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Sunday, February 26, 2006


"The Supreme Court is like a box of chocolates": This editorial appears today in The Kalamazoo Gazette.
Posted at 11:58 AM by Howard Bashman




Sunday, February 26, 2006


"Psycho Path Voted Wackiest Street Name": The Associated Press provides this report. According to the official results, "Third Prize goes to Farfrompoopen Rd., which we're told is the only way to get to Story, Arkansas' Constipation Ridge."
Posted at 11:55 AM by Howard Bashman




Sunday, February 26, 2006


"Reality Check for 'Roe': With the hard right hoping for reversal, the black-and-white war over abortion finds itself immersed in shades of gray." The March 6, 2006 issue of Newsweek will contain this article.
Posted at 11:48 AM by Howard Bashman




Sunday, February 26, 2006


"Repeal joint and several liability; The legal doctrine encourages plaintiffs to go after big companies and wealthy individuals, who can get stuck paying damages beyond their portion of fault": This editorial appears today in The St. Petersburg Times.
Posted at 11:44 AM by Howard Bashman




Sunday, February 26, 2006


"An Odd Map, A Big Flap; Texas redistricting comes before the Supreme Court": The March 6, 2006 edition of U.S. News & World Report will contain this article.
Posted at 11:40 AM by Howard Bashman




Sunday, February 26, 2006


"Appointed justice facing his first political race": This article appears today in The Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
Posted at 09:20 AM by Howard Bashman




Sunday, February 26, 2006


The Austin American-Statesman is reporting: Today's newspaper contains articles headlined "Supreme Court's ruling on GOP map will echo; Decision would be far-reaching for Texas elections, the political leanings of Congress" and "Death row inmates share identical appeals; 20 pages of death row inmates' appeals are identical, even errors."
Posted at 09:15 AM by Howard Bashman




Sunday, February 26, 2006


"Plan B battle shifts to states; FDA's inaction on 'morning-after' pill boosts momentum": Friday's edition of The Baltimore Sun contained this article.
Posted at 09:10 AM by Howard Bashman




Sunday, February 26, 2006


"No challenge to Roe foreseen in Texas; Foes are content to chip away, let other states wage costly, risky fight": This front page article appears today in The Houston Chronicle.
Posted at 09:08 AM by Howard Bashman




Sunday, February 26, 2006


"He's taking on Vioxx maker on its home turf; Lawyer's winning Texas style to be tested in New Jersey": The Boston Globe contains this article today.
Posted at 09:05 AM by Howard Bashman




Sunday, February 26, 2006


"Specter Proposes NSA Surveillance Rules; Measure Would Make Administration Seek FISA Court's Permission to Eavesdrop": This article appears today in The Washington Post.
Posted at 08:50 AM by Howard Bashman




Sunday, February 26, 2006


"Supreme Court to Vote on Election-Law Cases; At issue are campaign spending caps in Vermont and redrawn voter districts in Texas": David G. Savage has this article today in The Los Angeles Times.

And an article reports that "Infection Is Growing in Scope, Resistance; A virulent staph germ once largely confined to hospitals is emerging in jails, gyms and schools." MRSA is at issue in a pending case (the Brief for Appellants is here) that I'm involved in before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
Posted at 08:40 AM by Howard Bashman




Saturday, February 25, 2006


In Sunday's edition of The New York Times: Tomorrow's newspaper will contain an article headlined "Court to Reconsider Hawaii Schools Case."

In local news, "Death Row Case May Decide More Than Inmate's Fate."

An article in the Week in Review section headlined "Not the End of the World After All" begins, "Masters of the universe from Wall Street to Washington and beyond breathed a sigh of relief on Friday when a federal judge in Virginia put off a decision on whether to shut down the BlackBerry wireless e-mail service, which has more than three million subscribers in the United States."

And an editorial will carry the headline "A Judicial Green Light for Torture."
Posted at 10:33 PM by Howard Bashman




Saturday, February 25, 2006


"For Ken Lay, Enron's Riches Turning to Ruin": This article will appear Sunday in The New York Times.

And today's issue of The Washington Post reports that "Board Secretary Implicates Lay, Skilling."
Posted at 10:24 PM by Howard Bashman




Saturday, February 25, 2006


Tonight's DVD selection: "North Country."
Posted at 10:18 PM by Howard Bashman




Saturday, February 25, 2006


Jake Tapper was here, but now he's gone: The blog "Extreme Mortman" provides a post titled "Blogs The Famous Media Reads: Jake Tapper."
Posted at 09:10 PM by Howard Bashman




Saturday, February 25, 2006


"All Eyes on the Rookie: In two big upcoming Supreme Court cases, Samuel Alito will play a pivotal role." Cliff Sloan has this essay online at Newsweek.
Posted at 09:08 PM by Howard Bashman




Saturday, February 25, 2006


"U.S. Supreme Court to hear arguments Tuesday on campaign finance": The Associated Press provides this report.
Posted at 09:05 PM by Howard Bashman




Saturday, February 25, 2006


"CNN legal analyst to discuss high court changes": On Monday evening, Jeffrey Toobin -- the journalist who unmasked "Article III Groupie" -- will be speaking and signing books at a synagogue in Fort Wayne, Indiana, The Journal Gazette reports today in an article that you can access here.
Posted at 07:00 PM by Howard Bashman




