How Appealing

Saturday, November 19, 2005

“Snoop Dogg Rallies for Crips Co-Founder”: The Associated Press provides a report that begins, “Rapper Snoop Dogg urged Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Saturday to grant clemency to convicted murderer and Crips co-founder Stanley Tookie Williams so he can continue his work with young people.”

And in related coverage, The Los Angeles Times today contains articles headlined “State Seeks to Block Killer’s Defense Tactic; Attorney general’s office says motion by a lawyer for Stanley Tookie Williams is too late” and “Has Founder of Crips Earned Right to Live? As execution date nears, religious leaders debate the issues of redemption and retribution.”

Posted at 11:20 PM by Howard Bashman

“The Nominations of Brett Kavanaugh and Terrence Boyle”: Hugh Hewitt has this blog post today. Hugh’s post contains no mention of Henry W. Saad, William Gerry Myers III, and William James Haynes II.

Posted at 11:15 PM by Howard Bashman

“Authentically Unhip: Samuel Alito was never a rebel, or a romantic, or cool; That’s what makes him real — and oddly appealing.” Daphne Merkin’s essay from tomorrow’s issue of The New York Times Magazine, which I earlier previewed here, is now freely available at this link.

Posted at 11:00 PM by Howard Bashman

“Changing Room: The Court’s Dynamics Have a Way of Altering a Justice’s Approach to the Law.” Lee Epstein and Jeffrey A. Segal will have this op-ed Sunday in The Washington Post.

Posted at 10:54 PM by Howard Bashman

“In 12 Oral Arguments Before the Supreme Court, Alito Scored 10 Victories”: Adam Liptak will have this article in Sunday’s edition of The New York Times.

Posted at 3:15 PM by Howard Bashman

“Newdow files slogan suit; pledge case heads to appeal”: The Sacramento Bee today contains an article that begins, “Michael Newdow, whose legal challenge to the phrase ‘Under God’ in the Pledge of Allegiance was heading to an appellate court Friday, has now sued the United States government over the slogan ‘In God We Trust’ on American money.”

Posted at 10:40 AM by Howard Bashman

“Author recalls judge; Panel discusses retiring O’Connor”: The Daily Progress of Charlottesville, Virginia contains this article today.

Posted at 10:24 AM by Howard Bashman

“Senate, House Differences Complicate Spending Bill; In seeking compromise, the GOP could find itself caught between conservative and moderate factions within its own party”: This article appears today in The Los Angeles Times. According to the article, “The House bill, meanwhile, contains two items not in the Senate version: splitting the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals into two benches and changing mining laws to permit the sale of public lands in the West for private development. Both provisions face opposition in the Senate.”

Posted at 10:20 AM by Howard Bashman