How Appealing

Tuesday, June 7, 2005

“Padilla’s Case Returns to Supreme Court; Alleged ‘dirty bomber’ asks high court to take his case and decide whether U.S. has right to detain him”: provides this report.

Posted at 11:00 PM by Howard Bashman

The court battle over the office of Governor of Washington State comes to an end: The Seattle Post-Intelligencer today contains articles headlined “Rossi ends the fight; Judge upholds Gregoire’s election victory” and “After spending millions, challenger loses 4 votes.”

The Seattle Times today contains articles headlined “Rossi loses in court, won’t appeal ruling“; “Judge dissects Republican claims one by one in ruling against suit“; “What does the future hold? Everybody’s got an opinion“; and “Barbs from bench for King County.”

The Olympian contains articles headlined “Ruling ends GOP’s election challenge“; “Rossi says fight is over“; “Case could affect future strategies“; “Observers stress need for change“; and “GOP governors association calls for Gregoire to resign.”

The New York Times reports that “Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Over Washington Election.”

The Washington Post reports that “Judge Upholds Win For Wash. Governor.”

And The Los Angeles Times reports that “Democrat’s Win Upheld in Washington; A judge rules Christine Gregoire’s victory as governor is valid; Republican Dino Rossi concedes after months of legal wrangling.”

Posted at 10:45 PM by Howard Bashman

“Fallout of marijuana verdict: This week’s high-court ruling nudges legislators into the thick of medical-use debate.” This article will appear Wednesday in The Christian Science Monitor.

Posted at 5:52 PM by Howard Bashman

“Man With Chain Saw Allowed to Enter U.S.”: The Associated Press provides a report that begins, “On April 25, Gregory Despres arrived at the U.S.-Canadian border crossing at Calais, Maine, carrying a homemade sword, a hatchet, a knife, brass knuckles and a chain saw stained with what appeared to be blood. U.S. customs agents confiscated the weapons and fingerprinted Despres. Then they let him into the United States.”

In related coverage, The Patriot Ledger of Quincy, Massachusetts last month contained an editorial entitled “Alert police work.” And The Standard-Times of New Bedford reported yesterday that “Boots link man to double slaying, police say.” And even earlier last month, Canadian Press reported that “N.B. justice officials seek to extradite murder suspect.”

Posted at 5:50 PM by Howard Bashman

Ninth Circuit hears oral argument in appeal filed by high school student suspended for wearing T-shirt condemning homosexuality: Yesterday, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit heard oral argument in Harper v. Poway Unified School District. Today, C-SPAN2 has aired video of the oral argument several times, but the audio from the argument is not yet available over the Ninth Circuit’s web site.

The three-judge panel assigned to decide the case consists of Circuit Judges Stephen Reinhardt, Alex Kozinski, and Sidney R. Thomas. The decision that has been appealed, denying the student’s request for a preliminary injunction, can be accessed here. The complaint initiating suit is here, and photographs of the T-shirt can be viewed at this link. After suit was filed, The Associated Press reported that “Student sues over suspension for wearing anti-gay shirt.”

When the oral argument becomes available online (either from C-SPAN, the Ninth Circuit, or both), I’ll post a link to it.

Posted at 5:25 PM by Howard Bashman

“T.R. Goldman of Legal Times discusses the status of judicial nominations in the Senate and the expected debate on confirmation of next Supreme Court justice”: T.R. appeared on today’s broadcast of C-SPAN‘s “Washington Journal,” and you can view the clip by clicking here (RealPlayer required).

Posted at 5:00 PM by Howard Bashman

Penumbras, formed by emanations, at 40: Today is the fortieth anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court‘s ruling in Griswold v. Connecticut.

People For the American Way has today issued a press release titled “40th Anniversary of Griswold Highlights Threat to Privacy Rights from Future Supreme Court Nominees; Far-Right Justices Reject Constitutional Right to Privacy.”

In news coverage and commentary that marks today’s anniversary, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel today reports that “After 40 years, tiny pill still leads big debate; Some prefer natural family planning.”

The Wisconsin State Journal reports today that “Birth control in jeopardy, some lawmakers say.”

