Stop whatever you are doing right now and read this post by Stuart Buck, about Miguel Estrada. It is the best commentary I have ever seen on the Estrada nomination. Buck argues that, if Title VII were to apply to the judicial nomination process, Estrada would have a very good lawsuit, based on the transparently false justifications Senate Democrats have advanced for rejecting him.
Although Estrada gave up some time back, Buck’s post still has quite a bit of relevance, in light of the current railroading of Janice Rogers Brown.
HENTOFF ON SCHIAVO: Via LilacRose comes the latest Nat Hentoff column, which rationally discusses the case of Terri Schiavo.
Also, thanks to LilacRose for linking to my column on CaliforniaRepublic.org regarding the court system’s failure to protect Terri Schiavo’s life the way it protects the lives of capital murder defendants.
HIGH COURT WILL HEAR GUANTANAMO APPEAL: The AP reports that the U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether the captives being held at Guantanamo may contest their captivity in U.S. courts.
Eugene Volokh predicts that the Court will find jurisdiction lacking. Since the good Professor is generally parsimonious with his predictions, I’d lay money on this one.
MCCAIN-FEINGOLD DECISION WEDNESDAY?: Crediting law professor Rick Hasen, Eugene Volokh reports that we could have a decision on the notoriously unconstitutional McCain-Feingold law on Wednesday.
UPDATE: Wrong again, Hasen!