How Appealing

Monday, December 26, 2005

The Miami Herald is reporting: Today’s newspaper contains an article headlined “Padilla case weaves web of risks for government; The terrorism case of Jose Padilla, dubbed the ‘dirty bomber’ after his arrest in 2002, poses a complex legal challenge for the Justice Department.”

And yesterday’s newspaper contained a news analysis headlined “Congress may prevail on war power; Despite White House claims that war powers authorize domestic spying and the special detention of terror suspects, Congress may well settle the issue.”

Posted at 10:14 PM by Howard Bashman

“Carter Phillips on Sam Alito”: At “The Volokh Conspiracy,” Orin Kerr has a post that begins, “C-Span’s ‘America and the Courts’ series has a fascinating interview with Carter Phillips, one of the top members of the Supreme Court bar, about his friend and former co-worker Sam Alito. The interview begins at the 23-minute mark and lasts about 35 minutes.” You can view the program online by clicking here (RealPlayer required).

Posted at 5:14 PM by Howard Bashman

“The war on terror should not supersede the laws of the land”: Dante Chinni will have this essay in Tuesday’s issue of The Christian Science Monitor.

Posted at 5:00 PM by Howard Bashman

“Faith in Theory: Why ‘intelligent design’ simply isn’t science.” James Q. Wilson has this essay online today at OpinionJournal.

Posted at 4:55 PM by Howard Bashman

“Fallout From A Nuclear Summer: The conflict over judicial nominations threatened to sidetrack the Senate; But who really won?” T.R. Goldman has this article (free access) in this week’s issue of Legal Times.

Posted at 3:40 PM by Howard Bashman

“Effort to speed executions stalls in Senate; Provision unrelated to security had been added to Patriot Act”: Bob Egelko had this article in yesterday’s edition of The San Francisco Chronicle.

Posted at 1:44 PM by Howard Bashman

The Sacramento Bee is reporting: Today’s newspaper contains a front page article headlined “Higher execution rate is predicted” that begins, “California’s capital punishment debate – ignited by the execution of Stanley Tookie Williams – will likely intensify as the state prepares to carry out death sentences at a pace unseen in more than a generation.”

And yesterday’s newspaper contained an article headlined “Death case a mission for prosecutor; He has pursued Clarence Allen for 24 years and is now prepared to watch him die” profiling Ward Campbell, a long-time friend of “How Appealing.”

Posted at 1:40 PM by Howard Bashman

Yoo again: The Washington Post today contains an article headlined “Scholar Stands by Post-9/11 Writings On Torture, Domestic Eavesdropping; Former Justice Official Says He Was Interpreting Law, Not Making Policy” that begins, “John Yoo knows the epithets of the libertarians, the liberals and the lefties. Widely considered the intellectual architect of the most dramatic assertion of White House power since the Nixon era, he has seen constitutional scholars skewer his reasoning and students call for his ouster from the University of California at Berkeley.”

Posted at 9:54 AM by Howard Bashman

“White House Aids Playboy Playmate in Court”: Gina Holland of The Associated Press provides a report that begins, “Playboy playmate Anna Nicole Smith has an unusual bedfellow in the Supreme Court fight over her late husband’s fortune: the Bush administration. The administration’s top Supreme Court lawyer filed arguments on Smith’s behalf and wants to take part when the case is argued before the justices.”

Posted at 9:50 AM by Howard Bashman