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Monday, February 26, 2007

"High Court Could Rescue Disabled Pupils; 9 Take N.Y. Tuition Reimbursement Case": Joseph Goldstein will have this article Tuesday in The New York Sun.
Posted at 11:35 PM by Howard Bashman


Linda Greenhouse is reporting: Tuesday in The New York Times, she will have articles headlined "Justices Take Up Police Use of Lethal Force" and "Justices Decline Case on 200-Year Sentence for Man Who Possessed Child Pornography."
Posted at 11:32 PM by Howard Bashman


"Appeals court upholds state's stem cell initiative": Bob Egelko has a news update that begins, "California's $3 billion stem cell initiative was upheld today by a state appeals court, a major step toward funding research that the voters approved in 2004. The First District Court of Appeal in San Francisco rejected claims by opponents of embryonic stem cell research that the agency established to distribute the money suffers from built-in conflicts of interest and lacks meaningful control by the state."

Tuesday's edition of USA Today will report that "Court upholds Calif. stem cell agency."

David Kravets of The Associated Press reports that "Appeals court upholds California stem cell agency."

And Reuters reports that "Court backs $3 billion California stem cell plan."

You can access today's ruling of the California Court of Appeal for the First Appellate District, Division Three, at this link.
Posted at 11:25 PM by Howard Bashman



"Supreme Court weighs police action in 100 mph chase": CNN.com provides this report.
Posted at 10:48 PM by Howard Bashman


"Justices Enter Church-State Fray; Challenge to President Bush's faith-based initiative raises standing issues": Marcia Coyle has this article (free access) in this week's issue of The National Law Journal.
Posted at 10:44 PM by Howard Bashman


"Underwood/Aguon team hires D.C. attorney Paul Smith to push election petition": The Pacific Daily News of Guam provides a news update that begins, "Democratic gubernatorial candidate Robert Underwood and running mate Frank Aguon, Jr., this morning announced the name of the attorney and law firm that will be bringing their election petition to the U.S. Supreme Court."
Posted at 10:28 PM by Howard Bashman


"Detention solution found wanting in Britain; Suggested fix blasted by lawyers who tried to make it work": The Toronto Globe and Mail today contains an article that begins, "The British fix proposed by the Supreme Court of Canada to deal with rights violations in immigration security detention orders has been branded inadequate and unworkable by British lawyers who tried to make the model work."
Posted at 07:44 PM by Howard Bashman


"Hatfill Settles Libel Suit": Josh Gerstein of The New York Sun provides a news update that begins, "A former Army scientist named by investigators as a 'person of interest' in the 2001 anthrax attacks, Dr. Steven Hatfill, has settled his $10 million libel suit against Vanity Fair and Reader's Digest after the two magazines agreed to retract any implication that the bioweapons specialist was behind the deadly anthrax mailings."
Posted at 07:28 PM by Howard Bashman


"N.Y. Can't Limit Ferry Crash Damages, Judge Says": The New York Times provides a news update that begins, "A federal judge today rejected New York City's attempt to use an obscure 19th-century maritime law to cap its liability in the 2003 crash of the Staten Island Ferry at $14 million."

You can access today's ruling of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York at this link.
Posted at 07:24 PM by Howard Bashman



"Libby Juror Dismissed Over Media Exposure": The New York Times provides this news update.

And The Washington Post provides a news update headlined "Juror Dismissed in CIA Leak Trial; Presiding Judge Says Jury Will Continue Deliberations in the Case."
Posted at 07:14 PM by Howard Bashman



"Court ponders police chase liability": David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times provides this news update.
Posted at 07:08 PM by Howard Bashman


"Supreme Court declines polygamy case; The husband of three wives claimed the court's landmark ruling on gays applies to polygamists": Warren Richey will have this article Tuesday in The Christian Science Monitor.
Posted at 06:05 PM by Howard Bashman


