Friday, February 15, 2013
"Texas Senator Goes on Attack and Raises Bipartisan Hackles": Saturday's edition of The New York Times will contain this article about U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX).
"Farmer's Supreme Court Challenge Puts Monsanto Patents at Risk": This article will appear Saturday in The New York Times.
Posted at 09:54 PM by Howard Bashman
"Jury in Orie Melvin case goes home; to resume Tuesday": The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has this news update.
Update: In other coverage, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that "Melvin jury finishes deliberations for the day, will resume on Tuesday."
"SCOTUSblog on camera -- Linda Greenhouse interview, Part Five": Today, "SCOTUSblog" has posted at this link part five of its interview with former New York Times U.S. Supreme Court correspondent Linda Greenhouse.
Posted at 05:46 PM by Howard Bashman
"Robert E. Bacharach to Get Full Senate Vote": Chris Casteel of The Oklahoman has a blog post today that begins, "Senate leaders have agreed to a vote on Feb. 25 on the nomination of Robert E. Bacharach for the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals."
And The Newark (N.J.) Star-Ledger reports that "Senate Judiciary approves nomination of Judge Patty Shwartz to high-ranking federal appeals court."
"Charter flight from Guantanamo makes emergency landing in Miami": Carol Rosenberg of The Miami Herald has this report.
Posted at 05:03 PM by Howard Bashman
"Ninth Circuit Chief Judge Remarks Upon Passing of Renowned Lawyer": The Public Information Office of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit today issued this news release regarding the death from pancreatic cancer earlier today of attorney Sanford "Sandy" Svetcov.
Posted at 04:08 PM by Howard Bashman
"How an Ind. farmer's 'cheap' soybean seeds grew into showdown with agribusiness giant": Jeremy P. Jacobs of Greenwire has this report today.
Posted at 03:24 PM by Howard Bashman
"DNA Collection After Arrest: A Few Thoughts on Maryland v. King." Orin Kerr has this post today at "The Volokh Conspiracy."
Posted at 03:14 PM by Howard Bashman
"Copyright suit dismissed against Lexis, Westlaw": Reuters has a report that begins, "A federal judge in Manhattan has thrown out a copyright lawsuit brought by an attorney who sued legal research companies Westlaw and LexisNexis, claiming they had unlawfully profited from his copyrighted legal filings."
Update: You can access Monday's ruling of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York at this link. The ruling states that an opinion explaining the reasons for the court's ruling will follow in due course.
"DOJ To Brief Congress On Aaron Swartz Prosecution": Ryan J. Reilly of The Huffington Post has a report that begins, "Justice Department officials will give a congressional briefing Friday afternoon on DOJ's handling of the case against Aaron Swartz, the Internet activist who was facing years in prison when he took his own life, a congressional aide tells The Huffington Post."
And in the February 28, 2013 issue of Rolling Stone magazine, David Amsden will have an article headlined "The Brilliant Life and Tragic Death of Aaron Swartz: He was a child prodigy, an Internet pioneer and an activist who refused to back down -- even when the feds tried to break him."
"Democrats Should Blame Themselves for the Hagel Filibuster; The Framers didn't mean to let minority parties hijack the Senate; But when the Democrats had a chance to reform the voting rules last month, they threw it away": Law professor Garrett Epps has this essay online at The Atlantic.
Posted at 01:30 PM by Howard Bashman
"Questions raised about evidence for strip club bill; Lobbyist presents independent study disputing negative effects": The Topeka Capital-Journal has this news update.
Posted at 01:28 PM by Howard Bashman
"Jury to begin deliberating in Justice Orie Melvin criminal case": The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has this news update.
And The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review has a news update headlined "Melvin jury expected to begin deliberations Friday afternoon."
"Dworkin's Death Deprives Scalia of His Moral Foil": Law professor Noah Feldman has this essay online at Bloomberg View.
Posted at 11:50 AM by Howard Bashman
"Ninth Circuit's Tips on Brief Writing and Oral Argument": Rebecca A. Copeland has this post today at her blog, "Record on Appeal."
Posted at 11:20 AM by Howard Bashman
"State experts change opinions in condemned killer's case": In today's edition of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Bill Rankin has an article that begins, "Days before condemned killer Warren Lee Hill's is scheduled to die, the same state experts who testified Hill was eligible for execution now say they were wrong, according to affidavits released Thursday."
Posted at 11:15 AM by Howard Bashman
The audio of Wednesday's oral argument before a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in USA v. Barry Bonds, No. 11-10669, is now available online: You can access the audio at this link.
"10 Years of the Election Law Blog": Rick Hasen has this post today at his "Election Law Blog."
Posted at 10:54 AM by Howard Bashman
"Closing arguments set in campaign corruption trial of Pa. Justice Joan Orie Melvin, sister": The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 09:03 AM by Howard Bashman
"Supreme Court Justice David Prosser's case appears stuck in neutral": In today's edition of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Patrick Marley has an article that begins, "The state Judicial Commission has told its special prosecutor -- at least for the moment -- not to pursue new avenues to forward its ethics case against state Supreme Court Justice David Prosser."
Posted at 09:02 AM by Howard Bashman
"Supreme court denies government pressure to select a woman; Senior legal figures believe promotion of three male judges to highest court delayed because ministers want a woman to fill one of the vacancies": The Guardian (UK) has this report.
Posted at 08:51 AM by Howard Bashman
"U.S. agriculture wary as Monsanto heads to Supreme Court": Reuters has this report.
And today's edition of The Wall Street Journal contains an article headlined "The Future of Patent Law Rests in a Farmer's Hands; Dispute Pits Farmer vs. Monsanto in Case That May Affect Industries From Software to Nanotech." You can freely access the full text of the article via Google News.
"Legal Clashes at Hearing for Defendants in 9/11 Case": Charlie Savage has this article today in The New York Times.
Posted at 08:35 AM by Howard Bashman
"N.J. clashes with sports leagues, feds over sports betting law": The Star-Ledger of Newark, New Jersey has this report.
"Grad loses in C+ lawsuit against Lehigh University; Northampton County judge rules that university didn't discriminate against her or breach contract": Today's edition of The Morning Call of Allentown, Pennsylvania contains an article that begins, "A Northampton County judge on Thursday rejected the claims of a Lehigh University graduate suing over her C+ grade, a verdict that upheld the school's insistence that she earned the mark she got."
Posted at 08:22 AM by Howard Bashman
"Obama attempting to change face of the judiciary": The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 08:07 AM by Howard Bashman
"Racist Alabama Legacy Shadows High Court on Voting Rights": Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News has this report.
Posted at 08:06 AM by Howard Bashman