Jefferson, the first African-American to preside over the nine-member Texas Supreme Court, received the oath of office Thursday from U. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Louis issued this news release today. Griffith to the U. Smith issued this opinion today. Accordingly, we remove the district judge from this case because he has breached the barrier between the rule of law and the exercise of personal caprice.
Last Friday, a unanimous three-judge panel of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania issued an opinion that begins:. She apparently had plenty of nuts to eat and trees to climb, and her male friends, while not particularly handsome, did have nice personalities. Life was good. But fate was kind.
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Nutkin was found and adopted by Appellant and her husband who, at that time, were residents of South Carolina. Appellant lovingly nursed Nutkin back to health, and Nutkin became the family pet. A large room-sized enclosure was built so Nutkin had plenty of room to run and climb. Life was good again. In , Appellant and her husband moved to Pennsylvania and brought Nutkin with them. Life was full of promise. Appellant and her husband requested that the Game Officer further investigate the poaching of the deer. The Officer refused to do so, but when he spotted Nutkin in her room-sized enclosure, he advised Appellant that it was a violation of the law to keep Nutkin in this manner.
The Game Officer acknowledged that the squirrel was too old and too tame to be released to the wild A situation akin to that of an old appellate judge, like the undersigned, attempting to return to the boiling cauldron of the trial court after being tamed by years of peace and quiet above the fray. Chances of survival of both species are poor. He offered to forgo citing Appellant if she would relinquish Nutkin to his control. Appellant and her husband refused.
You can access the complete opinion at this link. Jesse J.
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Evolution Dispute Embarrasses Some. The Senate should hold Alberto Gonzales accountable for his bad legal advice. Louis Post-Dispatch. Programming note: Today is Veterans Day. Most federal and state appellate courts, with the possible exception of the U. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit , will be officially closed for business today. Gonzales, the son of Texas migrant workers, can be counted on to put the interests of the White House first, observers say. Arlen Specter.
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Thomas have this op-ed today in The Wall Street Journal. Anyone desire a foot-tall cross? Soledad cross; City says landmark could be dismantled. Arlen Specter, R-Pa. Louis Post-Dispatch provides this news update. Selya issued this opinion today on behalf of a unanimous three-judge panel. The Associated Press is reporting: From the U. This development would seem to indicate that Judge Gonzales is not the likely replacement for Chief Justice William H. The ineffable, unknowable mystery of the Canadian tax code. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit at this link. In a ruling, the court threw out evidence of cocaine use by an Americus lawyer stemming from a July search of his home.
And NewsMax. On remand from the U. Plaintiffs allege that SNCF has committed war crimes and crimes against humanity, under customary international law and the law of nations, by knowingly transporting tens of thousands of French civilians to Nazi death and slave labor camps. During the time when these atrocities were committed, SNCF remained under independent civilian control. It has since been wholly acquired by the French government.
Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit at this link. Supreme Court Justice bobblehead dolls. Thompson, a Springfield criminal defense lawyer, held her own in what turned out to be a competitive game of verbal volleyball yesterday with U. Supreme Court justices about sending a defendant to prison for life without a jury trial. Liberal judicial activism in general — and Roe in particular — is the biggest gift the Republican Party has ever gotten.
Senate that will convene in January will consist of 55 Republican Senators, which is still in the best-case scenario or worst-case scenario, depending on your viewpoint one vote shy of overcoming a filibuster. And one of the most reliable anti-filibuster Democratic votes belonged to U.
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Accordingly, Republicans are at least two votes shy of overcoming existing judicial filibusters, and in many instances the gap is somewhat larger. Rehnquist was the author of the opinion in Leocal v. Ashcroft , and the judgment under review was reversed and remanded. You can access the oral argument transcript at this link.
James N. Kirby, Pty Ltd. Couple Seeks Religious Tax Break. The Providence R. Arlen Specter set off the controversy jeopardizing his Judiciary Committee chairmanship by saying little that was new. Wallace Tashima , whom I had the pleasure of meeting in Philadelphia not too long ago, delivered this speech on Saturday night at a conference commemorating the 60th anniversary of landmark legal cases challenging the internment of Japanese American citizens during World War II.
Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued this decision today. Neil A. His legal battle to regain his job will reach the Supreme Court at the end of the month. Supreme] Court. Tort reform in action? Dot-sucks: The U. See here , here , and here. Supreme Court Order List: It is available online at this link. The Court did not grant review in any cases today. Will it be time to say goodbye to the Federal Sentencing Guidelines? We shall see. On the agenda: At 10 a.
Tomorrow evening at p. McKee of the U. Wilson of the U. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Posner will be on the radio promoting his newest book. For details, please consult this earlier post. Supreme Court review of local campaign-spending limits. McMasters, the First Amendment Center ombudsman, has this essay today. And last Tuesday, the Supreme Court of Wisconsin announced here the adoption of a new code governing judicial elections.
Judge Says; A. Wallace Tashima, in a talk in L. Fifth Circuit recess appointee Charles W. As you know, Arlen Specter, the Republican senator from Pennsylvania, is on line to be the next chairman of the Judiciary Committee. ROVE: Well, I saw his letter statement where he said he was not applying the litmus test and then he upheld his commitment to the president that if he were to become chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, there would be quick hearings, a vote within a reasonable period of time, and that the appellate nominees would be brought to the floor for an up or down vote by the entire Senate.
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And Senator Specter is a man of his word. ROVE: The president said during the campaign that in virtually every speech that he gave that he would continue to nominate men and women to the bench who are well-qualified and who would strictly interpret the law, who knew the difference between personal agendas and personal views on the one hand and the strict interpretation of the law. He has sent forward some terrific nominees, men and women of tremendous intellectual and legal abilities.
And they are people who share his philosophy that judges are to be impartial umpires, not activists, not legislators who just happen to be wearing robes, but to be impartial umpires who strictly interpret the Constitution and apply it. He thinks that violates the fundamental principle of what judicial nominations ought to be about. He believes that he ought to pick people who will impartially apply—interpret and apply the law, not people who have a political agenda or a personal agenda that they want to pursue on the court. ROVE: Griswold vs.