"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
"The Idealist: Aaron Swartz wanted to save the world; Why couldn't he save himself?"
Justin Peters has this lengthy article
online at Slate.
"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."
"In memoir, Sotomayor '76 discusses experiences at U." This article
will appear Friday in The Daily Princetonian.
"Obama nominates openly gay lawyer for patent appeals court":
Dan Levine of Reuters has this report
"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."
"U.S. appeals court takes up closely watched patent fight":
Erin Geiger Smith of Reuters has this report
"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."
"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.
"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
"First Latina Supreme Court Justice Shares Her 'Beloved Life' With President Bellows":
The American Bar Association issued this news release
"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
"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."
"President Obama Nominates Two to Serve on the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit":
The White House issued this news release
"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."
"Ginsburg holds court: Supreme Court justice discusses career, cases during Harvard Law School session."
The Harvard Crimson has this report
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
"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."
"Supreme Court to Hear Major DNA Case":
Ariane de Vogue of ABC News has this report
"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."
"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.