How Appealing

Saturday, August 6, 2005

“Gangland killer on death row gets award from Bush”: The Independent (UK) today contains an article that begins, “President George Bush may have presided over a record number of executions during his six years as governor of Texas, but that has not stopped him sending a citation to a murderer on California’s death row, lauding him for displaying ‘the outstanding character of America.'”

And today in The San Francisco Chronicle, Bob Egelko has an article headlined “2nd look at Bush service award; White House panel unaware honoree was on Death Row.”

Posted at 9:55 PM by Howard Bashman

“Death-row inmate isn’t retarded, a jury rules”: The Richmond Times-Dispatch today contains an article that begins, “A jury rejected a death-row inmate’s claim of mental retardation yesterday, clearing the way for his execution despite a landmark ruling on his case by the U.S. Supreme Court.”

And The Daily Press of Hampton Roads, Virginia reports that “Jury says Atkins isn’t retarded; The convicted murderer on death row showed no emotion as the verdict was read; His execution date is set for Dec. 2.”

Posted at 9:50 PM by Howard Bashman

“Prosecutors ask court to deny Capano’s death penalty appeal”: The News Journal of Wilmington, Delaware contains this article today.

Posted at 2:35 PM by Howard Bashman

“Top Jurists Pan Faster Death Penalty Appeals; Chief justices from all over the U.S., with the exception of Texas, call for the Senate not to pass a bill that would streamline the process”: This article appears today in The Los Angeles Times.

Posted at 2:33 PM by Howard Bashman

“Logging Plan in Alaska Forest Overturned on Appeal; Judges criticize federal assessments of demand for Tongass timber and the impact on wildlife”: The Los Angeles Times contains this article today.

The Anchorage Daily News today contains an article headlined “Court: Tongass log plan flawed; The Forest Service erred in what the market could bear.”

And yesterday evening’s broadcast of NPR‘s “All Things Considered” contained a segment entitled “Appeals Court Blocks U.S. Plan to Log Alaska Park” (RealPlayer required).

Posted at 2:30 PM by Howard Bashman

“Democrats Rebuffed on Case Files; The Justice Department refuses Senate requests for details of work done by high court nominee John G. Roberts Jr. for the solicitor general”: This article appears today in The Los Angeles Times.

The Washington Post contains an article headlined “A Clash Over Roberts Papers; Justice Department Balks at Senate Democrats’ Demands.”

The New York Times reports that “G.O.P. Chief Says Democrats Play Politics on Court Nominee.”

The Washington Times contains articles headlined “Right downplays Roberts’ gay aid” and “RNC chairman urges comity on Roberts.”

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that “GOP chairman urges swift vote on Roberts.”

Newsday reports that “Snippets paint Roberts as moderate.”

In The San Francisco Chronicle, Bob Egelko reports that “S.F. judge feels ‘sullied’ by Roberts media battle.”

The Chicago Tribune reports that “Nominee Roberts faces trial by blog; Forums increasingly shape, break news.”

And The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that “Groups looking to Lincoln, Pryor on Roberts; Conservatives see Arkansas’ senators as pivotal in vote on high court nominee.”

Posted at 9:12 AM by Howard Bashman