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Monday, September 22, 2008

"Vote 'no' on Amendment 48": The Denver Post today contains an editorial that begins, "Colorado voters should reject a proposed amendment to the state constitution that would define a fertilized human egg as a human being. Such a change would usher in a host of legal problems, contradict U.S. Supreme Court decisions on the meaning of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, and undoubtedly be rejected by the courts."
Posted at 08:05 PM by Howard Bashman


"Law firm follows founder's path; William Lamb pursued his vision in Chester County, success on own scale": This article appeared yesterday in The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Posted at 04:24 PM by Howard Bashman


"Nichols trial loses juror on Day 1; Opening statements come 3 1/2 years after courthouse shootings": The Atlanta Journal-Constitution provides this news update.

And The Associated Press reports that "Ga. courthouse shooting trial opens, security high."
Posted at 04:12 PM by Howard Bashman



"Court: US govt can't block detainee photos release." The Associated Press provides a report that begins, "An appeals court says the federal government must release 20 photographs of U.S. soldiers and detainees in Iraq and Afghanistan that were demanded by a civil rights group seeking to expose abuse. The federal appeals court in New York on Monday rejected the government's claim that releasing the photos would endanger the lives or physical safety of U.S. troops and civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan."

You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit at this link.
Posted at 12:00 PM by Howard Bashman



"History on the side of accused judge; Only 7 have been removed from office": Richard Rainey had this article yesterday in The Times-Picayune of New Orleans.

Also in yesterday's newspaper, Drew Broach had an essay entitled "A rank odor in the judge's chambers."
Posted at 08:22 AM by Howard Bashman



"Nichols case has system in bind; Twists, turns and lawsuits cause expenses to mount and give fuel to political fights over funding for indigent defendants": Today's edition of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution contains an article that begins, "The destruction caused by the Brian Nichols case has gone beyond the four people he killed and beyond the five he carjacked. It's also gone beyond the people he assaulted in the hours between his unprecedented escape from the Fulton County Courthouse on a windy Friday morning and his surrender 26 hours later at a Duluth apartment complex. Those 26 hours three-and-a-half years ago may have been the death-knell of Georgia's then-newly created system to eliminate inequities in a hodgepodge of indigent defense systems."
Posted at 08:15 AM by Howard Bashman


"Dodd, Democrats Question Lack of Court Access in Rescue Plan": Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News provides this report.
Posted at 08:11 AM by Howard Bashman


"State suit puts Abbott system in the balance": The Newark (N.J.) Star-Ledger today contains an article that begins, "The names atop New Jersey Supreme Court Docket No. 42170 have become synonymous with the controversial debate over the funding of public education that has raged in New Jersey for 30 years."
Posted at 08:10 AM by Howard Bashman


"Fair trial at issue in Nacchio appeal; 9-judge panel to hear arguments over key witness": Saturday's issue of The Rocky Mountain News contained this article.

And The Wall Street Journal reports today that "Nacchio Conviction Gets Second Review" (access full text via Google News).
Posted at 08:05 AM by Howard Bashman



"Ginsburg Speaks on Women in Law; Justice fields questions on fifty-fifth anniversary of female enrollment at HLS": This article appears today in The Harvard Crimson. You can learn more about the event by clicking here.
Posted at 07:54 AM by Howard Bashman


"Victorious Senate Democrats Could Target Eminent Domain": Today's edition of The New York Sun contains an article that begins, "A Democratic takeover of the Senate in November could result in changes to the state's eminent domain law, possibly complicating several of the city's largest development projects."
Posted at 07:45 AM by Howard Bashman


"Senate Hearing on Judge Nominees Collapses in Disarray Over DOJ 'Torture' Memos": Pamela A. MacLean of The National Law Journal provides this report.
Posted at 07:44 AM by Howard Bashman


"Rich Bitch: Should pets be allowed to inherit millions?" Jeffrey Toobin has this "Annals of Law" essay in the September 29, 2008 issue of The New Yorker.
Posted at 07:40 AM by Howard Bashman






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