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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Kirk Makin of The Toronto Globe and Mail is reporting: In Friday's newspaper, he will have articles headlined "Slow search for judges likely to leave Supreme Court short handed"; "Docket highlights of the Supreme Court's coming fall session"; and "Front-runners for Supreme Court of Canada posts."
Posted at 11:04 PM by Howard Bashman


"Florida Supreme Court to decide drug law's constitutionality": This article will appear Friday in The St. Petersburg Times.
Posted at 10:50 PM by Howard Bashman


"High Court lets sonogram injunction stay": The Houston Chronicle has a news update that begins, "The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to overrule a federal judge's preliminary injunction preventing the state of Texas from enforcing a strict abortion sonogram law scheduled to take effect on Saturday."
Posted at 10:48 PM by Howard Bashman


"Democrats Call for Inquiry of Clarence Thomas": Roll Call has this report.

And The Hill reports that "Dems want probe of Justice Thomas as health law ruling looms."
Posted at 10:45 PM by Howard Bashman



"Supreme Court confronts case of death row inmate whose lawyers quit his case": Robert Barnes will have this article Friday in The Washington Post.
Posted at 10:44 PM by Howard Bashman


"Transcript: My Interview With Retired Justice John Paul Stevens." George Stephanopoulos of ABC News has this blog post.
Posted at 10:38 PM by Howard Bashman


"Supreme Court term could influence 2012 election": Joan Biskupic will have this article Friday in USA Today.
Posted at 10:36 PM by Howard Bashman


"Man who drove over body loses in Pa. high court": The Associated Press has this report.

In earlier oral argument coverage, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported last October that "Hit-and-run raises moral, legal debates before state Supreme Court."

And The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported last October that "State Supreme Court tackles driver responsibility."

Today's ruling of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania consists of a majority opinion, a concurring opinion, and an opinion concurring in part and dissenting in part.
Posted at 10:30 PM by Howard Bashman



"Challenge to 'don't ask, don't tell' dismissed": Bob Egelko of The San Francisco Chronicle has this news update.

And Dan Levine of Reuters reports that "U.S. court vacates ruling on gays in military."
Posted at 04:37 PM by Howard Bashman



"Jurors in Komisarjevsky trial see autopsy photos of youngest Petit victim": This article appears today in The New Haven Register.

And today's edition of The Hartford Courant contains an article headlined "Komisarjevsky Trial: Medical Examiner Details Girl's Death; Jurors Also See Defendant's Graphic Cellphone Pictures Of 11-Year-Old Michaela Petit."
Posted at 04:30 PM by Howard Bashman



"Appeals court tosses gays in military lawsuit": The Associated Press has this report.

And at his "Under the Radar" blog at Politico.com, Josh Gerstein has a post titled "Appeals court nullifies 'don't ask, don't tell' ruling."

You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit at this link. In a noteworthy concurring opinion, Circuit Judge Diarmuid F. O'Scannlain addresses "the role Lawrence v. Texas may have in substantive due process challenges."
Posted at 01:50 PM by Howard Bashman



"The significance of yesterday": Brad Joondeph has this post at the "aca litigation blog."

And as noted in articles that you can access here, here, here, and here, yesterday was also a rather significant day for Major League Baseball.
Posted at 01:30 PM by Howard Bashman



"Dahlia Lithwick on US Supreme Court Justices": You can access Dahlia Lithwick's FiveBooks Interview, posted online today, by clicking here.
Posted at 01:20 PM by Howard Bashman


"Court re-examines suit against Covington schools": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "A federal appeals court in New Orleans will hear oral arguments in a lawsuit that claims a 9-year-old girl was checked out of a south Mississippi school six times by an unauthorized man who then raped her."

My earlier coverage of this week's Fifth Circuit order granting rehearing en banc can be accessed here.
Posted at 08:15 AM by Howard Bashman



"Entertainment on the Supreme Court docket": Columnist Linda P. Campbell had this op-ed yesterday in The Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
Posted at 08:10 AM by Howard Bashman


"Election-year ruling looms for health overhaul": Mark Sherman of The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 08:07 AM by Howard Bashman


"Back to Mo. hospital for Loughner": This article appears today in The Arizona Daily Star.

The Arizona Republic reports today that "Loughner's detention extended for four more months."

The New York Times reports that "Tucson Shooting Suspect to Have More Treatment."

The Los Angeles Times reports that "Judge allows further treatment of Tucson shooting suspect; A psychologist says Jared Lee Loughner, accused of killing six people and wounding 13, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, has made progress and shown remorse."

The Wall Street Journal reports that "Loughner Can Likely Stand Trial, Judge Rules."

USA Today reports that "Judge says Jared Loughner can be made fit for trial."

And The Associated Press reports that "Loughner remains calm, quiet at Tucson hearing."
Posted at 08:04 AM by Howard Bashman



"Justice pledge to work together while tensions are still evident; Plan for relationship consultant voted down": Patrick Marley has this article today in The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

And The Associated Press reports that "Wis. Supreme Court justices agree to play nice."
Posted at 07:54 AM by Howard Bashman







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