Tuesday, September 21, 2010
"Impeachment hearings end for federal judge; The fate of District Judge G. Thomas Porteous -- who ran up gambling debts, accepted gifts and filed for bankruptcy under a false name -- will likely be decided in November, a senator says": David G. Savage will have this article Wednesday in The Los Angeles Times.
Posted at 10:30 PM by Howard Bashman
"Prosecutor says Sudanese captive at Guantanamo linked to 9/11 training": Carol Rosenberg of The Miami Herald has this report.
Posted at 10:28 PM by Howard Bashman
"The Federal Courts: Movement Is Seen on Gay Rights Issues." John Schwartz will have this news analysis Wednesday in The New York Times.
Posted at 10:15 PM by Howard Bashman
"Book review: 'Making Our Democracy Work' by Stephen Breyer; In a practical and gentle voice, the Supreme Court justice illuminates the workings of the Supreme Court." Jim Newton will have this book review in Wednesday's edition of The Los Angeles Times.
Posted at 08:47 PM by Howard Bashman
"N.J. law experts debate top judge's authority to assign vacant court seat": The Newark Star-Ledger has a news update that begins, "Law professors debated today whether New Jersey's top judge has the constitutional authority to temporarily assign an appellate jurist to the Supreme Court."
Posted at 08:44 PM by Howard Bashman
"Former Supreme Court justice lobbies for merit selection for judges": The Las Vegas Sun has a news update that begins, "Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor is used to being impartial. But on the subject of how judges are selected, she has a strong opinion: Judges should be appointed."
Posted at 08:42 PM by Howard Bashman
"Senate panel wraps up impeachment hearings": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "A Senate impeachment panel wrapped up hearings Tuesday on corruption charges facing a Louisiana judge who could become just the eighth federal judge to be removed from the bench."
"N.J. appeals court rules Essex, Burlington county jails can strip search every inmate": The Newark Star-Ledger has this news update on a ruling that a divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued today.
Posted at 07:52 PM by Howard Bashman
Also in the October 2010 issue of ABA Journal: The magazine will contain an article by Mark Walsh headlined "A Changing Landscape: In first court with three women, all eyes are on Justice Kagan"; an article by John Gibeaut headlined "Grave Encounters: Al Snyder's son died a Marine, but his funeral has become a First Amendment issue"; an article by Wendy Davis headlined "The Immune Response: The Supreme Court may tell families with autistic children whether they can sue vaccine makers"; and an essay by Mike Sacks of the blog "First One @ One First" entitled "By Dawn's Light: A 3L comes to understand the 'general republic.'"
Posted at 04:22 PM by Howard Bashman
"Family Ties: The private and public lives of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg." Stephanie Francis Ward will have this cover story in the October 2010 issue of ABA Journal magazine.
Posted at 04:10 PM by Howard Bashman
Available online today at ABA Journal's "Law News Now" blog: Podcasts titled "Ginsburg on Her Gender Discrimination Cases and the Country's Changing Views of Equality" and "Justice Ginsburg Chats About Balancing Career & Family When Her Children Were Small."
Posted at 04:07 PM by Howard Bashman
"Court revives SEC's lawsuit vs Mark Cuban": The Associated Press has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued today.
And The Wall Street Journal has a news update headlined "Court Reverses Mark Cuban Insider-Trading Case Ruling."
"Florida child welfare agency won't take gay man's kids; The head of the state child welfare agency said a gay man won't lose his two children even if the courts uphold the state's ban on gay adoptions": News Service of Florida has this report.
Posted at 08:12 AM by Howard Bashman
"2 lawyers: Elect chief justice; The state's top jurist hasn't been elected since 2000; Two attorneys asked federal judges to change that." The Minneapolis Star Tribune contains this article today.
"Judge Leaves Hospital; Hayes Trial To Resume Wednesday; Illnesses Caused A 2 1/2-Day Delay": This article appears today in The Hartford Courant.
And The New Haven Register reports today that "Trial judge in Hayes' case released from hospital: Blue sought medical attention after feeling 'light-headed,' sources say."
"Oregon sex-literature laws ruled unconstitutional; Two measures intended to keep pedophiles from giving explicit work to children are too broad, an appeals court says, adding that one law criminalized fiction 'no more tawdry than a romance novel'": Carol J. Williams has this article today in The Los Angeles Times.
Today's edition of The Oregonian contains an article headlined "Appeals court: Oregon porn law would apply to sex-ed and coming-of-age books."
And The Associated Press reports that "Ore. law on sexually explicit material struck down."