"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."
"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.
"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."
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
"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
"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.
"Ten Commandments Display Going to Trial":
The Associated Press provides this report
"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."
And The Forum of Fargo, North Dakota reports today that "UND loses nickname appeal." And columnist Mike McFeely has an essay entitled "Loyalty to school, or a logo?"
You can access the text of yesterday's NCAA mascot rulings at this link.
"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."
You can access yesterday's ruling of the Supreme Court of Kansas at this link.
"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.
"The Harvard Bloggership Conference in a Nutshell":
Dan Solove has this post
at "Concurring Opinions."
Timothy K. Armstrong, at his eponymous blog, provides even more detail on the presentations (as did Larry Solum at his "Legal Theory Blog"; begin here and scroll down).
And Christine Hurt, at "Conglomerate," offers photos.
"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."
"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
"Cameras in the High Court":
These three letters to the editor
appear today in The Washington Post.
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."
And The Washington Post today contains an article headlined "Muhammad's Competency Challenged."
"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."
And The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that "Man admits taking kickbacks in shareholder suits."
"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
"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."
And The Lawrence Journal-World reports that "House speaker plans Nuss inquiry."
"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