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Saturday, November 10, 2012

"Hamilton wore, without authorization, a military uniform of a rank he had not obtained that was adorned with numerous military medals he had not earned." Yesterday, a unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit issued an opinion affirming Hamilton's convictions and sentence, which on these charges consisted of "a term of 6 months' imprisonment for wearing a military uniform without authorization, and a term of 12 months' imprisonment for wearing military medals without authorization."

In so ruling, the Fourth Circuit rejected the defendant's argument that "the statutes underlying those convictions either are facially invalid under the First Amendment, or are invalid as applied to Hamilton in this case."
Posted at 08:23 PM by Howard Bashman



"Court: Starbucks owes more than $14m to Mass. baristas." The Boston Globe has this article reporting on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit issued yesterday.
Posted at 08:15 PM by Howard Bashman


"As minorities gain electoral power, Supreme Court asks: Why the Voting Rights Act? After minorities played a major role in reelecting President Obama, the US Supreme Court agrees to decide whether the goals of the 1965 Voting Rights Act in reforming the South have been met." Patrik Jonsson of The Christian Science Monitor has this article.
Posted at 08:11 PM by Howard Bashman


"Supreme Court will review Md. DNA law; Overturned law allows police to collect DNA from suspects": This article appears today in The Baltimore Sun.
Posted at 08:09 PM by Howard Bashman


"David Boies predicts Prop 8 win in U.S. Supreme Court": Bay City News has this report.
Posted at 03:35 PM by Howard Bashman


"U.S. Supreme Court to hear Alabama voting rights challenge": Mary Orndorff Troyan has this article today in The Montgomery Advertiser.

The Birmingham News reports that "Supreme Court decision to hear Shelby Voting Rights challenge met with praise, worry."

And in commentary, today's edition of The New York Times contains an editorial entitled "A Supreme Test on the Right to Vote."
Posted at 03:32 PM by Howard Bashman



"Sesame Street: Sonia Sotomayor and Abby -- Career." Yesterday, Sesame Street posted online at YouTube this video clip featuring U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.
Posted at 03:02 PM by Howard Bashman


"In Unusual Move, the Delaware Supreme Court Rebukes a Judge": Peter Lattman has this article today in The New York Times.

My earlier coverage of Wednesday's Delaware Supreme Court ruling can be accessed here.
Posted at 09:36 AM by Howard Bashman







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