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Thursday, April 7, 2011

"Appeals court rebuffs man seeking Obama birth certificate": The Honolulu Star-Advertiser has this news update.

And The Associated Press reports that "Hawaii appeals court rejects 'birther' appeal."

Today's ruling of the Intermediate Court of Appeals of Hawaii consists of the opinion of the court and a concurring opinion.
Posted at 08:22 PM by Howard Bashman



"Prosser gains 7,500 votes in Waukesha County": The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has a news update that begins, "In a political bombshell, the clerk in a Republican stronghold released new vote totals adding a net total of 7,582 new votes in the tight state Supreme Court race to Justice David Prosser, swinging the race significantly in his favor."

The newspaper also has a related update headlined "Prosser's huge gain comes after Waukesha County flub is caught."

And in other coverage, The Associated Press reports that "Wis. corrects vote count, gives incumbent big lead."
Posted at 07:58 PM by Howard Bashman



Ninth Circuit mentioned on this week's episode of NBC's "The Event": In this past Monday's episode of NBC's "The Event," President Martinez stated that his predecessor appointed an extra-terrestrial judge to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. President Martinez, however, did not disclose the identity of the Ninth Circuit judge in question.
Posted at 05:12 PM by Howard Bashman


"Latest vote counts give edge to Prosser": The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has a news update that begins, "Wisconsin's whipsaw of a Supreme Court election kept jiggling Thursday, as the first statewide recount in two decades loomed and the ongoing process of officially counting ballots appeared to swing the unofficial winner from the challenger to the incumbent."
Posted at 05:04 PM by Howard Bashman


"The appeal requires us to construe the statutory term 'sexual activity'--surprisingly an issue on which there is very little law." So explains an opinion that Circuit Judge Richard A. Posner issued today on behalf of the majority on a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
Posted at 03:04 PM by Howard Bashman


"How to fix 'massive crisis' in immigration courts": The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 12:14 PM by Howard Bashman


"Ark. court strikes down law barring gay adoptions": The Associated Press has this report on a ruling that the Supreme Court of Arkansas issued today.
Posted at 12:11 PM by Howard Bashman


"Greenbrier to close casino during judicial conference": This article appeared yesterday in The Charleston (W. Va.) Gazette.
Posted at 12:06 PM by Howard Bashman


"E-mail trail shows SG office's maneuvers on Kagan and health care": Tony Mauro of The National Law Journal has this report (free registration required) about an article headlined "Should Kagan Recuse from Health Cases? Internal DOJ Emails Raise Questions" and related documents that CNSnews.com has posted.
Posted at 08:42 AM by Howard Bashman


"Gov. Rick Scott agrees to a loan to keep state court system running": The St. Petersburg Times contains this article today.

And The Associated Press reports that "House speaker presents revised court reform bills."
Posted at 08:40 AM by Howard Bashman



"High court to weigh smoking-ban fines": This article appears today in The Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch.

And Jim Provance of The Toledo Blade reports today that "Ohio Supreme Court to weigh ban on smoking."
Posted at 08:35 AM by Howard Bashman



"Vaughn Walker, retired judge, reflects on Prop. 8": Bob Egelko has this article today in The San Francisco Chronicle.

And Dan Levine of Reuters has an article headlined "U.S. gay judge never thought to drop marriage case; Prop 8 judge discusses his orientation for first time; Retired from federal bench in February."
Posted at 08:30 AM by Howard Bashman



"Barry Bonds trial: Defense rests, case soon to jury." Lance Williams has this article today in The San Francisco Chronicle.

In today's edition of The San Jose Mercury News, Howard Mintz reports that "Barry Bonds rests his case without taking a swing."

Maura Dolan of The Los Angeles Times reports that "Barry Bonds' defense rests without calling a single witness in perjury trial; Prosecutors drop one of five felony counts against the Giants slugger, who is accused of lying under oath when he denied knowingly using performance-enhancing drugs."

And The New York Times reports that "Jury May Get Bonds's Case Thursday."
Posted at 08:14 AM by Howard Bashman



"Gitmo Fatigue at the Supreme Court": Linda Greenhouse has this post at the "Opinionator" blog of The New York Times.
Posted at 08:05 AM by Howard Bashman


"State Supreme Court race headed for likely recount; First statewide recount in more than 20 years raises political stakes, fuels union battle": This article appears today in The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Posted at 07:58 AM by Howard Bashman


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