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Saturday, February 21, 2009

“Review Finds Detainees’ Treatment Legal; Pentagon Report on Guantanamo Urges More Interaction for Some, Official Says”: This article appears today in The Washington Post.

The New York Times reports today that “Guantanamo Meets Geneva Rules, Pentagon Study Finds.”

The Los Angeles Times reports that “Guantanamo meets Geneva Convention standards, Pentagon study finds; The report to be presented to President Obama recommends some changes at the U.S. military prison but concludes that detainees are treated humanely; Rights groups criticize the findings.”

And The Associated Press has an article headlined “Official: Pentagon report defends Guantanamo.”

Posted at 10:54 PM by Howard Bashman

“Court to reconsider S.F. strip-search ruling”: Today in The San Francisco Chronicle, Bob Egelko has an article that begins, “A federal appeals court agreed today to reconsider its ruling that San Francisco violated the rights of thousands of jail inmates who were strip-searched without any evidence that they were carrying weapons or contraband.”

You can access yesterday’s order of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit granting rehearing en banc at this link.

Posted at 10:45 PM by Howard Bashman

“Obama administration tries to kill e-mail case”: Pete Yost of The Associated Press has a report that begins, “The Obama administration, siding with former President George W. Bush, is trying to kill a lawsuit that seeks to recover what could be millions of missing White House e-mails.”

Posted at 10:38 PM by Howard Bashman

“Top court limits insurance for drive-by victim; Justices rule uninsured motorist coverage can’t pay medical costs”: The Newark (N.J.) Star-Ledger yesterday contained an article that begins, “A woman injured in a drive-by shooting in 2005 cannot have her medical expenses paid for by the uninsured motorist coverage of her automobile insurance policy, the state Supreme Court ruled yesterday. Though the court, in its 4-3 ruling written by Justice Roberto Rivera-Soto, said the woman’s injuries qualified as an ‘accident,’ the majority concluded the shooting was not caused by ‘the ownership, maintenance, operation or use of an uninsured motor vehicle.'”

You can access Thursday’s ruling of the Supreme Court of New Jersey at this link.

Posted at 5:07 PM by Howard Bashman

“Lingle urged to drop appeal”: Today’s edition of The Honolulu Advertiser contains an article that begins, “Office of Hawaiian Affairs officials yesterday made a last-ditch effort to persuade Gov. Linda Lingle to set aside a U.S. Supreme Court challenge over ceded lands, warning that it could have grave consequences to Hawaiians-only policies if the state is successful.”

Posted at 5:00 PM by Howard Bashman

“Feds: Block lawyers from classified document.” Today in The San Francisco Chronicle, Bob Egelko has an article that begins, “The Obama administration filed an emergency request with a federal appeals court Friday to stop a judge in San Francisco from allowing lawyers challenging the government’s wiretapping program to see a classified surveillance document. The document is the central evidence in the last remaining lawsuit over the legality of former President George W. Bush’s 2001 order for the National Security Administration to intercept phone calls and e-mails between Americans and suspected terrorists in other nations.”

And at the “Legal Beat” blog of CQ Politics, Keith Perine has a post titled “Justice Department Again Defends Bush on State Secrets.”

Posted at 10:00 AM by Howard Bashman

“Tough Cases Await U.S. Supreme Court Justices; Critical cases affect business, employees and environment, among other issues”: Marcia Coyle will have this article Monday in The National Law Journal.

Posted at 9:35 AM by Howard Bashman

“Publishers of sex photos need to keep records of age, federal court rules”: The Cleveland Plain Dealer today contains an article that begins, “A federal appeals court on Friday upheld a ruling that publishers of sexually explicit photographs must keep age and identity records of those pictured and make the records available for inspection by the government. The ruling stems from a case originally filed in U.S. District Court in Cleveland 14 years ago by a local company that publishes magazines aimed at ‘swingers’ – adults who seek multiple sex partners.”

My earlier coverage of yesterday’s Sixth Circuit en banc ruling appears at this link.

Posted at 9:33 AM by Howard Bashman