Friday, August 08, 2003

It's Finally Over (pretty much)

Except for being on call in case three jurors can't make it through deliberations, my jury obligations are finally over. Unless it gets press coverage, I unfortunately won't be able to find out what the verdict is because the courthouse is too far from my office, and there is no way I can take off from work.

Even though the case I was on took almost a month, I should probably count my lucky stars that the date of my service started when it did, because going on the same building was the jury selection for Al Davis' lawsuit against the City of Oakland. (In case you don't know, Al Davis is the owner of the Oakland Raiders football team.) You can bet that baby is going to take a few months to get done.
CBS Sucks

Rivaled only by the ineptness of The New York Times, the "eye network" is called on the carpet for falsely reporting that the Vatican had a document and rule that required silence in priest sex abuse cases.

Thursday, August 07, 2003

Liberal Democrats: When it Comes to the Federal Judiciary...

...faithful and loyal Catholics need not apply. Two good articles here and hereby Hugh Hewitt on the unconstitutional religious litmus tests that are being imposed on Catholic nominees (e.g., Estrada and Pryor) to the Federal judiciary.
Diff'rent Strokes...

This "Arnold" is running for California Governor too.

Monday, August 04, 2003

Sovereignty Shmovereignty

Justice Ruth Buzzy Ginsberg says citing more international case law for Supreme Court decisions is a good thing.

"Our island or lone ranger mentality is beginning to change," Ginsburg said during a speech to the American Constitution Society, a liberal lawyers group holding its first convention.

Justices "are becoming more open to comparative and international law perspectives," said Ginsburg, who has supported a more global view of judicial decision making.