"State's high court to decide on parolees' votes": This article
appears today in The Denver Post.
And The Rocky Mountain News reports today that "Court to weigh parolees' rights; ACLU claim fights current state law."
Available online from law.com:
Marcia Coyle has an article headlined "June May Be Test for Roberts Court; Some say justices' unanimity has been reached through narrow opinions, but will trend hold up under wave of heavyweight cases?
Shannon P. Duffy reports that "3rd Circuit Denies Fired Teacher's Suit Over Support for Abortion Rights."
And in other news, "2nd Circuit Rejects 'Blended' Rate for Solo's Work."
In today's edition of The Daily Journal of California:
Lawrence Hurley has an article headlined "Milberg's Troubles Foul Its Political Largesse; Washington's Ethics Scandal and Federal Indictment Makes Democratic Wellspring Untouchable
And Peter Blumberg, editor of the San Francisco Daily Journal, has an essay entitled "Immigration Curiously Untouched in Partisan Poking of Judicial Nominees; Judicial Picks Get Immigration Pass."
"Trinidad Follows Court Order, Replacing Trinity Cross":
The "Religion Clause" blog offers this post
today about the aftermath of a decision
that the High Court of Justice of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
issued on May 26, 2006.
"Amendment to ban gay marriage fails in Senate":
James Kuhnhenn of Knight Ridder Newspapers provides this report
And this evening's broadcast of NPR's "All Things Considered" contained an audio segment entitled "Senate Rejects Amendment to Ban Gay Marriage" (RealPlayer required).
"Last stand for property-rights activists; A year after high court's key decision, New London, Conn., voted to evict homeowners":
Warren Richey will have this article
Thursday in The Christian Science Monitor.
"Justices Must Hear Latest Greenhouse-Gas Case":
Timothy J. Dowling has this op-ed
today in The Daily Journal of California.
"3rd Circuit Denies Suit by Teacher Over Right to Support of Abortion":
law.com's Shannon P. Duffy provides this news update
A threat by police to arrest a suspect's girlfriend and put the couple's child in foster care if the suspect did not confess does not make the confession involuntary if the threat is truthful:
Circuit Judge Frank H. Easterbrook
issued this interesting opinion
today on behalf of a unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
"Judge orders lawyers to play game: Acrimonious attorneys told to settle dispute by playing a round of 'rock, paper, scissors.'"
Fortune Magazine provides this report
. A copy of the original order can be viewed at this link
(thanks to every last person who has sent this along since yesterday!).
Equitable tolling of the deadline for a state prisoner to file a federal habeas petition because the prison law library failed to provide Spanish-language books or Spanish-speaking clerks or librarians to assist Spanish-speaking inmates:
The majority on a divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
today breathes new life into this equitable tolling argument. You can access today's ruling at this link
. Circuit Judge Andrew J. Kleinfeld
's dissenting opinion
is also very much worth a look.
"Gay Marriage Amendment Fails in U.S. Senate": This audio segment
(RealPlayer required) appeared on today's broadcast of NPR
's "Day to Day
"Jury Trials: Could 'CSI' ruin our criminal justice system?"
Charles Loeffler has this essay
(pass-through link) online today at The New Republic.
"A Modest Proposal For Supreme Court Reform": This post
appears today at "OrinKerr.com."
"Fired Catholic school teacher loses appeal":
The News Journal of Wilmington, Delaware provides a news update
that begins, "The Catholic school teacher who was fired from her job for signing an advertisement supporting abortion rights has lost her appeal." You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
at this link
"Senate Rejects Gay Marriage Ban":
The Associated Press provides this report
. According to the article, "The 49-48 vote fell 11 short of the 60 required to send the matter for an up-or-down tally by the full Senate."
Update: The official roll call vote tally can be viewed at this link.
