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Monday, February 11, 2013

Here and there: Earlier tonight, I traveled to Allentown, Pennsylvania to tape an upcoming telecast of "The American Law Journal" on the subject of Roe v. Wade at 40. My earlier appearance on that program can be viewed via YouTube at this link. The other guests on the upcoming telecast recorded tonight are law professors John G. Culhane and Kimberly Mutcherson, along with Ilya Shapiro of the Cato Institute. When the program recorded tonight becomes available on YouTube, I will link to it.

And tomorrow at noon, I will be at the University of Pennsylvania Law School to see Eleventh Circuit Judge Ed Carnes talk about effective writing and editing. Proving that Wikipedia can indeed sometimes be reliable, the entry for Judge Carnes under the heading "Writing style" states: "Judge Carnes has a precise yet folksy writing style, often engaging in wordplay and the use of literary allusions. He has been described as 'one of the more talented writers on the federal appellate bench.'" Wikipedia's cite for the quotation found at the end of that passage is this "How Appealing" post from February 8, 2007.
Posted at 11:40 PM by Howard Bashman

"Rivera confirmed to Court of Appeals seat": Reuters has a report that begins, "Law professor Jenny Rivera has become the second Hispanic judge to be confirmed by the New York state Senate to a seat on the Court of Appeals, in spite of concerns from some Republican lawmakers about her objectivity and qualifications for the bench."

And New York Law Journal reports that "Rivera Confirmed for Court of Appeals Seat."
Posted at 11:22 PM by Howard Bashman

"Embattled San Jose attorney's money laundering case heads to federal appeals court": Howard Mintz of The San Jose Mercury News has this report.
Posted at 11:17 PM by Howard Bashman

"Voting Rights 2.0: Why we still need the Voting Rights Act, and how the Supreme Court could make it work better instead of striking it down." Emily Bazelon has this jurisprudence essay online at Slate.
Posted at 11:14 PM by Howard Bashman

"Feds Urge Supreme Court to Let Stand $222K Landmark File-Sharing Verdict": David Kravets has this post at's "Threat Level" blog.
Posted at 11:09 PM by Howard Bashman

"Press Release -- New Chief Judge beginning February 12, 2013": The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued this press release today.
Posted at 04:48 PM by Howard Bashman

"Obama Team To Make Important, If Symbolic, Choice On Gay Marriage": Nina Totenberg had this audio segment on last Friday evening's broadcast of NPR's "All Things Considered."
Posted at 04:08 PM by Howard Bashman

"Clerkship Quest," a blog seeking to report on judicial clerkship hiring trends: Sarah Shalf has launched this new blog, which seeks to report on the judicial clerkship hiring market now that the federal judicial clerkship hiring plan appears to be defunct.
Posted at 04:05 PM by Howard Bashman

"Justice Thomas speaks at Harvard Law": Harvard Law School posted this report (featuring video) online today.
Posted at 03:57 PM by Howard Bashman

"Congressman seeks to overturn Citizens United": The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 03:54 PM by Howard Bashman

"Former campaign worker said he had little contact with Justice Melvin's judicial staff": The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review has this news update.
Posted at 01:30 PM by Howard Bashman

"9/11 hearings bogged down on attorney-client privilege; Defense attorneys are raising concerns that their conversations with clients may not be confidential": Carol Rosenberg of The Miami Herald has this report.

Update: In other coverage, Charlie Savage of The New York Times reports that "9/11 Case Is Delayed as Defense Voices Fears on Eavesdropping."

And The Associated Press reports that "9/11 lawyers fear gov't eavesdropping at Gitmo."
Posted at 01:28 PM by Howard Bashman

"Pa. legal bills exceed $550,000 in dispute over shale drilling law": Today's edition of The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette contains an article that begins, "With a state Supreme Court ruling still pending regarding the legality of the Marcellus Shale gas drilling law passed last year, billing documents show that the case already has cost the commonwealth more than $550,000."
Posted at 01:20 PM by Howard Bashman

"SCOTUSblog on camera -- Linda Greenhouse interview, Part One": Today, "SCOTUSblog" has posted at this link part one of its interview with former New York Times U.S. Supreme Court correspondent Linda Greenhouse.
Posted at 01:15 PM by Howard Bashman

"Ex-Virginia executioner becomes opponent of death penalty": This article appears today in The Washington Post.
Posted at 01:14 PM by Howard Bashman

"Judge: Despite Dukes, ex-workers can bring class injunction claims." Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has this report.
Posted at 01:12 PM by Howard Bashman

"The Federal Common Law of Statutory Interpretation: Erie for the Age of Statutes." Law professor Abbe R. Gluck has posted this article online at SSRN (via "Legal Theory Blog").
Posted at 10:54 AM by Howard Bashman

"AP Exclusive: Inmate lawsuits cost Calif. $200M." The Associated Press has a report that begins, "Gov. Jerry Brown has begun aggressively challenging federal court oversight of California's prison system by highlighting what he says is a costly conflict of interest: The private law firms representing inmates and the judges' own hand-picked authorities benefit financially by keeping the cases alive."
Posted at 09:35 AM by Howard Bashman

"Tab for wrongful convictions in Texas: $65 million and counting; State the most generous in compensating exonerees; legislators ponder changes to safeguard against future false convictions." Mike Ward has this article today in The Austin American-Statesman.
Posted at 09:32 AM by Howard Bashman

"Attorneys mum about whether Melvin will testify": Today's edition of The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review contains an article that begins, "Attorneys for state Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin are expected to spend most of the week calling witnesses to convince the jury she's not guilty of corruption charges. But they will not say whether the suspended justice will testify."
Posted at 08:02 AM by Howard Bashman

"The Man Who Killed Osama bin Laden . . . Is Screwed": This cover story will appear in the March 2013 issue of Esquire magazine.
Posted at 07:56 AM by Howard Bashman

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