"Speaker's Senior Counsel Exudes Experience; Joseph Onek Brings Insider's Resume to Aide Pelosi in Possible 'Legal Arms Race'": Lawrence Hurley has this interesting article today in The Daily Journal of California.
Posted at 05:50 PM by Howard Bashman


"Prison Doc: Terror Suspect OK for Trial." The Associated Press provides a report that begins, "Alleged al-Qaida operative Jose Padilla has mild anxiety and personality disorders but is mentally able to stand trial, a prison psychologist said Monday in testimony that contradicted two defense experts."
Posted at 05:40 PM by Howard Bashman


"Ideological Drift among Supreme Court Justices: Who, When, and How Important?" Professors Lee Epstein, Andrew D. Martin, Kevin M. Quinn, and Jeffrey A. Segal will have this article forthcoming in the Northwestern University Law Review.
Posted at 05:00 PM by Howard Bashman


"Justices View Chase Video in Police Case": The AP provides this report.
Posted at 04:45 PM by Howard Bashman


"Court Allows Challenge From Smith's Mom" The Associated Press provides a report that begins, "A Florida appeals court issued a stay Monday in the dispute over Anna Nicole Smith's body, ruling that her remains cannot be moved to the Bahamas until the judges hear a challenge from the starlet's estranged mother."

Earlier today, The Miami Herald provided a news update headlined "Anna Nicole's mom files appeal." The newspaper also posted online this emergency motion, filed in the Florida state appellate court, to stay enforcement of the trial court's order.
Posted at 04:30 PM by Howard Bashman



"Chase Video Steals Show as High Court Hears Case on Police Force": law.com's Tony Mauro provides this news update.
Posted at 04:22 PM by Howard Bashman


"Part I of Confirm Them's three-part Q&A session with Jan Crawford Greenburg": The blog "Confirm Them" provides this post.
Posted at 04:07 PM by Howard Bashman


"We Read the ICJ's Genocide Judgment So You Don't Have To": Julian Ku has this post today at "Opinio Juris." You can access the ruling directly at this link.
Posted at 03:40 PM by Howard Bashman


"Dash cam's 100-mph chase got justices' eyes": CNN provided this video preview of one of the cases argued today at the U.S. Supreme Court.
Posted at 03:27 PM by Howard Bashman


Today's U.S. Supreme Court oral argument transcripts: The transcript in the first case argued today, EC Term of Years Trust v. United States, No. 05-1541, can be accessed here.

And the transcript in the second case argued today, the high-speed police chase case known as Scott v. Harris, No.05-1631, can be accessed here.
Posted at 03:17 PM by Howard Bashman



Quotes from your internet sex chats in a published federal appellate court's opinion: If you're an adult using the internet to "knowingly attempt to persuade, induce, entice or coerce a minor to engage in criminal sexual activity" in violation of federal law, it could happen to you, especially if the minor is in fact a federal law enforcement officer pretending to be a minor. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit issued this decision today.
Posted at 03:12 PM by Howard Bashman


"High Court Refuses Guard Slayings Case": The Associated Press provides this report.
Posted at 01:54 PM by Howard Bashman


"No consensus on high-speed chases": Lyle Denniston has this post at "SCOTUSblog."
Posted at 01:50 PM by Howard Bashman


"Supreme Court to Hear Washington's Appeal of Ninth Circuit Decision Striking Down Its Top Two Primary": Law Professor Rick Hasen has this post at his "Election Law" blog.
Posted at 11:30 AM by Howard Bashman


"Court won't review 200-year child porn sentence": James Vicini of Reuters provides this report.

And The AP reports that "Court Refuses to Hear Child Porn Case."
Posted at 11:27 AM by Howard Bashman



The Associated Press is reporting: Now available online are articles headlined "Court to Review Wash. 'Top 2' Primaries"; "Court to Hear Special Ed Tuition Case"; and "Libby Jurors Questioned About Exposure."
Posted at 11:04 AM by Howard Bashman


Three-judge Sixth Circuit panel rejects "state-created danger" claim alleging that police should have removed a drunk driver from the road at an earler stop, before she later ran a red light, killing someone: You can access today's ruling at this link. Circuit Judge Jeffrey S. Sutton delivered the opinion of the court.
Posted at 10:58 AM by Howard Bashman


"Judge voids Illinois law barring Sudan investment": Reuters provides a report that begins, "An Illinois law barring state-backed investments in non-U.S. companies doing business in Sudan to protest genocide in the Darfur region was declared unconstitutional by a federal judge on Friday."

