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  • Scheduling Loretta Lynch vote should be top Senate priority

    When President Barack Obama nominated Loretta Lynch to be the attorney general of the United States last November, he started by listing her exceptional qualifications, from her academic achievements to the cases she tried as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York prosecuting terrorists, investigating corruption and vindicating civil rights. He recounted her experiences in the civil rights movement as a little girl in North Carolina, the granddaughter of sharecroppers, perched on her father's shoulders on the way to his church experiences that nourished her dedication to the principles of fairness, equality and justice. He also noted that "Loretta might be the only lawyer in American who battles mobsters and drug lords and terrorists, and still has the reputation for being a charming 'people person.'" The National Women's Law Center supports her nomination, and the president's remarks outlined the qualities that compelled us to do so.
  • Fisherman's high court win spurs call for legal reform

    The Supreme Court case of a fisherman hooked by a law meant to preserve documents, not fish, is renewing calls to curb the reach of criminal laws that critics say are too vague. Groups across the political spectrum — from the liberal American Civil...

    Steven G. Calabresi: 5 myths about lame-duck presidents

    President Barack Obama is now officially a lame duck: no more elections left, and facing GOP majorities in the Senate, House, governors' mansions and even the Supreme Court, in a sense, where five of the nine justices were appointed by Republicans. But...

    Justice Department to ban profiling by federal law enforcement

    Justice Department to ban profiling by federal law enforcement
    The Justice Department is expected to issue a broad new policy in the coming two to three weeks banning religious and other forms of profiling by federal law enforcement officers, department sources said Friday. The long-awaited policy will not...

    Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'Orphan Black' on BBC America

    Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'Orphan Black' on BBC America
    Customized TV Listings are available here: Click here to download TV listings for the week of June 8 - 12, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SERIES Orphan Black Cosima (Tatiana Maslany) is out...