Should Senior Second Circuit Judge Pierre N. Leval recuse from deciding the appeal in The Authors Guild, Inc. v. Google, Inc.?
Judge Leval has given the parties
until today to file letters anonymously objecting to his participation in the case.
"Boston bombing interrogation: Will prosecutors have a Miranda problem? The government has cited public safety in its decision to question Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the alleged Boston Marathon bomber, for 16 hours before reading him his Miranda rights; Legal experts differ on whether that's OK."
Ron Scherer of The Christian Science Monitor has this report
And online at Slate, law professor Patrick Weil has a jurisprudence essay titled "Citizen Bomber: Why can't Dzhokhar Tsarnaev be stripped of his citizenship? History."
"In force-feeding detainees, Obama has courts on his side":
David Ingram and Jane Sutton of Reuters have this news analysis
And Carol Rosenberg of The Miami Herald reports that "Some force-fed captives are cleared for release from Guantanamo."
"N.J. Supreme Court toughens rule on experts in medical malpractice cases":
The Star-Ledger of Newark, New Jersey has an article
that begins, "In a decision that could make it more difficult to sue for medical malpractice in New Jersey, the state Supreme Court ruled yesterday that doctors called as expert witnesses on a patient's behalf must hold the same credentials as the physicians accused of making a mistake."
You can access yesterday's ruling of the Supreme Court of New Jersey at this link.
"Appeals panel asks state Supreme Court to take up union bargaining law":
Patrick Marley of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has an article
that begins, "An appeals panel asked the state Supreme Court on Thursday to quickly take up a case over Gov. Scott Walker's controversial law on collective bargaining, saying the high court should decide the issue without an appellate ruling on it."
"Va. Supreme Court to hear Va. Tech appeal aimed at Steger":
The Associated Press has a report
that begins, "In a reversal, the state Supreme Court has decided to hear arguments that Virginia Tech's president should be put on trial for his actions during the 2007 campus massacre."
"Trinity Students Meet Supreme Court Justice on D.C. Trip; Justice Samuel Anthony Alito, Jr., a former Trinity parent, answers students' questions about U.S. Supreme Court":
The Caldwells Patch has this report
"Tulsan whose criminal past took him to Supreme Court now charged in meth case":
Today's edition of The Tulsa World contains this article
"O'Connor questions court's decision to take Bush v. Gore; In interview at Tribune, retired justice also calls for merit selection of judges": This article
will appear Saturday in The Chicago Tribune.
"Boston bombing case may take years to unfold":
Michael Doyle of McClatchy Newspapers has an article
that begins, "Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev faces the prospect of a long and tortuous legal road."
"When Clarence Thomas Wrote To George Jones":
Melissa Block of NPR has this report
"Obama and the Myth of Arm-Twisting":
At the blog of The New York Review of Books, Elizabeth Drew has a post
that begins, "The nonsense about what it takes for a president to win a victory in Congress has reached ridiculous dimensions."
"In Executive's Trade Secret Prosecution, a Company's Outsized Role":
Vanessa Blum of The Recorder has an article
that begins, "The trial of executive recruiter David Nosal for computer hacking and theft of trade secrets drew attention from many quarters."
"Guantanamo Military Commissions: Lessons Learned and the Way Forward -- A Book Discussion of 'The Terror Courts,' by Jess Bravin."
The American Society of International Law hosted this event
(online video) yesterday.
Today I will be attending a day-long continuing legal education course. As a result, additional posts will appear here this evening.