Saturday, February 3, 2007
"Paternity test: 'Father' may cite law to cry fraud; The Florida Supreme Court ruled that a man must pay child support for a kid who isn't his, but a new law could help him escape the payments." This article appeared yesterday in The Miami Herald.
The first Smiley to interview Jan Crawford Greenburg on PBS was Tavis, not Guy: In connection with promoting her new book -- "Supreme Conflict: The Inside Story of the Struggle for Control of the United States Supreme Court and America's Future" -- ABC News correspondent Jan Crawford Greenburg appeared on last night's broadcast of "The Tavis Smiley Show." You can access the transcript of the program at this link.
Posted at 07:30 PM by Howard Bashman
"Abortion law repeal on table; Lawmakers weigh partial or full rollback": This article appears today in The Concord (N.H.) Monitor.
"Court delays parental ruling": The Topeka Capital-Journal today contains an article that begins, "The Kansas Supreme Court won't rule until at least March on whether a Topeka man who donated sperm to a friend to conceive twins has any parental rights. Court officials had said Friday was the earliest date the court might issue a ruling in the case of Daryl Hendrix, who contends he wants to be a father to two children conceived by artificial insemination using his sperm, and Samantha Harrington, the children's mother."
Posted at 07:15 PM by Howard Bashman
"Bakers seek custody case rehearing; Foster parents of Anna Mae say court overlooked 'substantial harm' issue": Today's issue of The Commercial Appeal of Memphis contains an article that begins, "The longtime foster-care parents of Anna Mae He asked the Tennessee Supreme Court on Friday to reconsider its ruling last week that ordered them to turn the 8-year-old girl over to her natural Chinese parents."
"Rejected students can sue U-M; Proving damage from 1995-2003 affirmative action policy won't be easy": This article appeared yesterday in The Ann Arbor News.
Posted at 06:47 PM by Howard Bashman
"Chief Justice Roberts and the Role of the Supreme Court": Law Professor Geoffrey R. Stone has this post at "The Faculty Blog" of the University of Chicago Law School.
Posted at 06:45 PM by Howard Bashman
"Justice: Bench Player; Sandra Day O'Connor left the high court a year ago; Now she's really busy; In a Newsweek exclusive, she talks about stepping down, Iraq and caring for her ill husband." Debra Rosenberg will have this article in the February 12, 2007 issue of Newsweek.
Posted at 06:44 PM by Howard Bashman
"N.H. man banished from state for 3 years; Threat to judge prompts sentence": This article appears today in The Boston Globe.
Posted at 06:23 PM by Howard Bashman
"Supreme Court clinics let students take cases to highest forum": The Associated Press provides this report.
Posted at 06:20 PM by Howard Bashman
"Federal Prosecutors Widen Pursuit Of Death Penalty as States Ease Off": This front page article (free access) appears today in The Wall Street Journal.
Posted at 06:15 PM by Howard Bashman
"Tax Evasion Ruling Against Lawyer Is Upheld": The New York Times on Sunday will contain an article that begins, "The federal tax court has ruled in favor of the Internal Revenue Service in a 14-year-old evasion case involving a now-dead lawyer who was one of the nation's leading tax advisers, millions of dollars in reported real estate kickbacks and a Supreme Court ruling that ended a longstanding practice of secrecy in tax court."
Jan Crawford Greenburg appeared on Thursday's broadcast of the "Jay Sekulow Live!" radio program: You can listen online, on-demand in both RealPlayer and Windows Media Player formats.
"Libby Prosecutors Close to Resting Perjury Case": Today's broadcast of NPR's "Weekend Edition Saturday" contained this audio segment (RealPlayer required) featuring Nina Totenberg.
Posted at 12:24 PM by Howard Bashman
"PBS special spotlights federal Judge Damon Keith": This article appears today in The Detroit News.
Posted at 12:21 PM by Howard Bashman
In press coverage of that "God damn" federal appellate court ruling from yesterday: The Associated Press reports that "Appeals court overturns arrest of man who swore."
"Court rejects same-sex benefits; Gays working for Mich. government, colleges lose health coverage for partners; appeal planned": This article appears today in The Detroit News. In addition, columnist Laura Berman has an op-ed entitled "Michigan gives gays the cold shoulder."
The Detroit Free Press today contains articles headlined "Benefits to gay partners denied; Ruling may put coverage out of reach" and "Appeal likely in gay case; Battle looms in ruling against same-sex benefits."
The Lansing State Journal reports that "Same-sex benefits struck down; Michigan court rules policies violate ban on gay marriage."
The Ann Arbor News reports that "ACLU will fight for same-sex benefits; It will appeal ruling against partners of public employees."
The Grand Rapids Press reports that "Court hands setback to same-sex benefits."
The Kalamazoo Gazette reports that "Same-sex benefits for city workers may end."
The Oakland Press reports that "Court ruling may affect Oakland U. same-sex benefits."
The New York Times reports that "Court Bars Government Benefit for Same-Sex Domestic Partners."
And The Los Angeles Times reports that "Michigan same-sex benefits are rejected on appeal; A court rules that a 2004 constitutional amendment's language bans more than gay marriage."
"Stay of executions: After a generation of recklessly expanding the death penalty, the pendulum is swinging back." Andrew Cohen has this op-ed today in The Los Angeles Times.
Posted at 11:57 AM by Howard Bashman
"Even cranks deserve free speech: The state Supreme Court must tread carefully in a Newport Beach case that tests prior restraint." This editorial appears today in The Los Angeles Times.
Posted at 11:55 AM by Howard Bashman
"No sanctuary for Super Bowl flock; Churches scramble to cancel big-screen bashes after an NFL warning": According to an article published today in The Los Angeles Times, "Farmland Friends on Friday joined churches nationwide in abruptly canceling its Super Bowl party for fear of violating a federal copyright law that prohibits public venues from showing NFL games on big-screen TVs. Sports bars are specifically exempted. Churches are not."
Posted at 11:52 AM by Howard Bashman
"With Characteristic Wit, Justice Scalia Engages Students": This article appeared yesterday in The Student Life of Claremont, California.
Posted at 11:50 AM by Howard Bashman