Gavel Grab

Monday Media Summary

JUSTICE AT STAKE

Media Advisory: Kessler, Reform Groups to Unveil Poll on Public Financing
3/5/2010

PhillyBurbs.com/AP: W.Va. getting attention for election funding bill
LAWRENCE MESSINA – 3/8/2010

CITIZENS UNITED/CAMPAIGN FINANCE

LA Times: Campaign finance legislation faces tricky issue of foreign corporations
Clement Tan – 3/7/2010

Washington Post: A bipartisan push to clean up the Supreme Court’s mess
E.J. Dionne Jr. – 3//8/2010

Metropolitan News-Enterprise: Lawmakers Seek to Overturn Campaign Finance Ruling
KENNETH OFGANG – 3/5/2010

Arizona Capital Times: States rush to catch up with campaign finance ruling
Jeremy Duda – 3/5/2010

Huffington Post: What’s Worse Than Corporations Influencing Elections? Corporations Banned From Speaking on Elections
Bert Gall – 3/5/2010

The Hill:
Trade group hires Dem lawyer to lobby on campaign finance
Kevin Bogardus – 3/7/2010

SCOTUSBlog: Imprecise language and Citizens United polling
Matt Sundquist – 3/5/2010

The Foundry: New Poll, New Result: Americans Support the First Amendment After All
Andrew Odell – 3/5/2010

City Journal: In Defense of Political Anonymity
Bradley Smith – 3/5/2010

NATIONAL SECURITY/COURTS

SCOTUSBlog: New plea for Uighurs
Lyle Denniston – 3/5/2010

Washington Post: Obama advisers set to recommend military tribunals for alleged 9/11 plotters
Anne E. Kornblut and Peter Finn – 3/5/2010

White House revives military commission option for 9/11 trials: reports
Jonathan Cohen – 3/5/2010

Wall Street Journal: Obama Leans Toward Switch to Military Trials on 9/11
JONATHAN WEISMAN and EVAN PEREZ – 3/6/2010

FOX News: Obama’s Decision on Location of 9/11 Terror Trials Part of Larger Puzzle
Catherine Herridge and Major Garrett – 3/5/2010

Jurist/Paper Chase: Lawmakers introduce bill requiring military interrogation of suspected terrorists
Dwyer Arce – 3/6/2010

FOX News: ACLU Likens Obama to Bush in Ad Slamming Possible Reversal on KSM Trial
Caroline Shively – 3/7/2010

Washington Post: A shameful attack on the U.S. legal system
Walter Dellinger – 3/5/2010

Christian Science Monitor: Will return to military tribunals prompt Guantanamo closing?
Peter Grier – 3/5/2010

TORTURE LAWSUITS

Jurist/Paper Chase: Federal judge allows Rumsfeld torture suit to proceed
Zach Zagger – 3//7/2010

MISSOURI PLAN CHALLENGE

St. Louis Post Dispatch/The Platform: Missourians who want independent judges must be on guard
Editorial – 3/7/2010

MERIT SELECTION

JudgesOnMerit: Why Perception Matters
David Caroline – 3/5/2010

Akron Beacon Journal: Reforms needed on Ohio Supreme Court
Dennis J. Willard – 3/6/2010

MINNESOTA JUDICIAL ELECTION REFORM

Minneapolis Star-Tribune: In judicial reform, a vote for retention
Editorial – 3/6/2010

Minneapolis Star-Tribune: Mitch Pearlstein and Dane Smith: Instead of judicial races, retention elections
MITCH PEARLSTEIN and DANE SMITH – 3/6/2010

WEST VIRGINIA CORT REFORM

Charleston Gazette: Failure of appeals bill dismays chamber
Paul J. Nyden – 3/6/2010

CAPITAL PUNISHMENT

Washington Post/AP: Texas judge draws fire for ruling death penalty is unconstitutional
3/6/2010

Abilene Reporter News: Death ruling stuns courts
Sarah Kleiner Varble – 3/5/2010

Wall Street Journal/Law Blog: Tatted Up Texas Judge Declares Death Penalty Unconstitutional
Ashby Jones – 3/5/2010

TEXAS SUPREME COURT ELECTION

Texas Tribune: Mr. Justice Green?
Morgan Smith – 3/8/2010

IMMIGRATION/COURTS

Northwestern University Law Review: Crossing Over: Why Attorneys (and Judges) Should Not be Able to Cross-Examine Witnesses Regarding Their Immigration Statuses for Impeachment Purposes
Colin Miller – 3/8/2010

JUDICIAL PAY

NY Times: Justice for Judges
Editorial – 3/6/2010

CRIMINAL PROCEDURE/JURIES

Detroit Free Press/AP: No oath — no conviction, Michigan appeals court says
Associated Press

PROP 8 CHALLENGE

KPCC/AP: Court: California gay groups must share Prop 8 memos
3/5/2010

STATE COURTS/BUDGETS

San Diego Union Tribune/Minute Orders: War of words grows among state judges
Greg Moran – 3/5/2010

Panama City News Herald: State Supreme Court asks for more judges, judicial employees
S. BRADY CALHOUN – 3/6/2010

JUSTICE ROBERTS RETIREMENT RUMOR

LA Times/D.C. Now: How a law class exercise triggered a media flurry about Chief Justice John Roberts
3/5/2010

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