How Appealing

Sunday, March 27, 2005

“A Supreme Court Showdown for File Sharing”: This article will appear in Monday’s edition of The New York Times.

Monday’s issue of The Hollywood Reporter will contain an article headlined “Justices set to hear MGM v. Grokster.”

Agence France Presse reports that “P2P case comes up this week” (found via Google News, no less!).

c|net News.Com reports that “Mark Cuban to finance Grokster defense.”

Saturday’s edition of The San Jose Mercury News reported that “Grokster case pits tech innovation vs. Hollywood’s rights.”

And in Thursday’s edition of The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Linda Campbell had an essay entitled “Moguls vs. millions of file-swappers.”

Posted at 10:14 PM by Howard Bashman

“Signature drive for cross gets push at holiday events”: The San Diego Union-Tribune today contains an article that begins, “A push to keep the cross on Mount Soledad continued yesterday as signature collectors fanned throughout San Diego County.”

Posted at 8:45 PM by Howard Bashman

“When filibusters were real”: The Boston Herald today contains an editorial that begins, “There’s been a lot of agita about the possibility of the Senate’s majority Republicans using a ‘nuclear option’ when sessions resume this week to change the rules of the Senate to prevent filibusters of the president’s judicial nominees.” According to the U.S. Senate’s web site, the Senate won’t be back in session until Monday, April 4, 2005.

Posted at 7:30 PM by Howard Bashman

“What influence international law has in US courtrooms; High Court Monday considers conflicting rights surrounding noncitizens on death row”: Warren Richey will have this article in Monday’s edition of The Christian Science Monitor.

Posted at 5:18 PM by Howard Bashman

“Phrase causes flap at FdL High School”: Friday’s edition of The Reporter of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin contained an article that begins, “After a two-week debate over use of the phrase ‘God Bless America’ in an all-school announcement at Fond du Lac High School, junior Calvin Freiburger used the phrase again Thursday — this time with the consent of the administration.”

I first noted this matter Wednesday in a post that you can access here.

Posted at 4:33 PM by Howard Bashman

Access online the lyrics to “I’m Larry Tribe”: I previously linked to the audio (Windows Media Player required) of this song parody performed as part of the Harvard Law School Parody 2005 “Finding Nemo Contributorily Negligent,” and now you can access the lyrics at this link.

Posted at 3:20 PM by Howard Bashman

On this date in “How Appealing” history: One year ago today, I had a post titled “Democrats in the Senate Issue Threat to Block Court Nominees” linking to this New York Times article and other press coverage.

And believe it or not, it was a full two years ago today that the Senate Judiciary Committee voted by a 10-9 margin along party lines to approve the nomination of Priscilla R. Owen to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. My report on that vote can be found here. As The Dallas Morning News reported two years ago tomorrow, “Split Senate panel backs Owen’s nomination; Texas judge gets 2nd chance after defeat by Democrats last year.” At that day’s Judiciary Committee business meeting, as noted in a text linked in my post titled “Senator Patrick J. Leahy (D-VT) has a few things he’d like to say,” Senator Leahy stated about the Owen nomination that “Never before has a President resubmitted a circuit court nominee already rejected by the Senate Judiciary Committee, for the same vacancy.”

Posted at 2:45 PM by Howard Bashman

“I’m Larry Tribe”: The audio (Windows Media Player required) from this song parody performed to the tune of “I will survive” as part of the Harvard Law School Parody 2005 (the show was titled “Finding Nemo Contributorily Negligent”) can be accessed at this link. Some of the lyrics to the song are reproduced in the April 4, 2005 print edition of The Weekly Standard. The writers of this year’s show are Jamie Auslander, Jeremy Blachman, Taylor Dasher, Andi Friedman, Rebecca Ingber, and Justin Shanes. Perhaps later today I’ll post online the complete lyrics. Or, perhaps not.

Posted at 1:22 PM by Howard Bashman

“Supreme Court Nominations: Prospects & Consequences for the Court and the Nation.” This program is scheduled to occur at American University Washington College of Law on Wednesday, April 6, 2005.

