Legal news from Thursday, February 13, 2003
19:02 EDT

[JURIST] Thursday's Cornell Daily Sun reports that former US Attorney General Janet Reno spoke at Cornell Law School [official website] Wednesday on "Collaboration between Law and Public Health", focusing on how law can be used to reduce improper treatment of the mentally ill. Read more about Janet Reno's lecture. [read more]

17:02 EDT

[JURIST] Professor Martha Minow [faculty profile] of Harvard Law School [official website] speaks Thursday at the Kadish Center for Morality, Law, & Public Affairs at UC Berkeley School of Law [official website]. Read her paper Public and Private Partnerships: Accounting for the New Religion [PDF text]. [read more]

15:02 EDT

[JURIST] Suffolk University Law School [official website] is currently hosting Long Road to Justice: The African American Experience in the Massachusetts Courts, a traveling exhibit showing how Massachusetts courts shaped - and were shaped by - the African American experience from the Colonial period to the present day. Visit the [read more]

13:02 EDT

[JURIST] The House Joint Committee on Taxation has issued a comprehensive Report Of Investigation Of Enron Corporation And Related Entities Regarding Federal Tax And Compensation Issues, And Policy Recommendations, [PDF text] with Appendices A & B and C & D.[PDF - note: these files are very large]. Committee Chief of [read more]

12:02 EDT

[JURIST] Responding to White House Counsel Alberto Gonzales' refusal to provide further documentation [Gonzales letter, PDF] on the nomination of Miguel Estrada, Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Patrick Leahy posted a statement on his website Thursday noting that the letter in fact contained "an admission that the Justice Department and [read more]

12:02 EDT

[JURIST] The US Department of Justice Office of Legislative Policy has posted online a copy of a 15-page letter [PDF text] sent Wednesday by White House Counsel Alberto Gonzales to Democratic Majority Leader Senator Tom Daschle and Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Patrick Leahy denying their request for additional information [read more]

11:02 EDT

[JURIST] Professor Eugene Volokh [faculty profile] of UCLA School of Law [official website] has created a website (still very much under development) to complement his forthcoming book Academic Legal Writing: Law Review Articles, Student Notes, and Seminar Papers. [read more]

11:02 EDT

[JURIST] Professor Jack Balkin [faculty profile] of Yale Law School [official website] offers his perspective on the Domestic Security Enhancement Act of 2003, the Justice Department's contemplated sequel to the USA Patriot Act. Read A Dreadful Act II in Thursday's LA Times. [read more]

10:02 EDT

[JURIST] Professor Randall Kennedy [faculty profile] of Harvard Law School [official website] spoke Wednesday at West Chester University on his latest book, Nigger: The Strange Case of a Troublesome Word. Read more about Professor Kennedy's talk [Daily Local News report]. [read more]

09:02 EDT

[JURIST] The Honorable Deanell Reece Tacha, Chief Judge of the US Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, presented "Does the Public Know or Care? Lawyers and Judges as Civil Educators" at the University of Tulsa College of Law [official website] on February 10. Watch streaming video of Judge Tacha's lecture. [read more]

08:02 EDT

[JURIST] An incomplete text of Wednesday's full Senate debate on the nomination of Miguel Estrada to the US DC Circuit Court of Appeals is now available from the Congressional Record. The remainder of Wednesday's debate (which continued until 12:45 AM ET Thursday) will be published later. Debate on the Estrada [read more]

08:02 EDT

[JURIST] Defense attorneys for DC sniper suspect Lee Malvo filed a series of Motions [PDF text] Wednesday in Virginia's Fairfax County Circuit Court, including a Motion To Declare Virginia Capital Murder & Death Penalty Statutes Unconstitutional and a Motion To Limit Excessive Numbers of Law Enforcement Officers Sitting and/or Standing [read more]

08:02 EDT

[JURIST] Read Judge Leonie M. Brinkema's Order [PDF text] issued Wednesday staying the trial of accused terrorist Zacarias Moussaoui pending appeal of certain procedural issues. [read more]

08:02 EDT

[JURIST] Microsoft filed an appeal brief [PDF text] Wednesday with the US Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals requesting that a District Court order directing it to include Java in its Windows operating system be vacated. [read more]

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