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Welcome to Monday, a day for honoring those who truly fought to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. Here are some news items to get the week started.

– I hope this isn’t the law at M&T Bank Stadium.

– This lawyer’s penalty exceeds 15 yards and loss of a down.

– A World War II veteran’s final acts raise questions.

– Was a federal judge’s character assassinated?

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Welcome to Monday, the 33rd anniversary of Ronald Reagan‘s landslide victory over Jimmy Carter. Here are some news items to get your week started.

supreme_court_building– U.S.  Senate could vote this week on a bill to end job bias based on sexual orientation.

– U.S. Supreme Court will hear separation of church and state case this week.

– U.S. appeals court will review Gulf of Mexico oil-spill settlement.

– U.S. notions of free speech apparently do not spread to Bahrain.

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Welcome to Monday, the 377th anniversary of Harvard University’s founding. Here are some news items to get your week started.

– Supreme Court honors Maryland’s retired chief jurist.

Photo of Robert Bell

Retired Chief Judge Robert Bell (right), in an undated photo.

– House Intelligence Committee chair speaks in defense of surveillance.

– Warren Commission staffer cautions against conspiracy theories.

– New York’s attorney general asks that 1971 Attica prison-riot documents be unsealed.

 

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Welcome to Monday, pitching great Whitey Ford’s 85th birthday.

Photo of Whitey Ford baseball card

1955 Bowman baseball card of Whitey Ford of the New York Yankees.

Here are some news items to get your week started.

– New Jersey governor drops appeal of same-sex marriage decision.

– A $2 award yields $197,505 in fees.

– Former federal informant sues United States for abandonment.

– Prosecutors seek life sentences for Khmer Rouge leaders.

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Happy Columbus Day. Here are some news items to get your week started.

– Embattled hedge-fund manager discovers the art of paying legal bills.

– California might expand number of mental-health courts.

– Lawsuit advances for former convict cleared of rape and murder via DNA.

– Convicted Liberian war criminal plays tennis.

 

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Welcome to the first Monday in October. Here are some news items to get the week started.

scalia– Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg discusses her future on the Supreme Court.

– Justice Antonin Scalia submits to a question-and-answer session.

– Retired Justice Sandra Day O’Connor’s legacy might be at risk.

- Justice Elena Kagan calls confirmation process “political theater.”

 

 

 

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Welcome to Monday, the 234th anniversary of John Paul Jones‘ declaration that “I have not yet begun to fight.” Here are a few news items to get the week started.

broken-link– Hyperlinks in court opinions do not always work supremely.

– Who banned the Muslim Brotherhood?

– Was it the helmsman’s fault?

– Was Iran’s release 0f 80 prisoners just a coincidence?

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Today is Monday, the 89th birthday of film star Lauren Bacall. Here are some news items to get your week started.

– Harper Lee moves to kill her copyright suit.

Enrollment drops at Washington law schools.

– Any bets on how this case will be resolved?

– Seattle newspaper compiles Justice Antonin Scalia’s “greatest hits.”

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kagan_090501_mainHappy Monday and welcome to the unofficial official start of fall. Today’s the day when many of your favorite syndicated talk shows return from summer hiatus and new shows begin. (Don’t tell me what happens on “Bethenny”; I DVR’d it!)

Here are some law links to peruse while you wait for the return of Arsenio tonight:

– Everyone knows Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan recused herself from litigation over Obamacare while solicitor general. But here’s why she did it.

– Did you hear about the law school student who is suing his school for making him retake a class he failed? (HT: Above the Law)

– Ms. JD explains how law school is like planning a wedding.

Here’s video of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaking Friday night at the National Constitution Center.