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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

"An audio recording of the investiture of Judge Higginson is available": The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has posted the audio online at this link.
Posted at 10:46 PM by Howard Bashman


"ACCA en banc denial splits Fourth Circuit 7-7 and produces sharp opinions": Douglas A. Berman has this post at his "Sentencing Law and Policy" blog. You can access today's order of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit denying en banc review and the opinions concurring in and dissenting from that order at this link.

At "walshslaw," law professor Kevin C. Walsh covered the ruling of the original divided three-judge Fourth Circuit panel in a post titled "Fourth Circuit ACCA decision on divorced-from-reality law professor hypotheticals, common sense, and floating fast-food restaurants."
Posted at 10:40 PM by Howard Bashman



"SCOTUS: Should U.S. courts police international human rights?" Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has this report.
Posted at 10:22 PM by Howard Bashman


"D.C. Court of Appeals Nominee Questioned by Sole Senator at Hearing": At "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times," Todd Ruger has a post that begins, "Veteran Washington appellate attorney Roy McLeese III, a nominee for an open seat on the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, answered questions Tuesday on Capitol Hill about his management style and the difficulties facing the court."
Posted at 09:00 PM by Howard Bashman


"Democrats seek hearing into judge's Obama email": The Associated Press has this report.

And The Bozeman (Mont.) Daily Chronicle has an editorial entitled "Judge Cebull has broken society's trust, should resign immediately."
Posted at 08:57 PM by Howard Bashman



"Mistrial declared in L.A. fetish film producer's obscenity case": The Los Angeles Times has a blog post that begins, "A mistrial has been declared in the federal obscenity trial of Los Angeles fetish film producer and distributor Ira Isaacs after jurors deadlocked on charges that he produced, sold and transported obscene material."

Josh Gerstein of Politico.com has a blog post titled "Jury deadlocks in obscenity case."

And Mark Kernes of AVN News has an article headlined "Hung Jury In Ira Isaacs Obscenity Case; Government isn't sure whether to retry Isaacs, who says he is broke and can no longer afford the expert witnesses he will need to call if tried again."
Posted at 08:40 PM by Howard Bashman



"President Correa's Libel Suit and the Fraud Against Chevron": Theodore J. Boutrous, Jr. has this essay online at Forbes today.
Posted at 04:39 PM by Howard Bashman


"Justices to Weigh Foreigners' Lawsuits": Jess Bravin has this article today in The Wall Street Journal.
Posted at 11:50 AM by Howard Bashman


"Tuesday at the 2nd Circuit: Arab Bank cries foul in terror case." Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has this report.
Posted at 10:50 AM by Howard Bashman


"Justice delayed as judge nominees wait": The Sacramento Bee contains this editorial today.
Posted at 10:45 AM by Howard Bashman


"Human Rights Network calls on Judge Cebull to resign": This article appears today in The Great Falls (Mont.) Tribune.

Today's edition of The New York Times contains an editorial entitled "Judge Cebull's Racist 'Joke.'"

And The Helena Independent Record contains an editorial entitled "Think twice before hitting 'send.'"
Posted at 09:26 AM by Howard Bashman



"Supreme Court Seeks Clarification on Jurisdiction in a Human Rights Case": Adam Liptak has this article today in The New York Times.

In today's edition of The Washington Post, Robert Barnes reports that "Supreme Court to weigh ending foreigners' ability to sue over rights abuses abroad."

And Mike Sacks of The Huffington Post reports that "Supreme Court Expands Corporate Human Rights Case, Avoids Corporate Liability Question."
Posted at 08:11 AM by Howard Bashman



"U.S. Supreme Court move backs game warden power": Denny Walsh has this article today in The Sacramento Bee.

And today in The San Francisco Chronicle, Bob Egelko reports that "Game wardens don't need a warrant to stop cars."
Posted at 08:09 AM by Howard Bashman



"Man at center of GPS tracking case to face new trial": The Washington Examiner has this report.
Posted at 08:05 AM by Howard Bashman


"Supreme Court rules against lawyer change in death row case; Justices agree that inmates don't have the right to a last-minute switch of counsel, but they leave the door open for a convicted Orange County murderer": David G. Savage has this article today in The Los Angeles Times.
Posted at 08:03 AM by Howard Bashman


"Supreme Court case on affirmative action questions ruling with Flint ties": This article appears today in The Flint (Mich.) Journal.
Posted at 08:02 AM by Howard Bashman


"Was That Twitter Blast False, or Just Honest Hyperbole?" Adam Liptak has this new installment of his "Sidebar" column in today's edition of The New York Times.
Posted at 07:58 AM by Howard Bashman


"Jurors' Tweets Upend Trials; Lawyers Are Using Posts on Twitter and Facebook to Overturn Court Rulings": This article appears today in The Wall Street Journal.
Posted at 07:44 AM by Howard Bashman






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