"Despair Drives Guantanamo Detainees to Revolt":
Charlie Savage will have this article
Thursday in The New York Times.
"Once Under Wraps, Supreme Court Audio Trove Now Online": This audio segment
appeared on this evening's broadcast of NPR's "All Things Considered
Good time was not had by all:
Not only is being held as an enemy combatant no fun, but it also does not entitle the former detainee to good time credit against a subsequently imposed federal criminal sentence, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
held in a ruling
On the losing side of today's ruling is Ali Saleh Kahlah al-Marri, who is currently serving a 100-month federal sentence at ADX-Florence (more information available here, here, here, here, and here) for conspiracy to provide material support or resources to a foreign terrorist organization (al-Qaeda).
"Ninth Circuit Judge M. Margaret McKeown to Lead Federal Judges Association":
The Public Information Office of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
issued this news release
Update: At her "Trial Insider" blog, Pamela A. MacLean has a post titled "McKeown Named Federal Judges Association President."
"Pa. high court settles shale gas rights question":
The Associated Press has a report
that begins, "Pennsylvania's Supreme Court is reinforcing long-standing case law on mineral rights that has guided the natural gas industry since it began exploring the Marcellus Shale formation."
Today's ruling of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania consists of the opinion of the court and a concurring opinion.
"Military Declassifies Motion To Declassify Guantanamo Detainees' Thoughts On Torture":
Ryan J. Reilly of The Huffington Post has this report
"Man Convicted of Hacking Despite Not Hacking":
David Kravets has this post
at Wired.com's "Threat Level" blog.
"The United States Can't Be the World's Courthouse: Why the Supreme Court just killed off a whole category of human rights suits."
Law professor Eric Posner
has this essay
online at Slate.
"Argument recap: Who makes law?"
Lyle Denniston has this post
You can access at this link the transcript of today's U.S. Supreme Court oral argument in Metrish v. Lancaster, No. 12-547.
"Court seems split on doctor's discrimination suit":
Jesse J. Holland of The Associated Press has this report
You can access at this link the transcript of today's U.S. Supreme Court oral argument in University of Tex. Southwestern Medical Center v. Nassar, No. 12-484.
"Military tribunals don't work":
Columnist Dana Milbank of The Washington Post has this op-ed
"Is This the Supreme Court's Next Big Economic Liberty Case?"
Damon W. Root has this post
today at Reason.com's "Hit & Run" blog.
"Caught in the System, Ex-Hacker Is Stalked by His Past":
Kim Zetter has this post
today at Wired.com's "Threat Level" blog.
"Circuit Judge Gets Quick Confirmation":
Todd Ruger has this post
at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times."
"Bad Supreme Court decision for Lewis & Clark: 200 wiseguy words."
Columnist David Sarasohn of The Oregonian has this essay
"Blogger, Federal Judge, Supreme Court Critic":
Ashby Jones has this post
(subscription required for full access) today at WSJ.com's "Law Blog."
"Supreme Court watchers keeping an eye on Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's possible retirement":
Cheryl K. Chumley of The Washington Times has this report
By a vote of 96-to-0, the U.S. Senate has confirmed Jane Kelly of Iowa to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit:
The official roll call vote tally can be accessed here
"Only judges may make decisions in child custody cases."
Yesterday, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
issued an order
adopting a new Pennsylvania Rule of Civil Procedure
that will eliminate the use of parent coordinators in child custody cases.
On December 31, 2008, a former client of mine lost his appeal challenging the legality of parent coordinators under Pennsylvania law. Although that battle was lost, the war (as they say) appears to have been won.
In today's mail:
I received a pre-release copy of Marcia Coyle's new book, "The Roberts Court: The Struggle for the Constitution
," signed by the author and containing a short, personalized note. I was already very much looking forward to reading this book. Thus far, no extra give-away copy of the book has arrived, but stay tuned!
"Military says Guantanamo hunger strike grows again":
Carol Rosenberg of The Miami Herald has this report
And Ryan J. Reilly of The Huffington Post reports that "Guantanamo Hunger Strike Grows To 92 Detainees, Military Says."
"How Appealing" book give-away wrap-up -- we have a winner!
Thanks so very much to those readers who submitted entries for this blog's current book give-away for a chance to receive my extra copy of Laurence Leamer's new book, "The Price of Justice: A True Story of Greed and Corruption
Each entrant in the contest submitted a compelling argument for receiving the book, making me wish that I had more than one copy to give away. The winner of the contest works as an attorney at a federal public defender's office located within the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. Because of federal budget constraints, the winner has additional spare time resulting from work furloughs but less money available for discretionary spending to put toward pleasure reading.
Speaking of which, yesterday at his blog "Hercules and the Umpire," Senior U.S. District Judge Richard G. Kopf had a furlough-related post titled "Congress is herewith warned."
"The frequent irrelevancy of the Supreme Court":
Senior U.S. District Judge Richard G. Kopf
, who has been generating lots of interesting content recently at his blog "Hercules and the Umpire
," has this post
"Circuit Split Watch: Will the Court Bury Casket Cases?"
Michelle Olsen has this post
today at her "Appellate Daily" blog.
"In circuit split, court says inherited IRA fair game in bankruptcy":
Reuters has this report
My earlier coverage of yesterday's Seventh Circuit ruling appears at this link.
"Supreme Court justices tread murky waters in Texas-Oklahoma dispute":
Michael Doyle of McClatchy Newspapers has this report
"Executing the Mentally Handicapped Is Illegal -- Except When It Isn't; In spite of the Supreme Court's 2002 ban on such executions, Warren Hill, a convicted murder whom all experts now agree is mentally retarded, once again faces lethal injection":
Andrew Cohen has this essay
online at The Atlantic.
"Edward de Grazia, Lawyer Who Fought Censorship of Books, Is Dead at 86": This obituary
appears today in The New York Times.
"What If They Treated Gene Patents Like Nautical Charts?"
Daniel Fisher has this post