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Thursday, April 28, 2005

“Will Rehnquist End 33-Year Career?” Hope Yen of The Associated Press has a report that begins, “The Supreme Court has heard its last argument of the session. Now the question is whether ailing Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist has heard the last argument of his 33-year career on the high court.”

Posted at 11:45 PM by Howard Bashman

It’s a boy! Warm congratulations to Dahlia Lithwick and her husband Aaron on the birth of their second son, who arrived at 3:48 this morning. The new arrival is incredibly cute, and — watch out young ladies — he’s got a head full of blond hair.

Posted at 11:32 PM by Howard Bashman

“It’s More than Judges: The filibuster-happy Democrats have a grand scheme.” Larry Kudlow has this essay today at National Review Online.

Posted at 11:23 PM by Howard Bashman

“GOP Offers Trade-Off on Filibusters; Reid Calls Proposal ‘Wet Kiss’ to Right”: The Washington Post on Friday will contain this article.

Posted at 11:20 PM by Howard Bashman

“Barnes’ move to city clears big hurdle; Court denies bid to keep art collection in Merion”: This article appears today in The Philadelphia Inquirer.

The Philadelphia Daily News reports today that “All systems go for Barnes move; Pa. Supreme Court sets aside appeal.”

The Philadelphia Business Journal reports that “Barnes wins legal ruling.”

The Associated Press reports that “Pa. Supreme Court tosses appeal over renowned art collection.”

The Chronicle of Philanthropy reports that “Pennsylvania’s Highest Court Allows Multibillion-Dollar Art Collection to Move.”

And The New York Times provides a newsbrief headlined “A Victory for the Barnes.”

You can access yesterday’s ruling of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania at this link.

Posted at 11:14 PM by Howard Bashman

“Frist Offers Compromise on Judicial Posts”: This article will appear Friday in The New York Times.

The Washington Post provides a news update headlined “Frist Offers Deal for Vote on Judges.”

The Los Angeles Times provides a news update headlined “Democrats Reject Frist’s Filibuster Deal.”

Tom Curry, national affairs writer for MSNBC, reports that “Democrats nix filibuster proposal; But Senate Democratic leader hints at party abstaining from blocking tactics.” MSNBC also offers a report headlined “Bush: Judicial filibusters not attack on ‘faith’; He rejects theory of
conservative Christians

United Press Internationaloffers a report headlined “Bush: Dems filibuster based on philosophy.”

Jesse J. Holland of The Associated Press reports that “Frist Won’t Budge on Filibuster Demands.”

Thomas Ferraro of Reuters reports that “Republican Leader Offers Compromise on Judges.”

This evening’s broadcast of NPR‘s “All Things Considered” contained segments entitled “Senate Republicans Offer Compromise on Judicial Filibusters” and “The Record on Judicial Nominations” (featuring Nina Totenberg). RealPlayer is required to launch these audio segments.

The web site of Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, M.D. (R-TN) contains a news release entitled “Frist Offers Proposal To End Judicial Nominations Impasse” that provides additional details (see here, here, and here) relating to the proposal.

Posted at 10:40 PM by Howard Bashman

Back home, for now: Until my next trip out-of-town, a blog-related speaking appearance tomorrow evening at Harvard Law School that will have me back on the road midday tomorrow.

Posted at 10:22 PM by Howard Bashman

“ACLU files petition on behalf of Wiccan witch”: The Richmond Times-Dispatch today contains an article that begins, “The American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia has filed a petition on behalf of Cynthia Simpson, a witch of the Wiccan faith, seeking to reverse a ruling that upheld Chesterfield County’s decision to bar her from giving the invocation at Board of Supervisors meetings.”

Posted at 7:25 AM by Howard Bashman

“U.S. lawsuit: Synagogue is bias victim; The U.S. Department of Justice has sued Hollywood, charging the city with discriminating against a synagogue.” This article appears today in The Miami Herald.

Posted at 7:08 AM by Howard Bashman

“Filibuster Vote Will Be Hard to Predict; Undecided Republicans Are Big Unknown”: The Washington Post contains this article today.

The Los Angeles Times reports that “Gore Criticizes Republicans on Filibuster Issue; Former vice president says senators trying to forbid the practice in judicial nominations are misusing religion and threatening democracy.”

