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Saturday, July 16, 2005

“Motion Systems, a small, family-owned New Jersey manufacturing shop, has gotten a bit of attention lately for an unusual gambit: suing President Bush in the U.S. Court of International Trade for failing to protect jobs.” So began an article (registration required) that published in April 2004.

In a noteworthy development, yesterday the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued an order granting rehearing en banc in the case. Among the questions the en banc court plans to address: “Is there any constitutional barrier that would preclude the Court of International Trade from issuing the requested injunctive relief against the President?”

Additional background on this matter can be accessed here, here, here, and here.

Posted at 11:55 PM by Howard Bashman

In news from Tennessee: The Maryville Daily Times on July 7, 2005 contained an article headlined “Chief seeks attorney general counsel – Flag burning illegal at state level, legal under U.S. Supreme Court decision.”

And The Knoxville News-Sentinel has recently published articles headlined “Man feels heat from flag-burning; May be first person charged with desecration“; “Penalties for flag burning uncertain; Probable cause may come into play in case“; and “Flag-burners’ parents mystified by behavior; High school dropout’s mom blames alcohol; dad says teen is ‘floundering.’

Thanks to “Althouse” for the pointer.

Posted at 11:45 PM by Howard Bashman

“Cornyn suits up for a confirmation battle, not the bench”: Todd J. Gillman will have this article Sunday in The Dallas Morning News.

Posted at 11:38 PM by Howard Bashman

“High-stakes players: How a quartet of power brokers known as the Four Horsemen is shaping the future of the high court.” This article will appear in the July 25, 2005 issue of U.S. News & World Report.

Posted at 11:28 PM by Howard Bashman

“Similar Appeal; Different Styles: Two Judges Seen as Potential Supreme Court Nominees Share Conservatives’ Approval.” In Sunday’s edition of The Washington Post, Charles Lane and Jerry Markon will have an article that begins, “John G. Roberts Jr. and J. Michael Luttig have both marched up through the Republican ranks, from Supreme Court clerkships to White House jobs to the federal bench.”

In related coverage, The Washington Post tomorrow will contain an article headlined “White House Delay On Court Nominee Is Calculated Plan; Stretching Out Time for Selection Intended to Cut Into Senate Debate.”

And finally, tomorrow’s newspaper will also contain an article headlined “Land of Hard Knocks; Long After It Gave Him Something to Escape, the Busted Boom Town of Searchlight Still Speaks To Harry Reid’s Heart.”

Posted at 11:20 PM by Howard Bashman

“Harlan case review sought; Justices asked for jury-Bible ruling”: The Rocky Mountain News today contains an article that begins, “Adams County District Attorney Don Quick asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday to review the case of convicted murderer Robert Harlan, whose death sentence was overturned because jurors consulted a Bible in the deliberations room.”

Posted at 9:00 PM by Howard Bashman

In Sunday’s edition of The New York Times: The Week in Review section will contain an article headlined “Very Much Alive, Thank You” that begins, “He was back at work Friday morning, only a day after leaving the hospital and a few hours after quelling the frenzied speculation about his imminent retirement.”

In other news, “Bill Giving Native Hawaiians Sovereignty Is Too Much for Some, Too Little for Others.”

And the Magazine will contain a cover story by Matt Bai headlined “The Framing Wars: Do Republicans win elections because they know how to turn issues into stories? Can Democrats learn the same trick? And can they find the magic words to win the coming battle over the Supreme Court?

Posted at 8:50 PM by Howard Bashman

“Court probed rumors of leak; The settlement of a high-profile case raised the justices’ suspicions that insider information played a role”: The St. Petersburg Times today contains an article that begins, “In a highly unusual action, the Florida Supreme Court launched an investigation last month to determine whether a court employee leaked sensitive information in a pending case.”

Posted at 9:22 AM by Howard Bashman

“Court OKs tribunals; Guantanamo detainees don’t have POW rights, judges rule”: The Chicago Tribune contains this article today.

The Miami Herald reports that “Bush’s wartime tribunals upheld; A federal appeals court has said Osama bin Laden’s driver can face a war crimes tribunal at Guantanamo after all, reversing a lower court ruling and setting the stage for a Supreme Court challenge.”

And The Washington Times reports that “Appeals ruling approves tribunal.”

Posted at 9:20 AM by Howard Bashman

“Court Search Focuses On Women, Minorities”: This front page article appears today in The Washington Post, which also contains an article by Charles Lane headlined “Privacy Paramount For Chief Justice; Rehnquist Has Kept a Tight Lid On Health News.”

Today in The Chicago Tribune, Jan Crawford Greenburg reports that “Announcement by Rehnquist no gavel on intrigue; No departure soon, but questions linger.”

In The Baltimore Sun, Gail Gibson reports that “Ties to Bush may be liability for Gonzales; Critics of possible court nominee note ethics law.”

Similarly, yesterday The Los Angeles Times contained an article headlined “Justice Gonzales? Conservatives See Recusal Problem; Activists object anew to a possible nomination, saying he wouldn’t be able to hear key cases.”

The Capital-Journal of Topeka, Kansas reports today that “Pundits tout Kansas judge.” My “20 questions for the appellate judge” interview from January 2004 of Tenth Circuit Chief Judge Deanell Reece Tacha can be accessed here.

Finally for now, The Denver Post today contains an editorial entitled “Chief justice puts speculation to rest; In a few short sentences, William Rehnquist said he’s not retiring and quickly changed the dynamics of the Supreme Court nomination debate.”

Posted at 7:25 AM by Howard Bashman

“Court Rules That Reporter Can Withhold Source’s Name”: The New York Times today contains an article that begins, “A federal appeals court in Atlanta ruled yesterday that a reporter for Sports Illustrated does not have to reveal a confidential source as part of a libel case against the magazine. But the decision rejected some of the magazine’s crucial arguments for protecting the source and set in motion legal procedures that could eventually lead to the identification.”

And in other coverage, The Birmingham News reports today that “Court clears way in Price libel suit.”

Posted at 7:00 AM by Howard Bashman

“Justices allow lead-paint suit; State Supreme Court ruling that lets teen sue companies is first in nation”: This article appears today in The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Posted at 6:50 AM by Howard Bashman