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Saturday, January 5, 2008

"Ziegler should be reprimanded, 3-judge panel says; But written decision finds her 'without moral culpability'": Yesterday's edition of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel contained a front page article that begins, "A panel of three appeals judges recommended Thursday that state Supreme Court Justice Annette K. Ziegler be reprimanded by her colleagues on the high court for mishandling cases when she was a Washington County circuit judge."
Posted at 08:22 PM by Howard Bashman

"Justice McCaffery gets the cheers; From 'Eagles Court' to Pa.'s top court": This article appears today in The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Posted at 08:17 PM by Howard Bashman

"Texas schools' moment of silence upheld after Carrollton couple's challenge; Judge says law doesn't mandate prayer": The Dallas Morning News contains this article today.

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram today contains an article headlined "Judge: Minute of silence at school is constitutional."

And The Houston Chronicle reports that "Dallas judge rules silence is secular; Mandatory moment upheld in couple's school prayer lawsuit."

I have posted online at this link Wednesday's ruling of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas.
Posted at 08:11 PM by Howard Bashman

"Jessica's Law faces critical test; Supreme Court review may affect state law allowing the execution of child sex offenders": This article appears today in The Houston Chronicle.
Posted at 07:57 PM by Howard Bashman

"Padilla Sues Former U.S. Lawyer Over Detention": Adam Liptak has this article today in The New York Times.
Posted at 07:55 PM by Howard Bashman

"Gun Law Prevents Harm, D.C. Argues; Strict Controls Are Warranted to Quell Violence, Says Brief to Supreme Court": Robert Barnes and David Nakamura have this article today in The Washington Post.

And The Associated Press provides a report headlined "D.C.: 2nd Amendment Does Not Apply Here."
Posted at 11:37 AM by Howard Bashman

"Supreme Court to weigh whether lethal injection is cruel": Michael Doyle of McClatchy Newspapers provides this report.
Posted at 11:35 AM by Howard Bashman

"Justices to Decide if Rape of a Child Merits Death": Linda Greenhouse has this article today in The New York Times.

Today in The Washington Post, Robert Barnes reports that "Justices to Consider Death Penalty Issue; Legality in Case of Child Rape at Stake."

David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times reports that "Justices to rule on child rapist's death sentence; A Louisiana man is the only person to be executed who was not convicted of murder."

And The Times-Picayune of New Orleans reports that "Death penalty in child rape tested; Supreme Court to hear Jeff Parish case."
Posted at 11:30 AM by Howard Bashman

Available online at Tony Mauro has an article headlined "For the Supreme Court, a Docket Full of Drama; High-profile election-year cases will keep justices in the limelight."

In other news, "11th Circuit Ruling Costs Lotto Winners Millions."

An article reports that "N.Y. Chief Judge Proposes New Measure to Boost Pay of State Judges."

And the new installment of my "On Appeal" column is headlined "By One Standard, Republican Domination of Federal Appellate Courts Was Short-Lived."
Posted at 11:20 AM by Howard Bashman

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