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Friday, August 7, 2009

"Sotomayor Confirmed by Senate, 68-31": Charlie Savage has this article today in The New York Times. Adam Liptak reports that "Sotomayor Faces Big Workload of Complex Cases." And the newspaper also contains an article headlined "For Puerto Ricans, Sotomayor's Success Stirs Pride."

Saturday in The Washington Post, Robert Barnes will have an article headlined "Even for Experienced Sotomayor, a Slew of Changes Awaits." Today's newspaper, meanwhile, contains articles headlined "Sotomayor Wins Confirmation; Senate Votes 68 to 31 for Judge Who Will Be First Hispanic to Serve on High Court" and "For Latinos, Confirmation Is an Emotional Moment," along with an editorial entitled "Justice Sotomayor: An inspiring ascent, a historic vote."

Today in The Los Angeles Times, David G. Savage and James Oliphant report that "Sotomayor will bring unique perspective to the Supreme Court; The newly confirmed justice's experiences with a disability, economic struggles and as a prosecutor and trial judge are among several things that may set her apart from her new colleagues."

In The Wall Street Journal, Jess Bravin reports that "Senate Confirms Sotomayor in Largely Partisan 68-31 Vote." The newspaper also contains an editorial entitled "Justice Sotomayor: She's lucky she didn't get the Miguel Estrada treatment."

USA Today reports that "Sotomayor confirmed with few GOP votes; Impact on Republicans among Hispanics eyed."

David Lightman and Michael Doyle of McClatchy Newspapers report that "Senate confirms Sotomayor to the Supreme Court, 68-31."

Warren Richey of The Christian Science Monitor has articles headlined "With scant support for Sotomayor, did the GOP hurt itself? Republicans need to attract more Hispanic voters; But just nine in the Senate approved the first Hispanic justice's nomination to the Supreme Court" and "Conservatives see silver lining in Sotomayor vote; Liberals cheered the first Hispanic justice, but conservatives say Sotomayor ultimately backed away from a liberal view of the Constitution."

The New York Daily News contains articles headlined "Bronx's Sonia Sotomayor becomes first Hispanic justice on Supreme Court after Senate confirmation"; "New Yorkers proudly fete Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor"; and "Mom has 'great day' celebrating the confirmation of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor."

The New York Post contains an article headlined "Supreme Joy for Latinos; Justice Sonia Hailed."

The Washington Times reports that "Sotomayor confirmed to Supreme Court; Senators hail broken Hispanic barrier."

The Boston Globe contains articles headlined "Sotomayor confirmation breaks barrier; Vote reflects rift between parties" and "Dream of D.C. bipartisanship shrivels; Vote on court pick reflects the old divide."

Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News reports that "Sotomayor Vote Makes History Without Changing Court's Balance."

And's Tony Mauro reports that "In Divided Vote, Senate Confirms Sotomayor for High Court."
Posted at 10:45 PM by Howard Bashman

"Civilian trials won't be cake walks for Guantanamo detainees": Marisa Taylor of McClatchy Newspapers has this report.

And today's edition of The Wall Street Journal contains an article headlined "Doubt Raised on Gitmo Closing Date."
Posted at 09:14 PM by Howard Bashman

"Cameras Come to the Supreme Court - In HD, No Less": Tony Mauro has this post at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times."
Posted at 09:04 PM by Howard Bashman

"Justice asks high court to block release of photos": Mark Sherman of The Associated Press has a report that begins, "The Obama administration on Friday asked the Supreme Court to block the release of disturbing pictures of detainee abuse on grounds their disclosure could incite violence in Afghanistan and Iraq and endanger U.S. troops there."

And at, Josh Gerstein reports that "Obama administration asks SCOTUS to block detainee photos."
Posted at 05:50 PM by Howard Bashman

"Court Rejects Sniper's Appeal; Ruling Leaves John Allen Muhammad Few Options for Avoiding Execution": Jerry Markon of The Washington Post has a news update that begins, "A federal appellate court on Friday rejected convicted sniper John Allen Muhammad's appeal, leaving him with few options to avoid execution for the wave of shootings that terrified the Washington region in 2002."

And The Associated Press reports that "Appeals court in Va. upholds sniper conviction."

You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit at this link.
Posted at 03:55 PM by Howard Bashman

"President Obama Nominates Jane Stranch for United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, Judge Thomas Vanaskie for United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit": The White House issued this news release today.

At "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times," Jordan Weissmann has a post titled "Obama Nominates Five New Judges, Three U.S. Attorneys."
Posted at 01:22 PM by Howard Bashman

"NY court: US govt can withhold Spitzer documents." The Associated Press has a report that begins, "An appeals court says the federal government does not have to release information about wiretaps from the investigation that brought down former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer. The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals found Friday that The New York Times had not shown it has a First Amendment right to the material."

You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit at this link.
Posted at 01:11 PM by Howard Bashman

"Lawsuit seeks right to carry guns in public": The Washington Times today contains an article that begins, "The man whose Supreme Court challenge secured the right of D.C. residents to keep guns in their homes is back in court, this time filing a lawsuit on behalf of a group seeking the right of registered gun owners to carry their guns in public."

And The Associated Press reports that "Gun owners sue DC for right to carry weapons."
Posted at 11:24 AM by Howard Bashman

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