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Sunday, April 19, 2009

“Should Texas judges be appointed instead of elected? Huge political hurdles impede efforts to end judicial elections in Texas.” Chuck Lindell will have this article Monday in The Austin American-Statesman.

Posted at 10:44 PM by Howard Bashman

“Minn. Senate case tests court that shuns politics”: The Associated Press has a report that begins, “Republican Norm Coleman’s next and possibly last gambit for regaining his U.S. Senate seat will come before a Minnesota Supreme Court that seems built to his advantage: Five of the seven justices were put there by Republican governors.”

Posted at 10:42 PM by Howard Bashman

“Does Arizona’s system serve? After 17 years, Flores English suit goes to high court.” Sarah Garrecht Gassen has this op-ed today in The Arizona Daily Star.

Posted at 10:40 PM by Howard Bashman

“It’s a woman’s world on the Tennessee Supreme Court; Three woman who make up majority on Tennessee’s Supreme Court say law wasn’t first choice on career list”: This article appears today in The Knoxville News Sentinel.

Posted at 10:37 PM by Howard Bashman

“Supreme Court’s bench has never been less diverse: Race and gender are important, but with six Harvard justices, President Obama should consider geographic, professional, and social backgrounds, too, when he evaluates nominees.” On Friday, The Christian Science Monitor posted online this essay by Ronald Sokol.

Posted at 10:35 PM by Howard Bashman

“Strip-searches at schools go to Supreme Court; In an Arizona case, administrators were worried about campus safety, while the student just felt humiliated”: David G. Savage has this article today in The Los Angeles Times.

Posted at 9:24 AM by Howard Bashman