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Friday, March 18, 2011

"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."
Posted at 10:35 PM by Howard Bashman


"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.
Posted at 08:26 PM by Howard Bashman



"Bonds perjury trial set to begin Monday": MLB.com has this report.
Posted at 08:17 PM by Howard Bashman


"Mysterious Justice": 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."
Posted at 08:14 PM by Howard Bashman


"Argument preview: Police and changing law." Lyle Denniston has this post at "SCOTUSblog."
Posted at 06:10 PM by Howard Bashman


"First juror selected for Joshua Komisarjevsky trial is a Yale doctor": This article appears today in The New Haven Register.
Posted at 06:00 PM by Howard Bashman


"DOJ Weighs Supreme Court Challenge in GPS Surveillance Dispute": Mike Scarcella has this post at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times."
Posted at 01:57 PM by Howard Bashman


"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.
Posted at 01:54 PM by Howard Bashman


"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.
Posted at 01:50 PM by Howard Bashman


"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."
Posted at 01:42 PM by Howard Bashman



"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."
Posted at 09:18 AM by Howard Bashman


"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.
Posted at 09:16 AM by Howard Bashman


"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."
Posted at 09:14 AM by Howard Bashman


"Plan to split Florida Supreme Court clears a committee": The St. Petersburg Times contains this article today.

And The Tampa Tribune reports today that "House wants to give Scott sole power to appoint judges."
Posted at 09:12 AM by Howard Bashman



"Vander Plaats continues campaign against 4 remaining justices": This article appears today in The Quad-City Times of Davenport, Iowa.
Posted at 09:10 AM by Howard Bashman


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