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Friday, April 12, 2013

“Supreme Court becoming ‘Charter-averse,’ expert says”: In Saturday’s edition of The Toronto Globe and Mail, Kirk Makin will have an article that begins, “Constitutional experts are questioning whether the Supreme Court of Canada still has the stomach to guarantee fundamental rights.”

Posted at 11:54 PM by Howard Bashman

“Supreme Court to consider whether firms can patent genes, the essence of life”: Michael Doyle of McClatchy Newspapers has this report.

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“Justice Clarence Thomas gives shout-out to Duquesne grad who helped through confirmation process”: Kaitlynn Riely of The Pittsburgh Press has this report.

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“Appeals panel upholds Miss. corruption conviction”: The Associated Press has a report that begins, “A federal appeals court panel on Friday upheld the conviction of Richard ‘Dickie’ Scruggs, one of Mississippi’s most prominent attorneys before going to prison on judicial corruption charges.”

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

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“Federal judges rebuff arguments from both sides in case on lead smelter rules”: Jeremy P. Jacobs of Greenwire has this report.

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“Let’s Stop Treating the Constitution Like the Da Vinci Code: ‘Originalism’ allows judges to read into the founding document any ideas they want; Nowhere is the problem clearer than in the ongoing saga of the presidential recess appointment power.” Law professor Garrett Epps has this essay online today at The Atlantic.

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“Case on IRA Troubles escalates in US Supreme Court”: Lyle Denniston has this post today at the “UK Supreme Court Blog.”

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“Republican Effort to Unpack the Court”: Jeremy W. Peters has this post at “The Caucus” blog of The New York Times.

Posted at 12:10 PM by Howard Bashman

“Indian Affairs, Adoption, and Race: The Baby Veronica Case Comes to Washington; A little girl is at the heart of a big case at the Supreme Court next week, a racially-tinged fight over Native American rights and state custody laws.” Andrew Cohen has this essay online at The Atlantic.

Posted at 11:44 AM by Howard Bashman

“2 Studies Released: Religious Courts In US and State Bans on Applying Foreign Or Religious Law.” Howard Friedman has this post today at his “Religion Clause” blog.

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“Philly’s Power Players Bombard City Newspapers With Libel Suits; Could the newspaper industry’s economic crisis further empower litigious public figures?” Philadelphia City Paper posted this article online yesterday.

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“Plaintiffs’ Experts Disavow Work in $19 Billion Chevron Case”: Paul M. Barrett of Bloomberg Businessweek has this essay.

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“In Latest War Between the States, Georgia Says Tennessee Is All Wet; Wayward Surveyors Blocked River Access; Is Jack Daniel’s Whiskey Next on the List?” This front page article appeared yesterday in The Wall Street Journal.

Posted at 8:50 AM by Howard Bashman

“Hearing in Cole Attack Is Delayed Again, This Time by E-mail Security Issue”: Charlie Savage has this article today in The New York Times.

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“Federal judges deny California bid to end prison oversight”: Denny Walsh has this front page article today in The Sacramento Bee.

In today’s edition of The San Francisco Chronicle, Bob Egelko reports that “Court rejects Brown on prison crowding.”

The Los Angeles Times reports that “Judges threaten Gov. Jerry Brown with contempt of court; Federal jurists demand Brown and the state quickly produce a plan to remove thousands of convicts from California’s packed prisons; They reject Brown’s bid to end court-ordered restrictions on the prisons.”

And The Associated Press reports that “Judges deny Calif. bid to end prison oversight.”

Posted at 8:24 AM by Howard Bashman