Some tiny creature, mad with wrath,

Is coming nearer on the path.

--Edward Gorey

Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S. Outlying Islands

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Monday, June 27, 2005

Monday Law

Today, the United States Supreme Court releases the last of this term's rulings, paving the way for the resignation / nomination fun to begin. Can you say emergency session? Anyway, without getting into analysis or opinion, I thought I'd just recommend a couple of good sites.

First, the Associated Press reports that the Court rejected Matthew Cooper and Judith Miller's appeals from orders holding them in contempt for failing to disclose sources on the Valerie Plame matter.

Meanwhile, the Court held narrowly against the maintenance of displays of the Ten Commandments in Kentucky courthouses.

The Court also ruled against Grokster in the file-sharing case.

Finally, the right now considers Kennedy to be as much of a turncoat as Souter. I'm inclined to agree, although I'm not nearly as upset about it.

[UPDATE: Predictably, Armand at Bloodless has posted a sharp discussion and critique of the Times's Kennedy piece. Check it out. One also would be wise to keep an eye on Bloodless generally for the next day or two, as I expect there will be found lots of interesting comment about the last of this year's cases, as well as any personnel changes that come to light in the next couple of days.]

Finally, for those of you who are interested, Slate's put up a handy reference to the extended shortlist of probably nominees, including C.V. basics and highlights of their record on the bench and certain writings off it.


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