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  • In the last oral argument of the week, in Weaver v. Massachusetts, the court confronted two seemingly incompatible lines of doctrine. When there is a “structural” error in a criminal trial, prejudice is often irrebuttably presumed and a new trial is ordered. But when a defendant alleges that his lawyer was constitutionally ineffective, he must […]
  • NAIROBI, April 20 (Reuters) – The following company announcements, scheduled economic indicators, debt and currency market moves and political events may affect African markets on Thursday. – – – – – GLOBAL MARKETS Asian stocks erased early losses and edged higher on Thursday as signs of resilience emerged in some markets, while steadying commodity prices […]
  • The petition of the day is: A. M. v. Holmes 16-984 Issues: (1) Whether the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit misapplied Hope v. Pelzer by requiring the petitioner to demonstrate an arresting officer’s conduct was egregious as opposed to obviously unconstitutional when it affirmed the dismissal of the petitioner’s claims of unreasonable […]
  • Despite certain admirable aspects, these three videos fell short of the mark. Source:
  • * An interesting look at the life and career of Gloria Allred — who has litigated groundbreaking civil rights cases as well as TMZ fodder. [Coverage Opinions] * Lawyer Jose Baez intends to investigate the death of his client Aaron Hernandez, who was found dead in his prison cell after apparently hanging himself. [Deadspin] * […]
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  • Here is an overview of today’s case coverage: 10:25 a.m.: Ronald Mann analyzed yesterday’s argument in Henson v. Santander Consumer USA. 11:45 a.m.: Amy Howe previewed next Monday’s argument in McWilliams v. Dunn. 12:09 p.m.: Theresa Gabaldon analyzed yesterday’s argument in Kokesh v. Securities and Exchange Commission. 12:17 p.m.: Steve Vladeck analyzed today’s opinion in […]
  • Until recently, 53-year-old Divna Maslenjak lived in Akron, Ohio, with her husband, Ratko. Ethnic Serbs who were raised in what is now Bosnia, the couple came to the United States with their children as refugees, fleeing ethnic strife in the former Yugoslavia. Divna became a U.S. citizen seven years later, but in October of last […]
  • Who’s looking out for Bill O’Reilly? He’s no longer the Murdoch family’s problem. Source:
  • ABUJA, April 19 (Reuters) – The Nigerian army on Wednesday launched a month-long operation to reduce violence in the centre of the country, as ethnically charged fighting pressures a government already tackling Boko Haram in the northeast and militants in the oil-rich south. Source:
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