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Tuesday, January 10, 2006

In Wednesday’s edition of The Washington Post: Tomorrow’s newspaper will contain a front page article headlined “Alito Says He’d Keep ‘Open Mind’ on Abortion; Nominee Avoids Detailing Views on Controversial Issues.”

Charles Lane will have a news analysis headlined “Alito Replies Don’t Rock Status Quo.”

In related coverage, “Vanguard Ruling Defended; ‘Oversights,’ but No Conflict, Alito Says” and “For Democrats, A Most Tender Roast of Alito.”

And Dana Milbank will have a “Washington Sketch” column headlined “A Day of Q’s and A’s — and a Few Z’s.”

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“Alito Hearings”: This segment (RealPlayer required) featuring Gail Chaddock of The Christian Science Monitor appeared on today’s broadcast of the public radio program “Here & Now.”

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Available online from National Public Radio: This evening’s broadcast of “All Things Considered” contained segments entitled “Alito Faces First Full Day of Senate Questioning” (featuring Nina Totenberg); “Analysis of Day Two of Alito Hearings: Part I” (featuring Law Professors Douglas Kmiec and Jeffrey Rosen); “Analysis of Day Two of Alito Hearings: Part II” (same); “Filibuster a Possibility in Alito Nomination“; and “Born in the ’50s: Beliefs, Now and Then.”

Today’s broadcast of “Day to Day” contained segments entitled “Senators Question Alito on Abortion, Executive Power” and “Slate’s Jurisprudence: Alito on Stage” (featuring Dahlia Lithwick).

And today’s broadcast of “Morning Edition” contained a segment entitled “Alito to Face Questions from Senate Panel” (featuring Nina Totenberg).

Finally, NPR’s hour-long audio wrap-up of today’s proceedings can be accessed here. And yesterday’s hour-long audio wrap-up is available at this link.

RealPlayer is required to launch these audio segments.

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“Revenge of the Nerd”: Day two of Dahlia Lithwick’s “Confirmation Report” online at Slate is here.

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“Alito treads carefully on hot-button issues”: James Kuhnhenn and Stephen Henderson of Knight Ridder Newspapers provide this report.

Jill Zuckman of The Chicago Tribune provides a news update headlined “Court nominee faces tough questions.”

Wednesday’s edition of The Independent (UK) contains an article headlined “Bush nominee ‘believes in an all-powerful presidency.’

And The Hill on Wednesday will contain articles headlined “Executive power front and center for Alito” and “Alito confirmation could lead to changes in faith-based policies.” In addition, the newspaper will contain an op-ed by U.S. Senator Edward M. Kennedy (D-MA) entitled “A troubling record in serving average Americans” and an op-ed by U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) entitled “Dishonest strategies seek to dupe Americans.”

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“Should DNA results lead to new trials? Supreme Court to decide if new scientific tests can help free a longtime convict, even after he has exhausted all his appeals.” Warren Richey will have this article Wednesday in The Christian Science Monitor.

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“Abortions for minors would need parent OK under law”: The Salt Lake Tribune today contains an article that begins, “Utah’s law requiring doctors to notify a girl’s parents before she has an abortion has been untouched for more than 30 years – unchallenged by abortion rights advocates and untinkered with by state legislators.”

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“Alito Promises Open Mind on Abortion; Supreme Court nominee fields questions on a host of contentious subjects during second day of hearings”: At, T.R. Goldman provides this news update.

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“Most Popular Law Blogs by Law Professors”: “TaxProf Blog” takes this list from “Opinio Juris” and dispenses with the pesky practitioners to produce this chart. Up next, a list of the most popular tax law blogs by tax law professors.

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Blogging the Gitmo enemy combatant military detainee hearings: Avi Cover is there, and his reports on what’s occurring can be accessed here. The hearings are scheduled to resume tomorrow.

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“Bush appoints Steven Mullins as U.S. attorney”: The Rapid City Journal today contains an article that begins, “President Bush stepped in Monday to settle — at least temporarily — the tussle between three federal judges and the U.S. Department of Justice over who should serve as U.S. attorney in South Dakota.”

And this past Sunday’s edition of The Argus Leader of Sioux Falls contained an article headlined “S.D. judges’ actions may set national precedent; Scholars disagree on U.S. attorney process.”

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“Blogging, Legal Scholarship, and Academic Careers”: Law Professor Lawrence Solum has this post at his “Legal Theory Blog.”

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“Alito fields questions on abortion, executive power; Nominee answers senators’ queries on second day of hearings”: provides this updated report. The hearing is now in a recess for lunch until 2:15 p.m. eastern time. A transcript of the earlier part of today’s hearings can be accessed here via The Washington Post.

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“Criminal libel law in hands of court; Appeals judges to rule on constitutionality of Colorado’s law”: The Rocky Mountain News today contains an article that begins, “A lawyer for a student who mocked a University of Northern Colorado professor in an online satirical journal urged federal appeals judges Monday to declare Colorado’s criminal libel law unconstitutional. They argue that the law – one of only 17 in the nation – unfairly inhibits free expression by holding the threat of criminal prosecution over people’s heads.”

According to the ACLU of Colorado, the online journal in question can be accessed here. And the Brief for Appellants filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit can be viewed at this link, while an amicus brief filed in support of appellants is here.

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