How Appealing

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Boston University School of Law’s Journal of Science and Technology Law to host blogging colloquium: Denise Howell provides the details (including a link to that law journal’s call for papers) in this post at “Between Lawyers.”

Posted at 11:54 PM by Howard Bashman

“10th Circuit Panel Hears Flag Desecration Case”: The Associated Press provides a report that begins, “Utah’s statute banning the desecration of the American flag limits freedom of speech and is overly broad, a defense attorney argued Wednesday before a panel of judges from the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.” The article later notes that “Barnard appealed to judges Monroe McKay, Michael McConnell and Timothy Tymkovich, on behalf of Kris Winsness, who was charged with a class B misdemeanor after burning the image of a ‘smiley face’ into a flag which he hung on his home.”

Posted at 11:40 PM by Howard Bashman

“John G. Roberts Dossier: Files From the Reagan Library.” Thanks to The Washington Post, you can access online via this link the documents that the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library released on Monday of this week.

Posted at 10:40 PM by Howard Bashman

“Roberts gets bar association’s top rating; Senate Judiciary Committee outlines hearing schedule”: provides this report.

Posted at 10:27 PM by Howard Bashman

“Appeals Court Tosses Judge’s Wiccan Order”: The Associated Press reports here that “A judge who ordered two Wicca believers to shield their son from their ‘non-mainstream’ faith overstepped his authority, an appeals court said Wednesday in dismissing the order.” You can access today’s ruling of the Indiana Court of Appeals at this link.

Posted at 10:00 PM by Howard Bashman

“Prosecution must prove death row defendant not mentally retarded”: The Associated Press reports here that “Prosecutors seeking the death penalty in New Jersey must prove defendants who claim they are mentally retarded have the mental capacity that allows them to be executed, a court ruled Wednesday.”

You can access today’s ruling of the Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court at this link.

Posted at 8:15 PM by Howard Bashman

“Durbin, Again: The Illinois Democrat makes another mess for himself.” Yesterday, National Review Online posted an essay by Stephen Spruiell that begins, “The story unfolding over George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley’s dispute with Sen. Dick Durbin’s office over John Robert’s [sic] religious convictions took a new turn Monday when Charles Hurt of the Washington Times reported on a letter that Turley sent to Durbin’s office in an effort to set the record straight.”

The letter from Law Professor Jonathan Turley to U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) can be accessed here. Turley’s op-ed giving rise to this controversy can be accessed here and here.

Posted at 5:22 PM by Howard Bashman

“Incomparable Nonsense: Feminists try to hit John Roberts in the pocketbook.” Carrie Lukas has this essay today at National Review Online.

Posted at 4:42 PM by Howard Bashman

“Judicial Activism: The ‘Save the Court’ movement comes to Nashville.” This article appears in the current issue of Nashville Scene.

Posted at 3:58 PM by Howard Bashman

“Tucker’s appeal of plea rejected; Tried to impede IRS, court rules”: This article appears today in The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

Posted at 2:08 PM by Howard Bashman

“Convict Can Sue LAPD, Court Rules; The man, who says he was framed as part of the Rampart scandal, could receive triple damages under provisions of the federal racketeering law”: Henry Weinstein has this article today in The Los Angeles Times.

Posted at 6:54 AM by Howard Bashman

“Attorney: Diaz tax charges ploy by government; March 22 indictment called last-ditch move to pressure guilty plea in judicial bribery case.” The Clarion-Ledger of Jackson, Mississippi today contains an article that begins, “The attorney for state Supreme Court Justice Oliver Diaz Jr. said Tuesday he believes tax evasion charges against his client were meant to pressure him into pleading guilty to bribery charges he was acquitted of Friday.”

Posted at 6:48 AM by Howard Bashman

“A key bench player; Whoever fills the opening on the Supreme Court could have a profound impact on landmark issues facing professional and collegiate sports”: The St. Petersburg Times contains this article today.

The Washington Post today contains an item headlined “John G. Roberts Jr.: In His Own Words.”

And The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that “Kaine sticks by ad firm after gaffe; The firm yanked a TV spot that erred when it attacked Bush’s Supreme Court pick.”

In commentary, Noah Sachs has an op-ed entitled “Roberts and environmental law” in The Baltimore Sun.

Online at The New Republic, Andrew R. Dennington has an essay entitled “Hearing Aid: Questions Senate Democrats should ask during John Roberts’s confirmation hearing.”

And this past Saturday in The New York Daily News, Michael Goodwin had an essay entitled “Dem silence is deafening.”

Posted at 6:44 AM by Howard Bashman

“The clerk’s tale is a Supreme story; If you’ve helped out Canada’s top judges, law firms are likely to beat a path to your doorstep”: This article appears today in The Toronto Globe and Mail.

Posted at 6:30 AM by Howard Bashman