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Saturday, January 24, 2009

“Guantanamo Case Files in Disarray; Situation Complicates Prison’s Closure”: This article will appear Sunday in The Washington Post.

Posted at 10:33 PM by Howard Bashman

“High court sides with Barnstable family; Civil case against Barnstable schools can proceed”: Yesterday’s edition of The Barnstable Patriot contained an article that begins, “The United States Supreme Court unanimously ruled in favor of a Barnstable family’s attempt to bring a sex discrimination suit against Barnstable Public Schools.”

And Cape Cod Today provides a report headlined “Complaint leading to Supreme Court appeal tells of harassment, indifference; Parents say boy abused daughter on Barnstable school bus for months; Lawsuit seeks $3.75 million in compensatory, punitive damages.”

Posted at 10:30 PM by Howard Bashman

“Q and A: Baylor professor happy to win Supreme Court case on crack cocaine sentences.” This article appears today in The Waco Tribune-Herald.

Posted at 10:17 PM by Howard Bashman

“Supreme Court may weigh corruption law; A former Chicago politician is appealing his conviction for defrauding the public of ‘honest services,’ a statute that some say is too vague”: David G. Savage will have this article Sunday in The Los Angeles Times.

Posted at 10:15 PM by Howard Bashman

“UMW chief blasts Alabama attorney general; State’s top prosecutor wants Harman Mining v. Massey energy appeal opposed”: The Charleston (W. Va.) Gazette contains this article today.

Posted at 7:22 PM by Howard Bashman

“Joyce claims insufficient evidence; Former Superior Court judge wants new trial”: This article appears today in The Erie (Pa.) Times-News.

Posted at 7:15 PM by Howard Bashman

“Obama Administration: Wiretapping Legal Challenge Must Die.” David Kravets has this post at’s “Threat Level” blog.

Posted at 2:35 PM by Howard Bashman

“Appeals court ruling favors creators of the Taco Bell Chihuahua; The fast-food chain is solely liable for $42 million in breach-of-contract awards to two Michigan men who developed the mascot idea, which was the basis of the company’s hit ad campaign in the ’90s”: Carol J. Williams has this article today in The Los Angeles Times.

And The Grand Rapids Press reports today that “Years later, Taco Bell bitten by dog ads.”

My earlier coverage of yesterday’s Ninth Circuit ruling appears at this link.

Posted at 2:32 PM by Howard Bashman