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Friday, January 7, 2011

"Iowa Dems will shut down House to stop judicial impeachment": The Sioux City Journal has a news update that begins, "Democrats will use 'any means possible' to shut down the Iowa House if an attempt is made to impeach Supreme Court Justices."
Posted at 08:56 PM by Howard Bashman


"Anchors Aweigh: If conservatives want to deny 'anchor babies' U.S. citizenship, they'll have to change the Constitution." Emily Bazelon has this jurisprudence essay online at Slate.
Posted at 08:42 PM by Howard Bashman


"Obama strongly backs US trials for terror suspects": The Associated Press has this report.

You can access the full text of President Obama's statement at this link.
Posted at 06:20 PM by Howard Bashman



"Trump's lawsuit over Pa. casino license thrown out": The Associated Press has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued today.
Posted at 05:37 PM by Howard Bashman


"High Court Takes Up Interstate River Battle": Lawrence Hurley of Greenwire has this report.
Posted at 05:32 PM by Howard Bashman


Access online this afternoon's Order List of the U.S. Supreme Court: You can access the Order List at this link.

In early news coverage, The Associated Press has reports headlined "Supreme Court fight over prescription drug data"; "High court to review class action vs. Halliburton"; and "Court to clarify how plea bargaining should work."

And at "SCOTUSblog," Lyle Denniston has a post titled "Court grants seven cases."
Posted at 03:50 PM by Howard Bashman



"Travis County gay divorce stands under appellate ruling": The "Austin Legal" blog of The Austin American-Statesman has a post that begins, "An appellate court ruled today that Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott may not intervene in a Travis County same-sex divorce case, a finding that lets stand for now the divorce of two women who were married out of state but does not affect Texas' ban on gay marriage."

You can access today's ruling of the Third Court of Appeals of Texas at this link.
Posted at 02:03 PM by Howard Bashman



"Carlos Moreno's resignation from California Supreme Court creates opportunity for Jerry Brown; Carlos Moreno's decision to resign paves the way for the new governor to put his stamp on the high court; His selection of a successor to the panel's only Latino and Democrat will be closely watched": Maura Dolan has this front page article today in The Los Angeles Times.
Posted at 01:55 PM by Howard Bashman


"SJC ruling may void thousands of foreclosures": The Boston Globe has this news update.

The Associated Press reports that "Court rules against banks in pivotal mortgage case."

Reuters reports that "Top Mass. court rules against foreclosing banks."

And Bloomberg News reports that "Banks Lose Pivotal Massachusetts Foreclosure Case."

You can access today's ruling of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts at this link.
Posted at 01:50 PM by Howard Bashman



"Britain vows to change 'embarrassing' libel law": The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 10:40 AM by Howard Bashman


For purposes of determining venue, is the federal criminal offense of willful failure to "immediately notify" the Coast Guard of a "hazardous condition" aboard a vessel a continuing offense? The majority on a divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit answers yes in a ruling issued today.

Chief Judge Alice M. Batchelder disagreed with that result and set forth her views in a rather persuasive dissent.
Posted at 10:27 AM by Howard Bashman



"Judge Nominations Refiled As Vacancies Affect Courts": Today's broadcast of NPR's "Morning Edition" contained this audio segment.
Posted at 10:22 AM by Howard Bashman


"Court voids porn convictions; State justices say that merely looking at child images on a computer is not illegal if they aren't saved": This article appears today in The Register-Guard of Eugene, Oregon.

My earlier coverage of yesterday's rulings (here and here) of the Supreme Court of Oregon can be accessed at this link.
Posted at 08:11 AM by Howard Bashman



"Courts make conflicting calls on whether police need warrant to search cellphone": The Dallas Morning News contains this article today.
Posted at 08:07 AM by Howard Bashman


"High court hears home school case; Ruling resulted in public education": This article appears today in The Concord (N.H.) Monitor.

And The Christian Science Monitor has an article headlined "N.H. case: Can a divorced parent veto home schooling? The New Hampshire Supreme Court heard arguments Thursday in the case of a father who objected to his ex-wife's choice of home schooling for their child; The case deals partly with religious views."
Posted at 08:06 AM by Howard Bashman



"Gov. Brown gets chance to name high court justice": The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 08:02 AM by Howard Bashman


"Attempt fails to block governor from making high court pick; The state Supreme Court denies a request to block the governor from filling a vacancy on the high court before he leaves office Monday": This article appears today in The Oklahoman.
Posted at 08:00 AM by Howard Bashman


"Snyder: Supreme Court pick will be 'rule of law justice.'" Dawson Bell has this article today in The Detroit Free Press.
Posted at 07:58 AM by Howard Bashman


"Case made for changes in justice selection": Grant Schulte has this article today in The Des Moines Register.
Posted at 07:56 AM by Howard Bashman


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