"The judge who writes like a paperback novelist":
In last Friday's edition of The Toronto Globe and Mail, Kirk Makin had an article
that begins, "A prominent judge whose decisions are sometimes reminiscent of crime novels is causing a rumble amongst traditionalists who favour solemn rulings. Ontario Court of Appeal Judge David Watt, a jurist once known for using complex sentence structure and legalistic embellishment, has transformed himself into a writer more in the vein of American best-selling novelist Elmore Leonard."
"Contracts can't stop class actions in B.C., top court says":
The Toronto Globe and Mail has a news update
that begins, "The Supreme Court of Canada ruled Friday that a B.C. woman has the right to launch a class-action lawsuit against her cellphone provider -- even though her mobile-service contract waived her right to sue."
Postmedia News reports that "Supreme Court overrules B.C. top court, says consumers can join class actions despite signed contracts."
And CBC News reports that "B.C. consumers can't sign away class-action right; Supreme Court rules against clause in Telus service contract."
You can access today's 5-4 ruling of the Supreme Court of Canada at this link.
"Bonds perjury trial set to begin Monday":
MLB.com has this report
In this upcoming Sunday's edition of The New York Times Magazine, Emily Bazelon will have an essay
that begins, "Five years into his tenure, Justice Samuel Alito is the one conservative on the Supreme Court without a flashy legal signature."
"Argument preview: Police and changing law."
Lyle Denniston has this post
"First juror selected for Joshua Komisarjevsky trial is a Yale doctor": This article
appears today in The New Haven Register.
"DOJ Weighs Supreme Court Challenge in GPS Surveillance Dispute":
Mike Scarcella has this post
at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times."
"D.C. Circuit Nominee Caitlin Halligan to Argue Before U.S. Supreme Court on Monday":
Judith E. Schaeffer has this post
at the "Text & History" blog of the Constitutional Accountability Center.
"The off-color personalized license plates that are banned in Illinois":
The Chicago Sun-Times contains this article
today. The newspaper has also published a list
of the personalized license plates that Illinois will not allow you to have.
"Northwestern at odds with star professor; E-mails raise questions about how Medill Innocence Project director handled potential evidence": This article
appears today in The Chicago Tribune.
The Daily Northwestern has an article headlined "NU removes David Protess as professor of Investigative Journalism in spring; 'Disappointed' Protess: No reason given, unclear if new class will focus on wrongful convictions."
And The Associated Press reports that "Innocence Project professor pulled from class."
"U.S. Dist. Judge Bernice Donald of Memphis breezes through confirmation hearing":
Yesterday's edition of The Memphis Commercial Appeal contained an article
that begins, "A federal judge from Memphis who has been nominated to the Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals breezed through her confirmation hearing before a congressional panel on Wednesday."
"State Supreme Court to former justices: Wait three years."
MinnPost.com has this report
on an order
that the Supreme Court of Minnesota
issued last Friday.
"Supreme Court agrees to hear niqab case":
The Canadian Press has a report
that begins, "The Supreme Court of Canada has agreed to hear the case of a woman who wanted to wear a niqab while testifying."
"Plan to split Florida Supreme Court clears a committee":
The St. Petersburg Times contains this article
And The Tampa Tribune reports today that "House wants to give Scott sole power to appoint judges."
"Vander Plaats continues campaign against 4 remaining justices": This article
appears today in The Quad-City Times of Davenport, Iowa.