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Saturday, June 25, 2005

“Academy rape trial on hold; Judge’s action follows refusal of therapist to turn over notes”: This article appears today in The Denver Post.

The Rocky Mountain News today contains articles headlined “Judge halts rape case; Appeal planned in court-martial of academy grad“; “Victims advocates angered“; and “Coalition honors therapist’s resolve in ‘bittersweet’ ceremony.” Also, columnist Scott Robinson has an op-ed entitled “Postponing cadet’s court-martial a good move in fight over records.”

And The San Antonio Express-News reports that “AF judge throws out rape allegation against ex-cadet.”

Posted at 11:00 PM by Howard Bashman

In news from Mississippi: The Biloxi Sun Herald today contains an article headlined “Judge will release some documents” that begins, “Following a directive this week from a higher court, U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate is releasing many documents that had been sealed in a judicial bribery case.”

And in related coverage, The Clarion-Ledger reports today that “Witness backtracks in Diaz trial; Coast lawyer testifies in 10th day of bribery trial.”

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“In Supreme Court Years, age is just a number — a big one”: Marsha Mercer will have this essay Sunday in The Richmond Times-Dispatch.

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“KOCE Sale Reversed; Court Cites Favoritism”: The Los Angeles Times today contains an article that begins, “Calling the deal ‘the rankest form of favoritism,’ a state appeals court reversed the sale of Orange County’s PBS station to the KOCE Foundation, saying the Coast Community College District had agreed to the deal because it was determined not to sell KOCE-TV to televangelists.”

And The Orange County Register reports today that “Court invalidates the sale of KOCE-TV; Transaction illegal because owner ruled out higher bid from religious broadcaster.”

You can access at this link Thursday’s unpublished opinion of the California Court of Appeal for the 4th District, Division Three.

Posted at 10:40 PM by Howard Bashman

“Battle Looms for Supreme Court Leadership”: David G. Savage and Richard B. Schmitt will have this article Sunday in The Los Angeles Times.

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“Not Just a Win for Bugs”: The Washington Post today contains an editorial that begins, “Normally, it is a mistake to read much into a decision by the Supreme Court not to hear a case. But the court’s decision last week not to take up a case called GDF Realty Investments v. Norton is worthy of note. The court sat for a long time on the case, a challenge out of Texas to the application of the Endangered Species Act to insects that live only in a few caves in the Lone Star State.”

Posted at 9:00 PM by Howard Bashman

“One mighty-determined plumber: The lawman investigating a White House leak just won’t take no for an answer.” Chitra Ragavan will have this article in the July 4, 2005 issue of U.S. News & World Report.

Posted at 7:08 PM by Howard Bashman

“Ex-aide to U.S. judge admits stealing; During six years with district court, secretary handled finances and took $227,274 from him”: The Sacramento Bee today contains an article that begins, “A Sacramento federal judge’s former secretary, who handled his personal finances, has pleaded guilty to stealing $227,274 from the judge over a six-year period.”

Posted at 6:45 PM by Howard Bashman

“U.S. Marshals Service Director Resigns; Judges and Lawmakers Had Criticized Reyna”: This article appears today in The Washington Post.

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“2 top candidates for Supreme Court share long history”: Sunday in The Chicago Tribune, Jan Crawford Greenburg will have an article that begins, “When Mike Luttig stood up as a groomsman in John Roberts’ wedding here nine years ago, more than a few people could have predicted they again would someday be sharing the spotlight.”

Posted at 6:40 PM by Howard Bashman

“EPA Emissions Rule Is Upheld; Judges Back Agency’s View on Coal-Fired Plant Upgrades”: This article appears today in The Washington Post.

The Los Angeles Times reports today that “Court Upholds EPA Change of Air Pollution Policy; An appeals panel OKs a Bush rule letting power plants avoid installing new pollution controls.”

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that “Court backs president on relaxed air standards; Environmental groups call ruling a ‘mixed bag.’

The Rocky Mountain News reports that “Air ruling mixed; Greens, industry both say they won after court decision.”

