Thursday, August 13, 2009
"Judges' Dissents for Death Row Inmates Are Rising": John Schwartz will have this front page article, in which I am quoted, in Friday's edition of The New York Times.
Posted at 11:48 PM by Howard Bashman
"En Banc First Circuit Reverses Panel, Gives IRS Access to Textron's Work Papers": "TaxProf Blog" has this post about a 3-2 ruling that the en banc U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit issued today.
And Friday's edition of The Wall Street Journal will contain an article headlined "IRS Wins a Victory as Court Allows Access to Textron Tax Papers."
"Tenth Circuit split on gun ban for misdemeanants": At "The Volokh Conspiracy," David Kopel has this post about a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit issued today.
Posted at 11:17 PM by Howard Bashman
"Appeals court upholds ban in Edwards T-shirt case": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld a Texas school district dress code that banned a student's T-shirt supporting John Edwards' presidential campaign."
"Terrorism Trials May Be at New Va. Court; Security May Favor Newport News Over Alexandria": This article appears today in The Washington Post.
And today's edition of The New York Times contains articles headlined "Michigan Prison Is Considered for Detainees" and "A Window Into C.I.A.'s Embrace of Secret Jails."
"The Last Abortion Doctor: For thirty-six years, Warren Hern has been one of the few doctors in America to specialize in late abortions; George Tiller was another; And when Dr. Tiller was murdered that Sunday in church, Warren Hern became the only one left." The September 2009 issue of Esquire magazine will contain this lengthy article.
Posted at 10:25 AM by Howard Bashman
"Many seek ban as prostitution thrives in R.I." This front page article appears today in The Boston Globe.
Posted at 10:22 AM by Howard Bashman
"Courts Face Growing Battle Over Limits on Ex-Convicts": Amir Efrati has this article today in The Wall Street Journal.
Posted at 10:20 AM by Howard Bashman
Hands-free cell phone challenge "has no legs whatever," Seventh Circuit holds: Today, a unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit issued a decision affirming a federal district court's dismissal of a class action "challenging the constitutionality of a Chicago municipal ordinance that prohibits the use of wireless telephones without a 'hands-free' device while driving a motor vehicle."
Posted at 10:15 AM by Howard Bashman
"Eleventh Circuit to review en banc below-guideline sentence in 'utterly gruesome' sex offense case": Law professor Doug Berman has this post at his "Sentencing Law and Policy" blog.
Yesterday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit issued this order granting rehearing en banc in the case. In March 2009, a three-judge Eleventh Circuit panel issued this opinion affirming the sentence.
"Someone who wants to file as amicus curiae in support of a petition for rehearing, or rehearing en banc, must use the same schedule as the petitioner." Seventh Circuit Chief Judge Frank H. Easterbrook yesterday issued this interesting "in chambers" opinion addressing when an amicus brief in support of rehearing must be filed, in order to be timely, under the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure.
Posted at 09:52 AM by Howard Bashman
"Dr Pepper Snapple Group Must Face Suit Over 'All Natural' Label": Bloomberg News has an article that begins, "Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc., the beverage company spun off by Cadbury Plc last year, must face a lawsuit alleging its Snapple iced tea was deceptively promoted as 'all natural,' a federal appeals court ruled."
"Judge dismisses case over Confederate flag": This article appears today in The Knoxville News Sentinel.
And The Associated Press reports that "Tenn. student's Confederate flag suit thrown out."
I have posted Tuesday's ruling of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee online at this link.
Lehigh Valley IronPigs 10, Louisville Bats 9 (10 innings): Yesterday evening, my son and I traveled to Coca-Cola Park in Allentown, Pennsylvania to watch the AAA affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies host the AAA affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds. It was also J.A. Happ bobblehead giveaway night.
We had great seats directly behind home plate, and we ended up sitting next to Bats starting pitcher Ben Jukich, who was charting the pitches with a radar gun and who will be tonight's starting pitcher for the Bats.
IronPigs outfielder Michael Taylor -- who we last saw play last month in the AA Eastern League All-Star Game -- hit for the cycle and went 5-for-5 at the plate. He completed the cycle with a game-tying solo home-run in the bottom of the 9th inning. The 'Pigs won on a walk-off single with one out in the bottom of the 10th inning with runners on first and third and both the infield and outfield playing in.