Friday, May 17, 2013
"Catherine E. Greig's 8-year-prison sentence was justified, federal court rules": John R. Ellement of The Boston Globe has this news update.
And The Associated Press reports that "8-year term for Bulger girlfriend upheld in Mass."
"Liberty University pivots in health law challenge": Politico.com has this report.
Posted at 10:20 PM by Howard Bashman
"Justice Sotomayor Urges Immigrant Parents to Aid Their Children's Education": Mark Walsh has this post today at the "School Law" blog of Education Week.
"Judge lets defense lawyers withdraw from Chevron fraud lawsuit": Jonathan Stempel of Reuters has this report.
And at Forbes.com, Daniel Fisher has a blog post titled "Judge Grudgingly Lets Donziger's Lawyers Out Of Chevron Case." Fisher has posted a copy of the ruling at this link.
"This case requires us to decide whether the police, after seizing a cell phone from an individual's person as part of his lawful arrest, can search the phone's data without a warrant." In a ruling that a divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit issued today, the majority held that "such a [warrantless] search exceeds the boundaries of the Fourth Amendment search-incident-to-arrest exception."
Posted at 05:56 PM by Howard Bashman
"Full Court Press: Perspectives on Covering the Supreme Court." The First Amendment Center posted this video online today.
"Court: Law applying crack sentences retroactive." The Associated Press has this report.
"Plaintiff in excessive-force taser case lists defendant as 'Taser Joe'": John Council has this post today at the "Tex Parte Blog" of Texas Lawyer.
"Judge grants injunction in Ark. abortion ban case": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "A federal judge on Friday granted a request to temporarily block enforcement of a new Arkansas law that bans most abortions 12 weeks into a pregnancy."
Posted at 01:35 PM by Howard Bashman
"Scene in D.C.: Justice Stevens, Donahue at Citizen Awards." Bloomberg News has this report.
Posted at 01:30 PM by Howard Bashman
"No-show judge bolsters Chevron's attack on $19 billion judgment; The Ecuadorian judge who awarded the environment judgment against Chevron was a no-show witness for a deposition in Peru": Roger Parloff of Fortune magazine has this blog post today.
Posted at 01:15 PM by Howard Bashman
"LGBT PC: Being against marriage equality doesn't make you a monster." Michael Kinsley has this essay online today at The New Republic.
Posted at 01:14 PM by Howard Bashman
"Chief Justice Roberts: 'It is great to be back home.'" Buffalo, New York's NPR News station has this report (with audio).
And The Buffalo News has an update headlined "Chief Justice Roberts marks 10th anniversary of Jackson Center."
Sixth Circuit holds "that the federal judicial perpetuation of the racially discriminatory mandatory minimum crack sentences for those defendants sentenced under the old crack sentencing law, as the government advocates, would violate the Equal Protection Clause." A divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued this ruling today.
Posted at 11:23 AM by Howard Bashman
"Stevens: Rationale for Bush v. Gore was 'unacceptable'; The former Supreme Court justice speaks out on John Roberts and the case that decided the 2000 election." Salon.com has this report.
Posted at 08:29 AM by Howard Bashman
"Discussion: What's Going on at Gitmo?" At 2 p.m. eastern time this afternoon, ProPublica will host this discussion with Carol Rosenberg of the Miami Herald, Ryan J. Reilly of the Huffington Post, and Charlie Savage of The New York Times.
Posted at 08:22 AM by Howard Bashman
"'Iqbal Effect' on housing, employment cases skews Republican: new study." Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has this report.
Posted at 08:17 AM by Howard Bashman