Take Out The Trash Day – 1/16/2009

  • Barack Obama and Joe Biden met with 8 of the 9 Supreme Court justices this on Wednesday at the invitation of Chief Justice Roberts. In a press release, the Chief Justice invited the President- and Vice President-Elect to visit the court and make the “sporadic practice become a congenial tradition.” You can see some pictures from the event here. Justice Alito did not attend. [SCOTUSblog]

  • President Bush has proclaimed January 18, 2009 to be “Sanctity of Human Life Day.” Apparently, “On National Sanctity of Human Life Day, our country recognizes that each person, including every person waiting to be born, has a special place and purpose in this world.” See the full press release here. [Religion Clause]

  • Krispy Kreme should stay out of the abortion debate. After glorifying the freedom of choice [in donuts,] groups like the American Life League have decried the ‘Freedom of Choice donuts.’ [Feministe]

  • Maureen Dowd might be a bit of a hypocrite. When she was a lowly-White House reporter she criticized chummy off-the-record meetings with the President but she had her own just a few days ago. [The nytpicker]

  • A man spent seven months in jail after he was proven innocent because his public defender had too many cases. [Johnathan Turley]

  • Chief Justice Roberts was served a District Court summons and, unlike many high-profile people, he was a nice about it. What a guy. [BLT]

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