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Saturday, March 28, 2015

"Candidates offer competing visions in Wisconsin Supreme Court debate; Ann Walsh Bradley, James Daley make last of 4 joint appearances": Jason Stein of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has this report.
Posted at 10:20 PM by Howard Bashman


"Huckabee calls for term limits on U.S. Supreme Court justices": The Los Angeles Times has this report.
Posted at 10:16 PM by Howard Bashman


"Guantanamo's Charade of Justice": Retired Air Force colonel Morris D. Davis has this op-ed in today's edition of The New York Times.
Posted at 09:50 PM by Howard Bashman


"Gov. Mike Pence to push for clarification of 'religious freedom' law": Tim Swarens of The Indianapolis Star has an article that begins, "Gov. Mike Pence, scorched by a fast-spreading political firestorm, told The Star on Saturday that he will support the introduction of legislation to 'clarify' that Indiana's controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act does not promote discrimination against gays and lesbians."
Posted at 09:42 PM by Howard Bashman


"Free after three decades in prison, George Toca sprints toward a new life": John Simerman had this article recently in The New Orleans Advocate.
Posted at 09:32 PM by Howard Bashman


"Maryland allows Confederate license plates, but blocks other messages": The Baltimore Sun has this report.
Posted at 09:26 PM by Howard Bashman


"The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz." The Documentary Network has made freely available online at YouTube the entire documentary film.
Posted at 09:18 PM by Howard Bashman


"Mercury Rising -- The coal industry and 22 states ask the Supreme Court to throw out new restrictions on toxic emissions." Slate has posted online this "Amicus" podcast featuring Dahlia Lithwick.
Posted at 09:10 PM by Howard Bashman


"Oregon Supreme Court to consider: Is it 'cruel and unusual' to imprison public masturbator for life?" Aimee Green of The Oregonian has this report.
Posted at 09:04 PM by Howard Bashman


"Alabama Supreme Court says SCOTUS ruling on juvenile killers not retroactive": Kent Faulk of The Birmingham News has this report.

You can access yesterday's 7-to-2 ruling of the Supreme Court of Alabama at this link.

Chief Justice Roy S. Moore issued a dissenting opinion that begins by harshly criticizing the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Miller v. Alabama prohibiting mandatory life sentences for juveniles and concludes by arguing that the Miller decision should nevertheless be applied retroactively on collateral review.
Posted at 01:35 PM by Howard Bashman



"State high court won't hear arguments in John Doe cases": Bruce Vielmetti and Patrick Marley of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel have this report.

And Dee J. Hall of The Wisconsin State Journal has an article headlined "Supreme Court: No oral arguments in John Doe cases."

You can access yesterday's order of the Supreme Court of Wisconsin, and the dissents therefrom, at this link.
Posted at 01:16 PM by Howard Bashman







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