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Friday, June 5, 2009

"Is Sotomayor a Judicial Activist? New Studies May Shed Some Light." Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal has this report.
Posted at 11:54 PM by Howard Bashman


"New Scrutiny of Judge's Most Controversial Case": Adam Liptak will have this article Saturday in The New York TImes. Tomorrow's newspaper will also contain an article headlined "Case in Court, New Haven Firefighters Wait and Work." And today's newspaper contains an article headlined "Sotomayor Rose on Merit Alone, Her Allies Say."

Today in The Washington Post, Alec MacGillis, Amy Goldstein, and Robert Barnes have an article headlined "Sotomayor Speeches Woven With Ethnicity; High Court Nominee Criticized Stereotypes."

David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times reports that "Speeches reveal more about Sotomayor's thoughts on race; The Senate Judiciary Committee receives a file on the Supreme Court nominee's life from Princeton onward; She has spoken on other occasions of ethnic identity and her hopes about 'wise Latina' judges."

Joan Biskupic of USA Today has an article headlined "Many questions for Sotomayor on abortion; Thin record leaves senators seeking answers."

And The Washington Times reports that "Sotomayor speech undercuts Obama claims; Credits Democratic Senator for her initial nomination."
Posted at 11:45 PM by Howard Bashman



"Crist's high court pick puts him in political center; Charlie Crist seated his fourth Supreme Court nominee, burnishing his reputation as a center-leaning governor": The Miami Herald has this news update.
Posted at 11:21 PM by Howard Bashman


"Latina pride presents challenge and opportunity for Sotomayor": Michael Doyle of McClatchy Newspapers has this report.
Posted at 10:44 PM by Howard Bashman


"Miss. Klansman's conviction upheld": The Clarion-Ledger of Jackson, Mississippi has a news update that begins, "Reputed Klansman James Ford Seale will remain behind bars because an appeals court split Friday on whether the statute of limitations has expired." The newspaper has posted online today's en banc order of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit -- which is not yet freely available online at that court's web site -- at this link.

And The Associated Press reports that "Klansman's conviction upheld in 1964 kidnappings."

Update: The ruling is now available via the Fifth Circuit's web site at this link.
Posted at 10:38 PM by Howard Bashman



"Appeals court reinstates antitrust case against VeriSign": Howard Mintz of The San Jose Mercury News has an update that begins, "A federal appeals court Friday reinstated a lawsuit against Mountain View-based VeriSign that alleges the company violated antitrust laws through its grip on the .com and .net domain name registration system. In a unanimous ruling, a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals concluded that an Internet industry trade group should be allowed to proceed to trial on claims that VeriSign has inflated the cost of domain names by engaging in predatory and monopolistic practices."

You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit at this link.
Posted at 10:20 PM by Howard Bashman



The Associated Press is reporting: Now available online are articles headlined "Sotomayor tastes: Pig innards, 'Law & Order'"; "High roller for the high court: Sotomayor jackpot"; and "Cartoon of Sotomayor as pinata draws criticism."
Posted at 08:02 PM by Howard Bashman


"Court Denies En Banc Review of JPL Background Checks Ruling": This article appears today in Metropolitan News-Enterprise.

My earlier coverage appears at this link.
Posted at 07:58 PM by Howard Bashman



"State privacy law not hurting banks, feds say": Today in The San Francisco Chronicle, Bob Egelko has an article that begins, "The Obama administration has delivered a mixed verdict to the U.S. Supreme Court on California's financial privacy law, which lets consumers keep banks from sharing information with affiliated companies about their savings accounts or buying habits."
Posted at 07:54 PM by Howard Bashman


"Sotomayor on Appellate Judging and Its 'Policy Impact'": Tony Mauro has this post at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times," along with a post titled "Supreme Court Justices Quit the Clubhouse."
Posted at 07:50 PM by Howard Bashman


"Thomas, Scalia report big book earnings in 2008": Mark Sherman of The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 07:45 PM by Howard Bashman






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