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Monday, January 14, 2013

"Clarence Thomas speaks, but does it break his silent streak?" David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times has this news update.

And online at The New Yorker, Jeffrey Toobin has a blog post titled "Clarence Thomas Speaks, Finally."

Update: At "SCOTUSblog," Tom Goldstein has a post titled "Justice Thomas speaks."
Posted at 09:12 PM by Howard Bashman

"Aaron Swartz's Lawyer: Prosecutor Stephen Heymann Wanted 'Juicy' Case For Publicity." The Huffington Post has this report.

At the blog of the Center for Internet and Society, Jennifer Granick has a post titled "Towards Learning from Losing Aaron Swartz."

And at "Patterico's Pontifications," Patterico has posts titled "Wall Street Journal on the Swartz Plea Bargain" and "EXCLUSIVE: Attorney for Aaron Swartz: Prosecutors' Arguments Were 'Disingenuous and Contrived.'"

Update: Kevin Cullen and John R. Ellement of The Boston Globe report that "MIT hacking case lawyer says Aaron Swartz was offered plea deal of six months behind bars."
Posted at 09:02 PM by Howard Bashman

"Everyone Interesting is a Felon: How the Legal System Failed Aaron Swartz -- And Us." Law professor Tim Wu has this blog post online at The New Yorker.

This evening's broadcast of NPR's "All Things Considered" contained an audio segment titled "Internet Activist Memorialized As Leader Of 'Free Culture' Movement."

And The Associated Press has a report headlined "Mass. lawyer: Told prosecutor Swartz suicidal."
Posted at 06:10 PM by Howard Bashman

"Sotomayor Found Her 'Competitive Spirit' In Gold Stars": Nina Totenberg of NPR had this audio segment on this evening's broadcast of NPR's "All Things Considered."
Posted at 06:03 PM by Howard Bashman

"When 5,000 more words are too many": Lyle Denniston has this post at "SCOTUSblog."
Posted at 06:00 PM by Howard Bashman

"Justice Department asks Supreme Court to review appellate ruling on judges' pay": Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has this report.

You can view the federal government's petition for writ of certiorari at this link.
Posted at 05:48 PM by Howard Bashman

"When the Law Is Worse Than the Crime: Why was a prosecutor allowed to intimidate Aaron Swartz for so long?" Emily Bazelon has this essay online at Slate.
Posted at 04:48 PM by Howard Bashman

"Justice Thomas Breaks His Silence in Court": Adam Liptak of The New York Times has this news update.

Jonathan Stempel of Reuters reports that "Clarence Thomas breaks nearly 7-year court silence."

Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News reports that "Thomas Makes Joke in First High Court Argument Words Since 2006."

And Ariane de Vogue of ABC News has a blog post titled "Justice Clarence Thomas Speaks, but What Does He Say?"
Posted at 04:40 PM by Howard Bashman

"SCOTUS won't disturb GOP voter fraud decree": Tal Kopan and Josh Gerstein of have this blog post.
Posted at 04:15 PM by Howard Bashman

"5th Circuit has to explain a 'long-standing racial slur' to U.S. District Judge Lynn Hughes": John Council has this post today at the "Tex Parte Blog" of Texas Lawyer.
Posted at 04:11 PM by Howard Bashman

"Clarence Thomas breaks long silence during Supreme Court oral arguments": Robert Barnes of The Washington Post has this news update.

At "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times," Tony Mauro has a post titled "Justice Clarence Thomas Breaks His Silence from the Bench."

At The Huffington Post, Mike Sacks has a report headlined "Justice Clarence Thomas Speaks After Almost 7 Years Of Silence."

And at's "Law Blog," Jess Bravin has a post titled "Seven-Year Itch: Thomas Breaks Silence."
Posted at 02:50 PM by Howard Bashman

"Court seems split on mandatory minimum issue": The Associated Press has this report.

And at "SCOTUSblog," Lyle Denniston has a post titled "Argument recap: Just what does Apprendi mean?"

You can access at this link the transcript of today's U.S. Supreme Court oral argument in Alleyne v. United States, No. 11-9335.

Update: In other coverage, Jonathan Stempel of Reuters reports that "Supreme Court weighs overturning sentencing precedent."
Posted at 02:45 PM by Howard Bashman

"NY appeals court hears nuclear plant arguments": The Associated Press has this report.

And Bloomberg News has an updated report headlined "Vermont Fights Ruling It Can't Shut Entergy Nuclear Plant."

