Thursday, May 13, 2010
"Pawlenty names Lorie Gildea new chief justice; Gov. Tim Pawlenty continued his reshaping of the Minnesota Supreme Court Thursday, elevating Lorie Skjerven Gildea from associate justice to chief justice; He also named David Stras, a U of M Law School professor, to the court": The Minneapolis Star Tribune has this news update.
And The Associated Press reports that "Pawlenty elevates Gildea to lead Supreme Court, names her successor."
"What Does He See in Her? What Obama's choice of Kagan tells us about his own judicial philosophy." Dahlia Lithwick has this jurisprudence essay online at Slate.
And at The Root, law professor Charles Ogletree Jr. has an essay entitled "Why Elena Kagan is a Good Choice for the Supreme Court."
"Kagan backers cite intellect, foes her slim written record": This article appears today in The Boston Globe.
And columnist Joshua Green has an op-ed entitled "Nightmare for the left: Getting 'soutered' by Kagan."
"Nomination of Goodwin Liu Heads to Full Senate": David Ingram has this post at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times."
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"Specter, a former foe, calls Kagan 'forthcoming'": The Associated Press has this report.
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"Kagan Was 'Not Sympathetic' as Law Clerk to Gun-Rights Argument": Greg Stohr and Kristin Jensen of Bloomberg News have this report.
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"3 housemates waive jury trial in Robert Wone case": This article appears today in The Washington Post.
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"Kagan's Link to Marshall Cuts 2 Ways": Charlie Savage has this article today in The New York Times. The newspaper also contains an article headlined "On Capitol Hill, Kagan Gets to Know Her Voters."
In today's edition of The Washington Post, Robert Barnes has an article headlined "In Elena Kagan's work as solicitor general, few clues to her views." And columnist E.J. Dionne Jr. has an op-ed entitled "The Elena Kagan you won't see."
The Los Angeles Times reports that "Supreme Court nominee Kagan's experience questioned; She's never been a judge and has little trial experience; Republicans and Democrats debate whether that should matter."
Joan Biskupic of USA Today reports that "Kagan's credentials take hits on Hill; Historically, being a judge wasn't vital."
David Lightman of McClatchy Newspapers reports that "Kagan starts her meet-and-greets with senators."
Karen Sloan of The National Law Journal has an article headlined "Want a Supreme Court Seat? Going to Harvard or Yale Helps."
The Associated Press reports that "Kagan heads back to the Hill for whirlwind visits."
"State high court justice steps away from abortion lawsuit; Organization suggested possible conflict of interest": The Anchorage Daily News contains this article today.
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"Miami Herald asks Pentagon to restore reporter access; News agencies whose reporters were banned from covering military commissions have asked the Pentagon to reconsider": This article appears today in The Miami Herald.
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"Jockeying Begins for Solicitor General Job": Tony Mauro of The National Law Journal has this report.
Posted at 07:26 AM by Howard Bashman