How Appealing

Saturday, November 22, 2008

“Both sides in California’s Prop. 8 battle look ahead to 2010; The gay-marriage ban issue could be back on the ballot in two years; Regardless, backers and foes are organizing supporters, waging a fierce public relations campaign and considering their next moves”: This article appears today in The Los Angeles Times.

Posted at 11:24 PM by Howard Bashman

“2 Plead Not Guilty To Obstruction”: Today’s edition of The Washington Post contains an article that begins, “Two District men charged with obstruction of justice in connection with the 2006 stabbing death of a prominent Washington lawyer pleaded not guilty yesterday in D.C. Superior Court. They were released from custody and ordered to wear ankle monitoring bracelets.”

And has an article headlined “Charges but Few Answers in D.C. Lawyer’s Murder.”

Posted at 11:15 PM by Howard Bashman

“A Hard Choice: A young medical student tries to decide if she has what it takes to join the diminishing ranks of abortion providers.” This article will appear in tomorrow’s issue of The Washington Post Magazine.

Posted at 11:10 PM by Howard Bashman

“Court could give Obama early test on detentions”: Mark Sherman and Meg Kinnard of The Associated Press have a report that begins, “The Supreme Court could hand President-elect Barack Obama a delicate problem in the coming days: What to do with a suspected al-Qaida sleeper agent who is the only person detained in this country as an enemy combatant?”

Posted at 11:07 PM by Howard Bashman

“New Twist in Appeal of Ex-Alabama Governor”: The New York Times today contains an article that begins, “New accusations have emerged during the appeal of the bribery conviction of former Gov. Don Siegelman of Alabama that could buttress Democrats’ claims that the case against him was politically tainted, even as he prepares to argue against his conviction in a federal appeals court in Atlanta early next month.”

Posted at 11:04 PM by Howard Bashman

“Analyzing the Two Key Arguments in the California Supreme Court Case Regarding the Anti-Same-Sex-Marriage Proposition Eight”: Vikram David Amar has this essay online at FindLaw.

Posted at 10:45 PM by Howard Bashman

“Senator Pell’s service recognized at courthouse centennial celebration”: Today’s edition of The Providence (R.I.) Journal contains an article that begins, “For a time yesterday in federal Courtroom No. 1, U.S. Supreme Court Justice David H. Souter sat in the jury box, 90-year-old former U.S. Sen. Claiborne Pell presided at the defense table and Governor Carcieri took a seat at the prosecutor’s table. It was no ordinary day in court. The occasion marked the culmination of a year’s-long centennial celebration for the five-story granite courthouse, which has stood its post on the east end of Kennedy Plaza since 1908.”

Posted at 12:25 PM by Howard Bashman