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Sunday, January 20, 2008

"Young, Female, Energetic and, Now, Dean": An article that appears in today's Long Island supplement to The New York Times begins, "Nora Demleitner has never been afraid to take chances. At the age of 19, she left her home in Germany to attend college in the United States, following her dream of becoming a lawyer like her childhood TV idol, Perry Mason. Since then her path has included a degree from Yale Law School, a master's degree in international and comparative law from the Georgetown University Law Center, and a clerkship for Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr., then sitting on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and now a Supreme Court justice."

According to the article, on March 11, 2008 Justice Alito will visit Hofstra Law School, where Demleitner recently became both the law school's youngest dean ever and the first woman to fill the dean's chair.
Posted at 09:23 PM by Howard Bashman

"State's judicial ethics reputation sullied by friendship": The Herald-Dispatch of Huntington, West Virginia contains this editorial today.
Posted at 10:44 AM by Howard Bashman

"Pair reflect on months as married gay couple": This article appears today in The Des Moines Register.
Posted at 10:40 AM by Howard Bashman

"Prosecutors Appeal Reporter Notes Case": From Minnesota, The AP provides a report that begins, "Prosecutors seeking a reporter's unpublished notes from an interview with a man who shot two police officers before killing himself have appealed their case to the state Supreme Court."

And The Free Press of Mankato, Minnesota reported yesterday that "Blue Earth County appeals Amboy reversal; County seeks supreme court review."
Posted at 10:37 AM by Howard Bashman

"Self-taught lawyers vanish as more states require law school": The Associated Press provides this report.
Posted at 10:27 AM by Howard Bashman

"Inmates seek IDs of executioners": The St. Louis Post-Dispatch today contains an article that begins, "Lawyers for five death row inmates are pressing Missouri to provide the names of members of its execution team after a Post-Dispatch investigation revealed that one was a convicted stalker."
Posted at 10:25 AM by Howard Bashman

"After rules changed, strip clubs dwindled": This article appears today in The Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
Posted at 10:18 AM by Howard Bashman

"Michigan's court of last resort gets its first report card": Columnist Brian Dickerson has this op-ed today in The Detroit Free Press.
Posted at 10:14 AM by Howard Bashman

"Public and Private Lives, Intersecting": Today in The New York Times, Public Editor Clark Hoyt has an essay that begins, "Linda Greenhouse, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Times reporter who has covered the Supreme Court for nearly 30 years, is used to dealing with top-drawer legal authorities. But it's not always convenient that she is married to one."

You can access some of Ed Whelan's posts on this topic, at National Review Online's "Bench Memos" blog, via this link.
Posted at 10:04 AM by Howard Bashman

"Administration Rankles Some With Stance in Handgun Case": Today in The Washington Post, Robert Barnes has an article that begins, "The Bush administration's position in the case before the Supreme Court on the constitutionality of the District of Columbia's ban on handguns has created an unexpected and serious backlash in conservative circles, disappointing gun enthusiasts and creating implications for the presidential campaign."
Posted at 09:30 AM by Howard Bashman

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