Friday, May 3, 2013
"Guantanamo camp burns through $900,000 a year per inmate": Reuters has this report.
"Boston Marathon Bombing Prosecutor Carmen Ortiz, Once Excoriated, Now Hailed for Toughness": David Stout has this article online today at Main Justice.
Posted at 03:57 PM by Howard Bashman
"Justice pay cut pulled before vote; The House passes the court system bill 90-3 without it": The Des Moines Register has an article that begins, "For a few minutes Thursday on the Iowa House floor, it looked as though a noncontroversial budget bill funding the state's court system would become the latest flashpoint in the debate over same-sex marriage."
Posted at 03:11 PM by Howard Bashman
"Rail Companies Push to Decertify Class in Antitrust Case": Zoe Tillman has this post at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times."
Posted at 03:09 PM by Howard Bashman
"President Obama's First-Term U.S. Circuit and District Court Nominations: An Analysis and Comparison with Presidents Since Reagan." The Congressional Research Service issued this report yesterday.
Posted at 02:50 PM by Howard Bashman
"Clarence Thomas Suggests 'Elites' Like Obama Because He's What 'They Expect From a Black Person'": Adam Serwer has this blog post today at Mother Jones.
And at TPM DC, Sahil Kapur has a report headlined "Clarence Thomas: Obama Is First Black President Thanks To Approval From 'Elites And Media.'"
The earliest coverage of these specific remarks appears to be a post yesterday at Fox Nation titled "Clarence Thomas: Obama 'Approved By The Elites' Because He Says What They 'Expect From A Black Person.'"
"Florida court clamps down on cops searching through cellphones": This article appears today in The Miami Herald.
"Death penalty supporters launch petition drive; Group seeks to overturn law repealing capital punishment": The Baltimore Sun has this news update.
Posted at 12:50 PM by Howard Bashman
"Edith Windsor Takes Back What She Said About Topless Gay Activists": This interview will appear in Sunday's edition of The New York Times Magazine.
Posted at 12:48 PM by Howard Bashman
"Law office says defense lawyer's death not linked to Guantanamo": Carol Rosenberg of The Miami Herald has this report.
Posted at 12:46 PM by Howard Bashman
"Federal courts feeling the pinch from sequestration": The Austin American-Statesman contains this article today.
Posted at 11:20 AM by Howard Bashman
"States try to tackle 'secret money' in politics; With campaign donations up and a lack of federal action, a joint effort aims to lift the shadows on tax-exempt political advocacy groups and trade associations": This front page article appears today in The Los Angeles Times.
Posted at 11:14 AM by Howard Bashman
"Gov. Jerry Brown proposes plan for California prison crisis 'under protest'": Howard Mintz of The San Jose Mercury News has an article that begins, "With the threat of contempt proceedings handing over his administration, Gov. Jerry Brown late Thursday night reluctantly offered a plan to meet a court-ordered deadline for ending California's prison overcrowding crisis while at the same vowing to appeal the court orders to the U.S. Supreme Court."
In today's edition of The Sacramento Bee, Denny Walsh has a front page article headlined "Brown says more prison releases require Legislature to act."
The Los Angeles Times reports that "Jerry Brown offers early releases, private prisons to ease crowding."
And The Associated Press reports that "California details plans to reduce prison crowding."
"Iowa Supreme Court: Birth certificate should name both lesbian parents." The Des Moines Register has this news update.
And The Associated Press has a report headlined "Court: Iowa must recognize both lesbian parents."
"A slur against Scalia: An innocent remark is twisted into a bizarre absurdity." Michael P. Tremoglie has this op-ed today in The Washington Times.
Posted at 10:24 AM by Howard Bashman