How Appealing

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

“Records Pertaining to Judge Samuel A. Alito, Jr. — Record Group 60: Department of Justice.” The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration has just posted online two sets of new documents, “Files of the Attorney General, Edwin Meese III” and “Files of Charles Cooper.”

Update at 11:20 a.m.: Likely to garner much attention is a document described as “Memorandum concerning Thornburgh v. American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists, No. 84-495 and Diamond v. Charles, No. 84-1379 from Samuel A. Alito to the Solicitor General, (May 30, 1985).” What appears to be the final draft of that memo is available here.

Posted at 11:05 AM by Howard Bashman

“Harvard Law On A Heterodox Spree, Listing To Right; In Age of John Roberts, New Kind of Legal Expert Sought by Elena Kagan”: Anna Schneider-Mayerson has this article in the December 5, 2005 issue of The New York Observer.

Posted at 10:45 AM by Howard Bashman

“Rocking the Bus: A Colorado woman takes a stand against arbitrary ID checks.” Jacob Sullum has this essay online today at Reason. In the essay, Sullum writes, “A civil case raising similar issues in the context of airport ID checks is scheduled to be heard by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit the day before Davis’ arraignment.”

Posted at 10:25 AM by Howard Bashman

“House budget sleeper splits the 9th Circuit”: The San Francisco Chronicle today contains an article that begins, “A little-noticed provision in the massive House budget bill would fulfill the longtime goal of conservatives to split the San Francisco-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, creating a new 12th circuit appellate court and allowing President Bush to name a slate of new federal judges.”

Posted at 10:22 AM by Howard Bashman

“Justices Take Up Rule Against ‘Tying’ Products; The high court leans toward making it harder for competitors to sue over the sales practice”: David G. Savage has this article today in The Los Angeles Times.

Posted at 7:33 AM by Howard Bashman

“Alito Showed Even Keel in Court Dispute”: The Associated Press provides this report, which focuses on proposed Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure 32.1.

The Washington Times reports today that “Alito foes focus on drug case as omen on privacy.”

And The Badger Herald reports that “Law panel deliberates on Alito’s nomination.”

In commentary, Newsday contains an op-ed by Rosario A. Iaconis has an op-ed entitled “Alito can be proud of his heritage; Critics of the court nominee are resorting to anti-Italian smears, but he has a majestic patrimony behind him.”

In The Oregonian, Nick Fish has an op-ed entitled “The Alito nomination: On the wrong side of history for women.”

And in The Philadelphia Daily News, Rotan E. Lee has an op-ed entitled “A Brave New Court, Part I.”

Posted at 7:25 AM by Howard Bashman

“Justices to weigh parental notice for abortions”: This article appears today in The Baltimore Sun.

The New York Sun reports today that “Health Exception Seen as Central To High Court Case.”

Gallup News Service reports that “Americans Favor Parental Involvement in Teen Abortion Decisions; Think laws should require parental consent.”

The Boston Globe reports that “Abortion case puts spotlight today on Roberts’s queries; The scope may color Alito’s possible impact.”

The Manchester Union Leader reports that “In 12 years since law school, Ayotte’s career has taken off.”

The Burlington Free Press reports that “N.H. abortion case has Vermont roots.”

The Lawrence (Kan.) Journal-World reports that “Status quo at stake; New generation may face abortion questions.”

And The Winston-Salem Journal reports that “N.C. one of first states to allow abortion; Procedure legalized in 1967; if Roe was overturned, push for changing law probable.”

In commentary, The New York Times contains an editorial entitled “The Next Abortion Decision.” And those with TimesSelect can access an item entitled “Talking Points: The Waning Power of Roe v. Wade.”

The Washington Times contains an editorial entitled “Abortion and the Roberts court.”

In The Denver Post, columnist Al Knight has an op-ed entitled “Cases could define new direction of high court.”

And in The Chicago Tribune columnist John Kass has an op-ed entitled “Parents are the only judges who matter.”

Posted at 7:15 AM by Howard Bashman

“Sidestepping Courts in the War on Terrorism; U.S. seeks leverage by moving detainees or changing their status before scheduled hearings; Critics call it legal dodge ball”: This article appears today in The Los Angeles Times.

Posted at 7:10 AM by Howard Bashman

“One Person, One Filibuster? Judge Alito’s Controversial Comment on a Supreme Court Voting Rights Case.” Law Professor Richard L. Hasen, author of the “Election Law” blog, has this essay today at FindLaw.

Posted at 6:45 AM by Howard Bashman