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  • Dear Mr. AG: Why are you taking Paterson's side?

     
    We asked AG Andrew Cuomo's office a question today about his news conference with Gov. Paterson, promising to help him see if there are some "options" to somehow get the Judicial Nominating Commission to put a woman in the......
  • Supreme Court mum on Obama-birth case

     
    Theresa Cao speaks about President-elect Barack Obama's proof of U.S. citizenship outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Friday Dec. 5, 2008. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana) by Frank James No announcement today from the Supreme Court about whether it will.....
  • Chicagoan Tina Tchen going to Obama WH

     
    by Christi Parsons and John McCormick A prominent Chicago lawyer who was one of Barack Obama's top fundraisers will be appointed to run the Office of Public Liaison for the White House, the Tribune has learned. The formal appointment of......
  • Video: Hoping the Supreme Court will oust Obama

     
    The Supreme Court has a petition raising the oft-rejected and more or less frivolous claim that Obama is disqualified from becoming President because he is not a natural-born citizen. In this video, a Mother Jones correspondent talks to some true......
  • Cocaine dealer clemency: Holder had a role, too

     
    In an informative story this morning about Bill Clinton's sentence commutation for cocaine dealer Carlos Vignali (right), son of a politically connected LA businessman who spread money around to politicians and hired Hillary Clinton's brother, the LATimes...
  • Blackwater's ex-guards charged

     
    by Frank James One of the ugliest episodes of the U.S.'s time in Iraq was the Sept. 16, 2007 shooting of dozens of unarmed civilians by armed security guards who worked for the contractor Blackwater Worldwide. Thirty four civilians......
  • Supreme Court dumps Obama lawsuit

     
    by David G. Savage WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court today turned down an emergency appeal asking the justices to consider whether President-elect Barack Obama is a "natural born citizen," and thereby, eligible to become president. In a one-line order, the....
  • Supreme Court likely to pass on Obama

     
    by David G. Savage Undaunted by election results on Nov. 4, several persistent plaintiffs have pursued lawsuits asserting that President-elect Barack Obama is ineligible to hold the office of president because he is not an "natural born citizen." Their...
  • Supervisors' attorney fees: $119k

     
    Lawyers representing four formerly indicted Gloucester supervisors are seeking $119,776.53 in attorney fees plus unspecified 'sanctions' against 41 citizens who unsuccessfully petitioned to remove them office.Anthony Troy, a Richmond attorney representing...
  • Obama steering clear of Illinois scandal

     
    by Mark Silva Could President-elect Barack Obama be one of the cleanest politicians from one of the dirtiest states in America? To hear a prominent FBI agent tell it, Illinois is hard in the running for the latter category: "If......
  • Crist puts Labarga, Ciklin on 4th District Court of Appeal

     
    Gov. Charlie Crist appointed two Palm Beach County judges -- Cory Ciklin and Jorge Labarga -- to the Fourth District Court of Appeal, based in West Palm Beach. Labarga had been among five finalists for a seat on the Florida......