How Appealing

Saturday, April 18, 2009

“Conservatives gaining sway on a liberal bastion; The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has been resolving disputes for 150 years in a region once prone to settling differences with pistols; Despite today’s decorum, ideological gunfights still blaze”: Carol J. Williams will have this article Sunday in The Los Angeles Times.

Posted at 11:34 PM by Howard Bashman

“High Court Poised To Closely Weigh Civil Rights Laws; Cases Heard as Nation Debates Race”: Robert Barnes will have this article Sunday in The Washington Post.

Posted at 11:32 PM by Howard Bashman

“Justice Dept. Memos’ Careful Legalese Obscured Harsh Reality”: Sunday’s edition of The Washington Post will contain a news analysis that begins, “The four Justice Department memos to the CIA’s top lawyer that were released last week reflect an effort by Bush administration appointees to create finely tuned justifications for harsh interrogation techniques, all under a blanket of secrecy covering the agency’s prisons and the questioning.”

And Sunday’s edition of The New York Times will contain an editorial entitled “The Torturers” Manifesto.”

Posted at 11:30 PM by Howard Bashman

“Abortion notification bill stalls in Senate health committee; Health committee chairwoman says it needs more work”: The Anchorage Daily News today contains an article that begins, “The Legislature dealt another blow to Gov. Sarah Palin on Friday when a bill requiring girls under 17 to tell their parents they’re about to have an abortion failed to move from committee, effectively ending its chance of passage this year.”

Posted at 8:30 PM by Howard Bashman

“Interior won’t challenge rule on guns in parks”: The Associated Press has a report that begins, “The Obama administration said Friday it will not appeal a federal court ruling that prohibits carrying loaded guns in national parks and wildlife refuges.”

Posted at 8:27 PM by Howard Bashman

“Palin to make 3rd Supreme Court pick; Justice Eastaugh to retire Nov. 2”: The Anchorage Daily News today contains an article that begins, “Gov. Sarah Palin will soon get to appoint a third Alaska Supreme Court justice, which means she will have named a majority of the five-member court in less than three years in office.”

Posted at 4:08 PM by Howard Bashman

“Missouri Brakes: The Sue Me State reconsiders judicial selection.” Today’s edition of The Wall Street Journal contains an editorial that begins, “The Missouri plan for choosing judges may be the law of the land in some two dozen states, but its home court is having second thoughts.”

Posted at 3:20 PM by Howard Bashman

“Did waterboarding work? The White House and Senate are studying whether harsh interrogation tactics were effective; The reports may determine whether the methods banned by President Obama will ever be used again by the U.S.” This article appears today in The Los Angeles Times.

The Washington Post reports today that “Psychologists Helped Guide Interrogations; Extent of Health Professionals’ Role at CIA Prisons Draws Fresh Outrage From Ethicists.”

And The New York Times reports that “Divisions Arose on Rough Tactics for Qaeda Figure.”

Posted at 10:02 AM by Howard Bashman

“Justice Stevens Renders an Opinion on Who Wrote Shakespeare’s Plays; It Wasn’t the Bard of Avon, He Says; ‘Evidence Is Beyond a Reasonable Doubt'”: Jess Bravin has this front page article today in The Wall Street Journal.

Posted at 9:54 AM by Howard Bashman