And The Portland Press Herald reports that “States lose key air rule decision.”

Posted at 4:28 PM by Howard Bashman

“Sculpted Bodies And a Strip Act At Justice Dept.” The Washington Post today contains an article that begins, “After more than three years, the most talked-about coverup at the Justice Department has come to an end.”

Posted at 12:40 PM by Howard Bashman

“Fell guilty of all counts in slaying”: The Rutland Herald today contains an article that begins, “A federal jury on Friday found Donald R. Fell guilty of all charges in connection with the abduction and slaying of a North Clarendon woman. Jurors will now decide if he should pay for the crimes with his life.”

Posted at 12:35 PM by Howard Bashman

“And You Thought the Rigases Got Long Prison Terms”: Bloomberg News columnist Ann Woolner has an op-ed that begins, “U.S. District Judge Paul Cassell isn’t the sort of judge you would call a weak-kneed, bleeding-heart, soft-on-crime liberal.”

Posted at 10:14 AM by Howard Bashman

“Never Mind the Kelo, Here’s Scott Bullock; The attorney who argued the landmark eminent domain case surveys the blight in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision”: You can access this interview online at Reason.

Posted at 10:11 AM by Howard Bashman

“Senator Takes On Cancer Like Another Adversary; Arlen Specter has been in the middle of many battles; With Hodgkin’s he’s no moderate”: The Los Angeles Times contains this lengthy article today.

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“Fight Against Fort Trumbull Ruling Not Over Yet, Says Kelo; City moves ahead with development”: This article appears today in The Day of New London, Connecticut.

The New York Times reports today that “Rell Seeks Legislative Review of Ruling on Eminent Domain.”

The St. Petersburg Times reports that “Property ruling appalls officials; While state leaders scramble to make plans to limit the power to seize lands, others say it won’t have that much effect in Florida.”

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that “Eminent domain called last resort; But critics feel more vulnerable after U.S. Supreme Court ruling.”

The State of Columbia, South Carolina reports that “S.C. law limits land grabs; Property owners have greater protection from eminent domain.”

The Dallas Morning News reports that “Stadium eminent domain imminent for homeowners; They say offers are too low; city says plan won’t change.”

The Houston Chronicle contains an article headlined “Galveston: No plans to seize property; Mayor says city isn’t likely to use eminent domain to get private land, despite new ruling” and an editorial entitled “Stealing home: Letting government take property for development risks abuse.”

The Arizona Republic reports that “Phoenix set to seize 5 acres for downtown ASU campus.”

The Palm Beach Post reports that “Speaker creates committee to develop eminent domain guidelines for state.”

And The Record of Troy, New York reports that “Ruling shakes the foundation of what it means to own land.”

In commentary, The Boston Globe contains an editorial entitled “Property grab.”

The Boston Herald contains an editorial entitled “Court: Your home not your castle.”

The Republican of Springfield, Massachusetts contains an editorial entitled “Defining ‘public use’ until it is meaningless.”

The Orlando Sentinel contains an editorial entitled “Don’t abuse power: Governments shouldn’t use new condemnation authority for the wrong reasons.”

The Salt Lake Tribune contains an editorial entitled “Private Property: U.S. Supreme Court rightly left decisions to states.”

The Huntsville Times contains an editorial entitled “The court errs badly.”

Monday’s issue of Investor’s Business Daily will contain an editorial entitled “Error In Judgment.”

The Bowling Green Daily News contains an editorial entitled “Court puts our property in jeopardy.”

And in The Virginian-Pilot, columnist Kerry Dougherty has an op-ed entitled “Homeowners were ‘mugged’ by decision to allow cities to seize private property.”

Posted at 7:54 AM by Howard Bashman

“Kennedy: Independence in law under attack; ‘We want a debate,’ he says in Orlando after supporting a decision that could expand eminent domain.” The Orlando Sentinel today contains an article that begins, “Fresh from a controversial 5-4 decision on property rights, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy on Friday told a gathering of Florida Bar lawyers in Orange County that they must defend their rights and support judicial independence.”

Posted at 7:44 AM by Howard Bashman