Friday, December 31, 2010
"Roberts Urges Obama and Senate to Fill Judicial Posts": Adam Liptak will have this article Saturday in The New York Times.
Robert Barnes of The Washington Post has a news update headlined "Justice Roberts urges end to partisan fights blocking action on federal judges."
David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times has a news update headlined "Chief justice urges end to partisan stalling; In his year-end report on the federal courts, John G. Roberts Jr. calls on both parties in Congress to more swiftly approve federal judicial nominees."
Jess Bravin of The Wall Street Journal has a news update headlined "Chief Justice Decries Brawling Over Judicial Nominees."
Jesse J. Holland of The Associated Press reports that "Supreme Court to cut costs to fight deficit."
Bloomberg News reports that "Chief Justice Urges End to Politics on U.S. Judicial Vacancies."
At "SCOTUSblog," Lyle Denniston has a post titled "Chief: End partisan feuds over judgeships."
And at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times," Tony Mauro has a post titled "In Year-End Report, Roberts Urges End to Judicial Confirmation Logjam."
"Adult drive-thru store in Alabama offers privacy": Jay Reeves of The Associated Press has this report.
According to the article, the store "is owned by Florida businesswoman Sherri Williams, who fought the state for almost a decade over what's considered by free-speech advocates to be one of the nation's toughest anti-obscenity laws. Among other things, the 1998 law banned the sale of products intended for sexual stimulation."
"Court punishes bay area lawyers who called each other 'hack' and 'loser' -- and worse": This article appears today in The St. Petersburg Times.
Posted at 10:46 AM by Howard Bashman
"San Jose judge set to become chief of Bay Area's federal courts": Today in The San Jose Mercury News, Howard Mintz has an article that begins, "For San Jose-based U.S. District Judge James Ware, becoming the Bay Area's next chief federal judge means more than assuming a key leadership role in the judiciary. It is also a return to the spotlight for the first time since a public humiliation 13 years ago almost cost him his career."
Posted at 10:37 AM by Howard Bashman
"Election arguments heard: Justices deliberate validity of results." The Pacific Daily News of Guam contains this article today.
Posted at 10:35 AM by Howard Bashman
"Chief justice appointed to municipal court seat; Eric Brown to take Franklin County post": Today's edition of The Columbus Dispatch contains an article that begins, "The chief justice of the Ohio Supreme Court has a new job at the other end of the judicial hierarchy."
Posted at 10:33 AM by Howard Bashman
"Democrats seek support to keep justices on court": Grant Schulte has this article today in The Des Moines Register.
Posted at 10:30 AM by Howard Bashman
"The Court Case Haunting Health Care: Legal challenges to health reform will use a 1942 precedent, when the Supreme Court broadened Congress' right to regulate interstate commerce." Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News has an article that begins, "Before there was the Tea Party, there was Roscoe Filburn. Almost 60 years ago, Filburn took a stand against what he saw as federal meddling with his family farm in Dayton. When the Agriculture Dept. fined him for exceeding his government-imposed quota for winter wheat production, Filburn sued, taking his case all the way to the Supreme Court."
Posted at 10:23 AM by Howard Bashman