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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

"In a 'Different' Voice: What does the research about how gender influences judging actually say?" Deborah Rhode has this jurisprudence essay online at Slate.
Posted at 09:15 PM by Howard Bashman


"White House gets its wish on Sotomayor hearings; The Senate Judiciary Committee is to begin hearings on the Supreme Court nominee July 13, in keeping with Obama's desire for an expedited confirmation vote by the full Senate": The Los Angeles Times contains this article today.

The New York Daily News has an update that begins, "Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor's brother Juan sticks up for his big sis."

At Politico.com, Josh Gerstein and Carol E. Lee have an article headlined "Joe Biden pushes envelope with Sonia Sotomayor praise."

And today in The Washington Post, columnist Ruth Marcus has an op-ed entitled "For Sotomayor, a Fine Line in New Haven."
Posted at 09:12 PM by Howard Bashman



"A legal shootout over the right to own a gun: Conflicting court opinions gun may result in linking the 2nd Amendment with the 14th." This editorial appears today in The Los Angeles Times.
Posted at 09:05 PM by Howard Bashman


"Uncertainty in Law Circles Over New Rules for Judges": Today in The New York Times, John Schwartz has an article that begins, "Lawyers across the country said Tuesday that a Supreme Court ruling on conflicts of interest among elected judges could prompt a deluge of requests for judges to recuse themselves from cases. But judges predicted that few situations would involve conflicts serious enough for the new ruling to apply."

The Associated Press reports that "Blankenship questions Supreme Court's judicial ethics ruling."

And today's edition of The Washington Post has an editorial entitled "Bias on the Bench: The Supreme Court weighs in on the corrosive impact of money in judicial elections."
Posted at 08:17 PM by Howard Bashman



"'Racist' branding": Today in The Boston Globe, columnist Jeff Jacoby has an op-ed that begins, "One day after President Obama nominated federal judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court, former House speaker Newt Gingrich labeled her a racist."
Posted at 08:05 PM by Howard Bashman


"Europe's High Court Tries On a Bunny Suit Made of Chocolate; The Case: Can a Foil-Wrapped Flopsy Be Trademarked? Hunting Rabbit Knockoffs." This front page article will appear Thursday in The Wall Street Journal.
Posted at 07:58 PM by Howard Bashman


"Coping With Caperton: A Q&A With Tom Phillips." Tony Mauro has this post at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times."
Posted at 07:38 PM by Howard Bashman


"Top Republican rips Democrats for Sotomayor 'rush'": The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 04:40 PM by Howard Bashman


"House committee votes to recommend Kent impeachment": The Houston Chronicle has a news update that begins, "The House Judiciary Committee voted 28-0 today to recommend that the full House impeach U.S. District Court Judge Sam Kent of Galveston, setting the stage for a final House vote before the July 4th congressional recess and a possible Senate trial by August."

And The Associated Press reports that "House committee sends judge's impeachment to House."
Posted at 04:33 PM by Howard Bashman



Greetings from Covington, Kentucky: Despite the bad weather in the Cincinnati area earlier today, my flight from Philadelphia arrived on time shortly after 1 p.m. Thanks to some great restaurant suggestions from readers, I enjoyed a tasty lunch of Cheese Coneys at Dixie Chili's original location in Newport, Kentucky.

Although the Cincinnati Reds are in Washington, DC tonight to face the Nationals, the Sixth Circuit is in town to hear oral arguments.
Posted at 03:48 PM by Howard Bashman



"Palau to take Guantanamo's Chinese detainees": The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 02:20 PM by Howard Bashman


Programming note: As noted in this post from last night, I'll be traveling to the Cincinnati area midday today. Readers with Cincinnati-related restaurant suggestions are invited to let me know via email. Thanks! Additional posts will appear here later today.
Posted at 07:55 AM by Howard Bashman


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