"Nottingham might have made 'false statements'":
Today's edition of The Denver Post contains an article
that begins, "A judicial investigation into former Chief U.S. District Judge Edward W. Nottingham Jr.'s ties to local prostitutes effectively concluded with Nottingham's resignation, but his problems might not be at an end."
And law.com reports that "10th Circuit Drops Judicial Conduct Probe of Former Federal Judge."
"High Court Case Turns Political Spotlight on Pre-emption":
law.com's Tony Mauro provides this report
"Ted Olson Wins Supreme Court Showdown":
Tony Mauro has this post
at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times."
At "SCOTUSblog," Lyle Denniston has a post titled "Olson will argue on Monday."
And the news blog of The Providence (R.I.) Journal has posts titled "Larisa hands off Indian land case to Olson" and "Court: Settle feud in tribal land case yourselves."
You can access today's order of the U.S. Supreme Court at this link.
Although we may never know whether Larisa's oral argument would have been superior to Olson's, we now do know that Olson and/or his clients have proved more adept at the game of chicken.
"Cover-Up Alleged in D.C. Killing Of Lawyer":
Saturday's edition of The Washington Post will contain an article
that begins, "A police affidavit made public yesterday provided a wealth of new details about one of the District's most mysterious homicide cases, yet it failed to answer the central questions of who killed prominent lawyer Robert Wone in an elegant Dupont Circle townhouse -- and why."
And law.com reports that "Arrest Made in Murder of Washington Lawyer; Police say residents of home co-owned by Arent Fox partner obstructed homicide investigation."
"The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times" today posted the arrest affidavit at this link.
"Doctor found no injury on Joyce":
The Erie (Pa.) Times-News today contains this article
reporting on the federal criminal trial of former Pennsylvania Superior Court Judge Michael T. Joyce.
"Sex Toy Sales Now Completely Legal In Fifth Circuit; Texas decides not to seek cert in Reliable Consultants case":
AVN Media Network provides this report
My earlier coverage of the Fifth Circuit's ruling from February 2008 appears here and here.
"Justice Alito, Phillies Phanatic":
Tony Mauro has this post
today at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times." Therein, Tony writes that "Alito, a Phillies fan since he was 4 or 5 years old, granted a rare in-chambers interview Friday to convey his enthusiasm about the World Series victory after a 28-year drought."
And thanks to the many readers of this blog -- including two federal appellate judges -- who have emailed to congratulate me on the amazing end to the Phillies season this October.
"Supreme Court to hear case about indecent speech on TV":
Bill Mears of CNN.com provides this report
And in a somewhat related report from today's Phillies celebration, Ken Mandel of MLB.com has an article headlined "Utley, edited: World [Series] champions!"
At least this will give Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr. or his temporarily foul-mouthed friend, Carter G. Phillips, an opportunity to quote Chase Utley at next Tuesday's oral argument of Federal Communications Commission v. Fox Television Stations, Inc. (As shown on this YouTube clip, Philadelphia's Fox affiliate broadcasted the f-word over the public airwaves live earlier this afternoon.)
Sadly, as Lyle Denniston reports here at "SCOTUSblog," no same-day audio of Tuesday's oral argument will be made available for broadcast by C-SPAN.
I and a certain other family member have seats inside Citizens Bank Park
this afternoon for the 2008 Philadelphia Phillies World Series Championship Celebration
. Additional posts will appear here later today.
"Judge Rejects Motion to Keep Bin Laden Driver Locked Up":
Jess Bravin of The Wall Street Journal has this report
. You can access the ruling at this link
"Abortion debate central for some voters":
Joan Biskupic has this article
today in USA Today.
"Attorney general's private trips have cost taxpayers $155,800":
Marisa Taylor of McClatchy Newspapers has this report