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Monday, November 27, 2006

"A Blogger Who's a Court-Approved Journalist": The New York Times today contains an article that begins, "Many bloggers describe themselves as journalists. Last week Charles LeBlanc, a rooming house resident who lives on social assistance in Fredericton, New Brunswick, received a court decision establishing his journalistic credentials."

The blog in question can be accessed at this link.
Posted at 07:54 AM by Howard Bashman




Monday, November 27, 2006

"UA profs back warming case at Supreme Court": This article appears today in The Arizona Republic.

And The Washington Times today contains an editorial entitled "Court tackles global warming."
Posted at 07:50 AM by Howard Bashman




Monday, November 27, 2006

"New face on top court wanted job since day 1": The Newark Star-Ledger today contains this profile of the Supreme Court of New Jersey's newest Justice, Helen E. Hoens.
Posted at 07:45 AM by Howard Bashman




Monday, November 27, 2006

"Ignorance and abortion": Today in The Washington Times, Nat Hentoff has an op-ed that begins, "On Nov. 7, a South Dakota law prohibiting nearly all abortions in that state was clearly defeated; but still in the federal courts is another South Dakota statute requiring the 'informed consent' of the woman before the abortion."
Posted at 07:44 AM by Howard Bashman




Monday, November 27, 2006

"'Honest' statute prompts bar fight": This article appears today in The Palm Beach Post.
Posted at 07:42 AM by Howard Bashman




Monday, November 27, 2006

"Gun makers appeal Hoosier's ruling; Court finds federal shield against lawsuits unconstitutional": The Indianapolis Star today contains an article that begins, "Gun makers are appealing an Indiana judge's first-of-its-kind ruling that a federal law shielding gun manufacturers from lawsuits is unconstitutional."
Posted at 07:40 AM by Howard Bashman




Monday, November 27, 2006

"A trial for high court's webcast; First session tentatively set for Thursday as Md. judiciary pushes for visibility and access": The Baltimore Sun today contains an article that begins, "Maryland's highest court is poised to begin live Webcasting of its oral arguments, making the staid proceedings widely and immediately available for the first time to people outside its Annapolis courtroom."
Posted at 06:47 AM by Howard Bashman




Monday, November 27, 2006

"New eminent domain war: Vincent Rack's family has owned North Bend land since 1932; now Green Township wants to claim 6.5 acres of it." The Cincinnati Enquirer contains this article today.
Posted at 06:45 AM by Howard Bashman




Monday, November 27, 2006

"Case to test states' bank rules; Supreme Court to hear Wachovia's challenge to local regulations": This article appears today in The Charlotte Observer.

The Detroit News reports today that "Mich. takes Wachovia to High Court; State argues Wachovia subsidiary must follow its consumer protection laws, not U.S. agency's."

And Bloomberg News reports that "Spitzer Battles Wachovia's Dream Team in State-Power Court Case."
Posted at 06:42 AM by Howard Bashman




Monday, November 27, 2006

The Associated Press is reporting: Now available online are articles headlined "Supreme Court to Mull Pay-Discrimination" and "Texas Jury to Get Smuggling Deaths Trial."
Posted at 06:40 AM by Howard Bashman




Monday, November 27, 2006

"Ledbetter v. Goodyear: The Supreme Court Considers Procedural Technicalities That Perpetuate the Gender Wage Gap." Joanna Grossman and Deborah Brake have this essay today at FindLaw.
Posted at 06:38 AM by Howard Bashman




Monday, November 27, 2006

"Killing Habeas Corpus: Arlen Specter’s about-face." Jeffrey Toobin has this article in the December 4, 2006 issue of The New Yorker.
Posted at 06:30 AM by Howard Bashman




Monday, November 27, 2006

"Blawg Review #85": Available online here, at "Freedom To Differ."
Posted at 06:27 AM by Howard Bashman




Sunday, November 26, 2006

"Supreme Court to hear global warming case this week": The Detroit Free Press provides this report.
Posted at 11:05 PM by Howard Bashman




Sunday, November 26, 2006

"Justice Stevens and Panel on Judicial Selection": You can view online yesterday evening's broadcast of C-SPAN's "America and the Courts" by clicking here (RealPlayer required).

C-SPAN describes yesterday's broadcast as follows: "Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens spoke about original intent and stare decisis at the Chicago Bar Association on September 14th. He is followed by a panel discussion on judicial selection, moderated by Legal Times Supreme Court Correspondent Tony Mauro at the Georgetown Law Center in Washington, DC on September 28th."
Posted at 08:40 PM by Howard Bashman




Sunday, November 26, 2006

"Regulate CO2? Justices To Rule; Connecticut Helps Put Global Warming Before Supreme Court." This article appears today in The Hartford Courant.
Posted at 04:40 PM by Howard Bashman




Sunday, November 26, 2006

"Hail to the chief: Dick Cheney's mission to expand -- or 'restore' -- the powers of the presidency." Charlie Savage has this lengthy article in the Ideas section of today's edition of The Boston Globe.
Posted at 04:05 PM by Howard Bashman




Sunday, November 26, 2006

"Nicaragua abortion ban called a threat to lives": This article appears today in The Boston Globe.
Posted at 04:05 PM by Howard Bashman




Sunday, November 26, 2006

"Courts Don't Belong to Judges": The Connecticut regional section of today's edition of The New York Times today contains an editorial that begins, "The state legislature, the news media and the judicial branch clashed repeatedly this year over a simple question: Who has the final say on how Connecticut courts are run?"
Posted at 03:50 PM by Howard Bashman




Sunday, November 26, 2006

"Judicial nominations: Time for bipartisanship." Law Professor Carl Tobias will have this essay in Monday's issue of The National Law Journal.
Posted at 03:40 PM by Howard Bashman




Sunday, November 26, 2006

"High Court Case Could Imperil Pending Patents; Justices to Hear Dispute Over What Constitutes an Invention": law.com's Tony Mauro provides this report.
Posted at 03:35 PM by Howard Bashman




Sunday, November 26, 2006

"Lawmaker Leaves Judge Nominee in Limbo": The Associated Press provides a report that begins, "A conservative Republican lawmaker is considering whether to stop blocking a judicial nominee over concerns her appearance at a lesbian commitment ceremony betrayed her legal views on gay marriage."

