Saturday, June 24, 2006
"'I didn't do it. But I know who did'; New evidence suggests a 1989 execution in Texas was a case of mistaken identity": This article -- the first in a three-part series -- appears online today at the web site of The Chicago Tribune. Additional background on the series can be accessed here.
Posted at 07:50 PM by Howard Bashman
"Former Intelligence Officer Gets Life in Ex-Wife's Death": The Washington Post today contains an article that begins, "As he was about to be sentenced to life in prison yesterday in the kidnapping and slaying of his ex-wife, Jay E. Lentz turned and faced the prosecutors who had pursued the case for more than five years -- through Lentz's conviction, the reversal of that conviction, a second trial and a bitter dispute about tainted evidence."
And The Associated Press reports that "Lentz gets life term in death of ex-wife; Ex-naval officer's sentence was mandatory, comes after five years of legal wrangling."
"In 'Mafia Cops' Case, the Prosecution Comes to the Defense of the Defense": The New York Times today contains this article.
In earlier coverage, yesterday the newspaper contained an article headlined "The Defense Rests, Loses the Case, and Is Called to the Stand."
And The Los Angeles Times reports today that "'Mafia Cops' Claim Lawyers Botched Case; Two officers convicted of moonlighting as mob hit men criticize their defense, seek a mistrial."
"Forklift Driver's Stand Leads to Broad Rule Protecting Workers Who Fear Retaliation": This article appears today in The New York Times. I collected earlier coverage of Thursday's ruling of the U.S. Supreme Court at this link.
Posted at 07:22 PM by Howard Bashman
"U.S. plays terror card in hearing on AT&T wiretap lawsuit; Government wants case tossed to avoid telling 'state secret'": Bob Egelko has this article today in The San Francisco Chronicle.
The New York Times reports today that "U.S. Pushes for Dismissal of Lawsuit Against AT&T."
The Los Angeles Times reports that "AT&T Case Weighs Secrecy; Federal lawyers argue for lawsuit's dismissal, saying disclosures during a trial could harm national security."
The San Jose Mercury News reports that "AT&T rebuts spying lawsuit; It says it obeyed authorized order."
David Kravets of The Associated Press reports that "Gov't Asks Judge to Dismiss Spying Suit."
And in related coverage, yesterday's broadcast of NPR's "Day to Day" contained an audio segment entitled "EFF Expands Influence on Digital-Rights Frontier" (RealPlayer required).
"High Court Saves Some Best Cases for Last": Gina Holland of The Associated Press provides this report.
Posted at 07:05 PM by Howard Bashman
"Sullivan Secretly Fights Order; Justice Tries To Quash Subpoena": Today in The Hartford Courant, Lynne Tuohy has an article that begins, "Former Chief Justice William J. Sullivan, already embroiled in controversy for secretly withholding release of a controversial ruling, Friday sought to secretly quash the subpoena served on him by the leaders of the legislature's judiciary committee."
Posted at 10:48 AM by Howard Bashman
"'Agreement In Principle' Reached; Fort Trumbull Saga is Expected To Come To An End Next Week": The Day of New London, Connecticut today contains an article that begins, "The last two plaintiffs in the years-long eminent domain case have reached a 'tentative agreement' with the city, but no one was saying Friday whether that means they will stay in the Fort Trumbull neighborhood, or leave. Susette Kelo and the family of Pasquale Cristofaro are expected to reveal the final details next Friday, after they sign the agreement, said Scott Bullock, senior attorney with the Institute for Justice."
Posted at 10:45 AM by Howard Bashman
"Mack turns himself in, booked into Washoe jail": The Reno Gazette-Journal today contains an article that begins, "Ending an 11-day international manhunt, Darren Mack turned himself in to authorities and arrived in Reno late Friday to face charges in the stabbing death of his estranged wife and the shooting of the family court judge deciding their divorce."
That newspaper today also contains articles headlined "Treaty would have protected Mack from death penalty, international law experts say"; "Judge, bereaved family relieved at Mack's capture"; "Some residents say arrest helps restore community's safety"; and "Search of townhouse yields dozens of items."
Yesterday, meanwhile, the newspaper contained articles headlined "Some courthouse security vulnerabilities have gone unfixed" and "Fugitive Mack seen at Mexico resort."
The New York Times reports today that "Man Sought in Reno Attacks Is Found in Mexico."
And The Washington Post reports that "Suspect in Nevada Shootings Held; Ex-Wife Slain; Judge Handling Their Divorce Was Wounded."
"Court Says S.E.C. Lacks Authority on Hedge Funds": The New York Times contains this article today.
The Washington Post reports today that "Hedge Fund Rule Tossed; Appeals Court Says SEC Went Too Far In Oversight Effort."
The Chicago Tribune reports that "Hedge funds win in court; Appeals panel strikes down SEC rule try."
And The Boston Globe reports that "Court rejects hedge-fund disclosure rule; SEC had sought more oversight of investments."
"'Wal-Mart Bill' Assailed Before Judge": This article appears today in The Washington Post.
And The Baltimore Sun reports today that "State asks dismissal of suit over Wal-Mart; Challenge says states can't require benefits."
"Civil Rights Attorney Yagman Indicted by Federal Grand Jury; Lawyer says the tax evasion and money laundering charges are retaliation by federal agencies; Prosecutors deny it": The Los Angeles Times contains this article today.
And The Press-Enterprise of Riverside, California reports today that "Civil-rights lawyer indicted; Stephen Yagman's attorney calls the case retaliation; U.S. prosecutors deny it."
"Schools' Efforts on Race Await Justices' Ruling": This article appears today in The New York Times.
Posted at 10:12 AM by Howard Bashman
"Chertoff Says Homeland Security No '24'": This article from The Associated Press reports on an event hosted yesterday by The Heritage Foundation.
The Washington Post today contains an article headlined "Calling On Hollywood's Terrorism 'Experts': Homeland Security Chief Compares Reality and '24.'"
"Court Bars Info Request on NSA Wiretapping": The AP provides this report. My earlier coverage is here.
Posted at 08:33 AM by Howard Bashman
"Marshall dies before estate fight ends; Spent more than a decade fighting to keep ex-stripper Smith from share of his dad's wealth": This article appears today in The Houston Chronicle.