Legal news from Monday, February 24, 2003
21:02 EDT

[JURIST] Doe v. Bush [PDF opinion] (February 24, US District Court for the District of Massachusetts [official website]). US District Judge Joseph Tauro dismissed a suit brought by Democratic members of Congress, US military personnel and members of their families seeking to enjoin the President from launching a military invasion [read more]

20:02 EDT

[JURIST] By a vote of 84-0 Monday the Senate passed the Protect Act [text], a child pornography bill designed to help authorities track down pedophiles on the Internet while avoiding free-speech concerns that prompted the US Supreme Court to strike down a similar law last April in Ashcroft v. Free [read more]

17:02 EDT

[JURIST] On the 200th anniversary of Marbury v. Madison [JURIST report], it's appropriate to note that the University of Illinois College of Law [official website] has posted streaming video of In Defense of Judicial Review: The Perils of Popular Constitutionalism , a lecture delivered February 17 by Erwin Chemerinsky of [read more]

16:02 EDT

[JURIST] Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Senator Orrin Hatch delivered the Recording Academy's Entertainment Law Luncheon address in New York City on Friday. The full text of his speech is now available online. [read more]

15:02 EDT

[JURIST] Reuters has posted the new US-UK draft resolution on Iraq that is being circulated today at the UN Security Council. The French and German governments are circulating a separate Memorandum [text].UPDATE: White House National Security Advisor Condeleezza Rice gave a press briefing late Monday explaining the US-UK resolution. Read [read more]

13:02 EDT

[JURIST] The American Bar Association's Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary [official website] has released an updated list of judicial nominee ratings [PDF text] for the 108th Congress. Miguel Estrada (previously rated for the 107th Congress) remains "WQ" - "Well Qualified." [read more]

12:02 EDT

[JURIST] Yale Law School [official website] hosted the ninth annual Rebellious Lawyering Conference over the weekend. The Yale Daily News has this report.... The Columbia Law School [official website] branch of the Federalist Society sponsored a talk Saturday by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Senator Orrin Hatch in which he discussed [read more]

10:02 EDT

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court granted certiorari in four cases Monday morning - breaking news and more details from DC Supreme Court litigators Goldstein & Howe [SCOTUSblog post]. The full Supreme Court Order List [PDF text] for Monday is now online. [read more]

10:02 EDT

[JURIST] The annual ADR Cyberweek all-online conference [conference website] on online dispute resolution starts Monday, hosted by the Center for Information Technology and Dispute Resolution [official website] in the Department of Legal Studies, University of U. Mass. Amherst [official website]. Registration and participation in Cyberweek is free. [read more]

09:02 EDT

[JURIST] The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia confirmed Monday that Serb nationalist leader Vojislav Seselj had entered detention at The Hague pending trial for crimes against humanity and violations of the laws or customs of war. Read the ICTY press release and the full indictment against Vojislav Seselj. [read more]

09:02 EDT

[JURIST] The latest issue of the New York University Law Review [official website] is now available online. It includes a commentary on the Supreme Court and the death penalty by Carol Steiker [faculty profile] of Harvard Law School [official website] and courts and the protection of liberty by Rebecca Brown [read more]

06:02 EDT

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court hears arguments Monday in PacifiCare Health Systems, Inc. v. Book [US SC docket] (arbitration, punitive damages, RICO - read backgrounders from DC appellate litigators Goldstein & Howe and Sam Heldman) and California Franchise Tax Board v. Hyatt [US SC docket] (sovereign immunity, tax collection - [read more]

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