Wednesday, December 5, 2007
"Justices Ready to Answer Detainee Rights Question": Linda Greenhouse will have this article Thursday in The New York Times.
Posted at 10:58 PM by Howard Bashman
"Justices Appear Divided on Detainees' Rights; Guantanamo Prisoners Get New Supreme Court Hearing; Independent Review at Issue": Robert Barnes will have this article Thursday in The Washington Post.
Posted at 10:55 PM by Howard Bashman
Available online at law.com: Tony Mauro reports that "High Court Justices Clash on Detainee Rights."
And in other news, "11th Circuit Judge Hammers Coke Plaintiffs but Offers Sympathy, Too; In securities fraud arguments, Judge Carnes says he doesn't like the law, but that's the way it is."
"Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Case Testing Rights of Detainees": This segment (transcript with link to audio) featuring Marcia Coyle, Neal Katyal, and Lee Casey appeared on this evening's broadcast of the PBS program "The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer."
Posted at 09:05 PM by Howard Bashman
"It Was the Best of Habeas, It Was the Worst of Habeas: The Supreme Court gets a reality check in the Guantanamo cases." Dahlia Lithwick has this Supreme Court dispatch online at Slate.
Posted at 08:40 PM by Howard Bashman
The Associated Press is reporting: An article reports that "Inmate Loses Bid to Hang Aniston Photo." My earlier coverage of today's Seventh Circuit ruling appears at this link.
Available online from National Public Radio: This evening's broadcast of "All Things Considered" contained an audio segment entitled "Detainee Lawyers Fight for U.S. Law at Guantanamo" featuring Nina Totenberg.
"Skeptical Supreme Court ponders major Guantanamo case": Michael Doyle of McClatchy Newspapers provides this report, along with an article headlined "What's next for Guantanamo prisoners?"
Posted at 06:54 PM by Howard Bashman
"Justices, Attorneys Spar Over Guantanamo Case; Detainees' Rights Debated Before Supreme Court as Part of Ongoing Legal Battle": Jan Crawford Greenburg and Ariane de Vogue have this written report at ABCNews.com. You can also access Jan's video preview of today's oral argument, filmed at Guantanamo, by clicking here.
Posted at 06:44 PM by Howard Bashman
"Guantanamo rights cases split justices": Patti Waldmeir of Financial Times provides this news update.
Posted at 04:30 PM by Howard Bashman
"Lafave saga takes new turn; The teacher-turned-felon is accused of violating probation in talks with a teen co-worker": This article appears today in The St. Petersburg Times.
"Part 2 of legal lovers' trial begins": Today's edition of The San Antonio Express-News contains an article that begins, "Lawyer Mary S. Roberts was an ignored, emotionally abused spouse whose marriage was on the rocks when she reached into cyberspace for love and lust with other men. Or, she was a conniving woman who cheated on her husband, also an attorney, then helped him shake down her lovers for thousands of dollars."
Posted at 04:13 PM by Howard Bashman
On today's broadcast of NPR's "Day to Day": The broadcast contained audio segments entitled "Supreme Court Hears Detainee-Rights Case" (featuring Dahlia Lithwick) and "Looking Back at Japanese Internment Camps."
"They're both from Trenton": At "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times," Tony Mauro has a post that begins, "Deputy Solicitor General Gregory Garre is the latest advocate to get Justices Antonin Scalia and Samuel Alito Jr. mixed up during oral argument."
Posted at 03:30 PM by Howard Bashman
"Supreme Court hears detainee rights case...again": James Oliphant has this post at "The Swamp" blog of The Chicago Tribune.
Posted at 03:20 PM by Howard Bashman
"Supreme court hears case over rights of Guantanamo detainees": The Guardian (UK) provides this news update.
Posted at 02:52 PM by Howard Bashman
"Justices grill attorneys in Gitmo case hearings": Joan Biskupic of USA Today provides this news update.
