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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Warren Richey of The Christian Science Monitor is reporting: He has articles headlined "Supreme Court to take up Chicago gun ban; The case challenging a handgun ban in Chicago will decide whether the individual right to bear arms upheld by the Supreme Court in a D.C. case last year applies to all states and cities, too" and "Supreme Court to review ban on certain aid to terrorist groups; The court will examine whether part of the Patriot Act prohibits activities protected by the First Amendment."
Posted at 08:14 PM by Howard Bashman


James Vicini of Reuters is reporting: He has articles headlined "Supreme Court to decide terrorism support law" and "US court to hear Somali ex-minister torture case."
Posted at 08:10 PM by Howard Bashman


"Supreme Court Takes Case on Reach of Gun Rights": Adam Liptak of The New York Times has this news update.
Posted at 04:33 PM by Howard Bashman


"Court to decide if feds liable for cancer mistake": Jesse J. Holland of The Associated Press has a report that begins, "The Supreme Court will decide whether the family of a now-deceased immigrant who was denied medical care for cancer while in custody can sue federal medical officials for damages."
Posted at 04:32 PM by Howard Bashman


"4th Circuit affirms protection for repulsive speech": Douglas Lee has this commentary online today at the First Amendment Center.
Posted at 03:28 PM by Howard Bashman


"We here explore the treacherous path which corporate counsel must tread under the attorney-client privilege when conducting an internal investigation to advise a publicly traded company on its financial disclosure obligations." So begins today's ruling of a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in United States v. Ruehle.

In today's ruling, the Ninth Circuit reverses a federal district court's order suppressing all evidence reflecting statements by the former Chief Financial Officer of Broadcom Corp. to attorneys from Irell & Manella, Broadcom's outside counsel, regarding stock option granting practices at Broadcom. The appeal arises in a criminal case against the CFO for his involvement in an alleged backdating scheme that ultimately resulted in Broadcom's restatement of its earnings to account for approximately $2.2 billion in additional stock-based compensation expenses.
Posted at 03:05 PM by Howard Bashman



"Responding to the Growing Need for Federal Judgeships: The Federal Judgeship Act of 2009." Senate Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Administrative Oversight and the Courts has just begun holding a hearing on this topic. You can view a live webcast of the hearing by clicking here.

In connection with the hearing, the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts has today issued a news release headlined "Judiciary Supports New Judgeships."

And today at FindLaw, law professor Carl Tobias has an essay entitled "Congress and the Pending Comprehensive Judgeships Legislation."
Posted at 02:44 PM by Howard Bashman



"Supreme Court to hear new firefighter discrimination case; The justices will decide how much time plaintiffs have to file a lawsuit when they believe they've been unfairly penalized by hiring tests": David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times has this news update.
Posted at 02:37 PM by Howard Bashman


"Judge's order to release Kuwaiti detainee puts Obama in a bind": Carol Rosenberg has this article today in The Miami Herald.
Posted at 02:33 PM by Howard Bashman


"Supreme Court takes gun case that will test reach of 2nd Amendment; The justices' ruling on whether state and local laws are subject to the 2nd Amendment could open the door to legal challenges nationwide; The ruling on a Chicago handgun ban is expected by summer": David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times has this news update.

Robert Barnes of The Washington Post has a news update headlined "High Court to Examine Local Handgun Laws."

And Jess Bravin of The Wall Street Journal has a news update headlined "Supreme Court Agrees to Weigh Local Gun Laws."
Posted at 02:28 PM by Howard Bashman



Access today's Order List of the U.S. Supreme Court: The Court has posted today's Order List, granting review in ten cases, at this link.

At "SCOTUSblog," Lyle Denniston has a post titled "Court to rule on gun rights, terrorism law."

And at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times," Tony Mauro has a post titled "Supreme Court Grants Chicago Handgun Ban Case."

In early news coverage, Mark Sherman of The Associated Press reports that "High court to look at local gun control laws." The AP also has reports headlined "High court to review parts of anti-terrorism law"; "Court to weigh lawsuit against former Somali PM"; "Court to decide on expansion of Miranda rights"; "Court to settle dispute over all-white jury"; and "Court asked if old offenses can get new penalties."

Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News reports that "Local Gun Laws Draw Scrutiny From U.S. Supreme Court."

And James Vicini of Reuters reports that "Supreme court to decide how far gun rights extend."
Posted at 10:48 AM by Howard Bashman



"Rather's CBS Suit Dismissed": Today in The New York Times, Bill Carter has an article that begins, "Dan Rather's expensive attempt at vindication against his former employer CBS was repudiated Tuesday by the appellate division of New York State Supreme Court, which ruled unanimously to dismiss the $70 million lawsuit he had brought against the network in 2007."

The Los Angeles Times reports today that "Dan Rather's lawsuit against CBS dismissed; A New York appeals panel rules that a trial judge erred in allowing the newsman to pursue his case against the network; Rather's attorney vows to appeal the ruling, while CBS declares victory."

And The Associated Press reports that "Dan Rather's $70M lawsuit against CBS thrown out."

You can access yesterday's ruling of the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Department, at this link.
Posted at 09:27 AM by Howard Bashman



"Public-prayer battle lines drawn in Lodi": The Sacramento Bee today contains a front page article that begins, "Lodi is just a small city in the heart of California's Central Valley. But tonight, it takes center stage for one of the nation's hottest issues. The question is: Should the City Council allow invocations that call on Jesus at its public meetings?"
Posted at 09:12 AM by Howard Bashman


"Supreme Court sets date for former legislator's appeal; Juneau Republican says statute doesn't apply in case": Today's edition of The Anchorage Daily News contains an article that begins, "The U.S. Supreme Court has set Dec. 8 as the date for oral arguments in the appeal of former Rep. Bruce Weyhrauch, who is seeking to reinstate a court order that sharply limited the federal government's mail fraud case against him."
Posted at 09:05 AM by Howard Bashman


"Retired Officers Rally to Close Gitmo": Evan Perez has this article today in The Wall Street Journal.

Today's edition of The Washington Post contains an article headlined "Retired Military Officers Push to Close Guantanamo Prison."

And The Los Angeles Times contains an editorial entitled "Getting out of Gitmo: Opposition to housing detainees in U.S. prisons is irrational; How can we ask others to do what we won't?"
Posted at 09:00 AM by Howard Bashman



"New abortion laws halted; Judge: Rules can't take effect until suits decided." Today's edition of The Arizona Republic contains an article that begins, "A Maricopa County Superior Court judge issued a preliminary injunction Tuesday against new abortion restrictions passed by the Legislature, preventing two laws from going into effect today as planned."

Today in The Arizona Daily Star, Howard Fischer reports that "Abortion law's key points are blocked; Maricopa judge orders state not to enforce measure for now."

And The Associated Press reports that "Judge blocks key parts of new Arizona abortion law."

You can access the text of yesterday's injunction at this link.
Posted at 08:52 AM by Howard Bashman



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