Friday, June 26, 2009
"Judge Kent resigns amid impeachment proceedings": This article appears today in The Houston Chronicle.
The Galveston County Daily News reports today that "From behind bars Kent resigns from bench."
Saturday's edition of The Washington Times will report that "Impeached judge Samuel B. Kent tenders his resignation; Move could avert Senate trial."
And Bloomberg News reports that "U.S. Judge Kent in Texas Resigns After House Impeachment."
Available online from law.com: Tony Mauro has an article headlined "Can the Voting Rights Act Survive Another Challenge? Lawyers say release from federal supervision may get easier in wake of Supreme Court ruling."
And in other news, "Scalia Discusses Conjunctions, Contractions and Pet Peeves at Texas Bar Event."
"Sotomayor 2d Am. case now at Court": Lyle Denniston has this post at "SCOTUSblog."
Posted at 11:08 PM by Howard Bashman
"Forgo vs. Forego": Eugene Volokh has this post at "The Volokh Conspiracy" today in response to this post of mine from Tuesday.
Posted at 11:05 PM by Howard Bashman
"Chief Justice wrote of limits to Jackson acclaim": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "Presidents named Reagan, Bush and Clinton applauded Michael Jackson in his lifetime. John Roberts, now the nation's chief justice, said there were limits to adulation of a pop star."
And at "The Caucus" blog of The New York Times, Charlie Savage has a post titled "From the White House Files: A Fight Over Michael Jackson."
"Protesters in Pasadena decry past interrogation techniques": Today's edition of The Pasadena Star-News contains an article that begins, "About two dozen activists, some hooded and clad in orange jumpsuits, gathered to protest U.S. interrogation policies Thursday in front of the Ninth District Court of Appeals on Grand Avenue. The protesters singled out Judge Jay Bybee, a former attorney from the Office of Legal Counsel in the Bush Administration. Bybee now serves on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals."
Posted at 12:14 PM by Howard Bashman
"Congressional Research Service on Sotomayor: Hard to Categorize." Tony Mauro has this post at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times."