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Thursday, February 14, 2013

"Witnesses' inconsistencies of alleged politicking on job likely benefit Melvin": Friday's edition of The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review will contain an article that begins, "Lawyers didn't deliver any knockout blows during 14 days of testimony in suspended state Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin's corruption trial. But legal experts said they didn't expect any."
Posted at 11:56 PM by Howard Bashman

"National media covers Wisconsin Supreme Court 'Fight Club'": The Capital Times of Madison, Wisconsin has this report.

My most recent earlier coverage appears at this link.
Posted at 11:44 PM by Howard Bashman

"Supreme Court vs. history: As justices return, key decisions on civil rights, same-sex marriage, new technologies await them." Tony Mauro will have this op-ed Friday in USA Today.
Posted at 11:40 PM by Howard Bashman

"Mecca photo, FBI agent's book, pen refill seized in Guantanamo search of 9/11 plotters' cells": Carol Rosenberg of The Miami Herald has this report.
Posted at 09:28 PM by Howard Bashman

"After Hacking Attack, Sentencing Body Asks Blogger for Help": Jacob Gershman has this post at's "Law Blog."
Posted at 05:44 PM by Howard Bashman

According to the Ninth Circuit's web site, "Recordings appear on this site by 12:00 p.m. PT the day after argument." Except, perhaps, in the case of United States v. Bonds, No. 11-10669, where the audio of yesterday's oral argument in the home run king's appeal hasn't yet appeared.

My earlier posts collecting news coverage of yesterday's Ninth Circuit oral argument in the case can be accessed here and here.
Posted at 05:02 PM by Howard Bashman

"Senate confirms Portland lawyer for federal judgeship; The Cape Elizabeth man is easily confirmed for the 1st Circuit Court of Appeals after a year of delays by Republicans": This article appears today in The Portland Press Herald.
Posted at 04:56 PM by Howard Bashman

"Justices' hefty IP docket is patently logical": Reynolds Holding has this essay online today at Reuters Breakingviews.
Posted at 04:55 PM by Howard Bashman

"Prosecutor: Kennebunk 'johns' have a right to privacy, too; Maine's highest court is urged to reinstate 46 invasion-of-privacy charges against Mark Strong Sr. in the prostitution case." The Portland (Me.) Press Herald contains this article today.
Posted at 03:24 PM by Howard Bashman

"SCOTUSblog on camera -- Linda Greenhouse interview, Part Four": Today, "SCOTUSblog" has posted at this link part four of its interview with former New York Times U.S. Supreme Court correspondent Linda Greenhouse.
Posted at 03:12 PM by Howard Bashman

"Ronald Dworkin RIP": Randy Barnett has this post at "The Volokh Conspiracy."
Posted at 03:08 PM by Howard Bashman

Seventh Circuit issues important bankruptcy decision addressing "whether competition is essential when a plan of reorganization gives an insider an option to purchase equity in exchange for new value": Chief Judge Frank H. Easterbrook wrote today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on behalf of a unanimous three-judge panel.
Posted at 02:10 PM by Howard Bashman

"Jury convicts Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge Steven Terry of 3 corruption-related counts": The Cleveland Plain Dealer published this article in June 2011 about the jury's verdict in a federal criminal prosecution. The newspaper's other coverage of the trial, while underway, included an article headlined "Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge Steven Terry testifies he did nothing wrong when he talked to county Auditor Frank Russo about a case."

Today, a unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit affirmed the convictions in an opinion written by Circuit Judge Jeffrey S. Sutton.
Posted at 02:03 PM by Howard Bashman

"2nd Circuit finds UBS not liable in lawsuit by attack victims": Nate Raymond of Reuters has an article that begins, "A U.S. appeals court refused Thursday to revive a lawsuit against UBS AG by U.S. victims of Hamas and Hezbollah attacks in Israel who claimed the bank aided international terrorism."

