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Sunday, November 20, 2005

“2,500 Arrested Before Katrina Are Still in Limbo; At the heart of the problem is a public defender system almost too broke to function”: Henry Weinstein has this article today in The Los Angeles Times.

Posted at 10:30 PM by Howard Bashman

“A Fight with a Twist: Democrats have a crafty new weapon against Samuel Alito’s abortion stance; But will it backfire?” This article will appear in the November 28, 2005 issue of Time magazine.

Posted at 10:15 PM by Howard Bashman

“Lincoln’s words, our pledge”: Friday in The Los Angeles Times, columnist David Gelernter had an op-ed that begins, “The Pledge of Allegiance has been in legal jeopardy for years, all because it contains the words ‘under God’ — a phrase Abraham Lincoln stamped on the American consciousness when he used it on Nov. 19, 1863, 142 years ago, in the Gettysburg Address.”

Posted at 10:00 PM by Howard Bashman

“Detroit ‘Sleeper Cell’ Prosecutor Faces Probe; Grand Jury Considering Indictment for Misconduct”: This article appears today in The Washington Post.

Posted at 9:55 PM by Howard Bashman

“Transcript: Sen. Joe Biden on ‘FOX News Sunday.'” The context of today’s filibuster reference can be ascertained here.

Posted at 8:54 PM by Howard Bashman

In today’s edition of The New York Times: In news from California, “University Is Accused of Bias Against Christian Schools.”

An article headlined “Deals and Consequences” reports on the former head of investment banking at Merrill Lynch who is now serving a 30-month jail sentence for his role in Merrill Lynch’s purchase of three Nigerian barges from Enron in 1999.

And sports columnist Selena Roberts has an essay entitled “Nothing Sacred, or Secret, on the Web” (TimesSelect subscription required).

Posted at 7:55 PM by Howard Bashman

“A Wolf in Burberry Clothing or, The Dirty Underbelly of A3G’s Outing”: You can access this post at Chris Geidner’s “Law Dork” blog.

Posted at 7:50 PM by Howard Bashman

“5th Circuit headed back to New Orleans; Katrina forced appeals court to temporarily set up shop in Houston”: Harvey Rice had this article yesterday in The Houston Chronicle.

Posted at 5:54 PM by Howard Bashman

“The forces that molded Judge Alito: Family and the law figure prominently in shaping the character of court nominee.” Warren Richey will have this article Monday in The Christian Science Monitor.

Posted at 5:48 PM by Howard Bashman

“Lafave judge silences attorneys; His gag order applies to both prosecutor and defense attorney, who was dealt several blows from rulings Friday”: Yesterday’s edition of The St. Petersburg Times contained this article. Earlier, Friday’s newspaper reported that “Prosecutor wants Lafave attorney silenced; The State Attorney’s Office seeks a gag order against the defender of the teacher accused of a sex crime, calling his remarks inaccurate.”

And The Tampa Tribune reported yesterday that “State Riles Lafave Defense.”

Meanwhile, in commentary, The SPTimes today contains an editorial entitled “Gag is out of order.”

Posted at 10:28 AM by Howard Bashman

“After the Storm, Chertoff Vows to Reshape DHS; Secretary Pledges to Learn From Mistakes of Katrina”: This article appeared last Monday in The Washington Post.

Posted at 10:05 AM by Howard Bashman

“Alito and the Death Penalty: The Supreme Court nominee was overruled on capital punishment in an appeal that some say tipped his hand on the subject.” Richard A. Serrano has this article today in The Los Angeles Times.

Today in The San Francisco Chronicle, Bob Egelko has articles headlined “Alito’s record has feminists ready for battle” and “Alito ruling gave women grounds for asylum; Key decision cited by number of courts, although he also set high burden of proof.”

The Newark Star-Ledger contains an article headlined “Judging Alito: 7 weeks to go; Nominee encounters criticism but reserves testimony for hearings.”

The Hartford Courant’s NE Magazine contains a lengthy article headlined “Alito’s Yale Years; Early Signs Of Brilliance In A Shy, Religious Scholar.”

The Austin American-Statesman reports that “Alito document spurs clash over future of women’s rights.”

And The Advocate of Baton Rouge, Louisiana reports that “La.’s Vitter backing Alito.”

Posted at 9:44 AM by Howard Bashman

“The Alito Memo”: The Washington Post contains this editorial today.

The News & Observer of Raleigh, North Carolina today contains an editorial entitled “Alito’s tilt: Having once trumpeted strong conservative views, Samuel Alito Jr. should face tough questions in his Supreme Court bid.”

In The Los Angeles Times, Law Professor Vikram Amar has an op-ed entitled “Who’s the real Alito?

In The San Francisco Chronicle, columnist Vicki Haddock has an op-ed entitled “The Bush dynasty and Roe vs. Wade; Rubbery politics runs in the family.”

In The Oregonian, Garrett Epps has an op-ed entitled “Refereeing from the bench: A football ref doesn’t ask for a show of hands on making decisions; neither do judges, and that’s not ‘judicial activism.’

And in The News & Record of Greensboro, North Carolina, Edward Cone has an op-ed entitled “We need thoughtful middle ground on abortion.”

Posted at 9:40 AM by Howard Bashman