Thursday, February 8, 2018
"DOJ makes last pitch for immediate SCOTUS review of DACA": Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has this post.
Posted at 10:28 PM by Howard Bashman
"Court reinstates negligence charge against hotel in beating": Judy Greenwald of Business Insurance has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit issued yesterday.
Posted at 10:06 PM by Howard Bashman
"State asks U.S. Supreme Court to review 'Indian Country' ruling that would require federal jurisdiction; State asks justices to review appellate decision with far-reaching implications": Curtis Killman of The Tulsa World has an article that begins, "Oklahoma would become a 'fractured, second-class state' if an appellate court ruling that greatly expanded what is considered 'Indian country' is allowed to stand, a petition filed on behalf of the state with the U.S. Supreme Court argues."
Posted at 09:00 PM by Howard Bashman
"Tim Burns hopes to join state Supreme Court but has only had one case in Wisconsin court": Patrick Marley of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has this report.
Posted at 08:46 PM by Howard Bashman
"Markel murder suspects facing additional charges": Karl Etters of The Tallahassee Democrat has an article that begins, "New charges filed Wednesday against the two accused murderers of Florida State law professor Dan Markel reflect what investigators say was their integral role in the plot to have him killed."
Posted at 08:42 PM by Howard Bashman
"Pennsylvania Supreme Court's gerrymandering opinion seen as 'groundbreaking,' model for other states": Tim Darragh of The Morning Call of Allentown, Pennsylvania has this report.
Posted at 08:26 PM by Howard Bashman
"As deadline looms, Republicans consider new strategy for Pa. congressional maps": Liz Navratil of The Philadelphia Inquirer has an article that begins, "It's official: The state legislature will not pass a new congressional map before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court's Friday deadline."
And Wallace McKelvey of The Patriot-News of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania reports that "As clock ticks down to redraw Congressional map, Pa. lawmakers mull limited options."
"Waiting for Justice: One man's seven-year wait for a trial reveals the ways mandatory minimums distort our courts." Online at Slate, law professor Jeffrey Bellin has a jurisprudence essay that begins, "A federal appeals court recently freed a man who had been incarcerated nearly seven years awaiting trial."
Posted at 02:51 PM by Howard Bashman
"The United States Supreme Court remains doggedly, and ludicrously, opposed to cameras, although it eventually releases audio recordings of oral arguments." So writes Jeffrey Toobin in his post titled "How Larry Nassar's Trial Made the Case for Cameras in the Court" online at The New Yorker.
Posted at 02:45 PM by Howard Bashman
"Massachusetts' high court: Do you know this justice?" Alanna Durkin Richer of The Associated Press has a report that begins, "A man's portrait has hung for years outside the chambers of the chief justice on Massachusetts' highest court. The problem? No one knows who he is."
Posted at 02:36 PM by Howard Bashman
"A Chicken and Egg Problem": Adam Feldman has this post at his "Empirical SCOTUS" blog.
Posted at 02:33 PM by Howard Bashman
"For privacy advocates, Nunes' criticism of the FBI brings mental whiplash": In today's edition of The Los Angeles Times, Evan Halper has a front page article that begins, "After years of toiling against the surveillance state, sounding alarms about privacy and warning of Orwellian law enforcement overreach, civil libertarians now find their talking points have been hijacked. A serious case of intellectual whiplash has ensued."
Posted at 01:46 PM by Howard Bashman
"Supreme Court's conservatives appear set to strike down union fees on free-speech grounds": David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times has this report.
Posted at 01:44 PM by Howard Bashman
"Yahoo asks Supreme Court to overturn Mass. court ruling on estate rights to dead's emails": Bob McGovern of The Boston Herald has an article that begins, "Yahoo is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to definitively declare what happens to our emails when we die and overturn a Massachusetts high court decision finding that federal law doesn't bar disclosing the digital communications to representatives of someone's estate."
Posted at 12:21 PM by Howard Bashman
Baby judges: Jessica Gresko of The Associated Press reports that "In this classroom, every student's name is 'Judge.'"
Posted at 12:04 PM by Howard Bashman
"Why Pa.'s gerrymandered map went too far, acccording to state Supreme Court": Jonathan Lai and Liz Navratil of The Philadelphia Inquirer have this report.
In today's edition of The Patriot-News of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Charles Thompson has a front page article headlined "Pa. Supreme Court issues opinions in Congressional redistricting case."
Sam Levine of HuffPost reports that "Pennsylvania's Supreme Court Explains Why It Struck Down Congressional Map Favoring GOP."
And Lindsay Lazarski of WHYY reports that "Pa. Supreme Court details violation of voter rights in full opinion striking down congressional map."
Yesterday's opinions of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania in this matter consisted of a 136-page majority opinion, an opinion concurring in part and dissenting in part, and two dissenting opinions (here and here).
"Anti-union challengers are on the verge of victory at Supreme Court": Richard Wolf of USA Today has this report.
Posted at 09:54 AM by Howard Bashman
"On Tour With Notorious R.B.G., Judicial Rock Star": Adam Liptak will have this new installment of his "Sidebar" column in Friday's edition of The New York Times.
I know that I am looking forward to seeing Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg speak on Monday evening at the National Constitution Center.
"Sotomayor Calls for More Diversity on the Bench": Madison Bober of The Emory Wheel has this report.
And at the Emory News Center, Susan Carini reports that "Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor visits Emory Law."
"Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor wows the crowd at Brown": Katie Mulvaney has this front page article in today's edition of The Providence (R.I.) Journal.
Sarah Wang of The Brown Daily Herald reports that "Sotomayor discusses background, hardships; Supreme Court Justice connects with students, leads open conversation regarding memoir."
And Michelle R. Smith of The Associated Press has a report headlined "Sotomayor: Pay inequality among nation's biggest issues."
"Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in conversation with Kenji Yoshino": NYU School of Law has posted this video on YouTube.
Posted at 09:25 AM by Howard Bashman
"Politics: Pen Portraits and Table Talk; Only a handful of justices have entered popular lore: Brandeis, Holmes -- and now, perhaps, Scalia." Last week, The Wall Street Journal posted online Barton Swaim's review of three recent Antonin Scalia-related books.
Posted at 09:22 AM by Howard Bashman