How Appealing

Sunday, March 15, 2009

“U.S. Challenged On Sealing of Detainee Files”: Monday’s edition of The Washington Post will contain an article that begins, “The Justice Department has filed ‘unclassified’ records in federal court outlining the government’s cases against more than 100 detainees at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, but the records are not being made public.”

And Monday’s edition of The New York Times will report that “Europe’s Hedging on Inmates Clouds Guantanamo Plans.”

Posted at 11:14 PM by Howard Bashman

“Pakistan Leader Backs Down and Reinstates Top Judge”: This article will appear Monday in The New York Times.

The Los Angeles Times has a news update headlined “Protesters savor victory in Pakistan; Government reinstates the chief justice as thousands defied a ban to head to Islamabad for an opposition rally.”

The Associated Press reports that “Pakistan to restore chief justice.”

Reuters reports that “Pakistan defuses crisis, agrees to restore top judge.”

And Bloomberg News reports that “Pakistan to Restore Supreme Court Justice, Bowing to Protesters.”

Posted at 10:42 PM by Howard Bashman

Programming note: This afternoon, I’ll be returning home from my very enjoyable visit to New Orleans. Additional posts will appear here this evening.

Posted at 10:24 AM by Howard Bashman

“Judge appointments are Obama’s chance to shape California courts; While campaigning, he emphasized bipartisanship and vowed to name judges with ’empathy’ and ‘heart’; How will those promises play out?” Carol J. Williams has this article today in The Los Angeles Times.

Posted at 10:23 AM by Howard Bashman

“Kansas eager for abortion provider’s case to move forward; After a years-long drama involving activists, prosecutors and Dr. George Tiller, who faces charges stemming from late-term procedures, his trial is seen as an unfulfilling climax”: This article appears today in The Los Angeles Times.

Posted at 10:22 AM by Howard Bashman

“A Brewing Court Battle: Obama’s ambitious agenda will be scrutinized and second-guessed by conservative federal judges.” Michael Waldman will have this article in the March 23, 2009 issue of Newsweek.

Posted at 10:18 AM by Howard Bashman

“Top court ruling threatens to shake up N.J. elections; It clears way for GOP effort to redraw districts”: The Newark (N.J.) Star-Ledger today contains an article that begins, “On the eve of New Jersey’s legislative elections, the long-contested map setting the boundaries for the state’s voting districts may be challenged as unconstitutional in the wake of a controversial U.S. Supreme Court decision last week.”

Posted at 10:12 AM by Howard Bashman

“2nd Circuit to Hear Appeal of Bail Denial for Madoff; Getting post-conviction bail for Madoff will be tough because the standards are much stricter”: has this report.

Posted at 10:00 AM by Howard Bashman

“Implementing sex offender registration law may prove impossible”: The Providence (R.I.) Journal today contains this article about the federal Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act.

Posted at 9:58 AM by Howard Bashman

“Drugs v. Devices”: The New York Times today contains an editorial that begins, “Now that the Supreme Court has ruled that patients can sue drug companies in state courts for harm caused by medicines approved by the Food and Drug Administration, Congress ought to give patients the same right to sue makers of medical devices.”

Posted at 9:52 AM by Howard Bashman