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Sunday, November 13, 2005

“Fieger attorney: Cox hurt probe; Campaign finance investigation by Oakland County at risk because of disclosure, lawyer says.” This article appears today in The Detroit News.

And The Detroit Free Press yesterday contained an article headlined “Cox financed judge targeted by Fieger” that begins, “Attorney General Mike Cox contributed $34,000 from a political action committee to the 2004 campaign of a state Supreme Court justice who became the target that same year of a secret campaign by Geoffrey Fieger to defeat him.”

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“Senate measure would undercut court’s authority; The Senate vote to strip rights granted to Guantanamo Bay detainees by the Supreme Court stunned legal experts”: The Miami Herald contains this article today.

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“A matter of life and death: Holdouts frustrate other jurors.” This article about juries and the death penalty appears today in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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“Mostly measured, but Alito can get fiery; Many of his opinions indicate the Supreme Court nominee is largely dispassionate, but certain topics draw out his energy”: Bill Adair has this article today in The St. Petersburg Times.

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“Scalito?” Gene C. Schaerr and Steffen N. Johnson will have this essay in tomorrow’s issue of The National Law Journal.

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Available online from C-SPAN: From Thursday, “U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justices Sandra Day O’Connor, Anthony Kennedy and Stephen G. Breyer discuss the role of the judiciary in promoting the rule of law.”

And from today’s broadcast of “Washington Journal,” “Cass Sunstein, Professor, Univ. of Chicago Law School and Author, ‘Radicals in Robes,’ on Samuel Alito nomination to the Supreme Court and his new book.”

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“Chief Justice Roberts returns to Wake Forest to judge student-lawyer contest; He will join 2 appeals-court judges in hearing mock case”: Thursday’s edition of The Winston-Salem Journal contained an article that begins, “Less than two months after his confirmation to the nation’s highest court, Chief Justice John Roberts of the U.S. Supreme Court will be at Wake Forest University next week to judge a law-student competition.” (Via “Confirm Them“).

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“Free Speech Libertarian: Judge Alito has an expansive view of the First Amendment.” Law Professor Eugene Volokh‘s op-ed published yesterday in The Wall Street Journal is now freely available here via OpinionJournal.

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“Alito is religion-friendly, but how far will he go?” Charles C. Haynes has this essay today at the First Amendment Center.

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“Three Samples Of Sam Alito: A school’s speech code banning negative comments about clothing or social skills was, he said, ‘brave, futile or merely silly.'” Columnist George F. Will will have this essay in the November 21, 2005 issue of Newsweek.

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