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Wednesday, October 12, 2005

“Would a Justice Miers recuse herself from key cases? She may be obliged to refrain from voting on certain issues, ethicists say, if she helped to craft White House policies.” Warren Richey will have this article in Thursday’s edition of The Christian Science Monitor.

Posted at 5:45 PM by Howard Bashman

“Miers Chosen After Others Withdrew, White House Says”: Bloomberg News provides this report.

Editor & Publisher offers an item headlined “White House Briefing: Reporters Hit Hard on Role of Religion in Miers Pick.”

Online at The Weekly Standard, Fred Barnes has an essay entitled “What Might Have Been: The Miers nomination didn’t have to go this way.”

And finally, you can access online transcripts entitled “White House Spin Worsens Miers Mess” and “Liberals Like Stephen Breyer Have Bastardized the Constitution” from today’s broadcast of the Rush Limbaugh show.

Posted at 5:25 PM by Howard Bashman

“Where products in the relevant market are not typically displayed in the same locations, centering on whether they are likely to be distinguished when viewed simultaneously is incorrect, and will result in a faulty likelihood-of-confusion analysis.” Louis Vuitton handbags are the subject of this trademark infringement preliminary injunction ruling that Circuit Judge Guido Calabresi issued today on behalf of a unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Posted at 3:00 PM by Howard Bashman

In commentary: At National Review Online, Joseph J. Cella has an essay entitled “Faith Is Not the Thing: God and Harriet Miers in the Senate.” And Jonah Goldberg has an essay entitled “Cronies Here and There: In (qualified) defense of cronyism.”

Online at Reason, Julian Sanchez has an essay entitled “The Revolt of the Elites: Why a ‘trust me’ from George Bush no longer cuts it.”

Online at The American Prospect, Jack Hitt has an essay entitled “Vote Your Absence: Should Democrats support Harriet Miers? No — they shouldn’t even vote.” And Michael Tomasky has an essay entitled “Honest Conservatives Awaken: Finally, conservatives have noticed that their president is failing them.”

Finally, online at The Nation, Robert Scheer has an essay entitled “With Friends Like This….” And Morton Mintz offers “Ten Questions for Harriet Miers.”

Posted at 2:15 PM by Howard Bashman

“Bush: Miers’ Religion Cited in Court Nod.” The Associated Press provides a report that begins, “President Bush said Wednesday that Harriet Miers’ religious beliefs figured into her nomination to the Supreme Court as a top-ranking Democrat warned against any ‘wink and a nod’ campaign for confirmation.”

And Reuters provides a report headlined “Some high court candidates withdrew: White House.”

Posted at 12:40 PM by Howard Bashman

“Focus of CIA Leak Probe Appears to Widen”: This article (pass-through link) appears today in The Wall Street Journal.

The New York Times reports today that “Times Reporter to Testify on Recently Found Notes.”

The Washington Post reports that “Special Prosecutor Again Queries Reporter.”

The Los Angeles Times reports that “N.Y. Times Reporter to Again Testify Before Grand Jury in CIA Leak Case; Judith Miller turns over new notes and plans to ‘supplement’ earlier testimony, her boss says.”

And The New York Observer reports that “Miller Called Back For Second Round On Plame Affair.”

Posted at 12:15 PM by Howard Bashman

“Simply Not Good Enough”: At the web site of cbs4denver, CBS News legal analyst Andrew Cohen has an essay that begins, “White House counsel Harriet Miers’ nomination to the United States Supreme Court shouldn’t be scuttled merely because she has no prior experience as a judge.”

Posted at 11:28 AM by Howard Bashman

“Group close to Falwell will not back Miers”: The News & Advance of Lynchburg, Virginia today contains an article that begins, “Liberty Counsel, a conservative legal advocacy group with close ties to the Rev. Jerry Falwell, announced Tuesday that it is opposing Harriet Miers’ nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court.”

Posted at 11:10 AM by Howard Bashman

“Wiccan priestess out of appeals; Supreme Court won’t hear Chesterfield case excluding her prayer”: This article appears today in The Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Posted at 11:05 AM by Howard Bashman

“High Court to Examine the Scope Of Federal Clean-Water Laws”: Jess Bravin has this article (pass-through link) today in The Wall Street Journal.

Posted at 10:55 AM by Howard Bashman

In today’s edition of The Sacramento Bee: The newspaper contains an article headlined “A ‘lawyer’s lawyer’: Quin Denvir prepares to retire after a decade of defending the poor” that begins, “To most people, Theodore Kaczynski is the notorious Unabomber, who used his genius to strategically place homemade bombs throughout the nation for 17 years before he was captured. To Quin Denvir he is one on a long list of clients whose lives were worth saving.”

And in other news, “High court deals setback to GenCorp.”

Posted at 9:15 AM by Howard Bashman

“Justices to Measure Clean Water Act’s Reach; The high court will hear cases that could limit the power of the U.S. to protect wetlands”: David G. Savage has this article today in The Los Angeles Times.

The Detroit News reports that “Justices take up wetland control; Two cases stemming from development projects in Mich. head to U.S. Supreme Court.”

Michael McGough of The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that “U.S. Supreme Court wades into Michigan dispute over wetlands.”

Bob Egelko of The San Francisco Chronicle reports that “Supreme Court to consider cutting wetlands protection; U.S. oversight of areas far from lakes, rivers challenged.”

And The St. Petersburg Times reports that “Wetlands in hands of high court; Three cases scheduled to be heard before the new Supreme Court likely will decide the fate of vast stretches of Florida.”

Posted at 7:30 AM by Howard Bashman

“Ruling jeopardizes wildfire plea bargain; The state’s high court upholds a decision that cut jail time in half for Terry Barton, who set the 2002 Hayman fire; But the result could be more cases filed against her”: This article appears today in The Denver Post.

And The Rocky Mountain News reports today that “Hayman Fire starter wins sentence fight.”

Posted at 7:25 AM by Howard Bashman