Posted at 02:50 PM by Howard Bashman
Access online the transcript of today's U.S. Supreme Court oral argument in Boumediene v. Bush, No. 06-1195: The Court has posted the transcript at this link.
Posted at 02:45 PM by Howard Bashman
You can now access online the audio files of yesterday's two church-state oral arguments that Michael A. Newdow presented before a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit: I previewed these oral arguments and identified the three judges on the panel in this detailed post from Saturday.
You can download the oral argument audio in the "In God We Trust" case via this link (7.76MB audio file).
And you can download the oral argument audio in the Pledge of Allegiance case via this link (8.60MB audio file).
"Passing of the Gavel Ceremony - Video": The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has today posted online this video clip (Windows Media Player required) of last Friday's ceremony. Unfortunately, at least as of this moment, the video clip concludes before the gavel is passed, ending instead smack in the midst of a U.S. District Judge's remarks.
Posted at 02:20 PM by Howard Bashman
Jennifer Aniston in state prison in Wisconsin? No, a unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit holds today. At issue in today's decision, written by Circuit Judge Terence T. Evans, is the constitutionality of a Wisconsin Department of Corrections policy that prevents inmates from possessing individual, commercially published photographs.
Posted at 02:14 PM by Howard Bashman
"Fluke? Captive granted asylum interview." Carol Rosenberg of The Miami Herald provides a news update from Guantanamo that begins, "In a first, a captive held here in the war on terrorism has sufficiently filled out an asylum application to get an appointment with the Department of Homeland Security. There's only one problem: Algerian-born Ahmed Belbacha, 39, will be hard-pressed to make it to Washington for his interview because of his status as a detainee inside Camp Delta."
Posted at 02:00 PM by Howard Bashman
"Supreme Court Oral Arguments: Boumediene v. Bush & Al Odah v. United States." Access the audio of today's U.S. Supreme Court oral argument in the Guantanamo detainee cases on demand from C-SPAN, by clicking here (RealPlayer required).
Posted at 01:53 PM by Howard Bashman
"Court Appears Split on Rights of Guantanamo Detainees": Robert Barnes of The Washington Post provides this news update.
Posted at 01:51 PM by Howard Bashman
"Can constitutional issues be finessed?" Lyle Denniston has this oral argument report at "SCOTUSblog."
Posted at 01:50 PM by Howard Bashman
As the reward for announcing the first signed opinion of the new Term, we shall represent the first letter of your last name as "J" instead of "G": Because it took the U.S. Supreme Court seemingly forever yesterday to post its opinions to that Court's own web site, few may have noticed that this page on the Court's web site attributes the decision in Logan v. United States, No. 06-6911, to a Justice whose last name begins with a J.
I am reliably assured, however, that neither Justice Robert H. Jackson, nor Justice Howell Edmunds Jackson, nor Justice William Johnson, Jr., nor Justice Thomas Johnson, nor Chief Justice John Jay delivered the opinion. No, as the opinion itself reveals, the author of the decision was Justice Ruth Bader Jinsburg (sic).
"Supreme Court weighs Guantanamo hearings": David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times provides this news update.
Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News reports that "Guantanamo Inmate Rights Divide U.S. Supreme Court Justices."
Reuters reports that "High court probes Guantanamo prisoners' rights."
"Thoughts on the Oral Argument in Boumediene v. Bush": Orin Kerr has this post at "The Volokh Conspiracy."
At "SCOTUSblog," Marty Lederman has a post titled "Quick Reactions to Boumediene Oral Argument."
And "How Appealing" reader Alan R. Kabat emails:
Arrived at the Supreme Court at around 6:40 am, there were already at least 15 people ahead of me. This time, somebody had started a sign-up sheet which was invaluable in preventing line-skippers once we were inside the building – at 7:35. There were probably over 100 attorneys behind me in the bar members list. I couldn’t tell how many people had camped out overnight for the public line, but given the snow storm, probably most of the public waited until early morning to come. At 9:05 we were inside the SCT chambers.Thanks much, Alan, for that thorough report!
