How Appealing

Sunday, November 9, 2008

“Suicide law conflicts with some providers; State finds resistance to measure”: Today’s edition of The Olympian of Olympia, Washington contains an article that begins, “Some major health care providers say they want nothing to do with the doctor-assisted-suicide law that Washington voters approved Tuesday. Others say they are reserving judgment.”

Posted at 10:22 PM by Howard Bashman

“Ex-cop resentenced in molestation case”: The San Francisco Chronicle today contains an article that begins, “The former Richmond police officer whose child molestation case led to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning California’s sentencing law has been resentenced to his original 16-year prison term.”

Posted at 10:18 PM by Howard Bashman

“Prosecution cuts charges to 14 in new Wecht trial”: Yesterday in The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Paula Reed Ward had an article that begins, “Only 14 of the original 84 federal felony charges filed against former Allegheny County Coroner Dr. Cyril H. Wecht nearly three years ago remain, after prosecutors yesterday announced that they plan to dismiss 27 counts of theft of honest services.”

And Jason Cato of The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported yesterday that “Wecht retrial may be moved to Erie.”

Posted at 3:14 PM by Howard Bashman

“What sort of judicial legacy will Barack Obama seek to create?” Bill Rankin has this article today in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Posted at 2:42 PM by Howard Bashman

“Voting for Reproductive Freedom”: The New York Times today contains an editorial that begins, “Voters in three states did the right thing last week by defeating dangerous anti-abortion measures on their ballots.”

Posted at 2:27 PM by Howard Bashman

“AG [of Massachusetts] to argue before Supreme Court on lab reports”: The Associated Press provides a report that begins, “Attorney General Martha Coakley is preparing to argue before the US Supreme Court in a case to decide whether prosecutors can use crime lab reports as evidence without having the forensic analyst who prepared them testify.”

At “SCOTUSblog,” Lyle Denniston provides this preview of tomorrow afternoon’s U.S. Supreme Court oral argument.

Posted at 12:40 PM by Howard Bashman

Does it remind you of the man who killed his parents and then pleaded for mercy because he was an orphan? Last Wednesday’s issue of The Nevada Appeal contained an article headlined “Mack seeks to invalidate murdered wife’s divorce agreement” that begins, “An attorney for Darren Mack told the Nevada Supreme Court on Tuesday his divorce settlement with his wife, whom he is convicted of killing, cannot be enforced because she died before it was finalized.”

And last Wednesday’s edition of The Reno Gazette-Journal reported that “Mack wants high court to void divorce deal with slain wife.”

Posted at 12:30 PM by Howard Bashman

“‘Ketchup’ spot left its mark on voters deciding Supreme Court race”: Friday’s edition of The Charleston (W. Va.) Daily Mail contained an article that begins, “For the first time in history, a tomato-based condiment was the ticket to a seat on the state Supreme Court.”

You can view the television ad by clicking here.

Posted at 12:25 PM by Howard Bashman

“U.S. Supreme Court still weighing mining appeal; Court would consider recusals of justices”: This article appears today in The Sunday Gazette-Mail of Charleston, West Virginia.

Posted at 12:20 PM by Howard Bashman

“High Court May Consider Legality of Detention”: Today in The Washington Post, Jerry Markon has an article that begins, “Ali Saleh Kahlah al-Marri was close to going on trial for fraud when prosecutors marched into an Illinois courtroom with a demand. Dismiss the charges, they said, because President Bush had just designated the defendant an enemy combatant.”

Posted at 12:15 PM by Howard Bashman