Tuesday, April 9, 2013
"Pennsylvania's top court to rule on judges' retirement": This article appears today in The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Posted at 09:52 PM by Howard Bashman
"Justice Thomas: many black communities in decline." The Associated Press has this report.
And Pittsburgh's NPR station, 90.5 WESA, has a report headlined "SCOTUS Justice Clarence Thomas Visits Duquesne University."
"Obama Pushes Choice to Join Appeals Court": Wednesday's edition of The New York Times will contain an article that begins, "With a coordination and an energy that echo a Supreme Court nomination fight, the Obama administration is pushing for the confirmation of a senior Justice Department lawyer to the country's most prestigious appellate court."
And Tom Curry of NBC Politics has a blog post titled "Reid not ready to move on changing filibuster rule on nominations."
"Republicans' D.C. Circuit barricade": This editorial will appear Wednesday in The Washington Post.
Posted at 09:34 PM by Howard Bashman
"Reid Downplays 'Nuclear Option' Threat on Judges": Roll Call has this report.
Posted at 05:48 PM by Howard Bashman
"Senate approves New Jersey judge for appeals court": The Associated Press has this report.
And at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times," Todd Ruger has a post titled "U.S. Senate Confirms Patty Shwartz for Third Circuit Seat."
"Senate confirms Pompton Lakes native Patty Schwartz for lifetime federal judgeship": The Bergen County (N.J.) Record has a news update that begins, "The Senate voted today to confirm Pompton Lakes native Patty Shwartz, a Rutgers graduate now serving as a federal magistrate judge in Newark, to a lifetime appointment on the Third U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals."
Perhaps that's one way to have judges take a more favorable view of cy pres: The Times and Democrat of Orangeburg, South Carolina reports today that "Williams honored with $2 million donation."
Posted at 11:15 AM by Howard Bashman
"Justice Breyer Inducted Into French Academy": This article appears today in The New York Times.
Posted at 11:06 AM by Howard Bashman
"Federal appeals court clears Judge Kendall in contempt case": The Virgin Islands Daily News has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued last week.
Posted at 08:57 AM by Howard Bashman
"NM plastic fetuses lawsuit dismissal upheld": The Associated Press has this report.
And at the "School Law" blog of Education Week, Mark Walsh has a post titled "Court Upholds Curb on 'Fetus Dolls' at School."
"No Lawyer for 100 Country Miles, So One Rural State Offers Pay": Ethan Bronner has this front page article today in The New York Times.
Posted at 08:30 AM by Howard Bashman
"The Supreme Court Nominee-in-Waiting": Jeffrey Toobin has this blog post online today at The New Yorker.
Michael Doyle of McClatchy Newspapers has an article headlined "Will another Obama judicial nominee face GOP roadblocks? Recent history says 'yes.'"
And Sahil Kapur of TPM DC reports that "Reid Threatens Filibuster Reform With Nuclear Option."