Archive for October, 2005

Wiped off the Map

By Callimachus | Related entries in In The News, The War On Terrorism, The World

I was wondering about the apparent surprise in European and U.N. high offices over the Iranian president’s recent casual statement that Israel ought to be wiped off the map — didn’t they realize Iran has been saying that for years. Apparently, they did, but, also apparently, they really thought Iran had changed. As translated by […]

October 31st, 2005 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Alito’s Italian Roots

By Callimachus | Related entries in In The News, Supreme Court

Conservatism: It’s an ethnic thing? Todd Zywicki speculates. I think that the demographic fact of the make-up of the conservative Justices (Thomas, Scalia, and Alito) is a remarkable statement on the nature of modern conservatism (I’m frankly not sure where Roberts fits in this). I don’t know Alito, but I feel like my background growing […]

October 31st, 2005 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Alito Perspective

By Callimachus | Related entries in In The News, Law, Supreme Court

When I was local news editor at a small daily newspaper west of Philadelphia, we had a regular flow of court cases of local interest in Philadelphia federal courts, but insufficient resources to cover them all. So I convinced the paper to hire a young guy in the city who was making a living by […]

October 31st, 2005 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Scaliawag

By Callimachus | Related entries in Law, Supreme Court

Antonin Scalia, meanwhile, in this book review, seems to be informing us that that old sturdy structure, the “Common law,” is being dismantled by a sort of judicial post-modernism: But in a democracy, it is not the function of law to establish any more social policy than what is fairly expressed by legislation, enacted through […]

October 31st, 2005 | Permalink| No Comments »

Alito and Originalism

By Callimachus | Related entries in History, Ideas, In The News, Law, Supreme Court

Andis Kaulins at Lawpundit parses some of the legal wrangling over Supreme Court nominees. The post is keyed to Miers, but most of it is as relevant to Alito as to the previous nominee. Some of the bases Kaulins touches that are important to me include: Supreme Court justices primarily are in the business of […]

October 31st, 2005 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

Alito Profiling & Presumptions

By Denise Best | Related entries in In The News, Supreme Court

As the nomination process unfolds, Samuel Alito’s profile and rulings will now be put under a microscope. The two Alito rulings that will no doubt receive the most attention are ACLU v. Schundler and Planned Parenthood v. Casey. Alito wrote the majority opinion [1] in ACLU v. Schundler, 168 F.3d 92 (3d Cir. 1999), holding […]

October 31st, 2005 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

Samuel Alito Troubles Me

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Social Programs, Supreme Court

Knee jerk reaction coming up, but I think it’s significant to start talking about this right away. As I go over Alito’s record, there’s one case in particular that really doesn’t sit well with me this morning. I’m sure most of you could guess what that is, but it’s Planned Parenthood v. Casey. From SCOTUSblog: […]

October 31st, 2005 | Permalink| 36 Comments »

How Do You Spell Filibuster? Alito

By Denise Best | Related entries in In The News, Supreme Court

Well, it’s official, Samuel Alito’s the newest victim, excuse me, nominee. Looks like a showdown is looming. Based upon comments from over the weekend, it appears that Sen. Harry Reid won’t be in the running for membership in the Alito fan club, but will instead be one of many vocal opponents of Alito during the […]

October 31st, 2005 | Permalink| 13 Comments »

Flux

By Cicero | Related entries in Ideas, Technology

We have to do more than turn to our nation’s elite to manage a world in flux.

October 31st, 2005 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

Leaks, Libby, & Moving On

By Denise Best | Related entries in In The News, Media, The Plame Game

Is this the beginning or the ending of the story ? Based upon the media response since Fitzgerald’s findings were made public, there’s disappointment in the air that Rove has apparently escaped (relatively) unscathed, although perhaps a bit angrier, and an indictment relating to the Iraqi war has been avoided. The result seems to be […]

October 30th, 2005 | Permalink| 5 Comments »