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Presidential Campaign Roundup

With the Democratic and Republican party conventions fast approaching, it's time for another presidential campaign roundup.

Summary of Campaign Positions -- Not sure of who to vote for yet?  Then take a look at this summary from Reuters on each candidate's position on legal issues like the death penalty, immigration enforcement, the Supreme Court, wiretapping and civil rights.  Not surprisingly, the candidates are farthest apart on the question of who they'd nominate to the Supreme Court.  Throughout the campaign, McCain has promised that if given the opportunity, he would select jurists in the mold of Roberts or Alito, while Senator Obama voted against these two appointees.

Preferential Press Treatment for Obama? -- Drudge Report says the New York Times rejected an editorial written by McCain as a rebuttal to Obama's op-ed article entitled, My Plan for Iraq, published by the Times less than a week earlier.  Does the Times' decision reflect  media bias, as many top Republicans charge, or what the Times claims is a reasonable exercise of editorial discretion? (H/T to Volokh.)

Posted by Carolyn Elefant on July 21, 2008 at 04:12 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)


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