Gavel Grab

Monday Media Summary

KAGAN COMMENTARY

American Prospect/Tapped: Elena Kagan And Executive Power.
Adam Serwer – 5/14/2010

NY Times: On Speech, Kagan Leaned Toward Conservatives
ADAM LIPTAK – 5/16/2010

Big Journalism: Elena Kagan — Worryingly Wobbly On the First Amendment
Billy Hallowell – 5/14/2010

Sacramento Bee: What a Kennedy-Kagan duo might mean
Leslie Gielow Jacobs – 5/16/2010

Bloomberg Businesweek: Kagan Fit for Court Even Without Obama’s Hype: Albert R. Hunt
Albert R. Hunt – 5/16/2010

Time: Was Court Nominee Kagan a Youthful Socialist?
David Von Drehle – 5/15/2010

AP: NAACP backs Obama’s Supreme Court nominee Kagan
5/16/2010

Christianity Today: Who is Elena Kagan?
Tobin Grant – 5/14/2010

NOMINATION/POLITICS

NY Times: A Bench of Rivals
Stephen L. Carter – 5/16/2010

USA Today/The Oval: Obama Supreme Court pick gets endorsements — from conservatives
David Jackson – 5/14/2010

Huffington Post: Gingrich: Obama Should Withdraw Kagan Nomination
Sam Stein – 5/16/2010

Bloomberg Businessweek: Leahy Predicts Kagan Confirmation to High Court ‘in the Summer’
William McQuillen – 5/17/2010

The Atlantic: Why Kagan Should Stonewall the Senate
Stuart Taylor Jr – 5/14/2010

Detroit Free Press: Kagan should end the Senate hearings dodge
Stephen Henderson – 5/16/2010

The Atlantic: Nominations in the Digital Age
Chris Good – 5/15/2010

Washington Examiner: Why Obama nominated Kagan
Terry Eastland – 5/17/2010

Politico: McConnell attacks Kagan over Citizens United (w/video)
Marin Cogan – 5/16/2010

NY Times/The Caucus: White House Seeks Release of Kagan Documents
SHERYL GAY STOLBERG – 5/16/2010

USA Today: Kagan’s skills well-suited to Senate hearings
Joan Biskupic – 5/17/2010

Politics Daily: The Kagan Nomination: Not Like the Good Old Days
Andrew Cohen – 5/14/2010

Townhall.com: When Justices Become Super-Legislators, Confirmations Must Become Political
Carol Platt Liebau – 5/17/2010

Big Government: Imagine the Reaction if Bush Nominee for Supreme Court Taught a Course in ‘Presidential Lawmaking’
Morgen Richmond – 5/15/2010

FireDogLake: Asymmetrical Warfare – Democrats and the Court
David Dayen – 5/14/2010

Des Moines Register: Grassley vote will signal his approach to court picks
THOMAS BEAUMONT – 5/17/2010

ABC News/Political Punch: Sessions: Kagan Confirmation Hearings Will Be ‘Big Deal’ (w/video)
Jake Tapper – 5/16/2010

Reuters: Top Republican sees bumpy Kagan court confirmation
5/16/2010

NOMINATION/DIVERSITY

CNN: Why no black female court nominee?
Roland S. Martin – 5/17/2010

Washington Post: Why elites do belong on the Supreme Court
Christopher Edley Jr. – 5/16/2010

NPR/Weekend Edition: The Harvard-Yalification Of The Supreme Court
Larry Abramson – 5/16/2010

Huffington Post: The New Normal
Marcia D. Greenburger – 5/14/2010

Leagle: Will adding a woman to the supremely non-diverse ‘diverse court’ make a difference?
5/14/2010

Salt Lake Tribune: U.S. Supreme Court nomination bolsters women’s status
Pamela Manson and Elizabeth Neff – 5/15/2010

Washington Post: The Supreme Court needs more mothers
Ann Gerhart – 5/16/2010

Ethics Daily: Does a Protestant on the Supreme Court Matter?
Robert Parham – 5/14/2010

USA Today/Faith & Reason: Supreme Court religion: Evangelicals see no one familiar
Cathy Lynn Grossman – 5/16/2010

World Net Daily: Are liberals anti-WASP?
Patrick J. Buchannan – 5/13/2010

Washington Post/Right Now: Pat Buchanan’s long battle for a white Supreme Court justice
David Weigel – 5/14/2010

Wall Street Journal: That Bright, Dying Star, the American WASP
Robert Frank – 5/15/2010

KAGAN SEXUAL ORIENTATION

San Francisco Chronicle: Kagan’s sexual orientation isn’t relevant
Phil Bronstein – 5/17/2010

The Atlantic/Daily Dish: “No Place In This Process”
Andrew Sullivan – 5/15/2010

AP: Should we ask if Supreme Court nominee is gay?
MARTHA IRVINE – 5/17/2010

Washington Post: Is Elena Kagan’s sexual orientation any of our business?
Karen Tumulty – 5/14/2010

