Gavel Grab

Wednesday Media Summary

KAGAN COMMENTARY

AP: As Marshall clerk, Kagan was wary of conservatives
MARK SHERMAN and JESSICA GRESKO – 5/25/2010

NOMINATION/POLITICS

Washington Post: Senators will have less background on Kagan to help make Supreme Court decision
Robert Barnes – 5/26/2010

USA Today/The Oval: Kagan campaign for Supreme Court: Both sides step it up
Kathy Kiely – 5/25/2010

Boston Globe/AP: Kagan clerking notes may draw GOP fire
Mark Sherman and Jessica Gresko – 5/26/2010

Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Sen. Isakson questions Kagan on water wars, other issues
Bob Keefe – 5/25/2010

Huffington Post: WorldNetDaily’s Aaron Klein Hurls Slime At Elena Kagan
Terry Krepel – 5/25/2010

NOMINATION/DIVERSITY

San Angelo Standard-Times: More diversity needed on high court
BRIAN D. MCKNIGHT – 5/25/2010

NATIONAL SECURITY/COURTS

NY Times: Bill Puts Scrutiny on Detainees’ Lawyers
CHARLIE SAVAGE – 5/26/2010

LA Times: Bagram: a legal black hole?
Editorial – 5/26/2010

AP: US prison in Afghanistan to hold first trial
HEIDI VOGT – 5/26/2010

New Yorker/Close Read: Gifts for Guantánamo
Amy Davidson – 5/25/2010

CITIZENS UNITED/CAMPAIGN FINANCE

The Hill: Chamber: Citizens United ‘Fix’ gives unions upper hand
Kevin Bogardus – 5/25/2010

Durango Herald: Gov. Ritter approves campaign-disclosure bill
Joe Hanel – 5/25/2010

SCOTUSBlog: Election subsidy challenged
Lyle Denniston – 5/25/2010

MISSOURI PLAN CHALLENGE

The Missourian: GUEST COMMENTARY: Justice for the people should not be for sale
James Harris – 5/26/2010

WISCONSIN JUDICIAL SELECTION

Wisconsin State Journal: Stevens offers stark example
Editorial – 5/25/2010

NEVADA JUDICIAL SELECTION

Nevada News & Views: CANDID CANDIDATE: An e-Interview with Pat Hickey
Nancy Dallas – 5/25/2010

ALABAMA SUPREME COURT ELECTIONS

Birmingham News: Justice Michael Bolin has earned a return trip to the Alabama Supreme Court, but Justice Tom Parker has earned a ticket home
Editorial – 5/25/2010

TENNESSEE JUDICIAL ELECTIONS

Memphis Daily News: New Vacancies Add to Judicial Races on Ballot
BILL DRIES – 5/26/2010

NORTH DAKOTA JUDICIAL ELECTIONS

The Dickinson Press: 5 area towns have contested judge races June 8
Ashley Martin – 5/26/2010

IDAHO SUPREME COURT ELECTION

Boston Herald/AP: Voters keep Burdick on Idaho Supreme Court bench
5/26/2010

GABLEMAN/CAMPAIGN ETHICS

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel/All Politics Blog: Court won’t allow group’s filing in Gableman case
Patrick Marley – 5/25/2010

FEDERAL NOMINATIONS

Madison Capital Times: Plain Talk: Playing games with our judges
Dave Zweifel – 5/26/2010

Human Events: Obama’s ‘Empathy for Sexual Sadists’ Judge
Wendy Wright – 5/26/2010

EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION/COURTS

AP: Chicago waits for next step in firefighter case
DEANNA BELLANDI – 5/24/2010

CAPITAL PUNISHMENT

Time: In Death-Penalty Cases, Innocence Has to Matter
Adam Cohen – 5/25/2010

HEALTHCARE REFORM/COURTS

Jurist/Paper Chase: Obama administration seeks dismissal of Virginia health care suit
Dwyer Arce – 5/23/2010

Roanoke Times: Government challenges state’s health care stance
Michael Sluss – 5/25/2010

The Atlantic: What Would Happen if the Supreme Court Struck Down Health Care Reform?
Megan McArdle – 5/24/2010

PROP 8 CHALLENGE

San Jose Mercury News/AP: Prop 8 judge mulls cameras for closing arguments

The Advocate: Broadcast of Prop. 8 Closing Arguments Unclear
5/25/2010

Boston Globe/Metro Desk: Mass. AG to battle Defense of Marriage Act in federal court today
5/26/2010

MARRIAGE EQUALITY

WGME/AP: Judge rules in Maine gay marriage case
5/25/2010

Portland Press Herald: Judge: ID donors to Maine’s same-sex law repeal
5/26/2010

Maine PubliC Broadcasting Network: Judge: Gay Marriage Repeal Funders Should Turn over Donor Information
5/25/2010

Salon/Broadsheet: The battle for gay marriage — in the classroom
Katherine Franke and Katherine Biers – 5/26/2010

DON’T ASK DON’T TELL REPEAL

Jursit/Paper Chase: White House backs amendment to ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’ repeal legislation
Dwyer Arce – 5/25/2010

CNN: What a bill to end military’s ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy would do
5/25/2010

Washington Post/The Plum Line: Murphy: We have votes to repeal DADT
Greg Sargent – 5/25/2010

The Moderate Voice: Deal To Repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Presages Success
JASON ARVAK – 5/25/2010

IMMIGRATION

Arizona Republic: Brewer hires attorney to battle immigration lawsuits
Alia Beard Rau and Ginger Rough – 5/25/2010

LA Times: Obama Sends Guard To The Border
Ken Dilanian – 5/25/2010

Arizona Republic: Reaction to Obama’s decision to send National Guard to border
5/25/2010

USA Today: Police coalition challenges Arizona law
Kevin Johnson – 5/25/2010

CNN: Attorney general, police chiefs to meet about Arizona immigration law
5/26/2010

CNN: Rhode Island House speaker kills immigration bill
Thom Patterson – 5/25/2010

NPR: Citizenship-By-Birth Faces Challenges
Alan Greenblatt – 5/25/2010

NY Times/Economix: Immigration Case Backlog Is Still Growing
CATHERINE RAMPELL – 5/25/2010

FOX News: DOJ Lawyers Draft Challenge to AZ Law
Mike Levine – 5/25/2010

Seattle Times: A moral stand against an unjust and broken U.S. immigration system
Larry Gossett, Josefina Beecher and Pramila Jayapal – 5/25/2010

Worcester News Telegram: Federalism at stake
5/25/2010

Arkansas News: Siding with Mexico over Arizona
J.C. Watts – 5/25/2010

FOX News: Obama’s Dangerous Immigration Endgame
Ken Klukowski – 5/25/2010

LA Times: Two crises: Where’s Obama?
Tim Rutten – 5/26/2010

REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS

The Oklahoman: Oklahoma Legislature overrides third abortion veto
Julie Bisbee – 5/25/2010

Tulsa World: Oklahoma Senate overrides abortion info veto
BARBARA HOBEROCK – 5/25/2010

NEW JERSEY SENATE RECALL/COURTS

Newark Star-Ledger: N.J. Supreme Court hears tea party’s petition to recall N.J. Sen. Menendez
Peggy Ackermann – 5/25/2010

Seattle Post Intelligencer/AP: NJ high court hears arguments on recalling senator
GEOFF MULVIHILL – 5/25/2010

FREE SPEECH/OBSCENTIY

AVN News: Will Ira Isaacs Be Justice Stevens’ Last Case?
Mark Kernes – 5/24/2010

OIL SPILL/COURTS

CNN: Department of Justice mum on criminal investigation of oil spill
Paul Courson – 5/25/2010

NPR/All Things Considered: Senate Looks Into Oil Company Liability Cap (audio)
Yuki Noguchi – 5/25/2010

Huffington Post: Gulf Oil Spill: Frustration Mounts As Congress Can’t Even Get BP’s Liability Cap Raised
Sam Stein – 5/25/2010

CNN Money: Cap on oil spill damages under fire
Steve Hargreaves – 5/25/2010

PROSECUTORIAL MISCONDUCT

NY Times: Murder Conviction Voided Over Prosecutors’ Conduct
A. G. SULZBERGER – 5/25/2010

STATE COURTS/BUDGETS

Moultrie Observer: Court fees increase
Alan Mauldin – 5/25/2010

FEDERAL JUDGE OBITUARY

Miami Herald/AP: Retired federal judge dies after heart surgery
5/25/2010

F.C.C./MEDIA OWNERSHIP

NY Times: F.C.C. Begins Review of Regulations on Media Ownership
EDWARD WYATT – 5/25/2010

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