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Saturday, November 15, 2008

“Obama ‘unlikely to reverse US judiciary’s drift to the right’; Barack Obama is unlikely to reverse the US judiciary’s drift to the right under President Bush until his second term in office, acording to constitutional law experts”: The Telegraph (UK) contains this article today.

Posted at 11:45 PM by Howard Bashman

“Entire 5th Circuit to decide whether Seale will go free”: The Clarion-Ledger of Jackson, Mississippi today contains an article that begins, “The entire 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has voted to hear arguments on whether a reputed Klansman should go free in the 1964 abductions of two African-American teenagers.”

Posted at 11:40 PM by Howard Bashman

“California Supreme Court ponders challenges to gay-marriage ban; Four lawsuits testing Proposition 8 have now been filed; At a Berkeley conference on the high court’s role, however, the justices refrain from taking sides”: Maura Dolan has this article today in The Los Angeles Times. The newspaper also reports that “Protests to be a key test for Proposition 8 opponents; Rallies will show whether Web activism can be turned into a movement to overturn gay-marriage ban.”

The San Francisco Chronicle reports today that “Prop. 8 protests could become national movement.” And in yesterday’s newspaper, Bob Egelko reported that “State high court interested in Prop. 8 suits.”

The Washington Post reports that “Protesters Target Supporters of Gay Marriage Ban.”

And The New York Times reports that “Mormons Tipped Scale in Ban on Gay Marriage.”

Posted at 12:40 PM by Howard Bashman

“The Exonerator: The Dallas D.A. is Reviewing Old Cases, Freeing Prisoners — and Riling His Peers.” Today’s edition of The Wall Street Journal contains an article that begins, “Craig Watkins may be the only prosecutor in America who is making his name getting people out of prison.”

Posted at 12:24 PM by Howard Bashman

“Profanity Wars Come to PBS; ‘Filth’ Tells Story of British Precursor to U.S. War on Profanity”: Today in The Wall Street Journal, Jess Bravin has an article that begins, “Supreme Court arguments rarely offer marketing opportunities, but for WGBH-TV, the case of Federal Communications Commission v. Fox Television provided a special kind of synergy.”

Posted at 12:21 PM by Howard Bashman

“Anti-Hillary Clinton movie to get Supreme Court review; A conservative group says regulating its documentary, ‘Hillary: The Movie,’ as a campaign ad before the Democratic primaries was unconstitutional”: David G. Savage has this article today in The Los Angeles Times.

Today in The Washington Post, Jerry Markon reports that “Justices to Consider Whether Movie Violates Campaign Finance Law.”

And today’s broadcast of NPR’s “Weekend Edition Saturday” contained an audio segment entitled “High Court Tackles Campaign Financing” (RealPlayer required) featuring Nina Totenberg.

Posted at 12:17 PM by Howard Bashman

“The Supreme question”: Yesterday afternoon, The Deal Newsweekly posted online an article by Alex Lash that begins, “As the nation negotiates its transition from Bush to Obama, the U.S. Supreme Court is weighing a case that could test the new administration on matters far beyond the immediate question of the Food and Drug Administration’s regulatory authority.”

Posted at 11:52 AM by Howard Bashman

“Scalia brings original view of justice to Lubbock”: Today’s edition of The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal today contains an article that begins, “One of the most controversial justices on the U.S. Supreme Court is sometimes at controversy with himself. Justice Antonin Scalia explained to a large crowd Friday at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Exhibit Hall how his ardent belief in the quest to interpret the Constitution as its writers intended sometimes puts him at odds with his own personal beliefs.”

Posted at 11:45 AM by Howard Bashman

“Sonar Over Whales”: The New York Times today contains an editorial that begins, “The Supreme Court showed extreme and troubling deference to the views of the military, deciding to lift two restrictions on the Navy’s use of sonar in training exercises off the California coast.”

And today’s edition of The Los Angeles Times contains an editorial entitled “Tell it to the whales: The Supreme Court was wrong to eliminate some of the Navy’s precautions that help protect marine life.”

Posted at 11:40 AM by Howard Bashman