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Friday, May 25, 2012

"Liberals put the squeeze to Justice Roberts": Columnist George F. Will has this essay online at The Washington Post.
Posted at 11:10 PM by Howard Bashman


"After Guantanamo, Starting Anew, in Quiet Anger": Saturday's edition of The New York Times will contain this profile of Lakhdar Boumediene.
Posted at 11:07 PM by Howard Bashman


"Should Hate Speech Be Outlawed?" Retired Justice John Paul Stevens has this review of the book "The Harm in Hate Speech" by law professor Jeremy Waldron in the June 7, 2012 issue of The New York Review of Books.
Posted at 10:55 PM by Howard Bashman


"Hey, Liberals, Stop Being So Mean to John Roberts!" Nan Aron has this essay online at The Huffington Post.
Posted at 10:48 PM by Howard Bashman


"DOJ appeals injunction on import of death penalty drug": Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has this report.
Posted at 10:32 PM by Howard Bashman


"Appeals court reverses decision on Fargo Ten Commandments monument": The Forum of Fargo, North Dakota has this news update.

Terry Baynes of Reuters reports that "8th Circuit revives Ten Commandments challenge."

And The Associated Press reports that "Appeals court says ND group's lawsuit on Fargo Ten Commandments monument should move forward."

My earlier coverage of today's Eighth Circuit ruling appears at this link.
Posted at 10:30 PM by Howard Bashman



"Robbins Geller Partner Sanford Svetcov is Alive and Kicking": Scott Graham of The Recorder has this report.
Posted at 10:09 PM by Howard Bashman


"Brownback signs bill that caused sharia flap": The Topeka Capital-Journal has this news update.

The Kansas City Star has a news update headlined "Brownback signs bills outlawing foreign laws in courts."

And The Associated Press reports that "Kan. gov. signs measure blocking Islamic law."
Posted at 05:42 PM by Howard Bashman



"High Court Shouldn't Hear Madoff Investor Appeal, SEC Say": Bloomberg News has this report.
Posted at 05:33 PM by Howard Bashman


"FDA Is Appealing Court Bar To Drug Used In Executions": Tom Schoenberg of Bloomberg News has a report that begins, "The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is appealing a federal judge's order that banned the importation of sodium thiopental and its use in executions."
Posted at 05:26 PM by Howard Bashman


"6th Circuit shifts test for disability discrimination": Terry Baynes of Reuters has this report on a ruling that Circuit Judge Jeffrey S. Sutton issued today on behalf of the en banc U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
Posted at 04:38 PM by Howard Bashman


"UVa law group files federal suit on limits of women in combat": This article appears today in The Daily Progress of Charlottesville, Virginia.

The Virginian-Pilot reports today that "Suffolk reservist sues over ban on women in combat."

Bloomberg News reports that "Female Soldiers Sue U.S. In Challenge To Combat Limits."

The Associated Press reports that "2 female Army officers sue to reverse combat ban."

Yesterday, the University of Virginia School of Law issued a news release headlined "Students, Professor Help File Lawsuit on Behalf of Plaintiffs Seeking to Overturn Military Ban on Women in Combat." You can access a copy of the complaint initiating suit at this link.
Posted at 01:27 PM by Howard Bashman



"Tony Mauro, U.S. Supreme Court correspondent for The National Law Journal, was elected Steering Committee chairman of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press at its biannual meeting this week." You can access the complete press release at this link.
Posted at 01:03 PM by Howard Bashman


"Vote on Oklahoma judicial nominees delayed by GOP; Robert E. Bacharach and John E. Dowdell will get another chance on June 7 for a vote by the Senate Judiciary Committee": Chris Casteel has this article today in The Oklahoman.
Posted at 12:56 PM by Howard Bashman


"Federal appeals court kicks Tribune's lawsuit against U. of I. to state court; Newspaper seeks to identify parents of applicants who got preferential treatment": This article appears today in The Chicago Tribune.

Chief Judge Frank H. Easterbrook issued yesterday's ruling on behalf of a unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
Posted at 12:50 PM by Howard Bashman



Did a city commission's adoption of an ordinance that countermanded the commission's earlier decision to remove from municipal property a Ten Commandments monument imbue the monument with an impermissible religious symbolism that had earlier been judicially declared not to exist? A Ten Commandments monument that the Fraternal Order of Eagles donated to the City of Fargo in 1958 is the subject of a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit issued today.
Posted at 11:57 AM by Howard Bashman


"Texas toast," on appeal: One might expect that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit would be the federal appellate court to decide an appeal concerning "Texas toast." Be that as it may, today's ruling on the subject issued from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
Posted at 11:42 AM by Howard Bashman


"Pom Uses Ad to Answer Judge's Order": The New York Times has this news update.
Posted at 09:16 AM by Howard Bashman


"Defense of Marriage Act: 2nd judge overturns law." Bob Egelko has this article today in The San Francisco Chronicle.

Bay City News Service reports that "Judge strikes down Defense of Marriage Act provision in state employees' case."

And Chris Geidner has a blog post titled "Federal Judge Rules DOMA, Tax Code Force Unconstitutional Treatment For Same-Sex Couples."

You can access yesterday's ruling of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California at this link.
Posted at 08:54 AM by Howard Bashman



"John Edwards verdict could become part of Citizens United backlash; A diverse panel of North Carolinians is currently considering whether John Edwards committed campaign fraud in 2008, but the verdict could also reverberate nationally if it is at odds with the Supreme Court's landmark Citizens United ruling": The Christian Science Monitor has this report.
Posted at 08:46 AM by Howard Bashman


"Gov. Christie's N.J. Supreme Court nominee: Is he best for the job?" This editorial appears today in The Newark Star-Ledger.
Posted at 08:45 AM by Howard Bashman


Indian Country Today is reporting: The publication has articles headlined "Senate Carcieri Report Blames Supreme Court for Mess in Indian Country" and "Supreme Court Sets Date in Ward Churchill Case for June 7."
Posted at 08:30 AM by Howard Bashman


"The Liberal Legal Meltdown Over ObamaCare: If supporters of mandatory insurance were as confident of its merits as they claim to be, they would offer legal arguments, not moral accusations." Law professor Michael W. McConnell has this op-ed today in The Wall Street Journal. You can freely access the full text via Google News.
Posted at 08:22 AM by Howard Bashman


"Sisters' Woes Jolt Pittsburgh; Probes Entangle Supreme Court Justice, State Senator, Both of Prominent Family": This article appeared Wednesday in The Wall Street Journal.

And in today's edition of The Philadelphia Inquirer, law professor Bruce Ledewitz has an op-ed entitled "High court's suspension of Orie Melvin is dubious."
Posted at 08:07 AM by Howard Bashman







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