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Thursday, October 9, 2008

“9th Circuit’s Kozinski Faces New Misconduct Complaint From Familiar Foe; Attorney who filed complaint was the one who exposed Kozinski for having sexually explicit images on his personal Web site”: Pamela A. MacLean of The National Law Journal provides this report.

Posted at 11:08 PM by Howard Bashman

“Appeals Panel Issues Stay of Order Freeing Detainees”: The New York Times contains this article today.

The Washington Post reports today that “Chinese Detainees’ Release Is Blocked; Justice Dept. Seeks More Time for Appeal.” The newspaper also contains an editorial entitled “17 Detainees: A federal judge overreached in an effort to free Chinese Uighurs from an unjustified legal limbo.”

Friday in The Christian Science Monitor, Warren Richey will have an article headlined “Showdown ahead over 17 Uighur detainees; The Justice Department says the judiciary does not have the power to release Guantánamo detainees into the US.”

And The Associated Press provides reports headlined “Chinese Muslims’ release into US blocked for now“; “China says it won’t torture Guantanamo detainees“; and “Some at Gitmo see US as ally.”

SCOTUSblog” has posted online the D.C. Circuit‘s order at this link.

And today, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued this redacted opinion explaining the basis for its ruling.

Posted at 11:05 PM by Howard Bashman

“California leads the nation in gay rights; Incremental victories in the Legislature and the courts over the last decade will remain even if Proposition 8 is approved”: This article appears today in The Los Angeles Times.

Posted at 10:45 PM by Howard Bashman

“Court Weighs Concerns on Whales and Military”: Adam Liptak has this article today in The New York Times.

Today in The Los Angeles Times, David G. Savage reports that “Supreme Court hears case about Navy sonar and whales; Justices appear split about whether military’s security needs outweigh the potential risks to marine mammals during training exercises.”

Joan Biskupic of USA Today reports that “Court weighs Navy vs. whales; Sonar tests argued as vital.”

And The Washington Post reports that “NOAA, Court Focus On Marine Mammals; Ship Speed Limited; Sonar Use Debated.”

Posted at 10:38 PM by Howard Bashman

“Supreme Court won’t block Troopergate inquiry”: The Anchorage Daily News provides an update that begins, “The Alaska Supreme Court today rejected an attempt by a group of six Republican legislators to shut down the Legislature’s investigation of Gov. Sarah Palin.”

You can access today’s order of the Supreme Court of Alaska at this link.

Posted at 10:10 PM by Howard Bashman

“S.F. ridicules tobacco giant’s free-speech argument against ban”: Bob Egelko of The San Francisco Chronicle has a news update that begins, “Philip Morris’ argument that San Francisco’s new ban on tobacco sales in drugstores violates freedom of speech was derided Thursday by the city’s lawyers, who said the First Amendment doesn’t guarantee the right to sell cigarettes.”

Posted at 10:03 PM by Howard Bashman

“Southampton woman’s strip-search case gets trial”: Today’s issue of Newsday contains an article that begins, “A federal appellate court Wednesday ordered that a trial be held to determine if Southampton Village police violated the civil rights of a woman by strip-searching her in a cell that contained a video camera. Stacey Hartline, then 21, sued the village and four police officers for $1 million in 2003 after she was strip-searched, following a misdemeanor arrest for marijuana possession. The charges were eventually dismissed.”

And The Associated Press provides a report headlined “Appeals court: Search violated NY woman’s rights.”

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

Posted at 9:15 PM by Howard Bashman

“Oregon court sees frozen embryos as property rights issue”: The Oregonian today contains an article that begins, “A divorcing couple’s years-old agreement to thaw out frozen embryos trumps the ex-husband’s recent desire to donate them to another woman trying to have children, the Oregon Court of Appeals said Wednesday.”

And The Associated Press reports that “Ore. court rules frozen embryos can be destroyed.”

You can access yesterday’s ruling of the Oregon Court of Appeals at this link.

Posted at 9:02 PM by Howard Bashman

“Judges rule against suspended lawyer”: Today’s edition of The San Antonio Express-News contains an article that begins, “Suspended San Antonio lawyer Ted H. Roberts, who extorted $100,000 from his wife’s lovers, is another step closer to prison. A three-judge panel of the 4th Court of Appeals on Wednesday upheld Roberts’ conviction, finding that he misused civil litigation petitions to threaten and trick the men into giving him the money.”

You can access yesterday’s ruling of the Fourth Court of Appeals of Texas at this link.

Posted at 8:55 PM by Howard Bashman