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Saturday, March 28, 2009

"Detainee's Harsh Treatment Foiled No Plots; Waterboarding, Rough Interrogation of Abu Zubaida Produced False Leads, Officials Say": Sunday's edition of The Washington Post will contain this front page article.
Posted at 11:58 PM by Howard Bashman


"Spanish Court Weighs Inquiry on Torture for 6 Bush-Era Officials": This article will appear Sunday in The New York Times.

Update: And Sunday's edition of The Los Angeles Times will report that "Spanish judge considers trying U.S. officials over Guantanamo; A complaint has been filed against former Atty. Gen. Alberto Gonzales and other Bush administration figures, citing harsh interrogation tactics at the prison."
Posted at 04:47 PM by Howard Bashman



"Jury finds abortion doctor not guilty on 19 charges": The Kansas City Star contains this article today.

The Los Angeles Times reports today that "Doctor acquitted by Kansas jury in late-term abortion trial; Prosecutors had argued that the second opinions in 19 of his procedures weren't given by an independent physician; Next up is an administrative challenge from a state health board."

And The New York Times reports today that "Jurors Acquit Kansas Doctor in a Late-Term Abortion Case."

Meanwhile, in other abortion-related news from Kansas, The Wichita Eagle reports today that "Kathleen Sebelius signs Kansas right to know abortion bill."

And The Kansas City Star reports that "Sebelius signs abortion law on fetal sonograms."
Posted at 01:40 PM by Howard Bashman



"Does Antonin Scalia hate gays? Rep. Barney Frank may have gone too far in calling the Supreme Court justice a 'homophobe,' but the jurist's opinions on homosexuals should raise some concerns." This editorial appears today in The Los Angeles Times.
Posted at 01:30 PM by Howard Bashman


"House Judiciary gets files on U.S. Attorneys": Josh Gerstein has this post at his "Under the Radar" blog at Politico.com.
Posted at 12:42 PM by Howard Bashman


"10th Circuit Denies $300k Charitable Deduction Claimed by Timothy McVeigh's Lawyer for Donation of Work Papers to University of Texas": This detailed post appears today at "TaxProf Blog."

My earlier coverage of yesterday's Tenth Circuit ruling appears at this link.
Posted at 12:40 PM by Howard Bashman



"A Showdown on Voting Rights: In Texas Case, a Divide Over How Far Minorities Have Come." Jess Bravin has this article today in The Wall Street Journal.
Posted at 12:34 PM by Howard Bashman


"Ruling means deportation for Oakland dad": Today in The San Francisco Chronicle, Bob Egelko has an article that begins, "A Mexican who entered the United States illegally in 1988 and now is a hard-working family man in Oakland must be deported because he paid a smuggler $1,000 to bring his bride across the border, a federal appeals court has ruled."

You can access Thursday's en banc ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit at this link.
Posted at 10:40 AM by Howard Bashman



"E-Mail Theft Case Sparks First-of-a-Kind Ruling; Actual damages must be proven for award under Stored Communications Act": Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal has this report.

You can access the recent ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit at this link.
Posted at 10:35 AM by Howard Bashman



"Judges' Kickbacks Thrived Despite Red Flags": This front page article appears today in The New York Times.

Today's edition of The Citizens Voice of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania contains articles headlined "Without objections" and "Ciavarella tells '20/20' he didn't plead guilty to 'kids for cash.'"

The Associated Press reports that "Pa. youth court corruption creates legal headache."

And law.com reports that "Juvenile Records to Be Expunged in Response to Judicial Kickback Case."
Posted at 10:28 AM by Howard Bashman



"Oklahoma City bombing co-conspirator Terry Nichols sues over his diet": Today's edition of The Oklahoman contains an article that begins, "Oklahoma City bombing co-conspirator Terry Nichols is complaining about his diet again -- this time in a handwritten federal lawsuit seeking more than $2 million."
Posted at 10:17 AM by Howard Bashman


"No Vacancy: Reading the tea leaves of the Supreme Court's retirement prospects." Dahlia Lithwick has this jurisprudence essay online at Slate.

Update: Dahlia's essay also will appear in the April 6, 2009 issue of Newsweek, under the headline "Watching For Supreme Surprises: Institutional penchants for privacy and drama mean there is rarely warning of big news."
Posted at 10:14 AM by Howard Bashman







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