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Wednesday, August 3, 2005

“Roberts Worked on Behalf of Gay Activists”: Thursday’s issue of The Los Angeles Times will contain an article that begins, “Supreme Court nominee John G. Roberts Jr. worked behind the scenes for a coalition of gay-rights activists, and his legal expertise helped them convince the Supreme Court to issue a landmark 1996 ruling protecting people against discrimination because of their sexual orientation.”

Posted at 11:42 PM by Howard Bashman

“Americans Want to Know: Will Judge John Roberts Uphold Protections for Women’s Health and Safety? New Research Shows the Next Supreme Court Justice Must Support Privacy and Access to Reproductive Health Care.” Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. has issued this press release today.

Posted at 3:58 PM by Howard Bashman

“In this case we consider the applicability of the ‘state secrets doctrine’ to a Title VII racial discrimination claim brought against the Director of Central Intelligence and ten unnamed CIA employees by a CIA covert agent.” So begins an opinion that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit issued today. The plaintiff appears to be covert no more, however, as the opinion identifies him by name.

Posted at 2:55 PM by Howard Bashman

“Kamehameha will fight ruling; Its admission policy is ‘unlawful race discrimination,’ a federal court rules; The plaintiffs’ attorneys say they will ensure the school obeys the order”: This article appears today in The Honolulu Star-Bulletin, along with articles headlined:

And The Honolulu Advertiser today contains articles headlined:

Yesterday’s ruling by a divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit can be accessed at this link.

Posted at 11:55 AM by Howard Bashman

“Roberts Presents Measured Picture To Senate Panel”: Jess Bravin and David Rogers have this article today in The Wall Street Journal.

Posted at 11:18 AM by Howard Bashman

“Phillip Johnson’s Assault Upon Faith-Based Darwinism: A modern monkey trial isn’t what Phillip Johnson expected when he wrote a critique of evolution that launched intelligent design — or was it?” This lengthy article appears in the current issue of East Bay Express.

The New York Times today reports that “Bush Remarks Roil Debate on Teaching of Evolution.”

The Washington Post today contains a front page article headlined “Bush Remarks On ‘Intelligent Design’ Theory Fuel Debate.”

The Los Angeles Times contains an article headlined “Inspiration for Doubters of Darwin; Bush appears to give moral support to the ‘intelligent design’ camp by again backing public schools’ teaching of an alternative to evolution.”

The Houston Chronicle reports that “Bush says all theories of life have place in classroom; He suggests that children should be taught more than evolution, but it is the schools’ choice.”

Financial Times reports that “Bush wants alternatives to Darwinism taught in school.”

The York (Pa.) Daily Record contains articles headlined “Bush adds to evolution buzz; The Dover school board has ‘powerful friends in Washington,’ its attorney joked” and “Reporters can be questioned; A judge said the two can be deposed in the Dover case.”

And The Associated Press reports that “Reporters Can Keep Notes and E-mails in ‘Creationism’ Trial.”

Posted at 11:14 AM by Howard Bashman

“Roberts Sees Limited High Court Role on Social Issues”: Josh Gerstein has this article today in The New York Sun.

In USA Today, Kathy Kiely and Joan Biskupic have an article headlined “Documents reveal Roberts’ wealth, philosophy.” And James P. Gannon has an op-ed entitled “A religious test? Let’s not; Yes, John Roberts is Catholic; But to allow his views on faith to become fair game in Senate confirmation hearings would set a dangerous and divisive precedent.”

The Washington Post reports that “Judges Should Have ‘Limited’ Role, Roberts Says; Statement to Panel Cites Need for Restraint on Bench; Prior Documents Question ‘Right to Privacy.’

In The Los Angeles Times, David G. Savage and Maura Reynolds have an article headlined “High Court Nominee Sides With Restraint; John G. Roberts Jr., answering a Senate questionnaire, describes his judicial philosophy as one based on precedent, not activism.” And Law Professor Richard L. Hasen has an op-ed entitled “Roberts’ iffy support for voting rights.”

The Baltimore Sun reports that “Importance of precedent emphasized by Roberts; Supreme Court nominee offers glimpse of philosophy in Senate questionnaire; Calls criticism of judicial activism ‘well-founded.’

Newsday reports that “Roberts omits stint with cosmetics group.”

The Boston Globe reports that “Roberts tells senators he would respect precedent; He also vows to avoid legislating on bench.”

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette contains articles headlined “Nominee Roberts cites value of ‘modesty and humility’; Response to Judiciary Committee also lists financial holdings” and “Roberts seen as skeptical on broad discrimination rules.”

The Washington Times reports that “Role of judges ‘limited,’ Roberts says.”

The Hill reports that “Dems weigh how Roberts vote will play.”

And The State of Columbia, South Carolina contains an article headlined “Critics warm to Graham; Senator takes on filibuster issue at luncheon.”

Meanwhile, in commentary, Brian Dickerson has an op-ed headlined “A fifth vote against U-M?” in The Detroit Free Press.

Posted at 7:00 AM by Howard Bashman

“Lawyers Seek New Legal Protections for Reporters; Attorneys for Post Journalist Liken Link With Sources to That of Therapist, Patient”: This article appears today in The Washington Post.

Posted at 6:44 AM by Howard Bashman

“Faithful Furious Over Tactic; Catholics express shock over lawyer’s arguments that a woman who sued Portland archdiocese for child support should have used birth control”: This article appears today in The Los Angeles Times.

Posted at 6:33 AM by Howard Bashman