Tuesday News Roundup

November 16, 2004

Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on judicial nominees begin today. How Appealling has a link to live audio coverage.
The FDA has strengthened its warning label on the controversial abortion pill RU-486, in the wake of the death of a woman in January that the FDA considers the third linked to the pill.
The military is investigating the shooting of a wounded Iraqi by a Marine during the invasion of Fallujah. According to a Reuters report, "Marines interviewed on Tuesday said they didn't see the shooting as a scandal, rather the act of a comrade who faced intense pressure during the effort to quell the insurgency in the city. "
The ACLU has joined with other advocacy groups to call for the removal of national ID card provisions in 9/11 intelligence reform legislation.
The Pentagon has agreed to stop military bases from sponsoring Boy Scout troops, hoping to resolve controversies raised by the group's requirement that members believe in God.
At Findlaw, Joanna Spilbor theorizes that the Scott Peterson jury found him guilty mostly because they so strongly disliked him, and not based on evidence regarding the murders.
Crime and Federalism discusses the Hamdi case and "rethinking citizenship."
CrimLaw has a slightly snarky overview of Illinois v. Cabelles, in which the Supreme Court is considering the use of drug-sniffing dogs during routine traffic stops.
Finally, thought you left Lumbergh behind? Favorable Dicta posts a law school "Office Space" moment