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  • Meet the chief prosecutor in the GOP’s Benghazi show trial (Washington Post article)

    05/08/2014 3:17:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 05/08/2014 | Dana Milbank
    Rep. Trey Gowdy, the tea party Republican tapped to lead the new committee investigating the 2012 Benghazi attacks, made a telling slip Wednesday morning in describing his mission. Asked by MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough about the possibility that his panel’s work would continue into the 2016 election campaign, Gowdy replied that “if an administration is slow-walking document production, I can’t end a trial simply because the defense won’t cooperate.” A trial? And the Obama administration is the defense? So much for that “serious investigation” House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) promised; his new chairman intends to play prosecutor, proving the administration’s guilt...
  • The Duke Lacrosse Accuser Stands by Her Story

    04/02/2014 6:13:44 PM PDT · by abb · 29 replies
    Cosmopolitan ^ | April 2, 2014 | William D. Cohan
    In March 2006, Crystal Gail Mangum, a student at North Carolina Central University, who worked as a stripper and an escort, accused three members of the Duke lacrosse team — Reade Seligmann, Collin Finnerty, and David Evans — of raping her at an off-campus party. The case captivated the country, with the media breathlessly reporting the statements of prosecutor Mike Nifong, who was later fired, disbarred and imprisoned for 24 hours, and then those of the players' defense attorneys in a seemingly endless loop of contradictions. In April 2007, North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper said there was "no credible...
  • The next Trayvon case about to explode?

    01/27/2014 7:59:51 AM PST · by rktman · 58 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 1/27/2014 | unknown
    A racially charged shooting incident in North Carolina with eerie parallels to the Trayvon Martin drama has ended in the same way – with a jury refusing to hand state authorities the politically pressured charges they sought against the shooter. In a decision angering the NAACP and other civil-rights activists clamoring for “justice,” a Charlotte grand jury has declined to indict Charlotte Police Officer Randall Kerrick for voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of a 24-year-old black man who refused to obey orders to stop after police responded to a robbery call.
  • Tom DeLay verdict overturned by Texas appellate court

    09/19/2013 8:01:47 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 171 replies
    A Texas Court of Appeals in Austin has overturned the conviction of former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, attorney Brian Wice told KVUE sister station KHOU 11 News.
  • Eric Holder to speak about Zimmerman case in D.C., Fla.

    07/15/2013 9:34:33 AM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/15/13 | William Branigin
    With the acquittal of George Zimmerman continuing to reverberate nationwide, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. is scheduled to address the matter Monday in a speech to a predominantly African American sorority. Holder is the featured speaker at the social action luncheon of the Delta Sigma Theta sorority, which is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its 1913 founding by 22 women at Howard University in Washington, D.C. On Tuesday, Holder travels to Florida to address the NAACP’s annual convention in Orlando, a short drive from the Sanford, Fla., courthouse where Zimmerman was found not guilty
  • AP: Justice Dept: Zimmerman case under review

    07/14/2013 1:54:33 PM PDT · by 101stAirborneVet · 275 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 14, 2013 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Justice Department says it is looking into the shooting death of Trayvon Martin to determine whether federal prosecutors should file criminal civil rights charges now that George Zimmerman has been acquitted in the state case.
  • Day 21 (Week #5) Zimmerman Trial – Witness Discussion Thread

    07/09/2013 4:51:37 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 2,663 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | July 9, 2013 | Sundance
    Today, July 9th, is DAY #21 (of 5th week) State of Florida V. George Zimmerman case. Yesterday was the first full day of defense witnesses. Perhaps the most significant of the first set were the two police officers who stated Tracy Martin, Trayvon’s father, said on 2/28/12 the cries for help on the 911 calls were NOT Trayvon. Later in the day Tracy Martin took the stand and essentially said the two detectives were lying. A great analysis of the events from yesterday is available HERE. What additionally strikes as important to us is the first signs of desperation from...
  • Day 19 (Week #4) Zimmerman Trial – Witness Discussion Thread

