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Friday, July 14, 2006

“Close Votes in Late-Term Cases Were Not a Blow to Consensus-Building, Chief Justice Roberts Insists”: Metropolitan News-Enterprise provides this report.

Posted at 5:10 PM by Howard Bashman

Available online from Reason: An interview headlined “Searching for Alex Kozinski: The controversial 9th Circuit judge on free speech, privacy, and why he didn’t mind the Kelo decision.”

That lengthy interview concludes:

Reason: Then can you tell us which justice or judge out there most exemplifies your own approach to law?

Kozinski: Judge Kozinski.

Also available online is an essay by Nick Gillespie headlined “CleanFlicks v. Kate Winslet’s Breasts: How Hollywood won a lawsuit while losing a cultural battle.”

Posted at 3:10 PM by Howard Bashman

“Chief justice vetoes idea of televised hearings”: Today in The San Francisco Chronicle, Bob Egelko has an article that begins, “Chief Justice John Roberts poured cold water Thursday on suggestions to televise U.S. Supreme Court hearings, saying that keeping the proceedings free from outside distractions was more important than putting them on public display.”

And The Orange County Register reports today that “Roberts defends the judiciary; Chief justice says he will fight to preserve independent courts.”

Posted at 2:12 PM by Howard Bashman

BREAKING NEWS — Eighth Circuit reverses federal district court ruling that had declared in violation of the U.S. Constitution an amendment to Nebraska’s Constitution barring same-sex marriage: You can access today’s ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit at this link.

The federal district court’s ruling, which the Eighth Circuit reversed today, can be accessed at this link.

Posted at 11:14 AM by Howard Bashman

“Judge: Nomination Advances; Holmes receives panel’s approval.” The Tulsa World today contains an article that begins, “A Senate committee approved by voice vote Thursday the nomination of Jerome Holmes to an appeals court slot following a brief discussion that broke no new ground on the Oklahoman’s controversial articles on issues such as affirmative action. Sending Holmes’ nomination to the floor by a divided voice vote saved members of the Senate Judiciary Committee from going on record for or against.”

Posted at 10:58 AM by Howard Bashman

Available online from National Public Radio: Today’s broadcast of “Morning Edition” contained audio segments entitled “Hearings on Guantanamo War Crimes Trials Continue” (featuring Nina Totenberg) and “Visiting the Prison at Guantanamo Bay” (featuring Ted Koppel).

And yesterday’s broadcast of “All Things Considered” contained an audio segment entitled “Senate Panel: Use Military Code for Detainees” (featuring Nina Totenberg).

RealPlayer is required to launch these audio segments.

Posted at 10:38 AM by Howard Bashman

“Supreme Court explains Downey deal; Despite seeming irritated by the JQC compromise, justices approved a deal to let the judge retire at the end of the year”: This article appears today in The St. Petersburg Times.

My coverage from yesterday appears in a post titled “Supreme Court of Florida approves stipulated resolution of judicial ethics proceeding against trial court judge who admitted to charge of ‘Habitual viewing of pornography from the courthouse computer.’

Posted at 10:30 AM by Howard Bashman

D.C. Circuit affirms refusal to certify class action in case against Delta Air Lines involving lost luggage and the Warsaw Convention’s limitation of liability for the international air transport of people and property: You can access today’s ruling at this link.

Posted at 10:25 AM by Howard Bashman

“Factual errors cited in cases against detainees; Lawyers demand new trial system at Guantanamo”: This article appears today in The Boston Globe.

Posted at 7:27 AM by Howard Bashman

“Gonzales takes issue with justices’ detainees ruling”: The Chicago Tribune today contains an article that begins, “Atty. Gen. Alberto Gonzales, who as White House counsel played a key role in shaping aggressive policies on the treatment of prisoners in the war on terrorism, said Thursday that he was surprised by the Supreme Court’s ruling that they were entitled to some protections under the Geneva Conventions.”

Posted at 7:23 AM by Howard Bashman

“Too Good for Marriage”: Today in The New York Times, Law Professor Kenji Yoshino has an op-ed that begins, “Last week, New York’s highest court voted 4-to-2 that a legislative ban on same-sex marriage did not violate the state Constitution.”

Posted at 7:00 AM by Howard Bashman