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Monday, May 16, 2005

“Judges Seek To Oust Chief Of Marshals; Service’s Cuts Heighten Concern Over Security”: The Washington Post today contains an article that begins, “Leaders of the federal judiciary have privately urged Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales to consider replacing the director of the U.S. Marshals Service, complaining that weak management has left judges and courthouses in danger, according to several court officers, judges and federal officials.”

Posted at 11:45 PM by Howard Bashman

Available online from Tony Mauro reports that “Wineries Toast Supreme Court Ruling on Interstate Sales.”

In other news, “Justice Kennedy Wades Into International Waters Again.”

An article is headlined “D.C. Circuit Nominee Means Business: An analysis of Janice Rogers Brown’s business and regulatory rulings from her tenure on California’s high court.”

And Jeff Chorney reports that “9th Circuit Opens Up for ‘Lifers’; Filmmaker hopes to start dialogue on forgiveness and redemption.”

Posted at 11:30 PM by Howard Bashman

“Senate Leaders Break Off Talks on Judicial Nominees”: Tuesday’s edition of The New York Times will contain this article.

The Washington Post on Tuesday will contain articles headlined “Democrats, GOP End Talks on Filibusters; Senate Showdown Over Nominees Nears“; “In the Senate, the Escalation of Rhetoric“; and “Judge Not: In the Court of Public Opinion, the Bench Is in the Hot Seat.”

Tuesday’s edition of The Hill will report that “Nuke talks go nowhere.”

Today’s broadcast of PBS‘s “The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer” contained a segment entitled “The filibuster debate,” while last Friday’s broadcast contained a segment entitled “Judicial wars.”

And available online today from National Public Radio are segments entitled “Filibuster Battle Lines Are Drawn“; “Owen at Center of Battle Over Federal Judicial Nominations“; “Supreme Court the Real Issue in Filibuster Fight“; and “Political Wrap: Filibuster Debate.” RealPlayer is required to launch these audio segments.

Posted at 11:10 PM by Howard Bashman

“Legalization of Gay Marriage Celebrates Anniversary”: This article reporting from Boston will appear Tuesday in The Los Angeles Times.

Posted at 10:38 PM by Howard Bashman

“Supreme Court Lifts Ban on Wine Shipping”: Linda Greenhouse will have this article Tuesday in The New York Times.

In Tuesday’s edition of The Washington Post, Charles Lane will report that “Justices Reject Curbs on Wine Sales; 5-4 Ruling a Victory for Interstate Shippers.”

David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times has a news update headlined “High Court Strikes Down Ban on Interstate Wine Shipments.”

Stephen Henderson of Knight Ridder Newspapers reports that “Supreme Court OKs interstate wine sales.”

In Tuesday’s edition of The Christian Science Monitor, Warren Richey will report that “Supreme Court sides with winemakers in commerce case; The justices rule that some regulations on out-of-state shipments are discriminatory.”

Declan McCullagh of c|net has a report headlined “Does high court ruling uncork competition?

Hope Yen of The Associated Press reports that “Court Lets Wine Lovers Buy Out-Of-State.”

James Vicini of Reuters reports that “Supreme Court rules on direct wine sales.”

Bloomberg News reports that “Wine-Shipping Limits Overturned by U.S. High Court.”

And online at “SCOTUSblog,” Lyle Denniston has a post titled “State wine shipment laws nullified.”

You can access today’s ruling of the U.S. Supreme Court in Granholm v. Heald, No.03-1116, at this link.

Posted at 10:30 PM by Howard Bashman

“Reid Says Showdown Imminent in Senate”:
The Associated Press provides this report. The AP also offers a report headlined “Marathon Filibusters a Thing of the Past.”

Thomas Ferraro of Reuters reports that “Reid ends talks on U.S. judges with Frist.”

Bloomberg News reports that “U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Says Judge Talks Over.”

Tom Curry, national affairs writer for MSNBC, has a report headlined “Two nominations at center of Senate filibuster fight; Blocked by Democrats, appeals court hopefuls Owen and Brown seek votes.”

The Wall Street Journal today contains an editorial entitled “How We Got Here: Why Republicans can’t let the judicial filibuster succeed.”

And Ron Elving of National Public Radio has an essay entitled “The Wild Card in the Filibuster Debate.”

Posted at 8:45 PM by Howard Bashman

On the agenda: The Supreme Court of the United States is scheduled to issue an Order List and opinions in argued cases at 10 a.m. today. I’ll be spending much of the day with the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg, where I will be arguing (my case is seventh on today’s argument list) a substantive due process challenge to Pennsylvania’s grandparent visitation statute. You can access at this link the Brief for Appellant that I filed on my client’s behalf, and an amicus brief filed in support of my client’s position can be accessed here.

The Associated Press will be posting online today’s U.S. Supreme Court opinions and Order List at this link. The official Supreme Court site for opinions is here and for orders is here. And “SCOTUSblog” always offers excellent coverage of developments at the Court.

Posted at 6:00 AM by Howard Bashman

“Judges’ financial info sought”: Columnist Robert Novak has this essay today in The Chicago Sun-Times. Of course, many such reports for federal appellate judges can already be accessed online via this link.

Posted at 5:52 AM by Howard Bashman