    07/05/2013 4:54:41 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 2,993 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | July 5, 2013 | Sundance
    Today, July 5th, is DAY #19 (of 4th week) State of Florida V. George Zimmerman case. The State is expected to wrap up their case today – A great recap of the trial so far is available HERE: The key witness today expected to be Sybrina Fulton, mom. Great Expectations? Remember, as y’all have noted during the 15+ months of research, there is so much corruption in the assembly of this case we could expect the State to avoid the traditional witnesses brought by normal prosecutions. We have not been disappointed in our predictions. The state has already won a...
  • WSJ’s James Taranto On Media’s Emotional Investment In Racial ‘Show Trial’ Of Zimmerman

    07/02/2013 2:32:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Mediaite ^ | July 2, 2013 | Noah Rothman
    On Monday, Wall Street Journal columnist James Taranto expanded on themes he recently wrote about relating to Florida’s thin case against George Zimmerman, the man accused of murdering Trayvon Martin in 2012. Taranto told WSJ’s Mary Kessel that the prosecution of Zimmerman, in the words of one Slate columnist, was supposed to serve as a “referendum” on racial privilege in America. “There’s a word for a trial that is held as a referendum – it’s a show trial,” Taranto said. “We don’t do show trials in this country.” “Why has the press been so convinced from the very beginning that...
  • George Zimmerman judge blocks evidence of Trayvon's alleged marijuana use, past fighting

    05/28/2013 7:32:45 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 99 replies
    With just two weeks remaining before his trial, George Zimmerman's attorneys returned to court this morning for an important pre-trial hearing. Circuit Judge Debra S. Nelson has been be asked to decide a long list of issues, things that will determine how the trial plays out and what jurors will see and hear.
  • McCain Finds Rand Paul's Defense of Apple 'Offensive'

    05/22/2013 1:38:51 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 106 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 21 May 2013 | MIKE FLYNN
    On Tuesday, KY Sen. Rand Paul launched a spirited defense of Apple, whose tax strategies were subject to a hearing of the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. "I frankly think the committee should apologize to Apple," Paul said. Paul went on to accuse the committee of "bullying" one of America's greatest companies, prompting Sen. John McCain to quickly defend the inquiry and say that Paul's remarks were "frankly, offensive."
  • George Zimmerman trial: State wants testimony about Travyon Martin's personal life excluded

    05/13/2013 7:09:37 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 39 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | May 13, 2013 | Susan Jacobsen
    The prosecution in the George Zimmerman murder case has asked a judge to prohibit testimony about shooting victim Trayvon Martin's personal life, including whether he had been suspended from school, used marijuana or been in a fight. The information is irrelevant and would prejudice a jury, the state contends in the motion, filed late Friday. The motion also asks the judge to disallow: •Screen names used by Trayvon on social media. •The fact that he wore or owned a set of gold teeth. •The contents of text messages received or sent by Trayvon before Feb. 26, the day he died....
  • No Way To Treat A Dictator

    08/03/2011 5:51:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 3, 2011 | Staff
    Rule Of Law: What does it say about the prospects for democracy in Egypt when its military rulers put former dictator Hosni Mubarak, caged and on a gurney, through a show trial? Very little, if history is any guide. The Arab world is cringing with apprehension at the hasty, desperate trial of the former despot, who until February ruled Egypt with an iron hand for 30 years. It's not that the charges against Mubarak — corruption and violence against protestors — are likely false. It's that this trial has all the earmarks of mob-pleasing revanchism that will shake citizens' trust...
  • DeLay Guilty of Money Laundering

    11/24/2010 3:18:25 PM PST · by Non-Sequitur · 322 replies · 1+ views
    Houston Press ^ | 11/24/10 | Unknown
    For five years, the case against Tom DeLay for money laundering through his Texans for a Republican Majority PAC has been seemingly trapped in the Texas courts facing pre-trial appeals. On November 1, it finally made it to trial and today the verdict is in: guilty on both money laundering and conspiracy to commit money laundering. The slightly-less-than-humble DeLay lost his majority leadership in Congress after the indictment came down, but he has maintained his claims that this case was politically motivated throughout the entire process right up to defense attorney Dick DeGuerin's closing arguments. The jury clearly didn't buy...
  • DeLay trial will not be moved (will be in Austin)

