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Sunday, November 7, 2010

"Top court takes peek into nation's bedrooms": Janice Tibbetts of Postmedia News has an article that begins, "Can you consent to sex when you're voluntarily choked unconscious? The Supreme Court of Canada on Monday will consider whether an Ottawa woman, who had admittedly kinky sex with her longtime partner, was a victim of sexual assault when he sodomized her against her will while she was passed out, even though she had agreed to asphyxiation."

Today's edition of The Toronto Star contains an article headlined "Can an unconscious person consent to sex?"

The Canadian Press reports that "Women's group fights to keep 'advance' sexual consent from being passed into law."

And yesterday in The Winnipeg Free Press, law professor Karen Busby had an op-ed entitled "Sexual defence threatens women."
Posted at 11:06 PM by Howard Bashman



"Jousting Justices": In the Sunday Book Review section of today's edition of The New York Times, Adam Cohen has this review of law professor Noah Feldman's book "Scorpions: The Battles and Triumphs of FDR's Great Supreme Court Justices."

Law professor Jeremy Rabkin had a review of the book headlined "The New Dealers' Court" in yesterday's edition of The Wall Street Journal.

And law professor Eric A. Posner had a review of the book headlined "The Four Tops" last month in The New Republic.
Posted at 10:58 PM by Howard Bashman



"Cordray under consideration for Ohio Supreme Court after losing race for attorney general": The Cleveland Plain Dealer contains this article today.
Posted at 10:47 PM by Howard Bashman


"Texas high courts welcome clerks with diverse views": Martha Lackritz has this op-ed today in The Houston Chronicle.
Posted at 10:46 PM by Howard Bashman


"Westboro Baptist Church explored": The Tulsa World contains this article today, along with an article headlined "Westboro members say hateful messages given in love."
Posted at 10:44 PM by Howard Bashman


"Federal courts in Norfolk wrestle over definition of piracy": This article will appear Monday in The Virginian-Pilot.
Posted at 10:39 PM by Howard Bashman


"Another appeals hearing set for Abu-Jamal": In today's edition of The Philadelphia Inquirer, Nathan Gorenstein has an article that begins, "It's been 28 years since Mumia Abu-Jamal was convicted of murder and sentenced to die for the shooting death of Police Officer Daniel Faulkner. But on Tuesday, his case will be back in court for another appellate hearing, and lawyers say a final resolution remains years away."
Posted at 10:36 PM by Howard Bashman


"Supreme Court case involving class actions could affect waitresses' suit against Hooters": This article will appear Monday in The Washington Post.

And today in The San Francisco Chronicle, law professor Brian T. Fitzpatrick has an op-ed entitled "Supreme Court case could end class-action suits."
Posted at 10:33 PM by Howard Bashman



"Jurors In Hayes Case Adjourn For The Day Without Reaching A Decision On Death Penalty": The Hartford Courant has this news update.

And The New Haven Register has a news update headlined "Hayes jury goes back to work Monday; knock on the door Sunday was a request for pizza."
Posted at 10:28 PM by Howard Bashman



"Texas cheerleader suing -- didn't root for attacker": Bob Egelko had this article in Friday's edition of The San Francisco Chronicle.

My earlier coverage of the Fifth Circuit's non-precedential ruling in this case appears in this post from September 2010.
Posted at 11:23 AM by Howard Bashman



"Under the U.S. Supreme Court: Should school children lawyer up?" Michael Kirkland of UPI has this report.
Posted at 11:18 AM by Howard Bashman


"Tech law to host Supreme Court Justices Scalia, Breyer": The Lubbock (Tex.) Avalanche-Journal contains this article today.

And last Thursday, Vanderbilt News issued a press release headlined "Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to speak at Vanderbilt Law School."
Posted at 11:17 AM by Howard Bashman



"Will justices vote tarnish or help Iowa's image?" This article appears today in The Des Moines Register.
Posted at 11:14 AM by Howard Bashman






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