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  • Pat Leahy: Falling into line with the inexcusable

     
    Back in 2001, in the aftermath of the Marc Rich pardon, Vermont Sen. Pat Leahy, now the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, was appalled. From columnist EJ Dionne: "Sen. Pat Leahy of Vermont, the ranking Democratic member on......
  • "DWTS:" Brooke Wins. Why Not Warren?

     
    That's correct: Maybe Warren Sapp could have won and maybe should have won instead of Brooke Burke. Yes, Warren Sapp, former TB Bucs/Oakland Raiders defensive lineman could have won "DWTS" if you believe "Dialidol," which had him waaaay ahead......
  • Bush's pardon roster: Sparing once more

     
    by Mark Silva It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas around the Justice Department, with word that President Bush has offered clemency to several convicts, as presidents are wont to do near the ends of their terms. Yet, this......
  • "DWTS": Why the judges hate Lance Bass

     
    Watching "DWTS" last night got me to wondering - why do the judges have it in for LB? I've actually wondered about this all season: Why? He's perfectly good, sometimes very good. He probably should win this thing. While......
  • 'Dancing with the Stars': Finals recap!

     
    It's the last night of dancing for votes. I can't say I'm disappointed -- this show is long and draining to watch, and I'm not sure how all you loyal fans do it. On the other hand, OK, I admit......
  • Open government

     
    By now you're probably aware that Teresa Altemus is suing the state police for withholding public records.Altemus' attorneys filed a lawsuit Nov. 19 accusing state police of violating the state's Freedom of Information Act. According to the lawsuit, state...
  • Foo Fighters food fight

     
    It's the night before Thanksgiving, and I'm watching Top Chef by myself this week. (Mary went home for T-Day. She'll pitch in later.)I've been looking forward to this episode since last week's teaser. This week's episode gets an A --......
  • Taxpayers on hook for Gonzales defense

     
    Most of the attention paid to the Justice Department these days focuses on its future in a new administration, presumably under the leadership of Eric Holder, President-elect Obama's pick for Attorney General to replace caretaker AG Michael Mukasey....
  • Nixonic diversity: A Jew. An Italian. Screw the blacks.

     
    With Obama assembling his Cabinet and bragging about its diversity, while Paterson and Cuomo agonize over the lack of women among the Court of Appeals nominees, treat yourself to a light moment by reading this WSJ transcript from the......
  • Court of Appeals: Quota time for Cuomo, Paterson?

     
    After listening to a tape (at left) of the Cuomo-Paterson press conference, it's easy to understand why there are different interpretations of what they said: They were both trying to be judiciously, politically ambiguous. Both men wanted to pretend......
  • Court of Appeals: What's wrong with the list?

     
    Foment continues in Albany over the lack of diversity (i.e. no woman, no Latino) on the 7 names sent to Gov. Paterson by the Judicial Nominating Commission to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of CJ Judith Kaye.......