You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit at this link.
Posted at 01:48 PM by Howard Bashman

"Grossman elected 127th president of the Harvard Law Review": Harvard Law School has issued a news release that begins, "The Harvard Law Review has elected Gillian Grossman '14 as its 127th president. Grossman succeeds Conor Tochilin '13."
Posted at 01:40 PM by Howard Bashman

"Two appellate-jurisdiction issues; two circuit splits. Next year's moot-court competition?" Ryan Koopmans has this post today at "On Brief: Iowa's Appellate Blog."
Posted at 12:09 PM by Howard Bashman

"The Decline of Oral Argument in the Third Circuit Court of Appeals": Bruce D. Greenberg has this post today at his blog, "New Jersey Appellate Law."
Posted at 12:08 PM by Howard Bashman

"Controversial D.C. Circuit Prospect Among Nominees Clearing Committee": Todd Ruger has this post at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times."
Posted at 11:58 AM by Howard Bashman

"Twitter: Free Speech in 140 Characters; The virtues of pseudonymity in an age of full disclosure." Greg Beato will have this article in the March 2013 issue of Reason magazine.
Posted at 11:54 AM by Howard Bashman

"Ronald Dworkin, Legal Philosopher, Dies at 81": This obituary, written by Adam Liptak, will appear in Friday's edition of The New York Times.

And the New York University School of Law has posted online a news release headlined "In Memoriam: Ronald Dworkin."

Update: The Guardian (UK) has posted online an obituary headlined "Ronald Dworkin: Brilliant philosopher of law who put human dignity at the centre of his moral system."

And Reuters reports that "U.S. legal philosopher Ronald Dworkin dies in London."
Posted at 11:50 AM by Howard Bashman

"Gov. 1310 Verdicts Leave Door Open for Lawsuits": Today's edition of The Harvard Crimson contains an article that begins, "Days after Harvard announced the results of its massive Government 1310 cheating investigation, lawyers who have consulted with accused students say the door is still open for legal challenges against the University."
Posted at 09:40 AM by Howard Bashman

"Four Years Later, Slain Abortion Doctor's Aide Steps Into the Void": This article appears today in The New York Times.
Posted at 09:38 AM by Howard Bashman

"Illinois Supreme Court to meet in Chicago during Springfield rehab": Crain's Chicago Business has an article that begins, "Illinois Supreme Court justices will hear cases in Chicago for at least a year while the court's century-old building in Springfield is renovated."
Posted at 09:18 AM by Howard Bashman

"U.S. Supreme Court considering affirmative action, same-sex marriage cases, Case Western Reserve professor says": The Cleveland Plain Dealer has this report.

And The Chicago Maroon has an article headlined "Law prof. on 'State of the Supreme Court'; Geoffrey Stone discussed last year's most important decisions and previewed some upcoming cases."
Posted at 09:14 AM by Howard Bashman

"Congress: Is Computer Law Too Tough on Hackers?" Roll Call has this report.

Online at The New Republic, Noam Scheiber has an article headlined "The Real Reason Aaron Swartz Broke Into MIT and JSTOR: The Italian retreat that radicalized the Internet prodigy."

And at Slate, Adam Sneed has a blog post titled "Can Hacktivists Turn Their Current Moment Into Real Change? A Future Tense Event Recap."
Posted at 09:08 AM by Howard Bashman

"Orie Melvin declines to testify, defense rests": Paula Reed Ward has this article today in The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

And The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports today that "Melvin will not take stand in her defense."

Closing arguments in the criminal trial against the suspended Pa. Supreme Court justice are scheduled to occur on Friday.
Posted at 08:55 AM by Howard Bashman

"Supreme Court Preview: Affirmative Action, Gay Marriage, Altered Seeds." Ariane De Vogue of ABC News has this report.
Posted at 08:52 AM by Howard Bashman

"Obama's speech didn't excite Ginsburg": Al Kamen and Emily Heil had this post yesterday at the "In the Loop" blog of The Washington Post.
Posted at 08:51 AM by Howard Bashman

"US legal scholar Ronald Dworkin dies in UK aged 81": The Associated Press has this report.

And at the "Legal Theory Blog," Lawrence Solum has a post titled "Ronald Dworkin: December 11, 1931 - February 14, 2013" that begins, "I am sad to report that Ronald Dworkin, one of the most important legal theorists of the past sixty years, has passed away."
Posted at 08:34 AM by Howard Bashman

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