April 12, 2007 Law and Politics Blog Roundup

Lasso Round-upSome interesting law and politics content in today’s news:

McClatchy reports on Administration lawyers’ active participation in the Republican National Lawyers Association. It’s worth noting that there is no equivalent organization for the Democratic Party, nor is there a relevant non-partisan association.

The Post and the Times have articles on the White House’s “lost” RNC emails. And Patrick Leahy pulls off the gloves.

April 10, 2007 Law and Politics Blog Roundup

Lasso Round-upToday begins a regular review of some of the more interesting law and politics blog postings and news items of the past day.

Washington Post: Maryland Governor O’Malley signed into law a bill that would bypass the electoral college in that state.

ElectionLawBlog reports on the new organization, Unity08, which is recruiting third party presidential candidates.

ElectionLawBlog also notes an analysis of the effectiveness of McCain-Feingold (aka BCRA).

Another ElectionLawBlog report on the predicted role of soft money in the 2008 election cycle.

Volokh is analyzing some of the ramifications of the renewed debate over an Equal Rights Amendment.

The Economist’s blog has a note about the ramifications for those calling for an impeachment of President Bush.  Think: President Cheney.

According to Newsweek, Barack Obama is getting substantial assistance from former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle.

PoliticsTV notes an MSNBC report showing GOP national party registration down from 43% in 2002 to 35% in 2007, which Democratic registration is up from 43% to 50% in the same period.

The Politico has an article reviewing campaign strategy changes in the presidential campaigns.

Please let me know if you have any suggestions for modifying this review.  Also, please feel free to send me interesting stuff you think should be included.