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Friday, January 6, 2006

“Judge Alito Dissenting”: The Washington Post on Saturday will contain an editorial that concludes, “Judge Alito’s dissents offer much with which we disagree. But they are the work of a serious and scholarly judge whose arguments deserve respect — a respect evident among his colleagues even when their positions differ.”

And also in tomorrow’s newspaper, U.S. Senator Edward M. Kennedy (D-MA) will have an op-ed entitled “Alito’s Credibility Problem.”

Posted at 11:28 PM by Howard Bashman

“Fla. Voucher System Struck Down; Court’s Ruling Could Affect Programs in Other States”: This article appears today in The Washington Post.

Today in The New York Sun, Josh Gerstein reports that “Florida Decision Traps Students In Failed Schools.”

The Los Angeles Times reports that “School Voucher Program Batted Down in Florida; The statewide system undermines public education, the high court in Tallahassee says.”

USA Today reports that “Fla. school vouchers struck down; Court: Program violates state duty to public system.”

The Miami Herald reports that “Court orders tuition vouchers halted; The Florida Supreme Court tossed out the state’s tuition voucher program that allows public money to go to private schools.”

The St. Petersburg Times reports that “Court throws out vouchers; The state high court says voucher schools are not subject to the same regulations that apply to public schools.”

The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that “Gov. Bush vows to revive school vouchers after Fla. Supreme Court kills program.”

The Orlando Sentinel reports that “Florida’s top court bars vouchers for F schools.”

The Tampa Tribune reports that “Court Rejects School Vouchers.”

And The Tallahassee Democrat contains articles headlined “High court stamps out vouchers; Opportunity grants to end” and “Ruling elicits mixed reviews locally.”

Posted at 11:24 PM by Howard Bashman

“Charities lose sex-lawsuit shield; Codey signs bill allowing legal action against pedophiles’ employers”: The Newark (N.J.) Star-Ledger contains this article today. Earlier, this related post appeared at “lessig blog.”

Posted at 9:25 PM by Howard Bashman

“Law student can add ‘Legs of a Goddess’ to her resume”: This article (with photos) appeared yesterday in The Rockford (Ill.) Register Star.

My earlier coverage of this matter (in part featuring Justice Stephen G. Breyer, no less) can be accessed here and here.

Posted at 8:25 PM by Howard Bashman

“Conservative Crackup: The awkward campaign to convince us Sam Alito is funny.” Bruce Reed has this post at Slate’s “The Has-Been.”

Posted at 7:30 PM by Howard Bashman

“Jose Padilla, part II”: David Oscar Markus today observed Jose Padilla’s second court appearance this week, and you can read this report at the “Southern District of Florida Blog.”

Posted at 5:25 PM by Howard Bashman

“What to watch for in the Alito hearing next week”: This post appears today at the National Women’s Law Center’s “Nomination Watch” blog.

Posted at 4:15 PM by Howard Bashman

“Federalism R.I.P.? Did the Roberts Hearings Junk the Rehnquist Court’s ‘Federalism’ Revolution?” The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy has posted online this white paper by Simon Lazarus.

Posted at 4:14 PM by Howard Bashman

“No suspension for dental student; Dean overturns punishment, but offending blogger still will go on probation, do community service”: The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel today contains an article that begins, “The dean of Marquette University’s School of Dentistry has overturned the suspension of a student who posted negative comments about classmates and professors on a blog, saying the discipline was ‘not appropriate’ for the circumstance, according to Scott Taylor, the student’s lawyer.”

Nearly one month ago, The Marquette Tribune published an article headlined “Bloggers: dental case ‘chilling’ to free speech; Decision may set up ‘slippier slope.’

Posted at 2:40 PM by Howard Bashman

Jury convicts itself of crack cocaine possession: The Courier-Post of Camden, New Jersey reports here today that “Jury deliberations in an attempted murder case were suspended Thursday after a juror found what appeared to be crack cocaine with a street value of about $300 hidden in the bloodied, bullet-riddled jacket of the victim.”

Posted at 2:32 PM by Howard Bashman

“The Constitution and the Environment: A Report on the Troubling Record of Judge Samuel A. Alito.” Community Rights Counsel has today issued this report.

Posted at 2:04 PM by Howard Bashman

If all goes as planned: My inaugural weekly column for, bearing the date Monday, January 9, 2006, will be posted at the main web site late tonight. The provisional title for the column’s first installment is “The Sam Alito I know.”

Posted at 12:48 PM by Howard Bashman

“Fargo man’s suit against UND clinic gets new life”: The Grand Forks (N.D.) Herald today contains an article that begins, “A lawsuit against a UND law clinic brought by a Fargo Christian activist trying to remove a ‘pagan’ statue from atop the Grand Forks County courthouse should not have been dismissed so quickly, an appeals court ruled Thursday.”

My earlier coverage of yesterday’s quite interesting Eighth Circuit ruling can be accessed here.

Posted at 11:50 AM by Howard Bashman

“At Hearings, Democrats Plan to Call Critics of Alito’s Integrity”: This article appears today in The New York Times.

The Boston Globe reports today that “Alito foes consider presidential powers the defining issue.”

Newsday reports that “Alito hearings to focus on presidential power.”

The Washington Times reports that “Alito to be grilled on NSA wiretaps.”

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that “Alito fight comes to Phila.; Backers plan a rally; foes present a petition.”

The Philadelphia Daily News reports that “Christian right in N. Philly to boost Alito.”

The Wilmington News Journal reports that “Pros, cons on Alito nomination aired in Del. as hearings near.”

The Rocky Mountain News reports that “Alito debate intensifies; Backers, opponents of Supreme Court nominee speak out.”

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette contains an article headlined “Pryor: ‘Activist’ question is only concern with Alito.”

The Lincoln (Neb.) Journal Star reports that “Republicans rally for Alito at Capitol.”

The North Platte Telegraph reports that “Former clerks stump for Alito.”

The Helena Independent Record reports that “Alito associates stump Montana for his confirmation.”

And The News & Advance of Lynchburg, Virginia reports that “Falwell to rally for Alito.”

Posted at 7:05 AM by Howard Bashman

“Lawmaker’s goal: Overturn Roe v. Wade; Bill would make abortion illegal in Indiana.” This article appears today in The Indianapolis Star.

Posted at 7:00 AM by Howard Bashman