Judge Owens was convicted of registering a motor home at a fictitious address in another state to avoid paying taxes. He continued fighting efforts to remove him from the bench just long enough to pass the ten-year mark (earning a pension) and then resigned. Read all about it here.
News & Politics
At first, the shows proliferated because they were cheap to produce. But now the asinine antics of the producers of some of them are driving up the costs, according to this article from the New York Times.
In a 7-0 opinion, the Court held today that sex that begins consensually can still legally constitute rape if the man keeps going after the woman says “stop.” Sounds like good sense to me. The AP is reporting on it here, or read the Court’s opinion here.
As discussed below, the Supreme Court will decide a case (Chavez v. Martinez) this term that will reconcile different views of the scope of the Fifth Amendment’s protection against un-Mirandized interrogations. CNN has a long and interesting article about the issue presented here.
The New York Times has an interesting article about the tragic case of Lionel Tate, now 15.
UPDATE (1/26/04): Tate is now free.
Next Friday, the Supremes will decided whether to grant review in a slew of interesting cases, including a free speech case arising from the Columbine massacre. Read all about it here from law.com.