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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

"Obama's top judicial nominee wins Republicans' praise": Richard Wolf will have this article Thursday in USA Today.

In Thursday's edition of The Wall Street Journal, Evan Perez will have an article headlined "GOP Senator Likely to Back Key Judicial Nominee." You can freely access the full text of the article via Google News.

Deseret News reports that "Orrin Hatch, Mike Lee and shaping tomorrow's Supreme Court."

Lawrence Hurley of Reuters reports that "Obama nominee to key appeals court sails through hearing."

Bloomberg News reports that "Senate Republicans Show Scant Opposition to Court Nominee."

Todd Ruger of The National Law Journal reports that "Confirmation hearing turns political for D.C. Circuit nominee."

And Main Justice reports that "Srinivasan Hearing Dominated by Debate Over Judicial Vacancies."
Posted at 11:18 PM by Howard Bashman



"A Mother's Fight Against 3 Strikes Law 'A Way of Life'": This audio segment appeared on today's broadcast of NPR's "All Things Considered."
Posted at 11:02 PM by Howard Bashman


"Dean Richard Revesz honored at unveiling of his official portrait": New York University School of Law posted online this news release today.
Posted at 10:40 PM by Howard Bashman


"Bankruptcy clouds 'Girls Gone Wild' collection path": Jennifer Mann of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch has this report.
Posted at 10:36 PM by Howard Bashman


"Canon Law in American Courts, or, Real Nun or Fake Nun?" At "The Volokh Conspiracy," Eugene Volokh has this post about an interesting ruling that Seventh Circuit Judge Richard A. Posner issued today on behalf of a unanimous three-judge panel.

Update: In other coverage, The Associated Press has a report headlined "A nun or not? Panel says it's not up to courts."
Posted at 06:24 PM by Howard Bashman



"Can human genes be patented?" Richard Wolf will have this article in Thursday's edition of USA Today.
Posted at 06:22 PM by Howard Bashman


"Florida and federal court clash over health privacy laws": Michael Doyle of McClatchy Newspapers has this report.

You can access yesterday's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit at this link.
Posted at 05:27 PM by Howard Bashman



"NY appeals court puts stop to Madoff SEC lawsuit": The Associated Press has this report.

Nate Raymond of Reuters has an article headlined "Victims of Madoff fraud can't sue SEC: appeals court."

Bloomberg News reports that "Madoff Investors Can't Sue SEC, U.S. Appeals Court Rules."

And Peter Lattman of The New York Times has a blog post titled "Court Expresses Antipathy for S.E.C. in Handling of Madoff Case."

You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit at this link.
Posted at 05:00 PM by Howard Bashman



"GOP senator says he'll support judicial nominee": The Associated Press has this report.

At "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times," Todd Ruger has a post titled "Hearing Turns Political for D.C. Circuit Nominee."

And at his "Suits & Sentences" blog, Michael Doyle of McClatchy Newspapers live-blogged the confirmation hearing, culminating in a post titled "Sri Srinivasan confirmation hearing a love fest."
Posted at 04:36 PM by Howard Bashman



"A question of balance: Conflicting views on intellectual diversity in legal education." The Harvard Gazette has a report that begins, "At Harvard Law School on Friday, a panel of four leading legal scholars examined a single question: Is there a lack of intellectual diversity at law schools?"

You can access video from the conference online via this link.
Posted at 12:28 PM by Howard Bashman



"Who Is Sri Srinivasan, Obama's 'Supreme Court Nominee in Waiting?'" Adam Serwer has this blog post online at Mother Jones.

Srinivasan's confirmation hearing for a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit is scheduled to get underway before the U.S. Senate's Judiciary Committee at 2:30 p.m. eastern time today. You can access the video of the hearing online via this link once underway. And a copy of Srinivasan's answers to the Judiciary Committee's questionnaire can be accessed here.
Posted at 12:20 PM by Howard Bashman



"Moneyball for Judges: The statistics of judicial behavior." Online at The New Republic, law professor Cass R. Sunstein has this review of the book "The Behavior of Federal Judges: A Theoretical and Empirical Study of Rational Choice," written by Lee Epstein, William M. Landes, Richard A. Posner.
Posted at 12:06 PM by Howard Bashman


Seventh Circuit upholds bankruptcy court's discharge of debtor's student loan obligations in opinion written by Chief Judge Frank H. Easterbrook: You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit at this link.
Posted at 12:00 PM by Howard Bashman


"U.S. Supreme Court should allow cameras": Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor of the Supreme Court of Ohio had this op-ed recently in The Columbus Dispatch.
Posted at 11:33 AM by Howard Bashman


"Justice Thomas speaks at length about high court to Duquesne University audience": This article appears today in The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

And The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports today that "Justice Thomas talks at Duquesne University, offers surprises about life journey."
Posted at 11:24 AM by Howard Bashman



"The Judicial Fight That Could Reignite Filibuster Reform": Sahil Kapur of TPM DC has this report.
Posted at 09:37 AM by Howard Bashman


"Showdown on the D.C. Circuit Court": Law professor Erwin Chemerinsky and law student Sam Kleiner have this essay today at Politico.com.
Posted at 09:18 AM by Howard Bashman


"A FoxNews.com Reporter Is Facing Jail for Refusing to Identify Police Sources": This article appears today in The New York Times. And the newspaper has posted online an op-ed by Theodore J. Boutrous Jr. titled "A Killer's Notebook, a Reporter's Rights."
Posted at 09:14 AM by Howard Bashman


"A federal judge takes on 'copyright trolls'; Prenda Law Inc. made a business out of extracting settlements from people who had downloaded porn movies; Now it's in legal hot water": Columnist Michael Hiltzik has this essay today in The Los Angeles Times.
Posted at 09:06 AM by Howard Bashman


"Argument preview: The right to study genes." Lyle Denniston has this post today at "SCOTUSblog."
Posted at 09:02 AM by Howard Bashman


"Prostitution policy splits NGOs in top court AIDS case": Lawrence Hurley of Reuters has this report.
Posted at 08:57 AM by Howard Bashman


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