Saturday, April 29, 2006
"Chief justice calls on Taft grad": The Journal-News of Hamilton, Ohio today contains an article that begins, "U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., has appointed Hamilton native James C. Duff as director of the Administrative Office for U.S. Courts."
Posted at 08:55 PM by Howard Bashman
"Vintner Agrees to Drop 'Napa' From Wine Label": The saga of "Two-Buck Chuck" appears finally to be at an end, according to this article published today in The Los Angeles Times.
Posted at 08:40 PM by Howard Bashman
"Senate approves ban on abortions; But law would await Supreme Court action": On Thursday, The Times-Picayune of New Orleans contained an article that begins, "Senators approved legislation Wednesday that would ban most abortions in the state if a landmark federal court ruling is ever overturned, allowing the procedure to save a woman's life but not for those who become pregnant through rape or incest."
Posted at 08:35 PM by Howard Bashman
Congratulations to my friend Cathie Struve! Earlier this week, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. named Law Professor Catherine Struve of the University of Pennsylvania Law School to serve as the Reporter for the Appellate Rules Advisory Committee of the U.S. Courts. In serving as that Committee's Reporter, she will replace newly-confirmed U.S. District Judge Patrick J. Schiltz (D. Minn.).
Posted at 08:30 PM by Howard Bashman
"Mt. Lebanon can't force door-to-door canvassers to register, court rules": The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette contains this article today. My earlier coverage is here.
Posted at 03:25 PM by Howard Bashman
"Miers gets a warm reception at Dallas luncheon; White House counsel says little about failed high court nomination": This article appears today in The Dallas Morning News.
Posted at 03:15 PM by Howard Bashman
"Ten Commandments Display Going to Trial": The Associated Press provides this report from Oklahoma.
Posted at 03:00 PM by Howard Bashman
"Is this the Chief's last dance? NCAA panel's latest rejection of appeal leaves U. of I. with few options." The Chicago Tribune today contains an article that begins, "After serving as a symbol for University of Illinois sports teams since 1926, Chief Illiniwek is on the brink of extinction. The National Collegiate Athletic Association rejected Friday a university appeal that would have allowed the school to continue having a student clad in traditional Native American attire perform dances at athletic events. If the university fails to comply with the ruling, it will be banned from hosting NCAA tournaments."
In other coverage, The Chicago Sun-Times reports today that "Appeal of Illiniwek ruling rejected."
The News-Gazette of Champaign, Illinois reports that "UI trustees consider remaining options on Chief."
And The Peoria Journal Star reports that "Illinois loses 'Chief' appeal; School to review options for use of Indian mascot."
Back in June 2004, Circuit Judge Terence T. Evans of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit issued a quite entertaining decision (available online here and here) addressing a challenge to Chief Illiniwek. My extensive coverage of that decision can be found in earlier posts here, here, here, and here.
In related coverage of yesterday's NCAA decisions, The Indianapolis Star reports that "NCAA denies mascot appeals; Bradley's Braves OKd; Illinois, North Dakota, Indiana (Pa.) turned down by committee."
The Tribune-Democrat of Johnstown, Pennsylvania contains an article headlined "Drop Indian nickname, IUP told."
The Grand Forks Herald contains articles headlined "NCAA denies second appeal; Kupchella says UND may go to court"; "Fighting Sioux nickname: No hosting postseason; NCAA's denial of nickname appeal means athletic teams will be on the road"; and "Mixed reactions to NCAA decision in GF."
"Court says Leroy Hendricks can't live in Leavenworth County": The AP provides a report that begins, "The Kansas Supreme Court upheld efforts to prevent placing sexual predator Leroy Hendricks in a group home in Leavenworth County."
And The Lawrence Journal-World reports today that "Sexual predator won’t be moving in."
"Diaz needs formal OK to restart work on Supreme Court": The Associated Press provides a report that begins, "Justice Oliver Diaz Jr. has spent almost as much time suspended from his job on the Mississippi Supreme Court as he spent actively participating in deciding cases."
And The Clarion-Ledger of Jackson, Mississippi today contains an article headlined "Diaz acquittal fuels election questions" and an editorial entitled "Diaz: Let Supreme Court justice resume work."
"Judicial nuclear option?" Columnist Robert Novak has this essay today at Townhall.com.
Posted at 12:55 PM by Howard Bashman
"The Harvard Bloggership Conference in a Nutshell": Dan Solove has this post at "Concurring Opinions."
"State to investigate all 7 justices; Remarks by Sen. Dean Johnson have led to a Standards Board probe": The Minneapolis Star Tribune today contains an article that begins, "For what may be the first time in its 40-year history, the state Board on Judicial Standards has opened investigative files on all seven Minnesota Supreme Court justices, the result of a complaint that alleges that one or more of them may have had improper conversations with a legislator regarding Minnesota's marriage laws."
Posted at 12:30 PM by Howard Bashman
"Data Show How Patriot Act Used; The Justice Department for the first time reports on 9,254 FBI subpoenas for monitoring citizens; Some surveillance in the U.S. has been rising": The Los Angeles Times contains this article today.
Posted at 12:28 PM by Howard Bashman
"Cameras in the High Court": These three letters to the editor appear today in The Washington Post.
Posted at 12:27 PM by Howard Bashman
The New York Times is reporting: In Sunday's newspaper, Adam Liptak will have an article headlined "In Leak Cases, New Pressure on Journalists."
Tomorrow's newspaper will also contain an article headlined "Abuse Concerns Stymie Releases From Guantanamo."
Meanwhile, today's newspaper reports that "Band of Activists in Europe Holds the Line in the Case Against Microsoft."
"Juror Looks Up Word and Finds Trouble; Moussaoui Judge Decides Research at Home Wasn't Intentional Violation of Order": This article appears today in The Washington Post.
And The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports today that "Jurors recess in penalty trial; Judge warns against research; Moussaoui fate still undecided."
"Judge denies Muhammad's request for trial delay": The Baltimore Sun today contains an article that begins, "Sporting a new close-cropped haircut in his last court appearance before his six-count murder trial starts here Monday, convicted sniper John Allen Muhammad asked a Montgomery County judge yesterday first to delay, then to move, the trial."
"Case Turns Toward Law Firm": The New York Times today contains an article that begins, "A six-year investigation into whether lawyers at the influential securities class-action law firm of Milberg Weiss Bershad & Schulman used illegal tactics took a significant turn yesterday after a retired real estate mortgage broker agreed to plead guilty and cooperate in the investigation."
"Schiltz confirmed as federal judge": Thursday's edition of The Minneapolis Star Tribune contained this excellent news. My earlier coverage of this judicial nomination appears here and here.
Posted at 11:45 AM by Howard Bashman
"Bench a hot seat; inquiry ordered; House panel to investigate." The Topeka Capital-Journal today contains an article that begins, "House Speaker Doug Mays authorized Friday a bipartisan House committee to investigate possible unethical communications between the Legislature and the Kansas Supreme Court about a school finance lawsuit against the state." The newspaper also provides "Mays' statement ordering investigation."
In other coverage, The Wichita Eagle reports today that "House to probe court discussions."
The Kansas City Star reports that "House plans inquiry into lunch; Special committee may be granted subpoena powers."
"Recall backers win legal point": The San Gabriel Valley Tribune today contains an article that begins, "The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday ordered the withdrawal of a three-judge panel decision that held recall petitions must be circulated in multiple languages, according to a court document." My earlier coverage appears here and here.
Posted at 08:05 AM by Howard Bashman