    08/26/2010 2:41:03 AM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    UPI ^ | 8/25/2010
    AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, R-Texas, will be tried on money laundering charges in Austin, a Texas judge ruled Wednesday. The ruling came as part of pretrial hearings during which DeLay argued he should be tried in Houston, near his home, because the case involves election matters, the Austin American-Statesman reported. His attorney, Dick DeGuerin also argued DeLay could not get a fair trial in Travis County. "I know there's negative feeling about Tom DeLay -- and it's strong," Senior District Judge Pat Priest said, adding DeLay could get a fair trial nonetheless....
  • Better Than Primetime Television: Toyota Takes the Fall

    02/25/2010 6:47:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies · 903+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | February 25, 2010 | Jillian Bandes
    The Toyota show trials are more like an episode of Judge Judy than an actual investigation by Congressional committees. Sitting in for the esteemed TV judge is a cadre of Democrats who are interest in nailing Big Business and protecting union constituencies can barely be hidden behind a wall of teary witnesses and flimsy conspiracy theories. Before members of Congress even questioned CEO Akin Toyoda, they gave lengthy statements that accused Toyota of hiding evidence of malfunctions and endangering drivers. Then came the tear-jerking testimony of traumatized Toyota owners, the eleventh-hour departure of a Democratic congresswoman on the Committee after...
  • Taliban to execute US soldier if Aafia not released

    02/05/2010 9:46:32 PM PST · by Velveeta · 39 replies · 1,245+ views
    Pak Tribune ^ | 2/5/2010 | PakTribune
    PESHAWAR: The Afghan Taliban on Thursday demanded the release of Dr Aafia Siddiqui, a Pakistani scientist who has been convicted by the US court on charges of her alleged attempt to murder US soldiers in Afghanistan, and threatened to execute an American soldier they were holding currently. They claimed Aafia Siddiqui’s family had approached the Taliban network through a Jirga of notables, seeking their assistance to put pressure on the US to provide her justice. “Being Muslims, it becomes our religious and moral obligation to help the distressed Pakistani woman convicted by the US court on false charges,” said a...
  • Filmmaker Who Targeted ACORN Arrested in Alleged Senate Phone Scheme

    01/26/2010 1:02:28 PM PST · by BuckeyeTexan · 434 replies · 19,857+ views
    Fox News ^ | 01/25/10
    Developing ... James O'Keefe, of ACORN sting video fame, and three other suspects have been arrested by the FBI for interfering with LA Senator Landrieu's phone system on federal property.
  • 'LADY AL QAEDA's' Lawyers Angry Over Extra Security Checks at Court...

    01/22/2010 12:53:54 AM PST · by Cindy · 9 replies · 976+ views
    NY DAILY NEWS.com ^ | Friday, January 22, 2010, 3:38 am | Alison Gendar
    "'Lady Al Qaeda's' lawyers angry over extra security checks at court where she's on trial" BY ALISON GENDAR DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER Friday, January 22nd 2010, 3:38 AM SNIPPET: "Lawyers for the so-called "Lady Al Qaeda" are up in arms because spectators at her trial have to show identification and sign in. The extra security check comes on top of a metal detector placed outside the doorway of the Manhattan courtroom where Aafia Siddiqui is on trial for attempted murder. Her defense team said Thursday the precautions are depriving her of a fair trial." Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/ny_crime/2010/01/21/2010-01-21_lady_al_qaedas_lawyers_angry_over_extra_security_checks_at_court_where_shes_on_t.html#ixzz0dKS2tvgx
  • Barons of Wall Street to face U.S. crisis panel

