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Thursday, September 1, 2005

“Supporters of OHA decry latest court ruling”: The Honolulu Star-Bulletin today contains an article that begins, “Programs that help native Hawaiians will face more attacks, advocates said after yesterday’s federal appeals court ruling that allows a group of Hawaii taxpayers to challenge state funding of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs as discriminatory.” My earlier related posts are here and here.

Posted at 10:04 PM by Howard Bashman

“Kudos, so far, for helmsman of Roberts hearings; Hope runs high that, under Sen. Arlen Specter, next week’s proceedings on high court nominee will be fair”: This article will appear Friday in The Christian Science Monitor.

Posted at 8:44 PM by Howard Bashman

The web site of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit is working again: You can access it here. And the site even features alternate addresses where those who hope to serve as law clerks to U.S. Circuit Judges who have their home chambers in New Orleans can send clerkship applications.

Posted at 5:10 PM by Howard Bashman

Available online from C-SPAN: By clicking here, you can watch this morning’s address entitled “Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) on the ‘Ginsburg Precedent.'” U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) offers this written rebuttal.

Also available online: “The Hudson Inst. on the Judicial Nomination Process” (details of this morning’s event here); “American Constitution Society Panel on John Roberts Nomination“; “Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Judiciary Cmte. Ranking Member, on Judge Roberts“; and “Alliance for Justice on Judge John Roberts.”

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Posted at 2:14 PM by Howard Bashman

“Librarians Resist Act’s Secrecy; State Case Pits Free Speech Arguments Against Patriot Act Provisions For Fighting Terrorism”: Lynne Tuohy has this article today in The Hartford Courant.

Posted at 11:52 AM by Howard Bashman

“John Roberts and the Third Amendment: Another Liberal Nightmare.” The Center for Individual Freedom has posted online this analysis, which among other things raises the question whether it’s kosher to attribute a quote to a First Amendment professor in a parody.

Posted at 10:40 AM by Howard Bashman

“Officials at the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals are making plans to relocate the court,” which has its headquarters in New Orleans: So reports in this article posted online today.

Before Hurricane Katrina, has any U.S. Court of Appeals relocated its headquarters, because of inaccessibility, away from the city in which the court had been based? Readers who wish to offer their insights in response to this question are invited to do so via email. And hurricane relief donation information is available via this earlier post.

Posted at 10:15 AM by Howard Bashman

“Al-Arian’s judge refuses to declare a mistrial; But problems in the case remain, with a claim that the jury was tainted by one juror’s improper statements”: The St. Petersburg Times contains this article today.

Posted at 9:52 AM by Howard Bashman

“Final approval given to adding Marshall name to BWI; Public works board backs change; Schaefer objects”: The Baltimore Sun today contains an article that begins, “Over the objection of Comptroller William Donald Schaefer, the state Board of Public Works gave final approval yesterday to a proposal to rename Maryland’s largest airport for Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court.”

And The Washington Post reports today that “BWI to Add Marshall, Over Schaefer’s Objection; Renaming Honors Late Justice From Baltimore.”

Posted at 9:35 AM by Howard Bashman

“The Cordial Nominee Once Had Choice Words for Lawmakers”: The Washington Post contains this article today.

The Baltimore Sun reports today that “NAACP legal fund attacks Roberts as civil rights opponent; Report comes as groups join to oppose nominee.”

The Washington Times reports that “Roberts criticized award to lawmaker in ’83.”

And USA Today reports that “Bipartisan intro set for Roberts hearings.”

In commentary, today in The Los Angeles Times, columnist Andres Martinez has an op-ed entitled “Roberts to overturn Roe? Don’t bet on it; The Supreme Court nominee appears to prefer stability over activism — which could disappoint conservatives.”

In The Washington Post, columnist George F. Will has an op-ed entitled “The Uses of ‘Activism.’

In The Chicago Tribune, columnist Steve Chapman has an op-ed entitled “Roberts: The future of privacy.”

In The Washington Times, Paul Greenberg has an op-ed entitled “When the critics grow desperate.”

In The Dallas Morning News, Carl P. Leubsdorf has an essay entitled “Supreme dilemma: Will Democrats support Roberts or side with the liberal core?

And in The Boston Phoenix, Harvey A. Silverglate has an essay entitled “Passing judgment: The scramble to pigeonhole Supreme Court nominee John Roberts misses the point.”

Posted at 7:30 AM by Howard Bashman