"Bible-Based Prison Treatment Program Shelved": This audio segment
(RealPlayer required) appeared on today's broadcast of NPR
's "Morning Edition
." I previously collected additional coverage at this link
Available today at National Review Online:
An editorial is entitled "A Vote for Marriage
And Peter Kirsanow has an essay entitled "Sue U.S.: We're asking for it if we pass the Akaka bill."
"How to humanize a killer: Defense teams in capital cases research their clients' childhood -- and conduct often-harrowing interviews with the clients' families -- to evoke sympathy from juries' Critics call mitigation evidence the 'abuse excuse.'"
Sarah Elizabeth Richards has this article
today at Salon.com.
The Associated Press is reporting:
Now available online are articles headlined "Gay Marriage Amendment Carries New Support
" and "Night Stalker Appeals Death Sentence
"Boom of the Judicial Canon; Ally of White House Counsel Is Under Fire in Texas":
The Washington Post today contains an article
that begins, "In Texas, calling someone a 'spokesman' comes close to fighting words. Take the case of the Honorable Nathan L. Hecht, a justice of the Supreme Court of Texas and a well-known conservative jurist. A longtime friend of White House counsel Harriet Miers, Hecht gave more than 120 media interviews during her failed Supreme Court nomination."
"Senate Emphasis on Ideology Has Some in G.O.P. Anxious":
The New York Times contains this article
The Washington Times reports today that "Marriage measure doomed in Senate."
The Chicago Tribune contains an article headlined "Gay leader: Marriage issue a fake; Says GOP trying to obscure nation's deeper problems."
The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that "Pa. moves to ban same-sex marriage; The state House approved, by 136-61, a constitutional amendment that would shore up an existing law."
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that "Pa. House passes gay marriage ban."
The Harrisburg Patriot-News contains articles headlined "Could marriage debate do harm to Santorum?" and "House votes to bolster marriage law."
In The Washington Post, Dana Milbank's Washington Sketch column is headlined "For Foes of Same-Sex Marriage, It's the Thought That Counts."
In The Boston Globe, columnist Jeff Jacoby has an op-ed entitled "A civil debate on gay marriage."
And in The Los Angeles Times, David Link has an op-ed entitled "He dares not speak its name; In avoiding the word 'gay,' the president defines same-sex marrige as only a hetero issue."
"Senate to consider letting Hawaiians pursue sovereignty": This article
appears today in The Washington Times.
And The New York Times today contains an editorial entitled "A Chance for Justice in Hawaii."
"When public employees speak":
The Chicago Tribune contains this editorial
"'Honest services' law vexes defense lawyers in fraud cases": This article
appears today in The Chicago Tribune.
"Separation hypocrisy: Congress isn't so excited about separation of powers when it comes to the judiciary."
The Los Angeles Times contains this editorial
"One Step Closer to Eviction; The City Council of New London, Conn., votes to oust the two plaintiffs holding out in their homes in a landmark eminent domain case": This article
appears today in The Los Angeles Times.
In news from Louisiana:
The New York Times reports today that "Louisiana Governor Plans to Sign Anti-Abortion Law
And The Advocate of Baton Rouge reports today that "Panel edits Ten Commandments; Committee rewords religious phrases."
"Justice Kennedy's Culture War: How gay marriage became a federal case, alas." This editorial
(free access) appears today in The Wall Street Journal.
In news from Alabama:
The Montgomery Advertiser today contains articles headlined "Riley slams door on Moore; Baxley defeats Siegelman
" and "Nabers defeats Parker in chief justice battle
The Birmingham News reports today that "GOP picks Riley; Democrats, Baxley" and "Nabers leads victorious incumbents."
The Mobile Press-Register reports that "Riley and Baxley will square off in Alabama governor race" and "Supreme Court incumbents fend off challenges."
And The New York Times reports that "Alabama Governor Defeats Former Justice in Primary."
"Why the Supreme Court Got It Wrong When It Rejected a Government Whistleblower's First Amendment Claim":
Jesselyn Radack has this essay
online today at FindLaw.