Monday, September 24, 2012
"Florida justice warns of assault on the courts 'through partisan politics'": The Miami Herald has a news update that begins, "As the secretive campaign against the three Florida Supreme Court justices up for merit retention took shape Monday, one of the targeted justices warned that the future of the state's independent judiciary was under threat."
"Appeals court rules against bridge company on private vs. public issue": The Detroit Free Press has this news update reporting on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued today.
Posted at 10:32 PM by Howard Bashman
"Politics, Principle and an Attack on the Courts": This editorial appears today in The New York Times.
Posted at 10:28 PM by Howard Bashman
In the October 2012 issue of ABA Journal magazine: Mark Walsh has an article headlined "Eyes of US Are Upon Texas: Affirmative Action Case Kicks Off the Supreme Court's 2012 Term."
Richard Brust has an article headlined "As DC Circuit Weighs the Future of Guantanamo Inmates, Some Say Judicial Review Can Harm Military."
And Bryan A. Garner has an item headlined "Outtakes from a Treatise -- Garner and Scalia Present a Quiz on Textualism: Part 1 of 2."
"Samsung seeks new trial in legal feud with Apple": Howard Mintz of The San Jose Mercury News has this update.
As the article explains, "Trial judges seldom grant motions for new trials, but Samsung's arguments will also lay the foundation for the company's expected appeal to the Washington, D.C.-based U.S. Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, which reviews patent cases."
"Judge Kravitz To Be Honored With Symposium Series": The Connecticut Law Tribune has this report today.
Posted at 08:20 PM by Howard Bashman
"Wisconsin's Lawyer Asks Court to Reverse Union Law Ruling": Bloomberg News has a report that begins, "A Wisconsin law requiring certain public worker unions to vote annually on whether they wish to remain in existence is constitutional, a lawyer for the state told a federal appellate court."
"'Zeus of the Law' Sworn In to Become D.C. Court of Appeals Judge": At "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times," Don Tartaglione has a post that begins, "At the September 21 investiture ceremony for Roy McLeese III, who was sworn in to the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, friends and former colleagues gave glowing compliments about his qualifications and temperament."
Posted at 03:02 PM by Howard Bashman
"Clean Water Act cases on docket as justices return": Lawrence Hurley of Greenwire has this report.
Posted at 03:00 PM by Howard Bashman
"Appeals court lifts ban on rival to DuPont's Kevlar": Reuters has this report.
"Out of state judges coming to Connecticut to help with federal backlog": This article appears today in The Connecticut Post.
In related news, back in May 2012, The Connecticut Law Tribune published an article headlined "A Display Of Gratitude: Legal community gathers to honor judge with ALS." Additional related commentary can be accessed here and here.
"Philly Regrets Flood of Cases": Ashby Jones of The Wall Street Journal has this article, whose headline is likely to prove controversial.
"Righthaven foe says cases are key to free speech": VegasInc has this report.
Posted at 10:12 AM by Howard Bashman
"Federal panel to hear arguments in Wis. union case": The Associated Press has this preview of a case being argued today at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
Posted at 09:51 AM by Howard Bashman
"Former death penalty supporters now working against it; A lawyer, a county supervisor and a retired San Quentin Prison warden are backing Proposition 34, which would make life without possibility of parole California's toughest punishment": Maura Dolan had this article yesterday in The Los Angeles Times.
Posted at 08:50 AM by Howard Bashman
"Drama, controversy marked the first Supreme Court justices": This post appears today at the "Constitution Daily" blog of the National Constitution Center.
Posted at 07:58 AM by Howard Bashman
"Voter ID battles churn in key battleground states; Impact on election debated; appeals in some states continue, including S.C.": The Charlotte Observer contains this article today.
Posted at 07:55 AM by Howard Bashman
"Liking It or Not, States Prepare for Health Law": This article appears today in The New York Times.
Posted at 07:52 AM by Howard Bashman
"Should We Have a New Constitutional Convention?" In the October 11, 2012 issue of The New York Review of Books, retired Justice John Paul Stevens has this review of law professor Sanford Levinson's book, "Framed: America's Fifty-One Constitutions and the Crisis of Governance."
Posted at 07:42 AM by Howard Bashman
"Prison camps not a campaign issue this time; The once hot-button topic of Guantanamo that President Barack Obama pressed in his first presidential race is a non-issue this time around": Carol Rosenberg of The Miami Herald has this report.
Posted at 07:32 AM by Howard Bashman