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Monday, April 22, 2013

"'Times' hires Jesse Wegman as editorial-board writer on law, Supreme Court": Joe Pompeo of Capital New York has this report on the person hired to replace the departing Lincoln Caplan at The New York Times.
Posted at 08:52 PM by Howard Bashman


"What If Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Decides Not to Talk? The police should be able to use all civilized means to make him -- as the Fifth Amendment should allow." Law professor Akhil Reed Amar has this jurisprudence essay online at Slate.
Posted at 05:56 PM by Howard Bashman


"High court aims to balance AIDS, sex trafficking fights; Two worthy goals collide in court as justices consider free speech rights, conditions on funding": Richard Wolf of USA Today has this report.
Posted at 05:54 PM by Howard Bashman


"Mirandizing Terrorists? An Empirical Analysis of the Public Safety Exception." Joanna Wright, a recent graduate of Columbia Law School who is now clerking for a judge serving on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, had this student note (also available via SSRN) published in 2011 in the Columbia Law Review.
Posted at 04:58 PM by Howard Bashman


"Justices leave ruling against Occidental over rainforest pollution in place": Jeremy P. Jacobs of Greenwire has this report.
Posted at 04:42 PM by Howard Bashman


20 hours remain to enter the current "How Appealing" book give-away: Details can be found in this post from last Friday night.
Posted at 04:01 PM by Howard Bashman


"Circuit Cites Conflict of Interest, Invalidates $45 Million Class Settlement": Pamela A. MacLean has this post at her "Trial Insider" blog reporting on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued today.

Update: In other coverage, Jonathan Stempel of Reuters reports that "Court throws out settlement with credit-reporting agencies."
Posted at 03:02 PM by Howard Bashman



"D.C. Circuit leaves no easy out for Hungary in Nazi art recovery suit": Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued last Friday.
Posted at 03:00 PM by Howard Bashman


"High court weighs dispute over AIDS funding": Mark Sherman of The Associated Press has this report.

Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News reports that "Anti-Prostitution Rule Questioned by U.S. Supreme Court."

And at "SCOTUSblog," Lyle Denniston has a post titled "Argument recap: Anxiously seeking simplicity."

You can access at this link the transcript of today's U.S. Supreme Court oral argument in Agency for Int'l Development v. Alliance for Open Society Int'l, Inc., No. 12-10.

Update: In other coverage, Lawrence Hurley of Reuters reports that "Supreme Court justices conflicted over AIDS funding case."
Posted at 02:44 PM by Howard Bashman



"The New Law We Need in Order to Deal With Dzhokhar Tsarnaev: Congress should authorize the isolation and detention of suspected terrorists." Law professor Eric Posner has this essay online at Slate.
Posted at 02:24 PM by Howard Bashman


"The Constitutional Flaws of the Indian Child Welfare Act: The Supreme Court weighs a contentious dispute over adoption, Indian lineage, and child welfare." Walter Olson has this essay online today at Reason.
Posted at 01:35 PM by Howard Bashman


"Hacking Trial Devoid of Hacking Awaits Jury Verdict": Today at Wired.com's "Threat Level" blog, David Kravets has a post that begins, "The same hacking statute internet sensation Aaron Swartz was being prosecuted under until his January suicide is quietly being tested in a San Francisco federal courtroom -- to little fanfare in a case devoid of hacking in the traditional sense."
Posted at 01:20 PM by Howard Bashman


"AIG beats Bank of America by a comma in removal dispute": Jonathan Stempel of Reuters has this article reporting on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued last Friday.
Posted at 10:54 AM by Howard Bashman


"Why Is Congress Trying to Make Our Internet Abuse Laws Worse, not Better? The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act is too vague and broad to make sense in an increasingly computer-mediated world; Yet legislators don't seem to get it." Law professors Orin Kerr and Lawrence Lessig have this essay online at The Atlantic.
Posted at 10:50 AM by Howard Bashman


"Do You Have the Right to Remain Silent? The Obama administration's radical view of Miranda rights was in place well before Boston." Law professor Jeffrey Rosen has this essay online at The New Republic.
Posted at 10:48 AM by Howard Bashman


"YaleWomen conference unites alumnae": Today's edition of The Yale Daily News contains an article that begins, "Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor LAW '79 told a ballroom packed with around 425 women about her grueling work ethic, the importance of not being limited by personal circumstance and even her occasional feelings of inadequacy despite her successes."
Posted at 10:10 AM by Howard Bashman


Access online today's Order List of the U.S. Supreme Court: The Court has posted its Order List at this link. The Court granted review in one new case.

Update: In early news coverage, Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News reports that "Rio Tinto Gets New Hearing in Bid to End Genocide Lawsuit" and "Tobacco Industry Spurned by Top Court on Package Warnings."

The Associated Press reports that "High court to look at Daimler appeal"; "Court won't stop judges from getting raises"; and "High court rejects tobacco marketing appeal."

Lawrence Hurley of Reuters reports that "Top court agrees to hear Daimler human rights case"; "High court declines to hear judicial pay case"; and "Justices decline to hear challenge to tobacco law."

And at "SCOTUSblog," Lyle Denniston has a post titled "New case on foreign corporations."
Posted at 09:33 AM by Howard Bashman



"Should Bombing Suspect Be Treated As An Enemy Combatant?" This audio segment appears on today's broadcast of NPR's "Morning Edition."

Bloomberg News reports that "Boston Bombing's Brutality No Guarantee of Death Penalty."

And at the "Constitution Daily" blog of the National Constitution Center, Lyle Denniston has a post titled "Constitution Check: Are there limits on questioning a bombing suspect?"
Posted at 08:30 AM by Howard Bashman



"Topekan honors twins with tattoo; Current 'sperm donor' case drudges up memories for Daryl Hendrix": Ann Marie Bush of The Capital-Journal of Topeka, Kansas has an article that begins, "The U.S. Supreme Court five years ago sided with the Kansas high court that Topekan Daryl Hendrix couldn't be a part of the lives of two children conceived by artificial insemination using his sperm."
Posted at 08:27 AM by Howard Bashman


"Stream the High Court": Doug Kendall has this letter to the editor in today's edition of The New York Times.
Posted at 08:25 AM by Howard Bashman


"Fights against AIDS, sex traffic collide at high court; Does requiring groups fighting HIV/AIDS to oppose prostitution violate the right to free speech?" Richard Wolf has this article today in USA Today.
Posted at 08:24 AM by Howard Bashman


"Water Rights Tear at an Indian Reservation": This article appears today in The New York Times.
Posted at 08:22 AM by Howard Bashman






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