Saturday, February 23, 2013
"Ted Cruz Responds: Harvard Law Was Full of Communists." Jane Mayer has this blog post online today at The New Yorker.
Posted at 11:30 PM by Howard Bashman
"Melvin conviction may reignite talk of reform in Pennsylvania": Sunday's edition of The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review will contain an article that begins, "As lawmakers and court officials assess how suspended Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin will leave the bench, others are pondering whether her corruption conviction will stop the pervasive use of tax dollars in Pennsylvania political campaigns."
Posted at 11:28 PM by Howard Bashman
"Supreme Court considers South's legacy and progress on voting rights": Robert Barnes will have this article Sunday in The Washington Post.
Posted at 11:26 PM by Howard Bashman
"The Miami Herald's Carol Rosenberg on How to Report From Guantanamo Bay": Petra Bartosiewicz has this blog post at New York magazine's web site.
Posted at 01:37 PM by Howard Bashman
"States Take Sides As Court Revisits Voting Rights Act": Nina Totenberg and Angela Chang have this blog post at NPR.org.
Posted at 01:33 PM by Howard Bashman
"Former Justice O'Connor visits Watsonville": The Register-Pajaronian of Watsonville, California has this report.
Posted at 08:35 AM by Howard Bashman
"Kansas Supreme Court upholds lesbian mother's rights": Tony Rizzo has this front page article today in The Kansas City Star.
And The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that "Parental rights upheld for same-sex partner."
"Supreme Court to weigh divisive voting rights case": Bill Mears of CNN.com has this report.
Posted at 08:26 AM by Howard Bashman
"Iowa court: Estranged husband can disregard dead wife's burial plan; Mary Whalen will be buried in Iowa rather than Montana -- against her wishes." This article appears today in The Des Moines Register.
And at "On Brief: Iowa's Appellate Blog," Jay Syverson has a post titled "Bury Me in Satin, Pretty Please."
"Measure drafted for impeachment of judge": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "A legislator has drafted a resolution that would be the first step in the possible impeachment of Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin following her conviction on six counts of corruption, the lawmaker said Friday."
KDKA-2, Pittsburgh's CBS affiliate, reports that "House Judiciary Committee Leader Begins Impeachment Process Against Justice Melvin."
And in related news, The Express-Times of Easton, Pennsylvania reports today that "Judge Jack Panella, of Palmer Township, unlikely to be appointed to state Supreme Court."
"Supreme Court justices: The case for hanging it up; Justices can be independent of the elected branches and of the people without serving for life." Law professor Eric J. Segall will have this op-ed Sunday in The Los Angeles Times.
Posted at 08:09 AM by Howard Bashman
"Argument preview: Crime, technology, and privacy." Lyle Denniston has this post at "SCOTUSblog."
Posted at 07:40 AM by Howard Bashman