How Appealing

Saturday, April 2, 2005

On this date in “How Appealing” history: Two years ago today was the day after oral arguments in the University of Michigan racial preferences in university admissions cases. I collected news coverage here and here. Also on April 2, 2003, as I noted here, the fourth cloture vote on the nomination of Miguel A. Estrada to the D.C. Circuit failed by a margin of 55-44. And I had a post titled “Divided Ninth Circuit panel holds that murder suspect’s lawyer doesn’t provide ineffective assistance by telling police where to find the dead bodies.”

Finally, one year ago tonight, I noted that “Florida voters get chance to amend state constitution to make it more difficult to amend state constitution.”

Posted at 11:30 PM by Howard Bashman

“Shootings Fuel a Drive to Ease Gun Laws”: Sunday’s edition of The New York Times will contain an article that begins, “Paul Bucher, the district attorney for the Wisconsin county where a man opened fire in a church service last month, killing seven people and himself, has one answer to the deadly mass shootings around the country in recent weeks: more guns.” The article also mentions the issue of violence against judges and their family members.

Posted at 8:50 PM by Howard Bashman

“Accord shields Newdow allies; New challenge to Pledge of Allegiance keeps names of eight co-plaintiffs secret”: This article appeared Wednesday in The Sacramento Bee.

Posted at 4:00 PM by Howard Bashman

“A senator fires back at DeLay remarks; Democrat says statements about the Schiavo case were threats that violated the law”: The Houston Chronicle contains this article today.

The Washington Post reports today that “DeLay Wants Panel to Review Role of Courts; Democrats Criticize His Attack on Judges.”

In The San Francisco Chronicle, Bob Egelko reports that “Schiavo case widens divide between Congress and courts.”

The Providence (R.I.) Journal contains an article headlined “Reed: DeLay’s words in Schiavo case ‘reckless’; The Texas Republican said that the federal judges who refused to order the replacement of the brain-damaged woman’s feeding tube would be held ‘responsible.’

The New York Times contains an article headlined “On the Day After, Attending to the Details of Death.”

The Denver Post contains an editorial entitled “DeLay needs a civics lesson.”

The Roanoke Times contains an editorial entitled “Threatened judges, threatened freedom: An independent judiciary, unfairly maligned in the Schiavo case, is crucial to the checks and balances that protect all Americans’ rights.”

And yesterday’s broadcast of the Rush Limbaugh Show contained a segment titled “DeLay Vows to Rein in Judiciary; Kennedy Accuses Him of Inciting Violence” (transcript with link to audio).

Posted at 8:45 AM by Howard Bashman