Monday, April 12, 2010
"Court rejects call for fair wages for prisoners": Bob Egelko has this article today in The San Francisco Chronicle.
"Names added to Supreme Court short list": Bill Mears of CNN.com has this report.
The Associated Press reports that "Judge Sidney Thomas on Supreme Court list."
Bill Rankin of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has a news update headlined "Sears on Obama's short list for Supreme Court."
FOXNews.com reports that "Stevens' Replacement Could Set Stage for Proxy Fight Over Roberts' Influence on High Court."
At her "Crossroads" blog, CBS News correspondent Jan Crawford has a post titled "Kagan, Wood and Garland Still Top Supreme Court List."
And online at Slate, Emily Bazelon, Dahlia Lithwick, Jeremy Singer-Vine, and Chris Wilson have an essay entitled "Choose Your Own Supreme Court Justice: Out of our Top 21, whom do you like best?"
"Orie sister suspended from Supreme Court job": The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review has a news update that begins, "State court administrators said today they suspended Janine Orie from her job as an aide to her sister, state Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin."
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has a news update headlined "Janine Orie suspended from job in Justice Melvin's office."
And today in The Philadelphia Daily News, columnist John Baer has an essay entitled "In Pittsburgh, politics isn't just politics: it's 'Family Feud.'"
"New pre-abortion requirements passed in Neb." The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 08:30 PM by Howard Bashman
"Full 3rd Circuit to Rehear Web Parody Cases": At the "School Law" blog of Education Week, Mark Walsh has a post that begins, "A federal appeals court has announced that it will re-examine two panel decisions on whether parodies of school principals created by students on MySpace were protected by the First Amendment."
Posted at 08:17 PM by Howard Bashman
"Kennedy cousin loses appeal in murder conviction": The Associated Press has this report.
"DMV tries to put the brakes on racy license plates": This article appears today in The Virginian-Pilot (via "Obscure Store").
Posted at 10:44 AM by Howard Bashman
"Originalism's Old Bulldog: Notes from Scalia's visit to FSU." Dan Markel has this post at "PrawfsBlawg."
Posted at 10:22 AM by Howard Bashman
"Democrat Predicts Speedy Court Confirmation; Republicans Sound Note of Caution": This article appears today in The New York Times.
Today's edition of The Chicago Tribune contains an article headlined "Republicans downplay filibuster talk in Supreme Court debate; Obama could avoid a heated battle with a mainstream nominee, GOP leaders say."
USA Today contains a front page article headlined "Lines are drawn in high court succession; GOP's Sessions warns of possible 'big fight.'" The newspaper also contains an editorial entitled "Balancing justices" and an op-ed by law professor Jonathan Turley entitled "Stevens became great by his deeds, not by design; Soon-to-be-retired jurist was ultimate 'uncalled shot' on Supreme Court."
"Conn. high court expected to release Skakel ruling": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "The Connecticut Supreme Court is planning to release its ruling on Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel's appeal of his murder conviction in the 1975 slaying of his 15-year-old neighbor."
"Q&A with Justice Samuel Alito, a Supreme Phillies fan": This article, the first in a two-part series, appears today in The Philadelphia Daily News.
And speaking of the Philadelphia Phillies, I'll be at Citizens Bank Park this afternoon for the Phillies home opener, as the team hosts the Washington Nationals. You can access a preview of the game at this link.