Gavel Grab

Friday Media Summary

STEVENS LEGACY

Philadelphia Bulletin: Justice Stephens Leaves Behind Legacy Of Judicial Activism
Gregory Sullivan – 4/15/2010

Houston Chronicle/Houston Belief: Faith leaders weigh in on Stevens’ legacy
Adelle Banks – 4/15/2010

Oakland Tribune: Justice John Paul Stevens did nation great disservice
Thomas Sowell – 4/16/2010

NOMINATION REPORTING

KLIV: Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren could be in the running for Supreme Court Justice
4/15/2010

NOMINATION COMMENTARY

The Economist: The next Supreme Court justice
4/15/2010

Washington Post/Post Partisan: Should Obama nominate a politician for the Supreme Court?
Charles Lane – 4/15/2010

Washington Times: To pick a justice
James D. Zirin – 4/16/2010

Slate: What Are Liberal Law Students So Sad About?
Dahlia Lithwick – 4/15/2010

National Review Online/Bench Memos: Elena Kagan and Citizens United
Ed Whelan – 4/15/2010

WorldNetDaily: We need a proud liberal on Supreme Court
Bill Press – 4/16/2010

Madison Capital Times: Look for high court to move right
Ann Woolner – 4/16/2010

The Hill/Blog Briefing Room:
GOP senator: Obama SCOTUS nominee won’t shift balance of Court
Jordan Fabian – 4/14/2010

Intellecutal Conservative: Is the Supreme Court’s Conservative Majority Imperiled?
Ron Lipsman – 4/16/2010

American Principles Project: Supreme Court Nominee Review
William Saunders – 4/15/2010

NOMINATION/POLITICS

Human Events: The GOP ShouldnÂ’t Surrender on SCOTUS Fight
Gary Bauer – 4/16/2010

NOMINATION/DIVERSITY

Washington Post: White House complains about CBS News blog post saying that possible Supreme Court nominee is gay
Howard Kurtz – 4/16/2010

Miami Herald/MClatchy: Supreme imbalance: Court leans heavy on Harvard and Yale
Margaret Talev – 4/15/2010

Northwest Asian Weekly: The next Supreme Court justice an Asian American? Unlikely
Editorial – 4/15/2010

Raw Story/AFP: Michelle Obama backs diversity on Supreme Court
4/15/2010

The Daily Princetonian: Rethinking diversity on the Supreme Court
Brendan Carroll – 4/16/2010

NATIONAL SECURITY/COURTS

Washington Post: Holder prefers keeping option of civilian courts for terrorism suspects
Spencer S. Hsu – 4/16/2010

Wall Street Journal: Holder Defends Using Military, Civilian Courts to Try Terror Suspects (subscription required)
Evan Perez – 4/15/2010

Washington Independent: Holder: We Must Use ‘Both Our Civilian Courts and Our Military Commissions to Defeat Our Enemies’
Spencer Ackerman – 4/15/2010

Huffington Post: Holder Picks Wrong Crowd For Defense Of Military Commissions
Dan Froomkin – 4/15/2010

RT: KSM + military tribunal = 9/11 cover-up?
Robert Bridge – 4/15/2010

Jurist/Paper Chase: Bagram detainees allege torture at secret US prison in Afghanistan: BBC
Andrea Bottorff – 4/15/2010

LA Times: New rules on terror custody being drafted
David S. Cloud and Julian E. Barnes – 4/15/2010

PBS NewsHour Extra: Obama Administration Defends Anti-Terror Strategy (w/video)
4/15/2010

CNN: Experts: Angry rhetoric protected, but can be disturbing
Eliott C. McLaughlin – 4/16/2010

CITIZENS UNITED/CAMPAIGN FINANCE

Business Ethics: Citizens United and Political Contributions: The Story So Far
James Hyatt – 4/15/2010

Foster’s Daily Journal: Election reform hearings slated
4/15/2010

FEDERAL NOMINATIONS

AP: Liberal court pick ready for Senate GOP grilling
LARRY MARGASAK – 4/16/2010

NPR/Morning Editiion: Senate Battle Looms Over Appeals Court Nominee Liu (w/audio)
Nina Totenberg – 4/16/2010

Atlanta Journal Constitution/Washington Insider: Some SCOTUS Warmup
Jamie Dupree – 4/16/2010

Wall Street Journal: Appeals-Court Nominee Liu Faces New Criticism From Senator (subscription required)
4/15/2010

San Francisco Chronicle: Feinstein defends Obama court pick against GOP
Bob Egelko – 4/16/2010

Blog Of Legal Times: GOP Presses 9th Circuit Nominee Goodwin Liu on Disclosure
David Ingram – 4/15/2010

Media Matters For America: Myths and falsehoods surrounding the judicial nomination of Goodwin Liu
4/15/2010

Denver Post: Senate panel approves nomination of Denver lawyer to federal post
Felisa Cardona – 4/16/2010

HEALTHCARE REFORM/COURTS

AP: Breyer: Health overhaul could come before court
Mark Sherman – 4/15/2010

Lansing State Journal: Rose: Health-care lawsuit has no legal foundation
4/16/2010

ESTABLISHMENT CLAUSE/COURTS

CNN: Federal judge strikes down National Day of Prayer statute
Dan Gilgoff – 4/15/2010

Washington Times: Wisc. court: National Prayer Day unconstitutional
Ben Conery – 4/15/2010

Yahoo! News/AP: Federal judge rules Day of Prayer unconstitutional
Todd Richmond – 4/15/2010

Gawker: Judge Declares National Day of Prayer Unconstitutional
Alex Pareene – 4/15/2010

NORTH CAROLINA JUDICIAL SELECTION REFORM

Charlotte Observer: Voters in the dark when electing judges
4/15/2010

MISSOURI PLAN CHALLENGE

St. Louis Post-Dispatch/Politicial Fix: Election battle over judges grows testy — restraining order sought
By Tony Messenger – 4/15/2010

Kansas City Star/Prime Buzz: Judge grants restraining order aimed at court group
Steve Kraske – 4/15/2010

American Courthouse: “Murky” Mutterings in Missouri
Dan Pero – 4/15/2010

OHIO SUPREME COURT APPOINTMENT

Legal Newsline: Ohio chief justice pick draws criticism
Chris Rizo – 4/15/2010

MINNESOTA SUPREME COURT APPOINTMENTS

Minnesota Supreme Court Criminal Blog: A Tale of Two Supreme Court Vacancies
Carol Weissenborn – 4/15/2010

GABLEMAN/CAMPAIGN ETHICS

Wigderson Library & Pub: Voters choice of Gableman must be respected
James Wigderson – 4/15/2010

GOVERNMENT SURVEILLANCE/COURTS

NY Times: Spying, Civil Liberties and the Courts
Editorial – 4/16/2010

MASSEY ENERGY

Letter to Holder Calling for Blankenship Investigation
Rebecca Abrahams – 4/15/2010

SCOTUS/MEDIA ACCESS

Washington Post/Post Partisan: Public is zero for seven at the Supreme Court
Ruth Marcus – 4/15/2010

REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS/COURTS

Atlanta Journal Constitution/Political Insider: A brewing fight over an anti-abortion bill aimed at the U.S. Supreme Court
Jim Galloway – 4/15/2010

STATE COURTS/BUDGETS

BusinessWeek/AP: NH chief justice protests $4M in budget cuts
LYNNE TUOHY – 4/15/2010

Rock Hill Herald: Legislators raising court fees to pay judiciary needs
Tim Smith – 4/16/2010

IMMIGRATION REFORM

The Hill: Desire to tackle immigration reform splits Reid from centrist Democrats
Alexander Bolton – 4/14/2010

CAPITAL PUNISHMENT

Atlanta Journal Constitution/Gold Dome Live:
Gold Dome Live
Senate panel removes review from death-penalty statute
Ernie Suggs – 4/15/2010

POLITICAL CORRUPTION/COURTS

Jurist/Paper Chase: Federal judge orders Blagojevich prosecutors to disclose evidence
Matt Glenn – 4/15/2010

JUDICIAL ACTIVISM/JUDICIAL RESTRAINT

The Moderate Voice: The “Judicial Activism Game”
Jason Arvak – 4/15/2010

HABEAS CORPUS/BOOK REVIEW

The Economist: The decline of the Great Writ
4/15/2010

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