Gavel Grab

Monday Media Summary

SCOTUS NOMINATION REPORTING

ABC News: Poll: Public Gives President Obama Latitude in Supreme Court Nomination
MIKE MOKRZYCKI – 4/30/2010

NY Times/The Caucus: Obama Interviews Potential Supreme Court Nominees
SHERYL GAY STOLBERG – 4/30/2010

Wall Street Journal: Search for Supreme Court Nominee Advances (subscription required)
LAURA MECKLER – 5/1/2010

FOX News: Obama Interviews Solicitor General Elena Kagan for Supreme Court
5/1/2010

Washington Post;/Reuters: Clinton says not interested in Supreme Court job
5/2/2010

SCOTUS NOMINATION COMMENTARY

LA Times: Supreme Court waits for Kagan
David G. Savage – 4/30/2010

National Review Online/Bench Memos: Ninth Circuit Judge Sidney ThomasËœPart 1
Ed Whelan – 4/30/2010

Philadelphia Inquirer: Closing Arguments: Supreme Court sanity calls for filibusters
John Yoo – 5/2/2010


Dallas Morning News: Qualities Obama should seek in a justice
Editorial – 4/30/2010

Detroit News: Obama should name open-minded Supreme Court justice
5/2/2010

SCOTUS NOMINATION/DIVERSITY

NY Times: Rare Breed Now: A Justice Who Wasn‚t a Judge
Adam Liptak – 5/1/2010

LA Times/AP: Supreme Court leans heavily on Boston-Washington axis; will Obama pick go outside I-95?
Mark Sherman – 5/1/2010

CNN: A Supreme Court without Protestants?
Dan Gilgoff – 5/3/2010

NATIONAL SECURITY/COURTS

Toronto Star: Omar Khadr considered for release months after capture, hearing told
Michelle Shephard – 4/30/2010

Jurist/Paper Chase: Khadr boycotts preliminary hearing over mistreatment allegations
Hillary Stemple – 4/30/2010

Washington Post: U.S. seeking a plea agreement in case of Guantanamo detainee
Peter Finn – 5/1/2010

Huffington Post: The Sad Saga Continues in Guantanamo Bay
Jonathan Tracy – 4/30/2010

CITIZENS UNITED/CAMPAIGN FINANCE

NY Times: Obama Calls for Campaign Spending Disclosure
SHERYL GAY STOLBERG – 5/2/2010

Washington Post/44:
Obama calls Citizens United ruling ‘a huge blow’
Michael D. Shear – 5/1/2010

The Hill: Broadcasters group opposes ad-rate language in Dems’ campaign finance bill
Susan Crabtree – 5/2/2010

Christian Science Monitor: The next battle in campaign finance reform
Editorial – 4/30/2010

Bloomberg Businessweek: Sunlight Is Still Best Disinfectant for Politics: Albert Hunt
Albert R. Hunt – 5/2/1010

Huffington Post: Citizens United Is Just the Tip of the Supreme Court’s Pro-Corporate Iceberg
Elizabeth B. Wydra – 4/30/2010

Asheville Citizen-Times: Primary looms; court ruling may spark the real election fight
5/2/2010

Statesman Journal/AP: Oregon Supreme Court: Contributors must use own name
WILLIAM McCALL – 4/30/2010

FEDERAL NOMINATIONS

Baltimore Sun: Diverse Obama picks changing face of federal judiciary
Paul West – 5/3/2010

OBAMA/SCOTUS/JUDICIAL ACTIVISM

Washington Post: Recent high court cases revive debate on judicial activism
5/3/2010

Reason/Hit & Run: Obama: Conservative Judicial Activism Bad, Liberal Judicial Activism, Well…
Damon W. Root – April 30, 2010

American Prospect/Tapped: The Latest in Judicial Activism
Paul Waldman – 4/30/2010

SCOTUS/ESTABLISHMENT CLAUSE

Washington Post/Post Partisan: I am so going to miss Justice Stevens
Ruth Marcus – 4/30/2010

Washington Post: High court displays hypocrisy in Mojave cross case
Editorial – 5/1/2010

SCOTUS/FREE SPEECH

NY Times: The Court as Mr. Fix-It?
Linda Greenhouse – 5/1/2010

IMMIGRATION

Tucson Sentinel: Tucson cop files federal suit against Az immigration law
Dylan Smith – 4/29/2010

ABC News: Legal Action Could Delay New Arizona Immigration Law
BARBARA PINTO and HANNA SIEGEL – 4/30/2010

