Monday, May 5, 2008
Justice Antonin Scalia appeared on yesterday's broadcast of C-SPAN's "Q & A": You can now view the video online, on demand, by clicking here (RealPlayer required). Sometime soon, C-SPAN will post a transcript of Justice Scalia's appearance at this link.
Posted at 02:45 PM by Howard Bashman
"Explosion damages federal courthouse": The San Diego Union-Tribune today contains an article that begins, "A pipe bomb or group of pipe bombs exploded at the Edward J. Schwartz U.S. Courthouse downtown early yesterday, sending shrapnel flying hundreds of yards."
And The Los Angeles Times reports today that "Explosion rattles federal courthouse in San Diego; The early-morning blast shatters glass and damages lobby, but no one is injured."
"Why We Need a Shield Law": In today's edition of The Washington Post, U.S. Senator Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) has an op-ed that begins, "Attorney General Michael Mukasey is wrong when he says we do not need a federal media shield law."
Posted at 09:00 AM by Howard Bashman
"Ye Shall Be Judged -- Not": Today in The Washington Post, Michael Abramowitz's "In the Loop" column begins, "President Bush hasn't been having an easy time lately with Congress: One case in point is the ongoing confrontation over his judicial nominations."
Posted at 08:55 AM by Howard Bashman
"Fiscal Pressures Lead Some States to Free Inmates Early": This front page article appears today in The Washington Post.
Posted at 08:54 AM by Howard Bashman
"Justice Ginsburg on Women in the Law": You can view this past Saturday's broadcast of C-SPAN's "America and the Courts" by clicking here (RealPlayer required).
Posted at 08:25 AM by Howard Bashman
Available online from law.com: An article reports that "11th Circuit OKs Suit Based on Sexual Language in Office; Panel allows suit for language derogatory to women -- but not aimed at the plaintiff -- to go forward." You can access last Monday's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit at this link.
And in other news, "Grand Jury Indicts Texas Supreme Court Justice's Wife on Felony Counts of Arson." My most recent earlier coverage appears at this link.
"Texas Supreme Court overturns Mansfield couple's award against homebuilder": Saturday's edition of The Dallas Morning News contained an article that begins, "The Texas Supreme Court ruled Friday in favor of Houston homebuilder Bob Perry, the state's most prolific campaign contributor, in a case homeowner advocates say reflects the influence of big money over elected judges."
The Houston Chronicle reported on Saturday that "Court tosses award against Perry Homes; $800,000 given in arbitration case to house owners voided in 5-4 ruling."
And The Associated Press reports that "Texas Supreme Court ruling sides with prolific donor."
Friday's ruling of the Supreme Court of Texas consisted of the opinion of the court; a concurring opinion; and two opinions concurring in part and dissenting in part (here and here).