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Monday, March 26, 2007

Available online from National Public Radio: Today’s broadcast of “Morning Edition” contained audio segments entitled “Gonzales Attracts More Critics Inside GOP” and “Guantanamo Hearing Tests New Rules.”

Today’s broadcast of “Day to Day” contained an audio segment entitled “White House Stands by Gonzales.”

And this evening’s broadcast of “All Things Considered” contained audio segments entitled “Australian Detainee Has Hearing at Guantanamo“; “How Did a Kangaroo Skinner Get to Guantanamo?“; and “Dems Allege Interference in Phone-Jamming Case.”

RealPlayer is required to launch these audio segments.

Posted at 9:58 PM by Howard Bashman

“Terror Suspect Pleads Guilty at Gitmo”: The AP now provides an updated report that begins, “An Australian terror suspect pleaded guilty Monday to a war-crime charge of providing material support to terrorism. David Hicks was the first detainee to face prosecution under revised military tribunals set up after the Supreme Court found the Pentagon’s previous system for trying Guantanamo prisoners unconstitutional. He is accused of fighting alongside al-Qaida in Afghanistan.”

Posted at 9:08 PM by Howard Bashman

“Terror suspect sent to Guantanamo”: Carol Rosenberg of The Miami Herald provides a news update that begins, “For the first time since September, the Pentagon added a new detainee to the captive population here, announcing on Monday the arrival of an alleged al Qaeda operative named Abdul Malik.”

Posted at 9:00 PM by Howard Bashman

“Analysis: What’s best for consumers — price or service?” Lyle Denniston has this post today at “SCOTUSblog.”

And The Associated Press reports that “Court Weighs Price Setting Case.”

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument today in two cases. The case that is the subject of these news reports is captioned Leegin Creative Leather Products, Inc. v. PSKS, Inc., No. 06-480, and you can access the oral argument transcript by clicking here.

The other case in which the Court heard oral argument today is captioned Bowles v. Russell, No. 06-5306, and you can access the transcript by clicking here.

Posted at 8:55 PM by Howard Bashman

“DOJ Official Ignored White House Guidance; Testimony Contradicted Gonzales in U.S. Attorney Matter, Sparked Controversy”: ABC News correspondent Jan Crawford Greenburg provides this written report.

Posted at 7:48 PM by Howard Bashman

“Supreme Court lets stand grandparent-visitation decision; At issue: whether judges violated the constitutional right of Shane Fausey to raise his child free of undue government interference.” Warren Richey will have this article Tuesday in The Christian Science Monitor.

Asher Hawkins of The Legal Intelligencer provides a news update headlined “Challenge of Grandparent’s Right of Custody Denied High Court Review” (free access) in which I am quoted.

And The Associated Press reports that “Court Won’t Review Grandparents Case.”

Posted at 7:30 PM by Howard Bashman

Programming note: I have a reply brief due in an appeal today, and I’ll be working to complete it from the office of my co-counsel in the case. Additional posts will appear here later today. For timely coverage of today’s U.S. Supreme Court Order List, please consult “SCOTUSblog.”

Posted at 6:48 AM by Howard Bashman

“Gonzales feels heat from GOP senators”: David G. Savage has this article today in The Los Angeles Times. And the newspaper also reports that “Three fired U.S. attorneys balked at seeking death penalty; Prosecutors in California, Michigan and Arizona share a reluctance to pursue the ultimate punishment.”

USA Today reports today that “Gonzales’ credibility under fire amid latest e-mail disclosures; Dem, GOP senators question his truthfulness.”

And The Washington Post contains an editorial entitled “The Cloud Over Mr. Gonzales: The attorney general has a few things to explain.”

Posted at 6:44 AM by Howard Bashman

“Revise the Patriot Act: Why Congress needs to rein in the abuses of the USA Patriot Act, especially ‘national security letters.'” This editorial appears today in The Los Angeles Times.

Posted at 6:40 AM by Howard Bashman

“Justices Are of an Opinion, but Not Often”: Today in The Washington Post, Robert Barnes has an article in which he reports that “the court is off to a slower-than-usual pace in issuing opinions. The justices have issued 23 decisions so far, a bit behind last year’s pace. Of course, at this point, they’ve also heard fewer cases than last year.”

Posted at 6:33 AM by Howard Bashman

“A High Price for Freedom”: Today in The New York Times, George Lardner Jr. has an op-ed that begins, “All the talk about a potential presidential pardon for I. Lewis Libby Jr. has infuriated critics of the Bush administration; many feel that a Libby pardon would amount to a whitewashing of the White House’s actions relating to Valerie Plame’s identity.”

Posted at 6:27 AM by Howard Bashman

“A Disputed Fee”: The New York Times today contains an editorial that begins, “A dispute has been raging between elderly Holocaust victims and Burt Neuborne, a lawyer who helped win a $1.25 billion settlement from Swiss banks, over the size of the fees Mr. Neuborne has requested.”

Posted at 6:24 AM by Howard Bashman