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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Programming note: On Wednesday, an appeal that I've worked on is being argued to a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Philadelphia. Additional posts will appear here on Wednesday afternoon.
Posted at 10:57 PM by Howard Bashman

"Internet Gambling Ban Appears Likely to Withstand 3rd Circuit Challenge": Shannon P. Duffy will have this article Wednesday in The Legal Intelligencer.
Posted at 10:55 PM by Howard Bashman

"Senators Settling Into New Roles to Weigh Sotomayor Nomination": Neil A. Lewis will have this article Wednesday in The New York Times.

Wednesday in The Los Angeles Times, James Oliphant and David G. Savage will have an article headlined "American Bar Association gives Sonia Sotomayor its highest rating; Sotomayor, whose Supreme Court confirmation hearing begins next week, is called 'well qualified' to serve as justice."

And has an article headlined "A Dozen Themes Frame Sotomayor Hearing."
Posted at 10:54 PM by Howard Bashman

"Federal appeals court overturns conviction of killer of former Raider Fred Biletnikoff's daughter": Howard Mintz of The San Jose Mercury News has this update.

And Bob Egelko of The San Francisco Chronicle has a news update headlined "New trial in slaying of ex-Raider's daughter."

You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit at this link.
Posted at 07:44 PM by Howard Bashman

"Abbott Wins Ruling Tossing AIDS-Drug Monopoly Claims": Bloomberg News has this report.

And The Associated Press reports that "Appeals court rules for Abbott in AIDS drug case."

You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit at this link.
Posted at 07:38 PM by Howard Bashman

"The Supreme Court on Trial: James MacGregor Burns takes aim at the bench." Online at Slate, Emily Bazelon has this review of the new book by Pulitzer Prize-winning author James MacGregor Burns, "Packing the Court: The Rise of Judicial Power and the Coming Crisis of the Supreme Court."
Posted at 02:10 PM by Howard Bashman

"Justice Kennedy's Not the Only Swing Vote on High Court": Lawrence Hurley has this article today in The Daily Journal of California.
Posted at 02:03 PM by Howard Bashman

The Associated Press is reporting: Now available online are articles headlined "Top Republican hits Sotomayor on firefighters case";

"NRA raises 'very serious concerns' on Sotomayor";

"Officials: Fate of Guantanamo detainees uncertain"; and

"Noriega asks US Supreme Court to block extradition."
Posted at 01:35 PM by Howard Bashman

"Age Discrimination": Today's edition of The New York Times contains an editorial that begins, "Amid the stack of decisions issued by the Supreme Court at the end of its term was a dreadful ruling weakening the legal protection against age discrimination. It falls to Congress to undo the damage."
Posted at 01:33 PM by Howard Bashman

"Lawyers' group: Sotomayor well qualified for court." The Associated Press has a report that begins, "Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor earned a 'well-qualified' rating from the American Bar Association on Tuesday as she prepared for Senate hearings next week."

You can view the ABA's current judicial nominee ratings by clicking here.
Posted at 11:48 AM by Howard Bashman

"Slowing of Sotomayor Increasingly Difficult; GOP Attacks Continue, but Delays Unlikely": Roll Call has this report today.

Online today at CQ Politics, Keith Perine reports that "GOP Looks for Ways to Delay Sotomayor Hearing." And John Edgell has an essay entitled "The 'Sotomayor Primary.'"

The Associated Press has a report headlined "Franken eyes role as 'people's proxy' in hearings" that begins, "Finally joining the Senate, Democrat Al Franken envisions playing the 'people's proxy' during Sonia Sotomayor's Supreme Court hearings. Franken, awaiting 'an awfully emotional' Tuesday when he is sworn in, is joining the Senate Judiciary Committee, which is to begin hearings next week on President Barack Obama's first nominee to the high court."

And online at Reason, Damon W. Root has an essay entitled "'As Naked an Abuse of Government Power as Could be Imagined': How the Sotomayor nomination revived the debate over eminent domain abuse."
Posted at 10:07 AM by Howard Bashman

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