Sunday, February 25, 2007
"A teen speeds. Police ram car. Who's at fault? Opposing sides say the ruling on an upcoming Supreme Court case might encourage dangerous driving -- or increased use of force." Warren Richey will have this article Monday in The Christian Science Monitor.
Posted at 05:11 PM by Howard Bashman
"Logic vs. nitpicking": The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review today contains an editorial that begins, "The Philip Morris case shows the allegedly best judges in the land shunning logic in favor of nitpicking."
And the brand new installment of my "On Appeal" column for law.com is headlined "'Philip Morris' Punitives Ruling May Contain Silver Lining for Plaintiffs."
"Justices uphold conviction for selling smut to a minor": This article appeared yesterday in The Salt Lake Tribune.
"Legislature moves closer to abortion-ban agreement; 'This is as good as we will get this session,' committee chair says": The Clarion-Ledger of Jackson, Mississippi on Friday contained an article that begins, "A bill that would ban most abortions in Mississippi could be finalized as early as next week since a key Senate chairman said he probably will agree to changes the House made Thursday."
Posted at 04:22 PM by Howard Bashman
"Court considers reporter privilege; Attorney general, local newspapers support less restrictive guidelines": The Salt Lake Tribune today contains an article that begins, "Utah is one of only three states without a formal rule or law protecting news reporters from revealing their confidential sources. A Utah Supreme Court advisory committee has been working to change that. It has drafted a proposal to create a reporter's privilege in judicial proceedings, allowing journalists to protect the identity of confidential sources. But attorneys for local news organizations say journalists are better off without a rule than they would under the committee's proposal."
Posted at 04:05 PM by Howard Bashman
"Parma family's autism case goes before Supreme Court; Ruling will decide parental right to represent child": This article appears today in The Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Posted at 03:52 PM by Howard Bashman
"High-speed chase reaches Supreme Court": The Associated Press provides this report.
Posted at 03:50 PM by Howard Bashman
"Blogging prosecutors raise some eyebrows": The San Francisco Chronicle contains this article today.
Posted at 03:27 PM by Howard Bashman
"Review of lethal injection complete; A panel says the state can do better and will submit suggestions to Gov. Crist this week": This article appears today in The St. Petersburg Times.
"Decidedly unsexy Padilla no rival for Anna Nicole": Columnist Ana Menendez has this op-ed today in The Miami Herald.
Posted at 03:05 PM by Howard Bashman
"Facility Holding Terrorism Inmates Limits Communication": The Washington Post today contains an article that begins, "The Justice Department has quietly opened a new prison unit in Indiana that houses a hodgepodge of second-tier terrorism inmates, most of them Arab Muslims, whose ability to communicate with the outside world has been tightly restricted."
Posted at 02:15 PM by Howard Bashman
"Dismissed U.S. Attorneys Received Strong Evaluations": This article appears today in The New York Times.
Posted at 01:45 PM by Howard Bashman
"Court Urges Review of New York Judge's Immigration Cases That Are on Appeal": The New York Times today contains an article that begins, "In a move that immigration lawyers say is highly unusual, a federal appeals court has recommended that a Justice Department appeals board review all immigration cases still on appeal involving a judge who has been criticized as being hostile to people seeking asylum. The request came in a ruling on Wednesday by the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in Manhattan that struck down a decision by Judge Jeffrey S. Chase in the case of a Mauritania native who said he would be persecuted if he was returned to his home country."
"High-speed chases and the Constitution: Argument 2/26/07": Lyle Denniston has this post today at "SCOTUSblog."
Posted at 09:20 AM by Howard Bashman
"Alito’s speech gives hope that he seeks justice": Law Professor Susan Pace Hamill has this op-ed today in The Tuscaloosa News.
Posted at 09:05 AM by Howard Bashman
"Lights, camera, distraction?" Thursday in The Fort Worth Star Telegram, columnist Linda P. Campbell had an op-ed that begins, "Justice Anthony Kennedy didn't intend it, but in pleading with members of the Senate Judiciary Committee last week, he made the strongest argument yet to televise Supreme Court arguments."
"Ban on Prison Religious Program Challenged; U.S. Judge Ruled Evangelical Rehabilitation Effort in Iowa Is Unconstitutional": This article appears today in The Washington Post.
Posted at 09:00 AM by Howard Bashman
"The court's continuing challenge": Today in The Roanoke Times, columnist Tommy Denton has an op-ed that begins, "Chief Justice John Marshall contributed to the aggravation of at least one layer in the stomach lining of his cousin President Thomas Jefferson as a result of some of his Supreme Court rulings."
Posted at 08:57 AM by Howard Bashman
"Justice Thomas gives talk at law networking event": This article appears today in The Advocate of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Posted at 08:55 AM by Howard Bashman