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Monday, March 23, 2009

“Was ‘Hillary: The Movie’ wrongly censored?; The Supreme Court hears a case Tuesday about rules governing campaign advocacy and finance.” Warren Richey will have this article Tuesday in The Christian Science Monitor.

Posted at 11:30 PM by Howard Bashman

In the March 2009 issue of The Georgetown Law Journal: Jamal Greene has an article titled “Selling Originalism.”

Pierre Schlag has a provocative essay titled “Spam Jurisprudence, Air Law, and the Rank Anxiety of Nothing Happening (A Report on the State of the Art).” In the essay’s very first footnote — long before the essay’s footnotes become entirely schizophrenic — Schlag cites to Adam Liptak’s pre-law school, 1985 “About Men” essay published in The New York Times under the headline “Playing Air Guitar.”

And among the several responses to Schlag’s essay is one by Seventh Circuit Judge Richard A. Posner titled “The State of Legal Scholarship Today: A Comment on Schlag.”

Posted at 11:15 PM by Howard Bashman

Rulings of note that the Supreme Court of Georgia issued today: Bill Rankin of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has a news update headlined “Court revives Atlanta tax suit against online travel firms.” And The Associated Press reports that “Ga. court revives Web hotel price scheme challenge.” You can access the ruling at this link.

Rankin also has a news update headlined “Court tosses out $5M verdict against DeKalb in student death; Family of Emory student had sued after he was killed doing community service.” You can access the ruling at this link.

Posted at 3:44 PM by Howard Bashman

Law professor blogger to marry commenter at aforementioned law professor blog: Congratulations to Ann Althouse! Only time will tell whether this will allow her husband-to-be to be jealous if she’s spending too much time blogging once they are married.

Posted at 3:33 PM by Howard Bashman

“Original Sin: Scalia Unplugged — Supreme Court Justice Uses The Language Of Sin To Describe His Ideological Opponents.” CBS News legal analyst Andrew Cohen has this new installment of his “CourtWatch” column.

Posted at 3:20 PM by Howard Bashman

“Ex-Enron exec taking his case to high court today; Yeager says he shouldn’t be retried after acquittal on related charges”: The Houston Chronicle today contains an article that begins, “The first Enron defendant to bring an argument before the U.S. Supreme Court isn’t among the best-known.”

Posted at 7:57 AM by Howard Bashman

“Wal-Mart Ruling Has Wide Reach on Discrimination Cases”: Today’s edition of The Wall Street Journal contains an article that begins, “Wal-Mart Stores Inc. heads back to a federal appeals court on Tuesday to argue that a sex-discrimination lawsuit against it shouldn’t proceed as a class-action case covering more than a million women.”

Posted at 7:55 AM by Howard Bashman

“Justice may face GOP ire on tenure; Albin drawing fire over his ‘activism'”: The Newark (N.J.) Star-Ledger today contains an article that begins, “Slim, slight and studious, Barry Albin can walk down just about any street in New Jersey without being recognized. That may soon change. Albin, one of seven justices on the New Jersey Supreme Court, is about to become a lightning rod in what promises to be a tough gubernatorial campaign.”

Posted at 7:50 AM by Howard Bashman