How Appealing

Sunday, January 13, 2013

"Memoir Details Justice's Difficult Ascent": Jess Bravin will have this article in Monday's edition of The Wall Street Journal.

And in Monday's edition of USA Today, Richard Wolf will have an article headlined "Sotomayor makes surprising revelations in book; Sonia Sotomayor's candid memoir discusses her struggle with diabetes, her family's speckled past and her failed marriage."
Posted at 10:50 PM by Howard Bashman



"U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments in Central Florida land-development case": This article will appear Monday in The Orlando Sentinel.
Posted at 10:40 PM by Howard Bashman


"US Petitions SCOTUS To Rule On Judge Salary Dispute": Law360 has a report that begins, "The federal government has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on a Federal Circuit en banc ruling that found congressional efforts to withhold judicial salary adjustments violated the compensation clause of Article III of the U.S. Constitution."
Posted at 10:36 PM by Howard Bashman


"Justice Sotomayor prefers 'Sonia from the Bronx'": You can view this evening's segment from the CBS News program "60 Minutes" at this link.

"60 Minutes Overtime" has a report (with related video) headlined "How affirmative action divides two justices."

And additional "60 Minutes" video segments bear the titles "Constitution: A living document or not?"; "Justice Sotomayor: 'A fantasy come true'"; "Sotomayor on the 'having-it-all' debate"; "When RFK came to Sotomayor's housing project"; and "A Yankee fan that risked her life for the Mets."
Posted at 08:50 PM by Howard Bashman



"A fair trial for James 'Whitey' Bulger?" In today's edition of The Boston Globe, columnist Joan Vennochi has an op-ed that begins, "Take ego out of the equation. Take out one jurist's desire to preside over the trial of the century. What's left is good reason for US District Court Judge Richard G. Stearns to step down from the James 'Whitey' Bulger trial."
Posted at 08:06 PM by Howard Bashman


"MIT president orders review of Aaron Swartz episode": Josh Gerstein of Politico.com has this report.

At the "Opinionator" blog of The New York Times, Peter Ludlow has a post titled "What is a 'Hacktivist'?"

And The Associated Press has a report headlined "Swartz' death fuels debate over computer crime."
Posted at 08:02 PM by Howard Bashman



"John Shick case reflects gun issues in U.S.; The system to stop mentally ill people from acquiring guns is a messy conglomerate of state and federal laws that often don't align and of databases that don't communicate": Moriah Balingit has this article today in The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Posted at 03:20 PM by Howard Bashman


"Worried about word counts? Your choice of word processor matters a great deal." Don Cruse has this post today at "The Supreme Court of Texas Blog."
Posted at 03:06 PM by Howard Bashman


"Alcohol ruling examined; Servers' liability may have lessened": In today's edition of The Cincinnati Enquirer, Jim Hannah has an article that begins, "A Kentucky Supreme Court opinion that the Fort Mitchell County Club cannot be held liable for serving a golf cart driver alcohol may make it harder to hold establishments liable for their patrons' actions."

You can access last month's ruling of the Supreme Court of Kentucky at this link.
Posted at 02:51 PM by Howard Bashman



"From the Bronx to One of the Biggest Seats in Washington": In Monday's edition of The New York Times, Adam Liptak will have an article that begins, "Justice Sonia Sotomayor is a proud daughter of New York City, and her adjustment to life in the nation's capital has been rocky. Do not get her started, for instance, about ordering takeout."
Posted at 02:40 PM by Howard Bashman


"Veronica could make history": This very lengthy article about the Baby Veronica case that the U.S. Supreme Court recently agreed to review appears today in The Charleston (S.C.) Post and Courier.
Posted at 02:30 PM by Howard Bashman


"Fight over Vt. nuclear plant oversight in NY court": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "The question of whether Vermont's only nuclear plant can continue operating without the approval of state regulators goes before a federal appeals court Monday in a dispute that has gained increasing attention nationally about the boundaries of federal authority over a controversial power source."
Posted at 02:26 PM by Howard Bashman


"Death Row 'class of 1972' in spotlight after parolee's murder arrest": The Contra Costa Times contains this article today.

And in Friday's edition of The San Francisco Chronicle, Bob Egelko had an article headlined "Killer's death wish led to landmark ruling."
Posted at 02:24 PM by Howard Bashman



"Anita Hill: 'It was worth it'; The law professor is the subject of a new documentary on the 1991 Senate Judiciary Committee hearings in which she accused Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment." This interview appears today in The Los Angeles Times.

The Sundance Film Festival's web site offers additional information about the documentary.
Posted at 02:06 PM by Howard Bashman



"Sotomayor tells life story shaped by disease, overcoming adversity": Robert Barnes will have this article Monday in The Washington Post.
Posted at 01:57 PM by Howard Bashman


"Supreme Court to rule on Texas districts; State argues it's not discriminating": In today's edition of The San Antonio Express-News, Gary Martin has an article that begins, "Texas redistricting plans that were ruled discriminatory to minorities now are before the U.S. Supreme Court, where justices are weighing whether to hear an appeal by the state."
Posted at 01:54 PM by Howard Bashman


"Under the U.S. Supreme Court: Justices set same-sex cases for March." Michael Kirkland of UPI has this report.
Posted at 01:52 PM by Howard Bashman


"Gun Owners Of America Chief: Scalia Wrong On Second Amendment." Pema Levy has this entry today at TPM LiveWire.
Posted at 01:42 PM by Howard Bashman


"Aaron Swartz And Our Broken Justice System": Jonathan Blanks has this interesting post at his blog, "The Blanks Slate."
Posted at 01:40 PM by Howard Bashman


"A Chicago Jail Break Right Out Of Central Casting": This audio segment appeared on today's broadcast of NPR's "Weekend Edition Sunday."
Posted at 01:35 PM by Howard Bashman


"The 10th Anniversary of Balkinization": Law professor Jack M. Balkin has this post today.

"How Appealing" first linked to Jack's blog on January 15, 2003.
Posted at 01:33 PM by Howard Bashman



"The Views of the SG Aren't Worth a Dang": Law professor Michael S. Greve has this post at the "Liberty Law" blog.

A related law review article from 2009, which mentions the "How Appealing" blog in footnote one, can be accessed here.
Posted at 01:22 PM by Howard Bashman



"Argument preview: Back to the sentencing puzzle." Lyle Denniston has this post at "SCOTUSblog."

And today's edition of The New York Times contains an editorial titled "Restoring Due Process."
Posted at 10:06 AM by Howard Bashman



"Cabinet Picks Come As Democrats Push To Change Filibuster": This audio segment appeared on today's broadcast of NPR's "Weekend Edition Sunday."

And last Thursday, David Weigel had an essay online at Slate titled "How To Destroy the Filibuster: Republicans say they'll block Chuck Hagel and Jack Lew; Democrats are using that threat to change the filibuster."
Posted at 10:04 AM by Howard Bashman



"The Sad Irony of Affirmative Action": Law professor Gail Heriot has this essay in the Winter 2013 issue of National Affairs.
Posted at 10:00 AM by Howard Bashman


"Under the U.S. Supreme Court: Bill Suter stepping down after 22 years." Michael Kirkland of UPI has this report.

My earlier coverage appears at this link.
Posted at 09:54 AM by Howard Bashman







Related Blogs