"Party Divide Still Evident in Supreme Court Job Approval; Fifty-seven percent of Democrats, 36% of Republicans approve":
Gallup issued this news release
"Supreme Court begins term with another Arizona case on the docket":
Cronkite News has this report
"Activist's Nine-Year Navy FOIA Fight Ends in Supreme Court Win":
Bloomberg News has this report
"On October 1, 2012, Judge Carl E. Stewart of Shreveport, Louisiana, becomes the Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit":
So begins a press release
that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
"Google can't enforce German Microsoft injunction -- ruling":
Dan Levine of Reuters has this report
on a ruling
that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
issued late today.
"For aging Guantanamo captives, a cardiac care lab; The U.S. military is making a multimillion-dollar investment in healthcare that captives may need but can't travel to get":
Carol Rosenberg of The Miami Herald has a report
that begins, "The Pentagon is buying a mobile cardiac care unit and separate MRI trailer for the 167 detainees at Guantanamo, a $2.6 million investment for an aging population of captives who can't be treated on U.S. soil."
"Former bank robber in 2nd year at UW law school; He was convicted of robbing banks in Nebraska, but the University of Washington took a chance and admitted Shon Hopwood to law school, and the Gates Scholarship Program is paying for his education": This article
appears today in The Seattle Times.
"In stunning order, 9th Circuit blasts recusal motion in death case":
Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has a report
that begins, "If you believe in the fundamental fairness of our justice system, there's a beautiful paragraph in the middle of a truly extraordinary order issued Friday by 9th Circuit Court of Appeals judges Marsha Berzon and Richard Tallman."
The Associated Press reports that "Former Oregon judge Susan Graber refuses to step aside from case."
And Cronkite News reports that "Appeals court rejects request to remove judge in Arizona death-penalty case."
My earlier coverage of today's Ninth Circuit order appears at this link.
"Affirmative action, drug-sniffing dogs, maybe gay marriage loom as Supreme Court term begins":
Michael Doyle of McClatchy Newspapers has this report
"Shell case highlights confluence of human rights and environment":
Lawrence Hurley of Greenwire has this report
"Graham, Gerstein, Lamb and Wall honored at Reporters Committee First Amendment Awards Dinner":
The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press issued this news release
"Judge whose father was killed asked to step aside":
Last week, The Associated Press had an article
that begins, "Defense lawyers for an Arizona inmate sentenced to death for a carjacking murder say his case hits too close to home for a federal appellate judge and she should step aside."
On Wednesday of this week, at the "Legal Pad" blog of The Recorder, Scott Graham had a post titled "Arizona AG: Request to Recuse Graber Untimely, Unfounded."
Today, Ninth Circuit Judge Susan P. Graber issued an order denying the recusal request.
Of particular note, however, is an opinion accompanying the order that the other two judges on the original three-judge panel -- Circuit Judges Marsha S. Berzon and Richard C. Tallman -- have issued explaining that they too viewed the recusal motion as meritless.
"As New Supreme Court Term Starts, a Look at Business-Related Cases": This audio segment
, featuring Joe Nocera of The New York Times and Emily Bazelon of Slate, appeared on today's broadcast of WNYC Radio's "Money Talking
And earlier this week, the blog "Main Justice" had a post titled "Supreme Court Getting 'Back to Business' in Fall Term, U.S. Chamber Groups Say."
"Programmer's Case Is Matter of (Legal) Code":
Reed Albergotti has this interesting article
in today's edition of The Wall Street Journal.
And Peter Lattman of The New York Times reports that "Lawyer for Ex-Goldman Programmer Criticizes Prosecutors and Firm."
"Second Circuit Hears Arguments on Constitutionality of DOMA":
Mark Hamblett of New York Law Journal has this report
"Argument preview: Defining a houseboat -- a house or a boat?"
Lyle Denniston has this post
today at "SCOTUSblog."
"Another Iowa Judge Faces Ballot Box Battle Due To Same-Sex Marriage Ruling": This audio segment
appeared on Wednesday evening's broadcast of NPR's "All Things Considered
"Supreme Court Preview: What Is in Store for October Term 2012?"
C-SPAN provides online access to the video of this Federalist Society event
, which took place yesterday in Washington, DC, via this link
"Why are candidates silent on Supreme Court?"
Jeffrey Toobin has this essay
online at CNN.com.
"Supreme Court may limit use of race in college admissions":
Robert Barnes has this article
today in The Washington Post.
In today's edition of The Wall Street Journal, Jess Bravin reports that "Supreme Court to Revisit Ruling on Race and Colleges."
The Washington Times reports that "Supreme Court cases even more heated this term."
Ariane de Vogue of ABC News reports that "Supreme Court Faces Affirmative Action and Gay Marriage."
And Jonathan Stempel of Reuters reports that "Affirmative action, rights cases await U.S. Supreme Court."