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Sunday, October 22, 2006

"Murder case renews debate on intoxication as a defense": This article appears today in The Kansas City Star.
Posted at 11:00 PM by Howard Bashman


"The Skilling sentencing hearing": This post appears at Tom Kirkendall's blog "Houston's Clear Thinkers."
Posted at 10:45 PM by Howard Bashman


In Monday's edition of The New York Times: Tomorrow's newspaper will contain articles headlined "The Guidelines Now Tougher, Skilling to Face Sentence Today" and "We’re Google. So Sue Us."
Posted at 10:40 PM by Howard Bashman


"No Exit: Judicial activism is inevitable." Ann Althouse had this op-ed (republished at her blog) yesterday in The Wall Street Journal.

As longtime readers of "How Appealing" may recall, on this very blog site in November 2002, I too had lots to say on the topic of judicial activism.
Posted at 12:50 PM by Howard Bashman



"Injured Police Officer Dies In Hospital; New Haven Force's Picagli Was Struck By SUV While Directing Traffic At A Construction Site": The Hartford Courant today contains an article that begins, "The police officer who was struck at a construction site Tuesday by an SUV driven by a federal judge died Saturday at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dan Picagli sustained head injuries when he was struck while directing traffic at a construction site near Wooster Square Park in New Haven. The SUV that hit him was driven by John M. Walker Jr., a federal judge who is a cousin of former President George H.W. Bush."

And The New Haven Register reports today that "Youth officer loses struggle after being struck by SUV."
Posted at 12:33 PM by Howard Bashman



"Napa Nuptials for Olson and His Lady": The "Reliable Source" column in today's issue of The Washington Post begins, "Top Washington lawyer Ted Olson and his fiancee, Lady Booth, tied the knot yesterday in Napa Valley, Calif., starting a happy new chapter in Olson's personal life."
Posted at 12:22 PM by Howard Bashman


"'Click Fraud' Threatens Foundation of Web Ads; Google Faces Another Lawsuit by Businesses Claiming Overcharges": This front page article appears today in The Washington Post.
Posted at 12:15 PM by Howard Bashman


"Slate Magazine Editor and Columnist to Discuss the Roberts Court for 2006 Tucker Lecture": The Washington and Lee University School of Law issued this news release about a lecture that Dahlia Lithwick delivered on Friday. The law school has posted online both video (Windows Media format) and audio (mp3 format) of Dahlia's lecture.
Posted at 12:10 PM by Howard Bashman


"Skilling's case stands apart in corporate crime; Ex-Enron CEO, to be sentenced Monday, driven by business vision": This article appears today in The Houston Chronicle.

And Reuters reports that "Ex-Enron CEO Jeff Skilling faces sentencing Monday."
Posted at 11:57 AM by Howard Bashman



"A Columbia Expert on Free Speech Is Accused of Speaking Too Softly": The New York Times today contains an article that begins, "Lee C. Bollinger, the president of Columbia University, is a natural in the classroom, guiding undergraduates through the intricacies of the First Amendment."
Posted at 11:55 AM by Howard Bashman


"Get me rewrite! George Washington didn't think the Constitution was sacrosanct -- why do we? It's time for a new constitutional convention." Law Professor Sanford Levinson has this essay today in the Ideas section of The Boston Globe.
Posted at 11:54 AM by Howard Bashman


"Veil costs her claim in court; Judge: Face key in deciding truth." This article appears today in The Detroit Free Press.

Relatedly, the blog "Religion Clause" offers a post titled "Niqab Controversies In US, Britain, Egypt."
Posted at 09:05 AM by Howard Bashman



"Scalia Rips Judges on Abortion, Suicide": The Associated Press provides this report.

The article reports on Justice Antonin Scalia's remarks yesterday at the National Italian American Foundation's 31st Anniversary Awards Gala. In advance of the event, the Foundation issued a news release titled "Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito to be Honoted at Italian-American Gala in Washington, D.C."
Posted at 09:00 AM by Howard Bashman



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