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Saturday, February 7, 2009

“If Ginsburg Retires, Obama Faces A Tough Choice”: Stuart Taylor Jr. will have this article in the February 16, 2009 issue of Newsweek,

Posted at 9:30 PM by Howard Bashman

“Obama Talks to Sept. 11, USS Cole Families About Guantanamo Prison”: This article appears today in The Washington Post.

And today’s edition of The Los Angeles Times contains an article headlined “Panetta tells Senate panel he’ll examine the effectiveness of coercive interrogation; Leon Panetta, Obama’s nominee to head the CIA, says he’ll look into claims that coercive methods can produce reliable information; That could open the door to reinstatement of some techniques.”

Posted at 3:28 PM by Howard Bashman

“SJC sees possible bias in rape case; Why charge only the boy? Judges bitterly divided on issue.” The Boston Globe today contains an article that begins, “A sharply divided Supreme Judicial Court said yesterday that a 14-year-old boy accused of statutory rape may have been a victim of gender discrimination because authorities charged him and not the three underage girls with whom he allegedly had sex.”

And The Associated Press reports that “Court questions whether Plymouth County prosecutors should have charged preteen girls in rape case; Teen boy claims discrimination.”

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

Posted at 3:05 PM by Howard Bashman

“Ginsburg’s Illness Puts Focus on Choices Ahead for Obama”: Today in The Washington Post, Carrie Johnson has an article that begins, “The announcement this week that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer served as an early reminder of the weighty judicial choices ahead for President Obama, who must fill urgent vacancies on appeals courts and federal trial courts as well as potential seats on the nation’s highest court.”

Posted at 9:07 AM by Howard Bashman