Gavel Grab

Thursday Media Summary

NATIONAL SECURITY/COURTS

FOX News: Exclusive: Unknown DOJ Lawyers Identified
Mike Levine – 3/3/2010

ABC News/Political Punch: Justice Department on So-called “Al Qaeda Seven”:
We Will Not Participate in An Attempt to Drag People’s Names Through the Mud
Jake Tapper – 3/3/2010

LA Times: Additional Justice Department appointees with past detainee work identified
Richard A. Serrano – 3/4/2010

NY Times: Senator Proposes Deal on Handling of Detainees
CHARLIE SAVAGE – 3/4/2010

CITIZENS UNITED

Chicago-Kent College Of Law Faculty Blog: The Public vs. the Supreme Court: A Comment on the Citizens United Case
Prof. Steven J. Heyman – 3/3/2010

Los Angeles Daily News: Corporations are unlikely to spend big on
elections
James R. Sutton – 3/3/2010

The New American: McCain-Feingold and Free Speech
Jack Kenny – 3/4/2010

JUDICIAL SELECTION

WJZ/AP: O’Connor: Campaign Ruling A Concern In Judge Races
BRIAN WITTE – 3/3/2010

Baltimore Sun: Ex-Justice O’Conner favors end to electing judges
Annie Linskey – 3/4/2010

FEDERAL NOMINATIONS

Blog of Legal Times: Former Law Dean, Gubernatorial Candidate Picked for 10th Circuit
David Ingram – 3/3/2010

The Weekly Standard: Obama Now Selling Judgeships for Health Care Votes?
John McCormack – 3/3/2010

National Review Online/Bench Memos: Goodwin Liu’s Keeping Faith with the Constitution–Part 1
Ed Whelan – 3/3/2010

WISCONSIN RECUSAL

PointOfLaw.com: Recusal Wars in Wisconsin, Part 2
Richard Esenberg – 3/3/2010

WISCONSIN JUDICIAL REFORM

WVNS: Court Bills Meet Mixed Fate in Legislature
Walt Williams – 3/3/2010

ALABAMA JUDICIAL ELECTIONS

Mobile/AP: Alabama House committee rejects nonpartisan judicial
election bill
3/3/2010

TORTURE MEMOS

Washington Post: John Yoo: National security, executive power and the war on terrorism
3/3/2010

Personal Liberty Digest: Human Rights Activists Call For Judicial Boycott As Report Clears Bush Officials Of Misconduct
3/3/2010

MISSOURI RETENTION ELECTIONS

KY3/AP: Missouri Bar seeks public comments about Missouri judges on ballot this year
3/2/2010

PROP 8 CHALLENGE

American Spectator: The Proposition 8 Trial: Understanding the Evidence
William C. Duncan – 3/3/2010

REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS/COURTS

The Oklahoman: Top Oklahoma court rejects abortion bill
JULIE BISBEE – 3/4/2010

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE REFORM

FOX Business: The Case for Medical Malpractice Reform
Elizabeth MacDonald – 3/3/2010

Philadelphia Inquirer: Tort reform is a distraction
Anthony Tarricone – 3/4/2010

WASHINGTON D.C. GAY MARRIAGE

BBC News: Couples claim Washington’s first gay marriage licences
3/4/2010

HAL TURNER

Wall Street Journal/Law Blog: Posner, Easterbrook, Bauer, Take Stand Against Radio Shock Jock
Ashby Jones – 3/3/2010

NY Times: At Death-Threat Trial, Internet Radio Host Says F.B.I.
Encouraged Rants
A. G. SULZBERGER – 3/4/2010

JUDICIAL MISCONDUCT

New Times: Judge Ana Gardiner Hit With Formal Charges
Bob Norman – 3/3/2010

Arkansas Times: By the book
David Koon – 3/4/2010

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