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  • The Farce Is Complete: Joe Biden's Son Joins Board Of Largest Ukraine Gas Producer

    05/13/2014 8:54:50 AM PDT · by mojito · 22 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 5/13/2014 | Tyler Durden
    The farce is complete... "Burisma Holdings, Ukraine’s largest private gas producer, has expanded its Board of Directors by bringing on Mr. R Hunter Biden as a new director. R. Hunter Biden will be in charge of the Holdings’ legal unit and will provide support for the Company among international organizations. On his new appointment, he commented: “Burisma’s track record of innovations and industry leadership in the field of natural gas means that it can be a strong driver of a strong economy in Ukraine. As a new member of the Board, I believe that my assistance in consulting the Company...
  • The Conservative Case for Gay Marriage

    08/19/2010 6:18:04 AM PDT · by throwback · 446 replies · 1+ views
    Newsweek ^ | January 09, 2010 | Ted Olsen
    Together with my good friend and occasional courtroom adversary David Boies, I am attempting to persuade a federal court to invalidate California's Proposition 8—the voter-approved measure that overturned California's constitutional right to marry a person of the same sex. My involvement in this case has generated a certain degree of consternation among conservatives. How could a politically active, lifelong Republican, a veteran of the Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush administrations, challenge the "traditional" definition of marriage and press for an "activist" interpretation of the Constitution to create another "new" constitutional right? My answer to this seeming conundrum rests on...
  • The Conservative Case for Gay Marriage

    01/11/2010 6:23:41 PM PST · by steve-b · 136 replies · 4,112+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 1/9/10 | Theodore B. Olson
    Together with my good friend and occasional courtroom adversary David Boies, I am attempting to persuade a federal court to invalidate California's Proposition 8—the voter-approved measure that overturned California's constitutional right to marry a person of the same sex.... Many of my fellow conservatives have an almost knee-jerk hostility toward gay marriage. This does not make sense, because same-sex unions promote the values conservatives prize. Marriage is one of the basic building blocks of our neighborhoods and our nation. At its best, it is a stable bond between two individuals who work to create a loving household and a social...
  • Cuomo's campaign took money from attorneys for clients his office probed

    11/23/2009 12:06:02 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 9 replies · 511+ views
    New York Post ^ | 12:47 PM, November 23, 2009 | POST STAFF REPORT
    State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo’s campaign took money from law firms that represent clients his office investigated or accused of wrongdoing... Boies Schiller & Flexner LLP contributed $35,000 this year to Cuomo’s campaign. The firm, led by David Boies, represents Maurice “Hank” Greenberg, the former AIG CEO, who is fighting a civil fraud case the attorney general filed. Attorneys for Dell Inc., Deutsche Bank and former Liberal Party chief Raymond Harding also contributed to Cuomo. The AG’s office has been involved with disputes with each of them.... Cuomo is expected to run for governor. His campaign has raised $16 million...
  • Three questions for ... Theodore Olson

    10/18/2009 1:16:28 PM PDT · by trumandogz · 27 replies · 1,627+ views
    SF Chronicle ^ | 10.18.09
    Of all the lawyers who might have challenged California's ban on same-sex marriage, one of the least likely candidates would seem to be Theodore Olson: a high-ranking Justice Department attorney under Ronald Reagan, U.S. solicitor general under George W. Bush, and lawyer for Bush in the Bush vs. Gore case that decided the 2000 presidential election. But when a federal judge in San Francisco held a critical hearing last week in a suit by two same-sex couples challenging Proposition 8, they were represented by Olson and David Boies, his courtroom adversary in Bush vs. Gore. Before the hearing, Olson talked...
  • Gay Marraige and the Consitution(BARF ALERT)Why Ted Olson and I are working to overturn CA's Prop 8

    07/20/2009 4:50:34 PM PDT · by TheBigIf · 39 replies · 1,940+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 7/20/09 | By DAVID BOIES
    Gay Marraige and the Consitution (BARF ALERT) Why Ted Olson and I are working to overturn California's Proposition 8. By DAVID BOIES When I got married in California in 1959 there were almost 20 states where marriage was limited to two people of different sexes and the same race. Eight years later the Supreme Court unanimously declared state bans on interracial marriage unconstitutional. Recently, Ted Olson and I brought a lawsuit asking the courts to now declare unconstitutional California's Proposition 8 limitation of marriage to people of the opposite sex. We acted together because of our mutual commitment to the...
  • GOP's Olson: Gay Marriage Going to Supreme Court (Ted Olson fighting for legalization)

    07/03/2009 1:06:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies · 1,613+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 7/3/2009
    SAN FRANCISCO - The attorney representing two same-sex couples who were denied a right to wed in California said on Thursday he expected the case to end up before the U.S. Supreme Court, which has yet to hear a case on the gay marriage issue. "When it does get to the United States Supreme Court, we expect to win," Theodore Olson, who was solicitor general under former President George W. Bush, told reporters after the first hearing on federal lawsuit that was filed in May. A high court ruling potentially could trump state laws prohibiting same-sex unions. Five out of...
  • Why Are Attorneys Ted Olson And David Boies Wrong In Bringing Prop 8 To Federal Court?

