How Appealing

Sunday, June 19, 2005

“E-mail Addresses It Would Be Really Annoying to Give Out Over the Phone”: Michael Ward offers these examples at McSweeney’s Internet Tendency (which I happened to think of due to this item from today’s Sunday Book Review section of The New York Times).

Posted at 11:25 PM by Howard Bashman

“Got a License for the Pinata? Likenesses of cartoon characters, many made in garages and sold by small vendors, prompt legal action by entertainment giants.” This article appears today in The Los Angeles Times.

Posted at 11:18 PM by Howard Bashman

“A lapse in judgment”: The St. Petersburg Times today contains an editorial that begins, “No institution did more in recent years to clean up Hillsborough County’s judiciary than the state Judicial Qualifications Commission. But the agency tarnished its legacy by prosecuting Hillsborough Circuit Judge Gregory Holder on dubious charges of plagiarism.”

This past Wednesday, that newspaper contained an article headlined “Panel deliberates judge’s plagiarism case; If the plagiarism allegations are deemed true, Greg Holder could face a reprimand or removal from the bench.”

Also on Wednesday, The Tampa Tribune reported that “Panel’s Decision On Judge Could Take Weeks.”

Posted at 11:10 PM by Howard Bashman

“Justices heed law, not politics”: “How Appealing” reader Leighton Moore will have this op-ed Monday in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Posted at 11:02 PM by Howard Bashman

“Sweating With the Enemy: If getting fit also means enriching a millionaire who donates to antiabortion groups, why is Curves sweeping across New England with the force of a blizzard?” The Boston Globe Magazine contains this article today.

Posted at 10:58 PM by Howard Bashman

“Family blames lawyer for their daughter’s downfall; Dr. Charles C. and Paula J. Calenda and their daughter Courtney, of East Greenwich, have filed a complaint with the Supreme Court against Joseph A. Bevilacqua Jr.” This lengthy article appears today in The Providence Journal.

Posted at 10:50 PM by Howard Bashman

“Tainted trials: The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Miller-El vs. Dretke indicates that some courts aren’t doing enough to prevent racial bias in jury selection.” This editorial appears today in The St. Petersburg Times.

Posted at 10:40 PM by Howard Bashman

“Name game: Mark Pryor plays it well.” The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette yesterday contained an editorial that begins, “QUESTION: When is a filibuster not a filibuster?”

Posted at 9:22 PM by Howard Bashman

“America’s supreme court awaits final judgment in the politics of succession”: This article appears in Monday’s edition of The Guardian (UK).

Posted at 9:18 PM by Howard Bashman

“Specter’s moment has now arrived; Sick and 75, he’s determined not to miss it”: This article appears today in The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The article reports: “Specter’s greatest challenge this year as Senate Judiciary chairman could begin within the next two weeks when the Supreme Court is expected to wrap up its session and Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, who is suffering from thyroid cancer, may announce his retirement. But Specter said Friday that he had seen Rehnquist this past week at a lunch and wasn’t so sure that a Supreme Court nomination would be next up on the Judiciary Committee’s agenda.”

Posted at 9:00 AM by Howard Bashman

“White House Letter: Left and right gear up for High Court warfare.” Elisabeth Bumiller of The New York Times will have this article in Monday’s edition of the International Herald Tribune.

Posted at 8:58 AM by Howard Bashman

“Tipping the scales of justice: A retirement or two, especially of the chief, could augur significant change for the country.” Richard L. Pacelle Jr. has this op-ed today in Newsday.

Posted at 8:54 AM by Howard Bashman

“Renegade Rehnquist goes to bat for convicted rapist”: The Boston Herald today contains an article that begins, “Boston attorney James Rehnquist, the only son of Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist, was once a long-haired Amherst College hippie more interested in hoops than habeas corpus.”

Posted at 8:52 AM by Howard Bashman

“Kelo Case Is Just Part Of Land-Grab Nationwide”: Gregory N. Stone has this op-ed today in The Day of New London, Connecticut.

Posted at 8:50 AM by Howard Bashman