Morning Docket

Morning Docket 10.08.08

energizer-bunny.jpg* One of the first big decisions to result from the Supreme Court’s Boumediene ruling. Judge Ricardo M. Urbina orders that 17 Uighur detainees be released by next week. [New York Times]

* California has had a Gold Ring Rush. Over 11,000 couples have married since the state Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in May, meaning more same-sex marriages than Massachusetts has had over four years. [New York Times]

* The latest bizarre twist in the corruption trial of Alaska Senator Ted Stevens. [WSJ Law Blog]

* In case you’re tired of analyzing the debates along policy lines, here’s the rundown on Obama and McCain’s Nashville face-off in terms of body language, style, and vocal control. One candidate was a jazz musician while the other was the Energizer Bunny. [Los Angeles Times]

* Not everyone loves Oprah. [Courthouse News Service]

* This case speaks to the importance of spellchecking your motions. [The Legal Intelligencer]

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