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Saturday, April 21, 2007

“Abortion again a big issue in campaign; High court ruling puts it back in the political spotlight”: This article will appear Sunday in The San Francisco Chronicle.

Posted at 11:55 PM by Howard Bashman

“GOP support for Gonzales continues to deteriorate; The party’s No. 3 leader in the House and a Bush ally in the Senate signal it’s time for change; The White House holds fast”: The Los Angeles Times contains this article today.

The Washington Post today contains articles headlined “Bush Rebuffs GOP Pressure For Gonzales to Step Down; After Testimony, Attorney General Loses Lawmakers’ Support” and “Rough Week, Alberto? You Could Say That.”

And in The Los Angeles Times, Gary Wolf has an op-ed entitled “Gonzales and the ‘hive mind’: The attorney general’s testimony reveals an administration governed by collective wisdom.”

Posted at 11:45 PM by Howard Bashman

“Exiled Cuban militant gets a muted welcome home; The Cuban exile, a former CIA operative accused of terrorism, puts the Bush administration in a bind”: This article appears today in The St. Petersburg Times.

The Miami Herald reports today that “Posada is with family but unable to comment; Luis Posada Carriles spent his first full day of freedom welcoming visitors to his home, but the family said they were prohibited from commenting.”

The Boston Globe contains an editorial entitled “Cubans can be terrorists, too.”

And in The New York Times, Bernardo Alvarez Herrera has an op-ed entitled “A Terrorist Goes Free.”

Posted at 11:42 PM by Howard Bashman

“Alberto Gonzales’s Disastrous Day: The attorney general bombs before the Senate Judiciary Committee.” Byron York has this essay at National Review Online.

Online at The New Republic, Eve Fairbanks has an essay entitled “You’re Fired! Republican senators disown Gonzales.”

And at, Michael Scherer has an essay entitled “The attorney general’s ‘tremendous credibility problem’: Republicans and Democrats alike pummeled Alberto Gonzales in a daylong hearing that left the future of his job in doubt,” while Joe Conason has an essay entitled “A Gonzales resignation is not enough: Congress should demand that a special prosecutor get to the bottom of why the U.S. attorneys were fired.”

Posted at 11:25 PM by Howard Bashman

“Religious on both sides of abortion debate gear up, cite Supreme Court ruling”: This article appears today in The St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

The News & Observer of Raleigh, North Carolina reports today that “Tougher abortion laws unlikely.”

The Gainesville Sun contains an article headlined “Area medical professionals react to ban on ‘partial-birth’ abortions.”

Sunday in The Chicago Tribune, columnist Steve Chapman will have an op-ed entitled “The challenge facing abortion-rights advocates.”

In The April 30, 2007 issue of The Weekly Standard, Terry Eastland will have an essay entitled “Partial Victory: The Supreme Court defers to Congress.”

The Palm Beach Post today contains an editorial entitled “High court lets Congress practice quack medicine.”

In The Washington Times, Michael J. McManus has an op-ed entitled “Historic abortion decision.”

And at National Review Online, Walter M. Weber has an essay entitled “A Sane Decision: The restoration in Gonzales v. Carhart.”

Posted at 11:10 PM by Howard Bashman

“Anger and Alternatives on Abortion”: The New York Times today contains a news analysis that begins, “The Supreme Court decision on Wednesday to uphold a ban on a type of abortion, has huge political implications but, as a practical matter, is unlikely to have much of an effect. The reason, said Dr. Isaac Schiff, chairman of the department of obstetrics and gynecology at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, is that there are safe and readily available alternatives to the banned method, which the law calls partial birth abortion.”

Posted at 8:22 PM by Howard Bashman

“W&M professor gets fed judgeship nod; Alan J. Meese and 11 others are contenders to become federal appeals court judges”: This article appears today in The Daily Press of Hampton Roads, Virginia.

Posted at 8:15 PM by Howard Bashman

“Don’t Assume the Worst: Pro-choice doctors — and their lawyers — must read the Supreme Court’s decision as an explicit approval of all abortion procedures save one.” David J. Garrow has this op-ed today in The New York Times.

Posted at 8:05 PM by Howard Bashman

“Doubting Thomas: The rise of the Supreme Court’s most controversial justice.” In the Book World section of tomorrow’s issue of The Washington Post, Law Professor Kenji Yoshino will have this review of the book “Supreme Discomfort: The Divided Soul of Clarence Thomas” by Kevin Merida and Michael A. Fletcher. The newspaper has also posted online the first chapter of the book.

In the April 30, 2007 issue of Newsweek, Ellis Cose will have an article about the book headlined “Still Keeping Score: Clarence Thomas remains bitter about his confirmation hearings; A new book explains why he won’t let it go.”

And yesterday’s broadcast of NPR’s “All Things Considered” contained an audio segment about the book entitled “Powerful Yet Despised: Clarence Thomas’ Story” (RealPlayer required).

Posted at 7:30 PM by Howard Bashman

“Freed official back on state job; Thompson’s action no crime, judges write”: The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel today contains an article that begins, “Georgia Thompson, the state worker convicted – then cleared – of improperly steering a contract to a politically connected travel company, might have made a mistake, but she didn’t commit a federal crime, according to a Court of Appeals opinion released Friday. Also Friday, it was announced that Thompson, 57, will start a new state job Monday at her old salary of $77,300 a year and get $67,161.46 in back pay.”

The Wisconsin State Journal reports today that “Court tells why it freed Thompson.”

And The Associated Press reports that “Court Says Wis. Worker No Criminal.”

My earlier coverage of yesterday’s Seventh Circuit opinion appears at this link.

Posted at 8:24 AM by Howard Bashman

“Supreme Court to weigh Right to Life’s challenge to McCain-Feingold law”: This article appeared yesterday in The Capital Times of Madison, Wisconsin.

Posted at 8:20 AM by Howard Bashman

Available online from National Public Radio: Yesterday’s broadcast of “All Things Considered” contained an audio segment entitled “Bush Administration Urges Changes to FISA.”

And yesterday’s broadcast of “Morning Edition” contained audio segments entitled “Gonzales Defends Attorney Firings to Skeptical Senate” (featuring Nina Totenberg) and “Was Pressure on Prosecutors a Partisan Issue?

RealPlayer is required to launch these audio segments.

Posted at 8:15 AM by Howard Bashman

“Voters need citizenship proof; Appeals Court makes ruling on Prop. 200 challenge”: The Arizona Republic today contains an article that begins, “The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Friday that Arizona can continue requiring people to prove citizenship when they register to vote.”

And The Associated Press reports that “Court Rejects Blocking Ariz. Voter Law.”

You can access yesterday’s Ninth Circuit ruling at this link.

Posted at 8:10 AM by Howard Bashman