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Saturday, November 17, 2007

“Timing of Bonds’s Indictment Feeds Speculation”: The New York Times today contains this article, along with an article headlined “Prosecution’s Best Pitch Is Precision, Experts Say.”

The Los Angeles Times reports today that “Concern delayed the case against Bonds; Federal prosecutors, unsure of the strength of their evidence, gave the slugger time to break Henry Aaron’s home run record.”

And The San Francisco Chronicle contains an article headlined “Bonds’ defense: Lawyer may have talked his client into a corner.”

Posted at 11:35 PM by Howard Bashman

“Court’s Fuel-Economy Ruling May Prod Congress to Set Even Higher Requirements”: This article appears today in The New York Times.

Posted at 11:03 PM by Howard Bashman

Some noteworthy recent law review articles: In the November 2007 issue of Boston College Law Review, Law Professor Adam N. Steinman has an article entitled “Reinventing Appellate Jurisdiction” (via “Concurring Opinions“).

In the Fall 2007 issue of Northwestern University Law Review, Lee Epstein, Andrew D. Martin, Kevin M. Quinn, and Jeffrey A. Segal have an article entitled “Ideological Drift among Supreme Court Justices: Who, When, and How Important?” In response to that article, Linda Greenhouse has an essay entitled “Justices Who Change: A Response to Epstein et al.” And Law Professor Ward Farnsworth has an essay entitled “The Use and Limits of Martin-Quinn Scores to Assess Supreme Court Justices, with Special Attention to the Problem of Ideological Drift.” (All via “Concurring Opinions.”)

Forthcoming in Texas Law Review, Law Professor David R. Stras will have a review essay entitled “The New Politics of Judicial Appointments” (SSRN abstract with links for download) (via “Legal Theory Blog“).

And Law Professor Joshua D. Wright has posted to SSRN an article entitled “The Roberts Court and the Chicago School of Antitrust: The 2006 Term and Beyond” (abstract with links for download) (via “Legal Theory Blog“).

Posted at 10:50 PM by Howard Bashman

“Giuliani says he’d pick conservative justices; Seeking support during an address to the Federalist Society, the Republican presidential candidate promises to nominate justices like Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas; He also backs gun rights”: David G. Savage has this article today in The Los Angeles Times.

And The New York Times reports today that “Giuliani Vexes Audiences With His Abortion Views.”

Posted at 4:33 PM by Howard Bashman

“Court rejects challenge to wiretap program; The Bush administration’s warrantless spy effort is protected by the ‘state secrets’ privilege, federal judges rule”: Henry Weinstein has this article today in The Los Angeles Times.

The Oregonian reports today that “Islamic charity’s suit blocked in use of U.S. secret document; The 9th Circuit Court ruling may allow the nationally watched case to proceed.”

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that “Court of Appeals allows Islamic group to sue over eavesdropping.”

The New York Times reports that “Court Bars Secret Papers in Eavesdropping Case.”

In The Washington Post, Dan Eggen reports that “Both Government and Islamic Charity Claim Victory in Eavesdropping Case.”

And Declan McCullagh of c|net has a post at his blog “The Iconoclast” titled “Appeals court’s ruling may aid spy suits against AT&T, Verizon.”

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

Posted at 1:08 PM by Howard Bashman

Available online from An article reports that “Bush Tells Federalist Society Judicial Confirmation Process Is Broken; Supreme Court Justices Antonin Scalia and Samuel Alito also spoke at the conservative legal group’s 25th anniversary gala.” Additional extensive coverage of the Federalist Society event can be accessed at “The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times.”

In other news, Shannon P. Duffy reports that “Bush Chooses District Judge for 3rd Circuit, With Reed Smith Attorney as Replacement.”

An article reports that “Courtroom Cell Phone Camera Ruled Witness Intimidation Tool.” You can access the ruling of the Appeals Court of Massachusetts at this link.

And the brand new installment of my “On Appeal” column is headlined “D.C. Circuit Doesn’t Swallow Lactose-Intolerance Class Action.”

Posted at 12:52 PM by Howard Bashman