Goodbye LLRX Bernard Hibbitts on February 11, 2003 9:34 AM ET
[JURIST] LLRX [official website], the free Law Library Resource Exchange site online since 1996, is "going on hiatus," according to a notice appearing on its front page Tuesday. The site will remain available without updates; readers are invited to visit LLRX Editor Sabrina Pacifici's new law and technology current awareness site, beSpacific. LLRX was a fine publication; JURIST regrets its passing.
[JURIST] The Civil Rights Project at Harvard University has released a study [executive summary] indicating that "percent plans" - affirmative action alternatives based on admitting a certain percent of the highest performing graduates of each high school to public universities in a state - are rarely successful in maintaining racially/ethnically diverse campuses.
[JURIST] The full Senate resumes debate Tuesday on the nomination of Miguel Estrada to the US DC Court of Appeals. Review part one and part two [debate transcripts] of Monday's debate in the Congressional Record.
[JURIST] The full Senate Monday approved the nominations of John R. Adams of Ohio to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Ohio; S. James Otero of California to be United States District Judge for the Central District of California; and Robert A. Junell of Texas to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Texas. Review the debate and vote in the Congressional Record [debate transcript].
[JURIST] The ABA House of Delegates will consider Tuesday an ABA commission's proposal to limit asbestos lawsuits [PDF text] to plaintiffs with cancer or asbestos-related pulmonary disease. The proposal is opposed [ATLA press release] by the American Trial Lawyers Association - ATLA President Mary Alexander addressed the ABA [prepared comments] on the issue Monday.
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