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Friday, May 13, 2011

"Road Trip! What Reporters Still Live For." Joan Biskupic has this post today at her "Court Beat" blog.
Posted at 05:42 PM by Howard Bashman

"For U.S. Supreme Court justice, Ramapo College graduation is a family affair": Mahwah (N.J.) Suburban News has an update that begins, "Her exalted position notwithstanding, Associate U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor was feeling a lot like those in the audience at Ramapo College of New Jersey's graduation on May 13."
Posted at 05:38 PM by Howard Bashman

"City must hire 111 bypassed black firefighter candidates, court rules": The Chicago Sun-Times has a news update that begins, "The Chicago Fire Department must hire 111 bypassed black firefighter candidates -- and distribute 'tens of millions of dollars' in damages to 6,000 others who will never get that chance -- a federal appeals court ruled Friday, upholding a landmark ruling."

Chief Judge Frank H. Easterbrook wrote today's ruling on behalf of a unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

Update: In other news coverage, The Associated Press has a report headlined "Court: Chicago must hire 111 black firefighters."
Posted at 02:30 PM by Howard Bashman

"Justice Stevens Okays bin Laden Killing": Jess Bravin has this post at's "Law Blog."
Posted at 11:34 AM by Howard Bashman

"Court affirms convictions of Abramoff probe figure": Pete Yost of The Associated Press has this report.

And at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times," Mike Scarcella has a post titled "Appeals Court Upholds Safavian Public Corruption Conviction."

You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit at this link.
Posted at 11:30 AM by Howard Bashman

"Court strikes down law banning loud car stereos": This article appeared yesterday in The Sarasota Herald-Tribune.

The Tampa Tribune reports that "Free speech, not volume, deciding factor in tossing car stereo law."

And The Associated Press reports that "Court Says Loud Music Law Unconstitutional."

You can access Wednesday's ruling of Florida's Second District Court of Appeal at this link.
Posted at 08:30 AM by Howard Bashman

"Secret Cash Dominates in State Court Races; Unidentified contributors are pumping big money into key races": Bloomberg News has this report.
Posted at 08:26 AM by Howard Bashman

"Federal appeals court hears fake veteran case": This article appears today in The Denver Post.
Posted at 08:12 AM by Howard Bashman

"SCOTUS needs an ethical code": Law professor Herman Schwartz has this op-ed at
Posted at 08:07 AM by Howard Bashman

"State immigration laws may never be constitutional": The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 07:48 AM by Howard Bashman

"Pfizer Sets Aside $772 Million, Settles One-Third of Prempro Drug Cases": Jef Feeley of Bloomberg News has this report.
Posted at 07:36 AM by Howard Bashman

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