Friday, January 29, 2016
"Justice Alito after Ten Years: First Amendment Coherence?" Erica Goldberg has this post today at her "In A Crowded Theater" blog.
Posted at 02:18 PM by Howard Bashman
"Appeals court revives Holocaust suit against Hungary": Sam Hananel of The Associated Press has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued today.
Posted at 01:42 PM by Howard Bashman
"'Notorious RBG' wows wide-eyed Brandeis crowd": Bob McGovern, legal columnist for The Boston Herald, has this essay online today.
And at The Huffington Post, Peter Dreier has a blog entry titled "A Century Ago, Louis Brandeis Beat Big Business and Anti-Semites, and Revitalized American Democracy."
"Tsarnaev lawyers file appeal of Boston Marathon bombing conviction": Reuters has this report.
And The Associated Press reports that "Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber file notice of appeal."
"Final Senate Action on U.S. Circuit and District Court Nominations During a President's Eighth Year in Office": The Congressional Research Service on Wednesday posted online this report written by Barry J. McMillion.
Posted at 01:11 PM by Howard Bashman
"Puhl nominated to replace Kermit Bye on appeals court": Patrick Springer of The Forum of Fargo, North Dakota has an article that begins, "President Obama on Thursday nominated Jennifer Klemetsrud Puhl, a career federal prosecutor based here, to fill a vacancy on the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals."
Yesterday, the White House issued a news release titled "President Obama Nominates Jennifer Klemetsrud Puhl to Serve on the United States Court of Appeals."
"SCOTUS associate justice speaks to UF law students": Melissa Gomez of The Independent Florida Alligator, the student newspaper of the University of Florida in Gainesville, has an article that begins, "A bomb-sniffing dog searched Stephany Ashton's class Wednesday morning, and she was asked to hand over her cell phone. These safety measures were taken because Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas gave a guest lecture."
"James Ridgeway's Solitary Reporting": Jennifer Gonnerman has this post online at The New Yorker. Therein, she writes, "there may be no reporter in the United States who has collected more stories of solitary-confinement prisoners than the veteran investigative reporter James Ridgeway."
Posted at 09:37 AM by Howard Bashman
"Death-row inmate's case targets Georgia's strict secrecy law": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "Lawyers for an inmate set to die in days are asking a conflicted federal appeals court to weaken Georgia's law that keeps secret the source of the state's lethal injection drug. It's the toughest of a number of secrecy laws passed in recent years by death penalty states eager to stabilize their execution drug supplies."
Posted at 08:17 AM by Howard Bashman
"Bill to abolish Delaware death penalty fails in House; Lawmakers reject proposal to end capital punishment, although motion may be filed to reintroduce legislation": Jessica Masulli Reyes has this front page article in today's edition of The News Journal of Wilmington, Delaware.
And The Associated Press reports that "Delaware House rejects legislation to abolish death penalty."
"Scandal-driven turnover prompts Pa. high court to take fresh look at outstanding cases": Peter Hall of The Morning Call of Allentown, Pennsylvania has this report.