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Thursday, May 28, 2009

"Sotomayor Sides With the Cops: And persuades a Republican judge to go along with her." Emily Bazelon has this jurisprudence essay online at Slate.
Posted at 11:57 PM by Howard Bashman


Available online from law.com: Marcia Coyle has an article headlined "Questions Arise About Long Delay by Sotomayor-Led Panel in Climate Case."

And in other news, "Georgia Lawyers Take Sides in High Court Client Privilege Case; Groups siding with Mohawk say not allowing immediate review of privilege waiver means no review at all."
Posted at 11:37 PM by Howard Bashman



"Roberts and residents agree: Leavenworth doesn't want Gitmo inmates." This article appears today in The Kansas City Star.
Posted at 11:30 PM by Howard Bashman


"Sotomayor's Sharp Tongue Raises Issue of Temperament": Jo Becker and Adam Liptak will have this article Friday in The New York Times. Tomorrow's newspaper will also contain articles headlined "Nominee's Links With Advocates Fuel Her Critics"; "Buzzwords Shape the Debate Over Confirmation"; and "Court Pick Missed State Votes." Today's newspaper, meanwhile, contains articles headlined "Sotomayor Pick a Product of Lessons From Past Battles"; "Sotomayor's Appellate Opinions Are Unpredictable, Lawyers and Scholars Say"; "Sotomayor's Opponents and Allies Prepare Strategies"; and "A Judge's Own Story Highlights Her Mother's."

Today's edition of The Washington Post contains articles headlined "Rigorous Questioning Hasn't Fazed Nominee" and "Making History Was but One Factor; Obama Touts Nominee's Credentials, Story." And in commentary, columnist E.J. Dionne Jr. has an op-ed entitled "Obama's Anti-Roberts"; columnist David S. Broder has an op-ed entitled "A Choice for the GOP"; and Dana Milbank has a "Washington Sketch" essay headlined "Latina Woman, Tongue-Tied Man."

Friday's edition of The Los Angeles Times will contain articles headlined "Sotomayor's net worth probably on low end of federal judiciary; The Supreme Court nominee's only investment income is interest of $1,000 on bank accounts that add up to no more than $65,000, a 2008 disclosure form shows" and "Reaction to Sotomayor more good than bad, poll finds; Gallup says nearly half rate her as good or excellent, with only 13% giving her poor marks." And today's newspaper contains an article headlined "At Yale, Sotomayor won apology from law firm; In 1978, she complained of bias during her job interview process; And a university panel backed her stance."

Friday in The Wall Street Journal, Jess Bravin will have an article headlined "Legal Realism Informs Judge's Views." Tomorrow's newspaper will also contain articles headlined "A Sotomayor Ruling Gets Scrutiny; Justices Weigh Firefighters' Claim After Appeals Panel Upheld 'Race Neutral' Decision" and "Another Hot Issue: Intellectual Property." Today's newspaper, meanwhile, contains an article headlined "Battle Over Sotomayor Heats Up; As White House Gathers Backers, Conservatives Heighten Attacks on Judge's Record." And Karl Rove has an op-ed entitled "'Empathy' Is Code for Judicial Activism; What damage did Democrats suffer when they attacked Miguel Estrada?"

Linda Feldmann of The Christian Science Monitor has an article headlined "The marketing of Sonia Sotomayor: She hasn't ruled on hot-button issues, which puts her in a middle position - for now, anyway."

And ABCNews.com reports that "Abortion Rights Groups Wary About Sonia Sotomayor's Views; With Little History on the Issue, Groups on Both Sides Say Supreme Court Nominee Should Explain Her Point of View in Hearings."
Posted at 10:45 PM by Howard Bashman



"Sotomayor Took Cautious Approach in Cases on Race, Gun Rights": Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News has this report.

And Bloomberg News columnist Margaret Carlson has an essay entitled "Sotomayor Stokes Republican Identity Crisis."
Posted at 09:27 PM by Howard Bashman



"Sotomayor's views on abortion rights are unknown": The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 09:18 PM by Howard Bashman


The Associated Press is reporting: Now available online are articles headlined "Conservatives, liberals take sides on Sotomayor" and "White House comfortable with nominee's views."
Posted at 04:28 PM by Howard Bashman


Available online from National Public Radio: Today's broadcast of "Morning Edition" contained an audio segment entitled "How Obama's Nomination Of Sotomayor Unfolded" (featuring Nina Totenberg).

Yesterday evening's broadcast of "All Things Considered" contained audio segments entitled "Groups Prepare For Sotomayor Battle" and "Diabetes: Is It An Issue For The Supreme Court?"

And yesterday's broadcast of "Morning Edition" contained audio segments entitled "Obama Picks Hispanic Woman For Supreme Court" (featuring Nina Totenberg); "Housing Project Part Of 'Inspiring Life's Journey'"; "Senate Will Debate Sotomayor's Nomination"; and "Looking Back At Sotomayor's 1995 Baseball Ruling."

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Posted at 12:42 PM by Howard Bashman



In posts of note at "SCOTUSblog": Lyle Denniston has a post titled "Sotomayor and the Second Amendment."

And Kevin Russell has a post titled "Where Would Justice Souter's Replacement Make A Difference? Part I."
Posted at 11:37 AM by Howard Bashman



"Sampling Sotomayor on the First": David L. Hudson Jr. has this news analysis online at the First Amendment Center.
Posted at 11:33 AM by Howard Bashman


"U.S. Manga Obscenity Conviction Roils Comics World": At Wired.com's "Threat Level" blog, David Kravets has a post that begins, "In an obscenity first, a U.S. comic book collector has pleaded guilty to importing and possessing Japanese manga books depicting illustrations of child sex abuse and bestiality."
Posted at 11:32 AM by Howard Bashman


"Pa. Justices: Internet Child Porn Search Constitutes 'Knowing Possession.'" This article appears today in The Legal Intelligencer.

And The Philadelphia Daily News reports today that "Pa. high court backs ban on viewing kid-porn."

My earlier coverage of Tuesday's Pa. Supreme Court ruling appears at this link.
Posted at 11:25 AM by Howard Bashman



"Court says no First Amendment violation in church aid case": Online at The Michigan Messenger, Ed Brayton has a post that begins, "The U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the city of Detroit did not violate the establishment clause of the First Amendment by giving more than $700,000 to several churches downtown to reimburse them for exterior renovations prior to the city's hosting of the Super Bowl and the NCAA Final Four."

Circuit Judge Jeffrey S. Sutton wrote today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit on behalf of a unanimous three-judge panel.

Update: The Associated Press reports that "Atheists lose lawsuit over Detroit's downtown aid."
Posted at 11:22 AM by Howard Bashman



"Appellate court revives pit bull lawsuit": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "Opponents of a Denver ordinance that calls for euthanizing pit bulls found living in city limits have another chance at challenging the law in court. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Wednesday revived a lawsuit filed by three former Denver residents who moved out the city to avoid losing their dogs."

You can access yesterday's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit at this link.
Posted at 11:08 AM by Howard Bashman



"Prepping Sotomayor for hearings: Get your game face on." CNN.com has this report.
Posted at 10:55 AM by Howard Bashman


"5th Circuit council backs judge's impeachment": This article appears today in The Houston Chronicle.

And The Galveston County Daily News reports today that "Judicial panel urges impeachment of Kent."

You can access at this link yesterday's order of the Judicial Council of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and at this link a letter communicating rejection of the judge's disability claim.
Posted at 07:48 AM by Howard Bashman



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