Thursday, July 13, 2017
"Silver May Start 'Parade of Horribles' Out of McDonnell Case, Critics Say": Alan Feuer of The New York Times has this report.
Posted at 11:23 PM by Howard Bashman
"Timber giant loses in court again over $100 million Moonlight Fire settlement": Sam Stanton of The Sacramento Bee has an article that begins, "A federal appeals court on Thursday rejected efforts by Sierra Pacific Industries to back out of a $100 million settlement over the massive Moonlight Fire that it claims was based on fraud and deception by government prosecutors in Sacramento."
And in earlier coverage of the case at "Above the Law," David Lat had a post titled "A Federal Judge And His Twitter Account: A Cautionary Tale; Do you think this judge crossed the line in his use of social media?"
"Md. redistricting case could stall while Supreme Court hears Wisconsin case": Josh Hicks of The Washington Post has this report.
Posted at 08:33 PM by Howard Bashman
"Four of Trump's judicial nominees clear Senate committee": Alex Swoyer of The Washington Times has this report.
"Former Pitt neuroresearcher Robert Ferrante appeals conviction for killing wife": Paula Reed Ward of The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has this report.
Posted at 08:15 PM by Howard Bashman
"Sheldon Silver's 2015 Corruption Conviction Is Overturned": Benjamin Weiser of The New York Times has this report.
Matthew Hamilton of The Times Union of Albany, New York reports that "Appeals court overturns conviction of Sheldon Silver; Judges cite McDonnell decision in ruling in former Assembly speaker's case."
Kaja Whitehouse and Lia Eustachewich of The New York Post report that "Sheldon Silver's corruption conviction is overturned" and "Prosecutors vow to retry Silver on corruption charges."
Victoria Bekiempis, Glenn Blain, and Larry McShane of The New York Daily News report that "Ex-Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's 2015 corruption conviction overturned."
Jonathan Stempel and Joseph Ax of Reuters report that "Ex-New York Assembly Speaker Silver has conviction voided, faces retrial."
David Klepper and Larry Neumeister of The Associated Press report that "Conviction of ex-NY Assembly speaker tossed; retrial sought."
And Bill Mahoney of Politico.com reports that "Appeals court overturns Sheldon Silver conviction."
"Yes, Trump Can Accept Gifts": Josh Blackman and Seth Barrett Tillman have this essay online at The New York Times.
Posted at 12:00 PM by Howard Bashman
"Benched: Abortion, Terrorists, Drones, Crooks, Supreme Court, Kennedy, Nixon, Demi Moore, and Other Tales from the Life of a Federal Judge." Senior Second Circuit Judge Jon O. Newman has written a new book, and you can learn more about it here and here.
Posted at 11:54 AM by Howard Bashman
"Why the U.S. could see more executions this year": Mark Berman of The Washington Post has this report.
Posted at 11:48 AM by Howard Bashman
"Uncertainty swirls around Trump nominations; White House delay in floating names for Oregon seat on powerful U.S. Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and top federal prosecutor job has sparked speculation U.S. Rep. Greg Walden's picks are not a sure thing": Nick Budnick of the Portland (Ore.) Tribune has this report.
Posted at 11:44 AM by Howard Bashman
"Two Trump federal appeals court nominees survive judiciary committee votes": Ryan Lovelace of the Washington Examiner has this report.
Posted at 11:40 AM by Howard Bashman
"Developing the Court's Precedent 2016": Adam Feldman has this post at his "Empirical SCOTUS" blog.
Posted at 11:32 AM by Howard Bashman