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Friday, August 29, 2008

“Opinion of ‘Bible bill’ is up for interpretation; Both sides of the Scripture-in-school dispute say Abbott backed them up”: The Houston Chronicle today contains an article that begins, “Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott was supposed to settle a dispute over whether public schools must offer a course in Biblical study, but his opinion Thursday created more confusion.”

You can access at this link the opinion letter that the Attorney General of Texas issued yesterday.

Posted at 11:40 AM by Howard Bashman

“U.S. Court Upholds Dismissal of KPMG Tax Indictments”: Bloomberg News provides a report that begins, “A U.S. appeals court upheld a judge’s decision to throw out the indictment of 13 former KPMG LLP executives for tax-fraud after finding federal prosecutors violated their constitutional right to legal counsel.”

Reuters reports that “Court upholds dismissal of charges in KPMG case.”

The Associated Press reports that “Dismissal upheld in KPMG case.” reports that “2nd Circuit Upholds End of Cases Against Former KPMG Employees.”

And today’s edition of The Wall Street Journal contains an editorial entitled “White-Collar Justice.”

You can access yesterday’s ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit at this link.

Meanwhile, in related coverage, The New York Times reports today that “U.S. Lifts a Policy in Corporate Crime Cases.”

And USA Today reports that “Justice can’t ask firms to waive legal privilege; Guidelines rein in Enron era practices.”

Posted at 11:17 AM by Howard Bashman

“U.S. District Judge Samuel Kent indicted in sex case”: This article appears today in The Houston Chronicle, along with articles headlined “Accusations bring Kent a different kind of notoriety” and “Prosecutors face task of offsetting aura of authority.” In addition, columnist Rick Casey has an op-ed entitled “Judging the judges who judged Kent.” The newspaper has posted the indictment online at this link.

The Galveston County Daily News reports today that “Indicted Judge Kent ‘ready’ to fight, lawyer says.”

The Associated Press reports that “Federal judge indicted on sex abuse charges.” reports that “Federal Judge Indicted in Sex Abuse Case; Samuel Kent Faces Sex Abuse Charges; His Lawyer Claims Relationship Was Consensual.”

And Texas Lawyer has an article headlined “Kent Indicted: Lawyer Says Judge ‘Angry and Ready for the Fight.'”

Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Justice issued a news release titled “U.S. District Court Judge Charged With Attempted Aggravated Sexual Abuse and Abusive Sexual Contact.”

Posted at 10:10 AM by Howard Bashman