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  • Hofstra Law dean on a list for US Supreme Court?

     
    Over the weekend, NPR's Nina Totenberg named as a longshot U.S. Supreme Court prospect Nora Demleitner, dean at Hofstra Law School, who is a former clerk to Justice Samuel Alito. As a Democrat she testified for his confirmation. The......
  • Stanford arrest: Massive fraud alleged

     
    by Josh Meyer The Justice Department is confirming that Texas billionaire Allen Stanford has been arrested and indicted on criminal charges stemming from his alleged operation of a massive investment fraud operation that bilked potentially thousands of...
  • Jordan's employee files criminal charges

     
    The Howard County Times is reporting that a kitchen worker has filed criminal charges against Jordan Naftal, the owner of Jordan's Steakhouse in Ellicott City, for failure to pay some $2,000 in back wages.......
  • The AG's opinion

     
    Throughout the six-page letter dated Monday and sent by state Attorney General William C. Mims to Tony Troy, an attorney representing supervisors Teresa Altemus and Michelle Ressler, the words 'criminal charges' are invoked. The letter was referenced by...
  • Silver: Eating pretzels during sex complaint? (Corrected)

     
    Several years ago, Speaker Sheldon Silver's chief counsel Michael Boxley pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting an Assembly aide in 2003, which led to disclosure of an earlier, similar incident involving an aide named Elizabeth Crothers. She had complained...
  • When in the Course of human events...

     
    by Jim Tankersley France celebrates its independence day on the anniversary of a citizen uprising at a prison; Canada's comes on the anniversary of a legislative act recognizing its self-governance. In the United States, we celebrate a "Dear John"......
  • ACLU to new president: End rights slide

     
    by Frank James The American Civil Liberties Union has recommendations for actions the new president should take on his first day, within his first first 100 days and during the first year to restore constitutional rights that eroded during the......
  • Spitzer: No prosecution

     
    The US Attorney announces that there will be no prosecution of Eliot Spitzer. "After a thorough investigation, this Office has uncovered no evidence of misuse of public or campaign funds. In addition, we have determined that there is insufficient......
  • Senate official rejects Burris paperwork

     
    By Mike Dorning and Monique Garcia Roland Burris headed to Washington today to claim Illinois' disputed U.S. Senate seat, even as officials at the Senate rejected the paperwork sent by Gov. Rod Blagojevich to formally pave his way. Secretary of......
  • Heartsick and numb over Zimmerman verdict

    Heartsick and numb over Zimmerman verdict
    I didn't want to write about Trayvon Martin this week. I already had another column planned, something tidier, less contentious. But the obligation weighs on me, even though I'm still emotionally raw, grappling with what the verdict — and the bile...
  • Three-strikes shouldn't be about small-time crime

    SACRAMENTO — One guy stole a loaf of bread. Another was caught with a speck of meth. Somebody grabbed $1 in change from a parked car. These men all had one thing in common besides being losers. They were sentenced to 25 years to life in prison...