Legal Research Blog
Yesterday, Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich was taken into custody for, among other things, “auctioning off” President-Elect Obama’s Senate seat. So – who’s going to be representing Illinois’ latest corrupt politician? The smart money looks to be betting on Dan Webb who also represented George Ryan (the previous Governor of Illinois) in corruption charges. Webb also represented Kwame Kilpatrick (former mayor for Detriot) in his guilty plea for felony obstruction charges.
Barbie won again in federal court last week. As a result of the verdict, MGA has been ordered to stop producing its popular “Bratz” dolls and to stop selling them by February 2009. MGA must also reimburse its suppliers. Additionally, at that time, it must turn over all unsold inventory to Mattel – the company that makes Barbie.
The Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Arizona v. Johnson today. As reported in our original post, the case centered around a traffic stop where an officer patted down the passenger who did not appear to have committed a crime, but did appear to be armed and dangerous. Following argument, there appear to be two major issues for the justices to debate: