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  • NY DA fights dismissal in Kerry Kennedy driving case

    02/05/2014 3:46:32 PM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/05/14
    WHITE PLAINS, NY — Even if Kerry Kennedy accidentally drugged herself with a sleeping pill before getting in her car, she broke the law if she kept driving after feeling the drug’s effects, prosecutors say. In filings Tuesday, the Westchester County district attorney’s office asked a judge to reject Kennedy’s second attempt to have her drugged-driving case dismissed. Prosecutors said a dismissal would send the wrong message to the public about how “people of wealth and power” are treated. Kennedy is the ex-wife of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the daughter of the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy and the niece of...
  • Jodi Arias: Her $2.1 million legal bill paid by taxpayers

    01/29/2014 10:58:41 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 18 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | January 28, 2014 | Brian Skoloff
    Jodi Arias was convicted of murder, but still awaits a sentence. So far, Arizona taxpayers have covered $2.1 million in legal fees for the Jodi Arias legal team and other costs associated with her case.
  • 18 missing person list submitted in Peshawar high court in missing person case

    01/16/2014 3:04:46 AM PST · by musarratullah
    own | 16 january 2014 | musarrat ullah jan
    Peshawar, 16 January 2014, I left my 16 years service with KP Police, because now I believe that behavior of KP police is cruel and some police officer making money to kidnap the innocent people. That’s the word of a police head constable Sikander Shah, his brother is in missing person list and on Thursday he along with his brother came to Peshawar high court for case hearing. According to Sikander shah a police Sub Inspector along with other two police cops start the business of kidnapping the public in his village Batagram Shabqadar , police demand money after the...
  • If Obamacare is overturned, a Case Western law professor gets the credit

    12/04/2013 11:28:13 AM PST · by EBH · 71 replies
    Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | 12/4/2013 | Stephen Koff
    If the law known as Obamacare gets struck down in the latest court challenge, the victors will thank a Hudson resident and Case Western Reserve University law professor who discovered what the law's critics say is a major flaw. Jonathan Adler, 44, says he didn't even appreciate initially how significant his discovery might be. He thought it was an interesting bit of legal arcana, worthy of scholarship. But his analysis of the Affordable Care Act, or ACA, has led to four pending cases in federal courts, two likely to be decided within months, that offer ACA opponents their best chance...
  • Watch Live: George Zimmerman's first appearance @1:30 pm in alleged assault case

    11/19/2013 10:17:23 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 153 replies
    WFTV ^ | 11-19-2013 | WFTV
    WFTV Live Event 1
  • The Case That Destroyed Marriage

    09/06/2013 5:25:12 PM PDT · by RBStealth · 12 replies
    First Things ^ | Sept. 6, 2013 | Wesley J Smith
    How did marriage lose most of its meaning? How has it gone from being regarded as an institution that formed the conjugal bond, established nuclear families, knit vital social ties across extended familial units, and forged the necessary social cohesion for the sheltering and rearing of children, to a more-or-less optional affirmation of love? True, the same-sex marriage debate has rekindled some interest in the institution and its purposes. But that imbroglio seems more like the last flaring of a star before it goes cold rather than a true rekindling. The weakening of the institution has been ongoing for so...
  • Manning sentenced to 35 years in WikiLeaks case

    08/21/2013 7:22:22 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 108 replies
  • Car in Calif. missing teen case found in Idaho wilderness

    08/09/2013 12:11:48 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 24 replies
    komonews.com ^ | 8/9/13 | ap
    SAN DIEGO (AP) - A car belonging to the suspect in the disappearance of a teenage girl in California has been found in Idaho, authorities said on Friday. San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore also said that horseback riders reported seeing two people matching the description of the suspect and girl in the Cascade area 70 miles northeast of Boise on Wednesday.
  • Wendy Davis: 'I don't know what happened in the Gosnell case'

