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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

"Attention turns to Indiana Supreme Court justice in Rockport plant case": The Indianapolis Star has this recusal-related news update.
Posted at 10:16 PM by Howard Bashman


"Fisa court oversight: a look inside a secret and empty process; Obama and other NSA defenders insist there are robust limitations on surveillance but the documents show otherwise." Glenn Greenwald has this essay online at The Guardian (UK).
Posted at 08:26 PM by Howard Bashman


"Court upholds Arizona law that denies bail to certain immigrants": Maura Dolan of The Los Angeles Times has this news update.

The Associated Press reports that "Appeals court upholds ruling on Arizona's bail law."

And at her "Trial Insider" blog, Pamela A. MacLean reports that "Arizona No-Bail Law for Alien Arrestees Upheld."

You can access today's ruling of a divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit at this link.
Posted at 07:45 PM by Howard Bashman



"Judge urges new approach for Gitmo detainee cases": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "A federal appeals court judge Tuesday called on the president and Congress to consider a different approach to the handling of legal cases of Guantanamo Bay prisoners."

The AP's report focuses on an opinion concurring in the judgment that accompanied a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued today.
Posted at 05:20 PM by Howard Bashman



"Supreme Court rejects Kopp's bid to have murder conviction overturned": The Buffalo News has an article that begins, "James C. Kopp, the anti-abortion zealot who fatally shot an Amherst physician nearly 15 years ago, lost his latest -- and likely last -- bid to have his convictions overturned at the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday."
Posted at 04:32 PM by Howard Bashman


"Judges uphold import ban on polar bear hides": Jeremy P. Jacobs of Greenwire has this report.

You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit at this link.
Posted at 04:22 PM by Howard Bashman



"Google challenges U.S. gag order, citing First Amendment": The Washington Post has a news update that begins, "Google asked the secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court on Tuesday to ease long-standing gag orders over data requests it makes, arguing that the company has a constitutional right to speak about information it's forced to give the government."
Posted at 04:18 PM by Howard Bashman


"Senate Republicans: We Won't Be The First To Go Nuclear." Sahil Kapur of TPM DC has this report.
Posted at 04:15 PM by Howard Bashman


"The Next Citizens United? The Supreme Court tackles a new frontier in campaign finance law." Jeremy P. Jacobs has this article in Campaigns & Elections.
Posted at 04:12 PM by Howard Bashman


"David Boies On Gay Marriage Ruling: Opponents Likely Don't Have Standing." Sam Stein of The Huffington Post has this report.
Posted at 04:05 PM by Howard Bashman


"Supreme Court to resolve circuit split on timing of appeals": Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has this report.
Posted at 03:57 PM by Howard Bashman


"Clarence Thomas, Liberal: In the strange world of the Supreme Court, sometimes being an archconservative can turn you into a liberal." Mark Joseph Stern has this jurisprudence essay online at Slate.
Posted at 03:45 PM by Howard Bashman


"FBI Looks for Leaks at Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court; Investigators still do not know if the FISA system has been compromised, or if Edward Snowden was the source of the Verizon warrant published by the 'Guardian'": Eli Lake of The Daily Beast has this report.
Posted at 02:24 PM by Howard Bashman


"Can a Treaty Increase the Power of Congress?" The Cato Institute has posted online the video of this event, held last Friday and featuring law professor Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz and Ninth Circuit Chief Judge Alex Kozinski, at this link.
Posted at 01:10 PM by Howard Bashman


"McConnell To Reid: If You Go Nuclear On Nominations, I'll Go Nuclear On Everything When I'm Majority Leader." Sahil Kapur of TPM DC has this report.
Posted at 01:07 PM by Howard Bashman


"Supreme Court to Decide on Voting Rights": Ariane de Vogue of ABC News has this blog post.
Posted at 01:05 PM by Howard Bashman


"D.C. Circuit Judge Srinivasan Sworn In": Zoe Tillman has this post at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times."
Posted at 12:57 PM by Howard Bashman


"Pa. high court rejects changing mandatory retirement for judges": Paula Reed Ward has this article today in The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

And today's edition of The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review contains an article headlined "Pa. Supreme Court: Judges still have to retire at 70."

My earlier coverage of yesterday's Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruling appears at this link.
Posted at 09:52 AM by Howard Bashman



"Why America Still Needs Affirmative Action": John Cassidy has this blog post online today at The New Yorker.
Posted at 09:46 AM by Howard Bashman


"U.S. lawyer Cliff Sloan faces tough assignment: Closing Guantanamo." Reuters has this report.
Posted at 09:45 AM by Howard Bashman


"Justice Dept. Releases Recommended Fates for Guantanamo Detainees": Charlie Savage of The New York Times has this report.
Posted at 09:34 AM by Howard Bashman


"A 5-4 Ruling, One of Three, Limits Silence's Protection": Adam Liptak has this article today in The New York Times.

In today's edition of The Wall Street Journal, Jess Bravin has an article headlined "'Right to Remain Silent' Is Limited."

And at "SCOTUSblog," Lyle Denniston has a post titled "Opinion recap: If you want to claim the Fifth . . . ."
Posted at 08:50 AM by Howard Bashman



"Special Report: For top U.S. lawyers, case in Guam is rare prize." Joan Biskupic of Reuters has this article today.
Posted at 08:45 AM by Howard Bashman


"Why The FISA Court Is Not What It Used To Be": This audio segment featuring Nina Totenberg appeared on today's broadcast of NPR's "Morning Edition."
Posted at 08:42 AM by Howard Bashman


"Hearst to 2nd Circuit: Clarify intern issue." Carlyn Kolker of Reuters has this report.
Posted at 08:34 AM by Howard Bashman


"Claims against generics not pre-empted, California court rules": Terry Baynes of Reuters has a report that begins, "A California appeals court has supplied an opening for plaintiff lawyers seeking to hold generic drugmakers liable for injuries allegedly caused by their copycat drugs."

You can access last Thursday's ruling of the California Court of Appeal for the Fourth Appellate District, Division Three, at this link.
Posted at 08:33 AM by Howard Bashman



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