Thursday, November 22, 2012
"Wash. high court wrestles with public trial right": The Associated Press has this report, which notes that "The justices wrestled with the topic, issuing 14 lead, concurring and dissenting opinions Wednesday in four separate cases."
"S.C. Supreme Court, holding all the cards, finds poker players guilty, again": This article appears today in The Post and Courier of Charleston, South Carolina. In addition, columnist Brian Hicks has an essay entitled "South Carolina has no room to lecture us on gambling."
And Pokerfuse.com reports that "South Carolina Supreme Court Reinstates Guilty Verdicts in Poker Case; Skill game argument noted, but deemed irrelevant in decision to overturn Circuit Court's previous ruling."
"William Jefferson, Corey Miller should learn Monday if Supreme Court will hear appeals": Bruce Alpert of The Times-Picayune of New Orleans has this report.
Posted at 10:27 AM by Howard Bashman
"State Supreme Court Justice Diane Hathaway fights to keep home amid scandal; denies rumors of resigning": The Detroit Free Press contains this article today.
And The Detroit News reports today that "Hathaway to fight federal effort to seize Florida property."
"Constitution Experts Denounce Oklahoma Judge's Sentencing of Youth to Church": This article appears today in The New York Times.
Posted at 10:14 AM by Howard Bashman
"Unfortunately, plaintiff's briefs are textbook examples of how not to litigate a case on appeal": Yesterday, a unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit issued this per curiam opinion.
Although the decision does not identify its author, the opinion reflects the writing style of the First Circuit's newest arrival, Circuit Judge O. Rogeriee Thompson. President Obama and the U.S. Senate deserve credit for nominating and confirming a talented writer to fill the vacancy created when another talented writer, Circuit Judge Bruce M. Selya, took senior status. Back in March 2004, Judge Selya took part in this blog's "20 questions for the appellate judge" feature. You can read his interview at this link.
"In New Orleans, Comments by Assistants Imperil Job of Federal Prosecutor": This article appears today in The New York Times.
Posted at 09:48 AM by Howard Bashman
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