How Appealing

Saturday, July 23, 2005

“Secret Passion: Why a bad nominee is good for liberal activists.” Michael Crowley has this essay in the August 1, 2005 issue of The New Republic.

Posted at 10:40 PM by Howard Bashman

“Democrats ‘defanged’ by nominee; Ready to battle over the president’s Supreme Court pick, opponents instead find little to criticize”: This article appears today in The St. Petersburg Times.

Posted at 9:30 PM by Howard Bashman

“Inmate sues over human fingertip in frozen meal”: The San Francisco Chronicle today contains an article that begins, “A Florida food packager that lists ‘convenience at your fingertips’ as one of its top qualities has been sued by a California prison inmate who says that he bit into a real human fingertip when he consumed one of the company’s vegetarian meals.”

Posted at 12:20 PM by Howard Bashman

“Tahoe planner recalls Roberts as ‘impressive’; The nominee’s win on agency’s behalf was one of several before high court”: The Sacramento Bee contains this article today.

Posted at 12:18 PM by Howard Bashman

“US court denies Pollard’s appeal”: The Jerusalem Post today provides a news update that begins, “There appear to be few legal options left for Jonathan Pollard. A US federal appeals court on Friday rejected the former US Navy intelligence analyst’s claim that he had inadequate counsel when he was sentenced to life in prison in 1987 for spying for Israel, and denied his request to downgrade his life sentence.”

Posted at 8:45 AM by Howard Bashman

Today and tomorrow in The Washington Post: An article reports that “Nominee Supported by a Majority in Poll; But 64 Percent Want Judge to State His Views on Key Issues Such as Abortion.”

An article is headlined “A Late Twist in the Tobacco Case; Judge to Let Groups Seek Tougher Penalty if Companies Lose.”

Columnist Colbert I. King has an op-ed entitled “Democrats Are on the Wrong Battlefield” that begins, “If John Roberts is confirmed as a Supreme Court justice, as now seems likely — barring a shocker in his record or his past — the reasons he made it won’t be solely his resume or the support of President Bush.”

And in tomorrow’s newspaper, columnist David S. Broder will have an op-ed entitled “Judge Roberts’s Sheltered World.”

Posted at 8:30 AM by Howard Bashman

“Roberts’s ‘affable’ side touted; Colleagues cite a contrast with judge’s staid image”: The Boston Globe today contains an article that begins:

Located in a remote fishing village in Alaska, Rosie’s is a smoky bar where the customers are fishermen, the ceiling is carved with the initials of regulars, and the proprietor is apt to serve a crude joke with your beer.

But that’s where John G. Roberts Jr. stopped three summers ago with a number of colleagues while touring Alaska’s southeastern coastline for a boundary dispute case pending before the nation’s highest court.

Some of the lawyers blanched at the antics inside Rosie’s — including the tradition of pulling down customers’ pants as they stood on the bar to pin dollar bills on the ceiling — but not Roberts, recalled Joanne Grace, an assistant Alaska attorney general in the group that night in Pelican, Alaska. Roberts even got up to play a game of pool with a tipsy regular.

You can access the complete article at this link.

Posted at 8:25 AM by Howard Bashman