How Appealing

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

“Federal court halts deportation of Demjanjuk”: The Associated Press has this report. This afternoon’s stay order of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit can be accessed here.

Earlier this afternoon, The Cleveland Plain Dealer had a news update headlined “John Demjanjuk out of his home, on way to airport.”

The Sixth Circuit has also posted online the following documents filed today in that court in the case captioned Demjanjuk v. Holder, No. 09-3416: Petition for Review; Motion for Stay; Video Clip; IFP Motion with attachments; and federal government’s Response in Opposition.

Posted at 4:12 PM by Howard Bashman

“SG Kagan Won’t Argue Before High Court Until Next Term”: Tony Mauro has this post this morning at “The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times.”

Posted at 9:32 AM by Howard Bashman

“Judges rule Franken winner; Coleman to appeal”: This article appears today in The Minneapolis Star Tribune, along with an article headlined “One justice gave to Coleman, another to Wellstone; The campaign donations by the two Supreme Court members predated their appointment to the bench.”

The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports today that “Judges say Franken won Senate race; Coleman planning to appeal.”

And Bloomberg News reports that “Franken Ruled Winner of U.S. Senate Race, Coleman Plans Appeal.”

You can access yesterday’s ruling at this link.

Posted at 8:25 AM by Howard Bashman

“Where will captured Somali pirate get justice? The high profile of the case suggests a trial in the United States, but the Justice Department might be wary of bringing the young suspect into the American court system.” Warren Richey of The Christian Science Monitor has this report.

Posted at 8:10 AM by Howard Bashman

“Sutton stands by controversial prosecution”: Today’s edition of The San Antonio Express-News contains an article that begins, “Outgoing U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton said Monday he still believes he made the right call in prosecuting two former Border Patrol agents convicted of covering up having shot an unarmed drug smuggler in the back. Ultimately their sentences were commuted.”

Posted at 8:07 AM by Howard Bashman

“3rd Circuit to Mull When States Can Limit License Slogan Choice”: Today in The Legal Intelligencer, Shannon P. Duffy has an article that begins, “Combine the hot-button issue of abortion with a truly perplexing First Amendment question — whether auto license plates are a public forum — and it’s no wonder the federal courts are all over the map on whether states have the right to deny issuing specialty plates that carry the slogan ‘Choose Life.'”

Posted at 8:05 AM by Howard Bashman

“Thompson, McConnell selected for federal judgeships”: This article appears today in The Providence (R.I.) Journal.

According to the article, “Reed and Whitehouse announced Monday they had chosen state Superior Court Judge Ojetta Rogeriee Thompson to fill a 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals seat.” You can access profiles of the selectees here and here.

Posted at 8:00 AM by Howard Bashman

“No transfer sites selected; The Obama administration hasn’t picked — or ruled out — any lockups on U.S. soil where Guantanamo detainees may be sent”: Carol Rosenberg has this article today in The Miami Herald.

Posted at 7:52 AM by Howard Bashman