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Monday, May 7, 2012

"Appeals court rules RI must surrender murder suspect who could face death penalty": The Providence Journal has this news update reporting on an en banc ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit issued today. The en banc court ruled in favor of the federal government, which seeks to prosecute the defendant on charges that could bring the death penalty, by a vote of 3-to-2.

And The Associated Press reports that "Federal appeals court rules against RI inmate."

My earlier coverage of the original three-judge panel's divided ruling in the case can be accessed here.
Posted at 10:15 PM by Howard Bashman



"Senate confirms last three of 14 judicial nominees": The Hill has a blog post that begins, "The Senate confirmed three of President Obama's judicial nominees, completing a deal made the chamber's leadership to confirm 14 nominees in two months."

And the Public Information Office of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has issued a news release headlined "Senate Confirms Judge Jacqueline H. Nguyen to Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals."

You can access the U.S. Senate's official roll call vote tally at this link.
Posted at 09:03 PM by Howard Bashman



"After Supreme Court Declines To Hear Case, Harmons Now Considering Selling Townhouse": The New York Observer has this report.
Posted at 08:44 PM by Howard Bashman


"Ousted Iowa justices honored by Kennedy presidential library for their 'Profiles in Courage'": The Des Moines Register has this blog post.
Posted at 08:42 PM by Howard Bashman


"Company asks court to reinstate $459 million judgment": Bill Rankin of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has this news update.

And The Associated Press reports that "Georgia Supreme Court reviews $459 million judgment against firm that sent junk faxes."
Posted at 08:40 PM by Howard Bashman



Thanks to the members of the SCOTUS press corps for the signed photograph commemorating the 10th anniversary of the "How Appealing" blog: As I noted in this post, yesterday marked this blog's tenth birthday.

Today's mail contained something amazing to mark the event. And thanks so very much to all of the other readers who have written or called to offer their congratulations.
Posted at 08:20 PM by Howard Bashman



"No Accountability for Torture": Law professor David Cole has this post today at the blog of The New York Review of Books.
Posted at 06:20 PM by Howard Bashman


"9th Circuit's James Browning Dies": At her "Trial Insider" blog, Pamela A. MacLean has a post that begins, "Judge James R. Browning, often considered the face of the nation's largest federal appellate court died on Saturday, the court confirmed. He was 93."
Posted at 05:42 PM by Howard Bashman


"Lawyers in D.C. to Lobby White House, Hill on Judicial Vacancies": Todd Ruger has this post at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times."
Posted at 02:24 PM by Howard Bashman


"Solicitor General Verrilli to Speak at Iowa Law School Graduation": "On Brief: Iowa's Appellate Blog" has this post.
Posted at 02:22 PM by Howard Bashman


"Fed court reverses order for VA system overhaul": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "A federal appeals court reversed its demand that the Veterans Affairs Department dramatically overhaul its mental health care system."

You can access today's ruling of an 11-judge en banc panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit at this link.
Posted at 02:16 PM by Howard Bashman



"Vacant court benches draw strategy session; Fingers pointed at Obama, GOP": This article appears today in The Washington Times.

And at Politico.com, Andrew Blotky has an essay entitled "Progressives must take back courts."
Posted at 10:30 AM by Howard Bashman



"Justice Breyer Unable To Look At Anything Without Deliberating Constitutionality Of It": The Onion has this newsbrief.
Posted at 10:18 AM by Howard Bashman


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