Wednesday, October 3, 2012
"Justices Press Lawyers for Broad Solutions": Adam Liptak will have this article Thursday in The New York Times.
Posted at 11:22 PM by Howard Bashman
"Study: Race-neutral admissions can work." The Associated Press has a report that begins, "As the Supreme Court revisits the use of race in college admissions next week, critics of affirmative action are hopeful the justices will roll back the practice. A new report out Wednesday offers a big reason for their optimism: evidence from at least some of the nine states that don't use affirmative action that leading public universities can bring meaningful diversity to their campuses through race-neutral means."
And online at Slate, Emily Bazelon has a jurisprudence essay entitled "Tell Slate Your Affirmative Action Story: The Supreme Court is about to hear a huge case on race-conscious college admissions; How has this issue affected you?"
"Supreme Court: Must government pay compensation for dam's temporary flooding?" Robert Barnes will have this article Thursday in The Washington Post.
And Michael Doyle of McClatchy Newspapers reports that "Supreme Court wades into flood-control compensation argument."
"Are class action lawyers in Arkansas snubbing SCOTUS (and CAFA)?" Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has a report that begins, "Over the summer, the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court made one of the most improbable grants of certiorari you will ever see."
Posted at 08:35 PM by Howard Bashman
"Sept. 11 defense lawyers seek delay, blame rats; Lawyers for the alleged 9/11 mastermind said Wednesday that their offices at Guantanamo are a health hazard and that a proposed prosecution alternative is too cramped": Carol Rosenberg of The Miami Herald has this news update.
Posted at 08:32 PM by Howard Bashman
"Supreme Court weighs federally created floods": Jonathan Stempel of Reuters has this report.
And Lawrence Hurley of Greenwire reports that "Justices consider Ark. claim against Army Corps."
"2nd Circuit drops hint: Morrison may limit reach of criminal laws." Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has this report.
Posted at 03:57 PM by Howard Bashman
"Bigger bucks come to Supreme Court clerks who wait": Reynolds Holding and Richard Beales have an essay online at Reuters Breakingviews that begins, "Bigger bucks come to Supreme Court clerks who wait. Top U.S. law firms are offering $280,000 signing bonuses to lure the young attorneys who work with America's nine top judges. But many do stints with the government first. A new Breakingviews calculator shows how that path can be financially smarter over the long run."
Posted at 02:44 PM by Howard Bashman
"Vitro to Ask U.S. Court to Enforce Mexican Reorganization": Bloomberg News has this report previewing a case scheduled for oral argument today in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
Posted at 10:42 AM by Howard Bashman
"Argument preview: What does a court's silence mean?" Lyle Denniston has this post at "SCOTUSblog."
Posted at 09:03 AM by Howard Bashman
"Analysis: How opponents held back the U.S. voter ID tide." Andrew Longstreth of Reuters has this report.
Posted at 09:02 AM by Howard Bashman
"Statesman's heirs wrest historic papers from NC": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "Descendants of one of the first U.S. Supreme Court justices won a legal fight Tuesday against the state of North Carolina over ownership of their ancestor's historic papers, which could be worth millions."
"Harper nominates Quebec judge Wagner to Supreme Court": Kirk Makin has this article today in The Toronto Globe and Mail.