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[JURIST] Stanford Law School's Larry Lessig [Lessig Blog] breaks a long silence [Lessig Blog post] on his blog now that Eldred v. Ashcroft is finally over, the Supreme Court Monday having refused a petition to rehear [PDF text] (the subject, by the way, of a somewhat critical assessment by DC appellate lawyers Goldstein & Howe on their SCOTUSblog).

Yale Law's Jack Balkin [Balkinization blog] takes the US Justice Department to task [Balkinization post] for insisting that as an enemy combatant, "dirty bomber" Jose Padilla has no constitutional rights, an argument that was rejected Tuesday by US District Judge Michael Mukasey in reaffirming his December ruling holding that Padilla be allowed to consult with counsel.

Peter Tillers of Cardozo Law School is back on his JURIST Evidence blog with a conference plug and some suggested readings.

UCLA's Eugene Volokh is torn over the legality of torture.

Lawrence Solum [Legal Theory blog] of Loyola Law School Los Angeles wraps up his debate with colleague Rick Hasen on political ideology and judicial selection [Legal Theory post].

Loyola's Rick Hasen [Election Law blog], meanwhile, has been reading President Bush's letter on judicial nominations and has a suggestion [Election Law post].

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