NY Times: Immigration Law Debate Resonates Far From Border
KATHARINE Q. SEELYE , JAMES C. McKINLEY Jr. , MONICA DAVEY, WILLIAM YARDLEY and KIRK JOHNSON – 4/30/2010

Washington Post: Arizona law’s foes are using the real immigration scare tactics
George Will – 5/2/2010

National Journal: Profiling Arizona’s Immigration Law
Bill Schneider – 5/1/2010

Raw Story: Arizona lawmakers tweak immigration bill; ŒLawful contact‚ out, ‚stop, detain or arrest‚ in
Agence France-Presse – 4/30/2010

NY Daily News: Arizona’s immigration law must inspire President Obama on reform
Albor Ruiz – 5/2/2010

PA MERIT SELECTION

Allentown Morning Call: It’s time to end a judicial stench
Paul Carpenter – 5/2/2010

MARRIAGE EQUALITY/FREE SPEECH

Seattle Times: U.S. Supreme Court should side with ‘civic courage’ in Doe v. Reed case
Ryan Blethen – 4/30/2010

Boston Globe: Signing on the line is a public act
Jeff Jacoby – 5/2/2010

MARRIAGE EQUALITY/LEGISLATION

AP: Hawaii governor to decide on civil unions
5/1/2010

REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS

CBS News/AP: Kansas House Fails to Override Abortion Veto
4/30/2010

NY Times: Abortion‚s New Battle Lines
Charles M. Blow – 5/1/2010

Washington Post: Women should be informed before they abort
Kathleen Parker – 5/2/2010

NORTH CAROLINA JUDICIAL SELECTION

The Daily Reflector: Gender, ballot position override qualifications in judicial races
Scott Mooneyham – 5/2/2010

MASSACHUSETTS JUDICIARY

Fall River Herald News: Report: State’s courts lack leadership
Kevin P. O’Connor – 5/2/2010

PA JUVENILE COURT CORRUPTION

Jurist/Paper Chase: Former Pennsylvania judge pleads guilty in juvenile sentencing scandal
Michael Kraemer – 4/30/2010

9/11 LAWSUIT

NY Times: Empathetic Judge in 9/11 Suits Seen by Some as Interfering
MIREYA NAVARRO – 5/3/2010

ACCESS TO COURTS

WLNS/AP: Suit on court-appointed lawyers returned to judge
4/30/2010

NY JUDICIAL SELECTION

Staten Island Advance/AP: NY critics says judge selection still flawed
MICHAEL VIRTANEN – 5/1/2010

IOWA JUDICIAL ETHICS

Waterloo Courier: Judicial ethics code gets first update in three decades
ROD BOSHART – 4/30/2010

FEDERAL COURTS/MEDIA

Radio & Television Business Report: “Sunshine in the Courtroom Act” advances
4/30/2010

MASSEY ENERGY

Charleston Gazette: Justice Benjamin must resign
Howard Swint – 4/30/2010

Reuters: Massey faces criminal probe for mine blast: sources
Jeremy Pelofsky and Steve James – 4/30/2010

HEALTHCARE REFORM/COURTS

Big Government: Close Call But Court Will Find Individual Mandate Unconstitutional
Dr. Ronald L. Trowbridge – 5/1/2010

SHARON KELLER

Dallas Morning News/AP: Texas Appeals Judge Keller fined $100k
JIM VERTUNO – 4/30/2010

Sharon Keller plans to appeal $100,000 fine levied by state ethics panel
STEVE McGONIGLE – 5/1/2010

Houston Chronicle: Judge Keller vows to appeal record ethics fine
R.G. RATCLIFFE – 4/30/2010

ARKANSAS JUDICIAL ELECTIONS

WXVT/AP: Ark high court: Don’t count votes for ousted judge
4/30/2010

PROSECUTORIAL MISCONDUCT

American Thinker: Prosecutorial Misconduct and Corrupted Justice
Bruce Walker: 4/30/2010

POLITICAL CORRUPTION/COURTS

Chicago Sun-Times: Judge: Obama won’t have to testify at Blagojevich trial
NATASHA KORECKI – 4/30/2010

JUSTICE MOYER MEMORIAL

PhillyBurbs.com/AP: Late Ohio chief justice to be honored
5/1/2010

RECUSAL

Woodward News: Judge stays on case
Michelle Seeber – 5/2/2010

JUDICIAL MISCONDUCT

Redding Record Searchlight: Trinity County judge’s actions called improper
Jim Schultz – 4/30/2010

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