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Monday, December 17, 2007

“Supreme Court justice speaks tonight at Chapman University; Clarence Thomas will speak and sign his new book, ‘My Grandfather’s Son'”: The Orange County Register today contains an article that begins, “U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas will speak at Chapman University tonight about his new memoir, ‘My Grandfather’s Son.'”

The event at which Justice Thomas will be speaking is scheduled to get underway at 9 p.m. eastern time tonight, and you can then view a live webcast by clicking here. If you happen to miss the live webcast or prefer to dwell on the past, you can view Justice Thomas’s remarks at earlier stops on his book tour via this link.

Posted at 8:48 PM by Howard Bashman

The Associated Press is reporting: An article headlined “Judge: White House Logs Are Public” begins, “White House visitor logs are public documents, a federal judge ruled Monday, rejecting a legal strategy that the Bush administration had hoped would get around public records laws and let them keep their guests a secret.” Today’s rulings of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia can be accessed here and here.

Meanwhile, in other news, “Senators Debate Immunity for Telecoms.”

Posted at 4:44 PM by Howard Bashman

“N.J. Bans Death Penalty”: The Associated Press provides a report that begins, “Gov. Jon S. Corzine signed into law Monday a measure that abolishes the death penalty, making New Jersey the first state in more than four decades to reject capital punishment.”

Posted at 11:28 AM by Howard Bashman

“Amendment to Federal Appellate Rules Tackles Identity Theft”: You can access at this link today’s installment of my “On Appeal” column for

Posted at 9:00 AM by Howard Bashman

“Bills aim to get consumers their day in court; Many lawmakers say mandatory arbitration has tipped the playing field in favor of businesses; Critics of the legislation say Democrats are just doing trial lawyers a favor”: This article appears today in The Los Angeles Times.

Posted at 8:50 AM by Howard Bashman

“House vows to pursue CIA inquiry; A key GOP lawmaker says his committee will investigate the destruction of interrogation tapes over the objections of the Justice Department”: The Los Angeles Times contains this article today.

Posted at 8:48 AM by Howard Bashman

“When Judges Get Generous: A better way to donate surpluses from class-action awards.” This editorial appears today in The Washington Post.

Posted at 8:30 AM by Howard Bashman

“Here Dumbs the Judge: Sen. Jon Kyl joins a left-wing effort to censor seminars for federal judges.” John Fund has this essay online today at OpinionJournal.

Posted at 8:14 AM by Howard Bashman

“Giving Crime Victims More of Their Say; A federal law has created tensions in the legal system”: Emma Schwartz has this article in the current issue of U.S. News & World Report.

Posted at 8:02 AM by Howard Bashman