    08/06/2013 11:16:37 AM PDT · by Nachum · 41 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 8/6/13 | JOHN MCCORMACK
    Texas state senator Wendy Davis spoke at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Monday afternoon about her 13-hour filibuster of a bill limiting late-term abortion, her life story, and her future in politics. Davis has become a champion for pro-choice activists, but during her recent whirlwind national media tour, she never commented on late-term abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell, who was convicted of murder in May for killing infants moments after they were born. Following her Press Club speech on Monday, THE WEEKLY STANDARD asked Davis to explain the difference between the late-term abortions that the Texas state senator wants...
  • State never proved its case, legal analysts say [George Zimmerman]

    07/14/2013 2:26:58 AM PDT · by grundle · 92 replies
    Miamai Herald ^ | July 13, 2013 | DAVID OVALLE
    <p>SANFORD -- After five weeks of trial and 56 witnesses, few legal observers believed prosecutors came close to proving Sanford neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman committed second-degree murder when he shot and killed Trayvon Martin in February 2012.</p> <p>So for many legal analysts, it was no surprise that jurors rejected even a lesser “compromise” verdict of manslaughter, acquitting Zimmerman outright of all criminal charges and deciding he acted in a reasonable way to protect his own life.</p>
  • Is the Zimmerman Case Really Open and Shut?

    07/05/2013 7:10:43 PM PDT · by Nachum · 127 replies
    Front Page ^ | 7/5/13 | David Horowitz
    Is the Zimmerman case really open and shut? Many conservatives seem to think so. But are they letting leftists dictate their conclusion? Are they not guilty of the same rush to judgment that made liberals convict Zimmerman before the facts, and merely reacting to that injustice rather than to the actual elements of the case? Is it not possible that they are themselves victims of a toxic environment that polarizes all things racial? It is a fact that many, if not most conservatives have already concluded that George Zimmerman is innocent of any crime in connection with Trayvon Martin’s death...
  • LPS: Home Prices Up 1.5% from March, 8.1% YoY – Preview of Case-Shiller

    06/24/2013 4:01:44 PM PDT · by whitedog57 · 5 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 06/24/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    Lender Processing Services today released its latest LPS Home Price Index (HPI) report, based on April 2013 residential real estate transactions. Home prices rose 1.5% from March to April and 8.1% Year over Year (YoY). Where did home prices rise the fastest? 9 of the 10 faster rising metro areas are in California (and Bend OR is really California El Norte). San Francisco is the most expensive metro area on the list. Do we really need to have conforming loan limits set high for San Francisco (or California)? Compare this list with Bloomberg’s “Bubble List” where rising home prices are...
  • Case-Shiller Rises 9.32% YoY In February While Chi Purchasing Falls Below 50

    04/30/2013 8:19:07 AM PDT · by whitedog57 · 2 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 04/30/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    The S&P/Case-Shiller index of property values in 20 cities rose 9.3 percent in February from the same month in 2012, more than forecast, after rising 8.1 percent in the year ended in January. Compared with the prior month, prices rose the most since October 2005. From January to February, Las Vegas was the big winner NSA. Minneapolis was the biggest loser (followed by Chicago and Cleveland). The supply of homes in the US is back to 2005 levels. Low supply, low mortgage rates, rising house prices? In related news, the Chicago Purchasing Manager Index fell below 50 and the Milwaukee...
  • Taiwan confirms first H7N9 bird flu case outside China

    04/24/2013 9:28:20 AM PDT · by null and void · 29 replies
    France24 ^ | 4/24/13
    AFP - Taiwan on Wednesday reported the first case of the H7N9 bird flu outside of mainland China. The 53-year-old man, who had been working in the eastern Chinese city of Suzhou, showed symptoms three days after returning to Taiwan via Shanghai, the Centers for Disease Control said, adding that he had been hospitalised since April 16 and was in a critical condition. A passenger (right) has her temperature checked by a Centers for Disease Control staff member at the entrance of Sungshan Airport in Taipei on April 4, 2013. Taiwan on Wednesday reported the first case of the H7N9...
  • New SARS-like virus infects British patient in tenth case globally