Posted at 01:00 PM by Howard Bashman
"Judge Alex Kozinski Takes Ninth Circuit Helm; New Chief Shares Spotlight with Colleagues, Staff": The Public Information Office of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued this news release yesterday.
Posted at 12:10 PM by Howard Bashman
"The Evil at GTMO": ABC News correspondent Jan Crawford Greenburg has this post today at her "Legalities" blog.
Posted at 12:05 PM by Howard Bashman
C-SPAN3 has just begun to broadcast this morning's U.S. Supreme Court oral argument in the Guantanamo detainee cases: You can access online the live C-SPAN3 video feed in both RealPlayer and Windows Media Player formats (click on those links to launch the live feed). The oral argument apparently lasted for one hour and twenty minutes.
Posted at 11:44 AM by Howard Bashman
"U. of Colorado Settles Sex-Assault Suit": The Associated Press provides this report.
The article notes that "in September the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals revived the lawsuit, ruling there was evidence the alleged assaults were caused by the school's failure to adequately supervise players." My earlier coverage of that Tenth Circuit ruling can be accessed here.
In other coverage, The Denver Post provides a news update headlined "CU settles lawsuit sparked by alleged football party rape."
And The Boulder Daily Camera provides a news update headlined "CU settles Lisa Simpson lawsuit for $2.5 million; University president Hank Brown signed off on settlement." That newspaper has also posted online in two parts the plaintiff's deposition transcript (part one; part two).
"Chief Justice Ralph Cappy to Join Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney": That law firm issued this news release today.
Chief Justice Cappy will not be the first former appellate group to head that law firm's appellate group. Former Third Circuit Judge Timothy K. Lewis previously headed the appellate group at Buchanan Ingersoll, PC. And, for the record, though I'm not a former appellate judge, I too chaired Buchanan Ingersoll's appellate group (see second item) after Judge Lewis but before Chief Justice Cappy.
"Supreme Court Hearing Guantanamo Cases": Mark Sherman of The Associated Press provides this updated report.
Posted at 11:08 AM by Howard Bashman
"Supreme Court Mulls Rights of Guantanamo Suspects": This audio segment (RealPlayer required) featuring Nina Totenberg appeared on today's broadcast of NPR's "Morning Edition."
Posted at 10:17 AM by Howard Bashman
"Left Behind? Ossining, New York, was at the forefront of school integration; But as American law and public opinion turn against race-based programs, can the town continue to use racial targeting to close the achievement gap?" Dana Goldstein has this article online today at The American Prospect.
Posted at 10:14 AM by Howard Bashman
How to access online the first play-back of the audio of today's U.S. Supreme Court oral argument in the Guantanamo detainee cases: At C-SPAN's request, the Court has agreed to make available same-day audio of today's oral argument in the Guantanamo detainee cases.
C-SPAN anticipates that its first play-back of the audio will air on the C-SPAN3 network starting at 11:15 a.m. eastern time. The actual start time, of course, will depend on whether the oral argument is allowed to continue past the one hour allotted time and how quickly the Court makes the audio available for broadcast.
"Hawaii lawyer opens bakery shop for dogs": The Honolulu Advertiser today contains an article that begins, "What does a local girl do after graduating from Punahou, UC-Berkeley and then the University of Hawai'i law school? She leaves her job at a big law firm and opens a bakery that caters to dogs, of course."
Posted at 09:30 AM by Howard Bashman
"Precursor of the Constitution Goes on Display in Queens": This article appears today in The New York Times. Perhaps Ann Althouse, now in neighboring Brooklyn, will pay the document a visit and provide some additional photos.
Posted at 09:28 AM by Howard Bashman
"Grand jury to probe abortion-clinic practices": The Washington Times today contains an article that begins, "An unprecedented investigation into abortion-clinic practices will commence soon in Kansas now that the state Supreme Court has cleared the way for a grand jury with subpoena powers to be convened."
