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Sunday, February 5, 2006

“The Alito Court”: H. Brandt Ayers has this op-ed today in The Anniston Star.

Today in The Birmingham News, David Lanoue has an op-ed entitled “Bush scores with Alito; Democrats need some victories at the ballot box.”

In The Chicago Tribune, Michelle J. Zimet has an op-ed entitled “White man’s justice: Alito on court just feels wrong.”

And in The Lansing State Journal, Law Professor Michael Anthony Lawrence has an op-ed entitled “Court’s job is to check on majority.”

Posted at 9:33 PM by Howard Bashman

“California execution method on trial; Lethal injection challenged in court in numerous states”: Howard Mintz has this article today in The San Jose Mercury News.

Posted at 9:15 PM by Howard Bashman

“Defending a Program and His Reputation”: The New York Times today contains an article that begins, “A year ago, Alberto R. Gonzales sat before the Senate Judiciary Committee as the Bush administration’s nominee for attorney general and a potential candidate for the Supreme Court. He will return on Monday in dramatically different circumstances, testifying as the chief legal defender of a domestic eavesdropping operation that has touched off a stormy debate over its legality.”

Posted at 9:10 PM by Howard Bashman

“McLachlin backs appointment process”: The Toronto Globe and Mail yesterday contained an article that begins, “The process of appointing Supreme Court of Canada judges is working and should be left alone, the Chief Justice said yesterday.”

Posted at 12:25 PM by Howard Bashman

In today’s issue of The New York Times: In the Magazine section, Law Professor Jeffrey Rosen has an essay headlined “Is Ritual Circumcision Religious Expression?” And Law Professor Noah Feldman has an essay entitled “Deliberation Nation” that begins, “The public hearings that the Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to begin holding tomorrow are supposed to help determine whether the National Security Agency’s domestic spying program broke the law. But this is no ordinary trial.”

The newspaper also contains an article headlined “Torts With a Side of Fries” that begins, “With the swearing-in last week of Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. by new Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., one can only imagine what the jurists’ respective law schools, Yale and Harvard, might name in their honor now that they have reached the nation’s highest court. The Roberts Reading Room? The Alito Atrium?”

Posted at 10:25 AM by Howard Bashman

“The other woman in King’s life: A special relationship outside his marriage sheds light on the civil rights leader and his wife, Coretta.” Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David J. Garrow has this op-ed today in The Los Angeles Times.

Posted at 10:20 AM by Howard Bashman

“Weare voters stand by Souter; ‘Why would we take something from one of ours?'” The Concord (N.H.) Monitor today contains an article that begins, “Weare voters put an end to plans to seize the home of U.S. Supreme Court Justice David Souter yesterday.”

And The Associated Press reports that “N.H. Town Rejects Plan to Evict Souter.”

At “Concurring Opinions,” Dave Hoffman has a post titled “Good News from Weare, N.H.

The text of the defeated proposal can be accessed here (see Article 48).

Posted at 9:50 AM by Howard Bashman