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Wednesday, November 30, 2005

“Justices weigh parental notification law”: Jan Crawford Greenburg of The Chicago Tribune provides this news update.

Additional coverage from Ms. Greenburg can be accessed here (transcript with link to audio) via the PBS program “The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer.”

Allen Pusey of The Dallas Morning News provides an update headlined “Little drama as high court gets abortion cases; Roberts appears to back letting N.H. broaden notification exception.”

Bill Adair of The St. Petersburg Times provides a news update headlined “Court skips big abortion questions; The New Hampshire parental notification dispute is not the ‘monumental’ case some had predicted.”

Thursday’s edition of The Guardian (UK) reports that “Appeal will test US supreme court’s line on abortion under new chief justice.”

Thursday’s edition of The Independent (UK) reports that “Supreme Court to hear pro-abortion challenge.”

The Associated Press reports that “Ayotte says she expected tough questions.”

And Thursday in The Washington Post, Dana Milbank’s “Washington Sketch” column will be entitled “A Chip Off the Old Bloc.”

Posted at 10:24 PM by Howard Bashman

“Government rebuffed on Padilla”: At “SCOTUSblog,” Lyle Denniston has a post that begins, “The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, apparently nettled by the Justice Department’s shift in position on terrorism suspect Jose Padilla, refused on Wednesday to order his immediate release from military custody and threatened to cast aside its ruling in the government’s favor in the case.”

Posted at 5:24 PM by Howard Bashman

“Roberts signals support for abortion curbs; In high court argument, chief justice hints at upholding New Hampshire law”: Tom Curry, national affairs writer for MSNBC, provides this report.

Posted at 5:15 PM by Howard Bashman

“Supreme Court Weighs New Hampshire Parental Notification Law; Abortion-rights case is the first heard in five years and the first under new Chief Justice John Roberts”:’s Tony Mauro provides this news update.

Posted at 4:40 PM by Howard Bashman

“Supreme Court Hears First Abortion Case in 5 Years; At Issue: N.H. Law Requiring Parental Notification for Underage Women Seeking Abortions.” Charles Lane of The Washington Post provides this news update.

Posted at 3:20 PM by Howard Bashman

“Supreme Court Oral Argument: Ayotte v. Planned Parenthood of Northern New England.” C-SPAN has posted the oral argument online here (RealPlayer required). From the length of the oral argument audiotape, it would appear that counsel for respondents only used twenty of her allotted thirty minutes for oral argument and that the Chief Justice allowed New Hampshire Attorney General Kelly A. Ayotte to reserve “the balance of her time for rebuttal” when that balance equaled zero.

Update: In addition, The Associated Press has posted the audio online here (RealPlayer required).

Posted at 3:10 PM by Howard Bashman

“A look at Judge Alito’s rulings on eligibility for Social Security disability benefits,” featuring Robert Schwaneberg, legal affairs correspondent for The Newark Star-Ledger: This segment (RealPlayer required) appeared on today’s broadcast of C-SPAN‘s “Washington Journal.”

Posted at 3:00 PM by Howard Bashman

“The adjudication of these cases at the administrative level has fallen below the minimum standards of legal justice.” Seventh Circuit Judge Richard A. Posner has more harsh words for those who adjudicate immigration cases at the administrative level in this opinion issued today on behalf of a unanimous three-judge panel.

Posted at 2:30 PM by Howard Bashman

Do not pass go, do not collect $200: Today, a divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a decision holding that a previously deported alien does not commit the federal criminal offense of attempted illegal reentry into the United States when he crosses the border separating the United States from Mexico with the intent only to be imprisoned in the United States.

Posted at 1:05 PM by Howard Bashman

“Documents Reveal More About Alito’s Views”: Jesse J. Holland of The Associated Press provides a report that begins, “As a Reagan administration lawyer in 1985, Samuel Alito made clear his hope that the Supreme Court would one day overturn a landmark ruling that established abortion rights.” I linked to the documents in question in this earlier post.

Posted at 12:55 PM by Howard Bashman

C-SPAN has just begun its broadcast of the oral argument audio in Ayotte v. Planned Parenthood: The broadcast began nine minutes earlier than expected. Links to C-SPAN’s broadcast are here (three posts below).

Posted at 12:06 PM by Howard Bashman