"Ginsburg Has Surgery for Pancreatic Cancer":
Adam Liptak will have this article
Friday in The New York Times.
Friday's edition of The Washington Post contain a front page article headlined "Ginsburg Undergoes Surgery For Cancer."
Online at The Los Angeles Times, James Oliphant and Thomas H. Maugh II have a news update headlined "Ginsburg has surgery for early-stage pancreatic cancer; The cancer is one of the most lethal of diseases, but the fact that the Supreme Court justice underwent surgery is encouraging, a doctor says."
Michael Doyle of McClatchy Newspapers has an article headlined "Ginsburg's cancer prompts talk of who's next on Supreme Court."
And law.com's Tony Mauro reports that "Ginsburg Illness Stirs Speculation About Court Departures."
"Obama to Discuss Guantanamo With Victims of Terror Attacks, Their Relatives": This article
will appear Friday in The Washington Post.
And Carol Rosenberg of The Miami Herald has a news update headlined "Standoff averted: Defense official dismisses charges."
"Court says banning Cuba book from Miami-Dade schools was legal":
The Miami Herald has a news update
that begins, "A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that the Miami-Dade School Board did not violate the Constitution in 2006 when it removed a controversial children's book about Cuba from the public schools' library system. In a 2-1 decision, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta said the board did not breach the First Amendment, and ordered a Miami federal judge to lift a preliminary injunction that had allowed Vamos a Cuba
to be checked out from school libraries."
And The Associated Press provides a report headlined "Judges: Miami school board can ban book about Cuba."
My earlier coverage of today's Eleventh Circuit ruling appears at this link.
"Judge signals trouble for Bonds prosecution":
Bob Egelko of The San Francisco Chronicle has this news update
. In today's print edition of that newspaper, columnist Gwen Knapp has an essay entitled "MLB Bonds drug tests shouldn't be admissible
." And columnist Ray Ratto has an essay entitled "Bonds judge faces lose-lose chore Thursday
The Los Angeles Times reports today that "Documents detail perjury case against Barry Bonds; The former Giants slugger tested positive for steroids three times in the months before the 2001 season, when he hit a record-breaking 73 home runs, according to the documents."
And The New York Times contains an article headlined "Positive Drug Tests in Bonds Case."
"Justice Ginsburg has surgery for cancer":
Bill Mears of CNN.com provides this report
WSJ.com's "Health Blog" has a post titled "Understanding Justice Ginsburg's Pancreatic Cancer."
And this evening's broadcast of NPR's "All Things Considered" contained an audio segment entitled "Justice Ginsburg Has Cancer Surgery" (RealPlayer required) featuring Nina Totenberg.
"Few get surgery for grim pancreatic cancer":
The Associated Press provides this report
"War court judge: Prison conditions my domain."
Carol Rosenberg of The Miami Herald has a news update
that begins, "An Army judge who is defying a White House request to freeze the Pentagon's war court ruled Thursday that he would decide at next week's hearing at Guantanamo whether the military's security measures impair a captive's ability to defend himself."
"Justice Ginsburg Treated for Pancreatic Cancer":
ABC News correspondent Jan Crawford Greenburg has this post
at her "Legalities" blog.
"Justice Ginsburg Has Surgery For Pancreatic Cancer": This audio segment
featuring Nina Totenberg
appeared on today's broadcast of NPR's "Day to Day
Totenberg also appeared on a segment titled "Ginsburg Has Surgery For Pancreatic Cancer" on today's broadcast of NPR's "Talk of the Nation."
RealPlayer is required to launch these audio segments.
"Call Off The RBG Retirement Watch, Before It Starts":
Tom Goldstein has this post
And The Associated Press reports that "Obama wishes speedy recovery for Justice Ginsburg."
The Miami-Dade County Public School District's decision to ban a book written for elementary school students about life in Cuba spawns a nearly book-length decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit:
A reader forwards the opinion
with the message "Another Carnes classic from the Southern frontier."
Circuit Judge Ed Carnes wrote the majority opinion, in which Senior U.S. District Judge Donald E. Walter of the Western District of Louisiana has joined. The majority holds that the school district's decision to ban the book "¡Vamos a Cuba!" after a parent who was formerly a political prisoner in Cuba complained about the book's accuracy did not violate the First Amendment.
Circuit Judge Charles R. Wilson issued a dissenting opinion, the conclusion of which begins: "For decades, residents of Communist Cuba have emigrated to the United States to escape the repressive totalitarian regime of its dictator, to seek freedom, and to enjoy the privileges of United States citizenship. Prominent among those privileges is the freedom of speech, protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. The banning of children's books from a public school library under circumstances such as these offends the First Amendment."
"Ginsburg Has Surgery for Pancreatic Cancer":
Adam Liptak of The New York Times has this news update
And The Washington Post has a news update headlined "Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hospitalized for Cancer."