    02/11/2013 11:16:44 AM PST · by bgill · 3 replies
    yahoo news ^ | Feb. 11, 2013 | Kate Kelland
    A new virus from the same family as SARS that sparked a global alert last September has been found in a further patient in Britain, health officials said on Monday. This latest case of infection with the new virus known as a coronavirus brings the total number of confirmed cases globally to 10, of which five have died. The British patient, who had recently travelled to the Middle East and Pakistan, is receiving intensive care treatment in hospital in Manchester, northern England.
  • The Mysterious Case Of Richard Windsor

    01/18/2013 12:57:51 PM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Power Line ^ | 1/18/13 | Scott Johnson
    All is not as it appears in the case of Richard Windsor, the alias used by outgoing EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, apparently to shield email messages from discovery and disclosure. Under court order to cough up the email messages to Chris Horner of the Competitive Enterprise Institute, and having turned over a first installment of 2,100 such email messages earlier this week, the Obama administration is making this a case that might challenge the ingenuity of Sherlock Holmes. With Horner’s assistance, my daughter Eliana tries to pierce the fog of administrative war in her NRO column “Lisa Jackson’s gadfly.”
  • Holiday Cheer: House Prices Rise 4.3% YoY in October, Mortgage Rates Near All-Time Low

    12/26/2012 9:03:31 AM PST · by whitedog57 · 3 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 12/26/2012 | Anthony B. Sanders
    The S&P/Case-Shiller index of property values in 20 cities increased 4.3 percent from October 2011, the biggest 12-month advance since May 2010. The median forecast projected a 4 percent gain. On a month-over-month basis, house prices rose 0.48% in October. I should not that these are seasonally adjusted numbers. On a non seasonally adjusted basis, house prices actually fell slightly in October by -0.1%. oct12-case-shiller The Case-Shiller 20 (green), FNC 30 (yellow) and FHFA Purchase Only (purple) indices are all showing house price recovery from the the disastrous housing bubble. Of course, The Federal Reserve and the fiscal fiasco in...
  • Grassley asks Holder about U.S. Attorney's gun trafficking case leak

    12/01/2012 7:21:22 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Washington Examinier ^ | 12/1/12 | David Codrea
    A copy of a letter received in the past hour by Gun Rights Examiner addressed to Eric Holder from Senator Chuck Grassley questions the attorney general about a leak on a gun trafficking case tied to the Fast and Furious gunwalking operation that resulted in the indictment of the husband of the then-head of the New Mexico U.S. Attorney’s Office Criminal Division. The letter, sent on Wednesday, provides further details to a story related last Monday in this column, concerning Danny Burnett, married to federal prosecutor Paula Burnett, charged with leaking wiretap information to a suspect in an ATF gun...
  • Government Housing Policy and the Tragedy of the Commons

    11/27/2012 9:06:08 AM PST · by whitedog57 · 5 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 11/27/2012 | Anthony B. Sanders
    Owning or Renting: High Risk or Tragedy of the Commons? The tragedy of the commons is the depletion of a shared resource by individuals, acting independently and rationally according to each one’s self-interest, despite their understanding that depleting the common resource is contrary to their long-term best interests. Examples abound such as common grazing on public land, depletion of fish in the ocean and why public restrooms are usually filthy. Homeownership is an example of the “tragedy of the commons.” Public housing projects, such as the infamous Cabrini Green in Chicago, are an example. Public housing is often poorly maintained...
  • Preview of Case-Shiller 20 House Price Index for Tuesday (Up Between 0.2% and 0.4% YoY)

    08/25/2012 11:21:16 AM PDT · by whitedog57 · 4 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 08/25/2012 | Anthony B. Sanders
    This coming Wednesday features a myriad of important economic, housing and mortgage reports: GDP, Pending Home Sales, Mortgage Purchase Applications, Pending Homes Sales and Corporate Profits. But on Tuesday, the Case-Shiller home prices indices will be released (and that means a busy day on TV for Yale Professor Robert Shiller). What are we expecting for Tuesday’ Case-Shiller 20 metro home price index? In a nutshell, it will show that house prices are recovering. FNC (blue) and FHFA (gold) have already released their home price indices last week and both show an uptick in their recent release for June 2012. What...
  • The Case for Supply-side Tax Cuts, Commentary: Evidence Shows that Economic Growth Results

