Gavel Grab

Monday Media Summary

JUSTICE AT STAKE:

National Law Journal: Big Money Already Flowing Into Judicial Elections
Eliza Newlin Carney – 4/12/2010

Jackson Clarion-Ledger: Judicial elections should be reformed
David Hampton – 4/11/2010

NATIONAL SECURITY/COURTS

Washington Post: Federal judge orders release of Guantanamo Bay
detainee
Peter Finn – 4/10/2010

ACLU: Guantánamo Prisoner Successfully Challenges Unlawful Detention
Press Release – 4/9/2010

Times Online: George W. Bush ‘knew Guantánamo prisoners were innocent’
Tim Reid – 4/9/2010

RT: Official says Guantanamo detainees were held without cause
4/10/2010

Jurist/Paper Chase: Guantanamo habeas rulings made public
Dwyer Arce – 4/11/2010

Andy Worthington: Guantánamo and Habeas Corpus: The Torture Victim and the Taliban Recruit
4/10/2010

Philadelphia Inquirer: The Point: U.S. must not blow a huge opportunity
Mark Bowden – 4/11/2010

The Guardian: The ‘Obama doctrine’: kill, don’t detain
Asim Qureshi – 4/11/2010

Government Accountability Project: GAP Opposes Bringing Unjust Guantanamo Bay Practices to Illinois Prison
Kathleen McClellan – 4/9/2010

CITIZENS UNITED/CAMPAIGN FINANCE

NY Times: Big MoneyÂ’s Alarming Political Edge
Editorial – 4/11/2010

National Law Journal/Under The Influence: Schumer-Van Hollen Bill Not Likely Before Midterms
Ashlie Rodriguez – 4/9/2010

Huffington Post: Corporate Special Interests for Controls on Campaign Spending?
James Love – 4/10/2010

MLive.com: Veil of secrecy hides campaign spending in Michigan
Peter Luke – 4/11/2010

Flagstaff Daily Sun: Clean Elections funding: First Amendment rights in jeopardy
NICK DRANIAS – 4/11/2010

KGUN/AP: Ariz. lawmakers say campaign funding fight over
4/9/2010

Honolulu Advertiser: Special Event: Corporate Money in Politics
Nikki Love – 4/11/2010

The Cape Codder: Meeting on Supreme Court ruling April 15
4/12/2010

HEALTHCARE REFORM/COURTS

BusinessWeek/AP: US House candidate sues over health care reform
TIM TALLEY – 4/9/2010

MINNESOTA JUDICIAL SELECTION REFORM

Politics In Minnesota: Mullery blocking judicial elections overhaul
Paul Demko – 4/9/2010

PENNSYLVANIA JUDICIAL ELECTIONS

Delaware County Daily Times: Buying of Pa. judicial elections troubling
Editorial – 4/12/2010

ILLINOIS SUPREME COURT ELECTIONS

State Journal Register: State must weigh changes to stem retention rebellion
Mike Lawrence – 4/11/2010

IMMIGRATION REFORM

NY Times: From Senate Majority Leader, a Promise to Take Up Immigration Overhaul
JULIA PRESTON – 4/11/2010

Chicago Tribune: Area businesses join push for immigration reform
Antonio Olivo – 4/9/2010

U.S. Catholic: Immigration reform this year?
Father Tom Joyce CMF – 4/9/2010

FEDERAL NOMINATIONS

San Francisco Chronicle: Will Goodwin Liu sink the left-leaning Ninth Circuit?
Debra J. Saunders – 4/11/2010

Atlantic Journal Constitution/The Barr Code: NomineeÂ’s death penalty views being distorted
Bob Barr – 4/12/2010

PRIVACY AND CIVIL LIBERTIES OVERSIGHT BOARD

Washington Post: The White House lets idle an important civil liberties panel
Editorial – 4/12/2010

SOUTH CAROLINA MERIT SELECTION

Charleston Post And Courier: S.C. high court decision sad judicial-reform lesson
BARBARA S. WILLIAMS – 4/11/2010

VIRGINIA SUPREME COURT APPOINTMENTS

Richmond Times-Dispatch: Mims sworn in as Supreme Court justice
JEFF E. SCHAPIRO – 4/10/2010

COLORADO JUDICIAL ELECTIONS

Law Week Colorado: Three Denver Judge Candidates, Three Diverse Legal Backgrounds
4/9/2010

NJ SUPREME COURT APPOINTMENTS

Newark Star-Ledger: Gov. Christie could replace N.J. Supreme Court justice seeking renomination, officials say
Claire Heininger and Josh Margolin – 4/11/2010

WASHINGTON STATE COURTS/BUDGETS

The Olympian: ‘Access to justice is in danger’
Brad Shannon – 4/9/2010

JUDICIAL INDEPENDENCE

Tulsa World: The ‘Incursion’
Julie DelCour – 4/11/2010

MASSEY ENERGY

BusinessWeek/Bloomberg: MasseyÂ’s Blankenship Fought Regulators, Town, Maid as Coal CEO
Margaret Cronin Fisk, Brian K. Sullivan and Karen Freifeld – 4/10/2010

Raleigh News & Observer: Mine exec’s 16 tons of influence
STEVE FORD – 4/11/2010

CONNECTICUT COURT REFORM

Hartford Courant: Alter Habeas System
Editorial – 4/11/2010

MARRIAGE EQUALITY

Advocate: Iowa GOP Gubernatorial Candidates Want Gay Marriage Reversed
Julie Bolcer – 4/9/2010

O’CONNOR/JUDICIAL DIVERSITY

NY Times: OÂ’Connor on the Court
CHARLES M. BLOW – 4/10/2010

POLITICAL CORRUPTION/COURTS

AP: Judge says he may unveil key Blagojevich document
Mike Robinson – 4/9/2010

JUSTICE MOYER TRIBUTE

Columbus Dispatch: An imprint on law
Joe Hallett and James Nash – 4/10/2010

Columbus Dispatch: Moyer’s integrity made it easy to consider him a friend
Joe Hallett – 4/11/2010

Dayton Daily News: Commentary: Moyer heeded RhodesÂ’ lessons as chief justice
William Hershey – 4/10/2010

Columbus Dispatch: A fitting honor
4/11/2010

THREATS AGAINST JUDGES

McKinney Courier-Gazette: Colorado man indicted for threatening federal judge
Danny Gallagher – 4/12/2010

CLEAR THE BENCH COLORADO

CTBC: Lawmakers continue to exploit Colorado Supreme Court ruling to raise taxes without a vote of the people
Matt Arnold – 4/9/2010

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