How Appealing

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

“Kraft and Florida prosecutors agree: An appeals court must examine spa case.” John R. Ellement of The Boston Globe has an article that begins, “In a rare case of agreement, attorneys for Robert Kraft and Florida prosecutors on Tuesday asked a Florida appeals court to conduct an independent review of the legality of Kraft being secretly recorded while allegedly paying for sex in the Orchids of Asia Day Spa in January.”

Posted at 8:30 PM by Howard Bashman

“An 1839 assassination of a Cherokee leader and a 1999 murder case — two crimes nearly two centuries apart — provide the backbone to an upcoming 2019 Supreme Court decision that will determine the fate of five tribes and nearly half the land in Oklahoma.” You can access the first two episodes of the “This Land” podcast from Crooked Media via this link.

Posted at 1:52 PM by Howard Bashman

Eighth Circuit Judge David R. Stras issued two interesting opinions today: The first opinion begins:

If a federal law-enforcement officer lies, manipulates witnesses, and falsifies evidence, should the officer be liable for damages?

And the second opinion addresses the question:

If [a federal prisoner’s] release date had already passed when the government petitioned the district court to [civilly] commit him, was his sentence still “about to expire”?

Posted at 1:34 PM by Howard Bashman

“The Nuns Are Back Before the Supreme Court, and They’re Trying to Kill the Birth Control Benefit for Good; The Little Sisters of the Poor teamed up with the Trump administration to attack contraception coverage; Will the Roberts Court bless their union?” Jessica Mason Pieklo of RewireNews has this report.

Posted at 1:18 PM by Howard Bashman

“Minnesota Justice David Lillehaug won’t seek re-election after Parkinson’s diagnosis; He said he is in the early stages of Parkinson’s”: Paul Walsh of The Minneapolis Star Tribune has this report.

Posted at 1:14 PM by Howard Bashman

“Battle Expected For Wisconsin Supreme Court Seat Next Spring”: Marti Mikkelson of WUWM 89.7, Milwaukee’s NPR affiliate, has this report.

Posted at 8:22 AM by Howard Bashman

“Attorney plagiarizes Supreme Court justices in quest to join Arizona Court of Appeals”: Dillon Rosenblatt of The Arizona Capitol Times has this report.

Posted at 8:20 AM by Howard Bashman