"Thomas is latest justice set for immortality with bobblehead doll":
Bill Mears of CNN.com has this report
"Senior 5th Circuit U.S. judge of Austin remembered for brilliant legal mind":
The Austin American-Statesman has a news update
that begins, "William L. Garwood, an Austin-based senior judge for the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, died Thursday. He was 79."
"First among equals - Sandra Day O'Connor": This article
is available online from the web site of the International Bar Association.
"Judge William J. Nealon hits another milestone":
The Scranton Times Tribune contains this article
today, reporting that Senior U.S. District Judge William J. Nealon
is on the verge of becoming "the longest-serving judge in the history of the 3rd U.S. Judicial Circuit."
It is interesting to note that Judge Nealon joined the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania as a recess appointee in 1962.
"Clemens Likely to Face New Jury: Lawyers."
Bloomberg News has this report
"Body Scanners Improperly Added by TSA: Court."
Bloomberg News has a report
that begins, "Airport body scanners using advanced imaging technology were improperly adopted by the U.S. as a primary passenger-screening tool, a federal appeals court ruled, while allowing their use to continue."
Dow Jones Newswires report that "US Court Rejects Constitutional Challenge To Airport Body Scans."
At "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times," Mike Scarcella has a post titled "Court Tells TSA To Allow Public Comment On Body Scan Screening."
And at Wired.com's "Threat Level" blog, David Kravets has a post titled "Court OKs Airport Body Scanners, Rejects Constitutional Challenge."
You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit at this link.
Senior Fifth Circuit Judge Will Garwood has died:
A reliable source emails:
I regret to report that Judge Will Garwood died yesterday following
Judge Garwood was President Reagan's first appointment to the Fifth Circuit and assumed the bench in November 1981. He had been a justice on the Texas Supreme Court and had returned to private practice before his federal appointment. He took senior status in 1997. He was 79.
You can access Judge Garwood's official Federal Judicial Center biography by clicking here
Former Iranian hostages lose latest effort to avoid Algiers Accords and obtain damages from the Iranian government:
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
issued this ruling
"The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times" previously covered the appellate oral argument in a post titled "Lawyer for Former Iran Hostages Wants Suit Reinstated."
"Iowa Court of Appeals notes 'the remarkable versatility of the word sh*t'":
The "Legal Skills Prof Blog" has this post
discussing a ruling
that the Iowa Court of Appeals
issued on Wednesday.
"Fascinating (and Posnerian classic) opinion on diminished capacity, child porn, and sentencing theory":
Doug Berman has this post
at his "Sentencing Law and Policy" discussing a decision
that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
"State Supreme Court upholds courtroom secrecy in Hecht trial":
The News Tribune of Tacoma, Washington contains this article
And The Associated Press reports that "Court won't release deposition in judge's trial."
Yesterday's ruling of the Washington State Supreme Court consists of a majority opinion and a dissenting opinion.
"A Naked Gamble That the Pole Tax Gets Stripped":
The Texas Tribune has this report
"Plastic bag bans upheld by California Supreme Court; The justices unanimously rule that local governments may impose such prohibitions without always needing an environmental impact report":
Maura Dolan has this article
today in The Los Angeles Times.
In today's edition of The Sacramento Bee, Denny Walsh has an article headlined "California high court upholds city's plastic-bag ban; leaves door open to lawsuits."
The San Francisco Chronicle reports that "Plastic bag ban in Manhattan Beach upheld by court."
And The Recorder reports that "State Supreme Court Upholds Plastic Bag Ban."
My earlier coverage of yesterday's California Supreme Court ruling appears at this link.