How Appealing

Monday, March 30, 2009

“Gun Lobby Files New Suit in D.C. Over Federal Restrictions”: Jordan Weissmann has this post at “The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times.”

Posted at 10:44 PM by Howard Bashman

“A confirmation fight for a challenging job: Perez would face issues of civil rights, Justice morale.” The Baltimore Sun today contains an article that begins, “In the annals of the capital’s acid partisanship, their names are boldfaced: candidates for America’s highest civil rights post who never got confirmed. During the last Democratic administration, conservatives succeeded in blocking Senate approval of Lani Guinier and Bill Lann Lee to head the civil rights division at the Justice Department. Now, they’re gearing up to put Thomas E. Perez, a Maryland lawyer selected for the job by President Barack Obama, through the grinder. Senate sources predict that the state’s labor secretary will be confirmed for the federal post, but history suggests that it won’t be without a fight.”

Posted at 8:37 AM by Howard Bashman

“A debate swirls over teens’ lurid pictures; Should self-portraits draw harsh penalties?” This article appeared yesterday in The Newark (N.J.) Star-Ledger.

Posted at 7:58 AM by Howard Bashman

“Why Card Check Is Unconstitutional: Only secret ballots are consistent with the First Amendment.” David B. Rivkin Jr. and Lee A. Casey have this op-ed today in The Wall Street Journal.

Posted at 7:48 AM by Howard Bashman

“Philadelphia Tour Guides Say Licensing Quiz Treads on Them; Ben Franklin’s 80 Progeny and Other Myths Raised Hackles; Now It’s a Federal Case”: This article appears today in The Wall Street Journal.

Posted at 7:45 AM by Howard Bashman

“We must guard our free speech fortress: Two Supreme Court cases — one just settled, one upcoming — involve the government’s role in religious expression; Our system’s dirty little secret: Government is already inside, and active, in the free speech arena.” Law professor Richard W. Garnett has this op-ed today in USA Today.

Posted at 7:35 AM by Howard Bashman