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Saturday, November 12, 2005

“The Nigro ouster, informed or not, was…merited”: Columnist Paul Carpenter had this op-ed yesterday in The Allentown Morning Call.

Yesterday in The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, columnist Eric Heyl had an op-ed entitled “Let him eat cake (and pay for it).”

Yesterday in The Philadelphia Inquirer, columnist John Grogan had an op-ed entitled “Nigro’s loss is Pa. voters’ win.”

And yesterday in The Philadelphia Daily News, columnist Jill Porter had an op-ed entitled “Justice Newman – thankfully – was spared.”

Posted at 11:45 AM by Howard Bashman

Available online from National Public Radio: Yesterday evening’s broadcast of “All Things Considered” contained a segment entitled “Case Studied for Clues on Alito’s Views of Federalism.”

Yesterday’s broadcast of “Morning Edition” contained a segment entitled “A Survey Course on Alito Legal Views” featuring Nina Totenberg.

Yesterday’s broadcast of “Day to Day” contained segments entitled “Getting the Cuban Perspective of Guantanamo Prison” and “Preview: Representing Detainees at Guantanamo.”

And yesterday’s broadcast of “Talk of the Nation” contained a segment entitled “Teaching Evolution Update.”

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Posted at 11:15 AM by Howard Bashman

“For conservative lawyers, a time to celebrate; Influential Federalist Society helps fill ranks of Bush-appointed judiciary”: Tom Curry, national affairs writer for MSNBC, provides this report.

Posted at 10:04 AM by Howard Bashman

“Democrats Provided Edge on Detainee Vote”: The New York Times today contains an article that begins, “Democrats who had voted previously to prohibit abusive treatment of detainees in American custody provided the margin of victory on Thursday for a Republican-backed measure that would deny prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the right to challenge their detention in federal courts.”

And today’s newspaper also contains a related editorial entitled “Playing With Fire.”

Posted at 9:50 AM by Howard Bashman

“Debbie does Washington: Masturbation lights up your brain like a parade; It makes you stop talking to your wife; Yes, just another day at the Senate hearing on pornography.” Michael Scherer provides this report at

The prepared texts of statements introduced at this past Thursday’s hearing, entitled “Why the Government Should Care about Pornography,” of the Senate Judiciary Committee‘s Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Property Rights can be viewed via this link.

Posted at 9:40 AM by Howard Bashman

Available online from The Wall Street Journal: Today’s newspaper contains an op-ed by U.S. Senator Arlen Specter (R-PA) entitled “‘Guarantees Are for Used Cars, Not Judicial Nominees’” and an op-ed by Law Professor Eugene Volokh entitled “Free Speech Libertarian?” (temporary free access).

And via OpinionJournal, you can access online the text of Karl Rove’s speech Thursday night to the Federalist Society Annual Convention, entitled “Against Judicial Imperialism.”

Posted at 9:20 AM by Howard Bashman

The federal government is addicted to CrackBerry: The Washington Post reports today that “Government Enters Fray Over BlackBerry Patents; Agencies Depend on Devices, Lawyers Say.”

The Wall Street Journal reports today that “U.S. Weighs In on Patent Case To Keep Its BlackBerrys Running” (temporary free access).

And The Los Angeles Times contains an article headlined “Cut Off Their BlackBerrys? Feds Give It Thumbs Down.”

Perhaps the federal government’s attorneys could also find a way to spare from any service shut-off the BlackBerry of a certain appellate law blogger whose site is heavily relied on by senior employees in each of the three branches of the federal government.

Posted at 9:00 AM by Howard Bashman