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Saturday, October 4, 2008

“Justices Return to Work, With Less Meaty Docket”: In Sunday’s edition of The New York Times, Adam Liptak will have an article that begins, “Come Election Day, there will almost certainly be cursing at the Supreme Court.”

Posted at 10:25 PM by Howard Bashman

“Alaska’s high court considers Troopergate appeal; Its decision should come by Thursday evening”: Today’s edition of The Anchorage Daily News contains an article that begins, “The Alaska Supreme Court has agreed to hear an emergency appeal from lawyers seeking to shut down the Legislature’s investigation of Gov. Sarah Palin.”

The newspaper has posted the Supreme Court of Alaska‘s order granting review at this link.

Posted at 7:48 PM by Howard Bashman

“Fellow federal agent warned victim about Nichols’ escape”: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution today contains an article that begins, “About an hour and a half before he was shot and killed, U.S. Customs agent David Wilhelm talked on the phone with another federal agent about the killer fugitive on the loose in Atlanta and told the agent he had his gun with him and wasn’t worried unless Brian Nichols ‘got the drop’ on him.”

Posted at 7:12 PM by Howard Bashman

Available online from Tony Mauro has an article headlined “For the Supreme Court, a Term of Change Ahead.”

Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal reports that “High Court’s Busy New Term Just Got Busier; Justices add key criminal cases and critical Superfund case.”

And Mary Alice Robbins of Texas Lawyer reports that “High Court to Hear Arguments on ERISA Beneficiary Designation; Thompson & Knight partner, making his first appearance before the Supreme Court, calls ‘Kennedy’ a test case.”

Meanwhile, in commentary, C.C. Holland has an essay entitled “Where Are All the Female Law Bloggers?

Posted at 4:23 PM by Howard Bashman