    08/22/2012 9:48:27 AM PDT · by Son House · 7 replies
    MarketWatch.com ^ | August 17, 2012 | Diana Furchtgott-Roth
    President Obama’s first chair of the Council of Economic Advisers, Christina Romer, wrote a paper with her husband, David Romer, showing that higher taxes reduce economic growth. ...After looking at data from 1947 to 2006, and studying the legislative record, the Romers concluded that legislated tax changes have far more effect than automatic tax increases. They wrote, “Our estimates suggest that a tax increase of 1% of GDP reduces output over the next three years by nearly 3%.” Their major reason is that higher taxes have a markedly negative effect on investment. In another finding that argues against raising rates,...
  • NYPD detains New Jersey man in Etan Patz case

    05/24/2012 4:32:05 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 8 replies
    The NYPD is questioning a New Jersey man in connection with the Etan Patz case, the 6-year-old boy who vanished more than 30 years ago as he walked to the school bus from his SoHo home, NBCNewYork.com reported Thursday
  • Documents Released in George Zimmerman Case

    SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - Just hours after George Zimmerman walked out of the Seminole County jail $150,000 bail, the court unsealed several documents. (see below for documents) Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester issued an order to unseal several documents. According to one of the documents released Monday, Zimmerman's arraignment was pushed forward from May 29 to May 8. Zimmerman's location is being kept a secret for his safety and could be outside the state of Florida.
  • Martin Case Affidavit

    I strongly disagree with David French’s analysis. I’m inclined, instead, to agree with commentators ranging from former Reagan Justice Department official Mark Levin to Harvard’s Alan Dershowitz that the affidavit is stunningly weak — “unethical,” as Prof. Dershowitz puts it. In fact, I go further (which, after nearly 20 years of writing and supervising the writing of complaint affidavits, I think I’m qualified to do). This affidavit is not law, it is agitprop: invoking, for example, the explosive term “profiled” but carefully avoiding any discussion of what it means and failing to note that (a) there is no evidence of...
  • DOJ drops case against Florida pro-life sidewalk counselor, pays her $120G

    04/02/2012 10:08:58 PM PDT · by topher · 6 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | April 2, 2012
    The Department of Justice has given up its bid to prosecute a pro-life counselor and agreed to pay her $120,000 in a case a judge said never should have been brought. Mary Susan Pine, who stands outside abortion clinics and advises women not to have the procedure, was accused of blocking a car from entering a Florida abortion clinic in 2009. In December, a judge threw out the case, in which the government sought $10,000 in fines and a permanent injunction barring Pine from counseling women outside the Presidential Women's Center in West Palm Beach, Fla. The government had been...
  • Gingrich: Case Against Obama Is 'Clear Cut'

    March 26, 2012 Gingrich: Case against Obama is 'clear cut' GOP candidate weighs in on 'Your World'
  • Jesse Jackson Discusses Martin Case

    03/24/2012 8:46:55 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 46 replies
    Sanford officials have released a response to the reward offered for the arrest of George Zimmerman, saying, "The City of Sanford does not condone the actions and recommendations of the New Black Panther Party. The City is requesting calm heads and no vigilante justice."
  • The Case for American Exceptionalism

    January 17, 2012 The case for American exceptionalism Mark Levin defends constitutionalism in new book
  • Sandusky seems determined for trial in abuse case

    12/11/2011 10:40:19 AM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/10/11 | Ian Simpson
    Sandusky seems determined for trial in abuse caseBy Ian Simpson | Reuters – 14 hours ago WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky appears determined to hold out for a trial on child sexual abuse charges that could put him in prison for the rest of his life, legal experts said. **SNIP** Sandusky has already laid out his potential defense, saying in an interview with Bob Costas of NBC television that he engaged in horseplay with alleged victims but stopped short of sexual intercourse or penetration, Mallios said. "Now that he's said that, unless he recants or...
  • Fast and Furious: Case Files on Terry Murder Have Disappeared, Gone

