Affirmative Action, Alberto Gonzales, Crime, Dahlia Lithwick, Death Penalty, Department of Justice, Eavesdropping / Wiretapping, Education / Schools, Federal Judges, Habeas Corpus, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, Jury Duty, Linda Greenhouse, Morning Docket, SCOTUS, Senate Judiciary Committee, Sentencing Law, Supreme Court, Trials, War on Terror, White-Collar Crime

Morning Docket: 01.18.07

alberto gonzales alberto r gonzales attorney general.JPG* AG Gonzales: Federal judges are unqualified to make national security decisions. [MSNBC]
* AG Gonzales: Federal judges should be making national security decisions. [MSNBC; Washington Post]
* Affirmative action takes center stage at Boalt. [WSJ Law Blog]
* Dahlia asks, “Have the Supreme Court’s opinions become suggestions in Texas?” [
Slate]
* Linda discusses the Texas death penalty cases as well. [New York Times]
* Former Cendant Chairman Walter Forbes get sentenced to 12 years and seven months in prison, on accounting fraud charges. The prosecution was handled by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for New Jersey; Forbes was represented by Williams & Connolly. [WSJ Law Blog]
* Picking a jury for the Scooter Libby trial in D.C., the biggest small town in America: it ain’t easy. [Washington Post]

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