How Appealing

Sunday, November 18, 2007

“Court unlikely to rule against lethal injections”: Yesterday’s edition of The Sydney Morning Herald contained an article that begins, “For the first time in three years, more than a month has gone by in the US without a single execution.”

Posted at 8:05 PM by Howard Bashman

“Senate isn’t exactly out of town; The chamber will be briefly back in session to forestall any recess appointments by Bush”: This article appears today in The Los Angeles Times.

Posted at 7:54 PM by Howard Bashman

“All the President’s Powers”: Emily Bazelon today has this review in the Sunday Book Review section of The New York Times.

Posted at 7:30 PM by Howard Bashman

“What a judge may tell Kent: The reprimand may sound familiar.” Today in The Houston Chronicle, columnist Rick Casey has an op-ed that begins, “There seems a good chance that U.S. District Judge Samuel Kent will face a jury of his peers — not the judges who already found him guilty, but of 12 good citizens and true.”

Posted at 7:18 PM by Howard Bashman

“Huckabee: Abortion Not States’ Call.” The Associated Press provides a report that begins, “Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee rejects letting states decide whether to allow abortions, claiming the right to life is a moral issue not subject to multiple interpretations.”

Posted at 3:15 PM by Howard Bashman

“Utahns exercise right to openly carry firearms; More citizens pack heat in plain view; legality remains a murky area”: The Salt Lake Tribune contains this article today.

Posted at 3:14 PM by Howard Bashman

“Utah’s Cross Controversy: The Utah Highway Patrol Association is faced with a lawsuit over placing by the side of the road crosses honoring state troopers killed in the line of duty.” This article appears online at Newsweek’s web site.

In Thursday’s issue of The Salt Lake Tribune, Pamela Manson had an article headlined “Fallen trooper memorials: Crosses go from highways to courtroom; Are the markers illegal symbols of Christianity, or secular memorials?

And The Deseret Morning News reported last week that “Attorneys argue Utah Highway Patrol cross case.”

Posted at 3:05 PM by Howard Bashman

“Love in the Time of Dementia”: The Week in Review section of today’s edition of The New York Times contains an article that begins, “So this, in the end, is what love is. Former Justice Sandra Day O’Connor’s husband, suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, has a romance with another woman, and the former justice is thrilled — even visits with the new couple while they hold hands on the porch swing — because it is a relief to see her husband of 55 years so content.”

And at Poynter Online, Al Tompkins has an essay entitled “Behind the O’Connor Love Story: By telling an intimate story about a famous family, a Phoenix television station examines a side of Alzheimer’s unknown to many; Here’s how it happened” (via “LawBeat“).

Posted at 12:15 PM by Howard Bashman