Category Archives: Court decisions

Judge Sciarrino Makes Us LOL

Here is the parodic, hashtag-laden opening paragraph of Judge Matthew Sciarrino’s decision this week in People v. Malcolm Harris, 2011NY080152, NYLJ 1202549877835 at *1 (Crim., NY, Decided April 20, 2012), that has everyone LOLing: The New York County District Attorney’s … Continue reading

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Weekly Report of Current Opinions (RECOP): First Raw Feed Available

The first raw feed of the Weekly Report of Current Opinions (RECOP), a collection of newly released U.S. court decisions, is now available at Public.Resource.Org, according to a tweet by Carl Malamud of Public.Resource.Org. Carl writes: Will release processed version … Continue reading

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Schuman on The Ticking Time Bomb in the Supreme Court’s Doe v. Reed Opinion

Daniel Schuman of Sunlight Foundation has written a very interesting post on yesterday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision in the Doe v. Reed case: The Ticking Time Bomb in the Supreme Court’s Doe v. Reed Opinion. This case is of interest … Continue reading

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Doe v. Reed: On the Disclosure of Referendum Petitions

Public disclosure of “referendum petitions in general,” which disclosure occurs pursuant to Washington State’s Public Records Act (PRA), does not violate the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, the U.S. Supreme Court held today, in the case of Doe v. … Continue reading

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Second Circuit Strikes Down N.Y. Content-Based Attorney-Advertising Rules

Most content-based provisions of New York State’s attorney advertising rules were invalidated by a panel of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, in the case of Alexander v. Cahill, Nos. 07-3677-cv (L), 07-3900-cv (XAP) (Mar. 12, 2010). In the district … Continue reading

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Milavetz and Attorney-Client Communication

Restrictions imposed by a 2005 statute on U.S. bankruptcy lawyers’ communications with debtor-clients were upheld on 8 March 2010 by the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Milavetz, Gallop & Milavetz, P.A. v. United States, No. 08-1119 (Mar. 8, … Continue reading

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