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Thursday, February 7, 2013

"Uighurs who went from Guantanamo to paradise running out of money and patience; Palau was to be a temporary home for six detainees from China's Muslim minority group while negotiations continued to find a permanent country of refuge; They're still here": The Toronto Star has this report.
Posted at 11:03 PM by Howard Bashman


"The Idealist: Aaron Swartz wanted to save the world; Why couldn't he save himself?" Justin Peters has this lengthy article online at Slate.
Posted at 10:44 PM by Howard Bashman


"Bishops Reject Birth Control Compromise": Friday's edition of The New York Times will contain an article that begins, "The nation's Roman Catholic bishops on Thursday rejected the latest White House proposal on health insurance coverage of contraceptives, saying it did not offer enough safeguards for religious hospitals, colleges and charities that objected to providing such coverage for their employees. The bishops said they would continue fighting the federal mandate in court."
Posted at 10:32 PM by Howard Bashman


"In memoir, Sotomayor '76 discusses experiences at U." This article will appear Friday in The Daily Princetonian.
Posted at 10:30 PM by Howard Bashman


"Obama nominates openly gay lawyer for patent appeals court": Dan Levine of Reuters has this report.
Posted at 05:20 PM by Howard Bashman


"Limerick link to Obama oath": A few weeks ago, The Limerick Leader of Limerick, Ireland published an article that begins, "Barack Obama may have been the most photographed man on the planet this week, but coming in a close second was a man with strong County Limerick connections. Chief Justice of the USA, John G Roberts, who administered the oath of office to President Barack Obama on the steps of the US Capitol building both in 2009 and again this week, has spent several holidays in both Knocklong and Charleville."
Posted at 04:15 PM by Howard Bashman


"U.S. appeals court takes up closely watched patent fight": Erin Geiger Smith of Reuters has this report.
Posted at 03:34 PM by Howard Bashman


"Obama nominates two government lawyers to Federal Circuit": Erin Geiger Smith of Reuters has this report.

And at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times," Todd Ruger has a post titled "Obama Makes Two Noteworthy Picks for Federal Circuit Bench."
Posted at 02:50 PM by Howard Bashman



"Is the Supreme Court Argument Over Gay Marriage Really All About Straight People?" Law professor Nan Hunter has this blog post online today at The Nation.
Posted at 02:48 PM by Howard Bashman


"Obama Nominee Would Be First Out Gay Federal Appeals Court Judge; Todd M. Hughes, an attorney with the Department of Justice, is the second out gay judge nominated to the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals": Chris Geidner of BuzzFeed has this report.
Posted at 02:40 PM by Howard Bashman


"First Latina Supreme Court Justice Shares Her 'Beloved Life' With President Bellows": The American Bar Association issued this news release yesterday.
Posted at 02:36 PM by Howard Bashman


"Appeals court upholds patent on Merck's Vytorin": Reuters has this report on a judgment order that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued today.
Posted at 02:33 PM by Howard Bashman


"Houston judge accused of racist remarks": The Houston Chronicle has an article that begins, "Widely known in the local federal courthouse for his tendency to say what he thinks about some of the cases brought before him, U.S. District Judge Lynn Hughes has found himself under fire again for remarks that a Texas civil rights group claims are racist."
Posted at 01:37 PM by Howard Bashman


"President Obama Nominates Two to Serve on the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit": The White House issued this news release today.
Posted at 01:30 PM by Howard Bashman


"Making Excuses for Fees on Electronic Public Records": Steve Schultze has a very interesting post today at the blog "Freedom to Tinker" that begins, "I recently posted about my draft bill to make electronic public access to federal court records free."
Posted at 01:16 PM by Howard Bashman


"Ginsburg holds court: Supreme Court justice discusses career, cases during Harvard Law School session." The Harvard Crimson has this report.
Posted at 12:56 PM by Howard Bashman


You can now view online the video of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's appearance on last night's broadcast of the Charlie Rose show: You can access the video by clicking here.
Posted at 12:45 PM by Howard Bashman


"Senate Committee Approves Three Circuit Nominees": Todd Ruger has this post at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times."

The Portland (Me.) Press Herald has a news update headlined "Senate panel endorses Cape attorney for US judgeship."

And Chris Casteel of The Oklahoman has a blog post titled "Senate Judiciary Committee Clears Robert E. Bacharach for 10th Circuit Post."
Posted at 12:38 PM by Howard Bashman



"Supreme Court to Hear Major DNA Case": Ariane de Vogue of ABC News has this report.
Posted at 08:37 AM by Howard Bashman


"Former Melvin fundraiser testifies she didn't know who campaign manager was": Today's edition of The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review contains an article that begins, "Allegheny County prosecutors expect to rest their corruption case on Thursday against state Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin, capping 10 days of testimony from two dozen witnesses."

In today's edition of The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Molly Born and Paula Reed Ward have an article headlined "Testimony focuses on Janine Orie."

And The Associated Press has a report headlined "Joan Orie Melvin trial: Fundraiser says she worked with state staff on judge's campaign."
Posted at 08:30 AM by Howard Bashman



"Supreme Court upholds GPS placement on burglary suspect's car": Bruce Vielmetti has this post at the "Proof & Hearsay" blog of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

And The Associated Press has a report headlined "Wis. court: Police use of GPS in burglary case OK."

You can access yesterday's ruling of the Supreme Court of Wisconsin at this link.
Posted at 08:26 AM by Howard Bashman



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