How Appealing

Sunday, May 3, 2009

“Justice Souter: Liberal or conservative? In 1990, the jurist was nominated by a Republican president; In 1992, a ruling to preserve Roe vs. Wade changed everything.” David G. Savage will have this article Monday in The Los Angeles Times.

Monday’s edition of The New York Times will contain an article headlined “A No-Frills Embrace for a Low-Key Justice.” has an article headlined “Diversity, Not Politics, Key to Court Pick; Replacing Liberal Souter, Obama Unlikely to Change Court Ideology.”

Greg Stohr and Tina Seeley of Bloomberg News report that “Obama May Seek Out Centrist to Replace Souter on Supreme Court.”

The Casper Star-Tribune reported yesterday that “Wyo native possible Supreme Court nominee.”

David Lightman of McClatchy Newspapers has an article headlined “Justice Souter to be replaced by October, Leahy vows.”

The Birmingham News reported yesterday that “Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions pursuing top seat on Judiciary Committee.”

At the “Legal Beat” blog of CQ Politics, Seth Stern has a post titled “Recent History Suggests Confirmation Before August Recess.”

Yesterday’s edition of The Boston Herald contained an article headlined “Will Deval Patrick chase the robe? Governor rumored for David Souter seat.”

Monday’s edition of The Washington Times will contain an editorial entitled “Souter the extremist: Rumors of his moderation were exaggerated.”

And today in The Detroit Free Press, columnist Stephen Henderson has an op-ed entitled “David Souter, the last of his kind.”

Posted at 11:20 PM by Howard Bashman

“Fresh Questions About the CIA’s Interrogation Tapes”: Michael Isikoff and Mark Hosenball will have this article in the May 18, 2009 issue of Newsweek.

Posted at 11:08 PM by Howard Bashman

“Empathy and Judicial Picks Rarely Mix on Capitol Hill”: This article appears today in The Washington Post. In addition, Christina L. Boyd and Lee Epstein have an op-ed entitled “When Women Rule, It Makes a Difference.”

Yesterday’s edition of The Boston Globe contained articles headlined “Obama may break with tradition for high court pick; Retirement of Souter opens opportunities“; “Souter surprised conservatives; Repeatedly sided with liberal wing“; and “Home is where his heart is; Souter eschews power for a small N.H. town.”

The New York Daily News reported yesterday that “Bronx judge Sonia Sotomayor would be first Latina on Supreme Court if she replaces Justice Souter.”

And McClatchy Newspapers have articles headlined “Obama likely to get nominee he wants for Supreme Court“; “Souter: A low-profile justice who frequently dissents“; and “Liberal or not, Souter’s departure will remake court.”

Posted at 9:27 AM by Howard Bashman

“Lifting the Bush-era veil of secrecy: On US torture, we need to find out what happened — and why.” U.S. Senator Patrick J. Leahy (D-VT) has this op-ed today in The Boston Globe.

Posted at 9:18 AM by Howard Bashman