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Thursday, April 11, 2013

“Court rejects governor’s bid to end judge control over California prisons”: Howard Mintz of The San Jose Mercury News has this report.

Posted at 10:46 PM by Howard Bashman

“No monetary award for a Texas dog whose primary worth was just love”: Columnist Linda P. Campbell of The Fort Worth Star-Telegram has this essay today in that newspaper.

Posted at 5:32 PM by Howard Bashman

“Battle over judicial appointments approaches crucial point”: Tom Curry, national affairs writer for NBC News, has this report.

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“Guantanamo defense lawyers ordered to stop computer use”: Josh Gerstein has this blog post at

Update: In related news, Cora Currier of ProPublica reports that “Gitmo Defense Lawyers Say Somebody Has Been Accessing Their Emails.”

Reuters reports that “Guantanamo pretrial hearing delayed as legal files vanish.”

Carol Rosenberg of The Miami Herald reports that “Pentagon computer problems postpone Guantanamo hearing.”

And The Washington Post has a news update headlined “Guantanamo dogged by new controversy after mishandling of e-mails.”

Posted at 11:14 AM by Howard Bashman

“New Journalism: SCOTUSblog publisher Tom Goldstein on winning the court press wars.” Eric Benson has this interview in the April 15, 2013 issue of New York magazine.

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“Retired Supreme Court Justice Souter pays surprise visit to Manchester courthouse”: This article appears today in The New Hampshire Union Leader.

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“Constitution Check: Can constitutional rights be suspended for lack of funding?” Lyle Denniston has this post today at the “Constitution Daily” blog of the National Constitution Center.

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“House committee debates bill to pause NLRB”: Reuters has a report that begins, “Lawmakers held a spirited discussion on the immediate future of the National Labor Relations Board on Wednesday, after a recent appeals court ruling that cast doubt on the board’s authority to make decisions.”

Posted at 8:45 AM by Howard Bashman

“Easy Hearing for Obama’s Choice for Court”: This article appears today in The New York Times.

In today’s edition of The Los Angeles Times, David G. Savage has an article headlined “Obama appeals court pick has Republican support; Sri Srinivasan, a corporate lawyer and deputy solicitor general, appears headed for an easy confirmation, unlike other Obama nominees.”

And on today’s broadcast of NPR’s “Morning Edition,” Justice correspondent Carrie Johnson has an audio segment titled “D.C. Circuit Court Limps Along With Four Vacancies.”

Posted at 8:44 AM by Howard Bashman