November 25, 2006
Tidbits for the Holidays
No theme, but I hope you have plenty to do to keep you busy besides reading this!
California Human Trafficking Statute Discussed. There's an interesting piece in the LA Times here analyzing why there've been no suits involving this California statute within its first year of enactment.
Impact of Dems Win on K-Street. The Washington Post has an interesting piece here on who's going to be shaping upcoming legislation, and who's not.
Energy Companies: Al Gore is Right. No, they didn't quite say that, but the energy companies are seemingly recognizing that some action on global warming is necessary, according to this report.
November 22, 2006
Georgetown Law Prof Speaks on Impact of Gitmo Case
There's an interesting article with comments by Georgetown law professor and former DOJ officlal Neal Katyal.
Federal Partial Birth Abortion Act
There's an interesting piece here about the possible future implications of any holding that this act is unconstitutional. It includes links to oral arguments, etc., in the cases.
November 20, 2006
On the Dems' Agendas
Here's an article about what the Democrats hope to address over the next two years. My favorite quote: During the last several years, "all we've had . . . has been trying to scare the bejesus out of people with the word 'terrorism' and using that as an excuse to ignore everything else," said Rep. Fortney "Pete" Stark (D-Calif.), who is in line to lead the House Ways and Means health subcommittee.
Alito & Roberts Give Speeches
This article from the Washington Post gives a good summary of talks by the two new justices. I'm curious to see what the opinions look like -- talking the talk versus walking the walk. We'll see.