Linda Greenhouse has this post
at the "Opinionator" blog of The New York Times.
"Republicans Split on Judicial Nominees; Some in GOP want to confirm more of president's nominees":
Roll Call has this report
"Judging Obama's Second Term":
Law professor David Fontana
has this essay
about judicial nominations online today at The Huffington Post.
"New briefs complicate Supreme Court pay-for-delay conundrum":
Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has this report
"For damages, child porn victims must show cause, court says":
Terry Baynes of Reuters has this report
My earlier coverage of today's Seventh Circuit ruling appears at this link.
"Pennsylvania Judges Claim Mandatory Retirement Violates Equal Protection Clause":
Dechert LLP issued this news release
today. You can view the complaint initiating suit, filed today in the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania
, at this link
"SCOTUSblog Founder Speaks to Chicago Students After Contest Win":
The Office of Communications at the University of Chicago Law School has posted online this report
today. You can listen to Tom Goldstein's remarks at this link
"Getting Away With Torture":
Today's edition of The New York Times contains an editorial
that begins, "In a decision that ignored a 41-year-old precedent and American obligations under international law, a United States appeals court has ruled that American civilians who are tortured by the American military cannot recover damages from the people responsible."
My earlier coverage of that ruling can be accessed here.
"The amount awarded Amy is identical to the amount she has requested, and usually been awarded, in literally hundreds of other criminal cases involving pornographic images of her."
In an opinion
issued today, Seventh Circuit
Judge Richard A. Posner
tackles the difficult question of how much restitution should be awarded against a defendant in favor of two of federal criminal law's most well-known victims of child pornography, "Amy" and "Vicky." Not surprisingly, the result is a typically fascinating Posner opinion.
On the day this appeal was argued in the Seventh Circuit (you can access the oral argument audio via this link [11.7MB mp3 audio file]), the Fifth Circuit issued its en banc ruling in In re: Amy Unknown. Today's Seventh Circuit opinion refers to that en banc Fifth Circuit ruling as "[t]he outlier" in its approach to the restitution issue.
"Purdue, IU pulling for Texas; affirmative action ruling could mean big changes": This article
appears today in The Journal & Courier of Lafayette, Indiana.
"Ninth Circuit Considers Whether Hitting 'Send' Creates Agency":
Scott Graham of The Recorder has this interesting oral argument report
You can access the audio of the oral argument online via the web site of the U.S Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit by clicking here.
"The Fifth Circuit's curious about-face: Panel's complete reversal on the issue of the Army Corps' Katrina-related liability undermines confidence in courts."
Law professor Jonathan R. Nash
has this essay
in this week's issue of The National Law Journal.
"New cases may signal Clarence Thomas' moment":
Law professor Scott Douglas Gerber
has this essay
online at The Washington Examiner.
"Long-standing personal injury case to be heard by 5th Circuit by next year":
The Associated Press has this report
"Courtroom revealed the passionate side of Judge Coffey": This obituary
appears in The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.