Gavel Grab

Friday Media Summary

NATIONAL SECURITY/COURTS

Huffington Post: Guantánamo Hearings: A Military Bureaucratic
Conundrum
Daphne Eviatar – 4/8/2010

Jurist/Paper Chase: Former Guantanamo detainee sues US government for torture
Matt Glenn – 4/8/2010

CITIZENS UNITED/CAMPAIGN FINANCE

HUffington Post: Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision will liberate Pro Publica, Texas Tribune, Bay Area News Project & other “dot-org” news sites from IRS rules curbing advocacy.
Peter Scheer – 4/8/2010

Progressive States Network: Options for Reining in Corporate
Election Cash in Wake of Citizens United Supreme Court Decision
4/8/2010

The Manchester Journal: Supreme Court Observer
Stephen L. Saltonstall, Esq. – 4/7/2010

KTTC/AP: Culver signs campaign finance disclosure plan
4/8/2010

IowaPolitics.com: Legislature’s response to Citizens United v. FEC now law
Andrew Duffelmeyer – 4/8/2010

GUANTANAMO BAY CLOSING

Wall Street Journal/Washington Wire: Civil-Liberties Groups Object to
Plans for ‘Gitmo North’
Evan Perez – 4/8/2010

Washington Independent: Civil Liberties Groups Oppose ObamaÂ’s Plan to Close Gitmo, Absent Serious Changes
Spencer Ackerman – 4/8/2010

American Prospect/Tapped: Civil Liberties Coaltion: Don’t Bother Closing Gitmo If You’re Just Going To Bring It Here.
Adam Serwer – 4/8/2010

FEDERAL NOMINATIONS

Miami Herald/McClatchy: GOP unhappy with judgeÂ’s nomination
ROB HOTAKAINEN – 4/9/2010

National Review Online/Bench Memos: Re: Why Goodwin LiuÂ’s Omissions Matter
Ed Whelan – 4/8/2010

Confirm Goodwin Liu: Whelan Incorrect Again: Liu Submitted Commencement Speech
Jonathan Singer – 4/8/2010

The Volokh Conspiracy: Goodwin LiuÂ’s Incomplete Questionnaire
Jonathan Adler – 4/8/2010

FireDogLake: Goodwin Liu and the Administration Failure On Judicial
Nominees
David Dayen – 4/8/2010

Fort Worth Star Telegram: Qualified nominees to the high court
deserve a hearing and a vote
Editorial – 4/8/2010

Wall Street Journal/Law Blog: When, if Ever, Will Obama Get on Track With Judges?
Ashby Jones – 4/9/2010

MERIT SELECTION

ASU News: O’Connor delivers Pedrick lecture at law school
Janie Magruder – 4/8/2010

MINNESOTA JUDICIAL SELECTION

American Courthouse: No “Merit” for Minnesota
Dan Pero – 4/8/2010

ARIZONA PUBLIC FINANCING

Arizona Capitol Times: Clean Elections survives elimination measure
again, could still head for ballot
Jim Small – 4/8/2010

FEDERAL JUDICIARY/DIVERSITY

True/Slant: Elena Kagan and the professionalized judiciary
Robert Iafolla – 4/8/2010

MASSEY ENERGY/CAMPAIGN FINANCE

ABC News: Massey CEO Don Blankenship Spent Millions to Influence
State Elections
MARK SCHONE – 4/8/2010

PRIVACY AND CIVIL LIBERTIES OVERSIGHT BOARD

Washington Post: Lawmakers, advocates push administration for
appointments to privacy board
Ellen Nakashima – 4/9/2010

IMMIGRATION/COURTS

New America Media: Immigration Courts Swamped by Backlogs
Valeria Fernández – 4/8/2010

NY Times/Opinionator: Across the Border, Over the Line
LINDA GREENHOUSE – 4/8/2010

ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS PRIVACY ACT

NY Times: Dial-Up Law in a Broadband World
Editorial – 4/9/2010

MARRIAGE EQUALITY/COURTS

Oregaon Faith Report: Protect Marriage Washington Files Supreme Court Brief to Protect Privacy of Petition Signers
Protect Marriage Washington -
4/9/2010

Blog Of Legal Times: Ted Olson: Prop 8 Challenge Could Have Global Impact
4/8/2010
Jeff Jeffrey – 4/8/2010

OneNewsNow: Judicial activism ‘at absolute worst’ in TX
Charlie Butts – 4/9/2010

PORTEOUS IMPEACHMENT

St. Louis Post-Dispatch/Political Fix: McCaskill to lead impeachment trial of Louisiana judge
Bill Lambrecht – 4/8/2010

CAPITAL PUNISHMENT

San Francisco Chronicle: Top court upholds post-trial law for inmates
Bob Egelko – 4/9/2010

CAMPAIGN MISCONDUCT/COURTS

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Grand jury may target Pa. Supreme Court justice
Bobb Kerlik – 4/9/2010

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Activist calls for Justice Melvin to resign
Tom Barnes – 4/8/2010

VIRGINIA THOMAS TEA PARTY

Center for Media And Democracy: Supreme Discomfort: Doubting the Thomases
Brendan Fischer – 4/7/2010

NET NEUTRALITY

USA Today: Opposing view on ‘Net neutrality’: Providers back Web freedom
Kyle McSlarrow – 4/9/2010

STATE COURTS/BUDGETS

Kansas City Star/Prime Buzz: Kansas Supreme Court rejects legal challenge to social service budget cuts
David Klepper – 4/8/2010

Topeka Capital Journal: Court furloughs start Friday
Ann Marie Bush – 4/8/2010

Tacoma News Tribune: ‘Access to justice is in danger’
Brad Shannon – 4/9/2010

SOTOMAYOR/DEFENDANT’S RIGHTS

Truthout: Is Sotomayor, a Tough on Crime Nominee, Becoming a Defendant’s Rights Justice?
Sam Ferguson – 4/8/2010

JUDICIAL MISCONDUCT

KOLD/AP: Commission accuses Globe judge of misconduct
4/8/2010

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