Thursday, July 4, 2013
"The Supreme Court's Libertarian Moment?" Ilya Shapiro has this blog entry online at The Huffington Post.
Posted at 12:04 PM by Howard Bashman
"Obama's new Guantanamo envoy begins work, tours detention center": Hannah Allam of McClatchy Washington Bureau has this report.
Posted at 11:05 AM by Howard Bashman
"F.D.A. Rule Could Open Generic Drug Makers to Suits": Today's edition of The New York Times contains an article that begins, "The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday signaled its intention to permit generic drug makers to make changes to their safety labels, a move that could open the door to lawsuits against generic drug companies for the first time since a Supreme Court decision barred such suits two years ago."
Posted at 11:02 AM by Howard Bashman
"Death-penalty trials create big costs for taxpayers": Michael Kiefer has this article today in The Arizona Republic.
Posted at 11:00 AM by Howard Bashman
"In other words, a person can use a passport as conclusive evidence that she is a U.S. citizen only if she first proves that she is a U.S. citizen." So observes Circuit Judge D. Brooks Smith in his dissent from an interesting ruling that a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued yesterday.
Posted at 10:46 AM by Howard Bashman
"Reversal Didn't Soothe Holdout Juror Qualms": Courthouse News Service has this report on a per curiam order, accompanied by two interesting concurring opinions, that a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued yesterday in a habeas case that returned to the Ninth Circuit on remand from the U.S. Supreme Court.
It is also worth noting that Chief Judge Alex Kozinski chose to have his concurring opinion appear after the concurring opinion of co-panelist Circuit Judge Stephen Reinhardt.
"Maryland's new chief judge lauded as forthright, diplomatic; Hampden woman went from schoolroom to courtroom": This front page article appears today in The Baltimore Sun.
And today's edition of The Washington Post contains an article headlined "Mary Ellen Barbera named first woman to head Maryland's highest court."
"Supreme Court's Ginsburg vows to resist pressure to retire": Joan Biskupic of Reuters has this report.
Posted at 10:25 AM by Howard Bashman