Friday, October 5, 2012
"Canada's newest Supreme Court judge pitches his street smarts": In today's edition of The Toronto Globe and Mail, Kirk Makin has an article that begins, "The country's newest Supreme Court of Canada judge, Mr. Justice Richard Wagner, turned inexperience into a virtue on Thursday, telling a parliamentary committee that he will bring to the top court a practising lawyer's sense of street savvy."
Posted at 08:54 PM by Howard Bashman
"US court mulls Arabic flashcards, Pa. airport stop": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "A college student handcuffed at Philadelphia International Airport for several hours over Arabic language flashcards asked a U.S. appeals court Friday to let him pursue his lawsuit against five federal agents."
Posted at 07:50 PM by Howard Bashman
"Supreme Court Justice's Son Bids For California Statehouse Seat": BuzzFeed Politics has a report that begins, "The son of Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, a leader of the court's liberal wing, is in a tough race for California State Assembly in San Francisco."
"Obama administration asks Supreme Court to rule on generic-drug delays": This article appears today in The Washington Post.
And Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has a report headlined "FTC cert petition puts SCOTUS in pay-for-delay pickle."
"Florida Supreme Court judges fight for their jobs": Reuters has a report that begins, "Facing unprecedented political opposition, three Florida Supreme Court justices are fighting back against Republicans and conservative activists seeking to change the balance in the state's highest court by getting voters to fire them."
Posted at 07:22 PM by Howard Bashman
"Analysis: Republicans lead Obama in war for judicial dominance." Joan Biskupic of Reuters has this report.
Posted at 02:33 PM by Howard Bashman
"Court grants 7 new cases": Lyle Denniston has this post at "SCOTUSblog."
In early news coverage, The Associated Press has a report headlined "Court: Can Va. keep out-of-staters from using FOI?"
"North Bergen shock jock released from prison": NorthJersey.com has a news update that begins, "Harold 'Hal' Turner, the incendiary Internet radio shock jock and former national security confidential source for the FBI, walked out of a halfway house in Newark this morning after serving nearly three years in prison for threatening federal judges."
Posted at 12:22 PM by Howard Bashman
"Symposium Revisits Landmark Student-Speech Cases": Mark Walsh of Education Week has this report (pass-through link).
Posted at 12:07 PM by Howard Bashman
"Scalia says abortion, gay rights are easy cases": Mark Sherman of The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 12:03 PM by Howard Bashman
"The New Price of American Politics": This lengthy profile of attorney James Bopp Jr. appears in the October 2012 issue of The Atlantic magazine.
And online at Slate, Jon Campbell has a jurisprudence essay entitled "James Bopp Jr. Gets Creative: How does the conservative maestro of campaign finance fund his legal work?"