Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Short Circuits

News from around the circuits, posted last week and linked below by topic or party.  For the latest headlines, click here (Appellate Daily on Twitter).

First Circuit (hangar demolition and music downloader)

Second Circuit (climate change/SG brief, KPMG, fleeting expletives, attached funds, discount window borrowing and related stay request, NYPD Blue, bankruptcy commencement,* Blackstone, prisoner litigation, and music license fees)

Third Circuit ($33B wireless auctions, medical monitoring, and bankruptcy stats*)

Fourth Circuit (alcohol ad ban and asylum)

Fifth Circuit (Tyler Perry, en banc quorum, $2.4M welding rod verdict, biofuels fraud, membership discount programs, and gender discrimination)

Sixth Circuit (pharma negligence, rights re: autopsy, asylum, delayed decision, Blakely/habeas, and inmate rape)

Seventh Circuit (Medicare/circuit split, race/nursing home, and cop beating)

Eighth Circuit (judicial restrictions, zombies, billboard extensions, hostile working environment, and evangelist)

Ninth Circuit (Wal-Mart, AZ immigration brief, Super Bowl threats, defamation/ABC, religious organization employees, Victoria's Secret, and Endangered Species Act)

Tenth Circuit (conference/Justices Ginsburg and Sotomayor, see video below, and age discrimination)

Eleventh Circuit (Judge Birch retirement/judicial vacancies, homosexual counseling, and ex-county commissioner)

DC Circuit (USS Cole bombing, ozone standards, detainees, and lawyers as creditors)

Federal Circuit (Eli Lilly, autism/vaccination, and engineering details)

Other (video presentations by Justices Ginsburg and Sotomayor)

Thanks to Topix for many of these links.

*Available online last week, but dated after.