"Divided Justices Resume Hearings; Split In Supreme Court Mirrors California Case":
Today in The Hartford Courant, Lynne Tuohy has an article
that begins, "The state Supreme Court Monday resumes hearing cases for the first time since the revelation last month that former Chief Justice William J. Sullivan secretly held up release of a controversial ruling to help his protege, Justice Peter T. Zarella, succeed him as chief justice."
"The Enron trial: Time to wrap it up and boil it down; Both sides have just a few hours to refresh jurors' minds and sum up a 15-week trial." This article
appears today in The Houston Chronicle.
"Washington Sniper's Defense Plan Emerges":
The Associated Press provides this report
"It's the Jury's Turn: Enron chiefs Lay and Skilling placed a big bet on themselves by taking the stand; Will it pay off?" This article
will appear in the May 22, 2006 issue of U.S. News & World Report.
"Justice Department Asks U.S. Judge to Dismiss AT&T Suit; Possible damage to national security is cited in the case related to domestic eavesdropping; Negroponte's office and the NSA join in request":
The Los Angeles Times contains this article
And yesterday in The San Francisco Chronicle, Bob Egelko had an article headlined "U.S. moves in secret to quash suit against AT&T; Privacy group says firm gave records to surveillance program."
The federal government's motion to dismiss can be accessed here, while additional information about the lawsuit is available via this link.
"Sniper defense dwells on minutiae; Muhammad's strategy called 'meaningless'": This article
appears today in The Baltimore Sun.
"Israel's High Court Upholds Marriage Law":
The Washington Post provides a news update
that begins, "Israel's high court upheld a law Sunday that sharply restricts the rights of Palestinians married to Israeli spouses to live inside Israel."
The Jerusalem Post provides a news update headlined "Court rules to uphold Citizenship Law."
And Haaretz provides a news update headlined "Court narrowly upholds 'family reunification' ban."
"4th Circuit nomination may face problems; N.C. judge Boyle faces questions of conflict; Luttig muddies plans": This article
appeared yesterday in The Richmond Times-Dispatch.
"Fill the court vacancies":
The Washington Times today contains an editorial
that begins, "The recent decision by 4th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals Judge J. Michael Luttig to resign will create yet another vacancy on the appellate bench. Even before Judge Luttig announced his decision last week, the White House and the Senate had been moving at a snail's pace filling these empty slots, which now account for more than 10 percent of all circuit court judgeships. Considering the high stakes, this laggard pace is incomprehensible."