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How much weight is there to the argument that it’s OK to display the Ten Commandments in court? About 5,000 pounds, the heft of the granite monument that Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore has in his courthouse. On Thursday, 350 Alabamans marched in support of Moore’s display. A federal judge ruling in a First Amendment challenge has ordered the removal of the monument. Moore is appealing to the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. … Winnie the Pooh is serious business for the Walt Disney Co. — perhaps worth between $3 billion and $6 billion. That explains the hard-fought royalty battle between the media giant and the family of the marketing maven who first worked with the author and illustrator of the Pooh books. Disney last week sought to remove the Slesinger family’s 12-year-old suit from state court in Los Angeles to federal court. A hearing is scheduled for Monday on a motion to dismiss a separate case Disney brought against the Slesingers. The Slesingers’ counsel are from Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman Machtinger & Kinsella, the firm that represented actor James Gandolfini, aka Tony Soprano, in a recent contract beef. O’Melveny & Myers is defending Disney. … U.S. Supreme Court cases make their mark even as the parties live on in obscurity. On Wednesday, Daniel Escobedo, 65, the victor in a pre- Miranda Supreme Court ruling on the right to counsel, was convicted of murder. In 1964 in Escobedo v. Illinois, the Court tossed out an earlier murder conviction against Escobedo, because police had denied his requests to speak to a lawyer. Escobedo has spent 22 years in prison on various charges. … Taking animal rights to new heights, jury commissioners in Sacramento, Calif., inadvertently summoned Lucille the chocolate Labrador for jury service — for the second time. The Sacramento Bee reports that jury commissioners were first skeptical after a call from Lucille’s owners saying that Lucille was a dog and thus unable to serve. A court representative “was polite but insistent that he had heard all the excuses.” – Bill Kisliuk

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