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Thursday, November 13, 2008

“Justices Revoke Limits On Navy Use of Sonar”: Jerry Markon and Juliet Eilperin have this article today in The Washington Post.

Today in The Los Angeles Times, David G. Savage and Kenneth R. Weiss report that “Ruling unlikely to quell sonar storm.”

In USA Today, Joan Biskupic reports that “High court OKs sonar training off Calif. coast.”’s Tony Mauro reports that “High Court Sides With Navy in Sonar Case.”

McClatchy Newspapers report that “Supreme Court sides with Navy over whales in sonar dispute.”

In The San Francisco Chronicle, Bob Egelko has an article headlined “Supreme Court on sonar: Navy trumps whales.”

In The Daily Journal of California, Lawrence Hurley has a front page article headlined “Supreme Court strikes ban on Navy’s use of sonar in the Pacific.”

And on today’s broadcast of NPR’s “Morning Edition,” Nina Totenberg had an audio segment entitled “High Court Sides With Navy In Sonar Dispute” (RealPlayer required).

Posted at 11:02 AM by Howard Bashman

“Judges Deny Congressman’s Bid to Dismiss Charges”: Today’s edition of The Washington Post contains an article that begins, “A unanimous appeals court panel yesterday rejected a bid by Rep. William J. Jefferson (D-La.) to dismiss his indictment on bribery and conspiracy charges, batting away arguments that prosecutors flouted the special protection he enjoys as a member of Congress.”

And The Times-Picayune of New Orleans reports today that “Charges against Jefferson to stand; Judges reject call to toss 14 counts.”

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

Posted at 10:38 AM by Howard Bashman

“Obama Team Faces Major Task in Justice Dept. Overhaul; Goal Is to Restore Confidence in Law Enforcement Actions”: This article appears today in The Washington Post.

Posted at 10:32 AM by Howard Bashman

“Senate panel narrowly OKs appeals judge”: Today’s edition of The Salt Lake Tribune contains an article that begins, “A Senate committee on Wednesday narrowly recommended 3rd District Judge Robert Hilder for a seat on the Utah Court of Appeals after a second round of questions about his ruling allowing the University of Utah to ban guns on campus.”

And The Deseret News reports today that “Fight brewing over judicial nomination.”

Posted at 8:37 AM by Howard Bashman

“Former death row inmate, cleared by killer’s confession, now fights death penalty”: This article appears today in The Salt Lake Tribune.

Posted at 8:33 AM by Howard Bashman

“US appeals court hears arguments in ND hemp case”: The Associated Press provides a report that begins, “An attorney for two North Dakota farmers argued they should be able to grow industrial hemp under state regulations without fear of federal criminal prosecution.”

And The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports today that “Hemp growers take case to higher authority; Two North Dakota farmers are licensed to grow the legitimate, useful crop but are seeking a court’s validation.”

Posted at 8:30 AM by Howard Bashman

“Justices Grapple With Question of Church Monument as Free Speech Issue”: Adam Liptak has this article today in The New York Times. Yesterday, that newspaper contained a related editorial entitled “A Case of Religious Discrimination.”

Today in The Washington Post, Jerry Markon reports that “Display of Religious Tenets Debated.”

In USA Today, Joan Biskupic reports that “Lines drawn in monument case; Utah dispute may test church-state separation.”

In The Wall Street Journal, Jess Bravin has an article headlined “10 Commandments vs. 7 Aphorisms: A New Religion Covets Legitimacy.”’s Tony Mauro reports that “Supreme Court Justices Hear Arguments in Religious Monument Case.”

The Salt Lake Tribune reports that “Utah shrine fight could set national standard; The justices’ ruling in the spring could impact governments nationally.”

The Deseret News reports that “Top court ponders Pleasant Grove case.”

And online at Slate, Dahlia Lithwick has a Supreme Court dispatch entitled “Everything Vibrates: The Supreme Court grapples with the primordial ooze of the Summum case.”

Posted at 8:25 AM by Howard Bashman

“Tainted Justice”: The New York Times today contains an editorial that begins, “One lesson of the 2008 election season is the escalating threat to the integrity and independence of the justice system from big-money state judicial campaigns.”

Posted at 8:19 AM by Howard Bashman

“Bush, Out of Office, Could Oppose Inquiries”: Today in The New York Times, Charlie Savage has an article that begins, “When a Congressional committee subpoenaed Harry S. Truman in 1953, nearly a year after he left office, he made a startling claim: Even though he was no longer president, the Constitution still empowered him to block subpoenas.”

Posted at 8:17 AM by Howard Bashman

“Who Reigns in Succession Crisis? Confusion, Perhaps; Some Find Flaws in Laws on Who Assumes Power if Multiple Members of Government Become Incapacitated; President Armacost?” Ashby Jones has this article today in The Wall Street Journal.

Posted at 8:07 AM by Howard Bashman