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Sunday, December 9, 2007

“Ressam sentencing revived; Supreme Court to hear terrorist case”: This article appeared yesterday in The Seattle Post-Intelligencer.

Posted at 10:37 PM by Howard Bashman

“Destroyed CIA tapes spur probes; They could have shown if the harsh interrogation of terror suspects was illegal, analysts say”: Warren Richey will have this article Monday in The Christian Science Monitor.

Today in The Miami Herald, Carol Rosenberg has an article headlined “Filing: Detainee ‘tortured’; In a federal court filing, lawyers for a Baltimore man held at a Guantanamo Bay secret camp claimed the detainee was tortured.”

The Washington Post today contains a front page article headlined “Hill Briefed on Waterboarding in 2002; In Meetings, Spy Panels’ Chiefs Did Not Protest, Officials Say.” The newspaper also reports that “Justice, CIA Begin Videotape Inquiry; Spy Agency Asked to Preserve Evidence Related to Destroyed Interrogation Records.”

And The Los Angeles Times reports that “Justice, CIA watchdog launch inquiry; It’s a first step to see whether the agency acted criminally in destroying videotapes of terrorism suspects’ interrogations.”

Posted at 10:28 PM by Howard Bashman

“The Supreme Court’s habeas hearing: How the justices reacted to the case for giving Guantanamo inmates more rights.” This editorial appears today in The Los Angeles Times.

Posted at 9:58 PM by Howard Bashman

“U.S. attorney firings open doors for the 9; A year ago, a Justice Department scandal forced them into new careers; Despite some bitterness, they’ve landed on their feet”: The Los Angeles Times contains this article today.

Posted at 9:54 PM by Howard Bashman

“The Trials and Tribulations of Hashmel Turner: An unassuming small-town preacher and his unconventional Christian lawyer are trying to win the right to pray to Jesus at city council meetings.” This article is the cover story in today’s issue of The Washington Post Magazine.

Posted at 9:05 PM by Howard Bashman

“Guantanamo: Legal No-Man’s Land?” The Associated Press provides this report. According to the article, “U.S. law protects endangered iguanas on the naval base, but the Supreme Court is struggling to determine whether it also applies to the 305 men imprisoned there.”

Posted at 8:50 PM by Howard Bashman

“Mukasey on the Spot: How will the new attorney general respond to the CIA’s destruction of interrogation videotapes?” Michael Isikoff, Mark Hosenball, and Michael Hirsh will have this article in the December 17, 2007 issue of Newsweek.

Posted at 9:38 AM by Howard Bashman

“Supreme Court justice apologizes for comments to Pakistani lawyer”: The Charleston (W. Va.) Daily Mail on Friday contained an article that begins, “State Supreme Court Justice Larry Starcher has apologized to a Virginia lawyer for referencing her Pakistani heritage during a hearing in a discrimination case.”

You can access at this link the concurring opinion that Justice Larry Starcher of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals filed on Thursday.

Posted at 8:38 AM by Howard Bashman

“Law clerks’ most morbid duty eases”: The Newark Star-Ledger today contains an article that begins, “Ever since New Jersey restored capital punishment a quarter of a century ago, the state Supreme Court has assigned at least one of its law clerks each year to delve deep into the law of death.”

Posted at 8:32 AM by Howard Bashman