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Sunday, January 20, 2013

"California death penalty: Will state follow Arizona, which has resumed executions after a long hiatus?" Howard Mintz will have this article in Monday's edition of The San Jose Mercury News.
Posted at 11:14 PM by Howard Bashman

"No flubs, no re-dos for Obama and Roberts at swearing-in": Reuters has this report, along with a report headlined "Hurry up Mr Vice President, I've got a train to catch."
Posted at 11:05 PM by Howard Bashman

"Obama officially begins his second term with oath": Robert Barnes of The Washington Post has this news update.
Posted at 04:37 PM by Howard Bashman

"Crowd mourns Reddit founder Aaron Swartz; Friends and family mourned the Web prodigy at the Great Hall in Cooper Union; Swartz was due to stand trial for computer hacking, but hanged himself before it could begin": This article appears today in The New York Daily News.

The Boston Herald reports today that "Kin, friends hail Aaron Swartz as pols push for action."

The "City Room" blog of The New York Times has a post titled "At a Memorial, Love for an Internet Activist and Anger Over His Death."

The Associated Press has a report headlined "Aaron Swartz Tribute: Hundreds Honor Information Activist."

Edward Moyer of c|net has reports headlined "Memorial service honors Swartz as activist, individual; At a memorial gathering for Aaron Swartz in New York City, the tech activist's death prompts tender recollections and fierce resolve" and "WikiLeaks says Aaron Swartz may have been a 'source'; Group says the late tech activist talked with editor Julian Assange and may have been a WikiLeaks source; But it doesn't offer any details or corroborating evidence."

The Guardian (UK) has a report headlined "Aaron Swartz: a bittersweet memorial; Mourners exchange fond memories and angry calls for justice." In addition, John Naughton has an essay titled "Aaron Swartz: cannon fodder in the war against internet freedom; Governments are determined to control the internet, and if hackers like Swartz get in the way, they will be crushed."

New York magazine has a blog post titled "Anger at Prosecutors Boils Over at Aaron Swartz Memorial."

The Verge has blog posts titled "Aaron Swartz memorial evokes strong emotions and political urgency; Friends, family, and colleagues share stories of the activist's life and work" and "After Aaron: how an antiquated law enables the government's war on hackers, activists, and you; At the center of Aaron Swartz's controversial case is a 1986 anti-hacking law gone horribly wrong."

Online at The Toronto Globe and Mail, Simona Chiose has an essay titled "Aaron Swartz: A Julian Assange for the academic crowd."

At's "GeekDad" blog, Jonathan H. Liu has a post titled "Wizzywig: Portrait of a Serial Hacker."

And at "The Volokh Conspiracy," Orin Kerr has a post titled "Proposed Amendments to 18 U.S.C. 1030."
Posted at 01:45 PM by Howard Bashman

"Home sellers don't have to disclose murder; Crime isn't a 'material defect' that potential buyers are entitled to know about, court says": In today's edition of The Morning Call of Allentown, Pennsylvania, Paul Muschick has this installment of his column, "The Watchdog."

This blog's earlier coverage of last month's en banc Pennsylvania Superior Court ruling can be accessed here.
Posted at 12:18 PM by Howard Bashman

"No classified FISA court rulings made public as a result of review": The Washington Post has this news update.
Posted at 12:08 PM by Howard Bashman

"Barack Obama vs. John Roberts, round 2": Josh Gerstein of has this report.
Posted at 12:03 PM by Howard Bashman

"Four decades after Roe: A legacy of law and morality." Bill Mears of has this report.

And The Associated Press has a report headlined "Roe v Wade: After 40 years, deep divide is legacy."
Posted at 12:00 PM by Howard Bashman

"The time bomb in Obamacare?" Columnist George F. Will has an op-ed in The Washington Post that begins, "A willow, not an oak. So said conservatives of Chief Justice John Roberts when he rescued the Affordable Care Act (ACA) -- a.k.a. Obamacare -- from being found unconstitutional. But the manner in which he did this may have made the ACA unworkable, thereby putting it on a path to ultimate extinction."
Posted at 11:37 AM by Howard Bashman

"Justice Sotomayor's memoir a story of stubborn optimism; Her candid book, 'My Beloved World,' details her improbable journey from the projects in the South Bronx to her appointment as a federal district judge": David G. Savage has this article today in The Los Angeles Times.

And last week, columnist Ruth Marcus of The Washington Post had an op-ed entitled "Sonia Sotomayor, one wise Latina" that begins, "To grasp the remarkable nature of Sonia Sotomayor's new autobiography, consider this: The justice pokes fun at her own unfashionable underwear."
Posted at 11:30 AM by Howard Bashman

"US high court taking American Indian adoption case": The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 11:26 AM by Howard Bashman

"Under the U.S. Supreme Court: Justices getting ready to handcuff police?" Michael Kirkland of UPI has this report.
Posted at 09:23 AM by Howard Bashman

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