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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

"The Guantanamo Mess: The ancient right of habeas corpus is being rewritten." Senior D.C. Circuit Judge A. Raymond Randolph has this essay at National Review Online.
Posted at 08:17 PM by Howard Bashman

"How Rich Are The Supreme Court Justices?" Brendan Coffey has this blog post at
Posted at 07:36 PM by Howard Bashman

"Abrahamson suggests open deliberation for state Supreme Court": Today's edition of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel contains an article that begins, "Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson started the Supreme Court's term Tuesday by laying out a one-of-a-kind plan to make public the deliberations of the state's highest court."
Posted at 07:35 PM by Howard Bashman

Kenny Loggins on appeal: Sadly, this iteration is serving a sentence of life without parole for a murder committed at the age of 17.

In early news coverage, The Associated Press reports that "Appeals court allows life sentences for juveniles."

Circuit Judge Ed Carnes wrote today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit on behalf of a unanimous three-judge panel.
Posted at 05:40 PM by Howard Bashman

"Court ruling undermines privacy exemption to FOIA": Josh Gerstein has this post at his "Under the Radar" blog at
Posted at 05:32 PM by Howard Bashman

"Copyright Troll Righthaven Goes on Life Support": David Kravets has this post at's "Threat Level" blog.
Posted at 04:42 PM by Howard Bashman

"Pharma Case Leads Historic High Court Arguments Session": This front page article appeared in yesterday's issue of Pennsylvania Law Weekly.

Next Tuesday, I will be arguing the case referenced in the article's headline on plaintiff's behalf in the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. In this post from July 11, 2011, I provided online access to Wyeth's Brief for Appellant and my client's Brief for Appellee/Cross-Appellant, along with the amicus brief filed on my client's behalf.

More recently, on August 18, 2011, Wyeth filed its Reply Brief for Appellant/Brief for Cross-Appellee. And yesterday, I filed my client's Reply Brief for Cross-Appellant.
Posted at 04:32 PM by Howard Bashman

"Make That Ricci AND DeStefano": The New Haven Independent has this report.
Posted at 03:24 PM by Howard Bashman

"Video from 2011 Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference Now Available Online": The Public Information Office of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit posted this news release online yesterday.

You can access the various available video segments by clicking here.
Posted at 03:12 PM by Howard Bashman

"Gay marriage foes may win right to defend Prop. 8 in court; Several California Supreme Court justices appear skeptical that only elected officials could defend measures passed by voters; This could give opponents of same-sex marriage a chance to test the case before the U.S. Supreme Court": Maura Dolan has this article today in The Los Angeles Times.

Howard Mintz of The San Jose Mercury News reports today that "Supreme Court appears ready to give Prop 8 sponsors right to defend gay marriage ban."

The New York Times reports that "Court Weighs Who Defends Proposition 8."

And The Christian Science Monitor has an article headlined "Same-sex marriage: Can Prop. 8 sponsor appeal ruling ban is unconstitutional? In a hearing Tuesday, California Supreme Court justices grilled attorneys for both sides in the Prop. 8 case; Their ruling on legal 'standing' may affect more than the ban on same-sex marriage."
Posted at 07:55 AM by Howard Bashman

"SEC won't appeal decision on shareholders": The Washington Post contains this article today.
Posted at 07:48 AM by Howard Bashman

"Missouri high court to hear arguments today on adult entertainment law": This article appears today in The Kansas City Star.
Posted at 07:44 AM by Howard Bashman

"Longtime Liberal Advocate to Lead Generic Drug Group": Today's edition of The New York Times contains an article that begins, "Ralph G. Neas, a longtime advocate for liberal causes and the face of some of the biggest Supreme Court nomination fights in recent decades, has been named the new chief executive of the Generic Pharmaceutical Association, a Washington-based industry group representing generic drug makers and suppliers."
Posted at 07:42 AM by Howard Bashman

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