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Sunday, May 1, 2005

“Doubts About Mandate for Bush, GOP”: Monday’s edition of The Washington Post will contain this news analysis, which includes mention of judicial filibusters and the “nuclear option.”

Posted at 11:45 PM by Howard Bashman

“A ‘nuclear’ attack on the Constitution: Changing the Senate’s filibuster rules a dangerous option.” Law Professor Geoffrey R. Stone has this op-ed today in The Chicago Tribune.

And this past Wednesday, while work had me on the road, The Washington Post published an editorial entitled “Nuclear Deterrence.”

Posted at 10:00 PM by Howard Bashman

“Group to Launch Ad Campaign to Help GOP”: The Associated Press reports here that “An organization with strong Republican ties intends to spend $1.5 million on television commercials over next two weeks to help Senate GOP leaders in a showdown over President Bush’s judicial nominees.”

Posted at 7:54 PM by Howard Bashman

“Court’s Secrets In New Light; Documents Show How Cases Were Concealed”: The Hartford Courant today contains an article that begins, “The state’s judicial branch began an organized effort in the 1990s to hide the existence of some lawsuits involving the rich and famous, years before court officials claimed those so-called super-sealed cases were merely the results of informal decisions by a handful of judges, just-released documents show.”

Posted at 6:08 PM by Howard Bashman

Philadelphia Phillies 8, Florida Marlins 6: Had the pleasure of viewing today’s Phillies game with my son. The box score is here.

Posted at 5:57 PM by Howard Bashman

“Levy Family Still Hoping For Answers”: The Washington Post today contains an article that begins, “Susan Levy is about to get back some of her daughter’s belongings from police, small tokens from the young woman’s life. But what she really wants are answers to a puzzle that police have yet to solve: Who killed Chandra Levy?”

Posted at 9:32 AM by Howard Bashman

“Is Hatch’s court fury hypocrisy? Clinton years: When he was Judiciary Committee chairman, many of his nominees never received an up-or-down vote.” This article appears today in The Salt Lake Tribune.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports that “Anti-filibuster ad campaigns target senator.”

Newsday reports that “Dems push back; Finally accepting themselves as being in the minority, the ‘free spirits’ are showing some muscle, results.”

The Miami Herald contains an editorial entitled “Filibuster a hedge against majority stampede; Compromise is the best way to get things done in Congress.”

The Anchorage Daily News contains an editorial entitled “Stand up, senator: Lisa Murkowski resists undue pressure from the right.”

The San Antonio Express-News contains an editorial entitled “In religious rhetoric, some on ugly path.”

In The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) has an op-ed entitled “Fairness and a fresh start on judges.”

And in The Philadelphia Inquirer, Chris Satullo has an op-ed entitled “Attempting to tip the scales of the court.”

Posted at 8:44 AM by Howard Bashman