How Appealing

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

“Drone memo author endorsed call for transparency”: Adam Serwer of has a report that begins, “Before he authored legal memos related to the Obama administration’s targeted killing program, David Barron joined a group of left-leaning legal scholars and endorsed a statement of principles urging more transparency from the very office now withholding his work from the public.”

Posted at 11:05 PM by Howard Bashman

“Town prayer case challengers: The debate matters.” The Associated Press has a report that begins, “Two upstate New York women who challenged their town board’s pre-meeting prayers before the nation’s highest court said Tuesday their disappointment in losing is softened by the dialogue the case has inspired.”

Posted at 11:04 PM by Howard Bashman

“Yuma Courthouse Dedication Honors Memory of Slain Judge”: The Public Information Office of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has this report.

Posted at 2:03 PM by Howard Bashman

“White House offers to show senators drone memo”: The Associated Press has a report that begins, “Hoping to head off another confirmation battle, the White House said Tuesday that it will allow senators to review a secret paper justifying the drone strike on an American citizen written by one of President Barack Obama’s appellate court nominees.”

Posted at 1:28 PM by Howard Bashman

“Sotomayor Finds Her Voice Among the Justices”: Adam Liptak will have this article in Wednesday’s edition of The New York Times.

Posted at 1:14 PM by Howard Bashman

Celebrating 12 years of “How Appealing”: For those who like to keep track of such things, today is this blog’s 12th birthday. Thanks to all of this blog’s many friends and readers for all of their tips, input, enthusiasm, and loyal support.

Posted at 10:55 AM by Howard Bashman

“The U.S. Constitution Is Impossible to Amend: Blame the founders — other countries routinely update their constitutions, but ours may as well be written in stone.” Law professor Eric Posner has this essay online at Slate.

Posted at 10:07 AM by Howard Bashman

“Justices Turn Away Case About Carrying Guns in Public”: Adam Liptak has this article in today’s edition of The New York Times.

Posted at 7:58 AM by Howard Bashman