Monday, January 10, 2005coming attractions
Things to get more discussion when I find time later today ...
a very important new criminal law decision from Supreme Court? is it here yet? is it here yet? is it here yet? ...
a very important securities fraud case to be argued in the Supreme Court this week ... and
an Alabama judge who, when presented with a minor's legally meritorious request to be allowed to bypass the state's parental-notification requirement regarding abortion, refused to grant the petition but instead opined, "this is a capital case" and proceeded to lambaste the 17-year-old petitioner with snarky accusations that she was a selfish baby-killer.
posted by sam 7:47 AM 2 comments
Regarding the Alabama thing -- is this written up anywhere? (Besides obviously here) -- I guess it would be a pretty difficult thing to write up because of concerns about identifying the protagonist -- how do you know about it?
It comes from a published opinion of the Ala. Ct. of Civil Appeals, from last week -- unfortunately not linkable anywhere on the free internet yet, so I'm waiting to write it up fully until there's a freely linkable source, which should happen soon. Good news is that even the very conservative Ala. Ct. Civ. App. reversed the decision.