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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

"Federal appeals court judges question dismissal of R.I. child advocate's lawsuit": Wednesday's edition of The Providence Journal will contain an article that begins, "A federal appeals court panel that includes retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice David H. Souter appeared perplexed Tuesday by the dismissal of a lawsuit that accuses the Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth and Families of widespread abuse and neglect of children in state foster care."
Posted at 10:54 PM by Howard Bashman


"NFL Aims to Keep Rivalries on Field in Clothing Case": Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News has this report.
Posted at 10:50 PM by Howard Bashman


"Feds oppose closing locks to stop Asian carp": The Associated Press has this report.

And at "SCOTUSblog," Lyle Denniston has a post titled "US opposes waterways disruption; Resisting new fish migration case."
Posted at 08:50 PM by Howard Bashman



"Federal judge asks prosecutors to put a price on child porn; A federal judge pushes prosecutors to demand restitution from those caught with explicit photos": This article appears today in The Minneapolis Star Tribune.

And Minnesota Public Radio has written reports headlined "Judge: Why no restitution in child porn cases?" and "Advocates applaud judge's call for child porn victim restitution."
Posted at 05:44 PM by Howard Bashman



"Washington prisoners entitled to vote, federal court rules; Judge: Racial discrimination claims have merit." SeattlePI.com has this report.

The Associated Press has a report headlined "Fed judges: Wash. felony inmates should get vote."

And the "Sentencing Law and Policy" blog has a post titled "Split Ninth Circuit panel finds Washington's disenfranchisement of felons violates the VRA."

You can access today's ruling of a divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit at this link.
Posted at 05:37 PM by Howard Bashman



"U.S. judge strikes part of tobacco ad, label law": Reuters has a report that begins, "A U.S. judge upheld most of a sweeping federal law limiting the marketing of cigarettes through sponsorships and on merchandise, but struck down limits on advertising and labels that tobacco companies said violated their free speech rights."

The Associated Press reports that "Judge says color, graphics OK in tobacco ads."

And Dow Jones Newswires report that "Federal Judge Leaves Bulk Of FDA Tobacco Law Intact."

I have posted online at this link yesterday's ruling of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky.
Posted at 04:50 PM by Howard Bashman



"Work-Product Battle Reaches Supreme Court": Today at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times," Marcia Coyle has a post that begins, "A closely watched federal tax case involving the scope of the work-product doctrine has reached the U.S. Supreme Court."

Via "TaxProf Blog," you can access the cert. petition at this link.
Posted at 03:55 PM by Howard Bashman



"Yemeni loses appeal for release from Guantanamo": Reuters has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued today.

At "SCOTUSblog," Lyle Denniston has a post titled "Wide detention power upheld; Circuit's first ruling post-Boumediene."

And at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times," Mike Scarcella has a post titled "D.C. Circuit Rules Against Military Detainee in Habeas Case."
Posted at 03:47 PM by Howard Bashman



"Judge Birch to retire from appeals court in August": In today's edition of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Bill Rankin has an article that begins, "Judge Stanley Birch will retire from the federal appeals court in August to join a private mediation and arbitration firm, the Atlanta judge said Monday."

My "20 questions for the appellate judge" interview with Eleventh Circuit Judge Stanley F. Birch, Jr. appeared at this link on October 7, 2003.
Posted at 09:24 AM by Howard Bashman



"Cooper was good guy who wore smile well, friends say; U.S. courthouse officer gunned down while standing guard at metal detector": This article appears today in The Las Vegas Review-Journal.

And today's edition of The Las Vegas Sun contains articles headlined "Even courthouse designed for safety can be compromised"; "Shooting ends gunman's two-year battle over benefits"; and "Neighbors' run-ins with gunman bring mixed reactions."
Posted at 07:52 AM by Howard Bashman



"Prosecutor conduct case before Supreme Court is settled; Two Iowa men freed after spending 26 years in prison for murder had sued, saying prosecutors framed them; With justices signaling they might favor the men, the county settles for $12 million": David G. Savage has this article today in The Los Angeles Times.

The Des Moines Register reports today that "$12 million wrongful conviction settlement is hailed."

And Warren Richey of The Christian Science Monitor reports that "Supreme Court drops key case on limits of immunity for prosecutors; Prosecutors alleged to have framed two innocent men for a murder agreed on a $12 million settlement Monday; A Supreme Court ruling could have clarified the limits of immunity for prosecutors - a legal issue that had even the Obama administration commenting on the case."
Posted at 07:45 AM by Howard Bashman



"State's limits on punitive damages challenged": The Las Vegas Review-Journal contains this article today.
Posted at 07:44 AM by Howard Bashman


"State Supreme Court to hear Krishna LAX free speech case": This article appears in The Daily Breeze of Torrance, California.
Posted at 07:42 AM by Howard Bashman


"Citizens of the West: Tom and Rebecca Kourlis." The Denver Post contains this article today.
Posted at 07:40 AM by Howard Bashman


"R.I. high court nominee Zurier a 'tough-minded' and devoted mentor": This article appears today in The Providence Journal.
Posted at 07:35 AM by Howard Bashman


"Slow Going in Senate for DOJ, Judicial Nominees; Only three circuit and nine district judges confirmed last year": David Ingram of The National Law Journal has this report.
Posted at 07:32 AM by Howard Bashman


"Justice Clarence Thomas in Savannah to mark dedication of SCAD building; Savannah native returns home for dedication of SCAD center in his name": This article appears today in The Savannah Morning News.
Posted at 07:30 AM by Howard Bashman


Strange, Justice: The Jacksboro (Tex.) Gazette-News reported yesterday that "Strange seeks seat on high court."
Posted at 07:28 AM by Howard Bashman


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