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Thursday, April 14, 2005

On the agenda: The Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hold an executive business meeting at 9:30 a.m. today. On the agenda are four nominees to the U.S. Courts of Appeals and two nominees to the U.S. District Courts.

Also today, as I previously detailed here, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit will hear oral arguments in three important abortion-related appeals. Because the Eighth Circuit provides online access to oral argument audiotapes, I will supply links to the oral argument audio just as soon the tapes are posted.

Posted at 8:12 AM by Howard Bashman

“Lead the Way: Senate Republicans may not understand the true stakes in the coming judicial showdown.” Hugh Hewitt has this essay online today at The Weekly Standard.

The transcript from a segment titled “Let’s Just Be the Minority, GOP” from yesterday’s broadcast of The Rush Limbaugh show is available online.

The Hill today contains an article headlined “GOP fears it’s losing Frist v. Reid.”

The St. Petersburg Times today contains an editorial entitled “30-second civics lesson.”

The News Leader of Staunton, Virginia contains an editorial entitled “Hate it now, love it later.”

In The New York Daily News, columnist Richard Schwartz has an essay entitled “Bench bad judges, not filibuster.”

And in The Massachusetts Daily Collegian, Thomas Naughton has an essay entitled “‘R’ is for ‘Rule-breakers.’

Posted at 7:15 AM by Howard Bashman

“DeLay regrets remarks about Schiavo judges; House leader says he’s still pursuing a congressional review of rulings”: This article appears today in The Houston Chronicle.

The Dallas Morning News reports today that “DeLay backs off judge remarks; He apologizes for ‘inartful’ comment about Schiavo case.”

The Los Angeles Times reports that “DeLay Tempers His Statements; The beleaguered House majority leader issues an apology for his comments criticizing federal judges after Terri Schiavo’s death.”

The Chicago Tribune reports that “Embattled DeLay says he’s sorry; Comment on Schiavo judges called ‘inartful.’

The Boston Globe reports that “DeLay apologizes for blaming federal judges in Schiavo case; But House leader calls for probe of ‘judicial activism.’

Newsday reports that “DeLay sorry for comment on judges.”

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that “DeLay mum on ethics; Says charges part of ‘Democratic agenda’; GOP leader still seeks probe of Schiavo judges.”

USA Today reports that “DeLay apologizes for judges remark.”

In commentary, The Detroit Free Press today contains an editorial entitled “Judge Attack: Vitriol must stop; the president should lead defense.”

Cox Newspapers columnist Tom Teepen today has an essay entitled “Demands That Judges Toe The Line On Ideology Is A Slippery Slope” in The Day of New London, Connecticut.

And FindLaw commentator Edward Lazarus has an essay entitled “The Schiavo Case’s Fallout Must Not Make Us Lose Sight of a Key Truth: Our Imperial Judiciary’s Problems Transcend Partisanship.”

Posted at 6:45 AM by Howard Bashman