Wednesday, June 6, 2007
"Cases Thrown Out, Congress Considers Tribunals": This audio segment (RealPlayer required) appeared on this evening's broadcast of NPR's "All Things Considered."
Posted at 08:05 PM by Howard Bashman
"Analysis: Ruling Drives Indecency Debate." The Associated Press provides this report.
Posted at 07:58 PM by Howard Bashman
"4 Justices Often Side With the Condemned": Mark Sherman of The Associated Press provides this report.
Posted at 03:20 PM by Howard Bashman
"Line in the Sand: Have the Guantanamo judges soured on the president's war tribunals?" Dahlia Lithwick has this jurisprudence essay online at Slate.
Posted at 03:08 PM by Howard Bashman
"Jan Crawford Greenburg and Supreme Conflict": Last Wednesday evening, ABC News correspondent Jan Crawford Greenburg spoke about her book and participated in a question-and-answer session at an Ethics and Public Policy Center event hosted by Ed Whelan. You can download audio of the event via this link (30.9MB mp3 file).
Posted at 03:05 PM by Howard Bashman
"Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference Brings Federal Bench, Bar to Honolulu": The Public Information Office of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued this news release today. One of the scheduled presentations is titled -- I kid you not -- "Killer Asteroids and What We Can Do About Them."
Posted at 02:58 PM by Howard Bashman
Ninth Circuit rejects convicted criminal defendant's challenge to FBI agent's infiltration and investigation of NAMBLA: You can access today's ruling at this link.
Posted at 02:35 PM by Howard Bashman
May a federal district court impose a harsher, non-Guidelines sentence based on community-specific considerations, such as a belief that gun trafficking in New York City inflicts greater harm and requires stiffer penalties to achieve deterrence than the same offense committed in less densely populated parts of the country? A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit answers "no" today in a decision that you can access here.
Posted at 11:23 AM by Howard Bashman
"Katrina Lawsuit to Go to Appeal": The Associated Press provides this report.
Posted at 11:15 AM by Howard Bashman
On today's broadcast of NPR's "Morning Edition": The broadcast contained audio segments entitled "Former White House Aide Lewis Libby Gets Jail, Fine" (featuring Nina Totenberg); "Civil Rights Attorney Testifes About Partisan Politics"; and "Voting Rights Group Absent Amid Charges of Fraud."
"Court Hears Appeal in Teen Oral Sex Case": The Associated Press provides this report.
Posted at 10:08 AM by Howard Bashman
"No fines for fleeting expletives: The FCC is ignoring its own precedent against harshly punishing broadcasters for an unexpected, rare curse word." This editorial appears today in The Los Angeles Times.
Posted at 08:50 AM by Howard Bashman
"Judge throws out efforts to keep Chief": The News-Gazette of Champaign, Illinois yesterday posted online a news update that begins, "A Champaign County judge this morning threw out two lawsuits filed as efforts to get the University of Illinois to retain Chief Illiniwek as its honored symbol."
Posted at 08:45 AM by Howard Bashman
"Death to child rapists? The Louisiana Supreme Court thinks child rapists should be executed; Might the U.S. Supreme Court agree?" This editorial appeared yesterday in The Los Angeles Times.
Posted at 08:27 AM by Howard Bashman
"Libby Given 30 Months for Lying in C.I.A. Leak Case": Neil A. Lewis has this article today in The New York Times. The newspaper also contains an editorial entitled "Jail Time for Scooter Libby."
The Washington Post today contains articles headlined "Libby Given 21/2-Year Prison Term; Former White House Aide 'Got Off Course,' Judge Says"; "In the West Wing, Pardon Is A Topic Too Sensitive to Mention"; and "Letters Cast Light on Cheney's Inner Circle; Dozens of Prominent Figures and Insiders Praise Libby as Fundamentally Decent." And Dana Milbank's "Washington Sketch" column is headlined "Standing by Their Man."
The Los Angeles Times reports that "Libby gets prison, Bush may face dilemma; Ex-Cheney aide gets 2 1/2-year sentence in probe of a former CIA operative's outing; Pressure for a pardon may hit president soon."
USA Today contains a front page article headlined "Libby seeking to delay sentence; 30-month prison term may start during appeals."
The Boston Globe reports that "Libby gets 2 1/2 years; some seek pardon; Conservatives call for Bush to take action."
In The New York Sun, Josh Gerstein reports that "Establishment Who's Who Fails To Rescue Libby."
The Washington Times reports that "Libby gets 30 months, $250,000 fine."
"Helping attorneys hone appeals; At Schnader Harrison law firm's subsidiary institute, outside lawyers face mock court to tailor briefs, shape oral arguments": The Philadelphia Inquirer today contains an article that begins, "It's all about getting an edge. Two years ago, when partners at the Schnader Harrison law firm first began talking about setting up a consulting business aimed at lawyers who need help sharpening appeals-court arguments, a threshold question was whether it would make money. The jury is still out on that, but the consulting business is up and running."
Posted at 08:10 AM by Howard Bashman
"Sex landed him in prison; will petition bail him out? Consensual act between youths got teen 10 years; Today, he asks a judge to throw out the conviction." Today's edition of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution contains an article that begins, "Genarlow Wilson says he regrets some of the things he did at a raunchy New Year's Eve party in 2003 that put him in the national spotlight. But he argues that his 10-year prison sentence was too harsh for receiving consensual oral sex from a 15-year-old girl when he was 17."
"Errors mar law prof's paper; Some students question how the legal writing director at FAMU's law school got her job": This article appears today in The St. Petersburg Times.
Posted at 07:58 AM by Howard Bashman
"Eminent Domain Fix At Risk; Billboard Clause Could Lead To Cuts In State's Share Of Federal Highway Funds": The Hartford Courant contains this article today.
Posted at 07:50 AM by Howard Bashman
"Ex-Prosecutor Says He Didn't Think Charges Would Affect Election": The Washington Post contains this article today.
The New York Times reports today that "Panel Asks Official About Politics in Hiring."
The Los Angeles Times reports that "Indictments may have bent Justice's rules; A Senate panel hears how four liberal activists were charged right before the midterm election despite federal guidelines."
The Washington Times reports that "Democrats hit Justice official for timing of voter-fraud case."
And USA Today reports that "Ex-prosecutor says firing cleared way for another; Replacement got indictments of 4 in liberal group."
"Guantanamo Ruling Renews The Debate Over Detainees; Bush Policy Faces New Hill Challenge": This article appears today in The Washington Post.
And The New York Times today contains an article headlined "Democrats Hope to Expand Rights at Guantanamo," along with an editorial entitled "Gitmo: A National Disgrace."
"New trial ordered for condemned man; Top court says juror who spoke of hanging should have been removed": The Newark (N.J.) Star-Ledger contains this article today.
And The New York Times reports today that "New Jersey Court Voids Death Penalty Conviction."
"Expletive Policy Deleted": This editorial appears today in The New York Times.
Posted at 06:40 AM by Howard Bashman
"In June, getting five justices to agree isn't so easy; Dissenters always try to pick off one to get a majority": Joan Biskupic has this article today in USA Today.
Posted at 06:34 AM by Howard Bashman
"A Mootness Dismissal Illustrates the Supreme Court's Split Personality: Is it a Constitutional Court or a Court of Error?" Michael C. Dorf has this essay online today at FindLaw.
Posted at 06:30 AM by Howard Bashman