Wednesday, November 14, 2012
"Changing Times": Linda Greenhouse has this post at the "Opinionator" blog of The New York Times.
Posted at 10:35 PM by Howard Bashman
"Republicans Split on Judicial Nominees; Some in GOP want to confirm more of president's nominees": Roll Call has this report.
Posted at 10:30 PM by Howard Bashman
"Judging Obama's Second Term": Law professor David Fontana has this essay about judicial nominations online today at The Huffington Post.
Posted at 10:16 PM by Howard Bashman
"New briefs complicate Supreme Court pay-for-delay conundrum": Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has this report.
Posted at 08:20 PM by Howard Bashman
"For damages, child porn victims must show cause, court says": Terry Baynes of Reuters has this report.
"Pennsylvania Judges Claim Mandatory Retirement Violates Equal Protection Clause": Dechert LLP issued this news release today. You can view the complaint initiating suit, filed today in the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania, at this link.
Posted at 03:42 PM by Howard Bashman
"SCOTUSblog Founder Speaks to Chicago Students After Contest Win": The Office of Communications at the University of Chicago Law School has posted online this report today. You can listen to Tom Goldstein's remarks at this link.
Posted at 02:30 PM by Howard Bashman
"Getting Away With Torture": Today's edition of The New York Times contains an editorial that begins, "In a decision that ignored a 41-year-old precedent and American obligations under international law, a United States appeals court has ruled that American civilians who are tortured by the American military cannot recover damages from the people responsible."
"The amount awarded Amy is identical to the amount she has requested, and usually been awarded, in literally hundreds of other criminal cases involving pornographic images of her." In an opinion issued today, Seventh Circuit Judge Richard A. Posner tackles the difficult question of how much restitution should be awarded against a defendant in favor of two of federal criminal law's most well-known victims of child pornography, "Amy" and "Vicky." Not surprisingly, the result is a typically fascinating Posner opinion.
On the day this appeal was argued in the Seventh Circuit (you can access the oral argument audio via this link [11.7MB mp3 audio file]), the Fifth Circuit issued its en banc ruling in In re: Amy Unknown. Today's Seventh Circuit opinion refers to that en banc Fifth Circuit ruling as "[t]he outlier" in its approach to the restitution issue.
"Purdue, IU pulling for Texas; affirmative action ruling could mean big changes": This article appears today in The Journal & Courier of Lafayette, Indiana.
Posted at 10:51 AM by Howard Bashman
"Ninth Circuit Considers Whether Hitting 'Send' Creates Agency": Scott Graham of The Recorder has this interesting oral argument report.
"The Fifth Circuit's curious about-face: Panel's complete reversal on the issue of the Army Corps' Katrina-related liability undermines confidence in courts." Law professor Jonathan R. Nash has this essay in this week's issue of The National Law Journal.
Posted at 09:56 AM by Howard Bashman
"New cases may signal Clarence Thomas' moment": Law professor Scott Douglas Gerber has this essay online at The Washington Examiner.
Posted at 09:54 AM by Howard Bashman
"Long-standing personal injury case to be heard by 5th Circuit by next year": The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 09:52 AM by Howard Bashman
"Courtroom revealed the passionate side of Judge Coffey": This obituary appears in The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Posted at 09:50 AM by Howard Bashman