Wednesday, April 23, 2014
"Executive Power on Steroids: In four recent Supreme Court cases, the Obama administration takes a crabbed view of individual rights." William K. Suter has this essay online at the Defining Ideas site of the Hoover Institution.
Posted at 11:17 PM by Howard Bashman
"Court upholds NC gang member's death sentence": The Associated Press has this report on the ruling that a divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit issued today upholding a death sentence imposed under federal criminal law.
Posted at 11:00 PM by Howard Bashman
"Former Hamilton Mayor John Bencivengo loses appeal of corruption conviction, court sets precedent": The Times of Trenton, New Jersey has this report.
And The Trentonian reports that "Former Hamilton Mayor John Bencivengo's conviction upheld but attorney still plans challenge."
"Gay marriage: Judge Michael McShane provides little clue in how he will rule on Oregon case." The Oregonian has this news update.
The Register-Guard of Eugene, Oregon has a news update headlined "Judge plays devil's advocate in hearing on Oregon's ban of same-sex marriages."
And The Statesman Journal of Salem, Oregon has a news update headlined "Judge hears oral arguments in federal challenge to Oregon's same-sex marriage ban."
"Shorter Supreme Court in Child Pornography Case: Congress, Please Override Us." Rick Hasen has this post at his "Election Law Blog."
At the blog "Hamilton and Griffin on Rights," Marci A. Hamilton has a post titled "The Perils of Paroline v. United States and What Congress Must Do Next."
And this evening at "The Volokh Conspiracy," Paul Cassell has a post titled "The Supreme Court promises child pornography victims full restitution 'someday.' How long is that?"
"Prior to fatal courtroom shooting, Utah defendant promised to behave; Witness was testifying about recruiting young gang members when he was attacked by defendant": Jessica Miller of The Salt Lake Tribune has this report.
Posted at 08:53 PM by Howard Bashman
"Memorial ceremony for Judge Ross": Senior U.S. District Judge Richard G. Kopf had this post Monday at his "Hercules and the Umpire" blog.
Posted at 08:42 PM by Howard Bashman
"Supreme Court hears dispute over CTS case": The Asheville (N.C.) Citizen-Times has this news update.
Richard Wolf of USA Today reports that "Victims of toxic water meet skepticism at Supreme Court."
And Jeremy P. Jacobs of Greenwire has an article headlined "Arcane arguments, big stakes as Supreme Court hears N.C. cleanup case."
"Sotomayor's Affirmative Action Dissent Was 'Courageous,' Holder Says": Todd Ruger has this post today at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times."
Posted at 02:08 PM by Howard Bashman
"Can the K.S.M. Trial Be Saved?" Amy Davidson has this blog post online at The New Yorker.
And Carol Rosenberg of The Miami Herald has an article headlined "Special prosecutor confirms FBI investigation, says it's not about KSM document."
"This Infamous Hacker Went to Prison for Trolling AT&T. Now He Wants to Troll Wall Street." Emmett Rensin has this essay online at The New Republic.
Posted at 01:10 PM by Howard Bashman
"Supreme Court blog deserves credentials": Columnist Rem Rieder of USA Today recently had this essay.
Posted at 01:04 PM by Howard Bashman
"U.S. court revives Europe money laundering case vs R.J. Reynolds": Jonathan Stempel of Reuters has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued today.
Update: In other coverage, The Associated Press reports that "US court revives European suit vs. R.J. Reynolds."
And Bloomberg News reports that "Reynolds American to Face Suit on Money Laundering Claims."
"The crime victim's reaction to today's Supreme Court decision": Paul Cassell has this post at "The Volokh Conspiracy."
Posted at 11:42 AM by Howard Bashman
"Supreme Court rules that pornographers should pay": Richard Wolf of USA Today has a news update that begins, "The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that people who peddle in child pornography must help pay for their victims' pain and suffering -- within reason."
Adam Liptak of The New York Times has a news update headlined "Justices Void $3.4 Million Award to Child Pornography Victim."
Robert Barnes of The Washington Post has a news update headlined "Supreme Court limits damages to victims of child porn, throws out $3.4 million award."
David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times has a news update headlined "Supreme Court sets aside $3.4-million verdict for child-porn victim."
Lawrence Hurley of Reuters reports that "Supreme Court limits restitution in child pornography case."
Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News reports that "Pornography Victims Get Partial Compensation, Court Says."
Bill Mears of CNN.com reports that "Justices allow limited restitution for child porn victims."
At "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times," Tony Mauro has a post titled "Justices Limit Restitution For Child Pornography Victims."
And at "SCOTUSblog," Lyle Denniston has a post titled "Opinion analysis: Dividing the duty to pay for child porn."
Access online today's rulings of the U.S. Supreme Court in argued cases: The Court today issued rulings in two argued cases.
1. Justice Anthony M. Kennedy delivered the opinion of the Court in Paroline v. United States, No. 12-8561. Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. issued a dissenting opinion, in which Justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas joined. And Justice Sonia Sotomayor issued a dissenting opinion. You can access the oral argument via this link.
2. And Justice Scalia delivered the opinion of the Court in White v. Woodall, No. 12-794. Justice Stephen G. Breyer issued a dissenting opinion, in which Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sotomayor joined. You can access the oral argument via this link.
In early news coverage, Mark Sherman of The Associated Press reports that "High court tosses $3.4M award to child porn victim." The AP also reports that "Court won't overturn death sentence for Ky. man."
"Telecommuting May Be Reasonable For Ford Worker: 6th Circ." Law360.com has this report (subscription required for full access) on the ruling that a divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued yesterday.
"Court: Ohio man must pay $489,000 for false call." The Associated Press has this report on the ruling that a partially divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued yesterday.
Posted at 09:08 AM by Howard Bashman
"Appeal Judges Hint at Doubts in Insider Case": This front page article appears today in The New York Times.
And in today's edition of The Wall Street Journal, Christopher M. Matthews has an article headlined "Judges Consider What Defines Insider Trading; Appeals Judge Says Current View 'Gives Precious Little Guidance' to Institutions, Hedge Funds." You can freely access the full text of the article via Google.
"Presence of THC metabolite in blood does not prove impaired driving, Arizona Supreme Court finds": In today's edition of The Arizona Daily Star, Howard Fischer has a front page article that begins, "Arizonans who smoke marijuana can't be charged with driving while impaired absent actual evidence they are affected by the drug, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Tuesday."
And today's edition of The Arizona Republic contains an article headlined "Arizona high court: Pot metabolite doesn't prove DUI." In addition, columnist EJ Montini has an essay titled "In Arizona we can finally get high ... on justice."
And The Associated Press reports that "Arizona court rules on DUI law for marijuana users."
"California bill reignites affirmative action fight": The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 08:47 AM by Howard Bashman