Thursday, February 9, 2012
"Mike Lee continues lonely fight against Obama": The Salt Lake Tribune has a news update that begins, "Sen. Mike Lee voted against a judicial nominee from California on Thursday, keeping up his lonely protest against President Barack Obama's recess appointments."
Posted at 08:20 PM by Howard Bashman
"Federal Judge OKs School Prayer Settlement, Answers Critics": Mark Walsh has this very interesting post at the "School Law" blog of Education Week.
Posted at 08:16 PM by Howard Bashman
"Obama, Congress must fill lower federal court openings": Law professor Carl Tobias has this essay online at the McClatchy Newspapers web site.
Posted at 08:14 PM by Howard Bashman
"Senate Judiciary Approves Bill Requiring Cameras in Supreme Court": Tony Mauro has this post at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times."
"Gay Marriage Advocates Hope for Sweeping Supreme Court Ruling, Right? Wrong!" Ariane de Vogue of ABC News has this blog post.
Posted at 02:16 PM by Howard Bashman
"Both sides arguing pardons case today": Today's edition of The Clarion-Ledger of Jackson, Mississippi contains an article that begins, "Based on arguments presented today, the Mississippi Supreme Court could decide that most of former Gov. Haley Barbour's 200-plus pardons are not valid. Or, the state high court could decide the governor's pardon power is absolute and cannot be reviewed by judges."
"Gambling With Gay Marriage": Law professor David Cole has this blog post online at The New York Review of Books.
Posted at 12:00 PM by Howard Bashman
"States line up to challenge stringent Section 5 voting rights provision": Robert Barnes of The Washington Post has this report.
Posted at 11:52 AM by Howard Bashman
"Bill Would Allow Cameras in the Supreme Court": Coverage of this morning's Senate Judiciary Committee executive business meeting to consider the bill is available live now via C-SPAN3.
Posted at 10:02 AM by Howard Bashman
"The Last Line of Defense: An unlikely crusader, Diana Holt wages a heroic, long-odds battle against the death penalty." Raymond Bonner will have this article in the March 2012 issue of The Atlantic Monthly. The article is adapted from Bonner's forthcoming book, "Anatomy of Injustice: A Murder Case Gone Wrong."
Posted at 09:27 AM by Howard Bashman
"Suit filed over Jesus statue": This article appears today in The Daily Inter Lake of Kalispell, Montana.
"Group wants Supreme Court to save war memorial": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "Supporters of a war memorial cross deemed unconstitutional last year by a federal court plan to ask the Supreme Court to reverse the decision, amid a growing fight nationwide over the use of religious symbols to honor fallen troops."
Posted at 08:06 AM by Howard Bashman