In The Minneapolis Star Tribune, Elizabeth Borg has an op-ed entitled “The fight that won us the right to birth control.”

And in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Adrienne Burns has an essay entitled “Birth control rights must be protected.”

Posted at 3:55 PM by Howard Bashman

“This judge is more right-wing than Thomas”: Today in The Hill, Simon Lazarus and Lauren Saunders have an op-ed that begins, “Senate Republicans apparently are ready to confirm California Supreme Court Justice Janice Rogers Brown to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals today, based on assurances from Republican leaders that the staunchly conservative Brown’s views are ‘mainstream.'”

And today in Roll Call, Douglas T. Kendall and Jennifer Bradley have an op-ed entitled “If Republicans Look at Her Record, They Will Vote Brown Down.”

Posted at 3:48 PM by Howard Bashman

“High Court’s pot mistake; Lost in Supreme shuffle: $14 billion in benefits we’re missing by not legalizing and taxing pot.” Allen Wastler has this essay online today at CNN/Money.

Posted at 3:02 PM by Howard Bashman

“Post-ABC Poll: Bush Ignoring Public Concern.” The Washington Post provides this news update, in which judicial nominations and confirmations figure prominently. The Post promises to publish online the complete poll results at 5 p.m. today.

Update: The poll results can be viewed at this link.

Posted at 2:25 PM by Howard Bashman

“State’s Evidence: The problem with yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling on medical marijuana.” Will Baude has this essay online today at The New Republic.

Posted at 2:20 PM by Howard Bashman

“Speculators eye Cornyn for Supreme Court post; Texas senator fits the profile but says he is not actively looking”: This article appears today in The Houston Chronicle.

Posted at 12:04 PM by Howard Bashman

“High court turns away Title IX suit; Wrestling coaches argue that anti-bias law sets quotas in men’s sports”: This article appears today in The Baltimore Sun.

Posted at 11:58 AM by Howard Bashman

“High Court Says Disabilities Act Can Apply to Foreign Cruise Ships”: Jess Bravin has this article (pass-through link) today in The Wall Street Journal. Earlier today, I collected additional coverage here.

Posted at 11:45 AM by Howard Bashman

“Supreme Court Rejects State Laws Allowing Medical-Marijuana Use”: Jess Bravin has this article (pass-through link) today in The Wall Street Journal. Earlier today, I collected a bit of additional coverage in a post you can access here.

Posted at 11:15 AM by Howard Bashman

“School voucher case in court’s hands; The Florida Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments today on whether the state should be using public money to help students attend religious schools — a case that’s drawing national attention”: This article appears today in The Miami Herald. Video of the oral argument can be accessed via this link.

In related commentary, today in The Orlando Sentinel, columnist Mike Thomas has an essay entitled “Voucher fight is as political as things get.”

Posted at 10:24 AM by Howard Bashman

“Ex-Professor Is Called Terrorist Leader”: The New York Times contains this article today.

The Washington Post reports today that “Terrorism Trial Opens for Fired Professor in Fla.

The Los Angeles Times reports that “Line Between Ideas, Aid Is at Issue as Terrorism Trial Begins.”

Josh Gerstein of The New York Sun reports that “Al-Arian Prosecutor Promises Inside Look at Terror.”

The Miami Herald reports that “Prosecution, defense paint very different portraits of Al-Arian; Amid very tight security, the long-awaited trial of former USF professor Sami Al-Arian — accused by the government of supporting a terrorist organization — began Monday.”

The Orlando Sentinel reports that “Al-Arian described as ‘shrewd’; Prosecutor: The former USF professor led a double life.”

The St. Petersburg Times reports that “Al-Arian’s case opens with questions of terror; The prosecution tries to link the former USF professor to killings in Israel; the defense says there’s no connection.”

And The Tampa Tribune today contains articles headlined “Both Sides Bring Up Jihad” and “All Involved Agree Case Is About Justice.” And yesterday, in addition to the articles I previously noted here, the newspaper published an article headlined “Israeli Couple Comes To Tampa For Trial.”

Posted at 10:20 AM by Howard Bashman