How Appealing

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

“Parties Ask if More Roberts Surprises Wait”: Jesse J. Holland of The Associated Press provides this report. And The AP’s David Kravets reports that “Boxer demands Roberts support abortion, privacy.”

The San Jose Mercury News provides a news update headlined “Boxer blasts Roberts’ opinions; Nominee backed violent anti-abortion extremists, Senator charges.”

Reuters reports that “Democrats push W.House for more on Roberts.”

And Thursday’s issue of Financial Times will report that “Trade group backs Supreme Court nominee.”

Posted at 9:05 PM by Howard Bashman

“Roberts’s foes, friends load up fresh ammo for fall hearings; August’s dog days find the capital’s denizens working overtime on ways to attack or defend high court nominee”: This article will appear Thursday in The Christian Science Monitor.

Posted at 5:40 PM by Howard Bashman

“No vanity plate for West Rutland man yet”: The Rutland (Vt.) Herald today contains an article that begins, “A federal magistrate has recommended against issuing a West Rutland man a vanity license plate with a biblical message on it, at least for now.”

Posted at 5:20 PM by Howard Bashman

“Is Pornography The Same As Prostitution? A New York Judge Says ‘No,’ But the Answer Is Less Clear.” FindLaw commentator Sherry F. Colb has this essay today.

Posted at 5:15 PM by Howard Bashman

“Judges increasingly fear attacks; Piersol: Criticism expected, but bashing crosses line.” This article appeared yesterday in The Argus Leader of Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Posted at 2:28 PM by Howard Bashman

Progress for America Voter Fund asks “How Low?” The pro-Roberts ad that I mentioned yesterday can be viewed by clicking here (QuickTime format).

Posted at 2:05 PM by Howard Bashman

Three-judge Fourth Circuit panel rejects Establishment Clause challenge to state law providing for the daily, voluntary recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance in Virginia’s public schools: Because today’s ruling is not yet available via the Fourth Circuit’s web site, I have posted a copy online here.

Update: The opinion is now available via the Fourth Circuit’s web site at this link.

Posted at 12:30 PM by Howard Bashman

“The Secret Trial of Judith Miller: Will the Times reporter have her ears cut off? Will you?” Michael McMenamin has this essay today online at Reason.

Posted at 12:04 PM by Howard Bashman

“Court asked to review decision on prayers”: The Richmond Times-Dispatch today contains an article that begins, “The American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a decision allowing Chesterfield County to bar a local witch from leading the prayer at its Board of Supervisors meetings.”

And The Associated Press reports that “Wiccan prayer dispute heads to U.S. Supreme Court.”

Posted at 11:45 AM by Howard Bashman

“Is the Independence of the Judiciary at Risk?” Thanks to the American Bar Association’s web site, you can view online (here via RealPlayer; here via Windows Media) yesterday’s panel featuring Justice Stephen G. Breyer, former Solicitor General Theodore B. Olson, and U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC). I previously linked to news coverage of Justice Breyer’s remarks here, here, and here.

Posted at 10:35 AM by Howard Bashman

“Disabled inmate at a Georgia prison could make legal history”: Bill Shipp has this op-ed today in The Athens Banner-Herald. Via Medill School of Journalism’s “On The Docket,” you can learn more about the case here.

Posted at 10:28 AM by Howard Bashman

“Bush blasts NCAA as FSU plans response; The governor says the decision to punish schools with Native American mascots is insulting”: This article appears today in The St. Petersburg Times.

Posted at 7:22 AM by Howard Bashman

“Court overturns spy verdicts; The convictions of five accused Cuban spies in a Miami trial were thrown out by an appellate court; A retrial is expected”: The Miami Herald contains this article today.

The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports today that “Court discards convictions of 5 Cubans accused of spying.”

The Chicago Tribune reports that “U.S. dealt setback on spies; Appellate court rules 5 Cuban agents were unfairly tried in Miami.”

In The New York Sun, Josh Gerstein reports that “Court Orders New Trial For ‘Cuban Five.’

And BBC News reports that “Havana hails US Cuban spy retrial; The Cuban government has welcomed a US appeal court decision to retry five Cubans convicted of spying.”

Posted at 7:20 AM by Howard Bashman

“Wyden confident Roberts would shield suicide law; The Oregon senator, fearing a challenge to doctor-assisted suicide, meets with the Supreme Court nominee”: This article appears today in The Oregonian.

The Birmingham News reports today that “Clinic bombing victim opposes Roberts in ad.”

The Los Angeles Times contains an article headlined “Judge Roberts’ View From the Bench; Deciding cases is a lot harder than he thought it would be, the high court nominee told college students in a February speech.”

The Washington Times contains an article headlined “Pro-choice group: Defeat Roberts.”

The Providence Journal reports that “Ads at odds over Roberts nomination; National and local advocacy groups are taking public sides over President Bush’s choice for Supreme Court justice.”

And The Day of New London, Connecticut reports that “Rhode Islanders Stirred To Action On Supreme Court Nomination; Groups for and against Bush selection John Roberts gear up for a fight.”

In commentary, The Mobile Register contains an editorial entitled “Attacks on Roberts badly miss their marks.”

The La Crosse Tribune contains an editorial entitled “Let’s consider what judges and justices actually do.”

And in The Orlando Sentinel, columnist Kathleen Parker has an op-ed entitled “My Supreme Court nominee can beat up your Supreme Court nominee.”

Posted at 6:48 AM by Howard Bashman

“Guantanamo detainees find fault with lawyers; Inmate frustration breeds mistrust”: Charlie Savage has this article today in The Boston Globe.

Posted at 6:46 AM by Howard Bashman

“Justice Breyer takes a stand”: The Chicago Sun-Times today contains an article that begins, “What’s wrong with citing rulings by judges in other countries, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer asked attendees at the American Bar Association Convention in Chicago on Tuesday.”

Posted at 6:44 AM by Howard Bashman