Monday, December 31, 2012
"Chief Justice Prods Congress on Fiscal Matters": Adam Liptak will have this article Tuesday in The New York Times.
At "SCOTUSblog, Lyle Denniston has a post titled "Court to get by on less."
And Carrie Johnson of NPR has a blog post titled "Chief Justice John Roberts On Fiscal Woes: Don't Look At Us."
You can access at this link the Chief Justice's 2012 Year-End Report on the Federal Judiciary. The report contains a thoughtful tribute to the memory of U.S. District Judge Mark R. Kravitz, who died far too young earlier this year.
Update: In other coverage, Jess Bravin of The Wall Street Journal has a news update headlined "Chief Justice Roberts Defends Judiciary's Costs."
Pete Yost of The Associated Press reports that "Roberts urges full financial support for the court."
Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News reports that "Roberts Says U.S. Judiciary Should Be Spared From Spending Cuts."
Jonathan Stempel of Reuters reports that "Chief justice stresses need for judges, funds despite fiscal strain."
At "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times," Tony Mauro has a post titled "Chief Justice Boasts of Budget Cuts, Urges Filling Lower Court Vacancies."
And Ariane de Vogue of ABC News has a blog post titled "Supreme Court: Chief Justice John Roberts on 'Fiscal Cliff.'"
"A lesson in pop culture via Guantanamo": The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 02:24 PM by Howard Bashman
"We conclude the primary assumption of risk doctrine, though most frequently applied to sports, applies as well to certain other recreational activities including bumper car rides." So holds the Supreme Court of California in a ruling issued today.
Update: In early coverage, Howard Mintz of The San Jose Mercury News reports that "California Supreme Court rejects lawsuit against Great America over bumper car rides."
"Court to decide if dogs have sentimental value under the law": Chuck Lindell has this article today in The Austin American-Statesman.
Posted at 01:37 PM by Howard Bashman
"Court weighs appeal of one of California's longest serving death-row inmates": Howard Mintz has this article today in The San Jose Mercury News.
And in today's edition of The Los Angeles Times, Maura Dolan has a front page article headlined "Californians' support for death penalty goes against trend; California's recent vote to continue the death penalty keeps it in the minority of states with capital punishment still on the books."
"Gun debate revives enduring American fight": Liz Sidoti of The Associated Press has this essay.
Posted at 09:12 AM by Howard Bashman
"Justice looks back at high court stints": This article appears today in The Charleston (W. Va.) Daily Mail, along with a related article headlined "Child abuse, neglect cases crucial, retiring jurist says."
Posted at 09:10 AM by Howard Bashman
"Court cuts Kamm's espionage sentence by 1 year; 4.5 year sentence of Kamm, convicted of leaking IDF documents to journalist, cut after appeal; sentence disproportional, court says": The Jerusalem Post has this news update.
"Forced out by age, Kelly retiring from Michigan Supreme Court": The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 08:59 AM by Howard Bashman