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Saturday, May 24, 2008

"High court in Crist's hands; Gov. Charlie Crist will get a remarkable chance to overhaul the state Supreme Court, which in recent years has ruled on ballot recounts, private school vouchers and the fate of Terri Schiavo": The Miami Herald today contains an article that begins, "Gov. Charlie Crist, who has been in office for little more than a year, will get a rare opportunity in the next few months to completely reshape the Florida Supreme Court. Four sitting Supreme Court justices will step down between now and March, including two appointed by then-Gov. Jeb Bush. The latest to announce his departure, Justice Kenneth Bell, said Friday he wants to return to Pensacola to spend more time with his family."
Posted at 04:48 PM by Howard Bashman


"Texas appeals polygamist ruling; State Supreme Court to decide whether families will be reunited": Chuck Lindell has this article today in The Austin American-Statesman.

The New York Times reports today that "Texas Tries to Reverse Court Ruling in Sect Case."

The Los Angeles Times reports that "Texas asks state justices to overturn polygamy sect ruling; Authorities acknowledge that if the appellate court decision is not thrown out, the state may have to return more than 400 children; A judge allows 12 children to reunite with their parents."

The Dallas Morning News reports that "Texas asks state Supreme Court to keep polygamist sect's kids in state custody."

And The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that "Texas CPS appeals to keep custody of children taken from ranch."
Posted at 04:35 PM by Howard Bashman



"Rendering Justice, With One Eye on Re-Election": As part if his "American Exception" series, Sunday in The New York Times reporter Adam Liptak will have this article about judges as politicians. You can access earlier articles in the series via this link.
Posted at 01:27 PM by Howard Bashman






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