"Obama Tries to Appease Both Sides of Abortion Debate":
The Washington Post has this news update
"Justice Ginsburg Undergoes Cancer Surgery":
NPR's Nina Totenberg
has this written report
"Justice Ginsburg Has Surgery for Pancreatic Cancer":
Tony Mauro has this post at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times
Michael Doyle of McClatchy Newspapers reports that "Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg undergoes cancer surgery."
And an updated report from The Associated Press is headlined "Ginsburg is hospitalized with pancreatic cancer."
"Ginsburg is hospitalized with pancreatic cancer":
The Associated Press provides a report
that begins, "U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been hospitalized for surgery for pancreatic cancer."
"Scalia's Temper Rises Again":
You can access at this link
today's installment of CBS News legal analyst Andrew Cohen's "CourtWatch" column.
Inflatable rat's rights recognized on appeal:
In a unanimous ruling
issued today, the Supreme Court of New Jersey
has held that a township's sign ordinance violates the First Amendment right to free speech and is overbroad.
The ordinance had been used to prohibit a union from displaying as part of its labor protest a large inflatable rat as a symbol of labor unrest. As a Google image search reveals, the inflatable rat is quite a popular symbol these days.
Update: In early news coverage of the ruling, The Associated Press reports that "NJ township can't declare inflatable rat a pest."
And The Newark Star-Ledger has a news update headlined "Union rat is protected as free speech, N.J. top court rules."
"Briefs filed on behalf of Massey": This article
appears today in The Charleston (W. Va.) Gazette.
"Defendants win the right to change their minds; Court decides it can be legitimate grounds for withdrawing a guilty plea":
Today's edition of The Newark (N.J.) Star-Ledger contains an article
that begins, "Changing your mind can be a valid reason for seeking to retract a guilty plea if other facts in the case support the request, the state Supreme Court ruled yesterday."
And The Daily Journal of Vineland, New Jersey reports today that "High court rules in M'ville man's favor."
You can access yesterday's ruling of the Supreme Court of New Jersey at this link.
"'Borking' Obama court appointees":
Gina Parker Ford has this essay
online at the web site of Wilson County (Tex.) News.
"Supreme Court Cheat Sheet: It's not a blockbuster session like last fall, but five business cases are worth watching."
Daniel Fisher has this article
online at Forbes.com.
"'Heavy Hitters' Battle in the Nation's Supreme Court Over Rights to Hawaiian Ceded Lands; Obama Administration Backs the State in Recently Filed Brief": This article
appeared online yesterday at the web site of the Hawaii Reporter.
"N.J. top court will rule on union's rat tactics":
The Newark Star-Ledger has a news update
that begins, "The state Supreme Court today will rule on the future of a 10-foot, pink-eyed inflatable rodent that has joined union picket lines across New Jersey and is now in the middle of a free speech debate. The state's top court is set to issue a decision on whether a Mercer County town can prohibit a rat used by a labor union to bring attention to its cause."
Today's ruling of the Supreme Court of New Jersey should be available via this link once that court posts it online.
"Iowa Supreme Court orders furlough for its employees":
The Des Moines Register contains this article
And yesterday in The Altanta Journal-Constitution, Bill Rankin had an article headlined "Judge: Economy straining justice system" that begins, "Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Leah Ward Sears said Wednesday that the bad economy is straining the state's court system."
"Defending an abortion ban would cost millions; Utah would solicit contributions effort before outlawing the controversial procedure": This article
appears today in The Salt Lake Tribune.
"Lawyer drops bid for chief justice post":
The Providence (R.I.) Journal today contains an article
that begins, "Patrick T. Conley has withdrawn his candidacy for chief justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court, claiming Governor Carcieri dislikes him so much that he wouldn't appoint him even if Conley were selected as a finalist by the Judicial Nominating Commission."
"O'Connor sits in on cases at Tulane; Retired justice does stint on 5th Circuit":
Yesterday's edition of The Times-Picayune of New Orleans contained an article
that begins, "Arguments on three cases pending before the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals took place Tuesday at Tulane Law School before a panel of judges that included retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor."
"Chief justice put solutions first; Public servant pushed mediation as a tool for civil disputes":
The Honolulu Star-Bulletin today contains an obituary
that begins, "Herman T.F. Lum, a foot soldier in the Democratic revolution here who dedicated his career to public service and became the state's third chief justice from 1983 to 1993, died last month after a long illness."
And today's edition of The Honolulu Advertiser contains an obituary headlined "Former Chief Justice Herman Tsui Fai Lum, 82."
"Chief justice examines approach of predecessor":
The Arizona Daily Star today contains an article
that begins, "William Rehnquist was an unconventional man who directed a monumental shift in how constitutional matters are decided by the U.S. Supreme Court, current Chief Justice John Roberts said during a public lecture on Wednesday. Speaking at the University of Arizona's law school as part of an annual series honoring Rehnquist, Roberts said the man who once missed a State of the Union address to attend a YMCA watercolor class pushed the court away from policy-driven reasoning."
And The Associated Press reports that "Head of Supreme Court worries about 'partisanship.'"
As I noted in this post yesterday, you can view the Chief Justice's lecture by clicking here (Windows Media Player required).