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Friday, November 04, 2005

BarclayBlog Hiatus

The BarclayBlog will be on hiatus from 11/7/2005
to 11/28/2005. I need a rest after the Harriet
Miers nomination activity in the blawgosphere...

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Alito Nomination Podcast from Coast-to-Coast

From Robert Ambrogi's LawSites, 11/1/2005:

[The] weekly legal news podcast Coast to Coast this
week considers the nomination of Judge Samuel Alito
to the Supreme Court. Joining J. Craig Williams and
[Robert Ambrogi] to discuss the nominee and his likely
impact on the court are: Drucilla Stender Ramey,
executive director of the National Association of Women
Judges as well as a civil rights attorney and former
executive director of the Bar Association of San Francisco;
Carl W. Tobias, Williams Professor of Law at the University
of Richmond School of Law; Matt Margolis, founder of Blogs
for Bush and GOP Bloggers.

You can listen to and find a description of the program here.
The program is produced by the Legal Talk Network.

University of Illinois-Chicago & Chicago- Kent Law Launch Jewish/Muslim Initiative

The University of Illinois at Chicago and Chicago-Kent
College of Law have announced a new initiative in
Jewish/Muslim relations. Program creator Samuel
Fleischacker, UIC professor of philosophy and Jewish
studies, states that "our overall goals are to increase
the intellectual interaction among Jewish and Muslim
students at UIC and Chicago-Kent. In addition, the
initiative's public programs provide an opportunity for
closer collaboration among Jewish and Muslim
communities beyond the confines of the campuses."
[Newswire, 11/1/2005]

More About Samuel Alito

The BeSpacific blog (11/1/2005) points us to
the following resources on U.S. Supreme Court
nominee Samuel Alito:

The Law Library of Congress Public Services Division:
Samuel A. Alito Nomination Collection.
A bibliography, it includes a PDF excerpt of Judge
Alito's 1990 confirmation hearing.
[Emily Carr, Legal Reference Specialist, Law Library of

University of Michigan Law Library:
Information on Samuel A. Alito, Jr., Nominee for
Justice of the Supreme Court
[This page was created with the collaborative effort of
Kincaid C. Brown, Barbara H. Garavaglia, Aimee S.
Mangan and Jennifer L. Selby]

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Leiter' New Law School Rankings

Brian Leiter at the University of Texas School of Law has
posted his new Law School Rankings (of law faculty and of law
students), as well as all of the rankings formerly maintained
on the University of Texas School of Law site. The rankings
are for selected law schools only.