    01/13/2010 3:07:37 AM PST · by Cheap_Hessian · 15 replies · 676+ views
    Reuters ^ | January 13, 2010 | Kevin Drawbaugh
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The chief executives of Wall Street's biggest firms, swimming in bonuses but sinking fast in public esteem, will troop to Capitol Hill on Wednesday to face questioning about the global financial crisis. With U.S. unemployment near a 26-year-high after the worst recession in decades, public fury is growing over the crisis, taxpayer bailouts and huge bonuses for bankers at firms such as Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase. The CEOs of both firms, and others, will testify at the first hearing of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, created by Congress to examine the roots of the 2008 banking...
  • At mayhem central, we relish team of Hutchison and Earle

    12/22/2009 8:54:54 AM PST · by BuckeyeTexan · 13 replies · 477+ views
    Austin American-Statesman ^ | 12/21/2009 | Ken Herman
    This is so potentially great, even greater than we thought it could be. For a while, ex-Travis County District Attorney Ronnie Earle talked about running for governor. That could have led to a November battle between Democrat Earle and Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, now running against Gov. Rick Perry in the GOP gubernatorial primary. Earle v. Hutchison would have been a rematch of the battle previously known as The State of Texas v. Hutchison, a long-ago criminal case in which Earle was The State of Texas and he wanted to send Hutchison to prison for up to 51 years. The...
  • Former DA Earle running for Lt. Gov. [Texas]

    12/20/2009 12:30:43 PM PST · by deport · 37 replies · 933+ views
    American Statesman ^ | 12-18-09 | Kate Alexander
    Former DA Earle running for Lt. Gov. By Kate Alexander | Friday, December 18, 2009, 06:36 PM Former Travis County District Attorney Ronnie Earle is running for lieutenant governor of Texas. Earle, who retired last year after more than three decades as district attorney, filed paperwork with the Texas Democratic Party late Friday to seek the party’s nomination for the statewide office. The winner of the Democratic primary in March will probably face the Republican incumbent David Dewhurst next fall. At this point, Earle is the sole filer for the party’s nomination, but Austin deli owner Marc Katz is...
  • Ethics Office Closes Inquiry Into Murtha, Dicks and Moran

    12/18/2009 1:12:02 PM PST · by jazusamo · 25 replies · 1,171+ views
    Roll Call ^ | December 18, 2009 | Jennifer Yachnin
    The Office of Congressional Ethics has closed its investigation into Reps. John Murtha (D-Pa.), Norm Dicks (D-Wash.) and Jim Moran (D-Va.) and their relationships to the lobbying firm PMA Group, and the OCE advised against a formal House ethics investigation, the lawmakers’ offices said Friday. George Behan, Dicks’ chief of staff, said the OCE, which reviews potential rules violations and refers investigations to the House ethics committee, informed the Washington lawmaker on Dec. 2 that it had recommended the inquiry be dismissed. “In his case, there was never anything there,” Behan said. Murtha spokesman Matt Mazonkey and Moran spokeswoman Emily...
  • When the Sheikh walks: A guilty verdict isn't guaranteed for Khalid Sheikh Mohammed

    11/17/2009 6:31:36 PM PST · by Abakumov · 21 replies · 705+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | November 18, 2009 | Editorial
    The government is going to be in a position where it either has to defend the process that brought the Sheikh to court or seek ways to prevent these issues from arising. However, because Mr. Obama promised that Mr. Mohammed would enjoy the most exacting demands of justice, they probably will be given a full airing. We await a further explanation from the president to clarify how this makes the country safer, particularly if Mr. Mohammed leaves New York a free man.
  • Judge orders partial release of Cheney CIA leak interview

    10/01/2009 9:38:30 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 39 replies · 5,136+ views
    Politico ^ | 10-1-09 | Josh Gerstein
    A federal judge has ordered the Justice Department to release notes and summaries of former Vice President Dick Cheney's 2004 interview with Special Prosecutor Pat Fitzgerald in the CIA leak case, but is allowing the deletion of what may be some of the most interesting details in the documents. In a ruling issued Thursday morning, Judge Emmet Sullivan flatly rejected claims by both Bush and Obama appointees at DOJ that the entirety of the records should be withheld because their disclosure could discourage White House officials from cooperating in future investigations. The judge said the prospect of such inquiries was...
  • Justice Department Inspector General Launches Internal ACORN Probe

