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Friday, January 2, 2009

“Supreme Success: Thanks to Bush, we have a chance for a Roberts Court.” M. Edward Whelan III has this essay in the December 29, 2008 print edition of National Review magazine.

Posted at 4:20 PM by Howard Bashman

“Gonzo’ll Never Work in This Town Again; Former Attorney General Cries Victim While Being In Denial About His Colossal Failures”: CBS News legal analyst Andrew Cohen has this installment of his “CourtWatch” column today.

Posted at 1:55 PM by Howard Bashman

“Court case: Hide a hamster, go to the slammer?” Today in The San Francisco Chronicle, Bob Egelko has an article that begins, “Own a goldfish, go to jail? Unlikely, perhaps, but it’s possible under a ruling this week by the California Supreme Court, which upheld a judge’s order requiring a man convicted of drunken driving to tell his probation officer if he had any pets in his home.”

My earlier coverage of the ruling appears at this link.

Posted at 8:50 AM by Howard Bashman

“Long Held in Capital Case, Man Sues to Get a Lawyer”: The New York Times today contains an article that begins, “A man awaiting trial in a Georgia prison has spent the last eight months without a lawyer while prosecutors prepare a death penalty case against him, a lawsuit brought on his behalf says.”

And yesterday in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Bill Rankin had an article headlined “Death case defendant sues for lack of lawyers.”

Posted at 8:37 AM by Howard Bashman