How Appealing

Saturday, October 29, 2005

“Bush narrows Supreme Court selection to 2, sources say”: Sunday in The Chicago Tribune, Jan Crawford Greenburg will have an article in which she reports, “With an announcement expected Sunday or Monday, administration officials have narrowed the focus to Judges Samuel Alito of New Jersey and Michael Luttig of Virginia, sources involved in the process said.”

And Reuters reports that “Luttig, Alito contenders as Bush mulls court pick.”

Posted at 8:27 PM by Howard Bashman

“Conservatives Rejoice at Nominee’s Withdrawal; Is Nominating Prominent Strict-Constructionist to High Court Too Risky?” Lawrence Hurley had this article in yesterday’s issue of The Daily Journal of California.

Posted at 5:45 PM by Howard Bashman

“G’bye, Harriet; Hello…Janice?! If Bush replaces Harriet Miers with Janice Rogers Brown, as the right hopes — well, remember the phrase ‘extraordinary circumstances’?” Simon Maxwell Apter has this essay at The American Prospect Online.

Posted at 5:25 PM by Howard Bashman

“Sykes would be an excellent Supreme Court justice”: Rick Esenberg has this op-ed today in The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Posted at 5:15 PM by Howard Bashman

“After Upheavals, President Seeks to Steady Course”: This article will appear Sunday in The New York Times. According to the article, “Judge Samuel A. Alito Jr. of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has emerged as a leading candidate” for Justice Sandra Day O’Connor’s seat on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Posted at 5:00 PM by Howard Bashman

“Merrillville native might have shot at Supreme Court; Law professor, mom say Maureen Mahoney has personal, intellectual credentials”: This article appears today in The Times of Munster, Indiana. It is reassuring to know that Maureen E. Mahoney‘s mother believes that her daughter is well-qualified for a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Posted at 9:45 AM by Howard Bashman

In today’s edition of The Los Angeles Times: David G. Savage and Henry Weinstein have an article headlined “Prosecutor Has Built a Strong Case, Experts Say.”

In related coverage, “Prosecutor’s Signature Traits Evident in the Case He Presses; Those familiar with Patrick J. Fitzgerald say he filed what the facts merited, no more or less.”

An article reports that “Some See Indictment as ‘a Devastating Day for Journalism.’

And Joseph C. Wilson IV has an op-ed entitled “Our 27 months of hell.”

Posted at 8:58 AM by Howard Bashman

“For Some, Redemption of Killer Rings Hollow”: The Los Angeles Times today contains an article that begins, “Gene Hetzel is aware that death row inmate Stanley ‘Tookie’ Williams has written books and been the subject of a movie. Hetzel even heard talk of a Nobel Prize nomination some years ago. And he knows that influential people are lobbying to win him clemency.”

Posted at 8:54 AM by Howard Bashman

“Ruling backs gay benefits”: The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner contains an article that begins, “State and municipal governments cannot deny benefits to the same-sex partners of their employees under the Alaska Constitution, said a landmark Alaska Supreme Court decision released Friday.”

And the ACLU issued a press release entitled “Unanimous Alaska Supreme Court Says It Is Unconstitutional to Deny Equal Benefits to Lesbian and Gay State Employees.”

My earlier coverage is here.

Posted at 8:45 AM by Howard Bashman

“Court’s suicide decision in limbo; Miers’ withdrawal throws another wild card into case about unique Oregon law”: The Salem Statesman Journal contains this article today.

Posted at 8:24 AM by Howard Bashman