Saturday, December 16, 2017
"Why Texas' 'death penalty capital of the world' stopped executing people": Phil McCausland of NBC News has this report.
Posted at 01:57 PM by Howard Bashman
"Money Is Flowing Into State Supreme Court Races, Study Says": Carrie Johnson had this audio segment on this past Thursday's broadcast of NPR's "Morning Edition."
Posted at 01:15 PM by Howard Bashman
"Beverley McLachlin's final minutes at the Supreme Court: The chief justice who redefined the job and left a lasting mark on Canada departs with a few parting words and much praise." Meagan Campbell of Maclean's has this report.
Bruce Campion-Smith of The Toronto Star reports that "Beverley McLachlin leaves chief justice post cheering Supreme Court's work on Aboriginal issues."
And Kathleen Harris and Rosemary Barton of CBC News have an article headlined "'Shocked': Retiring chief justice was blindsided by Stephen Harper's public attack; Beverley McLachlin reveals behind-the-scenes details of battle with Conservatives."
"Hickenlooper picks CU professor for vacant Colorado Supreme Court seat, solidifying his legacy for the panel; John Hickenlooper was choosing between Marcy Glenn, Pattie Swift and Melissa Hart": Jesse Paul of The Denver Post has this report.
Colorado Public Radio reports that "Melissa Hart Chosen To Replace Allison Eid On Colorado Supreme Court."
And Andrew Sorensen of CU Boulder Today reports that "Melissa Hart named to Colorado Supreme Court."
For those keeping score at home, the confirmation of Neil M. Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court ultimately resulted in the gain of a Democratic justice on the Supreme Court of Colorado.
"New justice named to Wyoming Supreme Court": Shane Sanderson of The Casper (Wyo.) Star Tribune has an article that begins, "Wyoming will have a new Supreme Court Justice in the new year. Governor Matt Mead announced Friday that he had appointed Lynne Boomgaarden to replace William U. Hill. Hill's retirement will become effective Feb. 17."
Posted at 12:12 PM by Howard Bashman
"Baroness Hale 'hoping for three women' to join Supreme Court bench": Victoria Ward of The Telegraph (UK) has this report.
Posted at 12:04 PM by Howard Bashman
Supreme Court of Montana to become gluten-free: The Associated Press reports that "Billings judge to replace Wheat on Montana Supreme Court."
And in local coverage, Phoebe Tollefson of The Billings Gazette reports that "Billings judge Ingrid Gustafson named to Montana Supreme Court."
"Iowa Supreme Court justice blocks Register's use of court records; Newspaper says Wiggins' order violates the First Amendment": Clark Kauffman of The Des Moines Register has this report.
And Ryan J. Foley of The Associated Press reports that "Iowa justice blocks newspaper from reporting court records."
"Trump's push to fill courts with conservative judges hits first speed bump": John Wagner, Robert O'Harrow Jr., and Karoun Demirjian have this front page article in today's edition of The Washington Post.
Posted at 11:07 AM by Howard Bashman
For the second Saturday in a row, an article about Ninth Circuit Judge Alex Kozinski appears on the front page of the print edition of The Washington Post: You can access today's front page in PDF format at this link.
Posted at 11:04 AM by Howard Bashman