How Appealing

Saturday, April 11, 2009

“Judges question diploma privilege argument; State’s defense of rule called ‘fiction'”: Next Monday’s issue of the Wisconsin Law Journal will contain an article that begins, “Wisconsin’s diploma privilege for graduates of the law schools at Marquette University and the University of Wisconsin may be in danger, at least if the Seventh Circuit reviews the merits of the privilege.” (Via “Althouse“).

You can access the audio of last Tuesday’s oral argument before a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit via this link (4.48MB mp3 audio file).

Posted at 11:44 PM by Howard Bashman

“The Supreme Court shouldn’t be judging judges; A West Virginia case could put state jurists’ ethics under federal oversight”: David B. Rivkin Jr. had this op-ed Wednesday in The Los Angeles Times.

Posted at 5:23 PM by Howard Bashman

“Prosecutors oppose Nacchio’s latest bid for bail”: The Associated Press provides this report.

Yesterday, the prosecution filed this opposition to Nacchio’s bail request. Thereafter, Nacchio’s appellate team filed this reply in further support of the bail request.

Posted at 5:22 PM by Howard Bashman

“Ginsburg Shares Views on Influence of Foreign Law on Her Court, and Vice Versa”: Adam Liptak will have this article Sunday in The New York Times.

Posted at 5:18 PM by Howard Bashman

“Federal judges take their own case to court — for more pay; The Constitution bars Congress from reducing a judge’s pay; But Congress has excluded judges from receiving promised inflation adjustments in six of the past 16 years”: Warren Richey of The Christian Science Monitor has this report.

Posted at 5:15 PM by Howard Bashman

Richard Posner — the one who “really understood small companies” — is dead: The Chicago Tribune published this obituary earlier this week.

Posted at 5:02 PM by Howard Bashman

“Women: Truly The Fairer Sex; Men, the theory goes, prefer law with rigid rules and clear lines; women tend to favor an ‘ethic of care’ over an ‘ethic of rights.'” Dahlia Lithwick will have this essay in the April 20, 2009 issue of Newsweek.

Posted at 4:55 PM by Howard Bashman

“Court OKs out-of-state birth certificate change”: Today in The San Francisco Chronicle, Bob Egelko has an article that begins, “A 67-year-old Los Angeles native, now living in Kansas, won a state appeals court ruling in San Francisco on Friday that makes it easier for California-born transgender people to change their birth certificate, a document that can be critical in a security-conscious age.”

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

Posted at 4:52 PM by Howard Bashman

“Court Revives Suit Over Iraq Work; Door Could Be Opened for Other Fraud Cases”: Today’s edition of The Washington Post contains an article that begins, “A federal appeals court yesterday ruled that a case involving fraud claims against an American contractor in Iraq could not be blocked merely because the contract was administered by the U.S.-led Coalition Provisional Authority, a multinational governing body set up in the chaotic aftermath of the 2003 invasion.”

The New York Times reports today that “Contractor Must Pay in Iraq Fraud, Court Rules.”

And The Associated Press reports that “Court revives Iraq currency retread fraud claim.”

You can access yesterday’s ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit at this link.

Posted at 3:25 PM by Howard Bashman