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Thursday, April 21, 2005

Access online this evening’s “Constitutional Conversation with Justices Breyer, O’Connor and Scalia, moderated by ‘Meet the Press’ host Tim Russert”: Via C-SPAN, you can now access online by clicking here the video of this evening’s event, which I first noted in this post earlier today.

Posted at 11:45 PM by Howard Bashman

“3 justices offer inside look at how they approach their work”: Stephen Henderson of Knight Ridder Newspapers provides this report.

Posted at 11:40 PM by Howard Bashman

“Officials prepared for long hazmat suit”: The Washington Times today contains an article that begins, “D.C. officials said yesterday that they are prepared to go to the U.S. Supreme Court with their legal fight to ban trains carrying hazardous materials through the city.”

Posted at 11:22 PM by Howard Bashman

“Top court wants more on Lambert appeal; At least one justice is seeking more information from prosecution about convicted killer’s case”: The Lancaster New Era today contains an article that begins, “Someone at the nation’s highest court is curious about Lisa Michelle Lambert. At least one U.S. Supreme Court justice recently asked prosecutors to spell out exactly why the court should not hear Lambert’s appeal of her conviction for the 1991 murder of 16-year-old Laurie Show.”

Posted at 11:20 PM by Howard Bashman

“With Party-Line Vote, Committee Sends Two Judicial Nominees to Senate”: Neil A. Lewis will have this article Friday in The New York Times.

Posted at 10:02 PM by Howard Bashman

“Senate panel approves controversial judges in tense session”: This article will appear Friday in The Philadelphia Inquirer.

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram will report on Friday that “Committee vote pushes Senate closer to ‘constitutional crisis.’

The McClatchy Newspapers report that “Controversial judges get Senate committee approval.”

The San Antonio Express-News provides a news update headlined “Republicans move closer to judicial selections.”

And you can access online a transcript from today’s broadcast of The Rush Limbaugh Show entitled “GOP Just Cannot Act Like the Majority.”

Posted at 9:05 PM by Howard Bashman

“Constitutional Conversation with Justices Breyer, O’Connor and Scalia, moderated by ‘Meet the Press’ host Tim Russert”: This program, which I described here earlier today, is now being televised live on C-SPAN2.

Posted at 7:14 PM by Howard Bashman

“Lay Off Our Judiciary”: Former Solicitor General Theodore B. Olson has this op-ed today in The Wall Street Journal. And no, despite the op-ed’s title, Olson is not suggesting that members of the judiciary be furloughed.

Posted at 5:30 PM by Howard Bashman

“Senate committee sidelines hearing for N.C. federal judge”: The Associated Press reports here that “The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday approved two of President Bush’s most controversial appeals court nominees while allowing a third, a North Carolina federal judge, to remain sidelined.”

Posted at 5:14 PM by Howard Bashman

“Coburn to the Rescue! Stopping a Specter-backed asbestos trust fund.” Matt Kibbe has this essay today at National Review Online.

Posted at 5:10 PM by Howard Bashman

The rationale behind the Seventh Circuit’s change in the manner in which it makes its opinions available over its web site: As I first noted here yesterday and “The Indiana Law Blog” noted here soon thereafter, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has changed the way it posts its decisions online.

Today an email arrived from someone in the know at the Seventh Circuit explaining that “the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts is discouraging static links [to opinions] on the ground that they are too easily exploited by mischief-makers.” Interesting.

Posted at 3:28 PM by Howard Bashman

“Judiciary Panel Approves Owen, Brown”: provides this report.

Bloomberg News reports that “U.S. Senate Panel Sends Bush Judicial Nominees to Full Senate.”

Jesse J. Holland of The Associated Press reports that “Showdown Nears Over Bush Judicial Nominees.”

At National Review Online, Sean Rushton has an essay entitled “Filibuster Rules: Then & Now; In 1995, 19 Democrats voted to eliminate all filibusters.”

People For the American Way has issued a press release entitled “Nuclear Countdown: Committee Vote on Previously Rejected Nominees Brings Senate One Step Closer to Frist’s Fiasco.”

And Alliance for Justice has two press releases today: “Alliance for Justice Opposes Nominations of Brown and Owen; Activist Judges Determined to Remake the Law” and “Alliance for Justice Applauds Legal Community’s Steadfast Resolve to Preserve Checks and Balances.” In connection with the second of those two press releases, you can access online three letters released today addressed to Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, M.D. (R-TN): “Law Professors’ Letter“; “Law Students’ Letter“; and “Legal Luminaries’ Letter.” At “The Volokh Conspiracy,” “Juan Non-Volokh” comments here on the law professors’ letter.

Posted at 2:50 PM by Howard Bashman

“Senate Panel OKs Bush Judicial Nominees”: Jesse J. Holland of The Associated Press reports here that today the Senate Judiciary Committee voted 10-8, along party lines, to recommend to the full U.S. Senate the approval of D.C. Circuit nominee Janice Rogers Brown and Fifth Circuit nominee Priscilla R. Owen.

The article also notes that “North Carolina judge Terrence W. Boyle, a former aide to retired Sen. Jesse Helms, R-N.C., who expected a committee vote as well, was held over after Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., requested extra time to review some of his rulings as a U.S. District judge.”

Posted at 12:30 PM by Howard Bashman

“In Defense of ‘Judicial Tyranny’: The religious right’s court-unpacking scheme.” Julian Sanchez has this essay online at Reason.

Posted at 12:15 PM by Howard Bashman

In today’s edition of The Sacramento Bee: Claire Cooper, legal affairs writer for The SacBee, has an article headlined “Bull or not, cow ads OK; State high court steers clear of cheese marketing credibility” that begins:

The state Supreme Court on Wednesday dealt the death blow to an animal-rights case that raised the age-old question: How now brown cow? The world may never know the answer.

Without so much as a moo, the justices turned down an appeal that challenged the legality of California’s “happy cows” advertisements — those bucolic television and billboard scenes of laid-back cows, grazing in the green, green grass.

In other news, “Bill aims to settle claims on asbestos.”

And an article reports that “Inmate wields blog in deportation fight.” You can access the blog in question at this link.

Posted at 11:12 AM by Howard Bashman

“Constitutional Conversation with Justices Breyer, O’Connor and Scalia, moderated by ‘Meet the Press’ host Tim Russert”: This program — sponsored by the National Constitution Center, The Aspen Institute, and the National Archives and Records Administration — is scheduled to get underway at 7 p.m. this evening at the National Archives in Washington, DC. For those unable to attend in person, C-SPAN3 is scheduled to broadcast the event live online. And once C-SPAN makes the video available online, on demand, I’ll be sure to post a link here.

Posted at 10:25 AM by Howard Bashman