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Tuesday, July 5, 2005

“Florida lawyers push Cantero for high court vacancy”: Wednesday’s edition of The South Florida Sun-Sentinel will contain an article that begins, “Less than a week after U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor announced her retirement, some South Florida lawyers are suggesting that President Bush nominate Florida Supreme Court Justice Raoul Cantero to succeed her.”

Posted at 11:00 PM by Howard Bashman

In news from Canada: The Toronto Globe and Mail today contains articles headlined “Homolka: ‘I will never really be free’; Jail sentence over, Karla Homolka heads to TV studio and says she’s sorry” and “Families of victims stunned.” A transcript of the TV interview, translated into English, can be accessed here.

The Toronto Star today contains articles headlined “Still pulling the strings” and “Homolka slips past media camp; Diversions staged by guards, police; Judge denies bid for reporting blackout.”

The Montreal Gazette contains articles headlined “I’m not a danger: Homolka on the record; Freed killer expresses remorse, fear of being ‘hunted down’” and “Judge gives media freedom to report on Homolka; Her lawyers had requested sweeping bans on coverage of her release and future life.”

And The Associated Press reports that “Notorious Canadian Killer Out of Prison.”

Posted at 9:15 PM by Howard Bashman

“Now the battle begins: Sandra Day O’Connor has announced that she is stepping down after 24 years on America’s Supreme Court; The court’s chief justice, William Rehnquist, is also expected to retire soon; Liberals and conservatives are preparing for a bruising battle over their successors.” This article appears online at the web site of The Economist magazine.

Posted at 8:45 PM by Howard Bashman

“Sens. resist grass roots on Gonzales”: The Hill on Wednesday will contain an article that begins, “Despite resistance from conservative groups, Senate Republicans say that Attorney General Alberto Gonzales remains a viable candidate to be President Bush’s Supreme Court nominee. Senate GOP support of a potential Gonzales selection comes after the president strongly defended Gonzales in a USA Today interview.”

Posted at 8:02 PM by Howard Bashman

Fourth Circuit reinstates, in part, lawsuit challenging constitutionality of Virginia law regulating nudist camps for teens: You can access today’s ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit at this link.

In earlier press coverage, United Press International reported that “ACLU sues to allow teenage nudists.” The Associated Press reported that “Punslinging governor amends teenage nudist camp bill.” And the ACLU of Virginia previously issued press releases (in Microsoft Word format) entitled “ACLU Challenges Virginia Ban on Teen Nudist Camps” and “Appeals Court to Hear Arguments Tomorrow in Challenge to Law Banning Teen Nudist Camps; Argument is over standing to pursue litigation, not merits of the law.”

Posted at 8:00 PM by Howard Bashman

“Property seizure backlash: State and federal lawmakers consider new limits on takings in the wake of court decision.” This article will appear in Wednesday’s edition of The Christian Science Monitor.

Posted at 7:48 PM by Howard Bashman

“Choosing the Next Judicial Appointment for the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit”: “Patently-O: Patent Law Blog” offers this post today.

Posted at 5:38 PM by Howard Bashman

“Sandra Day O’Connor’s Successor: What a New Supreme Court Justice Could Mean for Nonprofit Groups.” Leslie Lenkowsky has this essay online today at The Chronicle of Philanthropy.

Posted at 2:54 PM by Howard Bashman

“Will Bush nominate a woman? Interest groups opt for ideology over gender.” Linda Feldmann and Warren Richey will have this article in Wednesday’s edition of The Christian Science Monitor.

Relatedly, The Times and Democrat of Orangeburg, South Carolina recently published an article headlined “Karen Williams mentioned for open U.S. Supreme Court slot” (via “Southern Appeal“).

And online at Newsweek, Andy Borowitz has an essay entitled “American Justice: Having distinguished herself as a judge for a popular TV-show contest, Paula Abdul is ready to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court.”

Posted at 2:25 PM by Howard Bashman

“For Gonzales, a Familiar Cast at the Table; Attorney General Brought Key Aides From Previous Post in White House Counsel’s Office”: This article appears today in The Washington Post.

Posted at 12:25 PM by Howard Bashman

“Divided Ranks; In High Court Battle, First Phase Plays Out Among Conservatives; Business Saw O’Connor as Ally But Religious Right Wants A Different Kind of Justice; Weighing the Gonzales Option”: Jess Bravin and Jeanne Cummings have this front page article (pass-through link) today in The Wall Street Journal.

And that newspaper today also contains an article by Jess Bravin headlined “Scalia, Breyer: High Court Polar Opposites; ‘Originalism’ Clashes With ‘Basic Purposes’ in Fight Over How to Interpret the Constitution” (pass-through link).

Posted at 12:10 PM by Howard Bashman

“5th Circuit Court rules in its own way; Its decisions have a history of defying the Supreme Court”: Harvey Rice has this article today in The Houston Chronicle.

Posted at 10:40 AM by Howard Bashman

D.C. Circuit reverses ruling in favor of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, and against the District of Columbia and its Commission on the Arts and Humanities, arising from the commission’s refusal to display a shackled, crying circus elephant statue in the city’s public “Party Animals” art display: You can access today’s ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit at this link. PETA previously provided background about the case in a press release titled “ACLU Goes to Court to Protect PETA’s First Amendment Rights.”

Posted at 10:25 AM by Howard Bashman

Available from National Review Online: U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) has an essay entitled “Senate Sense & Nonsense: SCOTUS rules of order.”

Andrew C. McCarthy has an essay entitled “Framing the Framers: The Washington Post ridiculously offers Ted Kennedy as judicial sage.”

Mark R. Levin has an essay entitled “Sinister Strategies: The Left’s plan to block judicial nominees.”

Robert D. Alt has an essay entitled “Rehnquist Should Retire — Today: There’s no reason to wait.”

Heather Mac Donald has an essay entitled “Girl Problems: If one feminist is correct, the last thing the president should do is nominate a woman to the Supreme Court.”

And Gleaves Whitney has an essay entitled “Supreme Numbers: High Court nominations and confirmations in historic perspective.”

Posted at 9:54 AM by Howard Bashman