    09/22/2009 7:10:33 AM PDT · by TomGuy · 63 replies · 2,980+ views
    FoxNews Alert ^ | Sept. 22, 2009
    The Justice Department's inspector general has agreed to investigate whether ACORN has applied for or received any DOJ grant money, in the wake of bipartisan criticism of the community activist group's operation. And seven other inspectors general are being asked by two congressional members to take a look at their funding mechanisms.
  • Carrie Prejean Files Discrimination Suit Against Miss California Organization

    08/31/2009 1:09:31 PM PDT · by DadOfFive · 11 replies · 1,017+ views
    Former Miss USA runnerup Carrie Prejean is firing back at California pageant officials with a lawsuit that claims the state organization discriminated against her religious beliefs, caused her emotional distress and engaged in slander, her lawyer confirmed to FOXNews.com Monday. The 22-year-old beauty queen filed a complaint Monday morning in Los Angeles Superior Court against K2 Productions (the franchise that operates the Miss California Organization) as well as co-executive directors Keith Lewis and Shanna Moakler and publicist Roger Neal. Prejean lost her crown three months ago for what state pageant officials claimed was a “breach of contract” and failure to...
  • Clinton says trial shows Iran 'is afraid of its own people'

    08/09/2009 6:00:20 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 50 replies · 1,948+ views
    Iran's trial of more than 100 people who it has linked to post-election unrest is a "sign of weakness" and shows that the Islamic republic "is afraid of its own people," U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told CNN Thursday. "It is a show trial, there's no doubt about it," Clinton told CNN's Fareed Zakaria in a wide-ranging interview to be broadcast on his "GPS" program Sunday. "It demonstrates I think better than any of us could ever say that this Iranian leadership is afraid of their own people, and afraid of the truth and the facts coming out." Clinton...
  • The Duke Lacrosse Case: A Documentary History and Analysis of the Modern Scottsboro (new book)

    06/03/2009 10:58:48 AM PDT · by abb · 14 replies · 997+ views
    Amazon ^ | June 3, 2009 | Randolph Parrish
    History and social analysis of the Duke lacrosse case, retold in part from original documents; compared and contrasted with the social history of the Scottsboro trials.
  • Obama planning Bush show trials for summer entertainment

    04/24/2009 11:20:14 AM PDT · by NEWSHOUND · 9 replies · 495+ views
    Blood & CircusesI know this is an economy-oriented blog, and believe me I will get there in just a moment. But there is something going on that's starting to feel (once again!) like the magician telling us to 'look over here' while the heart of the trick is going on somewhere else. Diversion tactics. That's how the magician awes and amazes us. That's how the military gains the element of surprise. And that's how governments, like ancient Rome, diverted the population from their misery (unemployment, hunger, homelessness, etc.) by providing them with such riveting entertainment that everything else just fades...
  • Senators Relieved to See Stevens Case Dismissed (I bet they are.)

    04/01/2009 9:09:53 AM PDT · by VinL · 26 replies · 1,377+ views
    CQPolitics ^ | 4-1-09 | Staff
    Senators who served with Alaska Republican Ted Stevens, as well as the man who beat him last November, voiced relief at the Justice Department’s decision to throw out the case against him. Sen. Lisa Murkowski , R-Alaska, said she was pleased the charges against her former colleague would be dropped, “but I am deeply disturbed that the government can ruin a man’s career and then say ‘never mind.’ There is nothing that will ever compensate for the loss of his reputation or leadership to the State of Alaska.” Sen. Mark Begich of Alaska, the Democrat who narrowly defeated Stevens last...
  • LIVE thread committee hearings on AIG- 18 March

    03/18/2009 7:31:13 AM PDT · by SE Mom · 134 replies · 4,724+ views
    18 March 2009
    I didn't see a thread- it's live now on C-Span 3. Geithner isn't appearing, Frank has said "we" should bring a lawsuit against AIG.
  • Lou Dobbs TScript/Video: "Mexico Meddling" (Ramos-Compean, Bush Corruption Exposed Pt II)

