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Court Artist Blog = ROCK

Posted in Non-justiciable by Mike Sacks on March 3, 2010

Art Lien, NBC’s SCOTUS sketch artist, goes where cameras cannot.  This is really great stuff.  And talk about the perfect name for his profession.

As you peruse, be mindful of his one admonishment:

You may download images for personal viewing, but any other use including, but not limited to, posting on a website, publishing in a newsletter, or even printing on a personal greeting card is strictly forbidden without my written permission. NBC News owns the broadcast rights.

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Samantar v. Yousuf

Posted in Anticipation by Mike Sacks on March 3, 2010

Had I had any gas left in the tank after Monday/yesterday’s 26-hour vigil, I’d have gotten back in line for this morning’s case, Samantar v. Yousuf.  But after I submitted my ABA Journal piece on McDonald last night, my body and mind shouted “no más.”

Samantar does look to be a very interesting case that sadly flew under the radar this term.  In lieu of F1@1F coverage, check out the following links:

As I publish this post, the respondent’s counsel should be fielding the justices’ questions.  Once the SCOTUS press corps starts publishing their oral argument write-ups, I’ll link to them here.

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