Saturday, August 30, 2008
"Republicans in California Assembly fail to block plan to upgrade courthouses; GOP lawmakers criticize state Chief Justice Ronald George for his rulings on gay marriage and parole for murderers": This article appears today in The Los Angeles Times.
Posted at 06:02 PM by Howard Bashman
"UCLA accused of illegal admissions practices; A professor resigns as an admissions committee member, saying the university is factoring race into acceptance decisions, a violation of state law": The Los Angeles Times contains this article today.
Posted at 05:58 PM by Howard Bashman
"November Ballots Include Abortion Issues; South Dakota's Initiative Would Ban the Procedure, Except in Certain Cases": This article appears today in The Washington Post.
Posted at 05:18 PM by Howard Bashman
"Affirmative-action foes give up on 2008 ballot": Today in The Arizona Daily Star, Howard Fischer has an article that begins, "Backers of a plan to constitutionally ban government affirmative action programs in the state gave up Friday in their legal efforts to get on the ballot."
"Figure in Clinton Impeachment Is Named to Florida Supreme Court": This article appeared yesterday in The New York Times.
The Ledger of Lakeland, Florida reported yesterday that "Lakeland's Canady Rises To High Court; Judge is one of Florida's most conservative voices."
The Miami Herald reported yesterday that "Canady chosen for high court; Gov. Charlie Crist selected ex-congressman Charles Canady for Florida's Supreme Court, the first of four appointments Crist will make to the court in the coming months."
The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported yesterday that "Gov. Charlie Crist picks his first Supreme Court justice."
The Palm Beach Post reported yesterday that "Lakeland judge fills Supreme Court seat."
"Buckley Satire Throws the Book at the High Court; Christopher Buckley's new book presents an unlikely justice": law.com's Tony Mauro has this report.
"Family of Bonds's Trainer Feeling More Pressure": The New York Times today contains an article that begins, "Federal authorities are considering criminal charges against both the wife and the mother-in-law of Greg Anderson, Barry Bonds's former personal trainer, in an effort to pressure Anderson to testify against Bonds, according to a lawyer for Anderson's wife and other people with knowledge of the case."
In commentary available online from FindLaw: Vikram David Amar has an essay entitled "An Important Upcoming Supreme Court Case Raises Questions About Both the Fourth Amendment and the Weight of Precedent."
And Edward Lazarus has an essay entitled "A New York Times Study of the Effect of Partisan Selection of Immigration Judges Illustrates Why Vetting Works, and Why Ideology Matters."
"Despite legal troubles, Kent has no plans to leave bench; Federal judge will hear cases while he's facing sex abuse charges": This article appears today in The Houston Chronicle.
"Veep Nominee Palin and the Exxon Valdez Case": Tony Mauro has this post at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times."
Posted at 09:37 AM by Howard Bashman
"Bush Seeks to Affirm a Continuing War on Terror": Eric Lichtblau has this article today in The New York Times.
Posted at 09:33 AM by Howard Bashman