Thursday, April 4, 2013
"Ecuador judge rejects bribe claims against him in Chevron case": Reuters has this report.
Posted at 10:48 PM by Howard Bashman
"Cameras belong in the Supreme Court": Tony Mauro will have this letter to the editor in Friday's edition of The Washington Post.
Posted at 10:44 PM by Howard Bashman
"Military porn case shrinks barracks privacy": Michael Doyle of McClatchy Newspapers has this report.
Posted at 10:36 PM by Howard Bashman
"Harvard asks: Are law school faculties too liberal? Despite improvements, conservative legal activists are pushing for more intellectual diversity at the nation's top law schools." In Friday's edition of USA Today, Richard Wolf will have an article that begins, "The chief justice of the Supreme Court and the two senior justices, all Republicans, graduated from Harvard Law School. But on Friday, it will hold a conference to address an age-old topic: Are law school faculties too liberal?"
"Court Says Using Cell Phone GPS While Driving Is Illegal": Metropolitan News-Enterprise yesterday had this article reporting on a ruling that the Fresno, California Superior Court Appellate Division issued last month.
Posted at 09:10 PM by Howard Bashman
"Steps and Missteps at Guantanamo Bay": In today's edition of The New York Times, Charlie Savage has this review of Jess Bravin's new book, "The Terror Courts: Rough Justice at Guantanamo Bay."
Posted at 02:54 PM by Howard Bashman
"7th Circuit debates 'what's a gun?'" Bruce Vielmetti has this post at the "Proof & Hearsay" blog of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel about an interesting opinion that Circuit Judge Richard A. Posner issued today on behalf of a unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
Posted at 02:45 PM by Howard Bashman
"Cert.-stage amicus All-Stars: Where are they now?" Adam Chandler has this post today at "SCOTUSblog."
Posted at 02:43 PM by Howard Bashman
"Soda ban appeal to focus on scope of city's power, not size of drinks": Joseph Ax of Reuters has this report.
Posted at 02:40 PM by Howard Bashman
"A case for yawn-free civics: Souter, O'Connor join Law School conversation." The Harvard Gazette has this report.
Posted at 01:52 PM by Howard Bashman
"Senate Democrats Warn Republicans Not To Filibuster Obama's Pick For Top Judge": At TPM DC, Sahil Kapur has this report.
In addition, Kapur has a related report headlined "28 Former SCOTUS Clerks Write Letter Backing Srinivasan For D.C. Circuit Judge."
"O'Connor Promotes and Defends Her Book at Wiley Rein": Tony Mauro has this post at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times."
Posted at 01:07 PM by Howard Bashman
"Cebull set to retire May 3 as misconduct investigation concludes": The Billings Gazette has this report.
"The Problem of Settlement Class Actions": Law professor Howard M. Erichson has posted this article online at SSRN (via "Class Action Countermeasures").
Posted at 11:14 AM by Howard Bashman
"Court upholds $142 mln verdict against Pfizer over Neurontin": Reuters has this report.
"Federal court to hear Hobby Lobby arguments in May; 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals earlier granted Oklahoma City retailer's bid to speed up legal proceedings": The Oklahoman has an article that begins, "A panel of nine federal appeals court judges will hear oral arguments in Hobby Lobby Stores Inc.'s fight against part of the Affordable Care Act on May 23 in Denver."
Posted at 11:07 AM by Howard Bashman
"Enron's Jeff Skilling Could Get Early Release From Prison": Scott Cohn of CNBC has this report.
Posted at 11:04 AM by Howard Bashman
"Scandal Suggests Narrower Corruption Law Still Survived": Today's edition of The New York Times contains an article that begins, "A federal law used to prosecute corrupt politicians lost some of its teeth when the Supreme Court significantly narrowed its scope in 2010. But in New York, the law governing theft of 'honest services' seems to be alive and well, if recent cases are any clue."
Posted at 08:34 AM by Howard Bashman
"Noel Canning cited as employers challenge NLRB": Reuters has this report.
Posted at 08:33 AM by Howard Bashman
"Alabama Legislature Approves New Limits on Abortion Clinics": This article appears today in The New York Times.
Posted at 08:32 AM by Howard Bashman
"Judges For Lax Border Security: The Ninth Circuit ignores 127 years of precedent allowing U.S. agents to search those trying to enter the country." Miami-based Assistant U.S. Attorney Roy K. Altman has this op-ed today in The Wall Street Journal.
Posted at 08:30 AM by Howard Bashman