    06/03/2009 12:10:01 AM PDT · by stevelackner · 26 replies · 854+ views
    http://www.stevelackner.com/ ^ | June 3, 2004 | Steven W. Lackner
    Attorneys Ted Olson and David Boies, who faced off in Bush V. Gore, have declared they are working together to do what they can to bring Prop 8 before a federal court claiming it violates the U.S. Constitution. Please watch the following interview with Chris Matthews to fully understand their contentions and my responses in this article: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUlDZLZ1Gls&feature=player_embedded These two lawyers are claiming that Prop 8 violates fundamental rights protected by the U.S. Constitution and amounts to discrimination in violation of the Equal Protection Clause. The analogies made by these attorneys are perverse. They equate gay marriage with interracial marriage....
  • (Ted)Olson, (David) Boies Unite to Fight Calif. Same-Sex Marriage Ban in Federal Court

    05/29/2009 11:18:09 AM PDT · by pissant · 27 replies · 961+ views
    Law.com ^ | 5/28/09 | Mike McKee
    Gay-rights lawyers on Wednesday welcomed longtime conservative lawyer Theodore Olson into the fight for same-sex marriage, but warned him and liberal colleague David Boies that they could hurt the cause more than help it by launching an attack on California's Proposition 8 in the federal courts. "There is no end run around the nitty-gritty work of social change," Evan Wolfson, executive director of the New York-based Freedom to Marry, said in a telephone call. "If it was just about hiring a good lawyer and filing a good brief, we'd have won decades ago." Olson, who represented George W. Bush in...
  • New Prop 8 challenge from … Ted Olson?

    05/28/2009 6:18:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies · 1,135+ views
    HOTAIR.COM ^ | 5/28/2009 | Ed Morrissey
    After yesterday’s ruling from the California Supreme Court upholding Proposition 8’s ban on gay marriage but allowing the already-existing gay marriages to remain legal, I predicted that an inventive attorney would attack the judgment in federal court on equal-protection arguments arising from that Solomonic split. That challenge came more quickly than even I predicted, and from an unusual choice of attorneys. Byron York profiles Ted Olson’s decision to make a federal case out of Prop 8: ----------------------------------------------- "The suit argues that the state’s marriage ban, upheld Tuesday by the California Supreme Court, violates the federal constitutional right for same-sex couples...
  • Gay rights advocates rip suit to undo Prop. 8

    05/28/2009 7:40:12 AM PDT · by SmithL · 22 replies · 904+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/28/9 | Joe Garofoli
    Gay rights advocates Wednesday blasted two veteran attorneys for filing a federal lawsuit seeking to overturn Proposition 8, California's voter-approved same-sex marriage ban, saying the move is premature and could be disastrous for the marriage movement. While they knew of the objections, attorneys Theodore B. Olson and David Boies - who opposed each other during the 2000 Bush v. Gore presidential election case - filed the suit Friday in San Francisco on behalf of two same-sex couples who wanted to be married but were denied because of Prop. 8. The suit claims the voter-approved measure, which the California Supreme Court...
  • Proposition 8 challenged in federal court

    05/27/2009 11:39:55 AM PDT · by SmithL · 43 replies · 1,734+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 5/27/9 | Steve Wiegand
    A strange-bedfellows duo of top constitutional lawyers said today they are challenging the legal validity of Proposition 8, the November 2008 ballot measure that prohibited same-sex marriages in California. Speaking at a Los Angeles press conference, attorneys Theodore B. Olson and David Boies said they had filed a suit in federal court on behalf of two gay California couples, and would seek an injunction to stay the law while arguing it is a violation of the equal-protection clause of the U.S. Constitution. Olson, a former U.S. solicitor general, represented former President George W. Bush in Bush v. Gore, which decided...
  • Bush vs. Gore Attorneys Team up to Fight Prop 8 in Federal Court

    05/26/2009 6:12:50 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 58 replies · 2,714+ views
    http://laist.com ^ | May 26, 2009 | By Zach Behrens
    Two top attorneys who argued Bush v. Gore on opposite sides have now joined forces to strike down Prop 8 in federal court, filing for a preliminary injunction against same-sex marriage ban until the case is resolved, which would immediately reinstate the right for all Californians to marry. Theodore B. Olson and David will officially announce their case tomorrow morning in downtown, according to the American Foundation for Equal Rights. Olson, a former U.S. Solicitor General represented President Bush, against Al Gore, who was represented by Boies. The pair is representing two gay men and two gay women who were...
  • MOORE'S 'SICKO' LAWYER

