Gavel Grab

Friday Media Summary

SCOTUS NOMINATION REPORTING

AP source: Obama talks to judge about high court
Ben Feller – 4/30/2010

CNN/Political Ticker: White House begins finalizing list of high court candidates
Bill Mears – 4/29/2010

ABC News/Political Punch: President Obama Interviews Judge Sidney Thomas for Supreme Court Slot
Jake Tapper – 4/29/2010

National Review Online/Bench Memos: SCOTUSReport.com
Ed Whelan – 4/29/201
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SCOTUS NOMINATION/POLITICS

U.S. News & World Report: White House Expects Battle Over Supreme Court Nominee
Kenneth T. Walsh – 4/29/2010

CNN: Sources: White House officials urging liberal pick for court vacancy
Bill Mears – 4/29/2010

Huffington Post: Elena Kagan Endorsed Controversial Bush Nominees
Sam Stein – 4/29/2010

SCOTUS NOMINATION/DIVERSITY

Washington Post: Poll affirms a vote for judicial know-how
Robert Barnes and Jennifer Agiesta – 4/30/2010

LA Times: The Supreme Court could use an oboist
Meghan Daum – 4/29/2010

NATIONAL SECURITY/COURTS

Huffington Post: Concerns about Sufficiency of Medical Treatment Mar Military Commission Proceedings
Daphne Eviatar – 4/29/2010

Amnesty International: USA: More of the same: New Manual for Military Commissions confirms acquittal may not mean release
Press Release – 4/29/2010

Huffington Post: New Manual for Military Commissions Disregards the Commander-in-Chief, Congressional Intent and the Laws of War
David Frakt – 4/29/2010

CITIZENS UNITED/CAMPAIGN FINANCE

Washington Post: Top Democrats seek broad disclosure on campaign financing
Dan Eggen – 4/29/2010

LA Times: Bill Would Require Disclosure Of Corporate Election Spending
4/29/2010

Baltimore Sun: Senators seek corporate campaign rules
Kim Geiger and Clement Ran – 4/29/2010

FOX News/Speaker’s Lobby: The House Plans to Hold Hearings on Citizens United Legislations
John Brandt – 4/29/2010

Salon/AP: Lawmakers call for restrictions on political ads
JIM ABRAMS – 4/29/2010

Wall Street Journal: The ACLU Approves Limits on Speech
FLOYD ABRAMS , IRA GLASSER AND JOEL GORA – 4/30/2010

Newark Star-Ledger: Contain the damage done by the Supreme Court to campaign finance laws
Editorial – 4/29/2010

USA Today: Opposing view on money in politics: ‘A cynical partisan ploy’
John Samples – 4/29/2010

Huffington Post: After Supreme Court Ruling, Time for a Campaign Finance Transplant Instead of More Band-Aids
Bob Kerrey – 4/29/2010

Center For Public Integrity/Paper Trail: MONEY AND POLITICS: New Citizens United Legislation Would Enhance Powers of Parties
Josh Israel – 4/29/2010

Reason/Hit & Run: Dems United Against Citizens United Ruling, Want New Restrictions on Free Speech
Nick Gillespie – 4/29/2010

Roll Call: Barish: The Constitution and Corporations Don‚t Mix
Leora Barish – 4/29/2010

Election Law Blog: “Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission – Podcast”
Rick Hasen – 4/28/2010

Nevada News Bureau: Voters to Remain in Dark About Campaign Contributions
Sean Whaley – 4/30/2010

OBAMA/SCOTUS/JUDICIAL ACTIVISM

NY Times: Obama Says Liberal Courts May Have Overreached
CHARLIE SAVAGE and SHERYL GAY STOLBERG – 4/30/2010

Salon: Obama speaks about the Supreme Court
Glenn Greenwald – 4/29/2010

Huffington Post: Activist Judges, Class Is in Session
Jeff Shesol – 4/29/2010

Cato@Liberty: Obama on Conservative Judicial Activism‚
Roger Pilon – 4/29/2010

MISSOURI PLAN CHALLENGE

St. Louis Globe Democrat: Keep Missouri courts out of politicians’ hands
Skip Walther – 4/29/2010

