How Appealing

Sunday, April 26, 2009

“At 89, Justice John Paul Stevens sees the fruit of his labors; Over 34 years in the Supreme Court, many of the liberal justice’s lone dissents have become majority opinions; The most recent example was last week”: David G. Savage will have this article Monday in The Los Angeles Times.

Posted at 10:44 PM by Howard Bashman

“Does death row await Casey Anthony? Even if she is sentenced to die, she might not be executed — few women are in Florida.” This article appears today in The Orlando Sentinel.

Posted at 2:50 PM by Howard Bashman

“A Crack in the Wall of Secrecy”: The New York Times today contains an editorial that begins, “President Obama’s release last week of four graphic torture memos written by the Bush Justice Department was an essential step toward re-establishing the rule of law. It has had another positive, if unintended, result. The disclosure undermined a flimsy claim of state secrets — first made by the Bush administration and still being pressed by the Obama Justice Department — to deny a day in court to five victims of the extraordinary rendition program, under which foreigners were abducted and sent to be tortured in other countries.”

Posted at 1:36 PM by Howard Bashman

“A Tragedy That Won’t Fade Away: When grisly images of their daughter’s death went viral on the Internet, the Catsouras family decided to fight back.” This article will appear in the May 4, 2009 issue of Newsweek.

Posted at 11:08 AM by Howard Bashman

“Voting rights lawsuit started in Austin garage; Supreme Court case involves moving utility district polling place 3 blocks”: Today in The Austin American-Statesman, Chuck Lindell has an article that begins, “Anderson Cooper’s people recently phoned Jack Stueber about sending a CNN crew to his suburban Austin garage, joining a media pilgrimage to what might be the least likely racial battleground in America. This Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in a case from Stueber’s neighborhood that could redefine the Voting Rights Act of 1965, landmark legislation that outlawed decades of ballot-box discrimination against minorities.”

Posted at 11:05 AM by Howard Bashman