    11/15/2011 6:26:31 PM PST · by Nachum · 80 replies
    Townhall ^ | 11/15/11 | Katie Pavlich
    The Arizona Daily Star's Tim Stellar is reporting the federal case file against illegal Mexican bandits accused of killing Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, has disappeared. The case against the alleged killers of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry has disappeared from federal court records, apparently sealed by a federal judge. In May, federal prosecutors won an indictment against Manuel Osorio-Arellanes and others, and they announced it with a press release. Only Osorio-Arellanes’ name was visible in the indictment, but there were blacked-out words where other defendants’ names go. Osorio-Arellanes was charged with second-degree murder and was not considered the likely...
  • Fraud case leaves California Democrats scrambling

    10/23/2011 12:26:48 AM PDT · by South40 · 27 replies
    Reuters (Yahoo) ^ | 10/22/2011 | Mary Slosson
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Stunning accusations that a top California Democratic campaign treasurer looted the war chests of her big-name clients have left candidates across the state scrambling to raise more money as election season looms. Kinde Durkee, who controlled the funds of roughly 400 candidates and groups, ranging from Senator Dianne Feinstein to local Democratic youth clubs, was arrested in September and charged with fraud. While the extent of the losses isn't yet clear, the coffers of dozens of Democratic politicians have been frozen, prompting the crippled campaigns to ask the California Fair Political Practices Commission to permit further...
  • Suit against Arpaio's office dismissed [Sheriff Joe Wins again!]

    08/30/2011 3:38:46 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies
    The judge ruled the defendant could not prove her case.
  • All charges against Dominique Strauss Kahn set to be dropped

    08/21/2011 3:56:43 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 32 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12:02 PM on 21st August 2011 | By Hannah Roberts
    Prosecutors are reportedly set to ask a judge to abandon the case against Dominique Strauss Kahn. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance is preparing to ask that all charges against the former head of the IMF accused of attempting to rape hotel maid Nafissatou Diallo are dropped Tuesday. Such requests from the DA 'are never denied', an expert told the New York Post meaning Strauss-Kahn could finally return to his home country after being forced to remian in the U.S for months.
  • Murder charge tossed in case of bones in backpack

    08/17/2011 4:21:37 AM PDT · by NCjim · 12 replies
    WRAL ^ | August 16, 2011
    Durham, N.C. — A judge on Tuesday dismissed a murder charge against a Mebane man arrested last year with the remains of a Durham woman in his backpack. Superior Court Judge Orlando Hudson ruled that the state withheld evidence by allowing the family of Lakiea Lacole Boxley to cremate her remains. Durham County District Attorney Tracey Cline immediately said she would appeal the ruling. Michael Charles Dorman, 33, of 1411 Sundown Drive, was arrested in July 2010 after one of his friends told investigators that Dorman admitted to killing a prostitute and asked him to help dispose of her remains....
  • ATF Whistleblower Case Triggers Retaliation Inquiry

    07/21/2011 4:42:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies
    NPR.org ^ | 7/21/11 | Carrie Johnson
    The Justice Department's inspector general has opened an investigation into possible retaliation against a whistle-blowing agent at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, according to two people briefed on the inquiry. Watchdogs are examining whether anyone at the Justice Department improperly released internal correspondence to try to smear ATF agent John Dodson, who told the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee last month that he repeatedly warned supervisors about what he called a reckless law enforcement operation known as "Fast and Furious." Republican lawmakers in both the House and Senate have spent months pursuing allegations that the ATF...
  • "Nanny" Defamation Case Resumes Against Casey Anthony

    07/07/2011 2:34:39 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 29 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7/7/2011 | Terry Baynes
    Now that Casey Anthony has been found not guilty of murdering her daughter Caylee, she faces a civil lawsuit from a woman who says Anthony falsely accused her of kidnapping the girl...
  • Bracken: Just A Working Man With His Tools

