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Friday, November 10, 2006

"House Arrest: Will Nancy Pelosi put Alberto Gonzales behind bars?" Law Professor Jeffrey Rosen will have this essay in the November 20, 2006 issue of The New Republic.
Posted at 04:35 PM by Howard Bashman


"Kaye to Seek Reappointment To Aid Transition, Push Reform": The New York Law Journal on Monday will contain an article (free access) that begins, "Chief Judge Judith S. Kaye, whose term expires in March, will reapply for the position she has held since 1993, court insiders confirmed last week."
Posted at 04:25 PM by Howard Bashman


The Toronto Globe and Mail is reporting: Today's newspaper contains articles headlined "Top judges rebuke Tories; Federal plan would allow police to help appoint judiciary" and "Tobacco firms to drop 'mild,' 'light' labels on cigarettes; Federal anti-trust watchdog reaches deal on removal with three biggest companies."
Posted at 02:20 PM by Howard Bashman


"Democrats Will Revisit Military Habeas Debate; Likely Chair Leahy Objects to Limits on Detainees' Rights": Lawrence Hurley has this article (pass-through link) today in The Daily Journal of California.
Posted at 11:54 AM by Howard Bashman


"Students at odds over Pledge of Allegiance; Orange Coast College student board approved a motion this week calling the pledge 'irrelevant' but later faced critics of the move": This article appeared yesterday in The Orange County Register.

The Daily Pilot of Costa Mesa, California reports today that "OCC student leaders won't take pledge; Trustees say 'under God' phrase and uneasiness led them to halt saying the Pledge of Allegiance."

The Associated Press reports that "Calif. College Ends Pledge of Allegiance."

And Reuters reports that "Students at Calif. College ban Pledge of Allegiance."
Posted at 11:45 AM by Howard Bashman



"Frat boys are first Borat victims to sue": The London Times Online provides this report.

E! online reports that "Borat Gets a New Suit."

The Associated Press reports that "Humiliated Frat Boys Sue 'Borat.'"

And TMZ.com offers a post titled "Borat Lawsuit -- High Five!!!" and has uploaded a PDF copy of the complaint initiating suit.

Via this link at Slate, you can access the release that participants in the Borat movie were required to sign.

And today at Salon.com, you can access a report headlined "What's real in 'Borat'? Everything you wanted to know about the Kazakh road trip -- what was staged, who was an actor, and who was just hapless comedy roadkill."

Update: At "Overlawyered," Ted Frank has a post titled "Obnoxious Chi Psi frat boys sue Borat."
Posted at 10:23 AM by Howard Bashman



"Scalia urges literalism; Constitution is 'dead' text, justice claims": The Yale Daily News contains this article today.
Posted at 10:12 AM by Howard Bashman


"False rape report leads to 1-year sentence; A Dana Point woman accused six men of abducting her, but a video shows her orchestrating some of the sex": This article appears today in The Los Angeles Times.

And The Orange County Register reports that "Woman gets jail time for false rape allegation; Videotape contradicted her claim that she was the victim."
Posted at 08:33 AM by Howard Bashman



"California defends execution procedure; A state lawyer tells a court that changes may be possible but says the lethal injection process does not inflict 'wanton' pain": Henry Weinstein and Maura Dolan have this article today in The Los Angeles Times.
Posted at 08:32 AM by Howard Bashman


"Fastow won't be serving time in the prison of his choice; Ex-Enron exec going to Louisiana instead of Texas": This article appears today in The Houston Chronicle.

And The New York TImes reports today that "Fastow Gets His Moment in the Sun."
Posted at 08:28 AM by Howard Bashman



"Tabloid frenzy over Spears, Witherspoon divorce filings is keeping courthouse staff busy; Harried clerks are caught in tabloid news spotlight after filings by Britney Spears and Reese Witherspoon": The Los Angeles Times contains this article today.
Posted at 08:27 AM by Howard Bashman


"Nine states limit eminent domain": This article appears today in The Washington Times.
Posted at 08:14 AM by Howard Bashman


"With Power Set to Be Split, Wiretaps Re-emerge as Issue": The New York Times today contains an article that begins, "The Bush administration escalated its defense of the National Security Agency's domestic wiretapping program on Thursday, even as Democrats in Congress vowed to investigate the program aggressively once they assume power."
Posted at 07:58 AM by Howard Bashman


"Arguments spread thick: Rivals aren't serving same food, judge rules." The Boston Globe today contains an article that begins, "A burrito is not a sandwich. That's the culinary ruling of a Worcester judge, ending, for now, a food fight between Panera Bread Co. and Qdoba Mexican Grill."
Posted at 07:55 AM by Howard Bashman


"Legislature again blocks bid to ban gay marriage; Lawmakers recess without voting on constitutional amendment": This article appears today in The Boston Globe.

The Boston Herald today reports that "Gay wed foes decry delay: Vote postponed until Jan. 2."

And The New York Times contains an article headlined "Gain for Same-Sex Marriage in Massachusetts."
Posted at 07:48 AM by Howard Bashman



"Arcane Law Forbids 'Oration' in the Supreme Court": Joseph Goldstein has this article today in The New York Sun. You can access here Orin Kerr's post at "The Volokh Conspiracy," on which The NYSun article is based. And my earlier coverage appears at this link.
Posted at 07:35 AM by Howard Bashman


"The Roberts Court and the Establishment Clause, Part Two: The Consequences of the Probable Shift from An 'Endorsement' to a 'Coercion' Test." Vikram David Amar and Alan Brownstein have this essay online today at FindLaw.
Posted at 06:48 AM by Howard Bashman


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