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Saturday, December 20, 2008

“Supreme Court says husband must pay for bedroom spying”: Today’s edition of The Des Moines Register contains an article that begins, “A Dubuque man who secretly videotaped his wife in their bedroom must pay her $22,500 for invasion of privacy, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled Friday in the couple’s divorce case. The decision upheld two lower-court rulings against Jeffrey Tigges. He contended that his wife, Cathy, had no reasonable expectation of privacy in their home.”

And The Associated Press reports that “Award upheld in videotaping case; During divorce, Dubuque County woman had claimed that her husband invaded her privacy.”

You can access yesterday’s ruling of the Supreme Court of Iowa at this link.

Posted at 11:44 PM by Howard Bashman

“Jerry Brown asks California Supreme Court to void gay-marriage ban; The state attorney general, who had earlier vowed to defend Prop. 8, offers a novel legal theory for why it should be overturned; The action surprises some legal experts”: Jessica Garrison and Maura Dolan have this article today in The Los Angeles Times.

Today in The San Francisco Chronicle, Bob Egelko reports that “Brown asks state high court to overturn Prop. 8.”

And The New York Times reports that “Top Lawyer Urges Voiding California Proposition 8.”

Posted at 11:32 PM by Howard Bashman

“Did Bush officials commit war crimes? Maybe, but trials aren’t likely.” Marisa Taylor of McClatchy Newspapers has this report.

Posted at 11:28 PM by Howard Bashman

“‘Light’ cigarettes and lawsuits: A high court ruling allowing state lawsuits over ‘light’ cigarettes could lead to uneven regulation.” The Los Angeles Times contains this editorial today.

Posted at 11:24 PM by Howard Bashman

“Three Men Freed From Monitoring in NW Slay Case; Defendants Charged With Obstruction in Dupont Death”: Today’s edition of The Washington Post contains an article that begins, “Three men charged with obstruction of justice in connection with the death of a prominent lawyer in a Dupont Circle house have been released from electronic monitoring, but prosecutors said they expect to file additional charges against the men as early as next month.”

And “The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times” yesterday had a post titled “Price, Zaborsky, and Ward Removed From Supervision Program.”

Posted at 11:15 PM by Howard Bashman