Wednesday, August 8, 2007
"Attitudes on gays in military shifting; The Pentagon and Congress have begun to soften their rhetoric on the controversial policy known as 'don't ask, don't tell'": This article will appear Thursday in The Los Angeles Times.
Posted at 10:54 PM by Howard Bashman
Available online from law.com: An article reports that "A Year Later, Police Still Don't Know Who Killed D.C. Lawyer; GC Robert Wone was found stabbed to death in Arent Fox partner's Washington, D.C., home."
In other news, "2nd Circuit Rebukes Arbitration Panel for Limiting Fee Award." My earlier coverage of yesterday's Second Circuit ruling appears at this link.
And an article is headlined "Where Have All the Securities Class Actions Gone? It's the end of an era: Securities class actions are way down, and the practice shows little sign of recovering."
Available online at Reason: Radley Balko has an essay entitled "Getting Beyond Roe: Why returning abortion to the states is a good idea."
And Jacob Sullum has an essay entitled "They Can Hear You Now: Congress protects America from privacy."
"In Gonzo We Trust: They want to fire Alberto Gonzales and give him new eavesdropping powers?" Dahlia Lithwick has this jurisprudence essay online at Slate.
Posted at 03:37 PM by Howard Bashman
"Mo. Executions Could Resume After Ruling": The Associated Press provides this report.
Posted at 03:28 PM by Howard Bashman
"Alito Reflects on His Role on the High Court": law.com's Tony Mauro provides this report.
Posted at 03:20 PM by Howard Bashman
A loss-supervisor at a Target store in Champaign, Illinois, while watching the real-time video feeds from the store's exterior surveillance cameras, sees a man and a woman in a car who appear to be having sex: What happens next gives rise to a federal civil rights lawsuit that produced an appeal which the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit decided today. You can access today's ruling at this link.
Posted at 03:10 PM by Howard Bashman
"5 Hawaiians' lawsuit against OHA back on": The Honolulu Advertiser today contains an article that begins, "A group of five Native Hawaiians who want the Office of Hawaiian Affairs to spend most of its money on people with 50 percent Hawaiian blood or more will get another day in court. A panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco yesterday ordered U.S. District Judge Susan Oki Mollway to hear the case in her Honolulu court after she rejected it last year."
And The Associated Press provides this coverage.
"Pepperdine Univ. Discussion with Justice Alito on Supreme Court Arguments": If you weren't riveted to C-SPAN last night, you probably missed seeing this quite interesting program (RealPlayer required). As noted in this press release, Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr. is currently at Pepperdine University School of Law to teach a class in Advanced Constitutional Law.
Posted at 11:48 AM by Howard Bashman
Isotopes on appeal: I'm not referring to the Albuquerque Isotopes, the AAA Pacific Coast League affiliate of the Florida Marlins.
Rather, today the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit decided a dispute between the United States and Russia over non-radioactive isotopes that allegedly had been stolen from Russia and transported to Canada before being shipped from Canada to a company based in Southgate, Michigan. Today's ruling provides a partial victory for Russia on appeal.
"Supreme Court may consider part-timers' Save Our Homes suit": The Tallahassee Democrat yesterday published an article that begins, "Florida's controversial property-tax cap for residents is finally drawing more than just sharp words from part-timers paying higher taxes for their beachfront homes."
Posted at 09:08 AM by Howard Bashman
"Beloved courthouse jester Sy Gaer dies at 75; Longtime defense attorney Sy Gaer died at 75, leaving Miami's criminal courthouse in mourning": This obituary appears today in The Miami Herald.
Posted at 08:54 AM by Howard Bashman
"Court denies test drugs to dying patients; Terminally ill people do not have the right to get unapproved, potentially lifesaving treatments, an appeals panel rules": David G. Savage has this article today in The Los Angeles Times.
"Swapping votes on Web is ruled as free speech; Appeals court OKs site that connected Nader, Gore backers": Bob Egelko has this article today in The San Francisco Chronicle.
"Backlash Hits Annuities Tied To Stock Market; Wave of Lawsuits Take Aim At Sales Practices, Suitability Of Equity-Indexed Products": An article in today's edition of The Wall Street Journal reports that, "In the biggest such case, the Eighth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis last month upheld the class-action status of a lawsuit that covers more than 400,000 investors who bought equity-indexed annuities from Allianz Life Insurance Co. of North America, a unit of Munich-based Allianz SE and the top seller of this type of annuity in the U.S."
Posted at 08:00 AM by Howard Bashman
"Why The Reporter's Shield Law Pending Before Congress Should Be Approved, But Not Before the Blogger-as-Reporter Issue Is Expressly Addressed": Julie Hilden has this essay online at FindLaw.
Posted at 07:45 AM by Howard Bashman