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Friday, October 29, 2010

"Judges Forced to Revisit Juveniles' Life Sentences": Nathan Koppel has this article today in The Wall Street Journal.
Posted at 03:22 PM by Howard Bashman


"Conrad Black claims partial court victory": The Toronto Globe and Mail has a news update that begins, "Conrad Black has won a partial victory in his criminal case. A Chicago appeal court has upheld one fraud conviction and his conviction for obstruction of justice. The court reversed two fraud counts."

The Chicago Sun-Times has a news update headlined "Conrad Black conviction upheld on appeal; One count reversed, but court says ex-media baron could still get same 6 1/2-year sentence."

The Associated Press reports that "Court in Ill. reverses 2 Conrad Black convictions."

Reuters reports that "Ex-media mogul Conrad Black to be resentenced; Court affirms some, but not all, Black convictions; Judge urges prosecutors not to waste time retrying case."

And Bloomberg News reports that "Black Wins Reversal of 2 of 4 Counts, Resentencing."

You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit at this link.
Posted at 02:04 PM by Howard Bashman



"Can states keep kids from violent video games? Supreme Court case tests limits on art and speech." Joan Biskupic had this front page article yesterday in USA Today.
Posted at 11:42 AM by Howard Bashman


"Two Portraits of Triple Killer, Offered to Jurors, Are at Odds": This article appears today in The New York Times.

Today's edition of The Hartford Courant contains an article headlined "Psychiatrist Says Hayes' Rage Turned To Strangulation, Rape."

And The New Haven Register contains an article headlined "Gruesome testimony: Doctor says Hayes duped by Komisarjevsky,"
Posted at 11:25 AM by Howard Bashman



"White House praises Sotomayor after Tribe's slap leaks": Josh Gerstein has this post at his "Under the Radar" blog at Politico.com.
Posted at 08:26 AM by Howard Bashman


"Measure would outlaw Islamic law in Oklahoma -- where it doesn't exist; Conservative supporters point to cases in Europe and a few in the U.S. that made reference to Sharia religious law; Muslims say it's a 'scare tactic' to further stigmatize them and whip up votes": This article appears today in The Los Angeles Times.

You can view the text of Oklahoma State Question No. 755 by clicking here. Additional information is available via Ballotpedia.
Posted at 08:23 AM by Howard Bashman



"Jury gets Erie fatal collar bomb case; Did defendant plan robbery or was she unaware?" Paula Reed Ward has this article today in The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

And The Erie (Pa.) Times-News reports today that "Deliberations start today in 'pizza bomber' case."
Posted at 08:05 AM by Howard Bashman



"No Justification": Today's edition of The New York Times contains an editorial that begins, "Two years ago, when a splintered Supreme Court approved lethal injection as a means of execution in Baze v. Rees, Justice John Paul Stevens made a prophecy."
Posted at 08:00 AM by Howard Bashman


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