Supreme Court Watch
The Washington Post reports that conservatives are prepared to mount a campaign against potential Supreme Court nominee Judge Diane Wood on the basis of her decisions in support of abortion rights.
Goodwin Liu, nominee for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, faced a barrage of attacks from Republicans during his confirmation hearing, in what observers believe is the ramp up to the hearings for President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee.
Newsweek writer Daniel Klaidman predicts that the president will announce his Supreme Court pick between May 1 and 15.
The AP reports that the new anti-choice Nebraska law banning abortion after 20 weeks faces many legal challenges, and could end up in the Supreme Court.
Salon’s Tracy Clark-Flory points out that the legal challenge is precisely what the sponsors of the Nebraska legislation want.
The Seattle Times looks at Dino Rossi’s continued caginess as to whether he will or will not challenge pro-choice Sen. Patty Murray. Rossi, an anti-choice conservative, was twice defeated by pro-choice Gov. Chris Gregoire.
Other News of Note
Newsweek takes a look at NARAL Pro-Choice America’s survey on young people’s opinions about choice and the organization’s efforts to reach younger generations and involve them in the pro-choice movement.
The Seattle Times editorializes in support of hospital visitation rights for all families and in favor of the repeal of the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which bars federal recognition of same-sex marriages.