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Saturday, February 2, 2013

"Bernette Johnson sworn in as Louisiana Supreme Court's first black chief justice": The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 04:58 PM by Howard Bashman

"Will Justice Kennedy Vote for Voting Rights?" Lincoln Caplan will have this "Sunday Observer" essay in Sunday's edition of The New York Times.
Posted at 04:55 PM by Howard Bashman

"Crow Indians' Lawsuit Against F.B.I. Agent to Proceed": Today's edition of The New York Times contains an article that begins, "Two families from the Crow Indian Reservation in Montana can proceed with a lawsuit against an F.B.I. agent that accuses him of failing to properly investigate crimes against American Indians on and around the reservation, the United States Supreme Court has ruled."
Posted at 04:53 PM by Howard Bashman

"DOJ's Advantage-Seeking Delay Maneuvers at Supreme Court: Time for Transparency." Richard Samp of the Washington Legal Foundation has this blog post at
Posted at 04:51 PM by Howard Bashman

"Supreme Court Expert Explains Why 'Dr. Death' Was A Turn-Off To The High Court": Business Insider has an article that begins, "If you want to get your case in front of the Supreme Court, don't represent yourself at trial or become a public spectacle. Otherwise, you really hurt your chances of arguing before the justices, according to experienced Supreme Court lawyer Carter Phillips."
Posted at 04:48 PM by Howard Bashman

"As Supreme Court takes up gay marriage question, foes rally; Lawful wedded partners? Foes of same-sex marriage warn that lifting state or federal restrictions would threaten their own economic and religious freedoms and lead to social and political upheaval." Richard Wolf of USA Today has this report.
Posted at 04:45 PM by Howard Bashman

"Supreme Court needs more women, departing judge says": In today's edition of The Toronto Globe and Mail, Kirk Makin has an article that begins, "The next judge appointed to the country's highest bench must be a woman or Canada risks tarnishing its reputation on gender equity, departing Supreme Court Justice Marie Deschamps says."
Posted at 04:42 PM by Howard Bashman

"Souter discusses the changing times and the Constitution": This interview with retired Justice David H. Souter appears today in The Concord (N.H.) Monitor.
Posted at 02:15 PM by Howard Bashman

"'Aaron's Law' Proposes Reining in Federal Anti-Hacking Statute": Kim Zetter has this post at's "Threat Level" blog.

At Ars Technica, Joe Mullin has a blog post titled "Reddit review puts some teeth into 'Aaron's Law'; Bill would change computer fraud law to prevent a Swartz-like prosecution."

At "The Volokh Conspiracy," Orin Kerr has a post titled "Drafting Problems With the Second Version of 'Aaron's Law' from Rep. Lofgren."

The Hill has a blog post titled "DC memorial to honor Swartz and call for reforming hacking law."

At the blog of the Sunlight Foundation, Daniel Schuman has a post titled "Open Public Access to Court Records, For Aaron."

At U.S. News and World Report, Jennifer Chan has an essay titled "To Honor Aaron Swartz, Let Knowledge Go Free; Bringing knowledge to the public is should be the central mission of academia."

At's "Motherboard" blog, Claire Evans has a post titled "The Great American Hack: David Foster Wallace and Aaron Swartz."

At The Huffington Post, Mary Price has a blog entry titled "Sentences So Long They Scare Us to Death."

The blog "Copyright Librarian" has a post titled "What is the government's interest in copyright? Not that of the public."

And The Washington Post has published a review written by Graham Sleight of Cory Doctorow's new book, "Homeland." The review begins, "Last month, a 26-year-old Internet activist named Aaron Swartz killed himself."
Posted at 02:06 PM by Howard Bashman

"Argentina Makes Final Bid to Reverse U.S. Court Rulings": Bloomberg News has a report that begins, "Argentina filed a final brief asking a U.S. appeals court to reverse rulings that would help Elliott Management Corp.'s NML Capital Fund among other creditors collect on sovereign debt the country repudiated more than a decade ago."

And Reuters reports that "Argentina aims at bond 'holdouts' ahead of court showdown."
Posted at 01:34 PM by Howard Bashman

"Guantanamo spills its secrets slowly, in surprising ways; The issue of secrecy was at the forefront again at hearings in the 9/11 trial, but there are far more questions than answers": Carol Rosenberg of The Miami Herald has this report.
Posted at 01:28 PM by Howard Bashman

"Gay marriage foes line up arguments in U.S. Supreme Court": Howard Mintz has this article today in The San Jose Mercury News.
Posted at 01:20 PM by Howard Bashman

"Melvin's former law clerk takes stand against the justice": This article appears today in The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

And Paula Reed Ward of The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports today that "Former aide to Orie Melvin recounts dispute."
Posted at 11:52 AM by Howard Bashman

"Court: Strippers eligible for unemployment insurance; Decision stems from unemployment claim of Topeka dancer." Today's edition of The Topeka Capital-Journal contains an article that begins, "Exotic dancers are to be considered employees, as opposed to independent contractors, for the purpose of determining unemployment insurance, the Kansas Supreme Court ruled Friday."

You can access yesterday's ruling of the Supreme Court of Kansas at this link.
Posted at 11:44 AM by Howard Bashman

"Judicial nominee Robert E. Bacharach blocked by Republicans again; The Oklahoma City magistrate, who enjoys bipartisan support for nomination to federal appeals court, has to wait another week to clear the same committee that approved him overwhelmingly last year": Chris Casteel had this article yesterday in The Oklahoman.

And yesterday's edition of The Des Moines Register contained an article headlined "Iowa woman nominated for 8th Circuit; Four groups call for Jane Kelly to be confirmed quickly." The newspaper has also republished an essay by columnist Rekha Basu titled "An attack on attorney puts values to the test."
Posted at 11:38 AM by Howard Bashman

"At University of Miami, Justice Sonia Sotomayor gets real; The Supreme Court justice spoke on what inspired her, and shared her love of Nancy Drew with a young girl in the audience": This article appears today in The Miami Herald.
Posted at 11:33 AM by Howard Bashman

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