April 17, 2007 Law and Politics Blog Roundup – Tax Day Edition

Lasso Round-upThe belated-tax-day edition of the law and politics blog roundup:

The Washington Post has a rundown of 2008 Presidential campaign Q1 fundraising numbers.

Related to that, the New York Times has a cool interactive map detailing the geographic sources of candidate money.

The House Judiciary committee is considering offering Monica Goodling immunity to disclose what she knows about the U.S. Attorney investigation.

The Star Tribune also notes that the House Judiciary Committee has requested testimony from Minnesota U.S. Attorney Rachel Paulose.

Minnesota’s Fifth District Representative Keith Ellison is a member of that committee.

Mike Ciresi is expected to announce his candidacy for the U.S. Senate in Minnesota tomorrow.

April 16, 2007 Law and Politics Blog Roundup

Lasso Round-upThis week starts with lots of catch-up from events over the weekend:

Locally, Star Tribune political reporter Dane Smith will be the new President of the economic policy think tank Growth & Justice.

ElectionLawBlog has an analysis of the call for an investigation into EAC voter fraud research manipulation.

MNPublius cites a new survey showing viewers of the Daily Show and Colbert Report as more knowledgeable about public affairs than any other media consumers!

Due to the shooting in Virginia, the Gonzales testimony will be delayed.

April 13, 2007 Law and Politics Blog Roundup

Lasso Round-upFriday the 13th Edition:

ElectionLawBlog has a post about an MIT study showing that the Electoral College promotes voter participation.

ElectionLawBlog also notes some new voter fraud cases making their way in Wisconsin.  At the same time, the Senate is following up on the EAC voter fraud research tampering claims.

The Economist has an interesting commentary on the public policy credentials of Barack Obama.

More from the AP on the deleted RNC email controversy.  This one’s not going away.

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.