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Thursday, July 24, 2014

"A Prolonged Execution in Arizona Leads to a Temporary Halt": Fernanda Santos and John Schwartz will have this article in Friday's edition of The New York Times.
Posted at 11:38 PM by Howard Bashman


"Conservatives Hone Script to Light a Fire Over Abortion": Jeremy W. Peters will have this article in Friday's edition of The New York Times.
Posted at 11:35 PM by Howard Bashman


"As Arizona inmate gasped in execution chamber, legal drama unfolded": Matt Pearce will have this article in Friday's edition of The Los Angeles Times.

ABC News reports that "Family of Victims Shows No Sympathy at Killer's Execution."

Burgess Everett of Politico.com has a report headlined "John McCain: Arizona execution 'torture.'"

And online at The New Republic, Ben Crair has an essay titled "2014 Is Already the Worst Year in the History of Lethal Injection: Another day, another problematic execution."
Posted at 10:20 PM by Howard Bashman



"The Death Clerk, And Other Details Of Last-Minute Execution Appeals": Nina Totenberg had this audio segment on this evening's broadcast of NPR's "All Things Considered."

The program also had an audio segment titled "Botched Ariz. Execution Renews Unease Over Lethal Injections."
Posted at 08:09 PM by Howard Bashman



"Execution offers evidence against lethal injection": The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 08:02 PM by Howard Bashman


"Appeals court reinstates Wisconsin lead paint suit": Bruce Vielmetti of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has a news update that begins, "A boy who suffered lead poisoning can sue a half dozen major manufacturers of paint used on the Milwaukee house where he lived, based on a theory approved in a controversial 2005 Wisconsin Supreme Court decision, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday."

My earlier coverage of today's Seventh Circuit ruling appears at this link.
Posted at 07:54 PM by Howard Bashman



"Slaying of Fla. law professor is a seeming mystery": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "Detectives say Florida State University law school professor Daniel Markel was shot in the head -- but won't say whether he was shot from the front or back."
Posted at 07:34 PM by Howard Bashman


"The Lawyer Who Helped Spark This Week's Affordable Care Act Rulings; Thomas Christina, South Carolina Attorney, Spotted Wording That Triggered Suits": Stephanie Armour will have this article in Friday's edition of The Wall Street Journal.

You can freely access the full text of the article via Google.
Posted at 07:30 PM by Howard Bashman



"Arizona's Botched Execution: The state claims that witnesses are lying about the two-hour debacle." Dahlia Lithwick has this jurisprudence essay online at Slate.
Posted at 04:52 PM by Howard Bashman


"Court throws out Chiquita terror payment claims": The Associated Press has this report on the ruling that a divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit issued today.

Update: In other coverage, Jonathan Stempel of Reuters reports that "Chiquita wins dismissal of U.S. lawsuits over Colombian abuses."

And Bloomberg News reports that "Chiquita Wins Dismissal of U.S. Suits on Colombia Torture."
Posted at 03:57 PM by Howard Bashman



"Was it a contract killing? Police reveal Harvard-educated law professor was murdered with point-blank shot to the head inside locked home as they release photo of suspicious Toyota Prius seen nearby." The Daily Mail (UK) has this report today.
Posted at 03:54 PM by Howard Bashman


"Supreme Court's handling of visa case may be harbinger for EPA rule": Jeremy P. Jacobs of Greenwire has this report.
Posted at 03:26 PM by Howard Bashman


"Key Question on Health-Law Subsidies: Were Plaintiffs Harmed? One Plaintiff Challenged Subsidies Even Though He Could Have Paid as Little as $20 a Year for Coverage." Brent Kendall has this article today in The Wall Street Journal.
Posted at 03:00 PM by Howard Bashman


"How Arizona, Ohio, Oklahoma, executions went awry": The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 02:09 PM by Howard Bashman


"The Wisconsin Supreme Court's decision in Thomas, establishing the risk-contribution theory of liability for lead pigment claims, does not violate the Due Process, Takings, or interstate-commerce Clauses of the Constitution." So holds a unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in a very interesting opinion issued today.
Posted at 01:38 PM by Howard Bashman


"Appeals Court Allows Farmers To Keep Feeding Unnecessary Antibiotics To Animals": The blog "Consumerist" has this post on a ruling that a divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued today.

Update: In early news coverage, Jonathan Stempel of Reuters reports that "U.S. court upholds FDA animal feed policy despite health concern."

And The Associated Press reports that "Ruling on antibiotics in livestock reversed."
Posted at 01:15 PM by Howard Bashman



"NYU Law mourns the death of criminal law scholar Dan Markel": The New York University School of Law issued this news release yesterday.
Posted at 01:02 PM by Howard Bashman


"Grim Details Emerge in FSU Professor's Shooting Death": The ABC News program Good Morning America has this report today.

The written article accompanying the video begins, "A criminal law professor at Florida State University gunned down at his home was shot in the side of the head at relatively close range, ABC News has exclusively learned."
Posted at 11:44 AM by Howard Bashman



"Obamacare Has a Scary Day in Court": Law professor Noah Feldman recently had this essay online at Bloomberg View.
Posted at 10:35 AM by Howard Bashman


"The disturbing lessons of Arizona's un-American execution; Our government seems more intent on executing criminals than on ensuring such executions are humane": Andrew Cohen has this essay online today at The Week.
Posted at 10:12 AM by Howard Bashman






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