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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

"Secrecy of Memo on Targeted Killing Upheld": Adam Liptak will have this article Thursday in The New York Times.

The Associated Press has a report headlined "Judge: US can keep secrets on targeted killings."

And at's "Threat Level" blog, David Kravets has a post titled "'Alice in Wonderland' Ruling Lets Feds Keep Mum on Targeted-Killing Legal Rationale."

My earlier coverage of the ruling can be accessed here.

Update: Thursday's edition of The Washington Post reports that "Judge backs Obama administration on secrecy of targeted killings of terrorism suspects."
Posted at 10:38 PM by Howard Bashman

"Man Who Says He Tricked Woman Into Sex Can't Be Convicted of Rape": Scott Graham of The Recorder has this news update reporting on a ruling that the California Court of Appeal for the Second Appellate District, Division Four, issued today.
Posted at 10:32 PM by Howard Bashman

"Injunction over negative Yelp review overturned by Virginia Supreme Court": The Washington Post has this news update.

And The Associated Press reports that "Va court tosses out order to remove online reviews."
Posted at 10:28 PM by Howard Bashman

"Court: Feds can keep drone legal opinions secret." Josh Gerstein of has this blog post reporting on a ruling that the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York issued today.

Update: Name of court that issued the ruling has been corrected, and the link to the ruling has been replaced with a link to the updated ruling.

In other news coverage, Jonathan Stempel and Jennifer Saba of Reuters report that "NY Times loses bid to uncover details on drone strikes."
Posted at 03:02 PM by Howard Bashman

"Why the U.S. Shouldn't Sign On to Empty Human Rights Treaties: They're a propaganda exercise for many of the world's most unsavory nations." Law professor Eric Posner has this essay online at Slate.
Posted at 12:08 PM by Howard Bashman

"2013 May Be Another Blockbuster SCOTUS Year": Erwin Chemerinsky has this post online at the "Law News Now" blog of the ABA Journal.
Posted at 10:30 AM by Howard Bashman's "Law Blog" announces its new lead writer, Jacob Gershman: You can access today's post containing the announcement at this link.

Additional background can be found in an article that the online news publication "Capital" posted in late October 2012 headlined "Governor-discomfiting reporter Jacob Gershman prepares to leave the Albany beat."
Posted at 09:52 AM by Howard Bashman

"Iowa court: The wages of pulchritude is termination." Columnist Mary Sanchez had this op-ed recently in The Kansas City Star.
Posted at 08:16 AM by Howard Bashman

"Renditions continue under Obama, despite due-process concerns": The Washington Post contains this article today.
Posted at 08:15 AM by Howard Bashman

"As cameras begin to proliferate at trials, courtroom artists see themselves getting the brush; 'We've been becoming extinct for a decade,' one says": This article appears today in The Chicago Tribune.
Posted at 08:12 AM by Howard Bashman

"Who Pays for the Right to Bear Arms?" Law professor David Cole has this op-ed today in The New York Times.
Posted at 08:03 AM by Howard Bashman

"Topeka sperm donor: Child support case politically motivated; Man answered ad on Craigslist to help lesbian couple conceive." Tim Hrenchir had this article yesterday in The Topeka Capital-Journal.
Posted at 08:02 AM by Howard Bashman

"'Diversity' and its definition at issue in Christie's picks for high court": This article appears today in The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Posted at 08:00 AM by Howard Bashman

"When Government Takes You Hostage: Do property rights count for nothing when you refuse the state's unlawful demands?" At the "Defining Ideas" site of the Hoover Institution, law professor Richard A. Epstein has an essay that begins, "On January 15, 2013, the United States Supreme Court will hear Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District, a case that comes out of Florida."
Posted at 07:48 AM by Howard Bashman

"Constitution Check: Do profit-making corporations have religious rights?" Lyle Denniston has this post today at the "Constitution Daily" blog of the National Constitution Center.
Posted at 07:45 AM by Howard Bashman

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