Update: In other coverage, Nate Raymond of Reuters reports that "Vermont urges court to let state close Entergy nuclear reactor."
Posted at 02:44 PM by Howard Bashman

"Carmen Ortiz, U.S. Attorney, Under Fire Over Suicide Of Internet Pioneer Aaron Swartz": The Huffington Post has this report.
Posted at 02:22 PM by Howard Bashman

"Justice Thomas speaks for 1st time in 7 years": At oral argument, that is. The Associated Press has this report.

You can access at this link the transcript of today's U.S. Supreme Court oral argument in Boyer v. Louisiana, No. 11-9953. Alas, the audio from the oral argument will not become available online until Friday afternoon.
Posted at 02:11 PM by Howard Bashman

"Too Rich to Lose Money? AIG, the Takings Clause and the Roberts Court." Doug Kendall and Tom Donnelly have this entry today at The Huffington Post.
Posted at 12:04 PM by Howard Bashman

"High court takes up case on compelled speech." Tony Mauro has this news analysis online at the First Amendment Center.
Posted at 12:03 PM by Howard Bashman

"Charles Cooper: The Other Superlawyer in the Gay Marriage Case." Eliza Gray has this blog post online today at The New Republic.
Posted at 11:45 AM by Howard Bashman

"Feds dismiss charges against Swartz, cite suicide": The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 11:18 AM by Howard Bashman

"Vermont Fights Ruling It Can't Shut Entergy Nuclear Plant": Bloomberg News has this report.
Posted at 10:40 AM by Howard Bashman

"U.S. Supreme Court declines to take up custody battle over accused killer Pleau": Katie Mulvaney of The Providence (R.I.) Journal has this news update.
Posted at 09:55 AM by Howard Bashman

Access online today's Order List of the U.S. Supreme Court: You can access today's Order List at this link. The Court did not grant review in any new cases. The Court did, however, call for the views of the Solicitor General in two cases.

In early news coverage, The Associated Press has reports headlined "Court continues order targeting voter intimidation" and "Court won't get involved in inmate tug-of-war."

Reuters reports that "Supreme Court declines to hear Republican voting challenge."

Bloomberg News has reports headlined "Pfizer Gets High Court Inquiry on Asbestos Suit Shield"; "Otsuka Can Block Generic Abilify as Court Rejects Appeal"; and "Bard Wins Round as High Court Rejects Gore Patent Appeal."

And at "SCOTUSblog," Lyle Denniston has a post titled "GOP request denied."
Posted at 09:35 AM by Howard Bashman

"Sonia Sotomayor: 'Each decision comes at a cost."' Today's broadcast of the NBC News program "Today" contained this video segment consisting of an interview with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.
Posted at 09:00 AM by Howard Bashman

"A Justice Deliberates: Sotomayor On Love, Health And Family." Nina Totenberg had this audio segment on today's broadcast of NPR's "Morning Edition."
Posted at 08:00 AM by Howard Bashman

"The Supreme Court Justice Death Calculator: How likely is it Antonin Scalia will die in the next four years? Two liberals? Find out with this grim calculator." Chris Kirk and Stephen Laniel have this item online today at Slate.
Posted at 07:56 AM by Howard Bashman

"Gay military spouses continue to face hurdles; Even after the repeal of ''don't ask, don't tell,' same-sex marriages are still not federally recognized, restricting families' access to services and benefits": Saturday's edition of The Los Angeles Times contained this article.
Posted at 07:53 AM by Howard Bashman

"In California, It's U.S. vs. State Over Marijuana": This front page article appears today in The New York Times.
Posted at 07:50 AM by Howard Bashman

"Unspeedy Trial in Louisiana": Today's edition of The New York Times contains an editorial that begins, "It has been nearly 50 years since the Supreme Court held that the Constitution guarantees every indigent criminal defendant a right to counsel."
Posted at 07:46 AM by Howard Bashman

"Legal Case Strained Troubled Web Activist": This article appears today in The Wall Street Journal.

Today's edition of The Boston Globe contains an article headlined "MIT will investigate its role in Aaron Swartz case; School, US criticized after hacker's suicide."

Today's edition of The New York Times contains an article headlined "A Data Crusader, a Defendant and Now, a Cause."

Today's broadcast of NPR's "Morning Edition" contained an audio segment titled "Internet Activist Aaron Swartz Dies At 26."

And at "The Volokh Conspiracy," Orin Kerr has a post titled "The Criminal Charges Against Aaron Swartz (Part 1: The Law)."
Posted at 07:45 AM by Howard Bashman

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