Saturday, February 25, 2006


"Rehnquist, true to words, was true to our freedom": Patrick McIlheran will have this op-ed in Sunday's edition of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Posted at 06:55 PM by Howard Bashman




Saturday, February 25, 2006


"Sizing Up the Opposing Armies in the Coming Abortion Battle": This article will appear in the Week in Review section of tomorrow's edition of The New York Times.
Posted at 06:54 PM by Howard Bashman




Saturday, February 25, 2006


"Anna Nicole Smith's Legal War Continues": The Associated Press provides this report.
Posted at 02:44 PM by Howard Bashman




Saturday, February 25, 2006


"Death and Wal-Mart: Pharmacists, physicians, and the right of conscience." Dahlia Lithwick has this jurisprudence essay online at Slate.
Posted at 01:38 PM by Howard Bashman




Saturday, February 25, 2006


"An Afghan Prison Expands, Filling Guantanamo's Role": This article will appear Sunday in The New York Times.
Posted at 01:35 PM by Howard Bashman




Saturday, February 25, 2006


"Ruling May Undercut Google in Fight Over Its Book Scans": The New York Times today contains an article that begins, "A recent federal court decision in California might undermine a pillar of defense for Google in its dispute with publishers and authors who are challenging the company's right to scan books that are still under copyright."

My earlier coverage of that ruling can be accessed here.
Posted at 11:52 AM by Howard Bashman




Saturday, February 25, 2006


"Pentagon to Identify Detainees; Military to Comply With Court Order at Guantanamo Bay": This article appears today in The Washington Post.
Posted at 11:50 AM by Howard Bashman




Saturday, February 25, 2006


"Lawyer's $4.1 Million Fee Angers Holocaust Survivors": Law Professor Burt Neuborne is the subject of this article published today in The New York Times.
Posted at 11:48 AM by Howard Bashman




Saturday, February 25, 2006


"Libby Loses a Round in Court; Ex-Cheney Aide Is Denied in Bid to Learn Leaker's Identity": This article appears today in The Washington Post.

The New York Times reports today that "Former Aide to Cheney Gains Access to His Notes."

And The Los Angeles Times reports that "Libby's Team Plans to Subpoena Media; Lawyers have said they intend to cast a wide net to raise doubts about testimony against him; Those called will have until April to respond."
Posted at 11:45 AM by Howard Bashman




Saturday, February 25, 2006


"Executive order is questioned; McDonnell objects to Kaine's action that bans bias against gays": The Richmond Times-Dispatch today contains an article that begins, "Gov. Timothy M. Kaine overstepped his constitutional authority when he outlawed bias against gays in state hiring, employment and promotion, the attorney general contends."

And The Washington Post reports today that "Kaine Order To Shield Gays Called Unlawful."
Posted at 11:42 AM by Howard Bashman




Saturday, February 25, 2006


"Justice Dept. Rejects Google's Concerns": The AP provides a report that begins, "Concerns by Google Inc. that a Bush administration demand to examine millions of its users' Internet search requests would violate privacy rights are unwarranted, the Justice Department said in a court filing."
Posted at 11:40 AM by Howard Bashman




Saturday, February 25, 2006


Isn't that special: The Associated Press reports that "Ky. Governor Names Two Special Justices."

And The Lexington Herald-Leader today contains an article headlined "Fletcher supporters put on court; Substitute Justices for hiring case gave to his campaign."
Posted at 11:38 AM by Howard Bashman




Saturday, February 25, 2006


"Utah's top court boots polygamist judge Steed": The Deseret Morning News contains this article today.

And The Salt Lake Tribune today contains an article headlined "Hildale judge resigns as asked; Polygamist: The Utah Supreme Court rules the 25-year veteran must quit."

My earlier coverage appears in a post titled "The Supreme Court of Utah's opinion contains as many pages as the ousted judge has wives."
Posted at 11:33 AM by Howard Bashman




Saturday, February 25, 2006


"Surgery risk key in limiting abortion pill, court rules; Case sent back to reconsider": The Cincinnati Enquirer today contains an article that begins, "Ohio cannot restrict the use of an abortion-inducing pill unless lawmakers allow exceptions for women facing a greater health risk with surgical abortion, a federal appeals court ruled Friday."
Posted at 11:28 AM by Howard Bashman




Saturday, February 25, 2006


"South Dakota's Governor Says He Favors Abortion Ban Bill": This article appears today in The New York Times, along with a related article headlined "Abortion Returns to Center Stage."

The Los Angeles Times reports today that "S.D. House Approves Abortion Bill; Lawmakers hope the sweeping measure will lead the high court to revisit Roe vs. Wade."

The Argus Leader of Sioux Falls, South Dakota reports that "Abortion ban rests on Rounds; Governor says he'll study before signing."

The Rapid City Journal contains articles headlined "Gov. 'inclined' to sign ban" and "Abortion-rights advocates threaten to boycott S.D."

And The Aberdeen American News reports that "Abortion ban approved; Referendum rumored as possibility if governor signs; issue puts S.D. in national spotlight."
Posted at 11:24 AM by Howard Bashman




Saturday, February 25, 2006


"State to defend lethal injection protocol in court": Claire Cooper, legal affairs writer for The Sacramento Bee, has this article today in that newspaper.
Posted at 11:00 AM by Howard Bashman



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