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Saturday, November 7, 2009

Access Lyle Denniston's previews of Monday's U.S. Supreme Court oral arguments: At "SCOTUSblog," he has posts titled "Inquiring into the juvenile mind" and "A patent dispute for the Information Age."
Posted at 10:37 PM by Howard Bashman

"Appeals court rules in favor of city of Santa Cruz in Robert Norse Nazi salute case": This article appears today in The Santa Cruz Sentinel.

You can access Tuesday's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit at this link.
Posted at 03:54 PM by Howard Bashman

"Chief Justice Takes to the Mound on Supreme Court Baseball Cards":'s Tony Mauro has this report. My earlier coverage appears at this link.
Posted at 03:44 PM by Howard Bashman

"In Robert Wone Case, Defense Lawyers Lodge Attack on Indictment": Mike Scarcella has this post at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times."
Posted at 03:42 PM by Howard Bashman

"Who Is a Jew? Court Ruling in Britain Raises Question." This article will appear Sunday in The New York Times.
Posted at 03:40 PM by Howard Bashman

"Pennsylvania should stop electing judges and use merit selection": Lynn A. Marks and Shira J. Goodman have this op-ed in The Patriot-News of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
Posted at 03:38 PM by Howard Bashman

"Justices Weigh Life in Prison for Youths Who Never Killed": Adam Liptak will have this article Sunday in The New York Times.
Posted at 01:52 PM by Howard Bashman

"High court to look at life in prison for juveniles": Mark Sherman of The Associated Press has this report.

Today's edition of The Los Angeles Times contains an editorial entitled "Cruel life in prison: Juvenile offenders should not receive a sentence that offers no hope for eventual release."

Monday's edition of The Washington Times will contain an editorial entitled "Full 'time' for heinous crimes: Some juvenile criminals merit no parole."

At AlterNet, Liliana Segura has an article headlined "16-Year Old Got Life Without Parole for Killing Her Abusive Pimp -- Should Teens Be Condemned to Die in Jail?"

In this past Wednesday's edition of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, columnist Patrick McIlheran had an op-ed entitled "Endangering the next victim."

Online at FindLaw, Kristin Henning has an essay entitled "The Case Against Juvenile Life Without Parole: Good Policy and Good Law."

And at Psychology Today's "plus2sd" blog, Dr. Gregory Berns has a post titled "My Immature Brain Made Me Do It? Should the 'adolescent brain' be a mitigating factor when sentencing juveniles?"
Posted at 10:58 AM by Howard Bashman

"U.S. top court to hear business method patent case": Reuters has this report.'s Tony Mauro has an article headlined "A Math Geek's Ride to the High Court in Landmark Patent Fight."

The Associated Press reports that "Software cos. eye key patent case in Supreme Court."

And at, you can access an article headlined "Dark Cloud For The Software Industry; Tech companies worry the Supreme Court may go too far in a weather derivatives case and ban patents on anything that doesn't involve a machine."
Posted at 10:40 AM by Howard Bashman

"Ruling gives Crown stronger shield against lawsuits": In today's edition of The Toronto Globe and Mail, Kirk Makin has an article that begins, "Crown attorneys are breathing easy today after a Supreme Court of Canada ruling made it exceedingly difficult to sue them for malicious prosecution. The 7-0 ruling overturned a finding of civil liability against a Saskatchewan prosecutor who had pursued a bizarre case where children claimed to have been sexually abused and forced to participate in mutilation and ritualistic killings of animals, dismemberment of babies and drinking of human blood."

Today's edition of The Saskatoon StarPhoenix contains an article headlined "Prosecutor 'relieved' at decision' 'I got what I want,' Richard Klassen says."

The Canadian Press has a report headlined "Prosecutor not malicious in pressing satanic sex-abuse case: Supreme Court."

Canwest News Service reports that "Ruling in 'satanist' case gives prosecutors more leeway."

And CBC News reports that "Saskatchewan prosecutor wins Supreme Court appeal."

You can access yesterday's ruling of the Supreme Court of Canada at this link.
Posted at 10:30 AM by Howard Bashman

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