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Matt Sledge

Congress Celebrates Memorial Day By Hammering Civil Liberties | Matt Sledge | Posted 05.26.2014 | Politics

Before heading home this Memorial Day weekend to honor those Americans who fought and died for the principle of liberty, Congress did a number on the ...

Jennifer Bendery

Senate Confirms Drone Memo Author As Federal Judge | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate on Thursday confirmed David Barron to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in Boston, overcoming bipartis...

Judicial Nominee Who Wrote Drone Memo Clears First Senate Hurdle

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate gave preliminary approval Wednesday to a contentious federal appeals court nominee who helped develop the government's ...

Harry Reid Predicts Senate Will Approve Judge Who Wrote Drone Memos

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate should reject President Barack Obama's nominee for a federal appeals court because his secret legal memos justifying the...

Drone Lawyer: Kill a 16 Year-Old, Get a Promotion

Medea Benjamin | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics
Medea Benjamin

Should someone who has done such immense damage to the rule of law and our moral sensibilities be awarded with a judgeship on the First Circuit Court?

Matt Sledge

Rand Paul Rejects White House Drone Memo Offer | Matt Sledge | Posted 05.12.2014 | Politics

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul (R) on Tuesday rejected a White House offer to let senators read a federal court nominee's memo authorizing a drone strike on ...

The Favorites To Be The Next Supreme Court Justice

The New Yorker | Posted 03.20.2014 | Politics

Not so suddenly, there’s an elderly quartet at the Supreme Court. Ruth Bader Ginsburg just turned eighty-one, and she’s followed closely in age by...

Joshua Hersh

Obama's War On Terror: Civil Libertarians Decry Being 'Stabbed In The Back' By Awlaki Decision | Joshua Hersh | Posted 12.10.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Civil libertarians are expressing dismay over a new report that names two prominent one-time critics of the abuse of presidential power ...

Obama Hires Another Lawyer Who Battled Bush's Secrecy

The Plum Line | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

To my mind, one of the more interesting storylines unfolding right now is President Obama's ongoing appointment to the Office of Legal Counsel of lawy...