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Justice for sale

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On March 5, 2010
If Rahm Emanuel is actually deciding what sort of trial KSM et. al. should get on the basis of what he calculates would be most politically convenient for the Obama administration, then the only honorable thing for Eric Holder to do is to resign. It’s every bit as illegitmate for the White House to order […]

Scrambling for the lifeboats

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On November 3, 2008

A friend of mine was telling me today that the US Attorney’s office in Denver has just hired several fairly high-ranking Department of Justice lawyers as Assistant US Attorneys. What’s not

Politics is the Art of the Possible

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On July 7, 2008
Is a truism that everyone remembers some of the time, and everyone seems to forget some of the time. Yglesias on cock fighting bans: But should cockfighting really be banned? This doesn’t seem like a very nice way to treat animals, I’m skeptical that this is meaningfully worse than the way we treat the chickens […]

Bye Bye Black

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On June 23, 2008

Hmm, this doesn’t seem promising for the chances of disgraced reactionary media magnate Conrad Black’s appeal succeeding: When Andrew Frey, Lord Black’s lawyer, tried to explain how

Examples?

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On May 22, 2008
Responding to a WaPo editorial suggesting that Obama offer a Supreme Court appointment to Hillary Clinton, Mori Dinauer interestingly points out that such an offer would seem to be illegal. Does anybody know if there are examples of someone actually being prosecuted under the statute? On Clinton being appointed, I would respond with one number […]
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