Tuesday, August 13, 2013
"NM ruling: Non-English speakers can be jurors." The Associated Press has a report that begins, "The New Mexico Supreme Court is cautioning trial courts and lawyers in the heavily Hispanic state that citizens who don't speak English have the right to serve on juries -- a right enshrined in the state constitution even if people are non-English speakers."
"Florida will ask Supreme Court to limit Georgia's water use": The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has this news update.
The Orlando Sentinel has a news update headlined "Another Fla.-Ga. water war looming."
The Tampa Bay Times has a news update headlined "Governor sues Georgia over water as Rubio and Nelson blame Army for lost oyster industry."
The Tampa Tribune reports that "Gov. Scott to sue Georgia over water consumption."
The Times of Gainesville, Georgia has a news update headlined "Fla. governor says state will sue Georgia over water."
AL.com reports that "Florida to file suit over Georgia's water use in Supreme Court."
Reuters reports that "Florida to sue Georgia over lost oyster beds in water rights battle."
Bloomberg News reports that "Florida to Sue Georgia in U.S. Supreme Court Over Water."
"Judge with Western Pa. ties to lead Pa. Superior Court": The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review has this news update.
And The Associated Press reports that "Bender named state Superior Court president judge, takes over for Stevens, newest Pa. justice."
For those who believe every high court should have its own Justice Kennedy: The News-Herald of Willoughby, Ohio reports that "Ohio Supreme Court Justice Sharon Kennedy reflects on her first eight months on the bench."
Posted at 10:12 PM by Howard Bashman
"Ex-Michigan Supreme Court Justice Diane Hathaway starts prison sentence": The Detroit News has this update.
Posted at 10:08 PM by Howard Bashman
"On a splintered Court, who rules?" Lyle Denniston of "SCOTUSblog" has this post.
"Brfxxccxxmnpcccclllmmnprxvclmnckssqlbb11116" (pronounced "Albin"): Online at Slate, Dahlia Lithwick has an essay headlined "Can You Name Your Baby Messiah? One judge in Tennessee says no; Should judges be allowed to change awful names like Tiny Hooker or Adolf Hitler?"
Posted at 10:04 PM by Howard Bashman
"The Lies Aren't What Makes Obama's NSA Stance So Awful": Law professor Jeffrey Rosen has this essay online at The New Republic.
Posted at 01:27 PM by Howard Bashman
"Akin Gump Names New Co-Leader for its Supreme Court Practice": Tony Mauro has this post today at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times."
Posted at 01:23 PM by Howard Bashman
Counting to five under Marks v. United States, 430 U.S. 188 (1977) -- now featuring Venn diagrams: Three judges issued separate opinions concurring in the D.C. Circuit's denial of rehearing en banc in a criminal case today, and those separate opinions make for some very interesting reading.
"U.S. court demands decision on Nevada nuclear waste project": Lawrence Hurley and David Ingram of Reuters have this report.
And The Associated Press has a report headlined "Appeals court: Obama violating law on nuke site."
Update: In other coverage, The Las Vegas Review-Journal has a news update headlined "Federal court orders NRC to restart licensing process for Yucca Mountain."
Bloomberg News reports that "Yucca Mountain Nuclear Storage Bid Must Be Processed."
"Behind the bench: Q&A with Missouri Supreme Court Justice Mary Rhodes Russell." The Missouri Times has posted this interview online today.
Posted at 09:58 AM by Howard Bashman
"Racial Justice Act case heads to NC Supreme Court": The Charlotte Observer has this report.
Posted at 09:56 AM by Howard Bashman
"Ex-justice Hathaway to begin prison term": Michigan Radio has a report that begins, "Former Supreme Court Justice Diane Hathaway is expected to report to federal prison Tuesday."
"Supreme Court Coverage in the Digital Age": C-SPAN has posted online at this link the video of a stellar panel that was part of the program last Thursday at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Conference in Washington, DC.
Panelists included Adam Liptak of The New York Times, Robert Barnes of The Washington Post, Pete Williams of NBC News, and Tony Mauro of National Law Journal. At one point in the discussion, "How Appealing" is mentioned.
"Oklahoma's Challenge to Obama Health-Care Law to Proceed": Bloomberg News has this report.
Posted at 08:42 AM by Howard Bashman
"Charleston County Sheriff's Office: Working to extradite Dusten Brown, searching for Veronica." This article appears today in The Post and Gazette of Charleston, South Carolina.
The Tulsa World reports today that "Biological father in Baby Veronica case turns himself in."