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  • When a state appeals court affirms a lower-court ruling without an opinion, is it endorsing the decision below? Is it rejecting it? Does the answer depend upon the nature of the lower-court ruling? Does it vary by state? These questions, among others, appeared to vex the justices throughout Monday’s 58-minute argument in Wilson v. Sellers, […]
  • South Africa’s nuclear regulator said on Tuesday that an installation site licence would likely be granted in June for a nuclear power plant that the finance minister has said Africa’s most advanced economy cannot afford. Source:
  • The following company announcements, scheduled economic indicators, debt and currency market moves and political events may affect African markets on Tuesday. – – – – – GLOBAL MARKETS Asian stocks were mostly sluggish on Tuesday after weakness on Wall Street, while the dollar sagged following news that investigators probing Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. […]
  • The petition of the day is: AMCI Holdings, Inc. v. CBF Industria de Gusa S/A 17-481 Disclosure: Goldstein & Russell, P.C., whose attorneys contribute to this blog in various capacities, is among the counsel to the petitioners in this case. This listing occurs without regard to the likelihood that certiorari will be granted. Issue: Whether […]
  • Something odd happened during Monday’s 59-minute oral argument in Ayestas v. Davis, a widely anticipated capital habeas case about funding levels for federal habeas petitions brought by indigent defendants: Justice Anthony Kennedy said nary a word. Instead, in a session marked by what, in retrospect, appear to be distractions from the matter at hand, a […]
  • Guide to Economic Indicators ———————————————————– This Diary is filed daily. ** Indicates new events ———————————————————– WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1 ANKARA – Turkish central bank to release minutes of its November monetary policy committee meeting. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2 Source:
  • INDICTMENTS DROPPED FOR PAUL MANAFORT AND RICHARD GATES: All of you who had Manafort in our indictment pool over the weekend get the prize of pride. Read the full indictment here. MORE IMPORTANTLY, MUELLER APPARENTLY FLIPPED A TRUMP ASSOCIATE: I don’t really know who George Papadopoulos is or what he knows, but he’s clearly been […]
  • Here’s some analysis on one of the first live cases filed against Harvey Weinstein. Source:
  • WASHINGTON, Oct 30 (Reuters) – U.S. forces captured a militant who is believed to have played a role in a 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, that killed U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans, the White House said on Monday. Source:
  • If your identity as a lawyer is tied to how much money you make, it’s time to give that up. Source:
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