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17 Apr 2014, 6:23 pm by Curt Cutting
We previously reported on this pending cert. petition, which raises questions about due process constraints on the award of punitive damages in state court class action proceedings.  The Supreme Court's online docket now indicates that the petition will be considered during the Court's May 2 conference. [read post]
17 Apr 2014, 12:20 pm by Jeffrey Kuntz
In Delva v. The Continental Group, Inc. (SC12-2315), the Florida Supreme Court held that pregnancy discrimination is covered by the Florida Civil Rights Act. Justice Pariente wrote the majority opinion and was joined by Justices Quince, Canady, Labarga, and Perry. Justice Lewis concurred in the result. Chief Justice Polston wrote a dissenting opinion.The fact that pregnancy discrimination is covered by a discrimination statute, on its face, is not a surprise. However, as noted by the… [read post]
17 Apr 2014, 10:29 am by FHH Law
A chance for you to hear directly from CommLawBlog contributors and friends. CommLawBlog is pleased to announce the debut of a new feature: CommLawBlog Live! From time to time, we will present our bloggers, and maybe even some outside guests, discussing communications law issues in a live online format. The kick-off show is set for Tuesday, April 22, at 3:00 p.m. – it will feature Kevin “The Swami” Goldberg and Harry “Blogmeister” Cole sharing their observations about… [read post]
17 Apr 2014, 10:07 am by Michel-Adrien
The list of new library titles added to the Supreme Court of Canada collection for the period of April 1-15, 2014 is now available on the Court website.The web page explains: "The Supreme Court of Canada Library lends materials from all but the most recent New Library Titles list in accordance with its Interlibrary Loan Policy."It is possible to subscribe via e-mail to receive the list. [read post]
17 Apr 2014, 9:09 am by Jonathan Bailey
Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: Justice Alito Rejoins Aereo Supreme Court Case First off Jonathan Handel at The Hollywood Reporter Esquire reports that Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito has rejoined the Aereo case, from which he had previously recused himself, eliminating the possibility of a 4-4 tie. Aereo is a TV streaming service that uses a series of tiny antennas, one per customer, to capture over-the-air broadcast television and stream it to… [read post]
17 Apr 2014, 8:54 am by cwithers
by ACS Staff New laws throughout the country are restricting access to abortion clinics. In 2013, “22 US states adopted 70 different restrictions on abortion, including late-abortion bans, doctor and clinic regulations, limits on medication abortions, and bans on insurance coverage.” Writing for The Guardian, Erika L. Sánchez explains why those who can’t reverse Roe v.  Wade are “focusing on generating enough red tape to shut down as many abortion facilities as… [read post]
17 Apr 2014, 7:36 am by Steve Hall
The Supreme Court Order in Villegas v. Texas is at the link. For justices noted that they would have stayed the execution. "Texas man executed for triple murder: 'It does kind of burn. Goodbye'," is the AP report, via the... [read post]
17 Apr 2014, 5:54 am by Meredith James
The Supreme Court of Canada has granted Chevron’s application for leave to appeal the Ontario Court of Appeal decision allowing Ecuadorian plaintiffs to sue here to try to collect their $18 billion Ecuador pollution judgment. According to a US court, that award was based on fraud. [read post]
16 Apr 2014, 6:38 pm by FHH Law
In case you ever wondered whether there’s such a thing as “unrecusal” – and, frankly, we hadn’t – here’s the answer: yes. The Supreme Court has announced that Justice Alito, who had recused himself from any participation in any aspect of the Aereo case (which, we remind you, is set for oral argument next week), is no longer recused. The Supremes aren’t required to explain their recusals and, it appears, the same is true of unrecusals. Whatever the… [read post]
16 Apr 2014, 6:08 pm by Rick Hasen
NYT: This time, five justices did actually manage to toss something out the window: the post-Watergate system of campaign finance regulation. Only Justice Clarence Thomas, who refused to sign the four-justice plurality opinion by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. … Continue reading → [read post]
16 Apr 2014, 2:07 pm by Joe Patrice
* ATTENTION LAW STUDENTS: Tomorrow is the last day to enter our annual Law Revue competition. The deadline is tomorrow at 5 so send them in. Entries have been coming in all day, so don't get left out. [Above the Law] * It looks like the Supreme Court just made a decision even worse than McCutcheon. [SCOTUSBlog] * New York's disciplinary procedures for lawyers are "deficient in design and operation." So come to New York if you plan on being a shady lawyer, I guess. [NY Times] * More on the law school… [read post]
16 Apr 2014, 12:00 pm by Peter Scott Vicaire
Here are the updated stats for the Supreme Court of Canada’s rulings in Aboriginal law cases since the patriation of the Constitution in 1982.  There have been some big changes since the last update a few years ago – Justices Binnie (14/33 – 42.4% in favor of Aboriginal interests), Charron (6/19 – 31.5%), and Deschamps (7/23 – 30.4) have left and Justices Moldaver (0/2 – 0%), Karakatsanis (0/2 – 0%) and Wagner (0/1 – 0%) are not to a very… [read post]
16 Apr 2014, 9:33 am by Jacob Gershman
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, speaking at the University of Tennessee College of Law on Tuesday, was asked by a student about the constitutionality of the income tax. [read post]
16 Apr 2014, 9:33 am by Jacob Gershman
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, speaking at the University of Tennessee College of Law on Tuesday, was asked by a student about the constitutionality of the income tax. [read post]
16 Apr 2014, 9:02 am by Rick Hasen
AP preview of the Susan B. Anthony case. … Continue reading → [read post]
16 Apr 2014, 8:38 am by Rick Hasen
Zephyr Teachout writes for Politico magazine. … Continue reading → [read post]