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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

"Another abortion case developing": Lyle Denniston has this post at "SCOTUSblog."

My earlier coverage of today's en banc Fourth Circuit ruling appears at this link.
Posted at 11:34 PM by Howard Bashman

"3rd Circuit Mulls Pre-emption of Class Action Over Snapple's Nutrition Claims": Shannon P. Duffy of The Legal Intelligencer has this report.
Posted at 11:30 PM by Howard Bashman

"GOP to press Sotomayor on gun rights; Republicans say they will question the Supreme Court nominee on the divisive issue at her confirmation hearings in hopes of weakening her support among moderate Democrats": James Oliphant and David G. Savage will have this article Thursday in The Los Angeles Times.

Thursday's edition of The New York Times will have an article headlined "In '98, Hints From Sotomayor on Death Penalty."

In Thursday's edition of The Wall Street Journal, Nathan Koppel will have an article headlined "Private Clubs That Aren't Private Under the Law: Courts Might Deem Groups Public if They Have Broad Admissions Policies but Discriminate Based on Gender or Race."

The Washington Times reports today that "GOP strikes again at nominee; Senators continue to raise questions about Sotomayor." The newspaper also contains an editorial entitled "Sotomayor's ethical oversight: Who were the 'associates' in her legal consulting business?"

The Hill reports that "Sotomayor, senators engage in small talk" and "Specter to nudge Sotomayor on SCOTUS cameras." reports that "Republicans drop niceties, go on attack on Sotomayor."

At the "Legal Beat" blog of CQ Politics, Keith Perine has a post titled "Confirmation Process 'Miserable,' O'Connor Says." You can view the video of Justice Sandra Day O'Connor's appearance on today's broadcast of the NBC News program "The Today Show" by clicking here.

In commentary, The New York Times contains an op-ed by Ramesh Ponnuru entitled "When Judicial Activism Suits the Right."

And in The Boston Globe, Neal Gabler has an op-ed entitled "Judging from the heart - or the head."
Posted at 11:28 PM by Howard Bashman

"Internet Radio Talk Show Host Hal Turner Arrested for Threatening Three Federal Appeals Court Judges in Chicago Over Recent Decision Upholding Handgun Bans": The United States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Illinois today issued this press release.

Abdon M. Pallasch of The Chicago Sun-Times has a news update headlined "N.J. blogger charged with threats against Chicago judges."

The Jersey Journal has a news update headlined "Hate blogger Hal Turner arrested for alleged threats to judges."

Bloomberg News reports that "FBI Arrests Blogger for Allegedly Threatening Judges."

The Associated Press reports that "Supremacist blogger accused of threatening judges."

And at's "Threat Level" blog, David Kravets has a post titled "Blogger Threatened to Murder Judges, Feds Say."
Posted at 08:30 PM by Howard Bashman

"Daughter of Va. Supreme Court chief justice convicted of shoplifting": The Richmond Times-Dispatch has this news update.
Posted at 07:50 PM by Howard Bashman

"Fed appeals court revives Va. abortion law": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "A sharply divided federal appeals court upheld Virginia's ban on a type of late-term abortion Wednesday, ruling that the statute does not unduly burden a woman's right to terminate a pregnancy by more conventional means."

And at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times," Mike Scarcella has a post titled "In 6-5 Ruling, 4th Circuit Upholds Virginia's Ban on Partial-Birth Abortion."

You can access today's en banc ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit at this link.

I reported on the Fourth Circuit's grant of rehearing en banc in this post, which provides links to my earlier coverage of a divided three-judge panel's ruling in this case.
Posted at 07:32 PM by Howard Bashman

"Appeals court punctures Seattle's attempt to regulate balloon man; The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals put a pin in Seattle's efforts to regulate balloon artist 'Magic Mike' Berger and other street performers at the Seattle Center, reversing an earlier decision to find that the center's rules violate free speech": The Seattle Times has this news update.

My earlier coverage of today's en banc Ninth Circuit ruling appears at this link.
Posted at 07:25 PM by Howard Bashman

"Diaz countersues ex-U.S. attorney; Former state justice alleges charges brought against him were libelous": This article appears today in The Clarion-Ledger of Jackson, Mississippi.
Posted at 06:15 PM by Howard Bashman

Tony Mauro is reporting: At "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times," he has posts titled "Examining Sotomayor's Record in Business Cases" and "Justice O'Connor Happy There Will be Another Woman on High Court."

My earlier post reporting on Justice O'Connor's late night television appearance yesterday can be found at this link.

Via YouTube, you can view Justice O'Connor's entire appearance on last night's broadcast of "Late Show with David Letterman" in two parts: part one and part two.
Posted at 04:30 PM by Howard Bashman

"Congressman calls for quick Senate action on Kent": The Houston Chronicle has a news update that begins, "The House managers of the case against convicted U.S. District Judge Samuel Kent personally walked their impeachment case against him to the Senate this morning and urged members there to quickly convene a trial."

And at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times," David Ingram has a post titled "Senate Appoints Panel to Investigate Impeached Judge."
Posted at 04:25 PM by Howard Bashman

Seattle street performer "Magic Mike" wins magical en banc Ninth Circuit victory: An eleven-judge en banc panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued this 108-page ruling today.

At issue in the case was the extent to which a City may restrict expression in a public forum. I previously had this post reporting on the original divided three-judge panel's ruling against "Magic Mike" and this post reporting on the Ninth Circuit's order granting rehearing en banc.

Update: The Seattle Post-Intelligencer has a report headlined "Court: Seattle Center limits on street performers are unconstitutional."
Posted at 02:15 PM by Howard Bashman

"Senate accepts impeachment articles against judge": The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 12:25 PM by Howard Bashman

"Senate to receive Kent's impeachment articles": This article appears today in The Galveston County Daily News.
Posted at 09:45 AM by Howard Bashman

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