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SCOTUS Reporters Reveal Feelings About The Biggest Story They’ll Cover All Year

sotomayor hearings.pngFor the past couple days, the network and cable news channels have looked more like CSPAN, thanks to the nonstop coverage of Sonia Sotomayor‘s Supreme Court confirmation hearings. Although the hearings have been rigidly structured, stuffy and sort of dry, there is always something to keep the media watchers watching.

On Monday we sat nervously awaiting new senator and former “SNL” cast member Al Franken’s opening remarks — and they were actually pretty good. And yesterday, we were riveted by Sotomayor’s rapidly blinking eyelids and serious note-taking, and we lost count of the number of times the judge was asked about nunchuks or her “wise Latina” comments.

But after Sotomayor is — seemingly inevitably — confirmed, we will all go back to our regular lives of reading Page Six and watching Kathie Lee drink too much on the “Today” show, while a handful of dedicated reporters who cover the Supreme Court of the United States will continue to track the movements of the High Court and the integration of its new member.

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Anna Nicole Judge To CBS Saturday Early Show?

ANNA_NICOLE_JUDGE.jpgIt appears his 15 minutes are, unfortunately, being extended. A letter to Judge Larry Seidlin from CBS Saturday Early Show senior producer Michael Rosen, obtained by the South Florida Sun-Sentinel:

I have been extremely impressed by your compassion in the Anna Nicole case and I would love to discuss with you the idea of being our judge on a new segment, ‘Morning Justice.’ It would be a semi-regular segment in which you would resolve the ethical and legal questions of our viewers who send in the issues troubling them.

The judge’s assistant says she has been taking 200 phone calls a day, including interest from “all the big names and the top shows.” Meanwhile, CBS News’ own legal analyst, Andrew Cohen, has taken to the cottage industry that is Seidlen-bashing:

“His performance over the past week was so bad, so unseemly, and so inappropriate that the Florida bar ought to immediately launch an investigation into whether he is truly fit to determine the rights and liberties of others … This fool has just had his five minutes of fame. He has had the opportunity to engage in stream-of-consciousness judgeship — either that or a carefully orchestrated nervous breakdown — with the whole world watching. Now I hope he gets what’s coming to him.”

  • CBS News Reaches Out To The Anna Nicole Judge [PublicEye]