    01/23/2009 6:31:45 PM PST · by flattorney · 34 replies · 787+ views
    CNN Lou Dobbs Tonight ^ | January 22, 2009 | Transcript Staff
    Mexico slams Border Patrol clemency. Criticizes commutation for former Border Patrol agents Ramos and Compean. Plus, President Bush and Administration Corruption Exposed Part II 01.22.09 CNN Lou Dobbs Video: "Mexico Meddling" (Ramos-Compean, Bush Corruption Exposed Pt II) 01.14.09 CNN Lou Dobbs Video: President-Elect Barack Obama and Mexico's President Felipe Calderon met SEGMENT INTRO: New questions about Mexico's brazen meddling in the case against former border patrol agents Ramos and Compean who remain in prison tonight, we'll have special coverage of this continuing miscarriage of justice and the intervention of the Mexican government in the Bush administration's policy making. # And...
  • Lou Dobbs TScript: Ramos/Compean 2 more months in prison. Bush/Mexican Gov’t Corruption Exposed

    01/21/2009 9:29:25 PM PST · by flattorney · 44 replies · 5,793+ views
    CNN Lou Dobbs Tonight ^ | January 21, 2009 | Transcript Staff
    “Lou Dobbs Tonight: Transcript” Justice Delayed: (Because of Bush) Ramos & Compean could be in prison for 2 more months Outrageous President Bush, Administration, and Mexican government collusion and corruption against our border patrol agents January 21, 2009 # This was Lou Dobbs first broadcast this week. SEGMENT INTRO: Former Border Patrol agents Ramos and Compean, their sentences commuted, but they may be in prison for another two months. There is rising anger at the continued imprisonment of former Border Patrol agents Ramos and Compean two days after President Bush commuted their sentences. And there is outrage at the Mexican...
  • Border patrol agents' sentences commuted, but struggle not yet over (TX) congressman vows

    01/21/2009 3:47:15 PM PST · by flattorney · 20 replies · 2,225+ views
    Beaumont Enterprise ^ | January, 20, 2009 | Colin Guy
    Two Texas border guards sentenced each to about a dozen years in prison have had their sentences commuted by former President George W. Bush in one of last official acts. But the campaign on their behalf is not yet over. In 2005 Border Patrol agents Jose Compean and Ignacio Ramos shot drug smuggler Osvaldo Aldrete Davila in the buttocks as he fled across the Rio Grande, away from an abandoned van load of marijuana, according to Associated Press reports. The two men, who did not report the shooting and tampered with evidence by picking up spent shell casings, were convicted...
  • Bush Commutes Sentences of Two Border Agents Convicted of Shooting Drug Dealer

    01/19/2009 9:58:40 AM PST · by E.G.C. · 501 replies · 16,399+ views
    AP ^ | 1-19-09 | DEB RIECHMANN
  • Democrats seek criminal probe of Bush 'abuses'

    01/14/2009 9:49:01 AM PST · by prismsinc · 24 replies · 905+ views
    Breitbart.com ^ | 01-14-09 | LARRY MARGASAK
    The incoming Obama administration should launch a criminal investigation of Bush administration officials to see whether they broke the law in the name of national security, a House Democratic report said Tuesday. President-elect Barack Obama has been more cautious on the issue and has not endorsed such a recommendation. Along with the criminal probe, the report called for a Sept. 11-style commission with subpoena power, to gather facts and make recommendations on preventing misuse of power, according to the report by the Democratic staff of the House Judiciary Committee. The report covers Bush administration policies that Democrats have protested for...
  • Jury finds mistake in Ted Stevens indictment

    10/27/2008 11:48:59 AM PDT · by SmithL · 25 replies · 2,485+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 10/27/8 | JESSE J. HOLLAND, Associated Press Writer
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Jurors in Ted Stevens' corruption trial discovered a mistake in the Alaska senator's indictment Monday, an embarrassing gaffe for Justice Department prosecutors that could benefit the senator. Stevens, the Senate's longest-serving Republican, is charged with lying on Senate financial documents about $250,000 in home renovations and gifts he received from a millionaire oil contractor. Among the seven charges in the indictment, prosecutors said that Stevens checked "no" on financial documents when asked whether he received any gifts in 2001. Actually, he checked "yes," — and jurors asked the judge what they should do about that. Prosecutors insisted...
  • Magazine Cleared of 'Bigotry,' Now Facing 2nd Hearing ( "Catholic Insight" & homosexuality )

