How Appealing

Monday, July 25, 2011

"Federal appeals court rules DNA samples after arrests OK": The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review has this news update.

And Warren Richey of The Christian Science Monitor has an article headlined "Federal court: If you're arrested, officials can take a DNA sample; A legal challenge to the federal law that allows authorities to take DNA samples from people who have been arrested or detained -- prior to any conviction -- was rejected by a federal court."

My earlier coverage of today's en banc Third Circuit ruling appears at this link.
Posted at 11:54 PM by Howard Bashman



"Ginsburg offers 'greatest hits' summary of past term": Bill Mears of CNN.com has this report.
Posted at 11:34 PM by Howard Bashman


"A priceless win at the Supreme Court? No, it has a price." Robert Barnes will have this article Tuesday in The Washington Post.

And at "SCOTUSblog," Lyle Denniston has a post titled "A rare request for Supreme Court fees."
Posted at 11:32 PM by Howard Bashman



"Question of Birth Becomes One of President's Power": Adam Liptak will have this new installment of his "Sidebar" column in Tuesday's edition of The New York Times.
Posted at 11:20 PM by Howard Bashman


Congratulations, Jason Kipnis! Kipnis, who was first mentioned here at "How Appealing" in this post from September 3, 2009, earlier tonight had his first major league hit, a game-winning single that caused the Cleveland Indians to defeat the Los Angeles Angeles of Anaheim by a score of 3 to 2.

In coverage of this evening's game, The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a news update headlined "Jason Kipnis' RBI single caps ninth-inning rally as Cleveland Indians top Angels, 3-2." And MLB.com has a report headlined "Indians conjure late magic, walk off to snap skid."
Posted at 11:14 PM by Howard Bashman



"Judge Muir dies at 96": This past Saturday's edition of The Williamsport Sun-Gazette contained an article that begins, "A local judicial icon worked for the people until the almost minute he succumbed. Four days ago, U.S. Middle District Court Senior Judge Malcolm Muir, who died Friday at age 96, was busy in his chambers working on Social Security appeal cases, according to court officials and colleagues."

And this past Saturday's edition of The Harrisburg Patriot-News contained an article headlined "Judge Malcolm Muir, who presided over Budd Dwyer case, dies at 96."
Posted at 05:25 PM by Howard Bashman



"U.S. Appeals Court: OK to check DNA of those arrested." The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has a news update that begins, "A closely divided 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has found that the collection of DNA samples from people arrested -- but not yet convicted -- of crimes is constitutional, in an opinion released today."

You can access today's en banc ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, decided by a vote of 8-6, at this link.
Posted at 03:30 PM by Howard Bashman



"Diversity Comes to Judiciary; Bench Makeup Could Be Hallmark for Obama": Roll Call has this report.
Posted at 10:30 AM by Howard Bashman


"Michigan's overturned ban on affirmative action in college admissions may get 2nd look from court": The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 10:12 AM by Howard Bashman


"Neb. doctor who performs late-in-pregnancy abortions in Md. talks about future of clinic, security concerns": Today's edition of The Washington Post contains a lengthy article that begins, "LeRoy Carhart travels from his home in Nebraska almost every week to perform abortions at a clinic in Germantown, Md. He rarely stays at the same hotel twice. He rolls dice to pick the route he'll take to work, because 'the biggest part of security is not being predictable,' he said."
Posted at 09:40 AM by Howard Bashman






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