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Sunday, December 2, 2007

“Lawsuit Against Intel Stalls; An Illinois judge dismissed a ruling approving a class-action lawsuit over Pentium speeds”: IDG News Service provides a report that begins, “Intel had a legal reprieve Thursday when an Illinois judge threw out a state appeals court ruling that would have launched a nationwide class-action lawsuit against the company over Pentium 4 processors. The Illinois Supreme Court reversed the decision of the appeals court, which had said the suit could go forward. The action accused Intel of misrepresenting the speed of Pentium 4 processors.”

You can access last Thursday’s ruling of the Supreme Court of Illinois at this link.

Posted at 10:12 PM by Howard Bashman

“High Court made right decision in grandparents’ rights case”: The Sauk Valley Newspapers today contain an editorial that begins, “Fair-minded Illinois grandparents should not take Thursday’s Illinois Supreme Court ruling as anything other than what it is – an affirmation that the rights of responsible parents can’t be trumped by something called ‘grandparents’ rights.'”

You can access last Thursday’s ruling of the Supreme Court of Illinois at this link.

Posted at 9:02 PM by Howard Bashman

“What’s a fair sentence for Jose Padilla? The Al Qaeda recruit asks the court to weigh his torture allegations; The US calls conditions in the brig ‘irrelevant.'” Warren Richey will have this article Monday in The Christian Science Monitor.

Posted at 6:18 PM by Howard Bashman

“Tug of War Over Gitmo; Key cases this week signal the strain over prisoners’ rights”: Emma Schwartz will have this article in the December 10, 2007 issue of U.S. News & World Report.

Posted at 6:15 PM by Howard Bashman

“We’re All Journalists Now: Yes, the media aren’t winning public favor these days; But when we limit their freedom, we undermine everyone’s.” Tom Keane has this essay in today’s issue of The Boston Globe Sunday Magazine.

Posted at 11:09 AM by Howard Bashman

“High court considers access suit; Justices will decide by Dec. 10 whether to take case”: The Anchorage Daily News today contains an article that begins, “Papa Pilgrim may be going to prison, but his lawsuit is going to the Supreme Court. On Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court will discuss whether to hear the case brought by the family of Robert Hale over access to their remote homesite inside Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. A decision on whether the case will be accepted is due Dec. 10.”

Posted at 11:04 AM by Howard Bashman

“Staring down the barrel”: Today in The Boston Globe, Law Professor Cass R. Sunstein has an op-ed that begins, “The Second Amendment to the Constitution says that ‘the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.’ Now that the Supreme Court has agreed to interpret the amendment, gun advocates are asking: What could be plainer? But the Second Amendment is anything but plain. Indeed, no other provision of the Bill of Rights remains nearly so mysterious.”

And in today’s edition of The Allentown Morning Call, Daylin Leach has an op-ed entitled “Second Amendment allows gun control.”

Posted at 11:00 AM by Howard Bashman

“Litigation compounds disaster; Notes from a survivor of the Exxon Valdez oil spill”: Riki Ott has this op-ed today in The San Francisco Chronicle.

Posted at 10:55 AM by Howard Bashman

“Won’t shave until he gets a raise; Straniere notes judges haven’t had a pay hike in nine years”: The Staten Island Advance today contains an article that begins, “Staten Island may become its own judicial district, and may get a new courthouse complex, but Acting Supreme Court Justice Philip Straniere isn’t touching a razor until New York state judges get a raise.”

Posted at 10:54 AM by Howard Bashman

“Lethal counsel — Texas sentences more people to death than any other state in America, and the emotional toll on its defence lawyers is so great that many only ever work on a handful of cases; Not so Jerry Guerinot; He’s defended 39 men and women; The bad news: 20 have been sentenced to death; Is he incompetent, or does he just get the ‘hardest cases’?” David Rose has this lengthy article in today’s issue of The Observer (UK) Magazine.

Posted at 10:50 AM by Howard Bashman

“Texas reaches milestone: 25 years, 405 execution.” The Fort Worth Star-Telegram contains this article today, along with an item headlined “Questions, answers about the death penalty.” The newspaper also contains an editorial entitled “The long green mile of the death penalty,” and columnist Bob Ray Sanders has an op-ed entitled “The first to die by injection.”

The Newark (N.J.) Star-Ledger reports today that “Stage is set for fight over death penalty.”

The Dallas Morning News contains an editorial entitled “The Myth of Deterrence: Death penalty does not reduce homicide rate.”

And today in The New York Times, Brigid C. Harrison has an op-ed entitled “Death to Capital Punishment.”

Posted at 10:32 AM by Howard Bashman

“Power Struggle to Control Ancient Bones”: The Associated Press provides a report that begins, “Scientists hoping to study the ancient skeleton known as Kennewick Man are protesting efforts that they say could block them from examining one of the oldest and most complete set of bones ever found in North America.”

Posted at 10:15 AM by Howard Bashman