And The Des Moines Register on Thursday published a related article headlined "Politics stall Iowan's judgeship; John Jarvey's qualifications aren't involved in standoff."
Posted at 01:15 PM by Howard Bashman




Sunday, November 26, 2006

"Check Still Needed On Judicial Power: Should Judges Answer Only To Themselves?" Mitchell W. Pearlman has this op-ed today in The Hartford Courant.
Posted at 11:04 AM by Howard Bashman




Sunday, November 26, 2006

"Record damages for Irish billionaire who sued 'Mirror'": This article appeared yesterday in The Independent (UK).

The Sunday Business Post of Ireland reports today that "Supreme Court may reduce O'Brien award."

The Press Gazette (UK) reported on Friday that "Billionaire businessman wins record Irish damages against Mirror."

And today in The Sunday Times of London, Sarah Carey has an essay entitled "Doing justice to O'Brien."
Posted at 10:58 AM by Howard Bashman




Sunday, November 26, 2006

"Lawyers cram for justices' grilling; Jefferson schools case heard Dec. 4": The Louisville Courier-Journal today contains an article that begins, "They've spent six months studying case law, writing legal briefs and flying around the country to sharpen their arguments before panels of top law professors. But Dec. 4, two Louisville lawyers will argue opposite sides of a landmark school-integration case before the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. -- a first for both."

In somewhat related news, The Los Angeles Times reports today that "Affirmative action era is over, longtime foe says; Former UC regent Ward Connerly, buoyed by success of Michigan measure, is eyeing new targets."

And in The Seattle Times, columnist Danny Westneat has an op-ed entitled "Seeing our way to diversity."
Posted at 10:54 AM by Howard Bashman




Sunday, November 26, 2006

"Activism already a factor in races for Pa. high court": The Philadelphia Inquirer today contains an article that begins, "Russell M. Nigro is wrestling with a dilemma: Should he try to win back a seat on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court after being ousted in a wave of voter anger last year? Or should he skip the political drama and stick with his growing court-mediation business? Nigro, a former Philadelphia trial judge, is weighing a variety of factors - whether the legal community would support him, how to raise money for another costly statewide campaign, and even what to do about bloggers who, he fears, might spread misinformation about him."
Posted at 10:48 AM by Howard Bashman




Sunday, November 26, 2006

"Gay couple awaits adoption ruling from U.S. court; The Seattle men's quest for their child's birth certificate in Oklahoma highlights how states' rules conflict": This article appears today in The Los Angeles Times.
Posted at 10:45 AM by Howard Bashman




Sunday, November 26, 2006

"High Court to Hear Global Warming Case": The Associated Press provides this report.
Posted at 10:25 AM by Howard Bashman




Sunday, November 26, 2006

"Scalia the Civil Libertarian? As it conducts the war on terror, the Bush administration may find the conservative justice a bigger obstacle than the Democratic Party." Scott Turow has this Idea Lab essay in today's issue of The New York Times Magazine.
Posted at 10:18 AM by Howard Bashman




Sunday, November 26, 2006

"Killing habeas corpus: Arlen Specter's about-face." Jeffrey Toobin will have this article in the December 4, 2006 issue of The New Yorker.
Posted at 10:15 AM by Howard Bashman




Saturday, November 25, 2006

"In Fractured Decision, CAFC Refuses to Reexamine De Novo Claim Construction": This post appeared yesterday at "Patently-O: Patent Law Blog." My earlier coverage is at this link.
Posted at 10:50 PM by Howard Bashman




Saturday, November 25, 2006

"Age of consent to be set at 16": The Sunday Times of London contains an article that begins, "The Irish government is to reduce the age of consent by a year to 16, in a reform of the law on teenage sexual activity and the protection of children recommended by a parliamentary committee."

My earlier coverage of this matter, from May 2006, can be accessed here.
Posted at 10:40 PM by Howard Bashman




Saturday, November 25, 2006

"Internet peek at jail life could end soon; Anderson County sheriff says Web cam jeopardizes security": This article appeared yesterday in The Tennessean.
Posted at 10:33 PM by Howard Bashman




Saturday, November 25, 2006

"No liability found in STD case": The San Luis Obispo Tribune today contains an article that begins, "A jury decided this week that a former San Luis Obispo County resident did not negligently infect his ex-wife with a sexually transmitted disease, likely the first case in the state to be decided using a California Supreme Court ruling on the issue, legal experts said."
Posted at 10:32 PM by Howard Bashman




Saturday, November 25, 2006

"Government Urges Supreme Court to Stay Out of Times Case": This article will appear Sunday in The New York Times.

And The Associated Press reports that "Gov't Asks Court Not to Block Records."
Posted at 10:28 PM by Howard Bashman



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