How Appealing

Monday, July 8, 2013

“Will the Supreme Court Make an 11th-Hour Intervention in Georgia? A mentally retarded man is scheduled to be executed next Monday, and he has an appeal pending to the Supreme Court, which is not in session.” Andrew Cohen has this essay online at The Atlantic.

Posted at 10:38 PM by Howard Bashman

“The Myth of a Pro-Business SCOTUS: Commentators inaccurately condemn the five conservative justices as corporate shills.” Law professor Richard A. Epstein has this essay online at the Defining Ideas site of the Hoover Institution.

Posted at 10:37 PM by Howard Bashman

“BP, plaintiffs’ lawyers argue before 5th Circuit on challenge over oil spill payments”: The Times-Picayune of New Orleans has this news update.

Bloomberg News reports that “BP to Urges Court to Reject Costly View of Oil Spill Deal.”

And The Associated Press reports that “Appeals court hears BP challenge on spill claims.”

You can access via this link (20.2 MB Windows Media audio file) the audio of today’s oral argument before a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Posted at 3:27 PM by Howard Bashman

“Meet The Chief Justice Of America’s Secret Supreme Court: Judge Reggie Walton believes while ‘we have an obligation to vigorously prosecute people, we don’t do it at all costs’; But the ‘fair but harsh’ judge has overseen a breathtaking expansion of domestic surveillance in the United States.” John Stanton has this article online at BuzzFeed.

Posted at 1:20 PM by Howard Bashman

“‘As singular a failure as I’ve seen in the history of the Supreme Court’? McGinnis on Windsor, not Shelby County.” Today at his “walshslaw” blog, law professor Kevin C. Walsh has a post that begins, “Even Totenberg nods.”

Posted at 1:05 PM by Howard Bashman