    05/14/2011 4:30:42 AM PDT · by marktwain · 47 replies
    westernrifleshooters ^ | 12 May, 2011 | Matt Bracken
    Matt Bracken, author of the Enemies Foreign and Domestic trilogy and the upcoming novel Castigo Cay, sends: I was out for a routine morning run on trash day last week, and snagged this empty plastic tool box off a pile of rubbish set to be collected. At one time it carried a "saws-all" type electric tool. It's very rugged yet light, with good hinges and clasps. This particular plastic case is 24 inches long, and it can contain a 31" overall carbine, broken into upper and lower and nested. Plus a few magazines. As a novelist I have free rein...
  • Man accused of 4 cold case slayings (chose CA & NY victims based on their alliterative initials)

    04/14/2011 2:43:08 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 5 replies
    Modesto Bee ^ | 4/14/11 | Sam Stanton
    Months before authorities announced the arrest of a 77-year-old Reno man in four slayings going back to 1977, they alerted law enforcement in California, Nevada and elsewhere to review cold case homicides for possible connections. Piquing their interest was the fact that all four of Joseph Naso's alleged victims – two in Yuba County and two in the Bay Area – had first and last names starting with the same initials.
  • Obama’s Incoherent Case for War

    03/22/2011 5:08:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    national review ^ | 3/22/11 | Mona Charen
    The president can’t distinguish the Libya campaign from the Iraq War. In the Democratic primary campaign of 2008, candidate Barack Obama scored points because he, unlike many Democrats, had opposed the Iraq War from the start. Although he was a state senator at the time of the 2002 congressional vote authorizing military action, Obama had delivered a speech to an anti-war rally in Chicago. He said, “I don’t oppose all wars. . . . What I am opposed to is a dumb war. What I am opposed to is a rash war. What I am opposed to is the cynical...
  • A Case Study: How Media Matters Invents Bigotry Charges to Protect Soros

    02/06/2011 10:29:56 AM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    big journalism ^ | 2/6/11 | Jeff Dunetz
    You may not believe this part of the story but it is very true. Somewhere under a giant rock, located by the northern part of the Potomac river where it splits and forms a pattern that kind of looks like a wishbone, there is a secret lair filled with computers and television screens. The people who work there spend all day watching Fox news, reading conservative columnists, and listen to talk radio and surfing the net trying to identify anyone who disagrees with a project that George (Spooky Dude) Soros is behind. The name of this nefarious organization is Media...
  • Healthcare reform: Obama Administration obstructing justice in healthcare suit!

    12/21/2010 2:49:59 PM PST · by JOHN W K · 10 replies · 2+ views
    Tea Party Patriots ^ | 12/21/10 | johnwk
    The facts are as follows. Our Constitution reads: ARTICLE 3SECTION 1: The judicial Power of the United States, shall be vested in one supreme Court, and in such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish.SECTION 2 “In all Cases affecting Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, and those in which a State shall be Party, the supreme Court shall have original Jurisdiction.”In fact, a State is Party in the case in question, and as such, the Constitution commands that the “supreme Court shallhave original Jurisdiction”, which means “shall“, not should, or maybe, but "shall"...
  • Dems urge Rangel to resign; Obama: Case troubling

    07/30/2010 5:21:46 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 62 replies · 10+ views
    google ^ | 7/30/10 | LAURIE KELLMAN (AP)
    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Friday called ethics charges against Democratic Rep. Charlie Rangel "very troubling" and said he hopes the longtime lawmaker can end his career with dignity. Several House Democrats went further, flat-out urging the New York congressman to resign."He's somebody who's at the end of his career," Obama said in an interview that aired Friday on "CBS Evening News with Katie Couric." "I'm sure that what he wants is to be able to end his career with dignity. And my hope is that it happens."Obama, speaking on the issue for the first time, praised the 20-term...
  • In Business Case, Court Rules Against Kagan

    06/28/2010 1:41:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    n y t ^ | 6/28/10 | SHERYL GAY STOLBERG
    Elena Kagan’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings haven’t even begun, and the score is already 1-0 against her. The Supreme Court on Monday morning ruled against Ms. Kagan in a case she had argued as solicitor general when it decided that a quasi government agency that audits public companies is unconstitutional. The board’s members are appointed and removed by the Securities and Exchange Commission, and not the president – a violation of Article II of the Constitution, which vests executive power in the president, the court ruled.
  • What/when will there be a decision on the McDonald vs. Chicago 2A case?

