How Appealing

Saturday, May 9, 2009

“Scouring Obama’s Past for Clues on Judiciary”: Charlie Savage will have this article Sunday in The New York Times. In addition, law professor Stephen L. Carter has an op-ed entitled “Let the Nominee Stay Home.”

Sunday’s edition of The Washington Post will contain articles headlined “In Court Pick, Obama Seeks to Be Bold but Not Provocative” and “Supreme Court Prospect Has Unlikely Ally; Friendship With Thomas May Complicate Chances for Left-Leaning Georgia Judge.”

Today in The Chicago Sun-Times, Abdon M. Pallasch reports that “‘Mezuzah case’ puts judge in spotlight; Wood, touted for top court, seen as hostile to religious issues.” My earlier coverage of that Seventh Circuit ruling can be accessed here.

The Pasadena Star-News reports that “Pasadena judge possibly considered for Supreme Court.” has a report headlined “McConnell: No ’empathetic’ Court pick.”

And Sunday in The Boston Globe, columnist Jeff Jacoby will have an op-ed entitled “Lady Justice’s blindfold.”

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“Souter’s Tribe: Justice’s legacy tied to the 72 lawyers who clerked for him.” Tony Mauro will have this article Monday in The National Law Journal.

Sunday’s edition of The New York Times will contain an article headlined “For Alabama Republican, an Unlikely Role Looms.”

Today’s edition of The Daily Press of Newport News, Virginia contains an article headlined “Supreme Court vacancy: Black Caucus pushing Va. Rep. Scott.”

At The Huffington Post, law professor Geoffrey R. Stone has an essay entitled “The Next Justice: What Obama Wants.”

Today in The Wall Street Journal, David Lewis Schaefer has an op-ed entitled “When It Comes to Judges, ‘Pragmatic’ Means Unprincipled: How the president reasons that disregarding the rule of law can be a virtue.”

Online at, Stuart Taylor Jr. has an essay entitled “Obama’s Ideal Justice: Nominating a crusading liberal activist could seriously jeopardize the president’s own best interests.” In addition, Kirk Victor has an article headlined “The Borking Of Joe Biden: A bitter battle over a judicial nominee can have long-lasting reverberations; Just ask the Vice President.”

Today in The Des Moines Register, law professor Hunter R. Clark has an op-ed entitled “Obama should follow mind, heart in picking justice.”

Online at The New Republic, E.J. Dionne, Jr. has an essay entitled “Game On: My hope for a fair–but quite tough–Supreme Court fight.”

Yesterday in The Washington Post, Jeanne McManus has an op-ed entitled “My Audition for the Supremes.”

Thursday in The Oregonian, columnist Susan Nielsen had an op-ed entitled “Obama’s court pick.”

And earlier this week, The Concord (N.H.) Monitor published an editorial entitled “Washington didn’t change David Souter .”

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“Fairness in the Torture Probe: Why the Justice Department should embrace disclosure in its investigation of Bush administration legal advice.” The Washington Post contains this editorial today.

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“Obama Set to Revive Military Commissions; Changes Would Boost Detainee Rights”: This article appears today in The Washington Post.

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