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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

The Review of Litigation of The University of Texas School of Law to hold symposium titled “The Rise of Appellate Litigators and State Solicitors General”: You can access the details here and here. It promises to be quite an interesting event.

Posted at 9:12 PM by Howard Bashman

“Justices in Commandments case ask: Where will it stop?” The Salt Lake Tribune provides this news update, along with an update headlined “Spotlight on Summum: Journey of one’s essence; Transference through mummification.”

The Deseret News has an update headlined “First Amendment on the line in Pleasant Grove monument case.”

And this evening’s broadcast of NPR’s “All Things Considered” contained audio segments entitled “Court Weighs Religious Monuments, Public Parks” (featuring Nina Totenberg) and “What Are The Seven Aphorisms?” RealPlayer is required to launch these audio segments.

Posted at 9:00 PM by Howard Bashman

“Ex-judge won’t testify in own defense”: Jason Cato of The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review has a news update that begins, “Defense lawyers for a former state Superior Court judge accused of insurance fraud rested their case without calling him to testify in his own defense.”

And The Erie (Pa.) Times-News has an update headlined “Joyce will not testify.”

Posted at 8:38 PM by Howard Bashman

“Human rights groups seek detainee truth commission; Human rights groups want next White House to order a subpoena-powered probe of Bush administration detention practices”: Carol Rosenberg of The Miami Herald has this news update.

The newspaper has posted the groups’ report at this link.

Posted at 8:23 PM by Howard Bashman

“Appeals court clears way for Rep. Jefferson trial”: The Associated Press has a report that begins, “A federal appeals court upheld bribery and other charges against Louisiana Democratic U.S. Rep. William Jefferson on Wednesday, clearing the way for a trial.”

And The Times-Picayune of New Orleans has a news update headlined “4th Circuit upholds corruption indictment of U.S. Rep. William Jefferson.”

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

Posted at 5:45 PM by Howard Bashman

“U.S. Supreme Court Lifts Restrictions on Navy Sonar”: Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News has this report.

James Vicini of Reuters reports that “Supreme court rules for Navy in whales-sonar case.”

Agence France-Presse reports that “Whales lose as top US court says Navy can keep sonar.”

At, Ariane de Vogue reports that “Supreme Court Sides With U.S. Navy in Dispute Over Sonar Use, Whale Safety; Justices: National Security Strongly Outweighs Alleged Harm to Marine Mammals.”

And at her “Legalities” blog, ABC News correspondent Jan Crawford Greenburg has a post titled “Sonar Over Whales.”

Posted at 1:38 PM by Howard Bashman

“U.S. Supreme Court OKs Navy use of sonar; In a defeat for environmentalists, justices say sonar does not have to be turned off when whales are near; Foes say sonar panics whales, makes their ears bleed and may spur them to beach themselves”: David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times has this news update.

Posted at 11:45 AM by Howard Bashman

“Fate of religious monuments in justices’ hands; U.S. Supreme Court to hear Pleasant Grove’s Ten Commandments case”: The Salt Lake Tribune contains this article today.

The Deseret News reports today that “Pleasant Grove religious case in top court today.”

Mark Sherman of The Associated Press reports that “High court hears dispute over religious monument.”

Bill Mears of reports that “2 religious groups take battle over monument to Supreme Court.”

And today’s broadcast of NPR’s “Morning Edition” contained an audio segment entitled “Supreme Court Hears Religious Display Case” (RealPlayer required) featuring Nina Totenberg.

Posted at 7:50 AM by Howard Bashman