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Obama Again Nominates Jeffrey Meyer To Federal Bench

The Hartford Courant | Edmund H. Mahony | Posted 03.08.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama on Monday again nominated law professor and former federal prosecutor Jeffrey Meyer to a federal judgeship in Connecticut. Mey...

Meet The Country's First Asian American Federal Judge Who's Also Gay

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 03.06.2013 | Gay Voices

After more than thirteen years with the Department of Justice, Pamela Chen has been confirmed to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of N...

Judge Regretfully Rules Law Doesn't Require US Government to Explain Its Drone War

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 03.04.2013 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

This is one of the best reasons I've heard yet for why the Obama administration should release the legal memos written to justify its overseas targeted killings of terror suspects, regardless of whether any court ever orders it to.

Good News For Children Of Florida's Undocumented Immigrants

The Huffington Post | Joey Francilus | Posted 11.07.2012 | Miami

State education leaders decided against appealing a judge's ruling that the children of Florida's undocumented immigrants cannot be charged higher tui...

Dodd-Frank Law Challenged By 3 States

Reuters | Posted 11.21.2012 | Business

* States join lawsuit filed by think tank, others in June * Measure on liquidation of financial firms in focus By Emily ...

Landmark Civil Rights Measure Faces Fire From State Challenge

Reuters | Posted 09.07.2012 | Politics

(Refiles to fix typo in the lead) * Court must decide if Texas can require voters to have photo ID * Five days of argum...

Paul Blumenthal

Court Ruling: Rules Blocking Disclosure By Kochs, Rove, Chamber Invalid

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 03.31.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Friday evening, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued a ruling that could begin the process of revealing the id...

Gulf Coast Wants The RESTORE Act Passed Before A Potential BP Settlement

Susan Buchanan | Posted 04.18.2012 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Congressional delegates from Louisiana and other Gulf Coast states hope the bipartisan RESTORE Act will be passed soon and before a possible BP settlement with the feds so that BP fines go to coastal states and not Washington's coffers.

FDA Staffers Sue Agency Over Surveillance Of Personal E-mail

The Washington Post | Posted 01.30.2012 | Technology

The Food and Drug Administration secretly monitored the personal e-mail of a group of its own scientists and doctors after they warned Congress that t...

Alexandria Man Faces Charges In Pentagon Shootings

AP | By MATTHEW BARAKAT | Posted 11.30.2011 | DC

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- The lawyer for an ex-Marine Corps reservist accused of firing shots at the Pentagon and other military targets last year says his c...

Goldman Sachs Sued By Regulator Over Risky Mortgages

AP | ALEX VEIGA | Posted 10.09.2011 | Business

LOS ANGELES — The U.S. regulator of credit unions on Tuesday sued Goldman Sachs & Co. for more than $491 million in damages over losses incurred...

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 ...

Art Dealer And 'Career Con Man' To Be Sentenced

AP | By LAURA CRIMALDI | Posted 09.20.2011 | Crime

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- A former Rhode Island art dealer convicted of defrauding a wide range of investors – from a wealthy collector of Japanese sw...

Starbucks Wins Dismissal Of Worker Tips Lawsuit

Posted 09.10.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Jonathan Stempel) - Starbucks Corp on Monday won dismissal of a lawsuit by former assistant store managers in New York who accused the w...

The Latest Ex-Traders Found Guilty Of Insider Fraud

Posted 08.13.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Grant McCool) - Three former securities traders were convicted on Monday on all counts of fraud and conspiracy to commit insider tradin...

Lawsuit Alleges Veterans Affairs Is Leaving L.A. Vets Out In The Cold

The New York Times | Adam Nagourney | Posted 08.10.2011 | Impact

LOS ANGELES — It is a 387-acre campus of green fields and buildings in a prosperous Los Angeles neighborhood, donated to the federal government over...

Gagosian Dragged To Court For Brutality Suit On Eve Of James Franco Show

ARTINFO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
ARTINFO

NEW YORK--Ingrid Homberg, the 59-year-old woman whom a police officer roughly ejected from Gagosian's Anselm Kiefer show last year after she became en...

What The Flap Over Health Care Tells Us About American Religion

Richard T. Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Richard T. Hughes

Many Christians denounce the health care law as a tool of the devil and support its repeal. In light of what Jesus taught, I find that position puzzling.

Al-Awlaki Decision Leaves Key Questions Unanswered

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

Under what circumstances is the U.S. government allowed to target for death an individual suspected of participating in terrorism in a foreign country where we are not actively engaged in a war?

Justice by Whatever Name

Anthony DePalma | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Anthony DePalma

The painful controversy over what happened to James Zadroga underscores the very real problems that have prolonged the anguish caused by the dust of ground zero long after the dust itself has been washed away.

Sierra Club -- What Hast Thou Wrought and at Whose Cost?

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

The Sierra Club wishes to close down the operations of a fertilizer producer. But do the economic and social pros and cons balance out, and if not, what can be done to bring greater equanimity to these confrontations?

SEC Charges 6 Men In $300M Ponzi scheme with Colorado ties

Denver Business Journal | Renee McGaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

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Wolves Win: Federal Court Reinstates Protections

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

It's been a big week for canines. I announced on the blog yesterday that the puppy mill initiative we're promoting with partner organizations had qual...

Gay Marriage: The Tide is Turning And There's No Going Back

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Dreier

All trends regarding public sentiment and views towards the LGBT community indicate that the time when conservatives can use same-sex marriage as a "wedge" issue is coming to an end.

Frank DiPascali, Madoff's Ex-Finance Chief, Released On Bail In NYC

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — The former finance chief for jailed financier Bernard Madoff was released on $10 million bail Tuesday, months after he admitted his r...