How Appealing

Friday, October 31, 2008

“Ted Olson Wins Supreme Court Showdown”: Tony Mauro has this post at “The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times.”

At “SCOTUSblog,” Lyle Denniston has a post titled “Olson will argue on Monday.”

And the news blog of The Providence (R.I.) Journal has posts titled “Larisa hands off Indian land case to Olson” and “Court: Settle feud in tribal land case yourselves.”

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

Although we may never know whether Larisa’s oral argument would have been superior to Olson’s, we now do know that Olson and/or his clients have proved more adept at the game of chicken.

Posted at 11:05 PM by Howard Bashman

“Cover-Up Alleged in D.C. Killing Of Lawyer”: Saturday’s edition of The Washington Post will contain an article that begins, “A police affidavit made public yesterday provided a wealth of new details about one of the District’s most mysterious homicide cases, yet it failed to answer the central questions of who killed prominent lawyer Robert Wone in an elegant Dupont Circle townhouse — and why.”

And reports that “Arrest Made in Murder of Washington Lawyer; Police say residents of home co-owned by Arent Fox partner obstructed homicide investigation.”

The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times” today posted the arrest affidavit at this link.

Posted at 10:55 PM by Howard Bashman

“Doctor found no injury on Joyce”: The Erie (Pa.) Times-News today contains this article reporting on the federal criminal trial of former Pennsylvania Superior Court Judge Michael T. Joyce.

Posted at 10:45 PM by Howard Bashman

“Justice Alito, Phillies Phanatic”: Tony Mauro has this post today at “The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times.” Therein, Tony writes that “Alito, a Phillies fan since he was 4 or 5 years old, granted a rare in-chambers interview Friday to convey his enthusiasm about the World Series victory after a 28-year drought.”

And thanks to the many readers of this blog — including two federal appellate judges — who have emailed to congratulate me on the amazing end to the Phillies season this October.

Posted at 10:27 PM by Howard Bashman

“Supreme Court to hear case about indecent speech on TV”: Bill Mears of provides this report.

And in a somewhat related report from today’s Phillies celebration, Ken Mandel of has an article headlined “Utley, edited: World [Series] champions!

At least this will give Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr. or his temporarily foul-mouthed friend, Carter G. Phillips, an opportunity to quote Chase Utley at next Tuesday’s oral argument of Federal Communications Commission v. Fox Television Stations, Inc. (As shown on this YouTube clip, Philadelphia’s Fox affiliate broadcasted the f-word over the public airwaves live earlier this afternoon.)

Sadly, as Lyle Denniston reports here at “SCOTUSblog,” no same-day audio of Tuesday’s oral argument will be made available for broadcast by C-SPAN.

Posted at 10:22 PM by Howard Bashman