    05/13/2007 4:39:06 PM PDT · by melt · 16 replies · 936+ views
    NY POST .com ^ | 5/13/07 | JANON FISHER
    May 13, 2007 -- First he helped Al Gore fight George W. Bush. Now, he's helping Michael Moore do the same thing. High-powered attorney David Boies - chief counsel in Gore's recount battle against Bush in the 2000 presidential election - has been hired to help the filmmaker fight a federal probe into his new film "Sicko," according to The Weinstein Company. Moore landed in hot water when he took ailing 9/11 responders to Cuba seeking health care as part of the documentary, which highlights problems with the American health care system and HMOs.
  • Alaska Files Suit Against BP, Exxon Mobil

    12/19/2005 10:14:48 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 88 replies · 1,854+ views
    Associated Press (excerpt) ^ | December 19, 2005
    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - An antitrust lawsuit filed Monday against Exxon Mobil Corp. and BP PLC claims the two oil giants are restricting the nation's supply of natural gas and keeping prices at record highs. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Fairbanks, says the two companies acted together to eliminate competition for the exploration, development and marketing of natural gas from Alaska's North Slope to U.S. markets. "The only reason for them to collusively not to sell is to try to continue the scarcity that has driven natural gas prices to historic highs," said David Boies, the...
  • IBM-SCO: David Boies Describes His Litigation Technique

    04/07/2004 8:46:39 AM PDT · by WL-law · 6 replies · 192+ views
    self | 04-07-04 | WL-Law
    For followers of the SCO/Linux litigation: I had the surprise opportunity to attend a lecture last night given by -- guess who -- SCO's lead attorney David Boies, presented at the R.E. Lee Chapel at Washington and Lee U. -- Boise was standing before the tomb of General R.E. Lee as he spoke, which struck a bit of an odd note to my ear. Boies described, in a general presentation to practitioners, his recipe for a successful litigation style as "don't focus on the particulars of your case, because a jury can't understand the details, focus on the big picture,...
  • NEW FLORIDA WOES FOR BOIES

    12/19/2003 11:40:28 PM PST · by kattracks · 28 replies · 250+ views
    New York Post ^ | 12/20/03 | Richard Johnson with Paula Froelich & Chris Wilson
    <p>HOTSHOT lawyer David Boies, who was humbled in Florida while representing Al Gore during the 2000 presidential recount, is undergoing another sour episode in the Sunshine State. The Florida Bar has filed an ethics complaint against Boies, charging him with violating bar rules by paying more than $400,000 in legal fees for a client his firm is representing in a Palm Beach County contract dispute.</p>
  • Reading the (SCO) Leaves

    12/07/2003 8:31:11 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 15 replies · 176+ views
    Groklaw ^ | December 06 2003 | Webster Knight, Esq.
    READING THE LEAVES, ~by Webster Knight, Esq. Friday was a walk over victory for IBM. They didn't have to say anything. They didn't even have to be there. The Judge stated what she intended to do, gave SCO their fair hearing, then did what she said. IBM's Motions were granted, SCO's was not. The Court has given SCO thirty days to comply with IBM's discovery demands in the way IBM wants it. That is a hard thirty days. Assuming that the reports we have received are accurate, the Court said if they needed more time for the hearing, that could...
  • BOIES ADVISED BLACK TO TONE DOWN, RESIGN

    11/20/2003 11:04:52 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 3 replies · 278+ views
    New York Post ^ | November 21, 2003
    <p>November 21, 2003 --Conrad Black has hired super attorney David Boies to represent him in the growing financial scandal at his Hollinger International newspaper empire, The Post has learned.</p> <p>Black hired Boies this week, and the lawyer's first recommendation was for Black to step down immediately as CEO of Hollinger International.</p>
  • Lawyer who represented Gore in 2000 accused of ethics violations in Florida [David Boies]

    07/19/2003 1:47:17 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 8 replies · 216+ views
    Associated Press | July 19, 2003
    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- The lawyer who represented Al Gore in his Supreme Court challenge of Florida results in the 2000 presidential election has been accused of ethics violations in another case. A Florida Bar grievance committee found probable cause that David Boies violated rules of misconduct by giving money to a client and improperly supervising other lawyers. The committee's July 10 finding is similar to an indictment. The case will be heard by a judge appointed by the Florida Supreme Court. The allegations stem from his involvement in a legal battle between the owners of two...
  • What happened to David Boies?

    11/02/2002 12:28:19 AM PST · by BurbankKarl · 17 replies · 335+ views
    The guy disappeared after the Gore chad debacle...and now that the Microsoft case is gone....just where did that guy go?