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Sunday, February 1, 2009

“Does The Ledbetter Law Benefit Workers, Or Lawyers? Democrats and the media have distorted the facts underlying the new equal-pay law.” Stuart Taylor Jr. has this essay online at National Journal.

Posted at 8:54 PM by Howard Bashman

“Forcing out judges at 70 ‘threatens supreme court'”: Monday’s edition of The Times of London will contain an article that begins, “Judges are pressing for a change in the law to allow the most senior members of their profession to remain in their posts beyond the age of 70.”

Posted at 5:58 PM by Howard Bashman

“Alabama high court race again garners most expensive pricetag in U.S.; Ads help raise total to $5.3 million”: This article appeared yesterday in The Birmingham News.

Posted at 5:55 PM by Howard Bashman

“Court considers Williams case racial slur; Justices will decide if information should be released to defense”: The Newark (N.J.) Star-Ledger today contains an article that begins, “The state Supreme Court on Tuesday will consider whether information about a racial slur an officer used to describe former New Jersey Net Jayson Williams should be released to his lawyers as they prepare for his upcoming retrial on reckless manslaughter charges. In a case that has drawn the attention of criminal defense lawyers, the justices will try to sort out whether all evidence in the hands of prosecutors must be revealed to the defense.”

Posted at 10:37 AM by Howard Bashman

“Court to hear Minor appeal in March; Former lawyer’s attorneys are trying to get him released”: Yesterday in The Clarion-Ledger of Jackson, Mississippi, Jerry Mitchell had an article that begins, “Attorneys for jailed former Mississippi trial lawyer Paul Minor say they hope to make a case for gaining his release on bond when they argue their points before the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in two months.”

Posted at 10:35 AM by Howard Bashman

“Judge’s ban on reporter expected to reach top court”: The Toronto Globe and Mail yesterday contained an article that begins, “The Quebec Court of Appeal has refused to remove a judicial gag on a Globe and Mail reporter who exposed the sponsorship scandal. The ruling sets the stage for a Supreme Court challenge that may test a judge’s right to control the news and a reporter’s right to protect a source.”

Posted at 10:33 AM by Howard Bashman

“Obama, Chief Justice Roberts Prepare to Face Off on Judicial Cases; The ideological differences between the president and Chief Justice Roberts are certain to throw them on opposite sides of the courtroom this year on cases covering national security and affirmative action”: Stephen Clark has this article online at

Posted at 10:30 AM by Howard Bashman

“Alito urges public service by lawyers”: The Charlottesville Daily Progress contains this article today.

CBS 19 News reports that “Justice Samuel Alito Speaks About Public Service at UVa.”

And The Associated Press provides a report headlined “Justice Alito: Students should do public service.”

You can learn more about yesterday’s event via this link. By the way, yesterday was the third anniversary of Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr.’s confirmation to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. Three years ago today, I had this post collecting news coverage of the confirmation and swearing-in.

Posted at 10:28 AM by Howard Bashman

“To Nudge, Shift or Shove the Supreme Court Left”: Adam Liptak has this article today in the Week in Review section of The New York Times.

Posted at 9:54 AM by Howard Bashman