Posted at 09:25 AM by Howard Bashman
"Murphy named to Court of Appeals; Court of Special Appeals chief judge known for experience, moderation": The Baltimore Sun today contains an article that begins, "Gov. Martin O'Malley nominated appellate Judge Joseph F. Murphy Jr. to Maryland's Court of Appeals yesterday, using his first opportunity to make over the state's highest court by choosing a jurist known for his depth of experience and moderate temperament."
"Death row inmate's sentence upheld; The 9th Circuit rejects arguments that Kevin Cooper was framed in the 1983 murders of four people in Chino Hills": Henry Weinstein has this article today in The Los Angeles Times.
The Press-Enterprise of Riverside, California reports today that "Appeals panel upholds Kevin Cooper's conviction in Chino Hills killings in 1983."
And The Inland Valley Daily Bulletin of Chino, California reports that "Cooper's appeal fails; Judges reject convicted killer's claims."
"High court hears Medtronic case; Justices asked hard questions in a lawsuit pitting the Minnesota medical device maker against the family of a New York patient": This article appears today in The Minneapolis Star Tribune.
Today in Financial Times, Patti Waldmeir reports that "Business in court tussle on safety regulation."
And Reuters reports that "US justices weigh medical-device makers' liability."
"Detainees challenge civil, military justice; President Bush's evolving enemy combatant policy is playing out in radically different venues": Carol Rosenberg has this article today in The Miami Herald.
Today in The Washington Post, Robert Barnes reports that "Justices Weigh Courts' Role in Detainee Cases." The newspaper also contains a front page article headlined "Evidence Of Innocence Rejected at Guantanamo."
In The Wall Street Journal, Jess Bravin has an article headlined "Grappling With Guantanamo: Supreme Court's Detainee-Rights Ruling Could Affect Bush Legacy."
At ABCNews.com, Ariane de Vogue reports that "Detainees' Case Heads to Supreme Court; Justices to Weigh National Security Interests, Guantanamo Captives' Rights."
Reuters reports that "Guantanamo prisoners get day in high court."
BBC News reports that "Legal battle on Guantanamo looms; The US Supreme Court is set to hold a hearing in two cases that are being seen as a legal showdown over the Guantanamo Bay detention camp in Cuba." And a related item is headlined "Profiles: Odah and Boumediene."
The Harvard Crimson reports that "Students Stage Protest Kidnappings."
The New York Times contains an editorial entitled "A Key Moment for Justice."
The Los Angeles Times contains an editorial entitled "Gitmo inmates deserve protection: The Supreme Court should again reject an effort to deny alleged enemy combatants held at Guantanamo the protection of U.S. law."
And in The Austin American-Statesman, David Currie, Kari Erickson, Ariel Juarez and Anh-Thu Nguyen have an op-ed entitled "U.S. Supreme Court should support the foundation of our democracy."
"Supreme Court casts doubts on Jeff death row trial; Simpson reference, jury picks questioned": This article appears today in The Times-Picayune of New Orleans.
Today in The New York Times, Linda Greenhouse reports that "Supreme Court Reconsiders Pivotal Louisiana Case on Racial Selection of Juries."
In The Washington Post, Robert Barnes reports that "Court Hears La. Jury Bias Case; Prosecutor in '95 Trial Referenced O.J. Simpson, Excluded Blacks."
David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times reports that "High court considers play of race card; At issue is a prosecutor who worked to exclude African Americans from a jury deciding the fate of a black defendant."
"Atheist has another go at banning pledge": Howard Mintz has this article today in The San Jose Mercury News.
And The Washington Times reports that "Appeals court considers 'God' in Pledge."
"What's at Stake in the Latest Guantanamo Bay Case?" Michael C. Dorf has this essay online today at FindLaw.
Posted at 07:45 AM by Howard Bashman