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Saturday, February 9, 2013

"Petition to 'fire' Aaron Swartz prosecutor Garners 25,000 Signatures": Main Justice has this report.

And the February 18, 2013 issue of New York Magazine will contain a lengthy article written by Wesley Yang headlined "The Life and Afterlife of Aaron Swartz: The precocious coder, hacker visionary, and 'pirate' was already a tech legend by the time he'd turned 17; But in the weeks since his suicide last month, at 26, his friends and comrades have tried to turn him into something else -- a martyr."
Posted at 11:44 PM by Howard Bashman



"Farmer's use of genetically modified soybeans grows into Supreme Court case": Robert Barnes will have this article Sunday in The Washington Post.
Posted at 11:15 PM by Howard Bashman


"Appeals Court Hears Arguments on Judge Rakoff's Rejection of Citigroup Deal": Peter Lattman has this article today in The New York Times.

And Nate Raymond of Reuters reports that "Appeals court hears arguments in SEC's case against Citigroup."
Posted at 11:11 PM by Howard Bashman



"Appeals court upholds Gilbert sign ordinance in feud with church": Cronkite News has a report that begins, "A divided appeals court Friday upheld a Gilbert sign ordinance, saying it did not infringe on the First Amendment rights of Good News Presbyterian Church."

And at her "Trial Insider" blog, Pamela A. MacLean has a post titled "This Way to Salvation."

You can access yesterday's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit at this link.
Posted at 10:48 PM by Howard Bashman



"Torture Memo Author, Now a Federal Judge, Still Justifying Torture; Jay Bybee -- who signed off on waterboarding as a Justice Department lawyer -- ruled last week that the government should be immune from liability for torture": Andrew Cohen has this essay online today at The Atlantic.

And on Wednesday, Bob Egelko of The San Francisco Chronicle had a blog post titled "Bybee ruling tosses inmate 'mental torture' suit."

You can access the recent ruling of a divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit at this link.
Posted at 10:32 PM by Howard Bashman



"Judges split over birth control coverage and religious liberty; The growing legal dispute over paying for contraception is the latest in a long-running battle over how to weigh claims involving matters of faith": David G. Savage has this article today in The Los Angeles Times.
Posted at 10:20 PM by Howard Bashman


"Lawmakers propose giving federal judges role in drone strikes, but hurdles await": This article appears today in The Washington Post.

And in today's edition of The New York Times, Scott Shane has a news analysis headlined "Debating a Court to Vet Drone Strikes."
Posted at 10:18 PM by Howard Bashman



"The Third Circuit is wrong: RFRA protects corporations, without any carve-out of for-profit corporations from its protections." Law professor Kevin C. Walsh has this post today at his blog, "walshslaw."
Posted at 04:15 PM by Howard Bashman


"Defense opens in trial of suspended Pennsylvania justice": Molly Born and Paula Reed Ward have this article today in The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that "Judge sends Melvin jury home for the weekend."

And The Associated Press reports that "Justice Melvin's defense team makes case."
Posted at 04:05 PM by Howard Bashman



"No retirement plans for Justice Ginsburg": Greg Moran of The San Diego Union-Tribune has this report.
Posted at 09:48 AM by Howard Bashman


"Mental-health experts get access to detainee's CIA file; The judge in the USS Cole death-penalty case has ordered a mental-health review to determine the fitness of the accused to stand trial": Carol Rosenberg of The Miami Herald has this report.
Posted at 09:46 AM by Howard Bashman


"Innovation Nation at War": In today's edition of The New York Times, columnist Joe Nocera has an op-ed that begins, "'I decided it would be fun to do patent trials,' said Richard Posner."
Posted at 09:44 AM by Howard Bashman


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