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Sunday, April 17, 2005

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court‘s decision in Lochner v. New York: You can access the court’s ruling here and here.

Although Law Professor Jeffrey Rosen‘s cover story today in The New York Times Magazine makes mention of the Lochner case, the article doesn’t note that today is the decision’s 100th birthday.

Posted at 5:40 PM by Howard Bashman

“Rules on innovation come under a legal microscope”: In Monday’s edition of Financial Times, Patti Waldmeir will have an article that begins, “The US Supreme Court could be about to rewrite the rules of innovation in America. A drug patent case this week could profoundly affect not only those who take or make American drugs but also the vitality of the innovation economy.”

Posted at 3:20 PM by Howard Bashman

“Supreme Court averse to risk, professor says”: The Toronto Globe and Mail yesterday contained an article that begins, “The Supreme Court of Canada has become a ‘play-it-safe’ court whose colourless judgments reflect very little spirited debate, a leading constitutional scholar told a Toronto legal conference yesterday.”

Posted at 3:18 PM by Howard Bashman

“No-contest plea will get dentist out of jail”: Yesterday’s edition of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch contained an article that begins, “After being behind bars for nearly eight years without a trial, Creve Coeur dentist Charles ‘Tom’ Sell on Friday ended his battle and pleaded no contest to federal charges of fraud and conspiracy to kill a witness and an FBI agent. Sell’s case achieved national attention when his refusal to be forcibly medicated went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. His case resulted in tougher standards being established for federal prosecutors who want to medicate defendants to make them mentally fit for trial.”

Posted at 3:15 PM by Howard Bashman

“Humble beginning, supreme end; Judge’s journey started in Flint, led to chief seat on high court”: This article appears today in The Flint Journal.

Posted at 3:05 PM by Howard Bashman

“Prayer tradition safe, for now; Finally, a voice of reason regarding separation of church and state; What a welcome relief”: The Progress-Index of Petersburg, Virginia today contains an editorial that begins, “On Thursday, three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. District Court of Appeals reversed a lower court ruling that would have allowed a Wiccan priest to pray the invocation at Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors meetings.”

And today in The Richmond Times-Dispatch, columnist Mark Holmberg has an essay entitled “Bewitched by inside tale of case.” A related editorial cartoon by Gary Brookins, also published today, can be accessed here.

Posted at 2:20 PM by Howard Bashman

“Judges Battle Transcends Numbers; Republicans already rule most federal courts; The issue is how far right the GOP can take them”: David G. Savage has this front page article today in The Los Angeles Times.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports today that “Senators picking sides for filibuster war; Tactic of endless debate to prevent vote wearing thin among Bush supporters.”

The Clarion-Ledger of Jackson, Mississippi reports that “Cochran targets judicial filibusters.”

The Washington Post contains an article headlined “It’s in the Formers’ Almanac: Rules Change Brings Deluge.” An editorial is entitled “Beyond the Pale.” Wade Henderson and Stephen Moore have an op-ed entitled “Don’t Alter The Filibuster.” And U.S. Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) has an op-ed entitled “Majority Vote Should Trump Minority Rule.”

Posted at 8:50 AM by Howard Bashman

“Even the power brokers seek appointed judges; Pa.’s judicial elections take cash and cachet; Two lawmakers want change”: This front page article appears today in The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Posted at 8:40 AM by Howard Bashman