    06/11/2010 7:16:34 AM PDT · by mikelets456 · 3 replies · 245+ views
    Me ^ | 6/11/2010 | Me
    What/when will there be a decision on the McDonald vs. Chicago 2A case? I thought it was the beginning of June...
  • Senator: BP criminal case is essentially proven

    06/08/2010 9:35:38 AM PDT · by Nachum · 43 replies · 71+ views
    the hill ^ | 6/8/10 | Jordan Fabian
    The criminal case against oil giant BP has essentially been proven and investigators should be determining how harshly it will be penalized, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse said Tuesday. Whitehouse (D-R.I.) — a former U.S. Attorney who successfully prosecuted the North Cape oil spill in 1997 — said that BP "absolutely" broke the law for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. "It's pretty much agreed they did that. It's only a misdemeanor statute, but it provides for at least the avenue of criminal prosecution and that leads to potential criminal fines, potential criminal restitution to individual parties who...
  • Case Drops Hawaii Bid

    05/30/2010 7:53:15 PM PDT · by randita · 15 replies · 592+ views
    Hot Line ^ | 5/30/10 | Reid Wilson
    Case Drops Hawaii Bid May 30, 2010 7:22 PM By Reid Wilson Ex-Rep. Ed Case (D-HI) will abandon his bid for Congress a week after finishing third in a special election that divided Dems and helped the GOP pick up their first special election win in 2 years. Case made his announcement in an email to supporters today, saying the race has become the "wrong fight" for him. His decision leaves state Senate Pres. Colleen Hanabusa (D) as the only major Dem in the race. "This past week since Election Day has been a roller coaster. We've taken apart the...
  • Republicans Capture House Seat in Obama's Hometown

    05/22/2010 11:56:35 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 88 replies · 5,575+ views
    FoxNews ^ | May 22nd 2010
    May 22, 2010 Republicans Capture House Seat in Obama's Hometown Honolulu -- Republicans scored a midterm election victory Saturday when Honolulu City Councilman Charles Djou won a Democratic-held House seat in Hawaii in the district where President Obama grew up -- the latest triumph for the GOP as it looks to take back control of Congress. Djou's victory was a blow to Obama and other Democrats who could not rally around a candidate and find away to win a congressional race that should have been a cakewalk. The seat had been held by a Democrat for nearly 20 years and...
  • Hawaii election returns video stream

    05/22/2010 9:01:35 PM PDT · by byteback · 47 replies · 2,361+ views
    live source
  • Hawaii House Seat Slipping Away From Democrats

    05/07/2010 2:53:36 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 7 replies · 653+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 5-6-10 | Susan Davis
    President Barack Obama won Hawaii’s first congressional district in 2008 with 70% of the vote, but on May 22 the president’s hometown seat is probably going to fall to the GOP in a special election. Maryland Democratic Rep. Chris Van Hollen, who runs the Democrats’ campaign operation, told reporters that they would “have to re-evaluate” their efforts to win. Translation: The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is likely going to pull out of the race altogether. The news is welcome to House Republicans, but this race shouldn’t be viewed as a bellwether because of the quirks in the Hawaii election. For...
  • The Curious Case of Goodwin Liu

    04/06/2010 2:12:01 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 720+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | 4/6/10 | Marc Ambinder
    A Washington truism: to conservatives, potentially troublesome judicial appointments justify immediate action no matter how injurious to the smooth functioning of a legislative body. It's been this way since Roe, as Republicans have grasped how the subtle formalism of American life can be influenced by judicial rulings. And so Senate Republicans are holding up the nomination of Goodwin Liu, .. Liu presents a classic dilemma for intellectually honest conservatives: he is undeniably brilliant, undeniably qualified to serve, has a great story behind him (son of immigrants ..) , was a Rhodes scholar, went to Stanford, Yale Law) respected by colleagues...