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Abortion: The Ultimate Trump Card in House of Cards

(4) Comments | Posted February 12, 2013 | 1:58 PM

Let's suppose everything in House of Cards, now the hottest thing on NetFlix, is the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.

It's no news that congressmen buy, devour and then discard lovely young things who may themselves turn out to be tarantulas....

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Women at Risk: Deceptive Practices

(0) Comments | Posted March 22, 2011 | 12:22 PM

The New York City Council has taken action to protect women from the "deceptive practices of some pregnancy service centers." Intro 371, an amendment to the Administrative Code, is intended to insure that consumers, meaning women who are or may be pregnant, "have access to comprehensive information about and timely...

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Judge Seeks Work

(1) Comments | Posted November 4, 2010 | 10:58 AM

A moonlighting Superior Court Judge in New Jersey has just been told to clean up his act; that is, he can't be both a stand-up comic and a sitting judge. One old-time judge protested stagnant judicial compensation by selling hot dogs at Yankee Stadium. He too was given a choice:...

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Rockefeller Drug Laws and Judicial/Prosecutorial Power Struggle

(4) Comments | Posted March 26, 2009 | 12:58 PM

I was a young, mini-skirted lawyer back in 1973 when the Rockefeller drug laws took over New York's criminal justice system. Now I've spent 25 years as a judge of this state and it is still haunted by draconian mandatory sentences and over-incarcerating non-violent drug users arrested for possession, instead...
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A Supreme Mentor

(0) Comments | Posted January 12, 2008 | 12:11 AM

I wasn't thinking "mentor"-- though I should have been--when I met him the very week I became a lawyer. He was older and held a prominent position in New York City government. But truth be known, though not noticeable to me, he was already on the downside of local liberal...

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