Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Short Circuits

In last week's news coverage, two circuit courts stood out: the Second Circuit, rejecting the FCC's indecency policy, as well as the DC Circuit (and the Supreme Court, in turn), ruling and receiving filings in detainee cases.  Second Circuit news also included an interesting grab bag of topics, from state campaign finance to Chevron's dispute with a filmmaker, from No Child Left Behind to cigars, and more.  Meanwhile, Third Circuit reporting highlighted an ERISA/bankruptcy decision, called "a huge win for labor" and a sharp departure from the previous trend.  Outlets covered Fourth and Sixth Circuit cases addressing the First Amendment, in relation to airport sales of newspapers and judicial elections, respectively, while Seventh Circuit news showcased an Easterbrook/Posner disagreement as to the anonymity of the Blagojevich jurors.  These and other circuit news items from last week appear below:

First Circuit (link here)
Second Circuit (link here, here-video, here, here, here, here, here, and here)
Third Circuit (link here,* here, here, here, and here)
Fourth Circuit (link here, here, and here)
Fifth Circuit (link here and here)
Sixth Circuit (link here, here, here, here, and here)
Seventh Circuit (link here, here, here-via Above the Law, and here)
Eighth Circuit (link here)
Ninth Circuit (link here, here, here, here, here, here, and here)
Tenth Circuit (link here)
Eleventh Circuit (link here and here)
DC Circuit-detainees (Lyle Denniston for SCOTUSblog, link here, here, here, here, here, and here)
DC Circuit-other (link here, here, here, here,* and here)
Federal Circuit (link here-redesigned court website launched last week, here, and here).

Thanks to Topix, SCOTUSblog, and How Appealing for many of these links.

*=Dated this week, but available online last week.