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Saturday, December 10, 2005

In news from Canada: The Toronto Globe and Mail today contains articles headlined “For RIM, a defining fight rooted in a Chicago basement; Lawsuit may affect every BlackBerry user in the U.S.” and “Court reserves decision on health-care rights fight.”

According to the BlackBerry-related article, “Joletta Campana and Mr. Stout each own about one-third of NTP. The remainder is held by a couple of dozen investors — many at the firm’s Washington law firm Wiley, Rein & Fielding — who have financed the long legal battle with Waterloo, Ont.-based RIM.”

And in earlier coverage, Financial Post on Thursday published an article headlined “The firm that may run RIM off the court: Lawyer Don Stout is known for draining long shots in lunch-hour basketball encounters at a local gym; Co-founders Don and Tom ‘seemed like an odd couple at first; Don was a patent lawyer and Tom was a complete nerd.’

Posted at 12:30 PM by Howard Bashman

“Shouldn’t men have ‘choice’ too?” Today in The Los Angeles Times, columnist Meghan Daum has an op-ed that begins, “For pro-choicers like myself, Supreme Court nominee Samuel A. Alito Jr.’s position regarding spousal consent for abortion seems like one more loose rock in the ongoing erosion of Roe vs. Wade.”

Posted at 10:50 AM by Howard Bashman

“Gov. Names Moderate to High Court; Carol A. Corrigan, who joined the GOP after appointment to Court of Appeal, is praised for analytical abilities and people skills”: Maura Dolan has this article today in The Los Angeles Times.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports today that “Governor picks moderate for top state court.”

The Sacramento Bee reports that “High court justice named; Governor selects Carol Corrigan, a Republican appellate judge.”

In The San Jose Mercury News, Howard Mintz reports that “State court justice named; Governor picks ex-Alameda County prosecutor, judge.”

In The Oakland Tribune, Josh Richman reports that “Oaklander tapped for high court; Governor’s pick of Republican Corrigan to state bench draws tepid conservative response.”

The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that “S.F. judge chosen for California high court; Governor’s nominee known as a moderate Republican.”

And The Stockton Record reports that “Stockton native nominated to Supreme Court; Appellate judge praised for her sharp legal mind.”

Posted at 10:33 AM by Howard Bashman

“Law schools challenge military recruitment”: This article appeared yesterday in The Chronicle of Duke University.

The Boston Globe today contains an editorial entitled “A threat to gay equality.”

The December 19, 2005 issue of The Weekly Standard contains an editorial entitled “Solomonic Nonsense: Thirty-six leading law schools advise the Supreme Court that contemporary American legal education bears meaningful comparison to a Klan assembly.”

And in yesterday’s issue of The Harvard Crimson, Alexander N. Li had an op-ed entitled “In the Service of the Nation.”

Posted at 9:10 AM by Howard Bashman

“Providence not liable in officer’s shooting death; Jury members say lawyers for Sgt. Cornel Young Jr.’s family failed to prove that inadequate police training caused his death”: The Providence (R.I.) Journal contains this article today.

Posted at 9:07 AM by Howard Bashman

“Every Execution Detail Prescribed; Inmate movements, visitor rules, the mix of chemicals, the number of syringes: Nothing is left to chance; Wheels have started turning.” This article appears today in The Los Angeles Times.

Posted at 9:05 AM by Howard Bashman