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Monday, September 1, 2008

“‘Supreme Courtship’ by Christopher Buckley: The author takes satirical aim at America’s highest court.” Columnist Patt Morrison has this essay today in The Los Angeles Times.

Posted at 4:57 PM by Howard Bashman

“Law named for slain Laci Peterson, unborn son yet to be tested”: Michael Doyle of McClatchy Newspapers has this article.

According to the article, “So far, Bureau of Justice Statistics databases don’t show any federal prosecutions under the law, also known as the Unborn Victims of Violence Act.”

Posted at 4:48 PM by Howard Bashman

“Washington Gun Ownership to Go Through One Man”: The New York Times today contains an article that begins, “Residents here who buy a gun to keep legally at home, now that the Supreme Court has overturned the city’s ban on handguns, will find that a bureaucratic maze leads them to an unmarked door on Good Hope Road Southeast where Charles W. Sykes Jr. does business.”

Posted at 10:50 AM by Howard Bashman

“Death penalty upheld for Orange County white supremacist; The California Supreme Court upholds the ruling in the case of Gunner Lindberg, the first person in the state condemned to die for a racially motivated murder; The victim was a Vietnamese American”: Saturday’s edition of The Los Angeles Times contained this article.

The Orange County Register on Friday reported that “High court affirms death for O.C. hate crime killing; Gunner Lindberg was the first defendant to get death for the special circumstances of committing a murder out of racial hatred.”

And Metropolitan News-Enterprise reported on Friday that “Death Sentence Upheld for White Supremacist in Hate Crime.”

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

Posted at 10:30 AM by Howard Bashman