Available online from Slate:
Dahlia Lithwick has a jurisprudence essay entitled "Thurgood Marshall Made Them Do It: How Republicans inadvertently made the case for confirming Elena Kagan
And William Saletan has an essay entitled "When Kagan Played Doctor: Elena Kagan's partial-birth abortion scandal."
"High court nominees' cautious answers frustrate senators":
Robert Barnes will have this article
Sunday in The Washington Post.
"Conservative justices leave their mark":
Bob Egelko has this article
today in The San Francisco Chronicle.
En banc Seventh Circuit issues lengthy RLUIPA ruling:
Circuit Judge Richard A. Posner
wrote the majority opinion
. The case presents the question of how to construe a section of the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act
stating that "no government shall impose or implement a land use regulation in a manner that treats a religious assembly or institution on less than equal terms with a nonreligious assembly or institution."
This just in:
Moments ago, Justice Sonia Sotomayor entered the New York Yankees
radio broadcast booth, leading announcers John Sterling
and Suzyn Waldman
to remark that having Justice Sotomayor in the broadcast booth always results in good luck for the Yankees. Moments later, left fielder Brett Gardner
hits a grand slam to give the Yankees an 8-2 lead in the bottom of the third inning.
In all, the Yankees scored 11 runs that half-inning, sending 15 batters to the plate, leading Sterling to suggest that Justice Sotomayor should renounce her post on the U.S. Supreme Court and simply follow the team around.
"Identities of Blagojevich jurors could be made public; Appeals court says media's request for names was not too late": This article
appears today in The Chicago Tribune.
Chief Judge Frank H. Easterbrook is the author of yesterday's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
"Ark. woman's lawsuit against airline dismissed":
The Associated Press has a report
that begins, "A federal appeals court has upheld the dismissal of an Arkansas woman's lawsuit claiming she was illegally imprisoned on an American Airlines plane for 9 1/2 hours."
You can access yesterday's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit at this link.