How Appealing

Monday, October 22, 2007

“No Convictions in Trial Against Muslim Charity”: The New York Times provides a news update from Dallas that begins, “A deadlocked federal jury here did not convict any leaders of a Muslim charity who were charged with supporting Middle Eastern terrorists, and the judge today declared a mistrial in what has been widely viewed as the government’s flagship terror-financing case.”

And The Washington Post provides a news update headlined “Mistrial Declared in Muslim Charity Case; Holy Land Foundation Official Acquitted on Other Counts.”

Posted at 8:44 PM by Howard Bashman

“Microsoft drops appeal of European antitrust case; The software giant, which faces a $1 billion fine, will make some of its Windows operating system code available so developers can better design products for it”: Jim Puzzanghera of The Los Angeles Times provides this news update.

The New York Times provides a news update headlined “Microsoft Concedes in European Antitrust Case.”

And The Washington Post provides a news update headlined “Microsoft Yields to EU Antitrust Ruling.”

Posted at 8:35 PM by Howard Bashman

“Canada Revises Indefinite Terror Jailing”: The Associated Press provides a report that begins, “Canada’s government moved Monday to address a court ruling against one of its most contentious anti-terrorism measures, a law allowing authorities to detain foreign terrorism suspects indefinitely without disclosing evidence against them.”

Posted at 8:14 PM by Howard Bashman

“FBI Coerced Confession Deemed ‘Classified'”: This post appears today at Slashdot.

At his “Political Animal” blog, Kevin Drum has a post titled “Redactions.”

Patterico is already up to his fourth update on a post titled “Was a Passage Omitted from a Recent Second Circuit Opinion for ‘Security’ Reasons — Or to Cover Up Material Embarrassing to the FBI?

The blog “Appellate Law & Practice” has a post titled “Why not more about the Second Circuit’s censorship?

And additional coverage can be accessed in the following linked posts at the blogs “Unqualified Offerings“; “Free Constitution“; “anotherpanacea“; and “A Second Hand Conjecture.”

Posted at 6:10 PM by Howard Bashman

“Senate vote on Southwick nomination near; Dems may block judge’s confirmation”: The Clarion-Ledger of Jackson, Mississippi today contains an article that begins, “Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Friday he would schedule a vote this week on the nomination of Mississippi Judge Leslie Southwick. Reid’s press secretary, Jim Manley, said the long-awaited vote could come as early as Tuesday.”

Posted at 2:20 PM by Howard Bashman

“Judge declares mistrial in Holy Land Foundation case; Jurors unable to reach unanimous decision on most counts”: The Dallas Morning News provides this update.

And The Associated Press provides a report headlined “Mistrial Declared in Muslim Charity Case” that begins, “A judge declared a mistrial Monday for most former leaders of a Muslim charity accused of funding terrorism, after chaos broke out in the court when three jurors disputed the verdict that had been announced.”

Posted at 2:05 PM by Howard Bashman

“Holy Land Foundation defendants face mixed verdicts”: The Dallas Morning News provides an update that begins, “The original chairman and director of endowments of the Holy Land Foundation was found not guilty of supporting terrorism by sending money to charity committees controlled by Hamas. The jury in the terrorism-financing trial was unable to reach unanimous decisions on three of the six defendants, U.S. District Judge Joe Fish said Monday as he unsealed their verdicts.”

And The Associated Press reports that “Verdicts Unclear in Muslim Charity Case.”

Posted at 11:42 AM by Howard Bashman

A picture may be worth 1,000 words, and the U.S. Sentencing Commission has decided that a video is worth 75 still images: How can someone convicted of possessing child pornography in the form of 204 still images and 49 videos have his federal criminal sentence enhanced under a provision applicable to an offense that involved 600 or more images of child pornography? This ruling that a unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued today provides the answer.

Posted at 10:57 AM by Howard Bashman

“Security tight for Holy Land verdict Monday; Marshals assigned to reading prepared for variety of factors, chief says”: The Dallas Morning News today contains an article that begins, “Security will be tight Monday around the federal courthouse in downtown Dallas as people gather to hear the verdict in the landmark Holy Land Foundation terror-finance trial at 10 a.m. Jurors announced Thursday that they had reached a decision in the case, but the verdict was sealed because U.S. District Judge A. Joe Fish was out of town last week.”

Posted at 10:38 AM by Howard Bashman

“Suing to Abolish Unpublished Appellate Court Rulings”: Today’s installment of my “On Appeal” column for can be accessed here.

Posted at 7:57 AM by Howard Bashman

“The Wiretap Deal: An intelligence victory, but a defeat for Presidential power.” This editorial appears today in The Wall Street Journal.

Posted at 7:53 AM by Howard Bashman

“Blawg Review #131”: Hosted here by David Maister at the blog “Passion, People and Principles.”

Posted at 7:35 AM by Howard Bashman