Supreme Court Notebook

Court overturns deportation decision

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court has temporarily stopped the deportation of a native of the Philippines because U.S. government officials won't let him apply for an exception to the deportation rules.

Joel Judulang has lived in the United States since 1974 as a lawful permanent resident. He pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and then was arrested for theft. The government began deportation proceedings and refused to let Judulang apply for an exception.

The high court in a unanimous decision written by Justice Elena Kagan said that decision was "arbitrary and capricious." Judulang's case was sent back to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for rehearing.

The case is Judulang v. Holder, 10-694.

U.S. Supreme Court spouses memorialize Martin Ginsburg with cookbook

BOSTON (The Daily Record Newswire) -- Martin Ginsburg, the late husband of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, was not only a prominent law professor and tax practitioner. He also was quite the cook.

That trait is the focus of a memorial book created by the Supreme Court justices' spouses and released this week titled, "Supreme Chef: Martin Ginsburg."

According to the National Law Journal's Tony Mauro, the book features many of Ginsburg's recipes -- from osso buco to chocolate chip oatmeal cookies -- punctuated with tributes from the justices' spouses. Joanna Breyer remembers Ginsburg giving her just enough advice ''to steer me away from complete culinary disaster."

In an afterword, Martha-Ann Alito wrote: "Marty's gleeful smile, his mischievous wit, perfect manners and his adoring gaze of Justice Ruth enlivened every event we as spouses shared. His benchmark warmth, culinary excellence and considerate birthday cakes remain goals to be attained by this most junior spouse. He lives on as an inspiration to me."

The book was published by the Supreme Court Historical Society.

Published: Tue, Dec 13, 2011