Thursday, June 09, 2005

Supreme speculation

Yet another story about the fight over a potential Supreme Court vacancy appeared on the AP wire today. CNN has it here. Nothing much new here. I find this rather humorous. Clearly you have a bunch of court reporters who aren't satisfied simply reporting about the court's decisions, even the significant ones like Gonzales v. Raich. They want to see the real political drama that will ensue with a court opening and are frustrated waiting for it.

Then again, maybe it's just a market based decision. The AP does have other SCOTUS stories - I just noticed this one from Monday reporting that the court rejected a case where college wrestlers contended that Title IX implementation unfairly burdened some male athletes. but this story doesn't get front page coverage on CNN's web site. They're probably right that the knockdown fight over a nomination makes a better story than the technical details and implications of an actual ruling.

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