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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

"State tells federal judges it has right plan to reduce prison overcrowding": Howard Mintz of The San Jose Mercury News has this update.

The San Francisco Chronicle has a news update headlined "State says taxes needed to reduce prison population."

The Sacramento Bee has a news update headlined "Prison officials say crowding has eased but ask Legislature for help."

And The Associated Press reports that "Brown moves to shift Calif. inmates to local jails."
Posted at 08:54 PM by Howard Bashman

"Breaking News: Judge in Va. Contributions Case Reaffirms Opinion Striking Down Federal Campaign Contribution Limits Law." Law professor Rick Hasen has this post at his "Election Law Blog."

And at "SCOTUSblog," Lyle Denniston has a post titled "Judge stands by campaign ruling -- mostly; A federal judge, in a more modest ruling, still finds that the Supreme Court has undercut the constitutionality of the century-old ban on corporate donations directly to federal candidates."
Posted at 04:22 PM by Howard Bashman

"Blogger is not protected under shield law, N.J Supreme Court rules": The Newark Star-Ledger has this news update.

My earlier coverage of today's New Jersey Supreme Court ruling appears at this link.
Posted at 03:56 PM by Howard Bashman

"40 years ago, a ruling that still rings today": David L. Hudson Jr. has this essay online at the First Amendment Center.
Posted at 01:46 PM by Howard Bashman

"Calif. to reveal plan to cut inmate population": The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 01:44 PM by Howard Bashman

"NJ court: No shield law for message boards posters." The Associated Press has a report that begins, "The New Jersey Supreme Court says people posting in online message boards don't have the same protections for sources as mainstream journalists."

You can access today's ruling of the Supreme Court of New Jersey at this link.

The court's opinion begins, "Millions of people with Internet access can disseminate information today in ways that were previously unimaginable."

And at the conclusion of its opinion, the court writes: "The Legislature is free to expand the [Shield Law's] coverage as a matter of policy. In an era of ever-changing technology, with new and rapidly evolving ways of communicating, the Legislature may choose to reconsider who is a newsperson and add new criteria to the Shield Law. We are not foreclosing that discussion today; we are simply interpreting an existing and far-reaching statute. "
Posted at 11:18 AM by Howard Bashman

"Hazleton immigration ordinance to get new review": This article appears today in The Philadelphia Inquirer.

The Allentown Morning Call reports today that "Review of Hazleton immigrant law ordered; Appeals court will reconsider city's case in light of Supreme Court ruling on Arizona law."

The Citizens' Voice of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania contains articles headlined "Court tosses ruling against Hazleton immigration law" and "Hazleton mayor hopes decision will spur donations to legal fund."

And The Times Leader of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania reports that "Hazleton's immigration case revived; U.S. Supreme Court directs appellate court to reconsider decision in case."
Posted at 10:05 AM by Howard Bashman

"Supreme Court Rules for Drug Firm in a Patent Dispute": Adam Liptak has this article today in The New York Times.

And in today's edition of The Washington Post, Robert Barnes reports that "Supreme Court limits patent rights of university research."
Posted at 10:00 AM by Howard Bashman

"Supreme Court ruling on California immigrant tuition rates could affect other states' policies; Court's decision could reinforce other states' proposals to offer in-state tuition to undocumented students; It may also boost California's Dream Act, which would give those students access to financial aid": Larry Gordon and David Savage have this article today in The Los Angeles Times.

In today's edition of The San Francisco Chronicle, Bob Egelko reports that "U.S. high court OKs in-state tuition for illegals."

Howard Mintz of The San Jose Mercury News reports that "Supreme Court refuses to review California illegal immigrant tuition law."

Warren Richey of The Christian Science Monitor reports that "In-state tuition for illegal immigrants survives, Supreme Court declines case; The Supreme Court refused Monday to hear a challenge to a California law that allows illegal immigrants to pay in-state tuition at state colleges and universities."

And at the "School Law Blog" of Education Week, Mark Walsh has a post titled "Justices Decline Case on Tuition Benefit for Immigrants."
Posted at 09:44 AM by Howard Bashman

"Senate approves Donald Verrilli as solicitor general": Joan Biskupic of USA Today has this report.

And at's "Threat Level" blog, David Kravets has a post titled "Senate Confirms Former RIAA Lawyer for Solicitor General."
Posted at 09:35 AM by Howard Bashman

"Courts Upend Budgets as States Look for Savings": The New York Times contains this article today.
Posted at 09:24 AM by Howard Bashman

"Wyoming Supreme Court reverses same-sex divorce ruling": This article appears today in The Casper Star-Tribune.

You can access yesterday's ruling of the Supreme Court of Wyoming at this link.
Posted at 09:22 AM by Howard Bashman

"Disputed Election Fueled Prof. Hasen's Specialty": At the web site of the University of California, Irvine School of Law, Rex Bossert has this profile of law professor Rick Hasen, author of the "Election Law Blog."
Posted at 09:04 AM by Howard Bashman

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