Saturday, August 27, 2011
"Court upholds strip club tax": Chuck Lindell has this article today in The Austin American-Statesman.
The New York Times reports today that "Strip Club 'Pole Tax' Is Upheld in Texas."
The Amarillo Globe-News reports that "Strip club fees don't block rights, court rules."
The Houston Chronicle reports that "Lawmaker cheers court OK for strip club 'pole' tax."
The Associated Press reports that "Texas Supreme Court upholds $5 strip club fee."
And Mark Kernes of AVN News reports that "Texas Supremes Uphold Adult Club Entrance Fee; Justices claim the speech restriction is 'de minimis' and justified."
"Prosser admits touching Bradley's neck; she says she suffered no harm": This article appears today in The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Posted at 07:03 PM by Howard Bashman
"State Supreme Court to decide racial data case": Today in The San Francisco Chronicle, Bob Egelko has an article that begins, "The California Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether the State Bar must release racial data from the bar exam to a law professor who believes affirmative action may hurt minorities."
And Metropolitan News-Enterprise reports that "S.C. to Consider Disclosure of State Bar Admission Records."
"Court rejects lawyer suspension secrecy; Justices say the public's need to know reasons for discipline outweighs a need to expedite prosecutions": The Des Moines Register contains this article today.
Posted at 06:57 PM by Howard Bashman
"Srinivasan Leaving O'Melveny to Become Deputy Solicitor General": Matthew Huisman has this post at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times."
Posted at 06:42 PM by Howard Bashman
"Throw open the Prop. 8 video records: It is time for the courts to acknowledge that video records are a natural, lawful and useful evolution in the American judicial tradition of open court proceedings." Lucy A. Dalglish will have this op-ed Monday in The Los Angeles Times.
Posted at 02:50 PM by Howard Bashman
"Judge allows Loughner's forcible medication": This article appears today in The Arizona Republic.
The Arizona Daily Star reports today that "Loughner went downhill fast off meds, hearing told."
"Case of 8,000 Menacing Posts Tests Limits of Twitter Speech": Today's edition of The New York Times contains this front page article.
Posted at 10:30 AM by Howard Bashman
"Judge denies motion to suppress Komisarjevsky statements to police": This article appears today in The New Haven Register.
The Hartford Courant reports today that "Judge Rules That Komisarjevsky Confession May Be Used In Cheshire Home Invasion Case; Judge rules against defense."
And The Associated Press has a report headlined "Judge: Jury can hear Conn. home invasion statement."
"Bonds's Obstruction Conviction in Steroids Probe Upheld by Federal Judge": Bloomberg News has this report.
The Associated Press reports that "Barry Bonds' conviction upheld by judge."
The New York Times reports today that "Conviction of Bonds on Obstruction Charge Is Upheld by Judge."
And at "Trial Insider," Pamela A. MacLean has a post titled "Barry Bonds Conviction Stands." You can access yesterday's ruling of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California at this link.
Thanks to Hurricane Irene, we arrived home a day early: Instead of visiting Wake Forest University yesterday and watching the Winston-Salem Dash play baseball last night, we traveled yesterday from Durham, North Carolina to our home in the Philadelphia suburbs via an inland route that avoided any hurricane-related traffic jams along the coasts.
Among the highlights of the trip -- in addition to visiting six beautiful undergraduate institutions -- were: (1) breakfast at Dahlia Lithwick's house!; (2) experiencing the earthquake centered at nearby Mineral, Virginia from our room on the sixth floor of the Omni Hotel in Charlottesville; (3) visiting Appomattox Court House; (4) taking a tour of Naval Station Norfolk; and (5) traveling over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel.
Our trip took us to see the following schools, listed in the order that we visited them: The College of William & Mary; the University of Richmond; the University of Virginia; the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Duke University; and Davidson College.
Finally, my favorite meal of the trip was the pan roasted NC red grouper that I enjoyed at Nana's of Durham.
Aside from an occasional day-trip to see colleges in New York City and the Baltimore-Washington, DC areas that may occur over the upcoming academic year, our next big college expedition likely will occur next summer on a pre-senior year journey to New England and upstate New York.