How Appealing

Monday, February 18, 2019

“Embarrassment of snitches: Eight legal figures leaked to police, royal commission told.” Tammy Mills and Chris Vedelago of The Age of Melbourne, Australia have an article that begins, “A court clerk, a legal secretary, a legal adviser and a gunned-down Mafia lawyer are among the seven people who have been referred to the Royal Commission into Management of Police Informants in addition to Informer 3838.”

And Sarah Farnsworth of Australia’s ABC News reports that “Informer 3838 royal commission hears murdered lawyer was also police informer.”

Posted at 7:24 PM by Howard Bashman

“Georgia high court strikes down part of DUI law”: Joshua Sharpe of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has an article that begins, “The Georgia Supreme Court on Monday delivered a blow to DUI prosecutions, saying a driver’s refusal to have their breath tested for alcohol cannot be used against them at trial.”

And Ellen Eldridge of Georgia Public Broadcasting reports that “Georgia Supreme Court Says Refusing Breath Test Isn’t Evidence Of DUI.”

You can access today’s ruling of the Supreme Court of Georgia — grounded entirely on that state’s own constitution — at this link.

Posted at 1:42 PM by Howard Bashman

“Abortion opponents in Alabama aim for outright ban”: Mike Cason of Alabama Media Group has an article that begins, “Anti-abortion advocates in Alabama are changing their approach from trying to restrict abortion through regulatory bills to a push for an outright ban.”

Posted at 1:34 PM by Howard Bashman

“Lawmakers Seek to Keep State Supreme Court in Check”: Steven Allen Adams of The Sunday News-Register of Wheeling, West Virginia has an article that begins, “The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, under new management, is working to put rules and policies in place to fight the perceptions of corruption that plagued justices over the last year.”

Posted at 1:07 PM by Howard Bashman

“When Does Kicking Black People Off Juries Cross a Constitutional Line?” Adam Liptak will have this new installment of his “Sidebar” column in Tuesday’s edition of The New York Times.

Posted at 10:50 AM by Howard Bashman

“She wanted to be a musician. Instead, she became a groundbreaking judge in Ohio.” Michael D. Pitman of The Dayton Daily News has an article that begins, “Law school wasn’t in the plans for Ohio Supreme Court Justice Melody Stewart when she graduated high school. It was music.”

Posted at 10:48 AM by Howard Bashman