Saturday briefs

[JURIST] In his weekly radio address Saturday, President Bush called on Senate Democrats to "stop playing politics, and permit a vote on Miguel Estrada's nomination." Hear the address here [recorded audio]. Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Democrat Senator Patrick Leahy issued this response.... University of Chicago Law School [official website] professor Cass Sunstein [faculty profile] outlines The Right Wing Assault on the federal judiciary in the forthcoming issue of The American Prospect (link courtesy Sam Heldman).... Law student blogger Christine Niles is reporting from the Federalist Society's National Student Symposium on Law and Human Dignity [symposium overview] at Notre Dame Law School [official website].... An invitation to US Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas to speak at this year's graduation ceremony at the University of Georgia School of Law [official website] has prompted a protest [Fulton County Daily Report story] letter (full text posted by Howard Bashman) from UGA law professor Donald Wilkes [faculty profile].... Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anthony Lewis spoke Wednesday at William & Mary School of Law [official website] on governmental infringements of civil liberties [Flat Hat report].... Judge Roger Gregory of the US Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals spoke recently on The Legal Status of African-Americans from Slavery to the 21st Century and Beyond [press release] at the University of Virginia School of Law [official website]....



 

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