A law professor there has emailed to advise the following are slated to participate in the program as panelists or moderators: Drew S. Days; Charles Fried; Marci A. Hamilton; David A. Strauss; Nina Totenberg; Bradford Berenson; Manuel Miranda; Clifford Sloan; Ronald Weich; and Tom Goldstein. There’s no word yet concerning whether the event will be broadcasted online.

Posted at 1:00 PM by Howard Bashman

“It’s Starr vs. ACLU in Waikiki”: The Honolulu Advertiser today contains an article that begins, “The Terri Schiavo legal saga in Florida was the first topic of a debate yesterday as former Whitewater special prosecutor Kenneth Starr and ACLU national president Nadine Strossen traded views and lighthearted barbs at the fourth Davis Levin First Amendment Conference at the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Waikiki.”

Posted at 12:52 PM by Howard Bashman

“Anti-Bias Law Has Backfired at Berkeley”: Robert J. Birgeneau, chancellor of UC Berkeley, has this op-ed today in The Los Angeles Times.

Posted at 12:50 PM by Howard Bashman

The Sacramento Bee is reporting: Today’s newspaper contains articles headlined “Abortion-rights battle shaping up; The ballot plan would require parents of minors to be notified at least 48 hours in advance” and “Foreign national’s case under review; High court faces the question of whether state convictions violated international law.”

And yesterday, the newspaper contained articles headlined “Partner law faces test in court; Critics say law on same-sex unions is unconstitutional” and “History-making judge known as tough but fair.”

Posted at 12:23 PM by Howard Bashman

Happy belated birthday to Justice Sandra Day O’Connor: As noted here, she celebrated her 75th birthday yesterday.

Posted at 9:12 AM by Howard Bashman

“Schiavo case offers dramatic lesson in government, politics, rule of law”: Stephen Henderson of Knight Ridder Newspapers provides this report.

Posted at 9:05 AM by Howard Bashman

“Legal battle over, parents seek miracle; While each side has a different take on Terri Schiavo’s condition, her family settles into a somber and silent wait”: This article appears today in The St. Petersburg Times, along with an article headlined “Schiavo’s legacy may live in debate; End-of-life issues may never be addressed the same after the unprecedented intervention in her case.”

The Tampa Tribune reports that “Schindlers Turn Inward For Easter.”

The Orlando Sentinel contains an article headlined “Uneasy street: Furor at hospice riles neighbors.”

The Miami Herald reports that “Parents end legal fight.”

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that “At vigil, Schiavo depicted as new martyr; Appeals rejected; her parents run out of legal options.”

The Los Angeles Times contains articles headlined “Dismissal of Parents’ Claim May Mark End of Legal Battle; They say their daughter tried to utter: ‘I want to live’; After a judge and the state Supreme Court reject the latest petition, few options remain” and “A Family’s Slow Descent Into Loathing: Michael Schiavo and his in-laws stuck together, but then a settlement planted seeds of discord.”

The Washington Post reports that “Fla. High Court Rejects Schindlers’ Appeal” and “Bush’s Back-and-Forth Reflects Rift in Party.”

The Chicago Tribune contains an article headlined “Before tragedy, an ordinary life; Accounts diverge on Terri Schiavo and her thoughts about life support, but friends and family paint a portrait of a woman who liked hanging with friends, worked to get by and weathered marriage’s high.”

The Boston Globe reports that “Schiavo family vigil nearing end.”

Finally, The New York Times reports that “Governor Is Pressed on Schiavo as Legal Moves Dwindle.” The Week in Review section contains essays entitled “The Dangers of Political Theater” and “Did Descartes Doom Terri Schiavo?” And columnist Frank Rich has an essay entitled “The God Racket, From DeMille to DeLay.”

Posted at 8:44 AM by Howard Bashman

“A Star Reporter Fights Subpoena, and Criticism; Some applaud Judith Miller for protecting her sources, but question what they call her uncritical coverage of Iraq weapons programs”: This article appears today in The Los Angeles Times.

Posted at 8:30 AM by Howard Bashman

“DeLay Family Outcome Different From Schiavo’s”: Sunday’s edition of The Los Angeles Times will contain an article that begins, “A family tragedy unfolding in a Texas hospital during the fall of 1988 was a private ordeal — without judges, emergency sessions of Congress or the raging debate outside Terri Schiavo’s Florida hospice.”

Posted at 12:10 AM by Howard Bashman