Today in the News, 3.5.09

  • “The Court’s decision soundly rejects the anti-consumer position of the Bush administration, and reaffirms Congress’ primacy concerning the extraordinary power to preempt state law.” Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) comments on yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling in Wyeth v. Levine, rounding out a tsunami of media coverage of the decision.
  • “On the day after oral arguments… lawyers for Massey have asked for permission to include a report detailing West Virginia Supreme Court Chief Justice Brent Benjamin’s Massey-related voting record.” The Charleston Gazette reports that lawyers for the respondent in Caperton v. Massey Coal want to show the Court evidence that Judge Benjamin actually voted against Massey over 80% of the time. More here.
  • “After Trying To Abolish Filibusters Of Judicial Nominees In ‘05, GOP Threatens To Filibuster Obama’s Nominees.” Think Progress gets to the point, following inadequate media coverage of this week’s letter from Republican Senators to President Obama. (Lots more from PFAW’s RightWingWatch.)

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