"Former boy soldier, youngest Guantanamo detainee, heads toward military tribunal":
Wednesday's edition of The Washington Post will contain an article
that begins, "Omar Khadr, the youngest detainee at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, was 15 when he allegedly threw a grenade that killed a U.S. Special Forces medic in Afghanistan. Now, more than seven years later, Khadr is drawing the Obama administration into a fierce debate over the propriety of putting a child soldier on trial."
Mark McKinnon and Myra Adams have this blog post
at "The Daily Beast."
"Clarence Thomas, Sonia Sotomayor, and the Noble Lie":
Michael C. Dorf has this essay
online at FindLaw.
"Dems seek quick fix on campaign finance; Want law in place for fall vote": This article
will appear Wednesday in The Washington Times.
And Wednesday's edition of The Wall Street Journal will contain an article headlined "Investors Seek More Disclosure on Political Spending." You can access the full text of this article via Google News.
"Justice O'Connor speaks at Wayne State event":
The Detroit Free Press has a news update
that begins, "Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor this afternoon reiterated her call for choosing judges on a merit-based system."
"U.S. Senate confirms Judge Joseph Greenaway Jr. for federal appeals court":
The Newark (N.J.) Star-Ledger has this news update
My coverage from earlier today appears here.
"Supreme Court arguments reveal an old-fashioned bench":
Joan Biskupic will have this article
Wednesday in USA Today.
"Corporate free-speech ruling speaks of shift in Supreme Court; All five justices who made up the majority in the Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission decision were appointed by President Reagan or worked as lawyers in his administration":
David G. Savage will have this article
Wednesday in The Los Angeles Times.
"S.F.'s broad jail strip-search policy ruled OK":
Bob Egelko of The San Francisco Chronicle has this news update
And Carol J. Williams of The Los Angeles Times has a news update headlined "Court rules strip searches of inmates constitutional; The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals says searches are needed to prevent the smuggling of contraband into detention centers; The decision replaces a smaller panel's more critical ruling in 2008."
My earlier coverage of today's en banc Ninth Circuit ruling appears at this link.
The original three-judge panel's ruling in the case, from August 2008, can be accessed here.
"Senate finally approves judge":
The Record of Bergen County, New Jersey has a news update
that begins, "The U.S. Senate unanimously approved a Newark federal judge's promotion to the nation's second-highest court Tuesday, five months after the Judiciary Committee decided unanimously to support his nomination. With the 84-0 vote, U.S. District Court Judge Joseph A. Greenaway will fill the seat on the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that was vacated when Samuel Alito was confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court in 2006."
You can access the U.S. Senate's official roll call vote tally by clicking here.
"[W]e conclude that San Francisco's policy requiring strip searches of all arrestees classified for custodial housing in the general population was facially reasonable under the Fourth Amendment, notwithstanding the lack of individualized reasonable suspicion as to the individuals searched."
So holds an eleven-judge en banc panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
, by a vote of 6-5.*
You can access today's ruling at this link
. Chief Judge Alex Kozinski
's concurring opinion and the dissenting opinion are also both worth a read.
Update: Bay City News reports that "Fed Court Approves SF Jail Strip Searches."
*As law professor Eugene Volokh notes in this post at "The Volokh Conspiracy," the en banc panel's vote on the constitutionality of the policy was 6-5. Believing that the defendants were entitled to qualified immunity, one of the five dissenters on the constitutionality of the policy ended up voting with the majority in support of the en banc court's judgment, making the final vote in support of the judgment 7-4.
"Bike footrests aren't weapons, state Supreme Court says; Ruling comes in the case of a youth convicted of carrying a metal cylinder as a weapon":
Maura Dolan has this article
today in The Los Angeles Times.
You can access yesterday's ruling of the Supreme Court of California at this link.
"Judge gets sarcastic over records rule criticism":
The Associated Press has a report
that begins, "The chief justice of the Wyoming Supreme Court on Monday dished out a sarcastic response to criticism in newspaper editorials of a proposal to redact information from public court records."
"Case of missing innards unprecedented in state court":
Today's edition of The Las Vegas Sun contains an article
that begins, "The curious case of a young Englishman's missing organs is forcing the Nevada Supreme Court to take its first stand on the mishandling of human remains."
According to the article, the case is before Nevada's highest state court on certified question from the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada.
"UK Jews weigh fight after court ruling on 'Who is a Jew'":
The Jewish Telegraphic Agency has this report
, via The Jerusalem Post.
"UCD gender suit sent back for jury trial":
In today's edition of The Sacramento Bee, Denny Walsh has an article
that begins, "The elimination of women's wrestling in 2000 at UC Davis is symptomatic of the university's overall poor performance in providing equal opportunities for women in varsity sports, a federal appellate court ruled Monday."
My earlier coverage of yesterday's Ninth Circuit ruling appears at this link.
"Supreme Court ruling fuels voter ire":
Politico.com has this report
"In interview, Scott Roeder speaks of lacking sympathy":
Today's edition of The Kansas City Star contains an article
that begins, "As he awaits sentencing for first-degree murder, Scott Roeder said in an interview released Monday that he has little sympathy for Wichita abortion doctor George Tiller's family."
"David H. Souter To Deliver Address at Harvard's 2010 Commencement": This article
appears today in The Harvard Crimson.
"Okla. panel OKs death sentence for child rapists":
The Associated Press has this report
"Electronic Privacy and the Supreme Court":
Daniel I. Prywes has this essay
online at law.com.