    08/16/2008 7:35:03 AM PDT · by kellynla · 14 replies · 236+ views
    worldnetdaily.com ^ | August 16, 2008 | staff
    A Christian publication already cleared by the Canadian Human Rights Commission on claims its reporting on issues involving homosexuality stem from "bigotry, discrimination and hate" will have to defend itself – again – from the same charges. Officials with Catholic Insight have confirmed homosexual activist Rob Wells, whose earlier allegations against the publication were rejected, has appealed to the Federal Court in Canada. "On Aug. 12, Toronto-based Catholic Insight and its editor Father Alphonse de Valk received notification that Wells had filed an appeal … with the Federal Court of Canada. Wells is requesting that the appeal be heard in...
  • Pelosi says House Judiciary may hold hearings on Kucinich impeachment resolution

    07/10/2008 9:48:18 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 88 replies · 262+ views
    Pelosi says House Judiciary may hold hearings on Kucinich impeachment resolution Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said this morning that the House Judiciary Committee may hold hearings on an impeachment resolution offered by Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio). Kucinich is expected to offer a "privileged resolution" this afternoon calling on the House to look at whether President Bush should be removed from office for lying to Congress and the American public when he sought congressional approval back in 2002 for taking military action to invade Iraq and overthrow Saddam Hussein.
  • Mark Steyn from the BC Human Rights Kangaroo Tribunal (FR Mentioned)

    06/06/2008 11:26:42 AM PDT · by mojito · 14 replies · 457+ views
    The Hugh Hewitt Show ^ | 6/6/2008 | Mark Steyn/Hugh Hewitt
    HH: I want to begin with Mark Steyn, who has managed to leave the British Columbia courthouse wherein the British Columbia Human Rights tribunal is meeting to try him. He’s in the dock. He’s across the street from the courthouse. Mr. Steyn, welcome, how goes the affairs up there? MS: Well, I’m glad to be able to shake off the fellows from the British Columbia Sheriff’s department. It’s very bizarre to me. They said they’d had, they’d been following me around everywhere in the building I go because they say there are security concerns. And it’s not clear whether it’s...
  • No Murder Charges Filed In Haditha Case

    01/04/2008 5:46:39 AM PST · by RDTF · 69 replies · 182+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Jan 4, 2008 | Josh White
    After a two-year investigation into the killings of up to 24 civilians in Haditha, Iraq, the Marine Corps has decided that none of the Marines involved in the incident will be charged with murder. Instead, two enlisted Marines and two Marine officers will face trial in coming months for the killings and for failing to investigate them. The most serious charges have been leveled against Marine Staff Sgt. Frank D. Wuterich, who is scheduled to be arraigned on charges of voluntary manslaughter in California next week, the last step before the case officially moves to trial. Initially called a massacre...
  • Immigration activist who left Chicago sanctuary arrested (Elvira Arrellano has been arrested!)

    08/19/2007 4:39:59 PM PDT · by Ladycalif · 285 replies · 6,287+ views
    WQAD & AP ^ | August 19, 2007
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - An illegal immigrant who sought sanctuary in a Chicago church to avoid deportation has been arrested in Los Angeles. That word came this evening from the pastor of the Adalberto United Methodist Church in Chicago where Elvira Arellano (el-VEE'-ruh ah-ray-AH'-noh) had sought sanctuary. The Reverend Walter Coleman says he was with Arellano when she was detained this afternoon. But he says he couldn't immediately provide other details.
  • Marine Adviser Recuses Himself From Case

