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Thursday, March 15, 2012

In posts of interest at's "Threat Level" blog: David Kravets has a post titled "Senators Demand DOJ Release Secret Spy Court Rulings."

And James Bamford has a very lengthy post titled "The NSA Is Building the Country's Biggest Spy Center (Watch What You Say)."
Posted at 10:22 PM by Howard Bashman

"If you missed last week's Conversation With U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, you can watch it here!" The Wake Forest University School of Law has this tweet linking to this video.
Posted at 01:42 PM by Howard Bashman

"Dismissal of gun-rights suit upheld by 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel": The Associated Press has this report.

My earlier coverage of yesterday's Fifth Circuit ruling appears at this link.
Posted at 01:37 PM by Howard Bashman

"Cape Elizabeth trial lawyer on way to federal circuit court judgeship": This article appears today in The Bangor (Me.) Daily News.
Posted at 01:35 PM by Howard Bashman

"Female Justices Join Forces to Honor O'Connor": Tony Mauro has this post at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times."
Posted at 01:32 PM by Howard Bashman

"U.S. circuit court nominee's hearing goes 'very smoothly'; A Senate panel quizzes Portland attorney William Kayatta Jr., Obama's choice for an appeals court seat": Today's edition of The Portland Press-Herald contains an article that begins, "Saying he 'reveres the rule of law,' William Kayatta Jr. told Senate Judiciary Committee members Wednesday that his rulings will be bound by legal precedent and recognize a federal judge's limited powers if he is confirmed to fill Maine's seat on the U.S. 1st Circuit Court of Appeals."
Posted at 08:20 AM by Howard Bashman

"Former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore pulls off political resurrection": This article appears today in The Birmingham News.

And The Montgomery Advertiser reports today that "Moore one step closer to chief justice seat."
Posted at 08:10 AM by Howard Bashman

"Case of fake online relationship argued before state Supreme Court": The Daily Herald of Arlington Heights, Illinois posted online yesterday an article that begins, "The case of a Batavia woman who created more than 20 fake online personalities to pursue and eventually end an Internet relationship with another woman living across the country made its way to the Illinois Supreme Court for oral arguments today."
Posted at 08:07 AM by Howard Bashman

"Supreme Court Seen Influenced by Politics in Health-Care Ruling": Julie Bykowicz and Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News have this report. Bloomberg News also reports that "Big Businesses Wants All or Nothing Court Ruling on Health Law" and "Cigna CEO Cordani Says Court Won't Derail Health-Care Shift."

And Ariane de Vogue of ABC News has an article headlined "Health Care: Liberals Eye Scalia and Roberts Vote."
Posted at 08:04 AM by Howard Bashman

"High Court Urged to Decide Cross Case; Federal government wants review of 9th U.S. Circuit ruling that Mount Soledad landmark is unconstitutional": Greg Moran has this article today in The San Diego Union-Tribune.
Posted at 08:00 AM by Howard Bashman

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