Thursday, October 29, 2009
"Local attorneys to face off at Supreme Court": Today's edition of The Standard Speaker of Hazleton, Pennsylvania contains an article that begins, "Attorneys Gino Andreuzzi of Drums and William Schwab of Lehighton both started practicing law in 1976. Since then, they have contested several bankruptcy cases against one another. Now they're going to the U.S. Supreme Court together because a catering business of a Ukrainian immigrant failed."
"Pa. high court dismisses juvenile convictions": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has dismissed thousands of juvenile convictions issued by a judge charged in a corruption scandal."
In related coverage, The Times Leader of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania today contains an article headlined "Judge flap: Who is liable? Parties at a hearing Wednesday seek immunity from lawsuits filed on behalf of juveniles."
Fourth Circuit orders additional trial court proceedings to determine whether Barbara Bush may be involuntarily medicated to stand trial on charges of threatening federal judges: Of course, the case doesn't involve that Barbara Bush. You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit at this link.
Posted at 03:05 PM by Howard Bashman
"7th Circuit: Group can't display pamphlets at Ill. state park." David L. Hudson Jr. has this news analysis online at the First Amendment Center.
"Ariz. court rules records law covers 'metadata'": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "Hidden data embedded in electronic public records must be disclosed under Arizona's public records law, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday in a case that attracted interest from media and government organizations."
"Attorney General's Office blasts Kevin Cooper's innocence claims in petition response": Today's edition of The Contra Costa Times contains an article that begins, "The state Attorney General's Office responded this week to Death Row inmate Kevin Cooper's petition to the U.S. Supreme Court, and urged the court to deny Cooper's September request for intervention in his decades-old case." The newspaper has posted the brief in opposition online at this link.
Posted at 01:57 PM by Howard Bashman
"State justices hear arguments on parental waivers; In rare 'road trip,' state Supreme Court hears case on whether liability can be signed away": This article appears today in The Detroit News.
Posted at 12:27 PM by Howard Bashman
"Supreme Court's future in hands of next governor": Mary Fuchs has this article today in The Newark (N.J.) Star-Ledger.
Posted at 12:25 PM by Howard Bashman
"Court of Appeals, Supreme Court moving to Post building": The Denver Post today contains an article that begins, "The Colorado Judicial Branch will relocate the state's two highest courts to The Denver Post Building next year."
Posted at 12:22 PM by Howard Bashman
"4th Circuit Nominee Gets Committee Backing": David Ingram has this post today at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times."
Posted at 11:57 AM by Howard Bashman
"Gregory Katsas to rejoin Jones Day": The Jones Day law firm issued this press release today.
"U.S. Supreme Court Considers Life Sentences For Juveniles": Lawrence Hurley has this article today in The Daily Journal of California.
And today in The Washington Post, Robert Barnes reports that "Justices will scrutinize life sentences for youths; Cases of two Florida juveniles raise questions about penalty for non-homicide crimes."
"State high court says campaign donations can't force recusals": Today's edition of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel contains an article that begins, "A deeply divided state Supreme Court adopted a rule Wednesday that says endorsements, campaign contributions and independently run ads in themselves are not enough to force a judge off of a case."
And The Associated Press has a report headlined "Wis. high court: Donations don't require recusals."
"Bat maker found liable for player's death": Today's edition of The Helena Independent Record contains an article that begins, "After 12 hours of deliberation, a jury sided with the parents of former Miles City American Legion baseball pitcher Brandon Patch in a civil suit over the player's death during a 2003 game in Helena."
Posted at 10:28 AM by Howard Bashman
"Welcome to the Big Bash": Okay, it's not exactly "Bashman news from Australia," but it is what the cover of the November 2, 2009 issue of Sports Illustrated happens to say. The articles mentioned on the cover can be accessed here and here.
Posted at 10:00 AM by Howard Bashman
"Pa. Supreme Court race draws complaints": This article appears today in The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
"Appeals court backs state washing machine rules": Today in The San Francisco Chronicle, Bob Egelko has an article that begins, "A federal appeals court revived California's effort Wednesday to increase water efficiency in home washing machines, a plan that state regulators say would ease the water shortage and save households money."
"A New California Law Places Paparazzi Under the Spotlight": Dionne Searcey has this article today in The Wall Street Journal.
Posted at 08:17 AM by Howard Bashman
"Loosening of F.B.I. Rules Stirs Privacy Concerns": Charlie Savage has this article today in The New York Times.
Posted at 08:15 AM by Howard Bashman
"No sex needed to get her Series tickets": Today's edition of The Philadelphia Daily News contains an article that begins, "Susan Finkelstein, the 43-year-old Southwest Philadelphia woman allegedly willing to trade sex for Phillies tickets, is getting her tickets without sex. On Friday, Finkelstein, the assistant PR director of Penn's Wistar Institute, will receive two tickets for Saturday's Phillies-Yankees game, the first one to be played in Philadelphia and the third in the World Series."
And today's edition of The New York Daily News contains an article headlined "Was just flirtin', says Phillies fan Susan Finkelstein in sex-for-tickets bust."
"Mother challenges Texas law allowing parents to show children pornography": This article appears today in The Dallas Morning News.
Posted at 07:58 AM by Howard Bashman