Tuesday, February 18, 2014
"Cameras In the Supreme Court? Not So Fast." Ariane de Vogue has this post at "The Note" blog of ABC News.
Posted at 09:40 PM by Howard Bashman
"NJ appeals sports betting case to U.S. Supreme Court": The Star-Ledger of Newark, New Jersey has this report.
"Another Chance for the Justices to Say No to Prosecutorial Misconduct: Virginia prosecutors hid exculpatory evidence and defied a federal judge in a death-penalty case; Will the Supreme Court let them get away with it?" Andrew Cohen has this essay online today at The Atlantic.
Posted at 05:08 PM by Howard Bashman
"Judicial Nominations Debate Looms After Recess": Online at Roll Call, Niels Lesniewski has this blog post today.
Posted at 03:08 PM by Howard Bashman
"Idaho Supreme Court justice Daniel T. Eismann at odds with three of his colleagues": The Idaho Statesman recently published an article that begins, "The Idaho Supreme Court delivered a legal opinion on Valentine's Day , with one justice spreading a bouquet of black roses among his colleagues."
Justice Daniel T. Eismann's notable dissenting opinion begins, "Courts decide cases in one of two ways: (a) they apply the law to the facts and thereby arrive at the result or (b) they determine the desired result and then twist the law and/or the facts to justify it."
"Some Kansas GOP lawmakers would rather religious freedom bill would just 'go away'": In today's edition of The Wichita Eagle, Bryan Lowry has a front page article that begins, " It's easy to be a Monday morning quarterback, Kansas House speaker Ray Merrick said as lawmakers returned to work after facing national criticism for passing a bill critics say would have legalized discrimination against same-sex couples."
Posted at 12:55 PM by Howard Bashman
"State high court says warrants are needed for law enforcement to obtain cellphone location data": The Boston Globe has a news update that begins, "The state's highest court ruled today that law enforcement must generally obtain a search warrant before acquiring cellphone data showing the past locations of a cellphone."
The majority opinion begins: "The central question we address in this appeal is whether, consistent with the Massachusetts Constitution, the Commonwealth may obtain from a cellular telephone service provider historical cell site location information for a particular cellular telephone without first obtaining a search warrant supported by probable cause."
"Writers On A New England Stage: Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor." New Hampshire Public Radio has posted online this report containing a link to the audio (mp3 audio file) of an approximately 50-minute interview with Justice Sonia Sotomayor earlier this month on stage at The Music Hall in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
Posted at 09:52 AM by Howard Bashman
"USS Cole bombing hearing halted at Guantanamo; defendant may fire lawyer": Carol Rosenberg of The Miami Herald has this report. The newspaper has posted an unofficial transcript of yesterday morning's hearing at this link.
And Reuters reports that "U.S. hearing paused for alleged USS Cole bombing mastermind."
"Advertising Campaign Pitches Cameras in Supreme Court": Tony Mauro has this post today at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times."
"Class action appeal in G-P suit heard in Ga. Supreme Court": This article appears today in The Savannah Morning News.
Posted at 08:25 AM by Howard Bashman
"State's lethal-injection secrecy law challenged": Bill Rankin has this article today in the The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
The Associated Press reports that "Georgia High Court Hears Arguments In Hill Case."
Atlanta's NPR Station WABE 90.1 FM has a report titled "Attorneys Ask Georgia Supreme Court to Strike Down Execution Drug Secrecy Law."
And the "fresh loaf" blog of Creative Loafing Atlanta has a post titled "Georgia's Supreme Court hears oral arguments in Warren Hill appeal."
"Abortion showdown: U.S. Supreme Court weighs limits on clinic protests." Howard Mintz has this front page article today in The San Jose Mercury News.
Posted at 08:12 AM by Howard Bashman
"Constitution Check: Do school uniform policies violate the First Amendment?" Lyle Denniston has this post today at the "Constitution Daily" blog of the National Constitution Center.
Posted at 08:09 AM by Howard Bashman
"Supreme Court could decide legality of poker games": The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has this report.
Posted at 08:05 AM by Howard Bashman
"Ads push cameras in Supreme Court": Josh Gerstein of Politico.com has this blog post.
Posted at 08:02 AM by Howard Bashman