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Monday, January 24, 2011

"Scalia meets with tea party House members": The Los Angeles Times has this news update.

The Associated Press reports that "Scalia addresses tea party-organized event."

And reports that "Antonin Scalia charms Tea Party caucus."
Posted at 10:30 PM by Howard Bashman

"Thomas Says He Erred on Disclosure": Tuesday's edition of The New York Times will contain an article that begins, "Under pressure from liberal critics, Justice Clarence Thomas of the Supreme Court acknowledged in filings released on Monday that he erred by not disclosing his wife's past employment as required by federal law."

And in Tuesday's edition of The Wall Street Journal, David B. Rivkin Jr. and Lee A. Casey will have an op-ed entitled "Common Cause v. Scalia and Thomas: The liberal lobby tries to quiet two conservative voices." You can freely access the full text of the op-ed via Google News.
Posted at 09:12 PM by Howard Bashman

"Obama Names Verrilli for Solicitor General Post": Marcia Coyle has this entry at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times."

Evan Perez of The Wall Street Journal has a news update headlined "Obama to Nominate White House Lawyer Verrilli as Solicitor General."

At "The Caucus" blog of The New York Times, Charlie Savage has a post titled "Obama Selects Donald Verrilli as Solicitor General."

Pete Yost of The Associated Press reports that "White House lawyer picked to be solicitor general."

Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News reports that "Verrilli Chosen by Obama to Be Solicitor General After Kagan."

And at "SCOTUSblog," Lyle Denniston has a post titled "Verrilli chosen for SG post."
Posted at 05:25 PM by Howard Bashman

"Rahm Emanuel booted off ballot in 2-1 Appellate Court decision": Abdon M. Pallasch of The Chicago Sun-Times has this news update.

The Chicago Tribune has a news update headlined "Court: Emanuel should be removed from mayoral ballot."

And The Associated Press has a report headlined "Court: Emanuel's name can't be on mayoral ballot."

You can access today's ruling of the Illinois Appellate Court at this link.
Posted at 01:36 PM by Howard Bashman

Ninth Circuit holds that federal law does not preempt state law failure-to-warn claims against generic drug manufacturers: You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit at this link.
Posted at 01:30 PM by Howard Bashman

"W.H. may allow new tribunals": Josh Gerstein of has an article that begins, "The Obama administration, with its plan to close Guantanamo largely stymied, is edging toward one option that is still available: trying detainees in military commissions at the island prison, according to officials and outside analysts."
Posted at 01:23 PM by Howard Bashman

"Jared Loughner case: Defense attorney gets juries to see other side." This article appears today in The Arizona Republic, along with a related article headlined "Tough prosecutor welcomes tough cases."
Posted at 01:21 PM by Howard Bashman

"Tea time for Antonin Scalia": has this report.
Posted at 01:18 PM by Howard Bashman

"A Taxonomy of Supreme Court Humor": Adam Liptak will have this new installment of his "Sidebar" column in Tuesday's edition of The New York Times.
Posted at 12:04 PM by Howard Bashman

"Battle Over Obama Health Care Law: A Legal Primer; Can Government Require You to Buy Medical Insurance?" Ariane de Vogue has this in-depth report at
Posted at 11:00 AM by Howard Bashman

"Chuck Schumer warns of 'crisis' in Judiciary": Mike Allen has this article at
Posted at 10:58 AM by Howard Bashman

Access online today's Order List and decisions in argued cases of the U.S. Supreme Court: The Court today issued three decisions in argued cases.

1. Justice Sonia Sotomayor delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court in Chase Bank USA, N.A. v. McCoy, No. 09-329. You can access the oral argument via this link.

2. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg delivered the opinion of the Court in Ortiz v. Jordan, No. 09-737. Justice Clarence Thomas issued an opinion concurring in the judgment, in which Justices Antonin Scalia and Anthony M. Kenendy joined. You can access the oral argument via this link.

3. Justice Scalia delivered the opinion of the Court in Thompson v. North American Stainless, LP, No. 09-291. All Justices joined in the opinion except for Justice Elena Kagan, who did not take part in the decision. Justice Ginsburg issue a concurring opinion in which Justice Stephen G. Breyer joined. You can access the oral argument via this link.

Lastly, the Court issued a summary per curiam reversal in Swarthout v. Cooke, No. 10-333. Justice Ginsburg issued a concurring opinion.

You can access today's Order List at this link. The Court today granted review in two cases and called for the views of the Solicitor General's Office in one case.

In early news coverage, The Associated Press has reports headlined "Court says company can't fire employee's fiancee"; "Court: Chase could increase interest rates"; "High court rules for prison victim of sex assault"; and "High court rejects farmer who tangled with Tyson."

And at "SCOTUSblog," Lyle Denniston has a post titled "Scope of Miranda in jail."
Posted at 10:07 AM by Howard Bashman

"Farmer who tangled with Tyson asks high court help": Mark Sherman of The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 10:03 AM by Howard Bashman

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