Morning Docket

Morning Docket: 09.08.06

larry w sonsini.jpg* Larry Sonsini (at right), Zeus of the Silicon Valley bar, finds himself at the center of the scandal surrounding the Hewlett-Packard boardroom leak investigation. We’ll definitely have more to say about this later. [Wall Street Journal; WSJ Law Blog]
* President Bush’s decision to transfer 14 terror detainees from CIA secret prisons to the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay was “the result of nearly two years of debate within the Bush White House, touched off by a personal plea from British Prime Minister Tony Blair for the release of British citizens in U.S. custody.” [Washington Post]
* Legislation proposed by the Bush Administration would permit interrogation methods that the Pentagon has previously disavowed. Questions have been raised concerning President Bush’s account of the interrogation methods used at the CIA’s secret prisons. [New York Times; New York Times]
* Former WorldCom CEO Bernard Ebbers will report to prison on September 26, to start serving his 25-year sentence for accounting fraud. His sentencing judge: the Honorable Barbara Jones (S.D.N.Y.). Off the bench, Judge Jones is a stylish dresser and a great dancer. [Washington Post]
* Michael Wallace, whose Fifth Circuit nomination has generated a surprising amount of controversy (despite his being a former SCOTUS clerk), may finally get a hearing later this month. [Mississippi Clarion-Ledger via How Appealing]

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