Monday, April 28, 2008
"In a 6-to-3 Vote, Justices Uphold a Voter ID Law": Linda Greenhouse will have this article Tuesday in The New York Times.
Tomorrow's newspaper will also contain an article headlined "Decision Is Likely to Spur Voter ID Laws in More States."
Parts two and three of National Public Radio's interview with Justice Antonin Scalia: Part two appeared on today's broadcast of "Day to Day" in an audio segment entitled "Justice Scalia: Be Likeable and Avoid Contractions."
Both segments featured Nina Totenberg, and RealPlayer is required to launch these audio segments. Earlier today, I linked here to part one of this three-part interview.
Carol Rosenberg of The Miami Herald is reporting: Today she has articles headlined "Bin Laden driver scruffy, threatens boycott" and "Alleged al Qaeda plotters consult Navy lawyers."
Update: The Associated Press reports that "Bin Laden former driver refuses to participate in trial."
"Supreme Court Upholds Ind. Voter ID Law": Robert Barnes of The Washington Post has this news update.
David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times has a news update headlined "Supreme Court upholds Indiana's voter ID law; Republicans have pushed for such laws in an effort to combat 'voter fraud'; Democrats have argued they are attempts to discourage elderly and poor people from casting ballots."
Michael Doyle of McClatchy Newspapers has an article headlined "Supreme Court: States can require voter IDs."
The Indianapolis Star provides a news update headlined "Supreme Court upholds Indiana voter ID law."
At "The Swamp" blog of The Chicago Tribune, James Oliphant has a post titled "Supreme Court upholds 'Voter ID' law."
Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News reports that "Voter-Identification Law Upheld by U.S. Supreme Court."
"Making Your Case: The Art of Persuading Judges." ABA Journal has posted online at this link substantial excerpts from the new book by Antonin Scalia and Bryan A. Garner.
And ABA Journal has also posted online an mp3 podcast interview with the authors, which you can access online at this link or download for listening later via this link (25.0 MB mp3 audio file).
"Justice Scalia, the Great Dissenter, Opens Up": This audio segment (RealPlayer required; view transcript at this link) featuring Nina Totenberg appeared on today's broadcast of NPR's "Morning Edition."
"Victims of Genital Mutilation Face Deportation": Today in The New York Sun, Joseph Goldstein has an article that begins, "A federal appeals court in Manhattan will hear arguments tomorrow on whether three women who were forced to undergo genital mutilation in West Africa should be granted safe harbor in America."
Posted at 10:47 AM by Howard Bashman
"Court rejects voter ID challenge; no new grants": Lyle Denniston has this post at "SCOTUSblog."
Today's lone ruling of the U.S. Supreme Court in an argued case issued in Crawford v. Marion County Election Board, No. 07-21. Justice John Paul Stevens announced the judgment of the Court and issued an opinion in which the Chief Justice and Justice Anthony M. Kennedy joined. Justice Antonin Scalia issued an opinion concurring in the judgment, in which Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel A. Alito, Jr. joined. Justice David H. Souter issued a dissenting opinion, in which Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg joined. And Justice Stephen G. Breyer issued a dissenting opinion. You can access the decision at this link and the oral argument transcript at this link.
In early news coverage, Mark Sherman of The Associated Press reports that "Supreme Court upholds photo ID law for voters in Indiana."
"Suing the DA: Should prosecutors be immune from civil lawsuits?" Online at Reason, Radley Balko has an essay that begins, "Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear the case of Thomas Goldstein, an ex-marine who was convicted of murdering his neighbor."
Posted at 08:57 AM by Howard Bashman
"Unusual Nonsense: The Supreme Court's continued failure to rationalize its decisions about cruel and unusual punishment." Benjamin Wittes has this essay online today at The New Republic.
Posted at 08:55 AM by Howard Bashman
"Lawyers Fear Monitoring in Cases on Terrorism": The New York Times today contains an article that begins, "Thomas Nelson, an Oregon lawyer, has lived in a state of perpetual jet lag for the last two years. Every few weeks, he boards a plane in Portland and flies to the Middle East to meet with a high-profile Saudi client who cannot enter the United States because he faces charges here of financing terrorism. Mr. Nelson says he does not dare to phone this client or send him e-mail messages because of what many prominent criminal defense lawyers say is a well-founded fear that all of their contacts are being monitored by the United States government."
Posted at 08:25 AM by Howard Bashman
"The ABA's 'Diversity' Diktat: How the American Bar Association mandates discrimination in our law schools." Gail Heriot has this op-ed today in The Wall Street Journal.
Posted at 08:20 AM by Howard Bashman