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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

"White House Must Respond to Petition Seeking Swartz Prosecutor's Firing": David Kravets has this post at's "Threat Level" blog.
Posted at 09:30 PM by Howard Bashman

"Justice Alito returns to Hamilton for mother's funeral": The Trentonian has this report.

And The Times of Trenton, New Jersey reports that "Rose Alito, mother of Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito Jr., is mourned during funeral in Hamilton." You can access the obituary at this link.
Posted at 06:24 PM by Howard Bashman

"How Sonia Sotomayor's Memoir Outsold Clarence Thomas's: The charming and intelligent justice has a great story -- one that's been topping bestseller lists for the past month." Peter Osnos has this essay online at The Atlantic. Apparently the headline writer does not find Justice Thomas to be both charming and intelligent.
Posted at 06:00 PM by Howard Bashman

"Justice Scalia to deliver own speech on State of the Union night": Sam Baker has this report online at The Hill.

Update: And at's "Washington Wire" blog, Jess Bravin has a post titled "Supreme Court Splits 6-3 on State of the Union."
Posted at 05:46 PM by Howard Bashman

"Jenny Rivera '85 is confirmed to the New York State Court of Appeals": The New York University School of Law issued this news release today.
Posted at 03:15 PM by Howard Bashman

"Chief Judge Sentelle of D.C. Circuit Takes Senior Status": Todd Ruger has this post today at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times."
Posted at 03:14 PM by Howard Bashman

"Gun Debate on Capitol Hill Turns to Constitutional Issues": The New York Times has this news update.
Posted at 03:09 PM by Howard Bashman

"Tech talk: Who's listening in Guantanamo court and how?" Carol Rosenberg of The Miami Herald has this report.

And Reuters reports that "Guantanamo hearing gets tutorial in courtroom recording technology."
Posted at 03:08 PM by Howard Bashman

"Too Much Information: Why collecting DNA from people who are arrested won't help solve more crimes." Law professors Brandon L. Garrett and Erin Murphy have this jurisprudence essay online at Slate.
Posted at 10:16 AM by Howard Bashman

"Statistics Confirm Growing Rarity of Oral Arguments at Third Circuit": This month's installment of my "Upon Further Review" column appears in today's edition of The Legal Intelligencer, Philadelphia's daily newspaper for lawyers.

If any readers of this blog would like to share their thoughts for publication at "How Appealing" on the increasing rarity of oral argument in federal appellate courts -- either at the Third Circuit or elsewhere -- please feel free to forward your comments to me at this blog's email address.
Posted at 09:54 AM by Howard Bashman

"School Districts Denied Surplus Funds From Health Care Trust": In today's edition of The Legal Intelligencer -- Philadelphia's daily newspaper for lawyers -- Ben Present has this article in which I am quoted.
Posted at 09:44 AM by Howard Bashman

"Campaign manager for Orie Melvin testifies": Paula Reed Ward has this article today in The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

And The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports today that "Former Melvin campaign workers say they had little or no contact with state workers."
Posted at 08:30 AM by Howard Bashman

"In horseman logo battle, Ralph Lauren prevails at 2nd Circuit": Erin Geiger Smith has this report on a summary order that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued yesterday.
Posted at 08:26 AM by Howard Bashman

Bob Egelko of The San Francisco Chronicle is reporting: In today's newspaper, he has articles headlined "Unintended effects in Prop. 8 appeal?" and "Court weighs road contract preferences."
Posted at 08:24 AM by Howard Bashman

"Arbitration case this term could lead to broadest ruling against class actions; American Express asks U.S. Supreme Court to overturn ruling by Second Circuit holding arbitration agreement unenforceable": Marcia Coyle has this article in this week's issue of The National Law Journal.
Posted at 08:12 AM by Howard Bashman

"Constitution Check: Is a limit on the number of bullets a gun can fire unconstitutional?" Lyle Denniston has this post today at the "Constitution Daily" blog of the National Constitution Center.
Posted at 08:07 AM by Howard Bashman

"The Death of a Prodigy and the Limitations of Talent": Online at The New York Times, Michael Winerip has a very interesting essay that begins, "I keep thinking of Aaron Swartz, the 26-year-old computer genius who apparently hanged himself last month."
Posted at 12:08 AM by Howard Bashman

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