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Thursday, September 7, 2006

"Lawyers and G.O.P. Leaders Raise Doubts on Tribunals": Friday's edition of The New York Times will contain this article.
Posted at 10:52 PM by Howard Bashman


"Lawsuit seeks to block blogger; First Amendment advocates decry 'prior restraint'": This article appeared Tuesday in The Orlando Sentinel.
Posted at 10:50 PM by Howard Bashman


Available online from law.com: Tony Mauro has an article headlined "Is Time Ripe for 'Dr. Miles' to Fall? Supreme Court may review long-standing antitrust precedent."

Marcia Coyle reports that "Judicial Surveys Vex the Bench."

And Shannon P. Duffy has an article headlined "3rd Circuit Reverses Itself on Groundbreaking Sex Discrimination Ruling; Vacating opinion by late Judge Becker, court broadens scope of ministerial exception." My earlier coverage appears at this link.
Posted at 10:42 PM by Howard Bashman



"Prosecutors 'fishing' for confidential sources, paper says; Chronicle lawyers argue only grand jury leak at issue": Bob Egelko has this article today in The San Francisco Chronicle.
Posted at 10:38 PM by Howard Bashman


"Birth control suit tests court; Religious groups argue they should not have to provide state-mandated contraceptive coverage": This article appears today in The Times Union of Albany, New York.
Posted at 07:28 PM by Howard Bashman


On this evening's broadcast of NPR's "All Things Considered": The broadcast contained audio segments entitled "Military Lawyers Balk at President's Tribunal Plan"; "Senators Wary of Bush's New Detainee Policy"; "Senate Panel Weighs U.S. Wiretapping Program"; and "Sisters Seek Partner Status in British Courts."
Posted at 06:48 PM by Howard Bashman


In Friday's issue of The Christian Science Monitor: Warren Richey will have an article headlined "Bush's bid to unsnarl law on terrorism; President Bush faces an array of challenges on issues from warrantless wiretaps to military tribunals."

Tomorrow's newspaper will also contain an article headlined "Bush moves to shore up war-on-terror credentials; His speeches on security this week signal that Republicans will use the terrorism issue for the third election in a row."
Posted at 05:50 PM by Howard Bashman



"Judge Won't Dismiss Eavesdropping Suit": The Associated Press provides this report.
Posted at 05:08 PM by Howard Bashman


"Court deems search improper; Man whose pants were searched gets new trial": The News & Observer of Raleigh, North Carolina today contains an article that begins, "A Charlotte man won a new trial Tuesday because a police officer conducted an 'intrusive genital inspection' without warning and probable cause to think that drugs were in the man's pants."

You can access yesterday's ruling of the North Carolina Court of Appeals at this link.
Posted at 05:05 PM by Howard Bashman



"Change In Approach; Ex-Chief Justice Shows Humility Before Judicial Panel": Lynne Tuohy has this article today in The Hartford Courant.
Posted at 03:20 PM by Howard Bashman


"Appeals court hears arguments in Indiana legislative prayer case": The Associated Press provides this report.
Posted at 03:05 PM by Howard Bashman


The Tenth Circuit's Judicial Conference begins today: Sure, the conference may have two current and one retired U.S. Supreme Court Justices in attendance, but can Colorado Springs ever hope to compete with Brainerd, Minnesota?

Tomorrow, while he's in the neighborhood, Justice Stephen G. Breyer will help dedicate a new law school building at the University of Colorado School of Law.
Posted at 12:50 PM by Howard Bashman



"Carjacker's 3-strikes life sentence is upheld": This article appears today in The Deseret Morning News. My earlier coverage appears here.
Posted at 12:40 PM by Howard Bashman


"Court rules against primary regulations; Decision says policies hinder minor parties": The Cincinnati Enquirer contains this article today.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports today that "U.S. court edits Ohio election law."

And The Associated Press reports that "Court Sides With Minor Parties in Ohio."

My earlier coverage appears at this link.
Posted at 12:38 PM by Howard Bashman



"New Plan for Terror Suspects": This segment (available online in both RealPlayer and Windows Media Player formats) appeared on today's broadcast of the public radio program "On Point."
Posted at 12:00 PM by Howard Bashman


"Lawyers Warn Against Evidence Limits": The Associated Press provides a report that begins, "The Pentagon's top uniformed lawyers took issue Thursday with a key provision of a White House plan to prosecute military detainees, contending that language potentially restricting a defendant's access to evidence could violate treaty obligations."
Posted at 11:38 AM by Howard Bashman


"Park ban on molesters upheld; Federal court ruling gives advocates hope that city's ordinance can survive challenge": This article appears today in The Indianapolis Star.

My earlier coverage is at this link.
Posted at 11:30 AM by Howard Bashman



"FCC gets 2 months to reconsider 'NYPD Blue' indecency ruling": The Associated Press provides a report that begins, "A federal appeals court Thursday granted the Federal Communications Commission two more months to decide whether 'NYPD Blue' and three other television programs violated rules governing the broadcast of indecent and profane material."

And Broadcasting & Cable reports that "FCC Gets To Reconsider Profanity Rulings."

