Tuesday, March 13, 2012
"Insight: Behind the healthcare-law case: The challengers' tale." Joan Biskupic of Reuters has this report.
Posted at 10:55 PM by Howard Bashman
"Judicial Nominations Push 'Strongly' Supported By White House, Kathryn Ruemmler Says": The Huffington Post has this report.
Posted at 10:54 PM by Howard Bashman
"Argument preview: A protester's arrest." Lyle Denniston has this post at "SCOTUSblog."
Posted at 06:00 PM by Howard Bashman
"Judge Orders Failed Copyright Troll to Forfeit 'All' Copyrights": At Wired.com's "Threat Level" blog, David Kravets has a post that begins, "Righthaven, a copyright-troll law firm that failed in its attempt to make money for newspapers by suing readers for sharing stories online, was dealt a death blow Tuesday by a federal judge who ordered the Las Vegas company to forfeit 'all of' its intellectual property and other 'intangible property' to settle its debts."
Posted at 05:57 PM by Howard Bashman
"Senate Fight Over Judicial Nominees Heating Up": Todd Ruger has this post at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times."
Posted at 05:22 PM by Howard Bashman
"Chuck Grassley, Tom Harkin Strike Back Against Supreme Court On Age Discrimination": Arthur Delaney of The Huffington Post has this report.
Posted at 05:20 PM by Howard Bashman
"Judge Wilkinson on Cri de Coeur, Law Clerks, and a Germophobic Third Circuit": Michelle Olsen has this post at her "Appellate Daily" blog.
And Duke Law News reports that "Wilkinson discusses the advantages of a varied career and the perils facing judicial culture."
"Cast of Lawyers Arguing Supreme Court Health Care Cases Now Set": Tony Mauro has this post at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times."
Posted at 04:58 PM by Howard Bashman
"On Judicial Nominees, a Moment of Truth for the Senate; Tomorrow, we are going to find out whether Congress is capable even of ministerial functions like hiring enough judges for America's courtrooms": Andrew Cohen has this essay online at The Atlantic.
Posted at 03:25 PM by Howard Bashman
"Official says decision puts US information at risk": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "In the middle of Sunshine Week, a period dedicated to government openness, the Obama administration is urging Congress to change the Freedom of Information Act to keep secret new categories of information that it says have been put a risk by a Supreme Court ruling."
Posted at 01:02 PM by Howard Bashman
"Immigration Case Challenges Justice Department's Credibility": In today's edition of The Wall Street Journal, Jess Bravin has an article that begins, "The Justice Department said it was prepared to correct its possibly misleading statements that influenced a Supreme Court ruling against immigrants facing deportation."
"The Case Against Rent Control: An Upper West Side landlord challenges a New York City institution." Damon W. Root has this essay online today at Reason.
Posted at 10:52 AM by Howard Bashman
"Federal District Court Workload Increases in Fiscal Year 2011": The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts issued this news release today.
You can access the entire 2011 annual report titled "Judicial Business of the United States Courts" -- a report that also contains lots of appellate-related information and statistics -- at this link.
"Argument preview: Youthful crimes, life sentences." Lyle Denniston has this post at "SCOTUSblog."
Posted at 09:56 AM by Howard Bashman
"Droney Sworn In By Lieberman As U.S. Appeals Court Judge": The Hartford Courant has this blog post.
Posted at 09:37 AM by Howard Bashman
"Wisconsin Supreme Court out of step with national standards on recusal": Bill Lueders of the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism has this report.
Posted at 07:50 AM by Howard Bashman
"A Way Forward on Judicial Ethics": Yesterday's edition of The New York Times contained an editorial that begins, "Last Tuesday, an alliance of government watchdog groups delivered 100,000 signatures to the Supreme Court along with a letter from hundreds of law professors calling on the justices to voluntarily adopt the code of conduct that applies to all other federal judges and to reform how they handle requests for recusals."
Posted at 07:48 AM by Howard Bashman
"California Supreme Court's daunting task: Unite pot-dispensary rulings." This front page article appears today in The Sacramento Bee.
Posted at 07:46 AM by Howard Bashman
"Diversity schemes: Race-based admissions aren't going away -- even if the Supreme Court says they should." Shikha Dalmia had this essay online recently at The Daily.
Posted at 07:45 AM by Howard Bashman
"A TNR Symposium on Obama's Second Term: Pack the (Lower) Courts." Law professor David Fontana has this essay online today at The New Republic.
Posted at 07:44 AM by Howard Bashman