Times Online: Answer the lesbian question, Ms Legal Eagle
Andrew Sullivan – 5/16/2010

JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE

San Francisco Chronicle: Kagan nomination shows process trumps experience
David Davenport – 5/16/2010

Washington Post: What qualifies a leader?
5/16/2010

Above The Law: You Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Law Degree to be on the Supreme Court
Kashmir Hill & David Lat – 5/14/2010

Kansas City Star/AP: ‘General Kagan’ no newcomer to high court
NANCY BENAC and MARK SHERMAN

Blog Of Legal Times: Kagan’s Senate Questionnaire Tailored to Her Background
David Ingram – 5/14/2010

JUDICIAL PHILOSOPHY

Harper’s: Jeff Sessions’s Constitution
Scott Horton – 5/14/2010

Suncoast News: ‘Judicial activism’ vs. ‘original intent’
MARTY MOORE – 5/15/2010

JUSTICE KENNEDY OPINION

Palm Beach Post News: Just don’t call Justice Anthony Kennedy the swing vote
Andrew Marra – 5/14/2010

AP: Justice questions way court nominees are grilled
MATT SEDENSKY – 5/15/2010

Daily Business Review: Justice Kennedy Questions Grilling of Supreme Court Nominees
John Pacenti – 5/17/2010

JUSTICE AT STAKE

What About Paris: Is that an elected county judge in your pocket?
JD Hull – 5/15/2010

NATIONAL SECURITY/COURTS

NY Times: Proposal Would Delay Hearings in Terror Cases
Charlie Savage – 5/15/2010

NY Times: The Threat to Miranda
Editorial – 5/16/2010

Newark Star-Ledger: Current Miranda rules protect public safety in terror cases
Editorial – 5/16/2010

UPI: U.S. Supreme Court: Should terror suspects be Mirandized?
MICHAEL KIRKLAND – 5/16/2010

Personal Liberty Digest: ACLU Criticizes Obama, Holder Over Miranda Rights Proposal
5/17/2010

ABC News/Political Punch: Leahy: Miranda Reform Can’t Stray from Previous SCOTUS Decisions (w/video)
Jake Tapper – 5/16/2010

Washington Post/The Plum Line: How real is this plan to revise Miranda?
Greg Sargent – 5/14/2010

Jurist/Paper Chase: Federal judge orders release of Russian Guantanamo detainee
Jaclyn Belczyk – 5/14/2010

Boston Globe: Detainee case questions grow
Jonathan Saltzman, Shelley Murphy, and Milton J. Valencia – 5/15/2010

The Independent: Silenced for speaking the truth about Guantanamo
Robert Fisk – 5/15/2010

Heritage Foundation/The Foundry: Fighting Terror Through Courts: Not Good for Courts, Not Good for Safety
Conn Carroll – 5/14/2010

Jurist/Paper Chase: Rights group urges UK to set up judicial inquiry on torture
Erin Bock – 5/15/2010

Detroit Free Press – Supreme Court justice asked to intervene in Hutaree case
BEN SCHMITT – 5/14/2010

SCOTUS/SENTENCING

FOX News/AP: Supreme Court Restricts Life Sentences for Juveniles
5/17/2010

Washington Post/The Crime Scene/AP: Court: Sexually dangerous can be kept in prison
5/17/2010

CITIZENS UNITED/CAMPAIGN FINANCE

SCOTUSBlog: Citizens United sequel moves along
Lyle Denniston – 5/14/2010

The Hill/Ballot Box: Chamber says Dems are trying to keep them out of the midterms
Emily Goodin – 5/14/2010

Colorado Statesman: More disclosure approved for campaign matters
Marianne Goodland – 5/14/2010

Oregon Statesman Journal: Support transparency in donations to campaigns
Jon Bartholomew – 5/15/2010

WisPolitics.com: Michigan group to start ad praising Walker
5/14/2010

Wisconsin Democracy Campaign/Big Money Blog: Another Week, Another Outside Group In The Governor’s Race
Michael Buelow – 5/14/2010

FEDERAL NOMINATIONS

AP:Asian judge nominee shows community’s progress
JESSE WASHINGTON – 5/15/2010

NEVADA JUDICIAL SELECTION

Las Vegas Review-Journal: JUDGING THE JUDGES: Many lawyers seek appointment system
DOUG MCMURDO – 5/14/2010

ALABAMA SUPREME COURT ELECTIONS

Montgomery Advertiser: Judge asked to remove court candidate from ballot
5/14/2010

IDAHO SUPREME COURT ELECTIONS

Standard Journal: Bradbury outlines campaign for state high court.
JOSEPH LAW – 5/14/2010

Standard Journal: Burdick campaigns to retain seat on state Supreme Court
Joseph Law: 5/14/2010

FLORIDA JUDICIAL ELECTION

Contra Costa Times: Judge In Tot’s Death Speaks
Mike Cruz – 5/15/2010

NEW JERSEY SUPREME COURT APPOINTMENT

Herald News: Setting a dangerous precedent
JOHN A. GIRGENTI – 5/15/2010

Newark Star-Ledger: The record shows Gov. Chris Christie is wrong about state Supreme Court
Editorial – 5/16/2010