    08/15/2007 5:58:15 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 30 replies · 791+ views
    AP ^ | Aug 14, 2007 | By Associated Press
    Marine Adviser Recuses Himself From Case By Associated Press 10:32 PM EDT, August 14, 2007 : CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. - A top legal adviser at Camp Pendleton who was accused of making "inappropriate and imprudent" comments recused himself from the case against a Marine charged with murdering Iraqi civilians in Haditha. Lt. Col. Bill Riggs is a senior legal adviser to the general overseeing the prosecution of five Marines charged in the slayings. Riggs recused himself from the case against Lance Cpl. Stephen Tatum, a military spokesman said Tuesday. His action came after he contacted Lt. Col. Paul Ware, the...
  • Imams Removed From US Airways Flight Drop Passengers From Lawsuit

    08/01/2007 10:35:17 PM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 19 replies · 800+ views
    FOXNEWS.COM ^ | August 01,2007 | Associated Press
    MINNEAPOLIS — The six Muslim leaders who were removed from a US Airways flight last fall after passengers thought they were acting suspiciously will not include those passengers in their lawsuit against the airline and police, an attorney for the imams said Wednesday. A motion to amend the complaint to include the names of airline employees and police officers was entered Tuesday in U.S. District Court, attorney Frederick Goetz said. "We've identified the people we think are responsible," he said. No passengers were named. The imams, who were handcuffed and questioned, say the airline discriminated against them and violated their...
  • Statement of Hillary Clinton on Libby Commutation

    07/02/2007 6:09:59 PM PDT · by hole_n_one · 95 replies · 4,723+ views
    Statement of Hillary Clinton on Libby Commutation Senator Clinton issued the following statement on President Bush’s decision to commute the sentence of Scooter Libby: "Today's decision is yet another example that this Administration simply considers itself above the law. This case arose from the Administration's politicization of national security intelligence and its efforts to punish those who spoke out against its policies. Four years into the Iraq war, Americans are still living with the consequences of this White House's efforts to quell dissent. This commutation sends the clear signal that in this Administration, cronyism and ideology trump competence and justice."
  • Judge suspends DA in Duke lacrosse case

    06/19/2007 10:40:14 AM PDT · by Enchante · 15 replies · 691+ views
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 06/19/07 | AARON BEARD
    DURHAM, N.C. - A judge suspended District Attorney Mike Nifong effective immediately Tuesday after learning the prosecutor disbarred for his handling of the Duke lacrosse rape case intended to stay in office for another month. The sheriff immediately stripped Nifong of his badge and the keys to his office. There is probable cause to believe that Nifong "has engaged in willful misconduct in office and conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice, which brings the office into disrepute," Superior Court Judge Orlando Hudson wrote in his order. Durham County Sheriff Worth Hill went to Nifong's house with a deputy to...
  • Libby prosecutor's authority questioned

    06/08/2007 5:48:55 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 22 replies · 1,773+ views
    NBC News ^ | June 8, 2007 | Joel Seidman
    What happens when a dozen prominent law professors from across the legal spectrum - from Robert Bork to Alan Dershowitz - petition the judge in the Libby case to give credence to the concept that Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald's constitutional authority in prosecuting the case is in question? U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton will have to address the issue next week when he has been asked by Libby's attorneys to consider releasing their client on bond pending appeal of his conviction for perjury and obstruction of an FBI investigation of the leak of CIA agent Valerie Plame's name to reporters....
  • Scooter Libby gets 30 Months.

    06/05/2007 8:55:52 AM PDT · by tioga · 325 replies · 11,861+ views
    Reported on Fox.
  • Stalin-Esque Show Trial At Tufts University

    05/06/2007 1:22:46 PM PDT · by dmh191 · 19 replies · 982+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | May 2, 2007 | Ben Shapiro
    On Monday evening at Tufts University, I attended a long, grueling show trial -- the kind of show trial that doubtless will be repeated at campuses across the United States. This show trial was convened with the sole purpose of punishing The Primary Source, Tufts' lone conservative periodical. What was The Source's sin? On December 6, 2006, The Source printed a tasteless parody carol entitled "O Come, All Ye Black Folk." The carol was written from the perspective of an admissions officer, admitting students solely based on racially discriminatory stereotypes: "All come! Blacks, we need you, / Born into the...