Thursday, August 9, 2012
"Halligan's nomination for DC Circuit blocked again": Reuters has this report.
Posted at 09:00 PM by Howard Bashman
"Jane Roberts, Chief Justice John Roberts' Spouse, Breaks The Mold Of Supreme Court Wives": Christina Wilkie of The Huffington Post has this report.
Posted at 06:20 PM by Howard Bashman
"Racial Preference in Austin: The University of Texas goes to great lengths to disguise the role of race in admissions." John S. Rosenberg has this essay today at National Review Online.
Posted at 06:14 PM by Howard Bashman
"Wal-Mart beats janitors' appeal on immigration, lockups": Reuters has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued today.
Posted at 06:12 PM by Howard Bashman
"Mass. high court: What judges think is protected by state and federal constitution." John R. Ellement of The Boston Globe has a news update that begins, "The state's highest court said today that judges cannot be forced to disclose to ethics investigators what they were thinking when they made their rulings, a decision that creates a 'judicial deliberative privilege' in Massachusetts for the first time."
"New Study Finds Obama Had Some Success with Circuit Court Nominees": Todd Ruger has this post today at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times."
"Supreme court throws out million-dollar award over Gophers job; Coach candidate not entitled to protection under law, justices say; The ruling vacates the jury award to Jimmy Williams, saying the U owed no duty of care": The Minneapolis Star Tribune contains this article today.
And Minnesota Daily reports that "Supreme Court overturns $1 million award to Williams."
"Judge rejects lawsuit attempting to remove justices from ballot; An attempt by a conservative legal group to get three justices thrown off the ballot, and the court, gets halted when a circuit judge rejects the lawsuit": This article appears today in The Miami Herald.
The Palm Beach Post reports today that "Judge dismisses lawsuit trying to throw 3 Florida Supreme Court justices off ballot."
And The Associated Press reports that "Suit to kick Florida justices off ballot dismissed."
"U.S. will not challenge computer fraud case to high court": Reuters has a report that begins, "The government has decided not to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to review a divided appeals court ruling in a criminal case that drew attention to a 28-year-old computer hacking law that critics argue is being used too broadly."
And c|net News reports that "Justice Dept. won't appeal computer fraud dismissal; Appellate court ruled in April that prosecutors were too broadly interpreting a decades-old anti-hacking law to prosecute a man charged with misappropriating trade secrets."
"Race to replace Justice Chambers remains tight": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "The race to replace retiring Washington Supreme Court Justice Tom Chambers is tightening."
Posted at 08:46 AM by Howard Bashman
"Attorneys seek separate trials for Orie sisters": Today's edition of The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette contains an article that begins, "Attorneys representing suspended state Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin asked today that her trial not be combined with one for her sister, Janine Orie, who is also charged with using the justice's staff, as well as the legislative staff of another sister, to campaign for the high court."
And today's edition of The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that "Accused Supreme Court justice argues to keep her trial separate from sister's."