Thursday, February 11, 2010
"Saved by the Swiss": At the "Opinionator" blog of The New York Times, Linda Greenhouse has a post that begins, "Did President Obama have to promise to outfit the Swiss Navy to induce Switzerland to take two of the last Uighur detainees at Guantanamo Bay off our hands?"
Posted at 11:45 PM by Howard Bashman
"Reid nixes filibuster reform effort": Paul Kane of The Washington Post has this blog post.
Posted at 11:44 PM by Howard Bashman
"Panel punts on DOJ nominee": Politico.com has this report on the nomination of Dawn Johnsen.
Posted at 11:42 PM by Howard Bashman
"Democrats Try to Rebuild Campaign-Spending Barriers": Friday's edition of The New York Times will contain this article.
James Oliphant of The Los Angeles Times has a news update headlined "Congress pushes back against Supreme Court ruling on corporate spending; Legislators are proposing a bill to reinstate some limits on election contributions in advance of this year's congressional primaries and general elections."
In Friday's edition of The Wall Street Journal, Jess Bravin and Brody Mullins will have an article headlined "New Rules Proposed On Campaign Donors."
The Washington Post has a news update headlined "Democrats suggest ways to curb companies' campaign spending."
The Associated Press reports that "Top Democrats push back on campaign finance ruling."
"Obama will help select location of Khalid Sheik Mohammed terrorism trial": This article will appear Friday in The Washington Post.
Posted at 11:27 PM by Howard Bashman
"Obscenity online: Do we need a national standard?" David L. Hudson Jr. has this essay online today at the First Amendment Center.
Posted at 05:37 PM by Howard Bashman
"Strip club prevails in court": Today's edition of The Omaha World-Herald contains an article that begins, "Live! Nude! Girls! can dance another day in Iowa, after a state Court of Appeals ruling Wednesday seen as a victory for strip clubs."
The Muscatine Journal reports today that "Iowa court dismisses appeal over nude dancing."
And The Des Moines Register contains an article headlined "Appeals court: Nude dancing still considered art."
"Man convicted of statutory rape may get new trial after DNA report": This article appears today in The Kansas City Star.
And The Jefferson City News Tribune reports today that "New hearing ordered in statutory rape case; DNA test calls into question testimony of key witness."
"Canada government seeks to avoid tobacco liability": Reuters has a report that begins, "The Canadian government asked the Supreme Court this week to overturn British Columbia court rulings that could force it to share financial responsibility for damages caused by tobacco use."
Posted at 09:07 AM by Howard Bashman
"11th Circuit Appears Split Over Deference in Sentencing; En banc panel hears appeal of case in which man was sentenced to 17 years after pleading guilty to recording his sexual abuse of children": law.com has this report.
Posted at 08:33 AM by Howard Bashman