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Friday, April 26, 2013

“Boston bombing interrogation: Will prosecutors have a Miranda problem? The government has cited public safety in its decision to question Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the alleged Boston Marathon bomber, for 16 hours before reading him his Miranda rights; Legal experts differ on whether that’s OK.” Ron Scherer of The Christian Science Monitor has this report.

And online at Slate, law professor Patrick Weil has a jurisprudence essay titled “Citizen Bomber: Why can’t Dzhokhar Tsarnaev be stripped of his citizenship? History.”

Posted at 10:22 PM by Howard Bashman

“N.J. Supreme Court toughens rule on experts in medical malpractice cases”: The Star-Ledger of Newark, New Jersey has an article that begins, “In a decision that could make it more difficult to sue for medical malpractice in New Jersey, the state Supreme Court ruled yesterday that doctors called as expert witnesses on a patient’s behalf must hold the same credentials as the physicians accused of making a mistake.”

You can access yesterday’s ruling of the Supreme Court of New Jersey at this link.

Posted at 9:32 PM by Howard Bashman

“Appeals panel asks state Supreme Court to take up union bargaining law”: Patrick Marley of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has an article that begins, “An appeals panel asked the state Supreme Court on Thursday to quickly take up a case over Gov. Scott Walker’s controversial law on collective bargaining, saying the high court should decide the issue without an appellate ruling on it.”

Posted at 9:25 PM by Howard Bashman

“Va. Supreme Court to hear Va. Tech appeal aimed at Steger”: The Associated Press has a report that begins, “In a reversal, the state Supreme Court has decided to hear arguments that Virginia Tech’s president should be put on trial for his actions during the 2007 campus massacre.”

Posted at 9:23 PM by Howard Bashman

“Trinity Students Meet Supreme Court Justice on D.C. Trip; Justice Samuel Anthony Alito, Jr., a former Trinity parent, answers students’ questions about U.S. Supreme Court”: The Caldwells Patch has this report.

Posted at 9:18 PM by Howard Bashman

“Tulsan whose criminal past took him to Supreme Court now charged in meth case”: Today’s edition of The Tulsa World contains this article.

Posted at 9:14 PM by Howard Bashman

“O’Connor questions court’s decision to take Bush v. Gore; In interview at Tribune, retired justice also calls for merit selection of judges”: This article will appear Saturday in The Chicago Tribune.

Posted at 8:50 PM by Howard Bashman

“Boston bombing case may take years to unfold”: Michael Doyle of McClatchy Newspapers has an article that begins, “Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev faces the prospect of a long and tortuous legal road.”

Posted at 8:12 PM by Howard Bashman

“Obama and the Myth of Arm-Twisting”: At the blog of The New York Review of Books, Elizabeth Drew has a post that begins, “The nonsense about what it takes for a president to win a victory in Congress has reached ridiculous dimensions.”

Posted at 7:25 PM by Howard Bashman

“In Executive’s Trade Secret Prosecution, a Company’s Outsized Role”: Vanessa Blum of The Recorder has an article that begins, “The trial of executive recruiter David Nosal for computer hacking and theft of trade secrets drew attention from many quarters.”

Posted at 7:20 PM by Howard Bashman

“Guantanamo Military Commissions: Lessons Learned and the Way Forward — A Book Discussion of ‘The Terror Courts,’ by Jess Bravin.” The American Society of International Law hosted this event (online video) yesterday.

Posted at 7:15 PM by Howard Bashman

Programming note: Today I will be attending a day-long continuing legal education course. As a result, additional posts will appear here this evening.

Posted at 6:33 AM by Howard Bashman