How Appealing

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

“Revealed: NSA collecting phone records of millions of Americans daily; Top secret court order requiring Verizon to hand over all call data shows scale of domestic surveillance under Obama.” Columnist Glenn Greenwald has this front page article in Thursday’s edition of The Guardian (UK).

Posted at 9:04 PM by Howard Bashman

“Schools not obligated legally to protect students from each other, appeals court rules”: The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review has a news update that begins, “Public schools don’t have a ‘special relationship’ with students that would make them legally obligated to protect students from each other, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday in a 10-4 decision upholding a ruling in a Beaver County case.”

And The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has a news update headlined “Federal appeals court: Schools aren’t liable for bullies.”

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

Posted at 7:09 PM by Howard Bashman

“Some morning-after over-counter pill sales allowed”: The Associated Press has a report that begins, “A New York appeals court is allowing some emergency contraception pills to be sold without a prescription or age restrictions while the government argues the issue in court.”

And Bloomberg News reports that “Two-Dose Contraceptive Must Be Made Available to All Ages.”

Michelle Olsen has posted a copy of today’s order of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit at this link.

Update: In other coverage, at “SCOTUSblog,” Lyle Denniston has a post titled “‘Plan B’ access ordered.”

Posted at 3:08 PM by Howard Bashman

“Lawyer: Iowa judge acts as ‘prosecutor-in-chief.'” Today’s edition of The Des Moines Register contains an article that begins, “One of Iowa’s most prominent federal judges is accused of improperly playing the role of ‘prosecutor-in-chief’ in criminal cases by ordering the U.S. Attorney’s Office to provide evidence that can result in longer prison sentences, court records show.”

The article dominates the front page of today’s newspaper.

Posted at 2:00 PM by Howard Bashman

“Complaint: Judge’s Death Penalty Remarks Show Racial Bias.” Brandi Grissom of The Texas Tribune has an article that begins, “A federal appellate judge from Texas is facing a judicial misconduct complaint over comments she made regarding race and the death penalty during a speech.”

In today’s edition of The New York Times, Ethan Bronner reports that “Complaint Accuses U.S. Judge in Texas of Racial Bias.”

And The San Antonio Express-News reports that “Complaint alleges federal judge is prejudiced, biased.”

Update: In other coverage, Bloomberg News reports that “Texas Judge Accused of Misconduct for Remarks on Race.”

Posted at 8:42 AM by Howard Bashman