"High Court Adds Death-Penalty And Tobacco Cases to Docket; Justices Also to Rule on Legal Fees, Tax Issues This Term":
Robert Barnes will have this article
Saturday in The Washington Post.
"Official calls for boycott of law firms representing detainees":
Carol Rosenberg of McClatchy Newspapers provides this report
"Amateur Sleuthing Lands Grisham in Real-Life Court": This front page article
will appear Saturday in The Washington Post.
"Judicial Pay: Too Much, Too Little or Just Right?"
You can access the new installment of my "On Appeal" column for law.com by clicking here
Neil A. Lewis is reporting:
In Saturday's edition of The New York Times, he will have articles headlined "Official Attacks Top Law Firms Over Detainees
" and "Judge Rejects Defamation Suit Against The Times
"Judge Dismisses Anthrax Libel Case":
The Associated Press provides a report
that begins, "A federal judge on Friday dismissed a libel lawsuit filed against The New York Times by a former Army scientist once identified as a person of interest in the 2001 anthrax attacks."
And Bloomberg News reports that "New York Times Wins in Lawsuit Over Anthrax Columns."
Today's U.S. Supreme Court Order List:
The Court granted review today in four cases. You can access the Order List at this link
The Associated Press reports that "Supreme Court Accepts Philip Morris Case."
Reuters reports that "Supreme Court to review light cigarette dispute."
And at "SCOTUSblog," Lyle Denniston reports that "Court to hear four more cases."
Once again, the work-related matter that has caused me to be in Washington, DC today will have me off-line for much of the day. Additional posts will appear later today, after I return home to the Philadelphia area.
"High court's Scalia advocates against 'activist' judges":
The Cleveland Plain Dealer on Thursday contained this article
And in other coverage, The Associated Press reports that "Justice Scalia says smaller docket leads to better opinions."
"Guantanamo stirs protests; In Cuba, Europe and the U.S., activists decry detentions at the camp, where terror suspects first arrived 5 years ago": This article
appears today in The Los Angeles Times.
"250 potential jurors show up for Nichols case":
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution today contains an article
that begins, "Court officials didn't seem too disappointed Thursday when only about a third of the potential Fulton County jurors summoned to court in the case of accused courthouse gunman Brian Nichols showed up."
"Unveiled Threats: A Bush appointee's crude gambit on detainees' legal rights."
The Washington Post contains this editorial
"New Jersey Says Clerics Aren't Required to Unite Gay Couples": This article
appears today in The New York Times.
The Newark Star-Ledger reports today that "State exempts clergy from mandate on presiding over same-sex unions."
And The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that "Clerics need not sanctify gay rites; The clergy may decline to perform religious services, the state confirmed."
"Bush 41 will chair constitution center; Officials say ex-president will be actively engaged in leading the Phila.-based 'jewel of America'":
The Philadelphia Inquirer contains this article
The Philadelphia Daily News reports today that "George H.W. Bush named to chair Constitution Center board."
The National Constitution Center yesterday issued this press release.
"A Setback for Prosecutors in the 'Enron of Kansas' Case": This article
appears today in The New York Times.
My earlier coverage appears here and here.
"Canadian Court Rules Lesbian Partner Is a Parent":
The New York Times today contains an article
that begins, "Last week, a 5-year-old Ontario boy became a member of a larger family. An appeals court ruled that he has three parents: a father and two mothers."
My earlier coverage appears at this link.
"L.A. man sues to take wife's last name; ACLU suit alleges gender discrimination": This article
appears today in USA Today.
"Curtain's Up As Libby Is Set for Trial":
Josh Gerstein has this article
today in The New York Sun.