I have posted online at this link Friday's ruling of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
Posted at 10:48 AM by Howard Bashman



"Affirmative action bans may boost Yale's diversity": The Yale Daily News today contains an article that begins, "Yale’s efforts to increase racial and socioeconomic diversity in the student body may get a small boost from an unusual source: voters in California, Michigan and, in 2008, potentially a handful of other states."
Posted at 10:28 AM by Howard Bashman


"Camp 6 at Guantanamo: Cleared men, harsh facility." James A. Cohen has this essay in today's issue of The National Law Journal.
Posted at 10:25 AM by Howard Bashman


"Smith's Mother Files Appeal to Burial": The Associated Press provides a report that begins, "Anna Nicole Smith's estranged mother asked an appeals court Monday to overturn a judge's decision over who controls where the starlet should be buried. Lawyers for Virgie Arthur want the 4th District Court of Appeal to reconsider Circuit Judge Larry Seidlin's tearful ruling Thursday that gave the attorney for the centerfold's infant daughter the right to decide the burial plans."
Posted at 10:20 AM by Howard Bashman


"Court to rule on primary elections": At "SCOTUSblog," Lyle Denniston has a post that begins, "The Supreme Court agreed on Monday to decide whether states may constitutionally open up their primary elections to voters of all parties, voting on a common ballot, if the candidates are identified on the ballot by party."

You can access today's Order List at this link.
Posted at 10:05 AM by Howard Bashman



"Chief Justice John Roberts talks about the role of the Chief Justice at the Northwestern University Law School in Chicago, Illinois": By clicking here, you can access online, on-demand this past Saturday's broadcast of C-SPAN's "America and the Courts."
Posted at 09:54 AM by Howard Bashman


"My Gitmo Vacation: A luxury junket to the heart of Bush's war on terrorism." Law Professor Jeffrey Rosen has this article (pass-through link) in the March 5, 2007 issue of The New Republic.
Posted at 09:50 AM by Howard Bashman


"Overly Punitive? The Supreme Court overturns a big tobacco verdict." This editorial appears today in The Washington Post.

And the new installment of my "On Appeal" essay for law.com is headlined "'Philip Morris' Punitives Ruling May Contain Silver Lining for Plaintiffs."
Posted at 07:25 AM by Howard Bashman



"Police Car Chase: Menace or Necessity? A review of police rights in high-speed chases goes to the Supreme Court." Jan Crawford Greenburg had this video segment on last night's broadcast of the ABC program World News Tonight. In addition, you can access a related written report at this link.
Posted at 07:24 AM by Howard Bashman


"Deliberations to Resume in CIA Leak Case": The Associated Press provides this report.
Posted at 07:03 AM by Howard Bashman


"Support for Hunger Strike Growing": The Washington Post today contains an article that begins, "A former Florida professor has not eaten for more than a month to protest prosecutors' efforts to make him cooperate with their investigation into whether a network of Herndon-based Muslim charities financed terrorist organizations. Sami al-Arian, 49, who has twice refused to testify before a federal grand jury in Alexandria, has lost more than 30 pounds and collapsed in jail from the effects of his water-only diet."
Posted at 06:55 AM by Howard Bashman


"Adding to Security but Multiplying the Fears": Adam Liptak has this "Sidebar" column (Times-Select temporary pass-through link) today in The New York Times.
Posted at 06:54 AM by Howard Bashman


"Why Have So Many U.S. Attorneys Been Fired? It Looks a Lot Like Politics." Adam Cohen has this Editorial Observer essay today in The New York Times.
Posted at 06:44 AM by Howard Bashman


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