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Thursday, November 22, 2007

“Winfree soon to set up shop in courthouse”: The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner today contains an article that begins, “The Alaska Supreme Court now has a Fairbanksan on its bench, but exactly where that bench will reside is still in the works.”

Posted at 11:20 PM by Howard Bashman

“Abortion foes’ strategy advances; An attempt to undermine Roe vs. Wade by amending constitutions to grant human status to embryos gains ground in several states”: Friday’s edition of The Los Angeles Times will contain an article that begins, “Antiabortion activists in several states are promoting constitutional amendments that would define life as beginning at conception, which could effectively outlaw all abortions and some birth control methods.”

Posted at 11:08 PM by Howard Bashman

“Georgia Court Rejects Law on Sex Offenders; State’s Residency Restrictions Faulted”: The Washington Post today contains an article that begins, “One of the nation’s most aggressive attempts to limit the mobility of convicted sex offenders was struck down yesterday, as the Georgia Supreme Court declared unconstitutional the state’s law restricting where they may live.”

The New York Times reports today that “Georgia Justices Overturn a Curb on Sex Offenders.”

And The Atlanta Journal-Constitution contains an article headlined “No more eviction of sex offenders; State’s high court says they can reside legally in areas near children.”

You can access yesterday’s ruling of the Supreme Court of Georgia at this link.

Posted at 10:55 PM by Howard Bashman

“Lethal Injection to Get Supreme Test; Doubts of Humaneness Bring Case to High Court”: Friday’s edition of The Washington Post will contain this article.

Posted at 9:52 PM by Howard Bashman

“Nationality plays role in detainee release; More Saudis are freed from Guantanamo”: This article appears today in The Boston Globe.

Posted at 9:50 PM by Howard Bashman

“Appeals court sides with Steve Popovich against Sony”: Today’s edition of The Cleveland Plain Dealer contains an article that begins, “A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld a jury’s decision to award Cleveland music guru Steve Popovich more than $5 million after a contract dispute with Sony Music. The 2-1 ruling also opens the door for Popovich, founder of Cleveland International Records, to seek more damages in court. ‘I worked too hard for them and made them too much money to get robbed now, in the autumn of my life,’ Popovich, 65, said Wednesday. Cleveland International Records introduced the music world to Meat Loaf, whose ‘Bat Out of Hell’ album went on to become one of the best-selling records of all time.”

And The Associated Press reports that “Sony Ordered to Pay $5M in Logo Dispute.”

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

Posted at 9:25 PM by Howard Bashman

“US Court Upholds $1 Billion Award In Motorola Case Vs Uzans”: Dow Jones Newswires provides a report that begins, “A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld a $1 billion punitive-damage award against members of Turkey’s Uzan family in a case where Motorola Inc. (MOT) has alleged massive fraud regarding loans to Telsim, a Turkish cellular-phone operator.”

Bloomberg News reports that “Motorola’s $1 Billion Award in Uzan Case Is Upheld.”

And Reuters reports that “US court upholds $1 bln award against Uzan family.”

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

Posted at 2:40 PM by Howard Bashman

“Judge Urges Congress to Settle Hemp Suit”: The Associated Press provides a report that begins, “The federal judge handling two farmers’ lawsuit against the U.S. government over the right to grow industrial hemp says the matter might be better handled by Congress than the courts.”

Posted at 2:34 PM by Howard Bashman

“Ms. Paulose Departs”: The New York Times today contains an editorial that begins, “While Alberto Gonzales’s Justice Department was purging some of its most talented and upstanding prosecutors, it hired Rachel Paulose as United States attorney for Minnesota. Ms. Paulose was not qualified, but she did have the right political connections. The recent decision to remove her from the job is overdue and a hopeful sign that the new attorney general, Michael Mukasey, may be serious about fixing his department.”

Posted at 2:33 PM by Howard Bashman

“2007 National Lawyers Convention – ‘Shining City Upon a Hill: American Exceptionalism'”: At this web page, the Federalist Society continues to update its audio-video offerings from its recent National Lawyers Convention in Washington, DC.

Among other things, you can now access video of speeches delivered by Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. and by Justice Clarence Thomas, along with a panel discussion of “Federalism: Religion, Early America and the Fourteenth Amendment” for which Eleventh Circuit Judge William H. Pryor, Jr. served as moderator.

Posted at 10:15 AM by Howard Bashman

“Clemency bids backing up for Bush; More than 3,000 petitions by federal inmates are pending; The president acted on only 18 in fiscal 2007”: This article appears today in The Los Angeles Times.

Posted at 10:03 AM by Howard Bashman