Friday, January 18, 2013
"Pentagon slaps down Guantanamo prosecutor": Josh Gerstein of Politico.com has this blog post.
"The Death of Aaron Swartz": Peter Singer and Agata Sagan have this post today at the blog of The New York Review of Books.
Posted at 04:32 PM by Howard Bashman
Access online today's Order List of the U.S. Supreme Court: The Court has posted the Order List at this link. The Court granted review in four cases.
Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News reports that "Stanford Suits Get Court Review in Securities-Fraud Test."
Now you, too, can hear and try to make sense of Justice Clarence Thomas's words spoken earlier this week at a U.S. Supreme Court oral argument: The Court today has posted online at this link the audio of Monday's oral argument in Boyer v. Louisiana, No. 11-9953. Justice Thomas can be heard saying "He did not" shortly after the 41-minute mark.
Posted at 02:04 PM by Howard Bashman
"Cornyn Questions Holder Over Death of Reddit Co-Founder Aaron Swartz": U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) issued this news release today. You can access Senator Cornyn's letter to Attorney General Eric Holder at this link.
Posted at 01:56 PM by Howard Bashman
Seventh Circuit overturns that portion of a federal district court's ruling holding that parts of Wisconsin's Act 10, regulating collective bargaining for public employees, are unconstitutional: You can access today's ruling of a partially divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit at this link.
Update: In early news coverage of today's ruling, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has a blog post titled "Federal court of appeals upholds Gov. Walker's union law."
The Wisconsin State Journal has a news update headlined "Appeals court reverses federal judge's decision, upholds collective bargaining law in its entirety."
The Associated Press reports that "Federal appeals court upholds Wis. union limits."
Bloomberg News reports that "Wisconsin Union Law Backed by Walker Upheld by U.S. Court."
Jonathan Stempel of Reuters reports that "Appeals court upholds controversial Wisconsin union law."
And at the "School Law" blog of Education Week, Mark Walsh has a post titled "Federal Appeals Court Upholds Wisconsin Law Curbing Public Unions."
"After Losing Injunction Bid, Apple Tries to Leapfrog Panel Review": Vanessa Blum of The Recorder has this report.
Posted at 01:11 PM by Howard Bashman
"Meet the College Senior Who Helped Expose the Manti Te'o Hoax; Veteran scribes, eat your hearts out: Jack Dickey is a senior in college." The "Boston Daily" blog of Boston magazine has this post today.
Posted at 12:21 PM by Howard Bashman
"A final, for now, Aaron Swartz post: 'A time for silence.'" Law professor Lawrence Lessig has this blog post today.
And online at The Nation, Michelle Dean has a blog post titled "The Case of Aaron Swartz."
Meanwhile, in news coverage, today's edition of The Boston Herald contains an article headlined "Experts: Show of emotion won't save career" that begins, "U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz's teary defense of her case against Internet prodigy Aaron Swartz showed an emotional side of the embattled prosecutor, but that won't stop foes from using the controversy as a 'weapon' against her if she pursues what appeared to be a burgeoning political career, one expert said." In addition, columnist Peter Gelzinis has an essay titled "Carmen Ortiz 'terribly upset' by Swartz death."
Peter Schworm and Martin Finucane of The Boston Globe report that "US Attorney Carmen Ortiz says she's 'terribly upset' about computer activist's suicide." And columnist Kevin Cullen has an op-ed titled "Ortiz should offer answers."
"Understanding standing: The Court's Article III questions in the same-sex marriage cases (II)." Marty Lederman has this post today at "SCOTUSblog."
Posted at 10:54 AM by Howard Bashman
"Patent Trial Awards Soar With Some Big Ones Cut by Judges": Margaret Cronin Fisk of Bloomberg News has this report.
Posted at 10:38 AM by Howard Bashman
"Vibrator With 3 Balls Can't Win EU Trademark, Court Says": Bloomberg News has this report on a ruling that a three-judge panel of the General Court of the European Union issued today. The decision is currently available in French and German.
Posted at 10:32 AM by Howard Bashman
"Bryan takes seat on state Supreme Court": The Greenville (Ala.) Advocate has an article that begins, "After years of working in state courts, one of Crenshaw County's own has taken his place on the highest court in Alabama." And a related article is headlined "Butts served as county's first state Supreme Court Justice."
Posted at 09:15 AM by Howard Bashman
"Guns, Democracy, and the Supreme Court": Law professor Patricia J. Williams will have this essay in the February 4, 2013 issue of The Nation.
Posted at 09:08 AM by Howard Bashman
"Daytona lawyer on winning team as highest court rules house not a boat": This article appears today in The Daytona Beach News-Journal.
Posted at 09:06 AM by Howard Bashman
"Black conservatives launch effort to scrap part of Voting Rights Act; Argument focuses on requirement that areas with a history of discrimination must let US government approve voting changes": The Guardian (UK) has this report.
Posted at 09:04 AM by Howard Bashman
"Clarence Thomas's supreme silence": Jena McGregor has this essay online at The Washington Post.
Posted at 09:02 AM by Howard Bashman
"This is Forty: The Anniversary of Roe v. Wade." Jill Lepore has this blog post online today at The New Yorker.
Posted at 08:52 AM by Howard Bashman
"Military Judge Rejects Defense Requests at Terror Hearings": In today's edition of The New York Times, Charlie Savage has an article that begins, "A military judge at the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, declined this week to rule on whether the Constitution applied to the military tribunal case involving the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001."
Posted at 08:50 AM by Howard Bashman