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Friday, April 22, 2005

“Cheney Backs End of Filibustering”: This article will appear Saturday in The New York Times.

Saturday’s edition of The Chicago Tribune will report that “Filibuster fight continues in Senate, Cheney voices opinion.”

Financial Times will report on Saturday that “Business urges Republicans to avoid move to block filibusters.”

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that “Baptist preachers ask church not to host anti-Democrat rally.”

And The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Saturday will contain an editorial entitled “Frist can calm the waters.”

Posted at 11:40 PM by Howard Bashman

“Moussaoui pleads guilty, plea accepted”: Lyle Denniston has this post online at “SCOTUSblog.” Lyle’s post also includes the text of the admission of guilt that Zacarias Moussaoui signed today and Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales’ statement issued after Moussaoui’s guilty pleas were accepted.

Posted at 10:45 PM by Howard Bashman

“Virginia Justices Set Death Sentence in Washington Sniper Case”: Adam Liptak will have this article Saturday in The New York Times.

Posted at 10:12 PM by Howard Bashman

“Cheney Enters Fray on Judicial Nominees; Vice President Vows to Ban Filibusters on Judges If His Vote Is Needed to Break a Tie”: This article will appear Saturday in The Washington Post.

The New York Times provides a news update headlined “Cheney Enters Filibuster Fight, Backing Change in Senate Rules.”

And The Los Angeles Times provides a news update headlined “Cheney Says He’d Vote to End Judge Filibusters; Cheney’s decision to take a public stance — and Reid’s vociferous response — illustrated the heightened emotions on both sides as they gear up for a serious confrontation.”

Posted at 9:05 PM by Howard Bashman

Authorities say finger fraudulently found in food: The San Jose Mercury News provides news updates headlined “SJ chief says ‘CSI’ type of investigation cracked finger case; Police still trying to determine finger’s origin“; “Prosecutors must prove finger suspect planned to falsely accuse Wendy’s; Attempted grand theft is common charge“; and “Wendy’s suspect accused of bilking Sunnyvale janitor.”

The San Francisco Chronicle provides a news update headlined “Ayala charged with attempted grand theft in Wendy’s finger case.”

The Los Angeles Times provides a news update headlined “Police Arrest Chili Finger Finder.”

And Saturday’s edition of The New York Times will report that “Finger in Chili Is Called Hoax; Las Vegas Woman Is Charged.”

Posted at 9:00 PM by Howard Bashman

Justice Sundae: Is it a religious event opposing judicial filibusters or is it an ice cream treat available for purchase at the U.S. Supreme Court‘s cafeteria? Supposedly C-SPAN will be broadcasting some or all of this Sunday’s “Justice Sunday” event, and you can learn much more about the event via this link.

Posted at 5:50 PM by Howard Bashman

“AEI Lochner Event on Video”: At “The Volokh Conspiracy,” David Bernstein notes here that you can access online via this link the video of an event he participated in today. Law Professor Jeffrey Rosen‘s video segment is rather funny when he discusses Bernstein’s blogging at “The Volokh Conspiracy.”

Posted at 5:44 PM by Howard Bashman

In news from Connecticut: Lynne Tuohy of The Hartford Courant has a news update headlined “Ross Ruled Competent” that begins, “Serial killer Michael Ross is mentally competent to forgo further appeals and proceed to his execution May 11, Superior Court Judge Patrick Clifford has ruled.” You can access today’s ruling at this link.

Posted at 4:00 PM by Howard Bashman

“Ruling Saves Part of D.C. Gun Liability Law; Appeals Court Says Victims May Sue Makers, Sellers of Automatic Weapons”: The Washington Post today contains this article reporting on yesterday’s en banc ruling of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.

For even more evidence that this court’s name is capable of causing confusion, Jurist’s “Paper Chase” offers a post titled “Federal appeals court reinstates suit against gun manufacturers” that begins, “The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has revived part of 2000 lawsuit against gun manufacturers seeking to hold the companies liable for shootings carried out with automatic weapons.”

