This blog is almost six years old now, and I thought it could use a facelift. So there's a new design, which still retains some of the old elements.
Mar 22, 2015
Perhaps taking its cue from the U.S. Supreme Court, which issued press credential rules which limit access by the premier blog covering the court, a judicial district in Florida has issued new rules that essentially bar bloggers and other new media journalists from covering trials in those courts.
Feb 27, 2015
Courtney Love is no Marlon Brando, a California appeals court has ruled, so a lawsuit against her over postings on Pintrist and comments on the Howard Stern Show can proceed.
Feb 9, 2015
The U.S. Supreme Court has issued its first formal guidelines for issuance of press passes, after its unwritten policies were questioned because of its refusal to issue a credential to SCOTUSBlog. But the new rules are not likely not help the website.
Jan 24, 2015
Still and video cameras are still officially not allowed in the courtroom of the U.S. Supreme Court, but for the second time in as many years a video has surfaced that was taken while the court was in session.
Jan 22, 2015
A California jury has awarded $4.5 million in libel damages to a Vietnamese-language newspaper whose CEO was called a communist and an agent of the Vietnamese government in a column in the competing Little Saigon News.
Jan 15, 2015
Jan 8, 2015
Back in late 2011, there was much hand-wringing over a decision by a federal judge in Oregon that a blogger could not invoke the state's reporters' shield law in a libel case against her because, in that particular situation, the blogger was not acting as a journalist.
Dec 23, 2014
A New York state trial judge has allowed service of process via a posting to a web site where anonymous posters placed allegedly defamatory statements. This ruling comports with other New York courts' decisions allowing service of a class notice via e-mail and via a posting on Facebook.