Landrigan Argument Tomorrow. Tuesday, January 9, the Supreme Court hears argument in Schriro v. Landrigan, one more Ninth Circuit habeas case. We will be very interested in reading the transcript and comparing it with Judge Martin's hypothesis that the Ninth is excessively deferential to the states. CJLF's press release and brief are available on our web site.
Learning Law the Hard Way. Eric Duxheimer of the Austin-American Statesman has this interesting article on a law student's introduction to the reality of the criminal justice system: as a victim.
Prison Phone Calls. The New York Sun has this article about overcharging for phone calls from prison. Perhaps this is the meritorious needle in the prison litigation haystack.