Sunday, December 2, 2007
"Controversial Judge Gets a Promotion": This interview (RealPlayer required) with Ninth Circuit Chief Judge Alex Kozinski appeared on Friday's broadcast of "The California Report Magazine" on KQED public radio (via the first comment to this post at "The Volokh Conspiracy").
Posted at 10:40 PM by Howard Bashman
"For Justices, Another Day on Detainees": Linda Greenhouse will have this article Monday in The New York Times.
Posted at 10:24 PM by Howard Bashman
"Carefully Plotted Course Propels Gun Case to Top": Adam Liptak will have this "Sidebar" column in Monday's issue of The New York Times.
Posted at 10:20 PM by Howard Bashman
"The Secret Circuit: The Little-Known Court Where the Rules of the Information Age Unfold." Bruce D. Abramson has written this book about the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
And today in The San Francisco Chronicle, Joshua Spivak has a book review entitled "'Secret Circuit' describes world of U.S. patent court."
"Lawsuit Against Intel Stalls; An Illinois judge dismissed a ruling approving a class-action lawsuit over Pentium speeds": IDG News Service provides a report that begins, "Intel had a legal reprieve Thursday when an Illinois judge threw out a state appeals court ruling that would have launched a nationwide class-action lawsuit against the company over Pentium 4 processors. The Illinois Supreme Court reversed the decision of the appeals court, which had said the suit could go forward. The action accused Intel of misrepresenting the speed of Pentium 4 processors."
Available online from National Public Radio: Today's broadcast of "Weekend Edition Sunday" contained an audio segment entitled "High Court Revisits Guantanamo Detainee Rights" featuring Nina Totenberg.
"High Court made right decision in grandparents' rights case": The Sauk Valley Newspapers today contain an editorial that begins, "Fair-minded Illinois grandparents should not take Thursday's Illinois Supreme Court ruling as anything other than what it is - an affirmation that the rights of responsible parents can't be trumped by something called 'grandparents' rights.'"
"What's a fair sentence for Jose Padilla? The Al Qaeda recruit asks the court to weigh his torture allegations; The US calls conditions in the brig 'irrelevant.'" Warren Richey will have this article Monday in The Christian Science Monitor.
Posted at 06:18 PM by Howard Bashman
"Tug of War Over Gitmo; Key cases this week signal the strain over prisoners' rights": Emma Schwartz will have this article in the December 10, 2007 issue of U.S. News & World Report.
Posted at 06:15 PM by Howard Bashman
"We're All Journalists Now: Yes, the media aren't winning public favor these days; But when we limit their freedom, we undermine everyone's." Tom Keane has this essay in today's issue of The Boston Globe Sunday Magazine.
Posted at 11:09 AM by Howard Bashman
"Supreme Court not off the hook; Calls come for investigation into changing of bar exam grades": This article appears today in The State of Columbia, South Carolina.
And, somewhat relatedly, the newspaper also reports today that "Screening to begin to replace retiring Supreme Court justice."
"High court considers access suit; Justices will decide by Dec. 10 whether to take case": The Anchorage Daily News today contains an article that begins, "Papa Pilgrim may be going to prison, but his lawsuit is going to the Supreme Court. On Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court will discuss whether to hear the case brought by the family of Robert Hale over access to their remote homesite inside Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. A decision on whether the case will be accepted is due Dec. 10."
Posted at 11:04 AM by Howard Bashman
"Staring down the barrel": Today in The Boston Globe, Law Professor Cass R. Sunstein has an op-ed that begins, "The Second Amendment to the Constitution says that 'the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.' Now that the Supreme Court has agreed to interpret the amendment, gun advocates are asking: What could be plainer? But the Second Amendment is anything but plain. Indeed, no other provision of the Bill of Rights remains nearly so mysterious."
"Litigation compounds disaster; Notes from a survivor of the Exxon Valdez oil spill": Riki Ott has this op-ed today in The San Francisco Chronicle.
Posted at 10:55 AM by Howard Bashman
"Won't shave until he gets a raise; Straniere notes judges haven't had a pay hike in nine years": The Staten Island Advance today contains an article that begins, "Staten Island may become its own judicial district, and may get a new courthouse complex, but Acting Supreme Court Justice Philip Straniere isn't touching a razor until New York state judges get a raise."
Posted at 10:54 AM by Howard Bashman
"Lethal counsel -- Texas sentences more people to death than any other state in America, and the emotional toll on its defence lawyers is so great that many only ever work on a handful of cases; Not so Jerry Guerinot; He's defended 39 men and women; The bad news: 20 have been sentenced to death; Is he incompetent, or does he just get the 'hardest cases'?" David Rose has this lengthy article in today's issue of The Observer (UK) Magazine.
Posted at 10:50 AM by Howard Bashman
"Texas reaches milestone: 25 years, 405 execution." The Fort Worth Star-Telegram contains this article today, along with an item headlined "Questions, answers about the death penalty." The newspaper also contains an editorial entitled "The long green mile of the death penalty," and columnist Bob Ray Sanders has an op-ed entitled "The first to die by injection."
The Newark (N.J.) Star-Ledger reports today that "Stage is set for fight over death penalty."
The Dallas Morning News contains an editorial entitled "The Myth of Deterrence: Death penalty does not reduce homicide rate."
"High-stakes decision: The U.S. Supreme Court ponders this week when injured patients can sue medical device makers." This article appeared yesterday in The Pioneer Press of St. Paul, Minnesota.
And The Minneapolis Star Tribune today contains an article headlined "Medtronic will face high court; Can patients sue med-tech companies in state court over devices approved by the feds? Many will watch Tuesday's appeal."
"Power Struggle to Control Ancient Bones": The Associated Press provides a report that begins, "Scientists hoping to study the ancient skeleton known as Kennewick Man are protesting efforts that they say could block them from examining one of the oldest and most complete set of bones ever found in North America."
Posted at 10:15 AM by Howard Bashman
"Waging the war on child porn; Prosecutors enlist help to track abusers, halt Web images": This front page article appears today in The Houston Chronicle.
Posted at 10:05 AM by Howard Bashman