Gavel Grab

Tuesday Gavel Grab Briefs

In these other dispatches about fair and impartial courts:

  • A doomsday legal manual published in New York is intended to serve “as a guide for judges and lawyers who could face grim questions in another terrorist attack, a major radiological or chemical contamination or a widespread epidemic,” the New York Times reported.
  • At the end of December, the backlog of cases pending before immigrations had climbed to a record high, said a report by Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, as reported by Fox News Latino. The backlog was  44 percent higher than levels at the end of FY 2008.
  • The House of Representatives tried a second time (see Gavel Grab) and this time succeeded in passing a bill to extend key provisions of the USA Patriot Act, the nation’s central counterterrorism law, to Dec. 8. The Senate is expected to pass the House measure, according to a New York Times article.

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