Gavel Grab

Wednesday Media Summary

SCOTUS NOMINATION COMMENTARY

LA Times: Top court candidates differ on use of presidential power
David G. Savage – 4/28/2010

U.S. News & World Report: How to Prepare Obama’s Supreme Court Nominee
Jessica Rettig – 4/27/2010

Huffington Post: Experience Is the Life of the Law – and Right Now We Need Harold Koh’s Experience
David Perez – 4/27/2010

SCOTUS NOMINATION/DIVERSITY

Christian Post: Faith of High Court Nominee Not Big Issue for Many Protestants
Ethan Cole – 4/27/2010

MILITARY DETAINEES/TORTURE

NY Times: Report Details Torture at Secret Baghdad Prison
SAM DAGHER – 4/28/2010

NATIONAL SECURITY/COURTS

LA Times: Case of teenage militant moves toward tribunal trial
Richard A. Serrano – 4/28/2010

Miami Herald: Pentagon finishes war court manual, unseen at Guantánamo
CAROL ROSENBERG – 4/27/2010

Washington Independent: Hours Before Khadr Hearing Begins, Gates Signs Manual for Military Commissions
Spencer Ackerman – 4/27/2010

Washington Independent: A Military Commissions Primer From David Iglesias (Video)
Spencer Ackerman – 4/27/2010

Washington Independent: Another Day at Guantanamo Bay
Spencer Ackerman – 4/27/2010

Common Dreams/ACLU: Discredited Military Commissions Resume Despite Persistent Flaws
Press Release – 4/27/2010

Jurist/Paper Chase: US to transfer non-Afghan Bagram detainees to home countries: report
Steve Dotterer – 4/27/2010

CITIZENS UNITED/CAMPAIGN FINANCE

Daily Caller: DISCLOSE will chill speech
John Samples – 4/27/2010

Talking Points Memo/TMPDC: Citizens United PAC Pumps $200K Into 2010 Races
Rachel Slajda – 4/27/2010

Mother Jones: Citizens United, Take Two
Stephanie Mencimer- 4/28/2010

WISCONSIN/GABLEMAN CAMPAIGN ETHICS

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel/All Politics Blog: Group asks to file brief in Gableman case
Patrick Marley – 4/26/2010

PENNSYLVANIA MERIT SELECTION

American Courthouse: Same Old Tune in Pennsylvania
Dan Pero – 4/27/2010

FEDERAL NOMINATIONS

FOX News: Judicial Nominee Who Fought Serial Killer’s Execution Up for Tough Hearing
4/27/2010

American Spectator: Judicial Activist
Stacy Cline – 4/28/2010

TEXAS SUPREME COURT ELECTION/CAMPAIGN ETHICS

Dallas Morning News: Mother-in-law’s contribution to Texas Supreme Court hopeful Debra Lehrmann is challenged
CHRISTY HOPPE – 4/28/2010

Texas Tribune: 2010: Did Lehrmann Violate Ethics Rules?
Morgan Smith – 4/27/2010

MARRIAGE EQUALITY/FREE SPEECH

NPR/Morning Edition (w/audio)
Nina Totenberg – 4/28/2010

Washington Post: Names on referendum petitions should not be shielded
Editorial – 4/28/2010

Center For American Progress: Voters as Victims: A Right-Wing Sleight of Hand
Bret Evans, Jeff Krehely – 4/27/2010

Wall Street Journal: Neighbor Against Neighbor
DICK CARPENTER – 4/28/2010

Christian Science Monitor: At Supreme Court: Privacy for those who sign petitions to curb gay rights?
Warren Richey – 4/27/2010

PROP 8 CHALLENGE

NBC Bay Area: Civil Rights Groups Relent to Release of Internal Emails
MATT BAUME – 4/27/2010

Newsweek/The Human Condition: Will the California Gay-Marriage Trial Ever Wrap Up?
Eve Conant – 4/27/2010

MINNESOTA MARRIAGE AMENDMENT

Minneapolis Star-Tribune: Let’s protect the meaning of marriage
JOHN C. NIENSTEDT – 4/27/2010

STATE COURTS/BUDGETS

NY Law Journal: After Cuts, Pfau Vows to Support Judiciary’s Supplemental Fund
Joel Stashenko – 4/28/2010

OKLAHOMA ABORTION LEGISLATION

NY Times: Strict Abortion Measures Enacted in Oklahoma
JAMES C. McKINLEY Jr.- 4/28/2010

Tulsa World: Oklahoma Senate overrides veto of abortion bills
BARBARA HOBEROCK – 4/27/2010

News On 6/AP: Lawsuit Filed To Block Oklahoma Abortion Bill
4/27/2010

The Oklahoman: New Oklahoma abortion law faces battle
Julie Bisbee – 4/28/2010

IMMIGRATION

NPR/AP: AG: Court Challenge Possible On Immigration Law
4/28/2010

CNN: Holder: Federal court challenge to new immigration law possible
4/28/2010

AP: Lawsuits expected over Ariz. illegal immigrant law
JONATHAN J. COOPER – 4/27/2010

NY Times: A Law Facing a Tough Road Through the Courts
JOHN SCHWARTZ and RANDAL C. ARCHIBOLD – 4/28/2010

Christian Science Monitor: Arizona immigration law: Hispanics vow, ‘We’re going to fight’
Daniel B. Wood – 4/27/2010

CBS News/Political Hotsheet: Lindsey Graham: I Think Arizona Immigration Law is Unconstitutional
Stephanie Condon – 4/27/2010

Washington Post: Reid amends his pledge for fast action on immigration
Shailagh Murray and Anne E. Kornblut – 4/28/2010

NY Times/Opinionator: Breathing While Undocumented
Linda Greenhouse – 4/26/2010

SCOTUS/VIDEO GAMES

PC World: Supreme Court Will Take on Violent Video Games, Finally
Jared Newman – 4/27/2010

LA Times: Video games are protected speech
Tim Rutten – 4/28/2010

CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM

Cleveland Plain Dealer: Rep. Marcia Fudge introduces bill to review the criminal justice system
Sabrina Eaton – 4/27/2010

RECUSAL

Silver Pinyon Journal: District Court judges recuse themselves from landfill lawsuits and appeals
Dee Holzel – 4/28/2010

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