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Monday, December 21, 2009

"Public corruption a familiar theme for longtime jurist": Yesterday in The Chicago Tribune, columnist John Kass had this op-ed about Justice John Paul Stevens.
Posted at 10:11 PM by Howard Bashman

"In Supreme Court Clerks' Careers, Signs of Polarization": In Tuesday's edition of The New York Times, Adam Liptak will have this new installment of his "Sidebar" column.
Posted at 10:08 PM by Howard Bashman

"Cox taking fight against Great Lakes Asian carp to Supreme Court": The Detroit News has an update that begins, "Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox is calling on the U.S. Supreme Court to flex its muscle in the fight to keep invasive Asian carp from Lake Michigan."

The Detroit Free Press has a news update headlined "Cox takes Asian carp suit to Supreme Court."

And The Associated Press reports that "Mich. files suit in US high court over Asian carp."
Posted at 03:57 PM by Howard Bashman

"Court rejects Polanski move to have case dismissed": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "A California appeals court on Monday rejected Roman Polanski's bid to have his sex case dismissed, but cited grave concerns over possible judicial and prosecutorial misconduct."

You can access today's ruling of California's Second District Court of Appeal at this link.
Posted at 03:50 PM by Howard Bashman

"White Conn. firefighters seek back pay, damages": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "A group of white New Haven firefighters who won a discrimination case before the U.S. Supreme Court are seeking back pay, damages and legal fees."
Posted at 12:15 PM by Howard Bashman

"En Banc Review In the Second Circuit": Attorneys Michael B. de Leeuw and Samuel P. Groner had this essay in last Friday's issue of The New York Law Journal.
Posted at 10:14 AM by Howard Bashman

"Cash gifts, liquid lunch -- the case for impeachment": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "It's not the lifestyle of a typical federal judge: Five or six vodka cocktails during lunch; gambling with borrowed money; bankruptcy under a phony name, and cash, trips or home repairs from lawyers and a bail bondsman with business before his court. Witnesses in the congressional impeachment case against U.S. District Court Judge G. Thomas Porteous Jr. paint a jarring portrait of the former Louisiana state judge who was appointed to the federal bench in 1994 by President Bill Clinton."

And over the past few weeks, The Times-Picayune of New Orleans has published articles headlined "Salary repayment suggestion is more sizzle than steak, observers of Thomas Porteous case say"; "Judge Thomas Porteous impeachment backed by 3 legal experts"; "Judge Thomas Porteous accused of bankruptcy fraud during impeachment hearing"; and "Bail bondsman testifies in hearing for Judge Thomas Porteous," along with an editorial entitled "Judge Thomas Porteous was the bondsman's cash cow."
Posted at 10:07 AM by Howard Bashman

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