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Thursday, April 4, 2013

“Harvard asks: Are law school faculties too liberal? Despite improvements, conservative legal activists are pushing for more intellectual diversity at the nation’s top law schools.” In Friday’s edition of USA Today, Richard Wolf will have an article that begins, “The chief justice of the Supreme Court and the two senior justices, all Republicans, graduated from Harvard Law School. But on Friday, it will hold a conference to address an age-old topic: Are law school faculties too liberal?”

More information about the conference can be accessed at this link.

Posted at 9:23 PM by Howard Bashman

“O’Connor Promotes and Defends Her Book at Wiley Rein”: Tony Mauro has this post at “The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times.”

Posted at 1:07 PM by Howard Bashman

“Federal court to hear Hobby Lobby arguments in May; 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals earlier granted Oklahoma City retailer’s bid to speed up legal proceedings”: The Oklahoman has an article that begins, “A panel of nine federal appeals court judges will hear oral arguments in Hobby Lobby Stores Inc.’s fight against part of the Affordable Care Act on May 23 in Denver.”

Posted at 11:07 AM by Howard Bashman

“Scandal Suggests Narrower Corruption Law Still Survived”: Today’s edition of The New York Times contains an article that begins, “A federal law used to prosecute corrupt politicians lost some of its teeth when the Supreme Court significantly narrowed its scope in 2010. But in New York, the law governing theft of ‘honest services’ seems to be alive and well, if recent cases are any clue.”

Posted at 8:34 AM by Howard Bashman

“Judges For Lax Border Security: The Ninth Circuit ignores 127 years of precedent allowing U.S. agents to search those trying to enter the country.” Miami-based Assistant U.S. Attorney Roy K. Altman has this op-ed today in The Wall Street Journal.

Posted at 8:30 AM by Howard Bashman