How Appealing

Saturday, October 27, 2007

“President’s power to detain in U.S. at issue”: At “SCOTUSblog,” Lyle Denniston has a post that begins, “In Courtroom Two of the federal courthouse in Richmond, Va., on Wednesday morning at 9, ten judges of the Fourth Circuit Court take up a broad new test of the power of the President to detain terrorist suspects inside the borders of the U.S.”

Posted at 11:50 PM by Howard Bashman

“Political Sway at Guantanamo? Former Prosecutor Says Pressure Began With Australian’s Case.” Jess Bravin has this article today in The Wall Street Journal.

Posted at 8:55 PM by Howard Bashman

“Wilson’s Sentence Overturned”: This article, in which I am quoted, appears online at the web site of Time magazine.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution today contains an article headlined “Wilson rejoices: 4-3 decision frees Gemarlow.”

The New York Times reports today that “Georgia Court Frees Man Convicted in Sex Case.”

The Washington Post reports that “Court Orders Release of Man in Teen-Sex Case; Ruling Determines 10-Year Prison Sentence Was Cruel and Unusual Punishment for Consensual Act.”

The Los Angeles Times reports that “After teen sex ruling, he’s a free man; Georgia’s high court overturns Genarlow Wilson’s conviction, saying his sentence was ‘cruel and unusual.’

And Jonathan Ringel of Fulton County Daily Report has an article headlined “Ga. Justices’ Ruling in Teen Sex Case Confounds Some Predictions; Justice Thompson provided swing vote in releasing Genarlow Wilson, though he dissented in a similar case.”

You can access yesterday’s ruling of the Supreme Court of Georgia at this link.

Posted at 3:50 PM by Howard Bashman

“Judicial confirmation process ‘broken,’ federal appeals judge says”: The Arkansas News Bureau provides a report that begins, “The judicial confirmation process is ‘broken’ and needs an overhaul, a federal appeals court judge whose confirmation process lasted three years said Thursday. Senate confirmation of a president’s judicial nominees should be rigorous but should not be allowed to drag on for years, said Brett Kavanaugh, a member of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Kavanaugh was a guest speaker Thursday at the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service.”

And a related news release is titled “D.C. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh speaks at Clinton School.”

This is not the first time that Clinton and Kavanaugh have been mentioned together in the mass media.

Posted at 1:14 PM by Howard Bashman

Available online from Tony Mauro reports that “Abortion Ban Back at 4th Circuit; Virginia case tests high court ruling in ‘Gonzales.’

In other news, “NHL’s Insurers Score Hat Trick in N.J. Supreme Court.”

An article reports that “Court Ruling Spikes Internet Ministers, Highlights Legal Issue; Divorce attorneys claim ruling could be used as a way to avoid alimony, division of property.”

In news from Texas, “The Decision-Making Behind the Wait for the HLF Verdict.”

And the brand new installment of my “On Appeal” column is headlined “Refusing to Accept Defeat as the Result on Appeal.”

Posted at 12:57 PM by Howard Bashman