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Monday, February 25, 2013

"Edward Blum defies odds in getting cases to Supreme Court": This article will appear Tuesday in The Washington Post.
Posted at 10:36 PM by Howard Bashman

"The Tortuous, Protracted Wait to Confirm Judges -- From Abe to Obama: The Senate confirmed Robert Bacharach as a U.S. circuit judge Monday after 399 days in limbo; In Lincoln's day, it often took less than 10 days." Russell Wheeler has this essay online at The Atlantic.
Posted at 09:38 PM by Howard Bashman

"Sotomayor chides prosecutor for 'racially charged' question": Robert Barnes will have this article Tuesday in The Washington Post.

David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times has a news update headlined "Justice Sotomayor criticizes prosecutor for racial remark."

The San Antonio Express-News reports that "Supreme Court justices rip S.A. prosecutor."

Bill Mears of has a blog post titled "Sotomayor slams controversial remarks by prosecutor."

At, Tal Kopan has a blog post titled "Sotomayor slams prosecutor's racial remarks."

And The Hill has a blog post titled "Justice Sotomayor reprimands federal prosecutor for racial remark."
Posted at 08:52 PM by Howard Bashman

"Justices Hear Arguments on Missed Deadline in Murder Case": Adam Liptak will have this article Tuesday in The New York Times.
Posted at 08:46 PM by Howard Bashman

"After Months of Delay, Senate Confirms Tenth Circuit Nominee Unanimously": Todd Ruger has this post at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times."
Posted at 06:23 PM by Howard Bashman

Access parts four and five of Brandi Grissom's six-part series in The Texas Tribune "exploring the intersections of the mental health and criminal justice systems in Texas": Part four is headlined "Andre Thomas: Gaps in a 30-Year-Old Mental Health Code," while part five is headlined "Andre Thomas: Struggling to Maintain Sanity In Prison."

My earlier coverage of the series can be accessed here, here, and here.
Posted at 06:05 PM by Howard Bashman

"Bork: Nixon offered next high court vacancy in '73." The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 05:51 PM by Howard Bashman

"Roe v Wade: 40 Years On. . . The Legal History & Future of Reproductive Rights." Some careful readers may recall that recently I was involved in a taping of an episode of The American Law Journal television show. The program is scheduled for broadcast tonight, and it can be viewed online, on-demand at this link.
Posted at 05:46 PM by Howard Bashman

"Court takes up question of arrestee DNA sampling": Jesse J. Holland of The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 05:42 PM by Howard Bashman

"Supreme Court Denies Certiorari in Butt v. Utah": Eugene Volokh has this post at "The Volokh Conspiracy."
Posted at 03:28 PM by Howard Bashman

"Would-Be Federal Judges Face The Washington Waiting Game": Carrie Johnson will have this audio segment on this evening's broadcast of NPR's "All Things Considered."
Posted at 03:26 PM by Howard Bashman

"D.C. Circuit Appears Skeptical of FCC in Tennis Channel Case": Mike Scarcella has this post today at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times."

Update: In other coverage, Reuters reports that "Court grills FCC, Tennis Channel in Comcast discrimination suit."
Posted at 03:22 PM by Howard Bashman

"Obama Justice Department Won't Disclose Number Of Classified OLC Opinions": Ryan J. Reilly of The Huffington Post has this report.
Posted at 03:21 PM by Howard Bashman

"St Joe investors lose in court; Einhorn had shorted stock": Reuters has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit issued today.
Posted at 03:17 PM by Howard Bashman

"Alabama will not challenge ban on collecting immigration information from students": The Huntsville Times has a news update that begins, "The State of Alabama will not ask the U.S. Supreme Court to rule on its efforts to collect immigration information on public school students, Alabama Solicitor General John Neiman said this morning."
Posted at 01:02 PM by Howard Bashman

"Does the Fourth Amendment still fit the 21st Century?" Law professor Erwin Chemerinsky has this essay online today at the ABA Journal's "Law News Now" blog.
Posted at 12:20 PM by Howard Bashman

"Justice laments prosecutor's racially charged question": Lawrence Hurley of Reuters has a report that begins, "U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Monday condemned racially charged language used by a federal prosecutor in Texas."

Update: In other coverage, The Associated Press reports that "Sotomayor criticizes prosecutor for racial remark."
Posted at 12:07 PM by Howard Bashman

"Ted Talks: Why Sen. Ted Cruz gets rewarded for saying a lot of things that no one would take seriously anywhere else." David Weigel has this essay online at Slate.

The essay contains a discussion of some of the cases that U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) argued at the U.S. Supreme Court when he served as Solicitor General of Texas.
Posted at 12:00 PM by Howard Bashman

"Argentina Bets on Skeptical U.S. Judges to Avoid Crisis": Bloomberg News has this report.
Posted at 11:34 AM by Howard Bashman

"Harvard Law Review Increases Online Presence": This article appears today in The Harvard Crimson.
Posted at 11:09 AM by Howard Bashman

"So Open It Hurts: What the Internet did to Aaron Swartz." Noam Scheiber has this cover story in the March 11, 2013 issue of The New Republic.
Posted at 11:03 AM by Howard Bashman

Sixth Circuit rejects Freedom from Religion Foundation's claim that the City of Warren, Michigan must add a "Winter Solstice" sign criticizing religious belief to the city's pre-Christmas holiday display of secular and religious symbols: Circuit Judge Jeffrey S. Sutton wrote today's opinion on behalf of a unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
Posted at 10:24 AM by Howard Bashman

"Will the Supreme Court Open the Door to Voter Discrimination?" Adam Cohen has this essay online today at the web site of Time magazine.
Posted at 10:09 AM by Howard Bashman

"Money Managers: The justices might not be done ruining our campaign finance system." Michael Tomasky has this essay online today at The Daily Beast.
Posted at 09:48 AM by Howard Bashman

Access online today's Order List of the U.S. Supreme Court: The Court has posted today's Order List at this link. The Court granted review in two new cases.

In addition, Justice Sonia Sotomayor issued a statement, in which Justice Stephen G. Breyer joined, respecting the denial of certiorari in Calhoun v. United States, No. 12-6142.

In early news coverage, The Associated Press reports that "High court to review Kansas sheriff's killing"; "Court won't hear campaign contributions appeal"; and "Court nixes Va. appeal in case of low IQ inmate."

Reuters reports that "U.S. justices agree to weigh defendant's self-incrimination claim"; "Supreme Court to hear claim over withdrawn guilty plea"; and "U.S. justices decline to hear campaign finance case."

Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News reports that "Clinton Backers Rejected by High Court on Campaign Charge."

And at "SCOTUSblog," Lyle Denniston has a post titled "Court grants two cases."
Posted at 09:38 AM by Howard Bashman

"In Maryland, five wait on death row": This article appears today in The Washington Post.
Posted at 08:10 AM by Howard Bashman

"FBI cyberwar's poor aim: Swartz case a sorry use of resources." Rachelle G. Cohen has this op-ed today in The Boston Herald.
Posted at 08:09 AM by Howard Bashman

"Shame in the family: Justice Joan Orie Melvin needs to resign her seat." The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette contains this editorial today.
Posted at 08:06 AM by Howard Bashman

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