Weekly News Update


*President Obama is vetting Jane L. Kelly, a federal appellate judge in Iowa, as a potential nominee for the Supreme Court, weighing a selection that could pose an awkward dilemma for her home-state senator Charles E. Grassley, who has pledged to block the president from filling the vacancy. [NY Times]

*On Thursday, the 2nd Circuit panel peppered Tom Brady’s attorney with skeptical questions, leading legal observers to predict Roger Goodell will succeed in having last September’s decision in favor of the Patriots star overturned. [New York Post]

*Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump suffered a legal setback on Tuesday when a New York state court allowed a multimillion-dollar fraud claim against Trump University, filed by the state’s attorney general, to proceed. [Reuters]

*The arguments differed, but the main message was the same: We side with Apple. Dozens of companies and individuals have now filed briefs in support of Apple’s position in its legal battle with the F.B.I. over privacy. [NY Times]

*New York City chain restaurants are getting at least a brief reprieve from a first-of-its-kind rule intended to warn consumers about high-sodium menu items. A judge in the Appellate Division, First Department, granted an interim stay of enforcement of the rule. [Wall Street Journal]

*An appeals court judge has upheld a previous ruling that the MTA’s policy of refusing all political and religious ads in the transit system is legal, meaning the agency can continue to reject controversial posters by firebrand Pamela Geller and the anti-Muslim American Freedom Law Center– for now. [New York Post]

*New York’s former health commissioner acted “comfortably” within his authority when he ordered health care workers to wear masks around patients during flu season, a state appeals court ruled. [Courthouse News Service]

*Just how much does it cost to visit New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art? In a move to settle a three-year-old class action lawsuit that started in 2013, the museum will refine the wording in their “pay what you wish” admission signs. [Artnet News]