Saturday, February 9, 2013
"Petition to 'fire' Aaron Swartz prosecutor Garners 25,000 Signatures": Main Justice has this report.
And the February 18, 2013 issue of New York Magazine will contain a lengthy article written by Wesley Yang headlined "The Life and Afterlife of Aaron Swartz: The precocious coder, hacker visionary, and 'pirate' was already a tech legend by the time he'd turned 17; But in the weeks since his suicide last month, at 26, his friends and comrades have tried to turn him into something else -- a martyr."
"Farmer's use of genetically modified soybeans grows into Supreme Court case": Robert Barnes will have this article Sunday in The Washington Post.
Posted at 11:15 PM by Howard Bashman
"Appeals Court Hears Arguments on Judge Rakoff's Rejection of Citigroup Deal": Peter Lattman has this article today in The New York Times.
And Nate Raymond of Reuters reports that "Appeals court hears arguments in SEC's case against Citigroup."
"Appeals court upholds Gilbert sign ordinance in feud with church": Cronkite News has a report that begins, "A divided appeals court Friday upheld a Gilbert sign ordinance, saying it did not infringe on the First Amendment rights of Good News Presbyterian Church."
And at her "Trial Insider" blog, Pamela A. MacLean has a post titled "This Way to Salvation."
"Torture Memo Author, Now a Federal Judge, Still Justifying Torture; Jay Bybee -- who signed off on waterboarding as a Justice Department lawyer -- ruled last week that the government should be immune from liability for torture": Andrew Cohen has this essay online today at The Atlantic.
And on Wednesday, Bob Egelko of The San Francisco Chronicle had a blog post titled "Bybee ruling tosses inmate 'mental torture' suit."
"Judges split over birth control coverage and religious liberty; The growing legal dispute over paying for contraception is the latest in a long-running battle over how to weigh claims involving matters of faith": David G. Savage has this article today in The Los Angeles Times.
Posted at 10:20 PM by Howard Bashman
"Lawmakers propose giving federal judges role in drone strikes, but hurdles await": This article appears today in The Washington Post.
"The Third Circuit is wrong: RFRA protects corporations, without any carve-out of for-profit corporations from its protections." Law professor Kevin C. Walsh has this post today at his blog, "walshslaw."
Posted at 04:15 PM by Howard Bashman
"Defense opens in trial of suspended Pennsylvania justice": Molly Born and Paula Reed Ward have this article today in The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that "Judge sends Melvin jury home for the weekend."
"No retirement plans for Justice Ginsburg": Greg Moran of The San Diego Union-Tribune has this report.
Posted at 09:48 AM by Howard Bashman
"Mental-health experts get access to detainee's CIA file; The judge in the USS Cole death-penalty case has ordered a mental-health review to determine the fitness of the accused to stand trial": Carol Rosenberg of The Miami Herald has this report.
Posted at 09:46 AM by Howard Bashman
"Innovation Nation at War": In today's edition of The New York Times, columnist Joe Nocera has an op-ed that begins, "'I decided it would be fun to do patent trials,' said Richard Posner."
Posted at 09:44 AM by Howard Bashman