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Sunday, February 24, 2013

"Can escape clause save voting rights provision?" Mark Sherman of The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 11:14 PM by Howard Bashman


"DNA and the Constitution": This editorial will appear Monday in The New York Times.
Posted at 11:09 PM by Howard Bashman


"Generic-Drugs Ruling Stirs Backlash": In Monday's edition of The Wall Street Journal, Joe Palazzolo will have an article that begins, "Business groups are urging Alabama's highest court to reconsider its recent ruling that name-brand drug makers can be held liable for injuries caused by the generic versions of their products."

You can freely access the full text of the article via Google News.
Posted at 10:50 PM by Howard Bashman



"Case law precedent murky on prayer before government meetings": Today's edition of The Rapid City (S.D.) Journal contains an article that begins, "The legal case against prayer at government meetings isn't nearly as clear-cut as the Freedom From Religion Foundation would have Rapid City officials believe."
Posted at 09:30 PM by Howard Bashman


"'Blessed' Sotomayor wins against-all-odds journey": Brenlee Carrington had this book review in yesterday's edition of The Winnipeg Free Press.
Posted at 09:26 PM by Howard Bashman


"Anti-communist oaths persist despite court rulings": The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 09:22 PM by Howard Bashman


"U.S. Supreme Court to hear arguments over Md. DNA case; Justices' decision will have national implications on future crime-fighting procedures": This article will appear Monday in The Baltimore Sun.

And in Monday's edition of USA Today, Richard Wolf will have an article headlined "High court's DNA case pits crime solving vs. privacy."
Posted at 09:10 PM by Howard Bashman



"Welcome to the blogosphere Judge Richard Kopf via 'Hercules and the Umpire'": Douglas A. Berman has this post today at his "Sentencing Law and Policy" blog about a new blog titled "Hercules and the Umpire," written by Senior U.S. District Judge Richard G. Kopf.

I had the pleasure of speaking with Judge Kopf at a few events sponsored by the Eighth Circuit that I have attended. His blog's first post, explaining the motiviation and title of the blog, is very much worth a look.
Posted at 01:24 PM by Howard Bashman



"Time to change the way top judges get their jobs": Today's edition of The Philadelphia Inquirer contains an editorial that begins, "With its conviction of a member of the state's highest court on election campaign corruption charges, a Pittsburgh-area jury on Thursday, in effect, issued a parallel indictment of the way Pennsylvania voters pick their top judges."

Over eleven years ago, the installment of my "Upon Further Review" column published in The Legal Intelligencer on Monday, September 10, 2001 was titled "Pennsylvania Should Keep, But Reform, Its System Of Electing Appellate Judges."
Posted at 11:32 AM by Howard Bashman



"Servant of the Law: The experience, and good sense, of Robert Bork." In the March 4, 2013 issue of The Weekly Standard, Fourth Circuit Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III has this review of Robert H. Bork's new book, "Saving Justice: Watergate, the Saturday Night Massacre, and Other Adventures of a Solicitor General."

And speaking of Judge Wilkinson, yesterday at the blog "washslaw," law professor Kevin C. Walsh had a post titled "Some JHW III for AMK and others re: same-sex marriage and indulging 'the impulse to constitutionalize.'"
Posted at 11:15 AM by Howard Bashman



"Justices poised to query voting rights focus on South": Joan Biskupic of Reuters has this report.
Posted at 11:08 AM by Howard Bashman


"Under the U.S. Supreme Court: Prisoners at the mercy of abusive guards?" Michael Kirkland of UPI has this report.
Posted at 09:25 AM by Howard Bashman






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