Friday, April 26, 2013
Should Senior Second Circuit Judge Pierre N. Leval recuse from deciding the appeal in The Authors Guild, Inc. v. Google, Inc.? Judge Leval has given the parties until today to file letters anonymously objecting to his participation in the case.
Posted at 10:48 PM by Howard Bashman
"Boston bombing interrogation: Will prosecutors have a Miranda problem? The government has cited public safety in its decision to question Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the alleged Boston Marathon bomber, for 16 hours before reading him his Miranda rights; Legal experts differ on whether that's OK." Ron Scherer of The Christian Science Monitor has this report.
And online at Slate, law professor Patrick Weil has a jurisprudence essay titled "Citizen Bomber: Why can't Dzhokhar Tsarnaev be stripped of his citizenship? History."
"In force-feeding detainees, Obama has courts on his side": David Ingram and Jane Sutton of Reuters have this news analysis.
And Carol Rosenberg of The Miami Herald reports that "Some force-fed captives are cleared for release from Guantanamo."
"N.J. Supreme Court toughens rule on experts in medical malpractice cases": The Star-Ledger of Newark, New Jersey has an article that begins, "In a decision that could make it more difficult to sue for medical malpractice in New Jersey, the state Supreme Court ruled yesterday that doctors called as expert witnesses on a patient's behalf must hold the same credentials as the physicians accused of making a mistake."
"Appeals panel asks state Supreme Court to take up union bargaining law": Patrick Marley of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has an article that begins, "An appeals panel asked the state Supreme Court on Thursday to quickly take up a case over Gov. Scott Walker's controversial law on collective bargaining, saying the high court should decide the issue without an appellate ruling on it."
Posted at 09:25 PM by Howard Bashman
"Va. Supreme Court to hear Va. Tech appeal aimed at Steger": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "In a reversal, the state Supreme Court has decided to hear arguments that Virginia Tech's president should be put on trial for his actions during the 2007 campus massacre."
Posted at 09:23 PM by Howard Bashman
"Trinity Students Meet Supreme Court Justice on D.C. Trip; Justice Samuel Anthony Alito, Jr., a former Trinity parent, answers students' questions about U.S. Supreme Court": The Caldwells Patch has this report.
Posted at 09:18 PM by Howard Bashman
"Tulsan whose criminal past took him to Supreme Court now charged in meth case": Today's edition of The Tulsa World contains this article.
Posted at 09:14 PM by Howard Bashman
"O'Connor questions court's decision to take Bush v. Gore; In interview at Tribune, retired justice also calls for merit selection of judges": This article will appear Saturday in The Chicago Tribune.
Posted at 08:50 PM by Howard Bashman
"Boston bombing case may take years to unfold": Michael Doyle of McClatchy Newspapers has an article that begins, "Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev faces the prospect of a long and tortuous legal road."
Posted at 08:12 PM by Howard Bashman
"When Clarence Thomas Wrote To George Jones": Melissa Block of NPR has this report.
Posted at 07:58 PM by Howard Bashman
"Obama and the Myth of Arm-Twisting": At the blog of The New York Review of Books, Elizabeth Drew has a post that begins, "The nonsense about what it takes for a president to win a victory in Congress has reached ridiculous dimensions."
Posted at 07:25 PM by Howard Bashman
"In Executive's Trade Secret Prosecution, a Company's Outsized Role": Vanessa Blum of The Recorder has an article that begins, "The trial of executive recruiter David Nosal for computer hacking and theft of trade secrets drew attention from many quarters."
Posted at 07:20 PM by Howard Bashman
"Guantanamo Military Commissions: Lessons Learned and the Way Forward -- A Book Discussion of 'The Terror Courts,' by Jess Bravin." The American Society of International Law hosted this event (online video) yesterday.
Posted at 07:15 PM by Howard Bashman
Programming note: Today I will be attending a day-long continuing legal education course. As a result, additional posts will appear here this evening.
Posted at 06:33 AM by Howard Bashman