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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

“Former Detainee’s Appeal Cites Long Wait for a Trial”: In Thursday’s edition of The New York Times, Benjamin Weiser will have an article that begins, “A lawyer for the only terrorist detainee to be held at the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and then tried in the civilian court system asked a federal appeals court on Wednesday to overturn his conviction, on the grounds that his long detention violated his right to a speedy trial.”

Posted at 10:22 PM by Howard Bashman

“Google Says Authors Can’t Sue Over Digital Books as Group”: Bloomberg News has a report that begins, “Google Inc. asked an appeals court to deny class status to a group of authors who claim in a $3 billion lawsuit that the company’s project to digitally copy millions of books from libraries violates their copyrights.”

And Reuters reports that “U.S. court scrutinizes class suit against Google e-book project.”

Posted at 5:28 PM by Howard Bashman

“Justice Scalia Once Called Elmhurst Home”: This article appears in today’s edition of The Western Queens Gazette of Long Island City, New York.

Posted at 3:26 PM by Howard Bashman

“In HLS Classes, Women Fall Behind”: Today’s edition of The Harvard Crimson contains a lengthy article that begins, “Among the top students in their graduating classes, men and women entering Harvard Law School earn similar undergraduate grades and LSAT scores. But as soon as students step into Wasserstein Hall, a dramatic gender disparity emerges.”

Posted at 3:22 PM by Howard Bashman

“Sanctions May Be Least Of ‘Copyright Troll’ Worries As Matter Is Referred To Feds, IRS”: Kelly Phillips Erb has this blog post at

Posted at 2:23 PM by Howard Bashman

“Should PA judges have to retire at 70?: The Supreme Court hears the arguments.” The Patriot-News of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania has this update.

Posted at 1:40 PM by Howard Bashman

“Pennsylvania Supreme Court approves revised redistricting maps”: The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has this news update.

The Philadelphia Inquirer has a news update headlined “Pa. high court OKs revised legislative map.”

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review has a news update headlined “State Supreme Court upholds legislative reapportionment plan.”

The Morning Call of Allentown, Pennsylvania has a news update headlined “Pa. Supreme court upholds new legislative boundaries for House and Senate; Decision comes after justices rejected the first map in January; clears way for Hispanic seat in Allentown.”

And The Associated Press reports that “Pa. high court upholds redrawn legislative maps.”

Today’s ruling of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania consists of the opinion of the court and a concurring opinion.

Posted at 1:36 PM by Howard Bashman

“Orie Melvin, sister guilty of corruption, put on house arrest; Orie Melvin given order for creative apology”: Paula Reed Ward has this article today in The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

And in today’s edition of The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Adam Brandolph has articles headlined “Melvin sentenced to 3 years of house arrest, 2 years of probation for using state employees for campaign work” and “Nauhaus says prison costly, taxpayers ‘paid enough.’

Posted at 8:42 AM by Howard Bashman

“In California, Push for College Diversity Starts Earlier”: Today’s edition of The New York Times contains an article that begins, “As the Supreme Court weighs a case that could decide the future of affirmative action in college admissions, California offers one glimpse of a future without it.”

Posted at 7:52 AM by Howard Bashman

“Episode I — A More Perfect Union”: PBS has posted online at this link the entire first episode of “Constitution USA with Peter Sagal,” which made its television debut last night.

Posted at 7:42 AM by Howard Bashman