Gavel Grab

Friday Media Summary

JUSTICE AT STAKE

Charleston Daily Mail: This campaign law stifles free speech
Sean Parnell – 4/2/2010

GOVERNMENT SURVEILLANCE

NY Times: Court Ruling on Wiretap Is a Challenge for Obama
JAMES RISEN and CHARLIE SAVAGE – 4/2/2010

Salon: The criminal NSA eavesdropping program
Glenn Greenwald – 4/1/2010

Christian Science Monitor: Bush wiretap program gets rebuke from federal judge
Michael B. Farrell – 4/1/2010

InformationWeek: Senator Calls For Privacy Hearings
Antone Gonsalves – 4/1/2010

CITIZENS UNITED/CAMPAIGN FINANCE

Huffington Post: Disclose Now!
Bill de Blasio and John C. Liu – 4/1/2010

Brennan Center for Justice: Citizens United: What Would Justice Brennan Do? (WWJBD)
Ciara Torres-Spelliscy – 3/30/2010

Huffington Post: How Voters Support Corruption
Stephen Claflin – 4/1/2010

Arizona Capital Times: Brewer signs campaign finance law
Jeremy Duda – 4/1/2010

DETAINEE LAWYERS

The Daily Advance: Hiring detainee lawyers injustice
BALFOUR G. MANCINI – 4/1/2010

PENNSYLVANIA MERIT SELECTION

Judges On Merit: Candidates for Governor Call for Merit Selection
Shira Goodman – 4/1/2010

FEDERAL NOMINATIONS

The Nation: Courting Judges
Editorial – 4/1/2010

Blog Of Legal Times: Conservatives Aim at 9th Circuit Nominee’s Questionnaire
David Ingram – 4/1/2010

PROP 8 CHALLENGE

Media Matters For America: Media blackout of Proposition 8 federal trial discussed on In The Life (w/video)
Karl Frisch – 4/1/2010

PA SUPREME COURT ELECTION/POLITICS

State of Elections: Redistricting and Judicial Elections in Pennsylvania
3/31/2010

VERMONT JUDICIAL REFORM

Vermont Public Radio: State’s Top Judge Says Justice Is Being Compromised
Bob Kinzel – 4/1/2010

WISCONSIN JUDICIAL APPOINTMENTS

Twin Cities Pioneer Press/AP: Wisconsin Supreme Court appoints new chief judge
4/1/2010

POLICE SEARCHES/COURTS

NY Times: State Court Limits Scope of Warrants for Searches
Al Baker – 4/2/2010

JUDICIAL CAMPAIGN MISCONDUCT

NY Times: Manhattan Surrogate’s Court Judge Is Acquitted
JOHN ELIGON – 4/2/2010

ARIZONA CAMPAIGN FINANCE

Arizona Capitol Times: Facing defeat, measures to gut Clean Elections system held in committee
Jim Small – 4/1/2010

IOWA MARRIAGE EQUALITY

Iowa Independent: One year later, gay marriage repeal appears to be on backburner
Jason Hancock – 4/1/2010


DELAWARE CHANCERY COURT

AlterNet: Corporate Court Acting in Secret, Citizens Locked Out
Aaron Lake Smith – 4/2/2010

TRANSGENDER RIGHTS/COURTS

Washington Post/AP: Judge: Transgender inmates have right to therapy
Ryan J. Foley – 4/1/2010

JUDICIAL MISCONDUCT

The Californian: Commission on Judicial Performance releases 2009 annual report
SUNITA VIJAYAN – 4/1/2010

Macon Telegraph: Fowler should be removed from bench, judicial panel says
AMY LEIGH WOMACK – 4/1/2010

Bergen County Record: NJ Supreme Court ethics panel accuses ex-Bergenfield municipal judge of judicial misconduct
ASHLEY KINDERGAN – 4/1/2010

BOOK REVIEW

U.S. News & World Report: Clash of the Titans: The President Vs. the Supreme Court
Robert Schlesinger – 4/1/2010

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