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Saturday, February 4, 2006

“A great lady comes home”: Sunday’s edition of The Arizona Republic will contain an editorial that begins, “Let’s start with a welcome home. Arizona is honored to have former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor back to spend her retirement here.”

Posted at 11:02 PM by Howard Bashman

“Judicial picks at issue in Md. race; Gubernatorial winner to appoint 3 high-court judges”: This article appears today in The Baltimore Sun.

Posted at 10:50 PM by Howard Bashman

“Bills could spur abortion challenges”: The Kentucky Post today contains an article that begins, “Kentucky and Ohio are among six states in which bills have been filed to ban abortion. Experts on both sides of the abortion debate say the purpose of the proposed legislation is to provoke court challenges that would eventually lead to the U.S. Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade.”

And The Birmingham (Ala.) News today contains an editorial entitled “Partial-birth law needs high court ruling.”

Posted at 10:20 PM by Howard Bashman

“Judge seeks facts in case of conflicts”: The Topeka Capital-Journal today contains an article that begins, “Judge Deanell Tacha, of Lawrence, Kan., says she is seeking information about reported ethical violations by a presidential nominee to the federal appeals court where she is chief judge. She said she wants ‘to get the facts’ about investigative news reports that the nominee violated federal law by handling cases involving companies in which he owned stock.”

Posted at 10:15 PM by Howard Bashman

In tomorrow’s issue of The New York Times: Updating this earlier post, you no longer need a TimesSelect subscription to access the content of tomorrow’s issue of the Sunday Book Review.

It will contain a review headlined “Consent of the Governed,” written by Law Professor Kathleen M. Sullivan, of Justice Stephen G. Breyer’s book, “Active Liberty: Interpreting Our Democratic Constitution.” Also, Malcolm Gladwell fans (and others) will find a profile of the author headlined “The Gladwell Effect.”

Finally, Emily Bazelon will have a review entitled “The Swing Vote” of Joan Biskupic’s book, “Sandra Day O’Connor: How the First Woman on the Supreme Court Became Its Most Influential Justice.”

Posted at 12:20 PM by Howard Bashman

Blogging gig at “Wonkette” not included: Nor is a job as an appellate lawyer at the Newark, New Jersey U.S. Attorney’s Office. But, as detailed in this post at “Underneath Their Robes,” you can rent the apartment that formerly served as home to David B. Lat of “Article III Groupie” fame. Talk about your “UTR Cribs.”

Posted at 9:40 AM by Howard Bashman

“Kansas’ Top Court Limits Abortion Record Search”: The New York Times contains this article today.

The Los Angeles Times reports today that “Kansas Restricts Access to Abortion Records; The State Supreme Court says a judge must ensure the attorney general needs clinic files and that patients’ identities are protected.”

The Kansas City Star reports that “Abortion inquiry limited; Kline, clinics claim victory.” And a related editorial is entitled “Kline’s inquiries need safeguards.”

The Wichita Eagle contains articles headlined “High court kicks back abortion subpoenas; The state Supreme Court tells a judge to reconsider his ruling because of potential violations of the U.S. Constitution” and “Kline’s position on teen sex unclear.”

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that “Abortion records case sent back; Both sides in suit claim win.”

And The Lawrence Journal-World reports that “Court rejects Kline’s abortion probe; Process must be modified to ensure privacy.”

Posted at 9:35 AM by Howard Bashman