Sunday, April 4, 2010
"High Court: Justices increasingly speaking outside the courtroom." Robert Barnes will have this article Monday in The Washington Post.
Posted at 10:42 PM by Howard Bashman
"Court Challenge: Replacing Stevens." Jess Bravin will have this article Monday in The Wall Street Journal.
Joan Biskupic of USA Today has a news update headlined "Senator to Stevens: 2010 retirement would lead to 'gridlock.'"
The Guardian (UK) reports that "Expected retirement sets stage for US Senate battle; Liberal wing leader on supreme court John Paul Stevens says he is close to retirement prompting speculation about replacement."
The Associated Press reports that "Specter hopes Justice Stevens doesn't quit in 2010."
The Washington Post has a blog entry titled "Specter urges Justice Stevens to remain on court."
Politico.com has a blog post titled "Specter predicts filibuster fight for Supreme Court."
And The Hill has a blog post titled "Specter has Stevens replacement in mind, wants more diversity."
"U.S. Supreme Court: Wallowin' again in that ol' soft money." UPI.com has this report.
Posted at 12:54 PM by Howard Bashman
"Will Christie begin to remake top court?" Today's edition of The Philadelphia Inquirer contains a front page article that begins, "Conservatives have long blamed the New Jersey Supreme Court for making a mess of some of the state's most vexing issues, from affordable housing to public school funding. Now those same conservatives are calling for Gov. Christie, a Republican, to start overhauling the court by replacing Justice John E. Wallace Jr. instead of renominating him when his first term ends May 20."
Posted at 12:45 PM by Howard Bashman
"Why judges are now defendants in the court of public opinion": Today in The Sacramento Bee, law professor Paul D. Paton has an op-ed that begins, "Judges have been in the news again, and not always for the right reasons. Concerns about impartiality and judicial conduct have come from both ends of the political spectrum as courts decide questions that ignite political passions."
Posted at 12:40 PM by Howard Bashman
"Next Challenge to Gun Laws Headed to D.C. Circuit": David Ingram has this post at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times."
Posted at 12:35 PM by Howard Bashman
"Court Ruling on Wiretap Is a Challenge for Obama": James Risen and Charlie Savage had this article Friday in The New York Times.
Posted at 11:11 AM by Howard Bashman
"GOP runoff for Supreme Court pits longtime judge, conservative activist; Background of candidates at forefront of philosophical split on what qualities high court justice should have": Chuck Lindell has this article today in The Austin American-Statesman.
Posted at 11:07 AM by Howard Bashman
"Supreme Court wades into Internet speech debate with hyperlinks case": Canwest News Service has a report that begins, "The Supreme Court of Canada, in one of its first cases dealing with the spread of information on the Internet, will decide whether the everyday practice of hyperlinking can expose a writer to a lawsuit if a linked article is defamatory."
"Who will be the next chief justice?" The Columbus Dispatch today contains an article that begins, "Gov. Ted Strickland will make one of the most important appointments of his political career when he names a replacement for Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Thomas J. Moyer, who died unexpectedly Friday after suffering from an irregular heartbeat and intestinal blockage."
Posted at 10:35 AM by Howard Bashman
"U.S. Supreme Court: Will distress trump the First Amendment right to free speech?" Harriet Robbins Ost of UPI has a report that begins, "Next fall, the U. S. Supreme Court will hear the case of Snyder vs. Phelps, in which it's possible the speech-related practices of an obnoxious group will be curbed -- but at the price of some new First Amendment fetters."
Posted at 10:33 AM by Howard Bashman
"A Liberal Nominee -- And A Proposal: Republicans should leverage an upcoming nomination battle into a deal with Democrats to give all judicial nominees a fair shake." Stuart Taylor Jr. has this new installment of his "Opening Argument" column in the current edition of National Journal.
Posted at 10:32 AM by Howard Bashman
"Sen. Kyl Fires First Shot in Battle Over Next Supreme Court Nominee": FOXNews.com has this report.
Posted at 10:30 AM by Howard Bashman
"Texas case could decide health care reform suit; State officials argue a 1992 ruling on school gun possession is relevant": The Houston Chronicle today contains an article that begins, "A Texas high school student's decision to bring a .38-caliber handgun to school in 1992 could end up at the center of the legal fight over President Barack Obama's health care reform plan. Alfonso Lopez Jr.'s arrest at Edison High School in San Antonio set in motion a legal battle that may prove crucial to 13 state attorneys general fighting the new law."
Posted at 10:27 AM by Howard Bashman
"Teen cancer patient who is passionate about the law gets a dream trip to the Supreme Court": Today's edition of The Kansas City Star contains an article that begins, "Three things the Parkville teenager noticed at the U.S. Supreme Court: Sonia Sotomayor loves to drink coffee. Keeps two silver Thermoses at her elbow. She and the other justices are not stoic, godlike figures. They are real people who rock their chairs and fidget like everyone else. Antonin Scalia is funny. Ruth Bader Ginsburg looks much younger than her photos. And when it comes to debating the law, the justices let piercing questions fly like arrows."
Posted at 10:24 AM by Howard Bashman