How Appealing

Saturday, December 6, 2008

“Nevada child murderer’s death sentence overturned; The prosecutor in the 1983 Reno case falsely told a jury that the sentence was the only way to keep Ricky David Sechrest from being released, a federal appeals court rules”: Carol J. Williams has this article today in The Los Angeles Times.

And The Associated Press reports that “Death sentence overturned in ’83 killings of Reno girls.”

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

Posted at 11:58 PM by Howard Bashman

“Justices to Decide Legality of Indefinite Detention; Case of Qatari National, Held Without Formal Charges, Is Test of Executive Power Asserted by Bush”: Robert Barnes has this article today in The Washington Post.

Today in The Los Angeles Times, David G. Savage reports that “Supreme Court to hear ‘enemy combatant’ case; It will hear the case of terror suspect Ali Saleh Kahlah al-Marri, who has been held without trial in a military brig since 2003, and rule on the validity of the administration’s controversial policy.”

Jess Bravin of The Wall Street Journal reports that “High Court to Take Up Enemy-Combatant Case.”

And The Peoria (Ill.) Journal Star reports that “High court to hear al-Marri’s case.”

Posted at 11:44 PM by Howard Bashman

“Exxon Valdez victims receive first payments; More than 32,000 people affected by the 1989 oil spill will collect shares of $507.5 million in punitive damages; The Supreme Court slashed the amount from $5 billion”: This article appears today in The Los Angeles Times.

Posted at 11:35 PM by Howard Bashman

“Legal Organization May Become Influential Beyond Its Dreams”: Sunday in The Washington Post, Michael A. Fletcher will have an article that begins, “The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy was founded seven years ago to counter a growing right-leaning legal philosophy that has reshaped the American legal landscape on issues from the reach of federal regulation to the separation of church and state. Now, as President-elect Barack Obama assembles his administration, the little-known legal organization stands on the brink of influence it once could only imagine.”

Posted at 11:25 PM by Howard Bashman