The News Journal of Wilmington, Delaware reports that “Biden warns GOP on ‘nuclear option’; Effort to end filibusters on nominees goes too far, senator says.”

The Rapid City Journal reports that “Senators hope filibuster fight over judges will not derail highway bill.”

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that “‘Nuclear’ fallout could turn against Democrats.”

The San Francisco Chronicle contains a front page article headlined “Congress sinks into partisan quagmire; Procedural battles take priority over health care, deficit.”

The Montgomery Advertiser reports that “Panel may debate Pryor nomination.”

The Daily Princetonian reports that “Frist protest continues for third day.”

The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that “Court of public opinion focuses on the filibuster; Protesters hope to preserve process for blocking judges.”

The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that “Santa Feans demonstrate against GOP filibuster ban.”

The Press-Enterprise of Riverside, California reports that “Rallies protest bid to halt filibusters.”

The Arizona Republic reports that “Preserving filibuster has support in Arizona.”

The Rocky Mountain News reports that “Courthouse protesters defend Senate Dems’ use of filibuster” and “Salazar regrets ‘Antichrist’ barb; Senator says he meant only to accuse Dobson of being ‘self-serving.’

The Gazette of Colorado Springs reports that “Salazar offers ‘regrets’ to Focus.”

The Contra Costa Times reports that “Walnut Creek rally protests GOP changes to filibuster rule.”

The Ventura County Star reports that “More than 30 show support for filibusters.”

The Roanoke Times reports that “Rally draws protesters downtown; ‘No filibuster means no democracy as far as we’re concerned,’ one woman said.”

The Brownsville Herald reports that “Protesters rally for stronger political voice.”

The Akron Beacon Journal reports that “Protest defends judicial filibuster; Akron rally, others across U.S. object to Bush’s court nominees.”

The Daily Local News of West Chester, Pennsylvania reports that “Democratic coalition holds rally.”

The Citizens Voice of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania reports that “Local protest hits GOP plan to change voting rules.”

The Corvallis Gazette-Times reports that “Rally brings calls to save filibuster.”

The Daily Illini reports that “Local residents defend filibuster.”

The Daily Texan reports that “Protesters target nuclear option.”

The North Texas Daily reports that “Group protests Republican filibuster changes at Union.”

In commentary, The Montgomery Advertiser contains an editorial entitled “Numbers could alter filibuster argument.”

The New York Times contains an editorial entitled “Leading With the Women.”

The Boston Globe contains an editorial entitled “Frist principles.”

The Orlando Sentinel contains an editorial entitled “End stalemate: In the fight over Bush’s judicial nominees, both parties need to bend.”

The News-Leader of Springfield, Missouri contains an editorial entitled “Filibuster debate full of hypocrisy; Both parties find ways to derail radical judges.”

The Nashua Telegraph contains an editorial entitled “Drop attempt to end filibuster maneuvers.”

In The Charlotte Observer, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Dole (R-NC) has an op-ed entitled “Nominees deserve a vote: Filibuster prevents U.S. Senate from doing its constitutional duty.”

The Washington Times today contains op-eds by Thomas Sowell and Donald Lambro.

In The Rocky Mountain News, columnist Mike Littwin has an essay entitled “Salazar loses high ground in Dobson fight.”

Finally for now, at, Ross Mackenzie has an essay entitled “How long will the Senate tolerate the intolerable?

Posted at 6:34 AM by Howard Bashman

“Justices Question Andersen Conviction; Two Express Doubts About Law Applied In Enron-Related Case”: This article appears today in The Washington Post.

In USA Today, Joan Biskupic reports that “Supreme Court could reverse Andersen conviction; Timing, intent at issue in shredding of Enron papers.”

Jan Crawford Greenburg of The Chicago Tribune reports that “Justices’ queries tilt to Andersen; File destruction may not have been illegal.”

Michael McGough of The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that “Justices skeptical of U.S. argument on accountants; Arthur Andersen conviction in doubt.”

Mary Flood of The Houston Chronicle reports that “Some justices are skeptical; Andersen case causes concern on high court.”

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that “Justices question intent in Andersen appeal.”

And on yesterday evening’s broadcast of the PBS program “The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer,” Jan Crawford Greenburg of The Chicago Tribune had this audio report (RealPlayer required).

Posted at 6:20 AM by Howard Bashman