Gavel Grab

Tuesday Media Summary

NATIONAL SECURITY/COURTS

NY Times: Militia Charged With Plotting to Murder Officers
NICK BUNKLEY and CHARLIE SAVAGE – 3/30/2010

Detroit News: Hutaree militia planned to kill law officer, attack the funeral procession
Paul Egan and Mike Wilkinson – 3/29/2010

Main Justice: Waiting on the Trial of the Century
Joe Palazzolo – 3/29/2010

FOX News: More Guantanamo Detainees Are Returning to Terror Upon Release
Diane Macedo – 3/29/2010

Main Justice: Detainee Cases Expose Divisions on Counterterrorism Policy
Joe Palazzolo – 3/29/2010

Huffington Post: Liz Cheney, It’s Your Father’s Fault
Scott Payne – 3/29/2010

FrumForum: Unlocking Gitmo and Throwing Away the Key
Elise Cooper – 3/29/2010

CITIZENS UNITED/CAMPAIGN FINANCE

Investor’s Business Daily: Dems’ Next Target: The Supreme Court And Corporate Cash
SEAN HIGGINS – 3/29/2010

Business Insider: Post-Citizens United, Courts Begin Reshaping Campaign Funding Law
Erin Geiger Smith – 3/29/2010

FOX News: Money Has the Right to Talk
Hans von Spakovsky and Robert Gordon, Jr. – 3/29/2010

AllGov: Court Ruling Opens Doors to Unlimited Campaign Donations
Noel Brinkerhoff, David Wallechinsky – 3/29/2010

Judges On Merit: Justice Brought to You By Your Corporate Sponsors
Susan – 3/29/2010

HEALTHCARE REFORM/COURTS

Columbus Dispatch: Ohio won’t join states’ suit over health reform
James Nash – 3/30/2010

Atlanta Journal Constitution: Pro & Con: Is the health care law likely to be held constitutional?
3/29/2010

FEDERAL NOMINATIONS

San Francisco Chronicle: Majority of D.A.s in state oppose Obama nominee
Bob Egelko – 3/30/2010

WISCONSIN RECUSAL/GABLEMAN ETHICS

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Justice Crooks to stay on Gableman ethics case
Patrick Marley – 3/29/2010

PENNSYLVANIA JUVENILE COURT CORRUPTION

Wilkes Barre Citizens Voice: Former chairman of Judicial Conduct Board will testify before kids-for-cash panel
DAVE JANOSKI – 3/29/2010

SOUTH CAROLINA MERIT SELECTION

SBMBlog: Recusal, Judicial Independence, Merit Selection: Beyond the Hypothetical
3/29/2010

NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC FINANCING

Fayetteville Observer: Cleaner: We need more publicly financed elections
Editorial – 3/30/2010

MARYLAND JUDICIAL SELECTION REFORM

Baltimore Sun: Judicial election change stymied
Julie Bykowicz – 3/29/2010

REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS/COURTS

LifeNews.com: Illinois Judge Dismisses ACLU Lawsuit Against Parental Notification on Abortion
Steven Ertelt – 3/29/2010

KFSM/AP: Oklahoma House approves 3 anti-abortion bills struck down by Oklahoma court
3/29/2010

GUN CONTROL/COURTS

Washington Times: Federal judge goes after gun owners
Editorial – 3/30/2010

WISCONSIN JUDICIAL ELECTIONS

Janesville Gazette: Judges face off for seat on Court of Appeals
PEDRO OLIVEIRA JR. – 3/29/2010

NEVADA JUDICIAL QUALIFICATIONS

Las Vegas Review-Journal: Justice of the peace candidate files appeal with state high court
DOUG MCMURDO – 3/29/2010

LOUISIANA JUDICIAL ELECTIONS

New Orleans Times Picayune: Jefferson judgeship candidates get ready for the runoff
Paul Purpura – 3/29/2010

IOWA MARRIAGE EQUALITY

Radio Iowa: Group celebrates anniversary of gay marriage ruling
O. Kay Henderson – 3/29/2010

IowaPolitics.com: Supporters of same-sex marriage celebrate one-year anniversary
3/29/2010

Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier: Same-sex marriage could influence some state races, experts say
James Q. Lynch – 3/29/2010

GAY RIGHTS/COURTS

NY Times: Right of Passage
Editorial – 3/30/2010

SCOTUS/FREE SPEECH/MARRIAGE EQUALITY

USA Today: High court mulls speech rights and more
Joan Biskupic – 3/30/2010

CONNECTICUT COURT APPOINTMENTS

Hartford Courant: Appellate Court Has New Chief Judge
EDMUND H. MAHONY – 3/30/2010

CLEAR THE BENCH COLORADO

CTBC: 5 years ago today, Colorado Supreme Court throws out death penalty for convicted murder-rapist on technicality
Matt Arnold – 3/28/2010

SCOTUS/DIVERSITY

NY Magazine: Poll: Majority of Americans Would Support Gay Man or Woman on Supreme Court
3/29/2010

POLITICAL CORRUPTION/COURTS

Connecticut Law Tribune: A “Confused” Judge?
Karen Lee Torre – 3/29/2010

OBAMA CITIZENSHIP/COURTS

World Net Daily: California ‘had duty’ to examine Obama eligibility
Bob Unruh – 3/29/2010

JUSTICE O’CONNOR/MERIT SELECTION

Arizona State University: Justice O’Connor to deliver annual Pedrick Lecture
Judy Nichols – 3/29/2010

HABEAS CORPUS

BBC: The writ of habeas corpus (w/video)
3/29/2010

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