Sunday, November 25, 2012
"U.S. Supreme Court poised to take up gay marriage": Howard Mintz will have this article Monday in The San Jose Mercury News.
Posted at 10:48 PM by Howard Bashman
"Tidying up the 2012 election": In Monday's edition of The Washington Post, Robert Barnes will have an article that begins, "They are still counting votes in Ohio, a process that once seemed as if it might transfix the nation and require the attention of the Supreme Court, but now it's something more like an asterisk."
Posted at 09:30 PM by Howard Bashman
"Do We Still Need the Voting Rights Act? The Supreme Court is poised to invalidate part of the civil-rights era law that regulates Southern states' polling practices." Ben Jacobs has this essay online at The Daily Beast.
Posted at 08:24 PM by Howard Bashman
"Voters should have more to go on than just names": In today's edition of The Columbus Dispatch, columnist Joe Hallett has an essay that begins, "Shortly after Gov. Ted Strickland appointed her in January 2011 to a vacancy on the Ohio Supreme Court, Justice Yvette McGee Brown found herself locked in debate with Justice Robert Cupp."
Posted at 08:20 PM by Howard Bashman
"Justice on elections: 'Hate the game, don't hate the player.'" Columnist Peggy Fikac of The San Antonio Express-News has an essay that begins, "Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett showcased himself as such a staunch conservative in his re-election bid that a writer in The Atlantic used him to highlight what's wrong -- albeit perfectly legal -- with the system of partisan judicial elections."
Posted at 08:16 PM by Howard Bashman
"Consensus Eludes Courts in Searches of Cellphones": This article will appear Monday in The New York Times.
Posted at 07:42 PM by Howard Bashman
"Supreme Court decides this week whether to rule on gay marriage; Timing will be at issue as the justices confer; In the past, the court has been faulted for waiting too long or moving too quickly on recognizing constitutional rights": David G. Savage has this front page article today in The Los Angeles Times.
Posted at 07:40 PM by Howard Bashman
"Same-sex case ruling favors gay employee": In today's edition of The San Francisco Chronicle, Bob Egelko has an article that begins, "A regional court council has ordered San Francisco's federal court to pay an employee's costs for insurance coverage for his husband, citing an increasing number of rulings that have declared Congress' ban on same-sex spousal benefits unconstitutional."
Posted at 11:44 AM by Howard Bashman
"Benefits fight brings lesbian couple to high court": The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 11:11 AM by Howard Bashman
"California Horror Stories and the 3-Strikes Law": Brent Staples has this "Sunday Observer" essay in the Sunday Review section of today's edition of The New York Times.
Posted at 11:04 AM by Howard Bashman
"Supreme Court should permit states to collect DNA": Yesterday's edition of The Newark (N.J.) Star-Ledger contained this editorial.
Posted at 11:00 AM by Howard Bashman
"Juvenile Injustice": This editorial appears today in The New York Times.
Posted at 10:58 AM by Howard Bashman
"A call to Justice David Souter": Gray Fitzgerald had this op-ed yesterday in The Keene (N.H.) Sentinel.
Posted at 10:57 AM by Howard Bashman
"Voters' misjudgments on judges cry out for a method that involves merit": Columnist Brent Larkin had this op-ed yesterday in The Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Posted at 09:50 AM by Howard Bashman
"The Senate's Long Slide to Gridlock": This front page article appears today in The New York Times.
Posted at 09:12 AM by Howard Bashman
"Under the U.S. Supreme Court: Justices consider DOMA challenges, Prop 8." Michael Kirkland of UPI has this report.
Posted at 09:07 AM by Howard Bashman