"Final Arguments of Supreme Court Term Filled With Big Cases":
law.com's Tony Mauro has this report
"Released Memos Could Lead to More Disclosures":
Saturday's edition of The New York Times will contain an article
that begins, "Even as President Obama urges the country to turn the page, his decision to reveal exhaustive details about interrogation methods used by the Central Intelligence Agency will likely lead to a flood of new disclosures about secret Bush administration operations against Al Qaeda, according to current and former government officials."
The Associated Press reports that "CIA objections slowed torture memos release."
And online at Slate, Dahlia Lithwick has a jurisprudence essay entitled "Over It: America's quick recovery from its torture program suggests it wasn't a torture program in the first place."
"US seeks clear path to Demjanjuk deportation":
The Associated Press has this report
You can access at this link a letter that the federal government filed today in this matter in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
"Court Rules for IRS in Dispute with Mayer Brown":
At "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times," Mike Scarcella has a post
that begins, "Mayer Brown is not entitled to certain Internal Revenue Service documents under the Freedom of Information Act because disclosing the information could allow tax cheats to one-up investigators, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled today."
You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit at this link.
"Appeals court cancels offshore drilling program":
The Associated Press has this report
on a ruling
that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
"GOP Displays Intramural Feud on Judges":
At the "Legal Beat" blog of CQ Politics, Seth Stern has a post
that begins, "Former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania told a Republican lawyers group Friday their party should take the filibuster off the table as an option against President Obama's judicial nominations."
"White House Release of Interrogation Memos May Turn Up Heat on 9th Circuit Judge":
law.com has this report
The New York Times reports today that "Interrogation Memos Detail Harsh Tactics by the C.I.A."
The Washington Post reports today that "New Interrogation Details Emerge; As It Releases Justice Dept. Memos, Administration Reassures CIA Questioners."
The Los Angeles Times reports that "Memos reveal harsh CIA interrogation methods; Obama releases Justice Department documents that guided the CIA on how to use waterboarding and other tactics with terror suspects; Intelligence officials won't be prosecuted over the interrogations."
The Chicago Tribune reports that "Obama says no prosecutions as Bush-era memos on terror tactics released."
The Wall Street Journal reports that "CIA Memos Released; Immunity for Harsh Tactics." In addition, Michael Hayden and Michael B. Mukasey have an op-ed entitled "The President Ties His Own Hands on Terror; The point of interrogation is intelligence, not confession."
USA Today contains an article headlined "Obama: CIA questioners won't face charges; Released Justice memos shed light on harsh interrogation techniques."
The Washington Times reports that "Obama releases memos detailing interrogations; CIA personnel won't face prosecution."
Margaret Talev and Marisa Taylor of McClatchy Newspapers have an article headlined "Bush-era interrogations: From waterboarding to forced nudity."
Warren Richey of The Christian Science Monitor reports that "Terror memos authorized harsh interrogation techniques; Obama releases four secret memos detailing detainee treatment under Bush; Human rights groups slam his promise not to prosecute intelligence officials."
The Associated Press reports that "Obama won't charge CIA officers for rough tactics."
And Bloomberg News reports that "Obama Says U.S. Terror Memos Expose 'Dark and Painful Chapter.'"
Yesterday, the ACLU issued a news release entitled "Justice Department Releases Bush Administration Torture Memos; Bradbury And Bybee Memos Are Released In Response To Long-Running ACLU Lawsuits." The organization has posted the newly released memos online here, here, here, and here.
"No new trial for Davis in cop's death; 11th Circuit Court leaves stay of execution so appeal can be pursued":
Bill Rankin has this article
today in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
And The Savannah Morning News reports today that "Appelate court rejects Troy Anthony Davis."
You can access yesterday's ruling of a divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit at this link.
"Justice Thomas and Rights":
Bruce Fein has this letter to the editor
today in The New York Times.
"Role of Bush NSA Plan Under Review; Obama Administration Faces Privacy, Security Challenges in Defending Cyberspace": This article
appears today in The Washington Post.
The New York Times reports today that "Control of Cybersecurity Becomes Divisive Issue."
And The Associated Press reports that "Senate panel plans hearing on wiretapping."
"Strip searches at school: Discipline gone too far? Court case tests limits of anti-drug programs."
Joan Biskupic had this article
yesterday in USA Today.
And today, the newspaper contains an editorial entitled "Too often, 'zero tolerance' equals zero common sense; Strip search of 8th-grader reflects outgrowth of inflexible mindset."
"Teen sues S.C. on stimulus standoff; Chapin High senior takes on Sanford":
The State newspaper of Columbia, South Carolina today contains an article
that begins, "A Chapin High School senior has filed a lawsuit asking the S.C. Supreme Court to decide who -- Gov. Mark Sanford or the Legislature -- controls $700 million in disputed federal stimulus money. In an indication it could act swiftly, the court ordered S.C. Attorney General Henry McMaster to respond to the lawsuit by Monday. Casey Edwards, the 18-year-old who filed the lawsuit Thursday, said S.C. students and schools are suffering from budget cuts and would benefit from the money."
"Court: Free Press reporter will have to answer pretrial questions."
The Detroit Free Press has this report
The Detroit News reports that "Appeals Court rejects Detroit reporter's bid to halt deposition."
And The Associated Press reports that "Detroit reporter's deposition will go forward."
"Board rejects Demjanjuk bid, court wants more info":
The Associated Press has a report
that begins, "A U.S. appeals court wants to see details of a medical report indicating that John Demjanjuk, who is wanted in Germany to face accusations he served as a Nazi death camp guard, is healthy enough to make that trip from Ohio safely."
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued this briefing order yesterday.
"Judge signs off on San Quentin improvements":
Today in The San Francisco Chronicle, Bob Egelko has an article
that begins, "A federal judge has ended nearly three decades of supervision over conditions on Death Row at San Quentin State Prison after authorities made court-ordered improvements ranging from giving inmates more legal help and exercise time to getting rid of rodents and bird droppings."
"Israeli Supreme Court president talks human rights": This article
appears today in The Daily Princetonian.
And The Associated Press reports that "Israel Supreme Court president speaks at Princeton."
"Thomas More Society Petitions U.S. Supreme Court to Allow 'Choose Life' Illinois License Plates; Petition says U.S. Seventh Circuit decision violates Illinois Citizens' free speech rights":
The Thomas More Society issued this news release
You can access my earlier coverage from yesterday, which included a link to the cert. petition, by clicking here.