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Saturday, January 19, 2013

"Michigan Supreme Court Justice Diane Hathaway charged with bank fraud over Fla. real estate deal": The Detroit Free Press has this news update.

And The Detroit News has an update headlined "Hathaway expected to plead guilty to bank fraud."
Posted at 11:58 PM by Howard Bashman

"For President and Chief Justice, Another Chance to Get It Right": Adam Liptak will have this new installment of his "Sidebar" column in Sunday's edition of The New York Times.
Posted at 11:32 PM by Howard Bashman

"Michigan Supreme Court justice charged with fraud": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "Michigan Supreme Court Justice Diane Hathaway has been charged with bank fraud just a few days before quitting the state's highest court. The charge was filed Friday and titled as a criminal 'information,' which means a guilty plea is expected."
Posted at 02:28 PM by Howard Bashman

"Aaron Swartz suicide has U.S. lawmakers scrutinizing prosecutors": The Los Angeles Times has this report. Yesterday's newspaper contained an editorial entitled "Aaron Swartz and the law: The Internet activist's suicide may prod Congress to narrow the scope of two laws that federal prosecutors were using against him." In addition, Jon Healey has an essay titled "The pushback against Aaron Swartz misses the point."

The Hill has a blog post titled "Democrat warns revamp of hacking law could take 'a very long time.'"

At The Huffington Post, Zach Carter has an article headlined "John Cornyn Criticizes Eric Holder Over Aaron Swartz's Death." And law professor Bennett L. Gershman has an essay titled "Was Aaron Swartz a Victim of Prosecutorial Overkill?"

Jason Leopold of Truthout has an article headlined "Aaron Swartz's FOIA Requests Shed Light on His Struggle."

Andrew F. Sellars of the Citizen Media Law Project has a blog post titled "The Impact of 'Aaron's Law' on Aaron Swartz's Case."

Online at Reuters, Jocelyn Sze has an essay titled "After Aaron Swartz."

Columnist Froma Harrop of The Providence (R.I.) Journal has an essay titled "Aaron Swartz was accused of real crimes."

And at his "" blog, Kyle Graham has a post titled "Some Thoughts on the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act."
Posted at 02:22 PM by Howard Bashman

"What Will That Feisty SCOTUS Do Next? Journalist Linda Greenhouse Assesses the Trajectory of the Roberts-Era Supreme Court." Zocalo Public Square has posted online the video of a discussion between law professor Henry Weinstein, formerly of The Los Angeles Times, and Linda Greenhouse.
Posted at 02:00 PM by Howard Bashman

"Military Prosecutor to Keep Conspiracy Charge in 9/11 Case": Charlie Savage has this article today in The New York Times.

In today's edition of The Miami Herald, Carol Rosenberg reports that "Pentagon, prosecution disagree on dropping 9/11 conspiracy charge; Rebuffed by a senior Pentagon official, who's taking a wait-and-see approach, the 9/11 prosecutor wants a judge to scratch a conspiracy charge from the death-penalty case."

And Jess Bravin of The Wall Street Journal reports that "U.S. Won't Appeal Ruling for Bin Laden's Driver."
Posted at 01:54 PM by Howard Bashman

"The Prosecution of Aaron: A Response to Orin Kerr." Law professor James Boyle has this post at his blog. You can also access it via The Huffington Post. I will post additional news coverage and commentary on this subject later today.
Posted at 10:00 AM by Howard Bashman

"The Making of a Justice": Emily Bazelon will have this review of Justice Sonia Sotomayor's book, "My Beloved World," in the Sunday Book Review section of tomorrow's edition of The New York Times.

And on today's broadcast of NPR's "Weekend Edition Saturday," Nina Totenberg had an audio segment titled "For Justice Sotomayor, Books Unlocked Imagination."
Posted at 09:42 AM by Howard Bashman

"Judge in Orie Melvin case grants prosecution requests": Today's edition of The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette contains a newsbrief that begins, "The judge presiding over the trial of suspended state Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin granted a number of prosecution requests Friday for the case, which is scheduled to begin Wednesday with jury selection."
Posted at 09:37 AM by Howard Bashman

"U.S. Supreme Court will reconsider case of woman who tried to poison romantic rival": Robert Barnes has this article today in The Washington Post.
Posted at 09:35 AM by Howard Bashman

"Sotomayor scheduling conflict leads to Biden's early swearing-in": David G. Savage and Michael A. Memoli of The Los Angeles Times have this report.
Posted at 09:30 AM by Howard Bashman

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