I have posted online at this link a copy of today's order of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
Posted at 11:15 AM by Howard Bashman



In today's mail: A copy of the forthcoming book "A Well-Paid Slave: Curt Flood's Fight for Free Agency in Professional Sports," by Brad Snyder, examining "the landmark Supreme Court case that changed professional sports forever."
Posted at 11:05 AM by Howard Bashman


"Prayer in the House: Federal appeals court to hear argument in Indiana case today." This editorial appears today in The Evansville Courier & Press.
Posted at 10:54 AM by Howard Bashman


"Oops, Never Mind, Appeals Court Says": Inside Higher Ed today provides this report. My coverage from yesterday is available at this link.
Posted at 10:45 AM by Howard Bashman


On today's broadcast of NPR's "Morning Edition": The broadcast contained audio segments entitled "President Asks for Approval of Guantanamo Commissions"; "Congress, White House Clash over Detainee Prosecutions"; "U.S. Acknowledges Existence of Secret CIA Prisons"; "President Provides Details on Secret Detainees"; and "Interrogation Manual Recognizes Some Geneva Rights."

RealPlayer is required to launch these audio segments.
Posted at 09:38 AM by Howard Bashman



Available online at Salon.com: Mark Benjamin has an essay entitled "Mixed messages on torture: While Bush was defending 'tough' interrogation at one press conference, the Army was calling torture useless at another."

Alex Koppelman has an essay entitled "'We tortured an insane man': The author of 'The One Percent Doctrine,' Ron Suskind, talks about what the U.S. really got out of Abu Zubaydah and why waterboarding doesn't make America safer."

And Glenn Greenwald has an essay entitled "Playing the terror card again: Bush's confession that the CIA has been secretly holding prisoners is a cynical move to boost Republicans in the polls."
Posted at 08:40 AM by Howard Bashman



"Fore! How a swanky private golf club fell into the crosshairs of eminent domain." Duncan Currie has this essay online today at The Weekly Standard.
Posted at 08:37 AM by Howard Bashman


Available today at National Review Online: Alykhan Velshi and Howard Anglin have an essay entitled "Who's Really Ignoring the Geneva Conventions? The Supreme Court gave us a selective reading in Hamdan."

And Peter Kirsanow has an essay entitled "Failure of Proof: The elusive benefits of diversity" that begins, "The Supreme Court will be considering two cases in the coming term that will determine whether the benefits that flow from racially diverse K-12 classrooms constitute a compelling state interest."
Posted at 08:35 AM by Howard Bashman



"Ban on hidden court cases urged; The Florida Supreme Court will consider imposing newly proposed rules that would prevent court cases from being hidden from public view": The Miami Herald contains this article today. And columnist Fred Grimm has an op-ed entitled "Broward 'Bubba judges' up to same old tricks."
Posted at 08:13 AM by Howard Bashman


"Bush Acknowledges Secret Jails; 14 Top Terror Suspects Sent by CIA to Guantanamo for Trials": This article appears today in The Los Angeles Times, along with articles headlined "Bush's Plan Allows Coerced Evidence; Convictions could also be based on material unseen by the accused; The Senate may object"; "Terror Suspects Still at Large; Of 86 individuals that detainees say Al Qaeda 'deemed suitable' for attacks in the U.S. or Europe, most remain free, documents show"; and "A New Issue in the Election Mix." The newspaper also contains an editorial entitled "Barely Legal War-making: The president who redefined torture and sidelined Congress is finally giving lip service to the law and playing nice with the legislative branch."

Today's edition of The Washington Post, in addition to containing the articles I linked to here, contains an article headlined "Secret World of Detainees Grows More Public" and an editorial entitled "Ending the Lawlessness: President Bush wants congressional action on detainees; That's good -- as long as he doesn't get the bill he wants."

The New York Times contains an editorial entitled "A Sudden Sense of Urgency."

USA Today contains articles headlined "Congress pressed for laws to meet 'new era' threats; President says no suspects tortured"; "3 Republican senators among critics of military tribunal plan; Warner says compromise is in works"; and "New Pentagon rules ban 'abusive' interrogation; Use of dogs, hoods forbidden; psychological approaches OK." A related editorial is entitled "Bush puts 9/11 suspects in Gitmo, Congress on the spot."

The Chicago Tribune contains articles headlined "Bush confirms use of CIA secret prisons"; "Behind disclosures, GOP political agenda"; and "U.S. revises rules for detainees; Treatment will follow Geneva Conventions."

And today in The New York Sun, Josh Gerstein reports that "14 Alleged Qaeda Operatives Transferred to Guantanamo." And an article reports that "Opposition Likely to Bush's Plan on War Tribunals."
Posted at 08:10 AM by Howard Bashman



"Owning O.J.: How do you squeeze a dime out of a celebrity? Sue to own one." Columnist Patt Morrison has this op-ed today in The Los Angeles Times.
Posted at 07:58 AM by Howard Bashman


"Blacks May Gain as UCLA Moves to Alter Admissions; Using a 'holistic' model, officials would view student achievements in light of life experiences": This article appears today in The Los Angeles Times.
Posted at 07:57 AM by Howard Bashman


"Del. lawmakers support Jordan at hearing; District judge expected to sail through vote by committee on elevation to Circuit Court": The News Journal of Wilmington, Delaware contains this article today.
Posted at 07:55 AM by Howard Bashman


"U.S. Seeking Shift in Law in Lay's Case": This article appears today in The New York Times.

And The Houston Chronicle reports that "Prosecutors seek a new law to keep his conviction alive, despite his death."

You can access a copy of the federal government's court filing at this link.
Posted at 07:40 AM by Howard Bashman



"Ex-Officials of Justice Dept. Oppose Prosecutors' Tactic in Corporate Criminal Cases": The New York Times contains this article today.
Posted at 07:35 AM by Howard Bashman


"'Addiction' to BlackBerries May Bring on Lawsuits": This article appears today in The New York Sun.
Posted at 06:50 AM by Howard Bashman


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