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Saturday, January 5, 2013

"Obama struggles to nominate, confirm federal judges; Obama has been slow to nominate judges and Senate Republicans even slower to confirm them": David G. Savage will have this article Sunday in The Los Angeles Times.
Posted at 10:28 PM by Howard Bashman


"Legislators vow to change law on rape by impersonation; The reversal of a conviction based on an 1870s state statute prompts the promise; The Assembly speaker says the issue will be a top priority": Maura Dolan and Michael J. Mishak have this article today in The Los Angeles Times.

And The Sacramento Bee reports today that "Rape case ruling sparks legislative proposals in California."
Posted at 07:18 PM by Howard Bashman



"Guantanamo: a place of sometimes-puzzling secrecy; The war court proclaims that transparency is a priority in testimony and legal filings; But when a claim of national security is invoked, secrecy wins out." Carol Rosenberg of The Miami Herald has this report.
Posted at 05:14 PM by Howard Bashman


"Can Forgiveness Play a Role in Criminal Justice?" Paul Tullis will have this lengthy article in tomorrow's edition of The New York Times Magazine.
Posted at 04:12 PM by Howard Bashman


"Home sellers can keep murders, suicides secret": Yesterday's edition of The Philadelphia Inquirer contained this article reporting on a recent 6-to-3 ruling of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania sitting en banc. Video of the en banc reargument of the case can be viewed by clicking here.
Posted at 03:47 PM by Howard Bashman


"The Constitutionalist": In the January 14, 2013 issue of The Weekly Standard, Terry Eastland has an article that begins, "Robert H. Bork, we all know, didn't sit on the Supreme Court. His legacy thus cannot lie in votes cast and opinions written."
Posted at 01:42 PM by Howard Bashman


"Supreme Court to review judge's role in plea talks": Jonathan Stempel of Reuters has this report.
Posted at 01:38 PM by Howard Bashman


"Former C.I.A. Officer Is the First to Face Prison for a Classified Leak": This article will appear Sunday in The New York Times.
Posted at 01:32 PM by Howard Bashman


"Justices Take Case on Adoption of Indian Child": Adam Liptak has this article today in The New York Times.

The Post and Courier of Charleston, South Carolina reports today that "Baby Veronica case to be considered by highest court."

Bill Mears of CNN.com reports that "High court to tackle Native American adoption dispute."

Agence France-Presse reports that "US top court to hear Native American adoption case."

Previously, the Charleston City Paper published an article headlined "Broken Home: The Save Veronica story; Matt and Melanie Capobianco lost custody of their adopted daughter Veronica, but they refuse to give up hope."
Posted at 01:06 PM by Howard Bashman



Ninth Circuit grants rehearing en banc in state habeas appeal challenging whether convict who helped plan a robbery resulting in death, knew his accomplice was armed, and drove the getaway car may lawfully be subjected to death penalty: The majority on a divided three-judge panel had rejected the convict's challenge to the death penalty in a decision you can access here. Circuit Judge Stephen Reinhardt issued a lengthy dissenting opinion.

Yesterday's order of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit granting rehearing en banc can be accessed here.
Posted at 10:45 AM by Howard Bashman



"Pregnancy Centers Gain Influence in Anti-Abortion Arena": This front page article appears today in The New York Times.

And yesterday at the blog "walshslaw," law professor Kevin C. Walsh had a somewhat related post titled "Artful characterization of allegedly misleading advertisement in Baltimore pregnancy center oral argument."
Posted at 10:33 AM by Howard Bashman



"Judge blasts sentencing guidelines; Man's original punishment tossed on appeal": Today's edition of The Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch contains an article that begins, "A federal judge in Columbus criticized sentencing guidelines for child-pornography offenses yesterday as he imposed a stricter sentence on a Mount Vernon man whose original sentence was rejected by an appeals court." (Via "Sentencing Law and Policy" blog.)
Posted at 10:30 AM by Howard Bashman


"More Guns = More Killing": Elisabeth Rosenthal will have this news analysis in the Sunday Review section of tomorrow's edition of The New York Times.
Posted at 10:28 AM by Howard Bashman


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