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Archive for May, 2008

5/30/08: The Blogs React to Ziegler's Reprimand

A Slap On The Wrist – Big Money Blog
The folks at the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign feel that the punishment on Ziegler was not hard enough.

Ziegler decision just right – Shark and Shepherd
And the folks at Shark and Shepherd feel the punishment was sufficient.

Chavez on Judicial Nominations – Confirm Them
Linda Chavez has a discussion on Federal Judicial Nominations.

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5/30/08: Ziegler Reprimanded, Kitchens Runs a Different Campaign in Mississippi

Ex-prosecutors embrace courts for terror cases – The Associated Press
An argument for the courts to try suspected terrorists.

Wis. Supreme Court reprimands one of its own – The Chicago Tribune
The Wisconsin Supreme Court reprimanded Justice Annette Ziegler for judicial ethics violations. The first time in Wisconsin Supreme Court’s history that they have reprimanded a sitting justice.

Justices Show Ability To Move to the Center – The Washington Post
The Roberts’ Court are centrists?

Kitchens running on judiciary campaign reform – ACS Blog
Mississippi Supreme Court candidate, Jim Kitchens, is running a different type of judicial campaign.

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Accusations of Political Tampering with Judicial Selection in MD

A Washington Post editorial reviews allegations that a powerful legislator exerted improper pressure on a nominations review committee to get his son appointed to the bench.

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5/28/08: The Blogging Judge and Other Blog Entries

Would an educated public improve judicial elections? – F/K/A
If you teach them, they will vote better.

Blogging judges – SkeptiClawyer
More on that wacky, blogging judge/

Human Rights First Report on Terrorism and the Court System – ACS Blog
A new report about the impact the courts are having on trying suspected terrorists.

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5/28/08: McCain vs. Obama – On the Judiciary

Stark Contrasts Between McCain and Obama in Judicial Wars – The New York Times
Neil A. Smith’s article in the New York Times about the types of judges Obama and McCain would select if they were president. The article also delves into both of their senatorial records during judicial nominations during their time in the senate. A pretty good read

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5/27/08: Liptak on Judicial Electons, Judges Can Blog Too, Slashes in State Judicial Budgets

Rendering Justice, With One Eye on Re-election – The New York Times
Adam Liptak on Judicial Elections and their ramifications.

Off the bench, judge blogs her mind – The Boston Globe
A Federal Judge, who blogs?!

Lawmakers Near Agreement On Domestic Surveillance – Wall Street Journal
An editorial rejoicing in the apparent death of the Tennessee Judicial Selection plan.

State ax falls on judicial budgets – Winona Daily News
Article discussing the slash in budget for the Judicial Branch in Minnesota for the new fiscal year. The Same is also true in New Jersey.

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5/23/08: The Brown Decision and the Roberts Court, Reactions to Linda Greenhouse's Article

The Roberts Court and Thurgood Marshall’s Legacy – Balkinization
The folks at Balkin take a look at the Brown anniversary that has just past, and the Roberts court dismantling of the decision.

Something a little different today, where the blog world has had a very loud reaction to Lina Greenhouse’s article in the New York Times today. Althouse, the folks at Volokh, Lawbeat, and the Law Blog at the Wall Street Journal Online all have their reactions to her article.

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5/23/08: Breakthrough in the Domestic Surveillance Debate, Guantánamo Trials Will not be Delayed, Nevada Lawyers Question Judges

At Supreme Court, 5-to-4 Rulings Fade, but Why? – The New York Times
Linda Greenhouse takes a look at why the Court is not as polarized as it was in the past.

Guantánamo Judge Won’t Delay Trials – The New York Times
Military judge will not delay Guantánamo trials.”

Lawmakers Near Agreement On Domestic Surveillance – Wall Street Journal
The issue of immunity for telecoms will be resolved with this possible agreement.

Attorneys most critical of judges’ knowledge of law – Las Vegas Review Journal
Attorneys in a Nevada county are very critical of some of their judges knowledge of the law.

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5/23/08: Breakthrough in the Domestic Surveillance Debate, Guantánamo Trials Will not be Delayed, Nevada Lawyers Question Judges

At Supreme Court, 5-to-4 Rulings Fade, but Why? – The New York Times
Linda Greenhouse takes a look at why the Court is not as polarized as it was in the past.

Guantánamo Judge Won’t Delay Trials – The New York Times
Military judge will not delay Guantánamo trials.”

Lawmakers Near Agreement On Domestic Surveillance – Wall Street Journal
The issue of immunity for telecoms will be resolved with this possible agreement.

Attorneys most critical of judges’ knowledge of law – Las Vegas Review Journal
Attorneys in a Nevada county are very critical of some of their judges knowledge of the law.

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5/22/08: Lots of Stories From the Blogs Today

Jones Confirmation Delayed Again – Legal Pad
A federal court nominee’s long and delayed nomination process is discussed.

Why Do Conservatives Care So Much About the Courts?: – The Volokh Conspiracy
Public Opinion survey says Americans trust the courts more than anyone. Olin Kerr explains why conservatives care so much about the courts.

New study indicates success of state guideline systems – Sentencing Law and Policy Blog
A Justice at Stake partner, the National Center for State Courts, has a new study on sentencing guidelines in the states.

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