Thursday, October 8, 2009
C-SPAN is now offering online access to its "Supreme Court Week" television programs: You can access the video via this link.
The installments that are now available online are titled "The Supreme Court: Home To America's Highest Court";
"Journalists On The Workings Of The Supreme Court" (featuring Lyle Denniston and Joan Biskupic);
"Historians On The Supreme Court Building" (featuring Jim O'Hara and Frank Gilbert).
The Oyez Project has now posted online the audio of all oral arguments and opinion announcements from the U.S. Supreme Court's 2008 Term: So advises Jerry Goldman, the creator and director of the Oyez Project.
Posted at 07:30 PM by Howard Bashman
"Houston's Guzman first Latina on Texas high court": Mary Flood of The Houston Chronicle has this news update.
Posted at 05:45 PM by Howard Bashman
"Demjanjuk attorney will appeal case to high court": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "John Demjanjuk's attorney says he plans to ask Germany's high court to block his trial on charges of being an accessory to the murder of thousands at a Nazi death camp."
Posted at 01:52 PM by Howard Bashman
"Ninth Circuit Sitting in Honolulu Includes Visit to University of Hawaii": The Public Information Office of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued this news release yesterday.
Posted at 01:50 PM by Howard Bashman
"Highest military court hears Abu Ghraib appeal": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "Lawyers for a former Army dog handler convicted of abusing detainees at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq told the U.S. military's highest court Thursday that he had been following orders when he allowed his unmuzzled dog to bark and lunge at prisoners."
Posted at 01:30 PM by Howard Bashman
"Justices zero in on Congress' role in Mojave-cross dispute": Tony Mauro has this news analysis online at the First Amendment Center.
Posted at 11:45 AM by Howard Bashman
"The issue in this case is whether it is probable that someone who pays approximately $80 for a subscription to a web site is likely to use that subscription." So begins the opinion that the majority on a divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued today in a case in which the defendant was charged with the federal crime of receiving child pornography. The ruling overturns a suppression order that a federal district court had issued in the defendant's favor.
Update: At "The Volokh Conspiracy," Orin Kerr has a post titled "Probable Cause and Internet Accounts in United States v. Frechette."
"Supreme Court debates legality of Mojave cross; Justices take up the issue of whether the display of a cross in a national preserve is a violation of the 1st Amendment ban on establishment of religion": David G. Savage has this article today in The Los Angeles Times.
Today in USA Today, Joan Biskupic reports that "Court argues meaning of memorial cross; ACLU challenges tribute to those who died in WWI."
In The Wall Street Journal, Jess Bravin reports that "Justices Are Open to Cross in Mojave Preserve."
The Washington Times reports that "High court questions cross as memorial; Mojave plot in VFW hands."
The Press-Enterprise of Riverside, California reports that "Supreme Court takes up Mojave cross issue."
"MLB in hunt for counterfeit Phillies gear": The Philadelphia Inquirer today contains an article that begins, "Despite a state Supreme Court decision this week that appeared to throw them a curve ball, Major League Baseball officials were back on the streets of Philadelphia yesterday on the lookout for vendors hawking counterfeit Phillies merchandise."
"OSU law professor drafted to argue case before U.S. Supreme Court; Appointment came after no parties were willing to defend appeals court ruling in complex copyright case": This article appears today in The Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch.
Posted at 07:33 AM by Howard Bashman