Pennsylvania Super Lawyer Howard J. Bashman is the host of Blawg Review #64 at his extremely busy blog, How Appealing.
And, even though Howard Bashman remarks that this issue of Blawg Review is the first to follow the announcement of the U.S. Supreme Court's end-of-Term rulings in argued cases, he doesn't go nearly as far as Stephen Colbert on The Colbert Report, who announced on television that, with Hamdan, this marks the end of the Supreme Court of the United States.
Here’s Stephen Colbert’s take on yesterday’s Supreme Court decision in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, striking down the military tribunals for Guantanamo Bay detainees as violative of U.S. and international law.Mr. Bashman is a real appellate lawyer in his day job, with serious business before the highest courts of the land, so don't expect his Blawg Review to include this picture of Associate Justice Stephen Breyer explaining his dissent in the case of Eldred v. Ashcroft even though it would have been fitting for the theme of Blawg Review #64. Stephen Breyer graduated Harvard Law School in 1964 -- the same year Howard Bashman was born.
Colbert has a great quip about how “gutless” it was of the SCOTUS to hand down this landmark decision and then ditch town. And the legal geeks among you are sure to appreciate the moving video tribute at the end of the clip.
Stephen Breyer was the articles editor of the Harvard Law Review and, most certainly, would be an excellent host of Blawg Review, too.