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Saturday, July 9, 2005

“US judge set to lose home under law he brought in”: Sunday’s edition of The Telegraph (UK) contains an article that begins, “A US Supreme Court Judge could lose his country farmhouse thanks to a controversial law which he himself voted to bring in. Furious protesters are plotting to seize David Souter’s $150,000 (£86,400) 19th century home and turn it into a hotel after he voted to give towns the legal right to make compulsory purchases.”

Posted at 8:24 PM by Howard Bashman

In the July 18, 2005 issue of U.S. News & World Report: An article is headlined “Supreme fight to the finish; Big bucks, bad blood–a court battle like no other.”

In related commentary, Michael Barone has an essay entitled “Our House of Lords.” And John Leo has an essay entitled “A Judge With No Agenda.”

An article reports that “A murky case takes a bizarre twist; A Times reporter goes to jail to protect a source.”

And an article headlined “A New Sheriff in Town” begins, “Mike Chertoff is no stranger to big challenges–and he doesn’t mind playing the villain.”

Posted at 8:22 PM by Howard Bashman

“In New Court, Roe May Stand, So Foes Look to Limit Its Scope”: Robin Toner and Adam Liptak will have this article Sunday in The New York Times.

Posted at 4:35 PM by Howard Bashman

“Eminent Disdain”: In today’s edition of The New York Times, Paul Bass and Douglas W. Rae have an op-ed that begins, “With all the debate over who will replace Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, one of the most shocking Supreme Court decisions in recent history has disappeared from the headlines.”

Posted at 11:52 AM by Howard Bashman

The Los Angeles Times is reporting: Today’s newspaper contains articles headlined:

Posted at 11:50 AM by Howard Bashman

“Newspaper Withholding Two Articles After Jailing”: The New York Times today contains an article that begins, “The editor of The Cleveland Plain Dealer said last night that the newspaper, acting on the advice of its lawyers, was withholding publication of two major investigative articles because they were based on illegally leaked documents and could lead to penalties against the paper and the jailing of reporters.”

Posted at 11:44 AM by Howard Bashman

“Teacher, student sex law expanded; ‘French-kissing’ ruled illegal”: The Kansas City Star today contains an article that begins, “A recent Kansas law that makes sex illegal between a teacher and student older than 16 applies even if they only engage in ‘French-kissing.’ The ruling by the Kansas Court of Appeals Friday was the first time the issue has been addressed on appeal, spurred in part by two Johnson County cases involving teachers and students older than the age of consent.”

You can access yesterday’s ruling of the Court of Appeals of Kansas at this link. The kissing at issue in the case occurred between a female teacher and a female student.

Posted at 7:50 AM by Howard Bashman