Jan 27, 2004

NPR's Nina Totenberg and her counterpart at the New York Times, Linda Greenhouse, were given exclusive early access to the papers of the late Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun, which go public March 4, Tony Mauro reported in Legal Times (via SPJ PressNotes).
House Commerce Chairman Billy Tauzin (R-La.) turned down the top movie industry lobbying job and is said to have a better offer from the drug industry, AP reported. Tauzin said he hasn't taken the pharmaceutical lobbying job. The Baltimore Sun editorialized that Tauzin had put himself on the auction block and should resign his chairmanship or stop handling legislation involving prospective employers.