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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Circuit Judge Pamela Ann Rymer of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit died yesterday: The Public Information Office of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has just issued a news release headlined "Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Mourns Passing of Judge Pamela Ann Rymer."

The Ninth Circuit now has four vacancies, with a fifth scheduled to occur on January 1, 2012 when Circuit Judge Mary M. Schroeder plans to take senior status.
Posted at 02:54 PM by Howard Bashman



"Military, Police Drones May Lead to Supreme Court Ethics Fight": Gopal Ratnam of Bloomberg News has this report.
Posted at 02:22 PM by Howard Bashman


"SC's Justice Scalia says no to @CSPAN covering his 9/24 talk at Duquesne Law School & to cameras at ex-clerks panel too": C-SPAN has this Twitter post.
Posted at 02:20 PM by Howard Bashman


"Judges kick Carl Lewis off NJ state Senate ballot": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "A federal appeals panel took nine-time Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis off a New Jersey state Senate ballot Thursday, finding he does not meet the state's four-year residency requirement after all."

And The Newark Star-Ledger has a news update headlined "Federal appeals court decides Carl Lewis will not be on ballot for N.J. Senate."

You can access today's unanimous per curiam opinion of a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit at this link.
Posted at 11:26 AM by Howard Bashman



Access online U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer's interview from yesterday's broadcast of NPR's "On Point" with Tom Ashbrook: You can access the audio via this link.
Posted at 10:18 AM by Howard Bashman


"Court backs transit agency in '93 WTC bombing case": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "New York's top court has found the World Trade Center managers immune from negligence claims for failing to deter the 1993 parking garage bombing that killed six people and injured about 1,000."

You can access today's 4-to-3 ruling of the Court of Appeals of New York -- that State's highest court -- at this link.
Posted at 10:12 AM by Howard Bashman



"Oklahoma Supreme Court considers ban on personal information in court records; Oklahoma Supreme Court justices are asking for comments from media, prosecutors, judges and others": The Oklahoman contains this article today.
Posted at 08:32 AM by Howard Bashman


"UT Admissions case appealed to U.S. Supreme Court": This article appeared yesterday in The Daily Texan.
Posted at 08:30 AM by Howard Bashman


"Breaking News: The Civil War Is Over." Linda Greenhouse has this post at the "Opinionator" blog of The New York Times.
Posted at 08:24 AM by Howard Bashman


"Judge Rejects Challenge to Voting Rights Law by County in Alabama": The New York Times contains this article today.

USA Today reports today that "Court upholds discrimination provision in voting act."

The Shelby County Reporter reports that "Federal judge dismisses Shelby County's challenge of Voting Rights Act."

The Birmingham News reports that "Federal judge rules against Shelby County; upholds the Voting Rights Act."

Howard Fischer of The Yuma Sun reports that "Ala. suit bad omen for Arizona Voting Rights Act lawsuit."

The Associated Press reports that "Judge tosses Ala. challenge to election monitoring."

And James Vicini of Reuters reports that "Judge upholds key part of voting rights law."
Posted at 08:20 AM by Howard Bashman



"Jurors in Cheshire home invasion trial see graphic photos of victims, hear Komisarjevsky's confession to police": This article appears today in The New Haven Register.

Today's edition of The Hartford Courant contains an article headlined "Rough Day In Komisarjevsky Trial; Judge cuts short taped statement referring to oral sex with 11-year-old victim, saying, 'One of the jurors is having a tough time.'"

The New York Times reports that "Lurid Confession, Delivered In Calm Tones, Shocks Court."

And The Associated Press reports that "Jurors hear confession in Conn. home invasion."
Posted at 08:04 AM by Howard Bashman



"Split Decision and Barbed Comments Show a Court Deeply Divided on Wiretapping": Eric Lichtblau has this article today in The New York Times.

My earlier coverage of yesterday's Second Circuit order appears here and here.
Posted at 07:56 AM by Howard Bashman



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