"Neo-Nazi Freed, Online Speech Protected":
David Kravets has this post
today at Wired.com's "Threat Level" blog.
Yesterday's edition of The Chicago Tribune contained an article headlined "Judge throws out conviction of white supremacist; Ruling: Online comments don't prove man intended harm."
Yesterday's edition of The Roanoke Times reported that "Judge tosses William A. White verdict; The federal judge overturned the jury's conviction of the Roanoke neo-Nazi, meaning, soon, he will be free."
And The Associated Press reports that "White supremacist's conviction overturned."
You can access Tuesday's ruling of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois at this link.
Opening brief for appellant filed today in the Pa. Supreme Court in case raising issues of separation of powers and judicial deference to the legislative branch concerning whether an organization qualifies as a "purely public charity" under Pennsylvania's Constitution:
Although most people may think of the federal government when the issue of separation of powers arises, state governments also recognize the principle.
Today, I filed this brief for appellant on behalf of my client in a case now pending before Pennsylvania's highest court. I have also received in today's mail the amicus brief of the Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania filed in support of my client. A separate amicus brief is being filed in support of my client's position by the Elected Leaders of the Senate of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and I will post that amicus brief online when I receive the final version of brief. [Update: The amicus brief of the Elected Leaders of the Pennsylvania Senate can be accessed here.]
My earlier coverage of the Pa. Supreme Court's grant of review in this case appears at this link.
"High court asked to reinstate FCC indecency policy":
The Associated Press has this report
"Was FBI too quick to judge anthrax suspect the killer?"
Greg Gordon of McClatchy Newspapers has this report
"Inmates lose a remedy for religion-rights violations":
Tony Mauro has this news analysis
online at the First Amendment Center.
"Ruling finds company using 'judicial hell hole' defense":
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch contains this article
"Utah seeks U.S. Supreme Court ruling on roadside memorial crosses": This article
appears today in The Deseret News.
And The Salt Lake Tribune reports today that "Shurtleff asks U.S. Supreme Court to hear case of UHP highway crosses."
"Judicial nominee logjam creates 'crisis' in some federal courts":
Bill Mears of CNN.com has this blog post
"Missing in Action":
Linda Greenhouse has this post
at the "Opinionator" blog of The New York Times.
"Supreme Court notebook: Kagan absences no big deal."
Mark Sherman of The Associated Press has this report