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Wednesday, July 6, 2005

“Supreme Panic: Bush Ponders the First of What Will Be Many High-court Nominees.” This article will appear in the July 8, 2005 issue of LA Weekly.

Posted at 11:24 PM by Howard Bashman

In Thursday’s edition of The Washington Post: The newspaper will contain front page articles headlined “Bush Answers Gonzales Critics; President Decries Attacks From Right, Says Character Will Guide Nomination” and “In President’s Strategy, Two Prongs Collide.” And Charles Lane will have an article headlined “Divisive Issue Is Decisive for Some; Abortion Drives Wedge Between Conservatives and Gonzales.”

In other news, a front page article will report that “N.Y. Times Reporter Jailed; Miller Refused to Testify About Source in CIA Leak Case.” In related coverage, Howard Kurtz will have a news analysis headlined “A Case Most Clearly Defined By Its Shadows.” And an editorial will bear the title “A Journalist Jailed.”

Posted at 11:18 PM by Howard Bashman

“All the president’s men: With O’Connor’s retirement from the US supreme court, the Republican counter-revolution sees the chance of a lifetime.” Sidney Blumenthal has this essay Thursday in The Guardian (UK).

Posted at 10:02 PM by Howard Bashman

“When it comes to judges, not all conservatives think alike; Bush says he’ll look at records, not labels to make high court pick”: David Jackson and Allen Pusey will have this article Thursday in The Dallas Morning News.

Posted at 10:00 PM by Howard Bashman

“A Different Shortlist: How about an old-style conservative Supreme Court nominee?” Emily Bazelon and David Newman have this essay online at Slate.

Posted at 8:50 PM by Howard Bashman

Tomorrow in history: Twenty-four years ago tomorrow, as The Associated Press notes here, “President Reagan announced he was nominating Arizona Judge Sandra Day O’Connor to become the first female justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.”

Posted at 8:34 PM by Howard Bashman

“Georgia gets distinct, and controversial, voice as chief justice”: This article will appear Thursday in The Christian Science Monitor.

Posted at 5:25 PM by Howard Bashman

“New York Times Reporter Miller is Ordered to Jail; Time Inc. reporter agrees to testify in Plame case”: The Los Angeles Times provides this news update.

Posted at 4:05 PM by Howard Bashman

“New York Times Reporter Is Jailed for Keeping Source Secret”: Adam Liptak and Maria Newman provide a news update that begins, “A federal judge today ordered Judith Miller of The New York Times to be jailed immediately after she again refused to cooperate with a grand jury investigating the disclosure of the identity of a covert C.I.A. operative.”

And The Associated Press reports that “Judge Orders Jail for N.Y. Times Reporter.”

Posted at 3:38 PM by Howard Bashman

“Collectively, they erected a myrioramic array of exhibits, some of which (such as a nativity scene) were overtly religious.” First Circuit Judge Bruce M. Selya is the author of this opinion issued today, on behalf of a unanimous three-judge panel, reversing an order enjoining Cranston, Rhode Island’s policy that allowed private parties to erect holiday displays on a prime piece of public property, subject to certain administrative requirements and the approval of the mayor.

Posted at 2:50 PM by Howard Bashman

“Bush: Stop knocking Gonzales; At G-8 summit president also defends climate change policies.” The Knight Ridder Newspapers provide this report.

The Associated Press provides a report headlined “Reid: Gonzales Qualified for High Court.”

c|net News.Com reports that “Supreme Court vacancy fight goes online.”

And Thursday’s edition of The Christian Science Monitor will contain an article headlined “Court nominees will trigger rapid response; In an acceleration of past nomination battles, interest groups now send missives to millions – instantly.”

Posted at 2:30 PM by Howard Bashman

“Ex-Sen. Thompson to Oversee Court Nominee”: The Associated Press reports here that “President Bush has named former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson to help shepherd his yet-to-be named Supreme Court nominee through the Senate, White House spokesman Scott McClellan said Wednesday.”

Posted at 11:44 AM by Howard Bashman

“All politics, all the time”: Lyle Denniston of “SCOTUSblog” provides this commentary about mainstream news media’s coverage of who will replace Justice Sandra Day O’Connor.

Posted at 11:40 AM by Howard Bashman

“Big Corporations Finance the War on Bush’s Judges; Why are they contributing to People for the American Way?” Byron York has this essay today at National Review Online.

Posted at 11:04 AM by Howard Bashman

“Advice and Consent: Attorney General Alberto Gonzales should take his name off the list for the Supreme Court.” Terry Eastland has this essay online today at The Weekly Standard.

Posted at 11:00 AM by Howard Bashman