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Saturday, March 24, 2007

“Self-Service Made Safer; Injury At Salad Bar Spurs Court Ruling”: Today in The Hartford Courant, Lynne Tuohy has an article that begins, “What began as a nasty lunchtime fall at a Stop & Shop salad bar has evolved into a dramatic change in liability law for Connecticut businesses that invite customers to help themselves. The state Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision released Friday, adopted a far more plaintiff-friendly rule in negligence cases involving so-called self-service operations, whether they are big-box department stores or small cafes with salad bars.”

Yesterday’s ruling of the Supreme Court of Connecticut consisted of a majority opinion and a concurring opinion.

Posted at 3:23 PM by Howard Bashman

“Prosecutors In A Different Role; 4 State’s Attorneys Testify On Their Approach To Cases That Might Lead To Death Row”: This article appears today in The Hartford Courant.

Posted at 3:15 PM by Howard Bashman

“Two Supreme Court justices to teach courses”: The Graphic of Pepperdine University provides a report that begins, “Two sitting U.S. Supreme Court justices will teach intensive courses at the School of Law this summer. Justice Samuel Alito will teach a two-week course on advanced constitutional law and Justice Antonin Scalia will teach a two-day course on separation of powers and federalism in London.”

Posted at 2:57 PM by Howard Bashman

Access online the transcript of Justice Stephen G. Breyer’s appearance on today’s broadcast of NPR’s “Wait, Wait … Don’t Tell Me!’s “Washington Wire” blog has posted the transcript online at this link. It’s a laugh riot.

In addition, the audio from today’s program can be accessed online starting around 4 p.m. eastern time today via this link. Once the online audio becomes available, you will be able to access Justice Breyer’s segment directly by clicking here (RealPlayer required).

Posted at 12:23 PM by Howard Bashman

“U.S.-Cuba custody fight brews over girl; An international custody battle over a Coral Gables girl is quietly playing out in Miami-Dade County’s juvenile courthouse”: This article appears today in The Miami Herald.

Posted at 12:15 PM by Howard Bashman

“Jailed Professor’s Hunger Strike Over”: The Associated Press provides a report that begins, “A federal appeals court on Friday affirmed a civil contempt ruling against a former university professor hours after he ended a two-month hunger strike to protest a judge’s decision to extend his prison term.”

My earlier coverage of yesterday’s Fourth Circuit ruling appears at this link.

Posted at 12:05 PM by Howard Bashman

“Specter Urges Court To Hear Detainee Case”: National Journal provides a report that begins, “Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court Thursday night urging the court to quickly hear and decide an appeal from Guantanamo detainees challenging the constitutionality of the Military Commissions Act.”

If I receive a copy of the amicus brief via email, I will post it online. Update at 6:35 p.m.: A long-time reader has kindly forwarded an electronic copy of the amicus brief, and I have posted it online at this link.

Posted at 12:00 PM by Howard Bashman