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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

"Obama's 'Redistribution' Constitution: The courts are poised for a takeover by the judicial left." Law Professor Steven G. Calabresi had this op-ed yesterday in The Wall Street Journal.

And today at National Review Online, Edward Whelan has an essay entitled "Obama and the Supreme Court: What's really at stake."
Posted at 03:05 PM by Howard Bashman

"FDA Career Staff Objected to Agency Preemption Policies": The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform issued this majority staff report today. Exhibits to the report can be accessed via this link.

Both the Alliance for Justice and the American Association for Justice have issued related news releases.
Posted at 02:20 PM by Howard Bashman

"Flight teacher takes stand": The Erie (Pa.) Times-News today contains this article reporting on the federal criminal trial of former Pennsylvania Superior Court Judge Michael T. Joyce.
Posted at 09:25 AM by Howard Bashman

"Court OKs Cobb meeting prayers": Today in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Bill Rankin has this article.

My earlier coverage of yesterday's Eleventh Circuit ruling appears at this link.
Posted at 09:22 AM by Howard Bashman

"Chief Justice Sears to exit next year; '92 appointment made history: As for talk of a possible U.S. Supreme Court seat, she'll cross that bridge if she comes to it, she says." Bill Rankin has this article today in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Posted at 09:20 AM by Howard Bashman

"Chevron trial over Nigeria protest gets started": Bob Egelko has this article today in The San Francisco Chronicle.
Posted at 09:17 AM by Howard Bashman

"Emergency motion asks high court to choose state's lawyer": Yesterday's edition of The Providence (R.I.) Journal contained an article that begins, "In a highly unusual move, the U.S. Supreme Court will be asked Friday to weigh in again on the unrelenting dispute over who should argue the state's case to keep control over 31 acres of Narragansett Indian land in Charlestown."

The newspaper has also posted online both the emergency motion and an accompanying letter.
Posted at 08:35 AM by Howard Bashman

Carol Rosenberg of The Miami Herald is reporting: She has articles headlined
"U.S. details role of 'media man'; The U.S. government alleges that the 'media man for Osama bin Laden' conspired to commit terrorism with a video that sought to legitimize suicide bombings among devout Muslims";

"War court judge: Threats to family is torture; A war court judge tossed a confession extracted in Afghanistan by threatening a teen captive and his family, declaring it torture":

"Marine orders access to secret Gitmo prison camp; After a mental health board found 9/11 accused Ramzi bin al Shibh suffered a mental illness, a Marine judge agreed to let his two U.S. defense lawyers see the secret cell where he is held"; and

"Terror trial to showcase gadgetry, spy-plane imagery."

Posted at 08:22 AM by Howard Bashman

"Will Expletives Ring Out on C-SPAN?" Tony Mauro has this post at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times."
Posted at 08:09 AM by Howard Bashman

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