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Sunday, October 26, 2008

“Death-penalty process blasted; appeals follow”: Today in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Bill Rankin has an article that begins, “When U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens recently criticized the way the Georgia Supreme Court reviews death-penalty cases, he appeared to be inviting legal challenges on the issue. Georgia promised to ensure fairness in the application of the death penalty when it reinstated capital punishment in 1973. But Stevens said one facet of Georgia’s review to achieve that goal has become cursory and could result in arbitrary or discriminatory sentences.”

Posted at 9:30 PM by Howard Bashman

“New Media Visit Law School; Slate Reporter Discusses Evolving Supreme Court Media Coverage”: This article appeared online Friday at the web site of Virginia Law Weekly.

Posted at 9:24 PM by Howard Bashman

“Dems hope to make state pickups in Supreme Court races”: Today in The Austin American-Statesman, Chuck Lindell has an article that begins, “Seeking to crack the Republican lock on all nine Texas Supreme Court seats, two Democrats are making the entire court — which they accuse of bias in favor of business and insurance interests — the focus of their campaigns.”

And Lindell’s second article in today’s newspaper is headlined “Chief justice race pits incumbent against judge known for work as trial lawyer.”

Posted at 9:10 PM by Howard Bashman

“Florida’s Amendment 2 marriage vote: Are domestic partners at risk? A proposed constitutional ban on gay marriage has critics worried about its effect on domestic partnerships, but backers say that’s not a valid concern.” The Miami Herald contains this article today.

Posted at 9:00 PM by Howard Bashman

“Ginsburg: Mutual respect unites nine; Supreme Court Justice shares stories from the bench.” This article appeared Friday in The Daily Princetonian. You can view a related photo by clicking here.

Posted at 8:54 PM by Howard Bashman