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  • NAIROBI, Jan 30 (Reuters) – The following company announcements, scheduled economic indicators, debt and currency market moves and political events may affect African markets on Friday. – – – – – EVENTS: *Kenya and Uganda due to release January consumer inflation data. *MAURITIUS – The central bank auctions Bank 364-day Treasury bills worth a total […]
  • The petition of the day is: Wilkins v. Stephens 14-276Issue: (1) Whether the Fifth Circuit erred in holding that a capital habeas petitioner may not obtain funding under 18 U.S.C. § 3599(f) to investigate and develop a claim of ineffective assistance of trial counsel if the claim has been procedurally defaulted, regardless of whether the […]
  • UPDATE: After a twenty-seven minute procedure, Robert Ladd was pronounced dead at 7:02 p.m. Central time. ————– The Supreme Court on Thursday evening cleared the way for Texas to execute death-row inmate Robert Charles Ladd, a new indication that the Justices will leave states with wide leeway to carry out the death penalty. With no […]
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  • (UPDATED 6:11 p.m.) George Toca has now been released, his lawyers said in a statement. A Louisiana prison inmate whose life sentence is under review by the Supreme Court was on the verge of being released on Thursday, according to news accounts in New Orleans. George Toca, convicted of second-degree murder nearly thirty years ago […]
  • Even the top-billing associates aren’t getting DPW scale for some class years. Source:
  • * Chad playing increasingly aggressive role against Islamists Source:
  • * An interview with Judge Paul Cassell, the former jurist representing the woman accusing Professor Alan Dershowitz. Will this be the face of Dershowitz’s reversal of fortune? (See what I did there?) [The Careerist] * Indiana is making moves to end litigation financing. If you want to see a naked attempt by deep pockets to […]
  • That’s about as smooth as a confirmation hearing will go in this era of divided government. Source:
  • Discipline can allow one to grow and change, a lack of discipline will likely lead to stagnation. So do you want to be free or be a slave? Source:
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