Sunday, January 7, 2007
"U.S. Education Officials Question Diversity Standard; Critics Say the American Bar Association's New Criterion Promotes Racial Quotas at Law Schools": This article will appear Monday in The Washington Post.
Posted at 11:32 PM by Howard Bashman
"Outside Court, Roberts Hears Dissent; Critics Deride Fear of 'Constitutional Crisis' Over Judicial Pay": Robert Barnes will have this article Monday in The Washington Post.
Posted at 11:30 PM by Howard Bashman
"Supreme Court Justices Scalia & Breyer gave their views on the Constitution in Washington, DC": That was the subject of last night's broadcast of C-SPAN's "America & the Courts." You can view the broadcast -- hosted by ABC News correspondent Jan Crawford Greenburg and taped on December 5, 2006 -- by clicking here (RealPlayer required).
"Ex-suspect in terror case can sue county, judge says; Immigrant says he was mistreated because he's Arab": This article appears today in The Detroit Free Press. I have posted online at this link last week's ruling of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.
Posted at 10:10 PM by Howard Bashman
"Ga. Courthouse Shootings Trial Nears": The Associated Press provides this report.
Posted at 10:02 PM by Howard Bashman
"How Business Trounced The Trial Lawyers: By focusing on litigation reform at the state level, business has won key battles; Suddenly, it's a tough time to be a plantiffs' attorney." This article is the cover story in the January 8, 2007 issue of BusinessWeek.
Posted at 04:38 PM by Howard Bashman
"Case tests officers' right to dissent; 1st Lt. Ehren Watada's lawyer likens his client's comments against the war and the administration to those of retired military officials": The Los Angeles Times contains this article today.
Posted at 02:50 PM by Howard Bashman
"Gay 'marriage' ballot measures running their course": This article appears today in The Washington Times.
Posted at 02:44 PM by Howard Bashman
"Ann Leventhal and Jon Newman": Congratulations to Senior Second Circuit Judge Jon O. Newman, whose wedding announcement appears today in The New York Times.
Posted at 02:10 PM by Howard Bashman
"A Spammer's Revenge: Don't call a junk mailer that, or you could get sued; His right to free speech trumps your right to privacy." This article will appear in the January 15, 2007 issue of Time magazine.
Posted at 12:33 PM by Howard Bashman
If you won't be in Tuscaloosa on Tuesday, February 13, 2007 to watch Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr. speak: Perhaps you can be in Philadelphia to attend an event entitled "The Supreme Court Revealed with Jeffrey Rosen and Jan Crawford Greenburg" at the National Constitution Center. I'm planning to be there. Meanwhile, details of the Tuscaloosa event appeared in this post from earlier today.
Posted at 09:54 AM by Howard Bashman
"Lawyers take legal debates online; 'Blawgs' give periodical discussions daily play": This article appears today in The Lexington Herald-Leader.
Posted at 09:50 AM by Howard Bashman
"Foes see a flaw in sentence of 'life'; A dread of killers one day going free": The Newark (N.J.) Star-Ledger contains this article today.
"Professor: Case crashed, burned; Wittig, Lake prosecution faulted for its presentation of corporate flights." This article appears today in The Topeka Capital-Journal. My earlier coverage appears here and here.
Posted at 09:45 AM by Howard Bashman
"Former teacher's lawsuit challenges union's use of money": The Associated Press provides a report that begins, "Former high school teacher Gary Davenport didn't have any particular problem with unions and even had a union job in college, but the man whose name is on an anti-union lawsuit to be heard next week by the U.S. Supreme Court says politics kept him from joining up when he got his teaching job in 1998."
Posted at 09:30 AM by Howard Bashman
"Don't pay supes like members of Congress: Chief Justice John Roberts rightly argues that judges need higher pay, but he exaggerates." This editorial appears today in The Los Angeles Times.
The St. Petersburg Times today contains an editorial entitled "Raise judicial pay."
"Odor in the court: Fumigation can't come too soon after Justice Weaver's charges." Today in The Detroit Free Press, Ron Dzwonkowski has an op-ed that begins, "Justice Elizabeth Weaver threw a real stink bomb into the halls of the Michigan Supreme Court just before Christmas, accusing four of her fellow justices of unethical behavior and violating her right to free speech. It's going to take some doing to clear the air, but let's get the fans running soon."
Posted at 09:10 AM by Howard Bashman
"Alito will speak to UA law students": The Tuscaloosa News yesterday contained an article that begins, "U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito will be the seventh justice to speak at the University of Alabama in about as many years when he addresses law students Feb. 13." According to the University of Alabama School of Law's web site, "Justice Samuel Alito of the U.S. Supreme Court will deliver the eighth Albritton Lecture on Tuesday, February 13, 2007, at 2:00 p.m. in Room 287-288 of the Law Center. Judge Harold Albritton III established the lecture series in 1996."
And The Newark (N.J.) Star-Ledger on Friday contained an article headlined "The lesson: Carpe diem (seize the day); Justice Alito speaks to Latin students at request of Berkeley Heights teacher."