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If Only Billionaires Were Stopped and Frisked

Nida Khan | Posted 10.14.2013 | New York
Nida Khan

The amount of taxpayer money spent on these incidents is enough to make anyone's head spin. It's simply out of control. And it might be time for the Mayor and Police Commissioner Kelly to accept the reality that police officers need to be retrained and an outside monitor must be established.

Federal Judge Admits To Sending Racially Charged Obama Email

Great Falls Tribune | Posted 04.30.2012 | Politics

HELENA -- Chief U.S. District Judge Richard Cebull on Wednesday admitted to sending a racially charged email about President Barack Obama from his cou...

Who Will Republicans Choose When It Comes to the Nation's Courts?

April Carson | Posted 03.14.2012 | Politics
April Carson

The battle over Mr. Cordray's nomination is over. It is time for Senate Republicans to take up the business of the nation's courts and address the nearly 200 million Americans living in jurisdictions with courts unable to function as designed.

Federal Judge Rudolph Randa Rules SEC Agreement Too Soft

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 12.23.2011 | Business

A federal judge in Milwaukee has criticized the Securities and Exchange Commission for being too soft with corporate enforcement, marking the second t...

Report: Judge Turned A Blind Eye To Wrongful Convictions

AP | Posted 09.28.2011 | Crime

LOS ANGELES — A federal judge in Los Angeles allowed reports indicating inmates might have been wrongly convicted to languish for years, saying ...

103-Year-Old Judge Still Hearing Cases

AP | ROXANA HEGEMAN | Posted 06.10.2011 | Politics

WICHITA, Kan. — In a courtroom in Wichita, the day begins much as it has for the past 49 years: Court is in session, U.S. District Judge Wesley ...

Ryan Grim

Obama's Emerging Judicial Crisis: Judges Blocked At Historic Rate | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As the first congressional session of Obama's presidency draws to a close, what began as a slow process of confirmation has ballooned into a full-blow...

Is Your Email Private?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Chris Weigant

Is your email private? You may think it is, but you may also be surprised how easy it is for law enforcement to access it without a warrant.

Friday Talking Points [116] -- Is It Sausage Yet?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

If nothing else comes of it, you've got to admit that the health reform movement has given a lot of people a very detailed education about the sausage-making process in Washington.

L.A. Attorney Confirmed For Federal Judgeship | Hector Becerra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Ten years ago, Los Angeles attorney Dolly Gee was nominated by President Clinton to serve as a United States District Court judge. But Clinton's term ...

A Bad Lawsuit Over Impeachment

David O. Stewart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David O. Stewart

I wish Judge Porteous well. If he has committed neither treason nor bribery nor a high crime or misdemeanor, he should not retain his judgeship. But he just filed a dumb lawsuit.

Do Corporate Fines and Punitive Damage Awards Serve Their Purpose?

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

Pfizer agreed to pay $2.3 billion to settle fraud claims regarding its marketing practices -- the largest criminal fine of any kind ever. But it's the shareholders, and not the corporate officers, who will be punished.

Newt Gingrich Got It Right: The Battle Over the Courts

Martin Garbus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Martin Garbus

Isn't it clear by now that bipartisanship is and always has been an illusion?

Bush-Appointed Federal Judge Resigns After DUI Cross-Dressing Arrest

Talk Left | Jeralyn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Via Pensito Review: U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Robert Somma, 63, has resigned after pleading guilty to a D.U.I. He was in his Mercedes and wearing a...

Federal Judge Orders White House To Reveal If Missing Emails Have Backups

AP | PETE YOST | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A federal magistrate ordered the White House on Tuesday to reveal whether copies of possibly millions of missing e-mails are stored on computer backup...

Former CBS Newser Defies Court, Won't Reveal Sources

New York Observer | Felix Gillette | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

When Jim Stewart stepped down from CBS News in November 2006 after some 16 years of reporting on a range of topics for the Tiffany Network, the longti...

Federal Judge Orders White House To Preserve All Emails

AP | PETE YOST | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A federal judge Monday ordered the White House to preserve copies of all its e-mails, a move that Bush administration lawyers had argued strongly agai...