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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

"Uncommon Detail Marks Rulings by Sotomayor; She Almost Oversteps Her Role, Experts Say": Jerry Markon will have this article Thursday in The Washington Post.

In Thursday's edition of The Wall Street Journal, Naftali Bendavid and Jess Bravin will have an article headlined "GOP Lowers Its Goals For Sotomayor Hearing."

And at "The Caucus" blog of The New York Times, Charlie Savage has a post titled "From Sotomayor Rulings, a Wealth of Data."
Posted at 11:12 PM by Howard Bashman

"Pharmacists can't refuse Plan B pill, appeals court says; A pharmacy owner and workers had sued Washington state to block a requirement that they stock and sell the 'morning after' contraceptive": Carol J. Williams will have this article Thursday in The Los Angeles Times.

My earlier coverage of today's Ninth Circuit ruling appears at this link.
Posted at 11:05 PM by Howard Bashman

"$567 Million Attorney Fee Award in Fen-Phen Litigation Challenged": Shannon P. Duffy will have this article Thursday in The Legal Intelligencer.
Posted at 10:58 PM by Howard Bashman

"In Senate, Debate on Detainee Legal Rights": This article appears today in The New York Times.

And The Washington Post reports today that "Indefinite Detentions Are Backed."
Posted at 10:55 PM by Howard Bashman

"A court ritual worth watching: Sure, Sotomayor's confirmation hearing will have its share of senatorial grandstanding and the requisite bloviating; But don't let this keep you away." Tony Mauro has this op-ed today in USA Today.

And online at The Christian Science Monitor, law professor Paul Litton has an op-ed entitled "Sotomayor would have to make value judgments: 'Follow the law!' does not answer questions on gay marriage, abortion, and life imprisonment for juveniles."
Posted at 09:45 PM by Howard Bashman

Available online from National Public Radio: Yesterday's broadcast of "All Things Considered" contained an audio segment entitled "Sotomayor Seen As Moderate On Criminal Justice" featuring law professors Doug Berman and Jonathan Adler.

Monday's broadcast of "Talk of the Nation" contained an audio segment entitled "What Have We Learned About Sotomayor?" featuring David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times.

And today's broadcast of "Morning Edition" contained an audio segment entitled "Former FBI Director Freeh To Endorse Sotomayor" featuring Nina Totenberg.

RealPlayer is required to launch these audio segments.
Posted at 09:34 PM by Howard Bashman

First Circuit rejects constitutional challenge to Massachusetts law creating a protest-free buffer zone around the entrances, exits, and driveways of abortion clinics throughout that State: You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit at this link.
Posted at 08:50 PM by Howard Bashman

"The Place of Women on the Court": Emily Bazelon will have this article in Sunday's issue of The New York Times Magazine.
Posted at 05:28 PM by Howard Bashman

"Judges strike broad ban on Washington's Plan B rules": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "Federal appeals judges say a lower court was wrong when it blocked Washington state's rules mandating the sale of 'morning-after' birth control pills."

You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit at this link.
Posted at 05:24 PM by Howard Bashman

It's a gardening implement, not slang for "prostitute": The Associated Press has a report headlined "It's not slang! Nev. court permits 'HOE' license" that begins, "A Las Vegas man can take a jolly ride around town now that he's won a courtroom battle with the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles to keep his personalized 'HOE' license plate."

The Supreme Court of Nevada apparently has not yet posted this ruling online at its web site.

Update: A reader emails:

I write to inform you that the Supreme Court of Nevada opinion referenced in your 5:10 post is available at the Nevada ACLU's website at this link.

The link is appended to a blog post, which appears here.

I should also say that I'm disappointed that the Nevada court did not cite as persuasive authority the dictum in Judge Terence Evans's opinion in USA v. Murphy, 406 F.3d 857 (7th Cir. 2005), which you highlighted about 4 years ago and which would seem to be directly on point

I thank this reader for sending along a link to today's Nevada Supreme Court ruling.
Posted at 05:10 PM by Howard Bashman

"Court to weigh school's ban on campaign shirt": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "A student who was prohibited from wearing a T-shirt supporting John Edwards' presidential campaign at school asked a federal appeals court Wednesday to bar a Texas school district from enforcing its dress code."

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit makes oral arguments available online via this web page.
Posted at 03:48 PM by Howard Bashman

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