How Appealing

Wednesday, July 6, 2005

“Nudist-camp appeal is upheld; Suit takes aim at law forcing minors to be accompanied by adults”: The Richmond Times-Dispatch today contains an article that begins, “The federal appeals court in Richmond has kept alive the legal dispute over a Virginia statute that says juveniles going to nudist-camp programs must be accompanied by parents, grandparents or guardians.” I noted yesterday’s ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit yesterday in a post you can access here.

Posted at 8:54 AM by Howard Bashman

“In-vitro new front in embryo war; Right-to life battle lines may be shifting to fertilized frozen embryos, which have helped millions of women conceive”: This article appears today in The Chicago Tribune.

Posted at 7:25 AM by Howard Bashman

“Bush Talks About Supreme Court Vacancy”: The Associated Press provides this report.

Reuters reports that “Bush denounces court wars, rules out ‘litmus test.’

Bloomberg News reports that “Bush Says He Won’t Use Litmus Test for Supreme Court Nominees.”

Tom Curry, national affairs writer for MSNBC, reports that “Senators prepare to question court nominee; A ritual of pointed questions and resistant responders.”

The Los Angeles Times reports today that “Bush Starts Pondering O’Connor’s Successor; The president reads up on high court candidates but offers few clues on choice or timing.”

The Boston Globe reports today that “Sides prepare for a pricey high court campaign; Partisan groups raising millions.”

In The Baltimore Sun, Gail Gibson reports that “For Bush, court pick could make history; Parallels to O’Connor seen if Gonzales is named.”

The Washington Times reports that “Nominee will be named in ‘weeks.’

The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that “Group backs a state judge for top court; Lawyers’ association: Raoul Cantero would be a strong nominee.”

The New York Sun reports that “Schumer Sees Way to Block Bush on Court.”

The News & Observer of Raleigh, North Carolina contains an article headlined “Two potholes in any Dole road to Supremes.”

The News Journal of Wilmington, Delaware reports that “Biden seeks ‘consensus’ on nominee; Senator launches online petition drive on Supreme Court vacancy.” reports that “Timing Key to Supreme Court Nomination.” Also available is a transcript titled “Dan Bartlett on Picking a Justice.”

And The Gallup Organization has issued a report entitled “Choosing a New Supreme Court Justice: Fifty-seven percent of weekly churchgoers say choice of next justice matters a great deal to them.”

In commentary, The St. Petersburg Times contains an editorial entitled “Summer of mudslinging: The confirmation process for Sandra Day O’Connor’s successor shouldn’t degenerate into character assassination, but it will.”

The Dallas Morning News contains an editorial entitled “Justice Gonzales? Take attorney general off the short list.”

Online at Slate, William Saletan has an essay entitled “Rove v. Wade: The political case for an anti-Roe justice.”

Today in Newsday, columnist Dennis Duggan has an op-ed entitled “Roe v. Wade is at heart of jurist debate.”

In The Boston Globe, columnist Derrick Z. Jackson has an op-ed entitled “Now Bush plays Supreme Court roulette.”

And In The Denver Post, columnist Al Knight has an op-ed entitled “O’Connor’s successor worth a fight.”

Posted at 7:24 AM by Howard Bashman

“It’s Not Politics as Usual With Gov.’s Judicial Picks; Schwarzenegger must fill a state high court seat; His choices so far reflect party diversity”: Maura Dolan has this article today in The Los Angeles Times.

Posted at 7:15 AM by Howard Bashman

“Justices shared swing-vote role in key court decisions”: Michael McGough has this article today in The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Posted at 7:14 AM by Howard Bashman