IMMIGRATION

NY Times: First Legal Challenges to New Arizona Law
RANDAL C. ARCHIBOLD and ANA FACIO CONTRERAS – 4/30/2010

LA Times: First lawsuits filed to challenge Arizona illegal-immigrant law
Nicholas Riccardi – 4/30/2010

Jurist/Paper Chase: Lawsuits challenge Arizona immigration law
Jaclyn Belczyk – 4/30/2010

Atlanta Journal Constitution/Washington Insider: Immigration Reform Outline
Jamie Dupree – 4/30/2010

National Law Journal: The law prof behind the Arizona immigration law
Marcia Coyle – 4/29/2010

Huffington Post: Arizona Immigration Law Causes Fury, But Will It Ever See The Light Of Day?
Bill Lucey – 4/29/2010

CBS News/Political Hotsheet: Pelosi: Immigration Reform Would Require “Presidential Leadership”
Jill Jackson – 4/29/2010

SCOTUS/ESTABLISHMENT CLAUSE

NY Times: Cross in the Desert
Editorial – 4/30/2010

Huffington Post: Christian Bias and Supreme Court Extremism
Jeff Schweitzer – 4/29/2010

SCOTUS/MEDIA

Politics Daily/The Capitolist: Senate Committee Votes to Require Supreme Court on TV
Patricia Murphy – 4/29/2010

NATIONAL PRAYER DAY/COURTS

The Atlantic: National Prayer Day
Wendy Kaminer – 4/29/2010

FEDERAL NOMINATIONS

Fort Smith City Wire: Obama nominates Holmes for federal judgeship (Updated)
4/29/2010

VERMONT JUDICIAL REFORM

Vermont PubliC Radio: Judiciary Restructuring Vote Likely To Set Up Debate (w/audio)
Bob Kinzel – 4/29/2010

CALIFORNIA JUDICIAL ELECTIONS

Metropolitan News-Enterprise: Two Judicial Candidates Express Dissatisfaction With LACBA Evaluation
SHERRI M. OKAMOTO – 4/29/2010

MARRIAGE EQUALITY

AP: Hawaii lawmakers OK civil unions, send bill to gov
MARK NIESSE 4/30/2010

Honolulu Advertiser: Cheers, tears greet House vote
Rob Perez – 4/30/2010

Honolulu Advertiser: Foes caught off guard, outline plan to retaliate
Mary Vorsino – 4/30/2010

MARRIAGE EQUALITY/FREE SPEECH

Seattle Times: Supreme Court on Referendum 71: Handicapping the ruling
Kyung Song – 4/29/2010

PROP 8 CHALLENGE

KCBS: Date Set for Closing Arguments in Prop 8 Trial
4/28/2010

REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS

ABC News: Oklahoma Abortion Law: No Exceptions, Even Rape
SUSAN DONALDSON JAMES – 4/29/2010

National Post/Holy Post: Oklahoma abortion bill called Œextreme‚
Charles Lewis – 4/29/2010

VOTING RIGHTS/COURTS

Birmingham News: The Supreme Court’s ruling that threw out a lawsuit claiming the state constitution wasn’t legally ratified leaves in place a ‘wrong without a remedy’
Editorial – 4/29/2010

STATE COURTS/BUDGETS

Des Moines Register: Gov. Culver vetoes delays on judicial appointments
JENNIFER JACOBS – 4/29/2010

Lexington Herald-Leader: State courts cutting 113 jobs
Beth Musgrave – 4/30/2010

Fayette Daily News: Judicial oversight facing cuts
Adrienne Leon – 4/29/2010

PENNSYLVANIA JUDICIAL CORRUPTION

Wilkes Barre Times Leader: Conahan timeline covers 16 months
Mark Guydish – 4/30/2010

ILLINOIS REDISTRICTING

Chicago Tribune/Clout Street: Illinois House votes down redistricting reform
Ray Long and Michelle Manchir – 4/29/2010

JUDICIAL MISCONDUCT

Fresno Bee: Retrial sought over Fresno juror acts
Marc Benjamin – 4/29/2010

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