Posted at 3:12 PM by Howard Bashman

Mr. Vice President, her name is Priscilla Owen, not Patricia Owen: Jesse J. Holland reports that “Cheney Weighs in on Judicial Filibusters.” And Reuters reports that “Cheney Vows to Vote to End Judicial Filibusters.”

Via C-SPAN, you can view online by clicking here (RealPlayer required) the speech that Vice President Dick Cheney delivered today at the Republican National Lawyers Association 2005 Conference. The Vice President’s discussion of judicial nominations and filibusters begins at nine minutes into the video segment.

Posted at 2:44 PM by Howard Bashman

“US business worried by Republicans’ filibuster plan”: Financial Times provides this report.

The Denver Post reports that “Salazar, Focus escalating salvos; Colo. senator urges Dobson to quit assailing faith of Dems.”

The Rocky Mountain News reports that “Salazar lets fly; Focus on Family aims to create theocracy in U.S., senator says.” The newspaper has also posted online “Sen. Ken Salazar’s letter to Dr. James Dobson.”

The Oregonian reports that “Smith urges give, take on nominees.”

The written transcript of yesterday evening’s segment entitled “Judicial Wars” from PBS‘s “The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer” can now be accessed here.

The Union Leader of Manchester, New Hampshire today contains an editorial entitled “Filibuster fibs: Both sides are telling them.”

And Human Events Online offers an essay by David Limbaugh entitled “The Constitutional Option: What’s Really at Stake” and an essay by Oliver North entitled “The GOP Confirmation Train Wreck.”

Posted at 2:30 PM by Howard Bashman

“Lawyers: Moussaoui Unfit to Plead Guilty.” The Associated Press offers this report. Zacarias Moussaoui is scheduled to plead guilty at 3p.m. today, and many members of the press are scheduled to be present. You can access the trial court’s docket entries in the case at this link. Stay tuned for continuing coverage.

Posted at 1:38 PM by Howard Bashman

“Split Decision: On courts, liberals are more divided than you think.” David Fontana has this essay today online at The New Republic.

Posted at 1:28 PM by Howard Bashman

“Judge Ed Carnes: Judicial Iconoclast.” Paul Horwitz has this post online at “PrawfsBlawg” about one of the federal appellate judiciary’s best thinkers and writers.

Posted at 11:15 AM by Howard Bashman

Employees’ attempts to flee from World Trade Center following 9/11 terrorist attack don’t qualify as “business trip,” British court decides: This article appears today in The New York Post.

Posted at 10:50 AM by Howard Bashman

“Judicial Wars”: You can access here and here (Windows Media Player required) two interesting segments from yesterday evening’s broadcast of the PBS program “The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer.” The second of those two segments contains a detailed discussion of how and when the so-called “nuclear option” could be implemented.

Posted at 10:44 AM by Howard Bashman

“2 Evangelicals Want to Strip Courts’ Funds; Taped at a private conference, the leaders outline ways to punish jurists they oppose”: This article appears today in The Los Angeles Times.

And today in The Washington Post, columnist Charles Krauthammer has an op-ed entitled “Judicial Insanity.”

Posted at 10:30 AM by Howard Bashman

“3 Justices Respond Personally to Criticism of U.S. Judiciary”: This article appears today in The New York Times. Last night, I linked here to C-SPAN’s online video of the event.

Posted at 7:22 AM by Howard Bashman

Police investigation points finger at woman who claims to have found finger in Wendy’s chili: The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports today that “LV woman arrested in finger case; Ayala held on fugitive warrant in chili incident at Wendy’s restaurant.”

The San Francisco Chronicle reports today that “Woman in finger case arrested; She claimed she found digit in bowl of Wendy’s chili.”

And The San Jose Mercury News reports that “Woman who said she found finger arrested; She is booked on grand larceny charges linked to S.J. incident.”

Posted at 7:15 AM by Howard Bashman