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Ralph Nader, 'An Unreasonable Man,' Makes Reasonable Points About Tort Reform

Michael Shammas | Posted 05.11.2016 | Politics
Michael Shammas

Unfortunately, today's politicians are divided by politics yet united by cowardice, so even the dumbest tort reform is allowed to dilute our protections. Politicians just don't want to stand up against the varied interests lined up against tort law. Despite his own political forays, Ralph Nader is different.

Google Defies Attorney General

William Buckley Jr. | Posted 04.20.2015 | Business
William Buckley Jr.

In what may become one of the more important legal decisions of the decade, Google is fast tracking a judicial ruling in Mississippi that could provide Google with immunity from local and state investigation of possible illegal activity.

Jennifer Bendery

Top House Dems Slam GOP For Giving Committee Chairmen Unilateral Subpoena Power | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The top Democrats on 16 House committees sent a letter to all members on Tuesday condemning Republicans' recent push to expand the power...

Jennifer Bendery

GOP Quietly Giving Committee Chairmen Unilateral Subpoena Power | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) went on a subpoena-issuing bonanza during his four years as chairman of the House Oversight and Government ...

Local Law Enforcement Chipping Away at the Fourth Amendment

Peter Van Buren | Posted 12.24.2014 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

The Bill of Rights was designed to protect the People from their government. That's quite literally becoming history today as new challenges, now from local law enforcement, chip away at the Fourth Amendment's protections of privacy.

Friday Talking Points -- Eric Holder's Record

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.26.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The news that Attorney General Eric Holder would be stepping down sent a shockwave through Washington. On the whole, was his term worth praising or condemning? We have to say that "both" is the only real answer to that question.

Can a Journalist 'Plead the Fifth' to Avoid Having to Name a Confidential Source? A Federal Judge Says Yes

Peter Scheer | Posted 02.15.2014 | Media
Peter Scheer

This idea hasn't gotten much traction, until now: a federal judge in Michigan, in a civil suit against the Justice Department, ruled last month that a journalist could assert his fifth amendment right against self-incrimination in refusing to reveal a confidential source.

Authorities Hammer Sketchy Payday Lenders

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2014 | Business

Dec 2 (Reuters) - New York State's financial regulator, Benjamin Lawsky, sent subpoenas to 16 lead generator websites that sell sensitive consumer d...

The AP 'Scandal': The Straight Scoop

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 07.16.2013 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

I am a card-carrying member of the ACLU, a strong proponent of press freedom and a staunch believer in both a robust First Amendment and a vibrant Fourth Amendment. But I also care about rational public discourse, and the furious condemnation of the Department of Justice in this situation is way over the top.

Who's Got a Secret?

David Westin | Posted 05.14.2013 | Media
David Westin

The Associated Press is outraged that the Justice Department has been secretly rummaging through its telephone records, and who can blame it? But what really matters is what it means for all the rest of us.

Preston Maddock

Subpoenaing Drone Memos Has 'Bipartisan Interest' | Preston Maddock | Posted 02.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- There is "bipartisan interest" within the House Judiciary Committee in subpoenaing the Justice Department's legal memos that justify the...

7 Things You'll Love About The TSA

Christopher Elliott | Posted 02.23.2013 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

I can think of seven things about airport security that I love -- and that I think you will, too. As one of the busiest travel weeks of the year begins today, let's review them.

MORE Banks Subpoenaed Over Libor

Wall Street Journal | Reed Albergotti and Jean Eaglesham | Posted 10.26.2012 | Business

Nine more banks have received subpoenas in connection with a probe into alleged widespread interest-rate manipulation by banks, a person familiar with...

It Ain't Over 'Till It's Over: Legal Implications of a House Contempt Vote in the "Fast and Furious" Controversy

David Laufman | Posted 06.28.2012 | Politics
David Laufman

Thus, there is ample bipartisan precedent on which Mr. Machen may rely to refrain from prosecuting a congressional contempt citation against Attorney General Holder, and it is highly unlikely that he will even bring the matter before a grand jury.

Jennifer Bendery

Darrell Issa Fights Subpoenas After Chastising Eric Holder For Doing The Same Thing | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), who for more than seven months has been chastising Attorney General Eric Holder for failing to comply with...

REPORT: Feds Subpoena Apple In Google Antitrust Probe

Posted 05.13.2012 | Technology

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Antitrust regulators investigating Google for potential antitrust violations have asked Apple Inc how it incorporates Google se...

Tribal Sovereign Immunity Applies to Commercial Transactions

Brad Reid | Posted 04.24.2012 | Business
Brad Reid

The U.S. District Court in Colorado recently held that Miami Nations' tribal sovereign immunity applied to both governmental and commercial activities...

State Regulators Subpoena Big Bank

Reuters | Posted 04.11.2012 | Business

* Massachusetts eyes CLO documents * Investors lost $150 mln on products * Bank of America shares down 1.2 percent ...

John Celock

State Legislature Votes Down Speaker's Jail Power | John Celock | Posted 12.17.2011 | Politics

New Hampshire lawmakers voted last week to reject a proposal to provide the House speaker with the authority to put people in jail. The amendment c...

Issa Issues Subpoena For Eric Holder Over Controversial Gun-Running Operation

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) Wednesday issued a subpoena to Attorney General Eric Holder, Jr. and ...

Arrest Of Baby Lisa's Mother 'Inevitable,' Irwin Family Says

Posted 12.11.2011 | Crime

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Associated Press / The Huffington Post) — Kansas City authorities searched a cistern at a vacant house Tuesday but came up empty a...

Atlanta Public School Officials Hand Subpoenaed Documents To Grand Jury

Reuters | Nader Mousavizadeh | Posted 10.27.2011 | Education

(Reuters) - Atlanta public school officials appeared on Friday before a county grand jury investigating alleged cheating by teachers and principals on...

Justice Department Prepares Subpoenas In News Corp. Inquiry

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 09.20.2011 | Media

The Justice Department is putting together subpoenas as part of its probe into allegations of criminal misconduct by News Corp., the Wall Street Journ...

Google Is No Microsoft

David Balto | Posted 08.30.2011 | Business
David Balto

Any analogy between a potential antitrust case against Google and the antitrust case against Microsoft ignores the underlying facts and is a misguided over-simplification of the complicated nature of the on-line search market.

Goldman Expects Federal Prosecutors To Demand Documents

The Huffington Post | William Alden | Posted 07.20.2011 | Business

Goldman Sachs executives expect federal prosecutors to demand to see internal documents, as the government ramps up its investigation into the way the...