NORTH DAKOTA JUDICIAL ELECTIONS

Bismarck Tribune: Judicial elections face many complex issues
Jenny Michael – 5/15/2010

CLEAR THE BENCH COLORADO

Westword: Mark Grueskin, Matt Arnold tangle over judge retention: Should they stay or should they go?
Michael Roberts – 5/14/2010

HEALTHCARE REFORM/COURTS

Virginia Politics: Major business group joins national suit against health care law, but not Cuccinelli’s
Rosalind Helderman – 5/14/2010

IMMIGRATION

Arizona Capitol Times: Trespassing law may turn more illegal immigrants into citizens
Jim Small – 5/17/2010

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: ACLU set to challenge Ariz. immigration law
Diana Nelson Jones – 5/17/2010

Arizona Republic: Arizona’s new immigration law raises questions regarding costs, trials
Michael Kiefer – 5/16/2010

Arizona Republic: Experts outline how Arizona immigration law works
Alia Beard Rau – 5/17/2010

Brookings Institution: Could Arizona’s Immigration Law Go National?
Audrey Singer, José Tessada – 5/14/2010

Immigration Prof Blog: Beyond Arizona: Without Comprehensive Immigration Reform, Intolerance Will Rise Across Our Country
Kevin R. Johnson – 5/14/2010

Chicago Sun-Times: Arizona boycott doesn’t solve anything
Carol Marin – 5/16/2010

Washington Post: Holder is criticized for comments on Ariz. immigration law, which he hasn’t read
Jerry Markon – 5/14/2010

CNN: Undocumented student’s arrest called part of ‘civil rights disaster’ (w/video)
Jessica Ravitz – 5/16/2010

Boston Herald: Detained foreigners could wait weeks for hearing
O’Ryan Johnson and Laura Crimaldi – 5/15/2010

NY Times: Strict Reading of Visa Rule Trips Up More Couples
NINA BERNSTEIN – 5/15/2010

OHIO MERIT SELECTION

Akron Beacon Journal: Akron lawyer taking reins of Ohio Bar
Katie Byard – 5/17/2010

ARKANSAS JUDICIAL ELECTIONS

Arkansas News: Primary ballot includes judicial races
John Lyon – 5/17/2010

MICHIGAN SUPREME COURT/TRANSPARENCY

Lansing State Journal: High court too attached to secrecy
Mickey Hirten – 5/16/2010

ACCESS TO COURTS

NY Times: The Right to, and Need for, Counsel
Editorial – 5/17/2010

MARRIAGE EQUALITY

Minneapolis Star-Tribune/AP: Suit seeking gay marriage splits Minn. activists
PATRICK CONDON – 5/16/2010

Honolulu Advertiser: Hawaii governor says bill’s civil unions may be same-sex marriage
Derrick DePledge – 5/16/2010

Honolulu Star Bulletin: State Constitution denies same-sex couples right to marry
Steven H. Levinson – 5/17/2010

Washington Post/Post Partisan: Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle should sign civil unions bill
Jonathan Capehart – 5/17/2010

Iowa Independent: IDPH intends to fight birth certificate court battle
Lynda Waddington – 5/14/2010

NY Daily News: New York City clerk’s offices will soon conduct civil ceremonies for gay couples
Frank Lombardi – 5/17/2010

The Iowa Republican: Eight Questions for Bob Vander Plaats
Nathan Tucker – 5/14/2010

REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS

Kansas City Star/AP: Missouri passes expanded abortion-consent requirement
5/14/2010

AP: Abortion foes capitalize on health care law
RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR – 5/16/2010

RECUSAL/JUDICIAL MISCONDUCT

PR Newswire: When Are Illegal Judicial Payments Bribes? High Courts to Decide
5/17/2010

STATE COURTS/BUDGETS

Lebanon Daily News/AP: Budget crunch forcing hard decisions on Pa. courts
MARK SCOLFORO – 5/16/2010

GEORGIA JUDGES GROUP

Access North GA: Gosselin assumes presidency of state judges group
Ken Stanford – 5/14/2010

JUDICIAL MISCONDUCT

Atlanta Journal Constitution: Allegations show judiciary system run amok
Bill Torpy – 5/14/2010

El Paso Times: Arditti will plead guilty, records show
Adriana M. Chávez – 5/14/2010

Bellingham Herald: Panel recommends new penalty for ex-judge Hecht
Adam Lynn – 5/15/2010

Main Justice: Judge’s Lawsuit Against Prosecutor Moves Forward
Aruna Viswanatha – 5/14/2010

MASSEY ENERGY

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Massey Energy chief to testify before Senate subcommittee
Daniel Malloy – 5/15/2010

Wall Street Journal: Massey to Declassify Board (subscription required)
5/16/2010

Politico: Maynard denies Blankenship ties cost him
ALEX ISENSTADT – 5/14/2010

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