How Appealing

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

“Nichols was calm, armed and scary, carjack victims say”: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution provides a news update that begins, “Five carjacking victims testified Wednesday how Brian Nichols skipped from parking deck to parking deck, taking vehicles at gunpoint, staying one step ahead of the police as he fled the March 2005 courthouse shootings.”

Posted at 10:18 PM by Howard Bashman

“Court modifies Kennedy death penalty opinion, grants 10 new cases”: Lyle Denniston has this post at “SCOTUSblog.”

You can access today’s Order List of the U.S. Supreme Court at this link.

In early coverage, The Associated Press reports that “High court rebuffs Louisiana in child rape case” and “Top court will review who pays for Superfund site.”

And Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News reports that “Shell Gets U.S. High Court Hearing on Cleanup Suits.”

Posted at 11:30 AM by Howard Bashman

“Obama, McCain May Use ’10th Justice’ to Influence Supreme Court”: Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News today has an article that begins, “The next U.S. president won’t have to wait for a vacancy to start influencing the Supreme Court. The high court’s term, which starts next week, underscores the president’s power to shape the court’s rulings through his top courtroom lawyer, the solicitor general.”

Posted at 11:15 AM by Howard Bashman