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Welcome to Monday, the 240th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party. Here are some news items to get the week started.

Boston Tea Party– Is the first person appropriate before the Supreme Court?

– Ikea faces wrenching allegations.

– Employers should take stock of this case.

– This lawsuit has lasted longer than many marriages.

Law blog roundup

Today is Monday, the 159th anniversary of the publication of Alfred Tennyson’s “Charge of the Light Brigade.” Here are some news items to get the week started.

Charge of the Light Brigade– New York Times profiles lawyer assigned to manage a bankrupt Detroit.

– Ex-San Diego mayor faces sentencing today.

– Victims of forced sterilization seek reparations in Virginia.

– Federal appeals court will consider constitutionality of California law requiring DNA collection from every person arrested.

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Welcome to Monday, the start of a week to be thankful for family, friends, fowl and football. Here are some news items to get the festivities started.

– Skier Bode Miller competes in a cross-country custody clash.

– Ten years ago this month the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in Maryland v. Pringle: a traffic-stop case involving attorneys with names you will recognize.

Yemeni court will decide if a couple can or can’t elope.

– Everything you wanted to know about the judiciary but were afraid to ask.


A press pass for SCOTUSblog?

Supreme CourtHere we go with another round of Bloggers Seeking Press Credentials. Only this time, this argument is in front of the top court in the land.

Tom Goldstein, the founder of SCOTUSblog, announced earlier this week that he would be putting his site up for sale next summer. The blog is an invaluable resource for reporting and analysis on the Supreme Court.

One of Goldstein’s last goals while in control of the site is to obtain Supreme Court press credentials. Goldstein first applied in December even after he was told he would not qualify because the blog does not have broad-based advertising, according to the ABA Journal.

Lyle Denniston, SCOTUSblog’s chief reporter, has credentials to cover the court because he also works for the NPR station in Boston. Other SCOTUSblog reporters use seats reserved for lawyers to cover oral arguments, according to the ABA Journal.

Goldstein told the ABA Journal obtaining the press pass would make the blog more attractive to potential bidders and would ensure the blog “gets treated like other media organizations.”

The Supreme Court is still vetting SCOTUSblog’s request.


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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 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.”




Law blog roundup

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?