Gavel Grab

Monday Media Summary

JUSTICE AT STAKE

Charleston Gazette/AP: Election legislation could attract lawsuits
Lawrence Messina – 3/28/2010

CAMPAIGN FINANCE/COURTS

Washington Post: Court strikes down campaign contribution limits
James Vicini – 3/26/2010

NY Times: Courts Take On Campaign Finance Decision
ADAM LIPTAK – 3/27/2010

Washington Post: Ruling allows contributions to activist groups for campaigns
Dan Eggen – 3/27/2010

Wall Street Journal: Free Speech, the Sequel
3/27/2010

SCOTUSBlog: Widening impact of Citizens United
Lyle Denniston – 3/26/2010

SCOTUS Blog: “Soft money” donation ban upheld
Lyle Denniston – 3/26/2010

Blog of Legal Times: Citing Precedent, Panel Upholds Soft-Money Ban
David Ingram – 3/26/2010

Reason: ‘The First Amendment Cannot Be Encroached Upon for Naught’
Jacob Sullum – 3/26/2010

Cato @ Liberty: Citizens United Goes to Work
Roger Pilon & John Samples – 3/26/2010

Houston Chronicle: The first trickle
Editorial – 3/27/2010

Bloomberg: Chicago Taxi Driver Accused of Providing Support to Al-Qaeda
Andrew Harris – 3/27/2010

BusinessWeek/Bloomberg: Released Guantanamo Inmate Probably With Taliban, Official Says
Jeff Bliss – 3/26/2010

Washington Post: Even terrorists deserve due process
David Cynamon – 3/27/2010

The Hill: Justice Department gives Republicans requested info on terrorism convictions
Susan Crabtree – 03/26/2010

Main Justice: Sessions Responds To DOJ Terrorist Conviction Count
Press Release – 3/26/2010

Christian Science Monitor: Defending due process for Guantánamo detainees
Jina Moore – 3/27/2010

The Hill: White House presses forward on talks to shut down Guantanamo
Susan Crabtree – 3/28/2010

HEALTHCARE REFORM/COURTS

MLive.com/AP: Four governors send letter opposing AG health care lawsuit
3/26/2010

LA Times: States fighting healthcare law don’t have precedent on their side
David G. Savage – 3/27/2010

NY Times: The Legal Assault on Health Reforms
Editorial – 3/29/2010

Wall Street Journal: New Law Deals Setback to Malpractice Foes
Ashby Jones – 3/27/2010

SOUTH CAROLINA MERIT SELECTION

Charleston Post And Courier: High court’s unhappy decision
Editorial – 3/28/2010

FEDERAL NOMINATIONS

LA Times: Obama nominates Arizona judge to 9th Circuit Appeals Court
Carol J. Williams – 3/27/2010

Las Vegas News/AP: Obama nominates Arizona judge for 9th Circuit vacancy
3/26/2010

NY Times: An Exceptional Nominee
Editorial – 3/28/2010

Human Events: Senate Should Reject Radical Goodwin Liu for Seat on 9th Circuit
3/29/2010

NY Times: Obama Bypasses Senate Process, Filling 15 Posts
SHERYL GAY STOLBERG – 3/28/2010

NY Times: Democrats Defend Appointments
JOSEPH BERGER – 3/29/2010

Roll Call: Tobias: Obama, Senate Need to Move Fast on Vacancies
Carl Tobias – 3/29/2010

FOX News: Republicans Dispute Charges of Stalling on Judicial Nominees
Judson Berger – 3/27/2010


WISCONSIN RECUSAL/GABLEMAN ETHICS

Racine Journal Times: Gableman’s bad judgement continues
Editorial – 3/28/2010

HOLDER DISCLOSURE

AP: Holder apologizes to Kyl, Sessions on disclosure
3/27/2010

Main Justice: Holder Apologizes for Missing Briefs
Ryan J. Reilly – 3/26/2010

MISSOURI PLAN CHALLENGE

Twin Cities Daily Planet: Color me surprised – bending the rules for judicial election reform
Lawrence Schumacher – 3/26/2010

InjuryBoard.com: Should Justice Be For Sale In Missouri?
Brett Emison – 3/26/2010


REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS/COURTS

Las Vegas Sun: ACLU files brief to keep abortion initiative off ballot
Cy Ryan – 3/26/2010

Las Vegas Legal News: High Court set to hear Personhood Nevada appeal; initiative would effectively outlaw all abortions
DOUG McMURDO – 3/26/2010

NewsOK: Anti-abortion bills may be challenged
Michael McNutt – 3/28/2010

GUN CONTROL/COURTS

NY Times: After a Supreme Court Loss, Washington‚s Gun Laws Pass Muster
John Schwwartz – 3/27/2010

AP: Judge upholds DC’s post-Supreme Court gun laws
SARAH KARUSH – 3/27/2010

JUDICIAL CAMPAIGN ADVERTISING

New Orleans Times-Picayune: Complaint against 24th Judicial District Court candidate Ray Steib dismissed
Paul Purpura – 3/26/2010

IMMIGRATION

Washington Independent: The Week in Immigration News
Julissa Trevi̱o Р3/26/2010

Fort Worth Star-Telegram: The wasted cost of appealing an immigration ruling
Editorial – 3/26/2010

ACCESS TO COURTS

National Law Journal: States shouldn’t shirk responsibility to indigent defendants
Erik Luna – 3/29/2010

MARRIAGE EQUALITY/COURTS

Boston Herald/AP: Pa. judge refuses to grant same-sex divorce after Mass. marriage
3/26/2010

JUDICIAL FAIRNESS SURVEY

Illinois Review:Illinois home to two worst jurisdictions in legal fairness
Travis Akin – 3/26/2010

JUDICIAL MISCONDUCT

Manchester Union Leader: Judge’s public reprimand kept a secret
NANCY WEST – 3/28/2010

OBITUARY

Tacoma News Tribune: Passing: Burgess was second black federal judge in region
Adam Lynn – 3/27/2010

Seattle Post Intelligencer/AP: Burgess remembered as great judge, Gonzaga star
3/28/2010

LA Times: Franklin Burgess dies at 75; Gonzaga basketball star became federal judge
3/28/2010

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