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Friday, May 8, 2009

“Who Will Succeed Justice Souter?” This audio segment (RealPlayer required) featuring Nina Totenberg appeared on this evening’s broadcast of NPR’s “All Things Considered.”

Today in The Daily Journal of California, Lawrence Hurley reports that “Gender May Beat Ethnicity In Justice Pick; Obama Likely to Pick Woman for Supreme Court.” Also in today’s newspaper, Laura Ernde has an article headlined “Hispanics Push Moreno for U.S. Supreme Court.”

Tom Curry, national affairs writer for MSNBC, reports that “Practical politico, and woman, sought for court; Democrats seek ‘real-life experience’ as pressure grows for a female justice.”

The Hill reports that “Lawmakers press for second black Justice.”

The New York Times today contains an editorial entitled “Choosing a New Justice.”

In The Washington Times, Wesley Pruden has an op-ed entitled “Borking machine gets early tuneup.” In addition, Suzanne Fields has an op-ed entitled “Souter, Specter and a soft shoe: A vaudeville act that will little impact the passing scene.”

And at CQ Politics, Madison Powers has an essay entitled “Choosing a Justice Who Cares Enough to Notice.”

Posted at 10:40 PM by Howard Bashman

“US Justice Alito addresses Juneau on hot-button issues; Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court spoke Thursday in Juneau”: Today’s edition of The Juneau Empire contains an article that begins, “Alaska has had a disproportionate presence on the docket of the U.S. Supreme Court recently, including punitive damages in the Exxon Valdez oil spill and Juneau’s Bong Hits 4 Jesus cases. Three more are awaiting decisions now, Samuel Alito, an associate justice on the court, told the Alaska Bar Association Thursday in Juneau.”

Posted at 2:25 PM by Howard Bashman

“Lawmaker Defends Imprisoning Hostile Bloggers”: David Kravets has this post at’s “Threat Level” blog in which he responds to this.

Posted at 10:24 AM by Howard Bashman