update: In other coverage, Jeremy Pelzer of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that “Ohio Supreme Court rejects Oberlin College’s appeal of $36 million defamation verdict.”

Posted at 4:02 PM by Howard Bashman

“‘Stay Wrong’: When State Supreme Courts Fought Back; More than a century ago, the legal left sought to blunt the power of conservative federal judges; They did so in state courts.” Austin Field has this post at “Balls and Strikes.”

Posted at 1:28 PM by Howard Bashman

“San Jose Unified discriminated against Christian group that doesn’t let LGBTQ students serve as leaders, court rules”: Bob Egelko of The San Francisco Chronicle has this report.

Kevin Rector of The Los Angeles Times reports that “Court says San Jose school district must recognize Christian club that excludes LGBTQ kids.”

Nate Raymond of Reuters reports that “Calif. school district can’t bar Christian club opposed to gay marriage, court rules.”

And Mark Walsh of Education Week reports that “Court Backs Fellowship of Christian Athletes in Clash Over School LGBTQ Bias Policy.”

You can access yesterday’s ruling of a divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit at this link.

Posted at 1:00 PM by Howard Bashman

“The hidden power behind the Supreme Court: Justices give pivotal role to novice lawyers.” USA Today has today republished this article written by Tony Mauro. The article originally appeared in the June 5, 1998 issue of that newspaper.

Posted at 12:44 PM by Howard Bashman

“NC Supreme Court asked to decide ownership of Confederate statue that stood at former Forsyth courthouse”: Wes Young has this front page article in today’s edition of The Winston-Salem Journal.

And Will Doran of The News & Observer of Raleigh, North Carolina has an article headlined “Seeking ‘reparation’ from Supreme Court, NC Confederate descendants fight statue removal.”

The Supreme Court of North Carolina has posted the video of yesterday’s oral argument on YouTube at this link.

Posted at 10:58 AM by Howard Bashman

“Bankruptcy as MDL escape hatch? Not so fast, judge tells 3M in ‘surprise’ decision.” Alison Frankel’s “On the Case” from Reuters has this post.

Posted at 10:48 AM by Howard Bashman

“Hawaii has issued 1 gun carry permit since high court ruling”: Jennifer Sinco Kelleher of The Associated Press has this report.

Posted at 10:45 AM by Howard Bashman