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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

"Senate must confirm Goodwin Liu to appellate court": This editorial appears today in The San Francisco Chronicle.
Posted at 10:40 PM by Howard Bashman


"With 100% of vote counted, Kloppenburg clings to narrow lead; recount expected": The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has this news update.

And The Wisconsin State Journal has a news update headlined "Supreme Court vote doesn't shake Walker's resolve."
Posted at 10:24 PM by Howard Bashman



"Appeals court says Skilling convictions will stick": The Houston Chronicle has this news update.

The Associated Press reports that "Appeals court upholds ex-Enron CEO's convictions."

Bloomberg News reports that "Enron Ex-Chief Jeffrey Skilling's Convictions Confirmed by Appeals Court."

And Reuters reports that "U.S. appeals court upholds Jeff Skilling conviction."

You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit at this link.
Posted at 10:14 PM by Howard Bashman



"Judiciary Could Limp Through Shutdown -- for a While": At "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times," David Ingram has a post that begins, "As most of the federal government and those who depend on it brace for a possible partial shutdown, the federal judiciary says there should be no visible disruption in its operations for two weeks."
Posted at 06:14 PM by Howard Bashman


"Wis. court election courts disaster": Law professor Richard L. Hasen, author of the "Election Law Blog," has this essay at Politico.com.
Posted at 05:54 PM by Howard Bashman


"Appeals Court Hands Big Win to Advocates of Free Faculty Speech in Ruling on Pundit-Professor": The Chronicle of Higher Education has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit issued today.
Posted at 05:00 PM by Howard Bashman


"Supreme Court race too close to call; Kloppenburg has narrow lead over Prosser": The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has this updated report.

According to NBC affiliate TMJ4, with 100% of precincts reporting, challenger Joanne Kloppenburg received 740,090 votes, while incumbent David Prosser received 739,886 votes.
Posted at 03:23 PM by Howard Bashman



Kentucky's "direct observation" method to obtain urine samples from pretrial releasees for drug testing does not violate the Fourth Amendment, majority on divided three-judge Sixth Circuit panel holds: You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit at this link.
Posted at 11:24 AM by Howard Bashman


"Supreme Court race still too close to call, Kloppenburg has narrow lead": The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has this news update.

The current vote tally (as of 10:12 a.m. central time) shows challenger Joanne Kloppenburg with a 311 vote lead over incumbent David Prosser.
Posted at 11:13 AM by Howard Bashman



"Get Your Hands Off My Tax Deduction: The Supreme Court muddles through tax and religion." Avi Schick has this jurisprudence essay online at Slate.
Posted at 10:25 AM by Howard Bashman


"Breyer: Little Rock rich in symbols." Arkansas News Bureau has this report.

And The Associated Press reports that "Supreme Court's Breyer speaks on judges' role."
Posted at 08:42 AM by Howard Bashman



"House push to remake Florida Supreme Court slows in Senate": This article appears today in The St. Petersburg Times.
Posted at 08:40 AM by Howard Bashman


"Chance and skill to Texas Hold'em: Swedish court." The Local of Stockholm, Sweden has this report.
Posted at 08:34 AM by Howard Bashman


"Supremely bad? Area case a top court 'worst'; Even the U.S. Supreme Court can get it horribly wrong, legal scholars say, and a 1930s ruling in a case from Luzerne County was a classic." Today's edition of The Times Leader of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania contains an article that begins, "A case that began in Luzerne County has been named one of the U.S. Supreme Court's biggest blunders by a panel of legal experts. The high court's 1938 decision in the Erie v. Tompkins case changed the procedure by which civil suits involving parties from different states are decided in federal court."
Posted at 08:32 AM by Howard Bashman


"Chief Justice Roberts makes under-the-radar visit to Utah": Today's edition of The Salt Lake Tribune contains an article that begins, "Third-year law student Rachel Wertheimer expected one of her professors or a guest lawyer to hear her argue for a hypothetical travel agency being sued by a Muslim man who claimed he had been wrongly fired because of his religion. So she was stunned when Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts heard her case, giving her the full Supreme Court treatment, diving in with questions before she finished her first sentence."
Posted at 08:27 AM by Howard Bashman


"Judge bars use of secret tape in Barry Bonds trial": Lance Williams has this article today in The San Francisco Chronicle.

Today in The San Jose Mercury News, Howard Mintz reports that "The prosecution rests in Barry Bonds perjury trial."

And The New York Times reports that "Recording Is Excluded in Case Against Bonds."
Posted at 08:20 AM by Howard Bashman



"Bordentown man's jailhouse searches now a case for the Supreme Court": This front page article appears today in The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Posted at 07:22 AM by Howard Bashman


"Supreme Court race still too close to call, Prosser has narrow lead": The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel contains this article today.

The Wisconsin State Journal reports today that "Recount possible as Supreme Court race remains too close to call."

The Los Angeles Times reports that "Wisconsin judicial election testing GOP's power is a nail-biter; With 97% of precincts reporting, a normally quiet election that became a referendum on Gov. Scott Walker's battle against public employee unions is too close to call."

And The Wall Street Journal has a news update headlined "Wisconsin Judicial Vote Appears Headed for Recount."

According to NBC News affiliate TMJ4, with 99% of precincts reporting, incumbent David Prosser has received 733,074 votes, while challenger Joanne Kloppenburg has received 732,489 votes.
Posted at 07:05 AM by Howard Bashman



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