How Appealing

Saturday, April 30, 2005

“Supreme Court nullifies sexual conduct law”: The Kansas City Star today contains an article that begins, “It soon will be legal for flashers to expose themselves to children in Missouri, unless the state Supreme Court changes a ruling it issued this week.”

In earlier coverage, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that “Court decision could free sexual offenders” and “Beine sex case has officials searching for answer.”

I previously noted this matter in a post you can access here.

Posted at 11:59 PM by Howard Bashman

“Voice of the Florida Supreme Court to retire; Barnes instituted standards at court”: This article appears today in The Tallahassee Democrat.

Posted at 11:58 PM by Howard Bashman

“Colo. Court Considers Juror Questions”: The Associated Press reports here that “The relatively new practice of allowing jurors to submit questions for witnesses during criminal and civil trials, upheld elsewhere in the country in federal courts, is facing a new legal test before Colorado’s highest court.”

Posted at 11:57 PM by Howard Bashman

“Laramie men face charges”: The Laramie (Wyo.) Boomerang today contains an article that begins, “Two Laramie men are facing obscenity charges for allegedly building a snow sculpture of a phallus in their front yard.”

Posted at 11:56 PM by Howard Bashman

In Sunday’s edition of The New York Times: In the Week in Review section, Law Professor Jeffrey Rosen will have an article headlined “The Brawl That May Erupt Over the High Court,” while Sheryl Gay Stolberg will have an article headlined “Dr. Frist’s Twist.”

And columnist David Brooks will have an op-ed entitled “Let’s Make a Deal” that begins, “Bill Frist should have taken the deal.” In the op-ed, Brooks reports that “I’ve been reliably informed that Reid also vowed to prevent a filibuster on the next Supreme Court nominee.”

Posted at 11:55 PM by Howard Bashman

“Girl, 13, argues right to abortion; Judge asked to reverse decision by state guardian”: The South Florida Sun-Sentinel contains this article today.

The Palm Beach Post reports that “Head of DCF opted to challenge girl’s abortion plans.”

And The Miami Herald reports that “DCF still failing to locate runaways, advocates say; The case of a pregnant 13-year-old raises familiar questions about the state’s efforts to locate and protect missing and runaway foster kids.”

Posted at 5:40 PM by Howard Bashman

“Falwell lays down marker for Warner”: The News & Advance of Lynchburg, Virginia today contains an article that begins, “The Rev. Jerry Falwell on Friday drew a political line in the sand and warned U.S. Sen. John Warner not to step to the other side. Warner, a Virginia Republican, could hold a critical vote on a GOP initiative to halt Democratic filibusters of President Bush’s judicial candidates.”

The State of Columbia, South Carolina today contains an editorial entitled “U.S. Senate needs attitude change, not rules change.”

In The Washington Times, Terence P. Jeffrey has an op-ed entitled “A savvy justice stalled.”

And at, Mark Alexander has an essay entitled “The Demos’ full-o-bluster.”

Posted at 7:10 AM by Howard Bashman

“Bush Backs Abortion Measure; He Urges Senate to Enact House Bill on Parental Notification”: This article appeared yesterday in The Washington Post.

Posted at 7:02 AM by Howard Bashman