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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

"Guantanamo military procedures at a standstill; The recent plea deal by former child soldier Omar Khadr is a reminder that many vexing questions about the prison remain unanswered; The result is paralysis": Carol J. Williams has this article today in The Los Angeles Times.

And The Washington Post has a news update headlined "In new memoir, Bush makes clear he approved use of waterboarding."
Posted at 10:46 PM by Howard Bashman

"Justices Revisit Use of Tax Credits for Religious Schools": Adam Liptak will have this article Thursday in The New York Times.

Robert Barnes of The Washington Post has a news update headlined "Justices debate whether tax law that benefits private schools violates clause."

David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times has a news update headlined "Solicitor general surprises justices in religious schools case; The Obama administration says taxpayers have no right to sue if a state uses tax funds for parochial school tuitions; One advocate for separation of church and state calls the stance 'inexplicable.'"

Jess Bravin of The Wall Street Journal has a news update headlined "Justices Appear Divided on Arizona Tax-Break Program."

Joan Biskupic of USA Today has a news update headlined "High Court weighs fairness of tax credits for religious school students."

Warren Richey of The Christian Science Monitor has an article headlined "Religious schools, government money? Supreme Court hears Arizona case; The Supreme Court must decide if an Arizona program that gives tax credits for private school donations favors religion, or if participants in the program are just exercising personal choice."

And online at Slate, Dahlia Lithwick has a Supreme Court dispatch headlined "Standing Down: The Supreme Court wonders whether your non-money can fund non-religion."
Posted at 10:42 PM by Howard Bashman

"Mazda Seat Belt Case May Divide U.S. Supreme Court Over Minimum Standards": Angela Greiling Keane and Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News have this report.
Posted at 10:28 PM by Howard Bashman

"Ouster of Iowa Judges Sends Signal to Bench": A.G. Sulzberger will have this article Thursday in The New York Times.

And The Washington Post has a news update headlined "Gay marriage fight targeted Iowa judges, politicizing rulings on issue."
Posted at 10:25 PM by Howard Bashman

"Washington Supreme Court: Sanders leads state; Wiggins carries King County." The Seattle Times has this news update.

And The Associated Press reports that "Wash. Supreme Court race remains close."
Posted at 10:17 PM by Howard Bashman

"3 Iowa justices ousted, rulings likely slowed": The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 09:12 PM by Howard Bashman

Zombies on appeal: The 90-minute debut episode of AMC's "The Walking Dead" concludes with a memorable scene that appears to have been filmed on the street outside of the Eleventh Circuit's Elbert P. Tuttle U.S. Court of Appeals Building in Atlanta. Additional information about this historic building can be accessed here. And you can view a photo from the episode in which the courthouse is visible in this blog post from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The zombies in the background of that photo are snacking on a horse. (A similar photo with the courthouse backdrop can be accessed here).

A complete recap of the episode (sans courthouse references) can be found in this blog post from The Houston Chronicle.
Posted at 05:16 PM by Howard Bashman

"Supreme Court Weighs Arizona Tuition Tax Credits": Mark Walsh has this post at the "School Law" blog of Education Week.
Posted at 04:40 PM by Howard Bashman

"Election Shakes Up Senate Judiciary Committee": David Ingram has this post at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times."
Posted at 04:37 PM by Howard Bashman

My son likes Sam Alito's sense of humor: Things you learn upon giving your 15-year-old son a copy of yesterday's oral argument transcript in Schwarzenegger v. Entertainment Merchants Ass'n, No. 08-1448. Thanks also to Justice Elena Kagan's mention of Mortal Kombat, which provided a means for getting my son interested in reading his first U.S. Supreme Court oral argument transcript.
Posted at 03:56 PM by Howard Bashman

"Court weighs allowing Mazda seat belt lawsuit": Jesse J. Holland of The Associated Press has a report that begins, "The Supreme Court is debating whether to let Mazda be sued over a woman who died while using a seat belt in her family's minivan."

Update: You can access the transcript of today's U.S. Supreme Court oral argument in Williamson v. Mazda Motor of America, Inc., No. 08-1314, by clicking here.
Posted at 01:48 PM by Howard Bashman

"High court hears Arizona school case": The Associated Press has this report.

Update: You can access the transcript of today's U.S. Supreme Court oral argument in Arizona Christian School Tuition Organization v. Winn, No. 09-987, by clicking here.

And at "SCOTUSblog," Lyle Denniston has a post titled "Argument recap: A Kennedy-Kagan axis?"
Posted at 11:44 AM by Howard Bashman

"Argument preview: Re-thinking religion cases." At "SCOTUSblog," Lyle Denniston has this preview of a case being argued this morning at the U.S. Supreme Court.
Posted at 10:38 AM by Howard Bashman

"Iowans dismiss three justices": In today's edition of The Des Moines Register, Grant Schulte has an article that begins, "Three Iowa Supreme Court justices lost their seats Tuesday in a historic upset fueled by their 2009 decision that allowed same-sex couples to marry."

The New York Times reports today that "In Iowa, Voters Oust Judges Over Marriage Issue."

The Chicago Tribune reports that "State Supreme Court justice wins retention battle; Group seeking caps on jury awards targeted Thomas Kilbride."

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that "Voters reject changing judge selection; Appellate court, Internet sales tax, eminent domain issues also fail."

The Detroit News reports that "GOP regains control of Supreme Court; Republicans Kelly, Young finish in top 2; Dems fall far behind."

The Detroit Free Press reports that "Beth Kelly and Robert Young win spots on Supreme Court."

The Seattle Times reports that "Sanders-Wiggins state Supreme Court contest too close to call."

The Denver Post contains articles headlined "Three Colorado Supreme Court justices appear to retain seats" and "'Personhood' amendment fails by 3-1 margin."

The Anchorage Daily News reports that "Voters retain Fabe as Alaska Supreme Court justice."

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that "Maureen O'Connor tops Eric Brown for chief of Ohio's high court."

The Toledo Blade reports that "O'Connor leads for chief justice, 1st woman in job."

The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that "Top court justices coast to easy wins; Two justices faced frequent court candidates who want more open elections; one was unopposed."

Bill Rankin of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that "Nahmias leads early returns in contested state Supreme Court race."

Later, however, The Rome (Ga.) News-Tribune reported that "Statewide judicial races headed to runoff."

And The Associated Press reports that "GOP retains control of Alabama Supreme Court."
Posted at 07:24 AM by Howard Bashman

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