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Thursday, May 15, 2014

"U.S. Report Addresses Concern Over Obama's Plan to Close Guantanamo": Charlie Savage will have this article in Friday's edition of The New York Times.
Posted at 11:24 PM by Howard Bashman


"Frankie Valli wins divorce case in California Supreme Court": Bob Egelko of The San Francisco Chronicle has this report.

And Howard Mintz of The San Jose Mercury News reports that "Frankie Valli wins case in California Supreme Court."

You can access today's ruling of the Supreme Court of California at this link.
Posted at 11:16 PM by Howard Bashman



"The case for term-limiting Supreme Court justices: Lifetime appointments were meant to preserve judicial independence; But the high court has devolved into a political body with too much power." Matt Bruenig has this essay online today at The Week.
Posted at 10:14 PM by Howard Bashman


"Harry Reid slams President Obama judge pick Michael Boggs": Burgess Everett of Politico.com has this report.

And The Associated Press reports that "Reid opposes Obama court pick."
Posted at 10:09 PM by Howard Bashman



"Why Texas Is So Good at the Death Penalty -- Killing people, sad to say, is like most anything else: The more you do it, the better you get." Law professor David R. Dow has this article online at Politico Magazine.

And online at The New Republic, Lane Florsheim has an essay titled "How Texas Keeps Putting the Intellectually Disabled on Death Row; The Supreme Court said it was unconstitutional but gave states wiggle room."
Posted at 10:07 PM by Howard Bashman



"9th Circuit Court temporarily halts Idaho same-sex marriages": The Idaho Statesman has this news update.

And The Associated Press reports that "Appeals court puts Idaho gay marriages on hold."

You can access today's order of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit at this link.
Posted at 04:20 PM by Howard Bashman



Carlos Beltran loses Seventh Circuit appeal, must serve 168 months in prison: You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit at this link.
Posted at 02:33 PM by Howard Bashman


"Post-Dispatch, other media sue for execution drug disclosure": The St. Louis Post-Dispatch has a news update that begins, "The Post-Dispatch and several other news agencies are suing the Missouri Department of Corrections to compel it to release information about the drugs the state uses for lethal injection executions."

And The Associated Press reports that "Media file lawsuit to challenge execution secrecy."

You can view the complaint initiating suit at this link.
Posted at 02:28 PM by Howard Bashman



"10 years later, gay marriage tactics still in use": The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 02:22 PM by Howard Bashman


"We All Have the Right to Be Forgotten: Europe is ahead of the United States in repairing the damage to privacy the Internet -- and especially Google -- has wrought." Law professor Eric Posner has this essay online at Slate.
Posted at 02:18 PM by Howard Bashman


"Is Beshear trying to lose Kentucky gay-marriage appeal?" This front page article appears today in The Courier-Journal of Louisville, Kentucky.
Posted at 02:14 PM by Howard Bashman


"Cornelia Groefsema Kennedy: Pioneer was 1st female chief judge of a U.S. District Court." The Detroit Free Press has published an obituary that begins, "Former U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Cornelia Groefsema Kennedy, a legal pioneer who was the first female judge appointed to the federal court bench in Detroit and the first female chief judge of any U.S. District Court, died Monday at her Grosse Pointe Woods home."
Posted at 01:37 PM by Howard Bashman


"Conservative states emerge as battleground on same-sex marriage": Dennis Romboy has this article in today's edition of The Deseret News.

And at the "Constitution Daily" blog of the National Constitution Center, Lyle Denniston has a post titled "Constitution Check: Who gets credit for the same-sex marriage revolution?"
Posted at 09:30 AM by Howard Bashman



"Segregation gains ground 60 years after Brown": The Associated Press has this report.

And Education Week has a series of related articles under the heading "Brown at 60: New Diversity, Familiar Disparities."
Posted at 08:14 AM by Howard Bashman



"Are Supreme Court justices becoming 'party judges'?" Michael McGough has this essay online at The Los Angeles Times.

And at The Week, Scott Lemieux has an essay titled "Can the Supreme Court be rescued from politics? The court in recent years has only grown more polarized and ideological; And the trend lines don't look good."
Posted at 07:58 AM by Howard Bashman







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