Thursday, January 19, 2012
"Supreme Anxiety: Do controversial court decisions really inspire the backlash liberals fear?" Law professors David Fontana and Donald Braman will have this article in the February 2, 2012 issue of The New Republic.
Their article, available online from SSRN, is titled "Judicial Backlash or Just Backlash? Evidence from a National Experiment" and will appear in the May 2012 issue of the Columbia Law Review.
"Defying city, attorney asks Supreme Court to hear SPD tasing case": The Seattle Times has a news update that begins, "Ignoring Seattle Police Chief John Diaz, a private attorney hired by the city to defend three officers who were sued after they repeatedly tased a pregnant woman during a 2004 traffic stop has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the case. In an extraordinary response, the city has informed the attorney, Ted Buck, that he was not authorized to ask the high court to take the case on appeal, and that the city won't pay the costs of pursuing it."
Posted at 11:26 PM by Howard Bashman
"1st Circuit upholds NH tax evaders' convictions": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "A New Hampshire couple convicted of amassing an arsenal of weapons and holding marshals at bay for nine months after conviction for tax evasion will remain behind bars."
"Activists lose 'Occupy the Courts' protest bid": Reuters has this report.
Friday's edition of The New York Times will contain an article headlined "Judge Says Protesters Can't Rally at Courthouse."
Friday's edition of The New York Daily News will contain an article headlined "Occupy the Courts gives up legal fight to protest at Manhattan Federal Court; Occupy Wall Street splinter group says it will demonstrate against corporate political donations in Zuccotti Park instead."
And Bloomberg News reports that "'Occupy' Group Loses Bid to Compel U.S. to Issue Courthouse Rally Permit."
"Judge denies requests for new Komisarjevsky trial, acquittal": This article appears today in The New Haven Register.
And The Hartford Courant reports that "Komisarjevsky Motion For New Trial, Acquittal Denied; Judge Rules From Bench; In Similar Hayes Motion He Issued A 12-Page Ruling."
"Amid SOPA debate, SCOTUS gives Congress broad copyright power": Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has this report.
Posted at 05:40 PM by Howard Bashman
"Appeals court hears challenge to Voting Rights Act": The Associated Press has this report.
And at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times," Mike Scarcella has a post titled "Appeals Court Examines Constitutionality Of Voting Rights Act Provision."
"Foreign Copyrights Upheld; Court Backs Reciprocal International Protection for Previously Public Material": Brent Kendall and Jess Bravin have this article today in The Wall Street Journal.
Posted at 04:20 PM by Howard Bashman
"Scalia defends originalist view of Constitution": Mark Sherman of The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 04:17 PM by Howard Bashman
"Supreme Court Overturns 'Right v. Wrong'": This article appears in the current issued of The Onion.
Posted at 04:16 PM by Howard Bashman
"Death-Row Defendant Can Proceed With Appeal": Jess Bravin and Joanna Chung have this article today in The Wall Street Journal.
Posted at 11:15 AM by Howard Bashman
"Supreme Court grants death row inmate chance for new appeal; Justices in a 7-2 decision say that Alabama death row inmate Corey Maples was 'abandoned' by his two lawyers who left their firm without telling him and missed a deadline to file his appeal": David G. Savage has this article today in The Los Angeles Times.
In today's edition of The Birmingham News, Mary Orndorff has an article headlined "U.S. Supreme Court says paperwork mishap cannot block death row appeal."
The Decatur (Ala.) Daily reports that "US Supreme Court restores appeal rights of Morgan murderer."
And Ariane de Vogue of ABC News has a blog post titled "Supreme Court: Death Row Inmate Abandoned by Elite Law Firm Entitled to New Hearing."
"Supreme Court: Congress within bounds on foreign copyrights." Joan Biskupic has this article today in USA Today.
And The Denver Post reports today that "Supreme Court nixes Denver professor's suit over copyright protection for foreign works."
"U.S. Supreme Court rejects student-suspension case with NEPA roots": This article appears today in The Scranton Times-Tribune.
Posted at 08:26 AM by Howard Bashman