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Friday, March 8, 2019

“Adnan Syed case: Maryland high court reinstates ‘Serial’ subject’s conviction.” Tim Prudente of The Baltimore Sun has this report.

Andrea Mandell of USA Today reports that “Appeals court denies Adnan Syed a new trial after ‘Serial’ podcast made him famous.”

Brian Witte of The Associated Press reports that “Court denies new trial in ‘Serial’ podcast murder case.”

Gabriella Borter of Reuters reports that “Maryland top court upholds ‘Serial’ murder conviction.”

My earlier coverage of today’s ruling of Maryland’s highest court can be accessed here.

Posted at 10:10 PM by Howard Bashman

“President Donald J. Trump Announces Judicial Nominees”: The White House today issued this news release, which includes the nomination of Texas Supreme Court Justice Jeff Brown to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas. Presumably the Camry of Justice will also be making the trip.

And another of the nominees for a Texas federal district judgeship is a former law clerk to Fifth Circuit Judge Don R. Willett from when Willett served on the Texas Supreme Court.

Posted at 4:25 PM by Howard Bashman

“Washington lawyer expects Supreme Court will take Pittsburgh rapper’s case”: Scott Mervis of The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has this report.

Coincidentally, the “Washington lawyer” to whom this article’s headline refers just happens to currently serve as the petitioner’s counsel of record in the U.S. Supreme Court.

Update: The contents of the March 2018 issue of the Harvard Law Review were posted online today, and the issue includes this Recent Cases note about the Pa. Supreme Court‘s ruling (consisting of a majority opinion and a concurring and dissenting opinion) in Commonwealth v. Knox.

Posted at 2:00 PM by Howard Bashman

“Could a Philly killer’s appeal lead Pa. Supreme Court to abolish the death penalty?” Liz Navratil and Angela Couloumbis of The Philadelphia Inquirer have this report.

Posted at 1:53 PM by Howard Bashman