Tuesday, August 21, 2007
"Spy Court Gets New Home of Its Own": The Associated Press provides a report that begins, "The nation's spy court is moving from its longtime home at the Justice Department to a nearby federal courthouse, a move that some hope will assert the court's independence even as Congress shifts some of its authority to the Bush administration."
Posted at 11:58 PM by Howard Bashman
"George Ryan loses appeal, but remains free": The Chicago Sun-Times provides a news update that begins, "Former Gov. George Ryan’s conviction on corruption charges was upheld today by a federal appeals court, but the once-powerful Republican will not have to immediately report to prison. Instead, the 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals late this afternoon ruled that Ryan can remain free as his attorneys continue to appeal the case. Ryan was to report to prison by Friday morning."
The Chicago Tribune provides a news update headlined "Ryan will remain free during second appeal."
And The Associated Press reports that "Ex-Illinois Governor's Conviction Upheld."
Myrtle Beach Pelicans 10, Wilmington Blue Rocks 8: My son and I were back in Wilmington, Delaware this evening to see the Carolina League game between the home Blue Rocks -- the Class A-advanced affiliate of the Kansas City Royals -- and the visiting Pelicans -- the Class A-advanced affiliate of the Atlanta Braves. Although there was plenty of rain in the region today, the game started on time and, fortunately, little more than a steady mist began to fall late in the game, allowing the full nine innings to be played. Yet the inclement weather, or excessive pine tar, prevented George Brett from attending tonight's game, although he was present in bobblehead form as a give-away. You can access online the box score, the game log, and a game recap.
Posted at 11:44 PM by Howard Bashman
Programming note: I'll be traveling to northeastern Pennsylvania this morning to meet with co-counsel in an appeal that I was recently hired to work on. Additional posts will appear here later today.
Posted at 06:30 AM by Howard Bashman
"Cheney's Office Says It Has Wiretap Documents": The Washington Post today contains an article that begins, "Vice President Cheney's office acknowledged for the first time yesterday that it has dozens of documents related to the administration's warrantless surveillance program, but it signaled that it will resist efforts by congressional Democrats to obtain them."
And The New York Times reports today that "Senator Threatens to Charge White House With Contempt."
"Take Al Qaeda to Court": Kelly Anne Moore has this op-ed today in The New York Times.
Posted at 06:25 AM by Howard Bashman
"Plaintiffs Find Payday Elusive in Vioxx Cases": This article appears today in The New York Times.
Posted at 06:24 AM by Howard Bashman
Available online from law.com: An article reports that "Patent Defendants Score Big at Federal Circuit; Court clarifies guidelines on willful infringement, waivers of attorney-client privilege." My earlier coverage of yesterday's en banc Federal Circuit ruling can be accessed here.
In other news, "Rights Cases Multiply Against Corporations; Growth of global operations, key appellate case lead to upswing." As I previously noted here, there was a significant development yesterday in one of these cases pending on appeal in the Ninth Circuit..
An article reports that "5th Circuit Certifies Major Insurance Questions to Texas High Court." You can access the ruling in question at this link.
An article is headlined "D.C. Circuit: Grand Jury Witnesses Can Review Testimony." You can access the ruling at this link.
And in other news, "Criminal Attorneys Provide Post-Game Analysis of Padilla Case."