How Appealing

Sunday, May 4, 2014

“PMO snubs lawyers’ request for clarity on allegation against Chief Justice”: In Monday’s edition of The Toronto Globe and Mail, Sean Fine and Kim Mackrael will have an article that begins, “The Prime Minister’s Office is rejecting a call from Canada’s legal community to clarify its statement about the Supreme Court, leaving unresolved an allegation that the Chief Justice behaved improperly.”

Posted at 10:32 PM by Howard Bashman

“Grass-roots fundraising at heart of same-sex marriage fight; It’s a grass-roots pocketbook issue for folks on both sides of same-sex court fight”: Marissa Lang has this front page article in today’s edition of The Salt Lake Tribune.

Posted at 10:28 PM by Howard Bashman

“An appeals victory might open new inquiries into anti-smoking drug”: Michael Doyle of McClatchy Washington Bureau has this report today.

Posted at 8:54 PM by Howard Bashman

“Gay, married and back in South Dakota: How one lesbian couple will push back against state’s gay marriage ban, and the prevailing culture.” This front page article appears today in The Rapid City Journal.

Posted at 8:37 PM by Howard Bashman

“Terrorism case defense wants surveillance records”: The Associated Press has a report that begins, “Attorneys for a Chicago terrorism suspect are urging a federal appeals court to uphold a trial judge’s decision to grant defense lawyers unprecedented access to secret intelligence-court records.”

Posted at 7:54 PM by Howard Bashman

“Many questions remain unanswered after Tuesday’s execution in McAlester; The state Corrections Department released a timeline of events for Tuesday’s execution, but did not include who made the final call to proceed with the lethal injection of Clayton Derrell Lockett, despite having only one usable vein”: The Oklahoman has this report.

Today’s edition of The Tulsa World contains front page articles headlined “Oklahomans’ view on death penalty unchanged despite bungled execution; Oklahoma leads the U.S. in per capita executions since 1976 and trails only Texas in total numbers” and “Turmoil around botched execution prevents closure for victims’ families; Death row inmate killed teen because she wouldn’t back down.”

And columnist John Archibald of The Birmingham (Ala.) News has an essay titled “Outrage over botched executions misses a point.”

Posted at 9:50 AM by Howard Bashman

“Nadon spat between Harper, chief justice McLachlin called ‘disturbing’; Head of Canadian Bar Association hopes PR battle a misunderstanding”: The Canadian Press has this report.

Posted at 9:40 AM by Howard Bashman

“Response to Justice Antonin Scalia gaffe offers a lesson in partisan outrage”: Robert Barnes of The Washington Post has this report.

Posted at 9:33 AM by Howard Bashman