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Saturday, March 12, 2005

“Repeal of sodomy ban echoes across U.S.; 2003 ruling on Texas statute frequently cited in sexual privacy cases”: The Dallas Morning News contains this article today.

Posted at 11:58 PM by Howard Bashman

“Partisans Gear Up for High Court Fight Ahead; Activists Mobilize Over Bush’s Vow to Nominate Conservative”: This article will appear Sunday in The Washington Post.

Posted at 11:55 PM by Howard Bashman

Ten Commandments-related news from here and there: From Fargo, North Dakota, The Forum today contains an article headlined “Fargo awaits ruling” that begins, “The historical value of Fargo’s Ten Commandments monument and the role religion plays in government were at the heart of a two-hour hearing Friday.” And in other coverage, The Associated Press reports that “Judge hears arguments over Fargo’s Ten Commandments marker.”

From Michigan, The Grand Rapids Press reports that “Ten Commandments stone drops in.”

And speaking of Roy’s Rock, The Birmingham News today contains an article headlined “Moore doesn’t owe legal fees” that begins, “Former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore is not personally responsible for the nearly $550,000 the state was ordered to pay in lawyers’ fees in the battle over his Ten Commandments monument, the state Supreme Court ruled Friday.”

Posted at 11:50 PM by Howard Bashman

In Sunday’s edition of The New York Times: An article will report that “Judge Blocks the Transfer of 13 Detainees From Guantanamo.” Update: With thanks to a reader, I have uploaded a copy of the temporary restraining order and opinion in support thereof that the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued today.

And in news from Georgia, “Police Capture Atlanta Suspect in Court Killings” and “Police Start Piecing Together the Path of Accused Shooter.”

Posted at 10:55 PM by Howard Bashman

“‘A Day of Reckoning’: Aging race-riot survivors are pushing the nation to confront the wrongs of its past.” Newsweek provides this report.

Posted at 7:33 PM by Howard Bashman

“A day of remembrance for Donna Grace Humphrey; Family and friends unite to say goodbye”: The Rocky Mountain News provides a news update that begins, “Under warm blue skies in a pink-walled church, the sad two-week saga of the murders of Judge Joan Lefkow’s family members came to an end with a moving remembrance of her feisty mother.”

And The Associated Press reports that “Ill. Judge Mourns Slain Mother at Funeral.”

Posted at 7:18 PM by Howard Bashman

“Down-to-earth jurist enjoyed life; Judge’s friendliness, humor touched many”: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution contains this article today. The New York Times reports that “Victim Is Recalled as Old-Fashioned, Informal and Utterly Original.” The Los Angeles Times reports that “Judge Praised by Grieving Friends.” And Jonathan Ringel of The Fulton County Daily Report has an article headlined “Slain Judge Loved for His ‘Unassuming’ Demeanor.”

Profiling the other two victims of yesterday’s courthouse shooting, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution today contains articles headlined “Brandau blended her job, cooking skills” and “Lawman spent life protecting others.”

Finally, The Baltimore Sun today contains an article headlined “Old friends of suspect recall fun-loving kid; Ednor Gardens: Brian Nichols graduated from Cardinal Gibbons High School.”

Posted at 4:00 PM by Howard Bashman

“The Threat Always Lurks in Court”: This article appears today in The Los Angeles Times.

The Washington Post reports that “D.C. Area Judges Reminded of Vulnerability; Despite Incidents of Threats, Many Comforted by Tighter Courtroom Security.”

The Houston Chronicle reports that “Judges say killings in two other cities reaffirm fears; Angry parties in civil cases pose same risk of attack as the criminal defendants.”

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that “Even after shootings, security can lag behind; Lack of funding is keeping improvements from being made in some area courthouses.” The newspaper also contains an editorial entitled “Judges need protection.”

The Arizona Republic reports that “Despite security, fear lingers in court; With many threats made, officials worry about similar event in Valley.”

The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that “Security boosted at courts in county; Some judges here say they fear for safety.”

The Baltimore Sun reports that “Courthouse renovations addressed safety issues; City installed security features after 1989 attack on Md. judge.”

The Portland Press Herald reports that “Violent attacks on judges rattle Maine court officials.”

The Nashua Telegraph reports that “Area law officials don’t let threats stop justice.”

The Journal News of Westchester, New York contains articles headlined “Slayings recall killing of Westchester jurist” and “Rockland judges worry about security” along with an editorial entitled “Targeting judges.”

The Macon Telegraph reports that “Midstate judges fear for safety in wake of shooting.”

The Daily Herald of suburban Chicago reports that “Judges’ security under microscope.”

The Pantagraph of Bloomington, Illinois reports that “Bomke drafting bill to let judges be armed.”

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that “Courthouse shooting reverberates here.”

The Joplin Globe reports that “Cherokee County reviews courthouse security; More sheriff’s staff could be an option.”

The Green Bay Press-Gazette reports that “Judges face possible violence daily; Trained deputies, awareness best defense against shootings.”

The Times of Munster, Indiana contains an article headlined “Judge Pera: ‘I’m afraid it could happen here’; Pera warned in 2003 about the possibility of a courtroom shooting, such as the one Friday in Atlanta.”

The Arkansas Democrat Gazette reports that “Officials evaluate security in courts.”

From Iowa, The Quad-City Times reports that “Area judges say Q-C police more at risk than they are.”

The Seattle Times reports that “More security considered at King County Courthouse.”

And reports that “Shootings Heighten Judges’ Security Fears.”

Posted at 2:15 PM by Howard Bashman

Atlanta courthouse shooting suspect may be cornered at apartment complex in Duluth, Gwinnett County, Georgia: According to WSB Radio 750AM, a hostage situation is underway at that location, provoking a huge police response. NBC affiliate WXIA-TV 11Alive provides additional details.

Posted at 11:24 AM by Howard Bashman

“Apple Can Demand Names of Bloggers, Judge Says”: The New York Times contains this article today.

The San Jose Mercury News reports today that “Online sources ordered revealed; Judge sidesteps one issue: are bloggers journalists?

The San Francisco Chronicle contains an article headlined “Judge: Apple can pursue those who leaked info; Ruling does not address whether sites are protected.”

The Chicago Tribune contains an article headlined “Are online reporters the real thing? Apple suit stirs debate whether bloggers have same rights as traditional journalists.”

And Slashdot offers a discussion thread titled “Apple Wins Against Bloggers.”

You can access yesterday’s ruling at this link.

Posted at 10:50 AM by Howard Bashman

“Ross smoked, drank in Lefkow home”: This article appears today in The Chicago Sun-Times.

The Chicago Tribune reports that “Killer’s life scoured for missing evidence.”

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that “With murders solved, questions linger over killer; Police think Chicago man was in area a week but don’t know why.”

The Los Angeles Times reports that “Killer in Chicago Slayings Had a Hit List, Police Say; Bart Ross was nursing a grudge against several jurists, lawyers and doctors before he shot two relatives of a judge and took his own life.”

The State Journal-Register of Springfield, Illinois reports that “Ross once sought help at the governor’s office; Ex-Edgar staffer recalls ‘quiet guy.’

And The Waukesha Freeman yesterday reported that “Former Pewaukee police officer stopped Ross; Chicago man identified as likely killer of judge’s family.”

Posted at 10:20 AM by Howard Bashman

“U.S. Customs Agent Found Dead in Atlanta”: The Associated Press provides this breaking news, which may be related to the courthouse shootings yesterday in Atlanta.

Posted at 10:12 AM by Howard Bashman