Gavel Grab

Tuesday Media Summary

STEVENS LEGACY

AP: Justice Stevens turns 90; only Holmes was older
MARK SHERMAN – 4/19/2010

LA Times: Justice Stevens will not be easily replaced
Christopher L. Eisgruber – 4/20/2010

SCOTUSBlog: Justice Stevens, Guantanamo, and the Rule of Law
Erin Miller – 4/19/2010

NOMINATION COMMENTARY

Bloomberg: Supreme Court Needs Politicians, Not Ideologues
Albert R. Hunt – 4/19/2010

National Review Online/Bench Memos: Tom Goldstein on Elena Kagan‚s Recusal Obligations
Ed Whelan – 4/19/2010

SCOTUSBlog: Elena Kagan and RecusalˆUPDATED
Tom Goldstein – 4/18/2010

National Review Online/Bench Memos: Re: Tom Goldstein on Elena Kagan’s Recusal Obligations
Ed Whelan – 4/19/2010

Media Matters For America: Whelan appears to have “zero interest” in credible discussion about Supreme Court nominees
Brooke Obie – 4/19/2010

FireDogLake: Diane Wood’s Similar Case Record To Stevens Makes Her Ineligible To Replace Him
David Dayen – 4/19/2010

NOMINATION AND POLITICS

Washington Post: Senate GOP leaders to meet with Obama on Supreme Court nominee process
Perry Bacon Jr. – 4/20/2010

Newark Star-Ledger: Retirement of Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens renews phony debate over ‘judicial activism’
Editorial – 4/20/2010

Huffington Post: Kagan, Gays, and the Bogus Right Wing Ideas Factory
Nathaniel Frank – 4/19/2010

Huffington Post: Week’s Funniest Joke: GOP Demands Obama Nominate Mainstream Candidate to Supreme Court
Jeff Schweitzer – 4/19/2010

Daily Caller: Tea Parties closely watch Obama on Supreme Court nominee to decide whether to join conservative opposition
Alex Pappas – 4/19/2010

Harrisburg Morning Call/Pennsylvania Ave.: Specter SCOTUS support may hinge on one issue
Colby Itkowitz – 4/19/2010

NATIONAL SECURITY/COURTS

CBS News: Obama’s Troubling Detainee Legacy
Karen J. Greenberg – 4/19/2010

Andy Worthington: Guantánamo Habeas Week: Exposing Torture, Misconceptions and Government Incompetence
4/19/2010

PRIVACY AND CIVIL LIBERTIES OVERSIGHT BOARD

LA Times: The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board sits empty
Editorial – 4/19/2010

CITIZENS UNITED/CAMPAIGN FINANCE

NY Times: The Court, Money and Politics
Editorial – 4/20/2010

Roll Call: Democrats Claim Bipartisan Breakthrough on Campaign Finance Bill
Matthew Murray – 4/19/2010

Politico: Mike Castle backs campaign finance fix
KENNETH P. VOGEL – 4/19/2010

Legislative Gazette: Corporate campaign restrictions proposed
Lenina Mortimer – 4/19/2010

State Of Elections: Citizens United and the Culture of Corporate Deference
Jerald Lentini – 4/19/2010

Brennan Center/ReformNY: Albany Lawmakers Propose Shareholder Rights As Citizens United Response
Laura Seago – 4/19/2010

PENNSYLVANIA MERIT SELECTION

Scranton Times-Tribune: Rendell to push for appointing, not electing, Pennsylvania’s judges
Robert Swift – 4/20/2010

FEDERAL NOMINATIONS

Blog Of Legal Times: Reid Promises Showdown on Judicial Nominees
David Ingram – 4/19/2010

Politico: Harry Reid threatens all night sessions on judicial nominees
Meredith Shiner – 4/19/2010

American Heritage Foundation/The Foundry: What Is The Legal Left So Afraid Of?
Conn Carroll – 4/19/2010

JUDICIAL ELECTIONS

Think Progress: Politically Insulated Judges Are Better Judges
Matthew Yglesias – 4/19/2010

PHILADELPHIA COURT REFORM

Philadelphia Inquirer: Task force urged to probe Philadelphia courts
Craig R. McCoy and Nancy Phillips – 4/20/2010

NEW JERSEY SUPREME COURT APPOINTMENTS

NJ.com: Wallace renomination a test for Governor
Carl Golden – 4/19/2010

STATE COURTS/BUDGETS

Atlanta Journal Constitution: Courts face Substantial public safety‚ problem
Bryan M. Cavan – 4/19/2010

Eagle Tribune: NH court officials say no more cuts possible
Jarret Bencks – 4/20/2010

IDAHO ELECTION LAWS

AP: Court: Idaho’s election law unfair to independents
REBECCA BOONE – 4/19/2010

MARRIAGE EQUALITY

NY Times: Before Gay Marriage Fight, Clashes on Free Speech
ADAM LIPTAK – 4/20/2010

Washington Post/AP: Divorce dilemma: Texas says gays can’t get divorce
JAMIE STENGLE – 4/20/2010

ADOPTION EQUALITY

On Top Magazine: Arkansas Gay Adoption Ban Ruled Unconstitutional
4/19/2010

CAPITAL PUNISHMENT

Dallas Morning News: Supreme Court rejects Texas death row inmate’s appeal based on sexual relationship between judge, Collin County DA
DIANE JENNINGS – 4/19/2010

FOX News/AP: Court denies Texan’s appeal over DA-judge affair
4/19/2010

BusinessWeek/Bloomberg: Judge-Prosecutor Affair Appeal Rebuffed by U.S. Supreme Court
Greg Stohr – 4/19/2010

Atlanta Journal Constitution: Proposal said to make Georgia death statute vulnerable to attack
Bill Rankin – 4/19/2010

GOVERNMENT SURVEILLANCE

NSA stops collecting some data to resolve issue with court
Ellen Nakashima – 4/19/2010

Cato@Liberty: The Latest Intelligence Gap‚
Julian Sanchez – 4/19/2010

IMMIGRATION

KOAM/AP: Court refuses to reconsider Okla. immigration law
4/20/2010

CNN: Arizona bill tells police to check immigration status
4/19/2010

REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS

AP: Okla. lawmakers approve restrictive abortion bills
Sean Murphy – 4/19/2010

SCOTUS CASES

Jurist/Paper Chase: Supreme Court hears religious student group, workplace texting cases
Jaclyn Belczyk – 4/19/2010

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