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  • Justice and Gitmo

    ACCORDING TO Finley Peter Dunne's Mr. Dooley, "The Supreme Court follows th' ilection returns." The court may also follow the proceedings of Congress, which has yet to enact legislation restoring habeas corpus rights to detainees at Guantanamo Bay. There,...
  • Libel over there -- and over here

    Before the American Revolution, a plaintiff could successfully sue a writer for libel even when the offensive statement was demonstrably true. Then, starting with the famous Zenger case in 1735 and culminating with the New York Times vs. Sullivan ruling...
  • Obama's hard-nosed right-hand man

    Obama's hard-nosed right-hand man
    Today's question: Can future Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel keep Barack Obama on track, or was his selection the first sign of Obama's partisanship getting in the way of his effectiveness? All week, Scott Lilly and David Weigel discuss Obama's transition...
  • The plot to get Gonzo

    The Protect America Act of 2007, railroaded to enactment before a congressional recess, has been called many things: a measure "to give intelligence professionals the tools they urgently need to gather information about our enemies, while protecting the...
  • The myth of nonpartisan U.S. attorneys

    When Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) introduced fired U.S. attorney David Iglesias at Tuesday's Judiciary Committee hearings, he noted that, among other attainments, Iglesias had served as the inspiration for the Navy lawyer played by Tom Cruise in "A Few...
  • The Senate's Philadelphia lawyer

    If you had told me last Saturday that one of Sen. Larry Craig's Republican colleagues was covertly urging him to leave some wiggle room in his promise to resign, I like to think I instantly would have identified that colleague as Sen. Arlen Specter....
  • Looking for the un-Gonzales

    Choosing a new attorney general will be easy if President Bush follows a simple rule: Look for the opposite of Alberto R. Gonzales. Apparently Gonzales finally recognized the damage caused by his mind-boggling explanations of his role in the firings of...
  • We're all scandal-plagued attorneys general now

    In an interview on Sunday's Meet the Press, New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson was pummeled by host Tim Russert about everything from his inconsistencies on Iraq to his professions of loyalty to both the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox. Perhaps the...
  • Letters to the editor

    'Truth, the whole truth, nothing but' Re "Executive privilege touchy for presidential candidates," July 29 President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney loudly proclaim their goal of protecting executive privilege for the good of the presidency. However,...
  • Obama hits road, prime-time, for stimulus

     
    by James Oliphant With the Obama administration facing a make-or-break week for enacting a massive economic stimulus package, officials ramped up pressure on lawmakers Sunday to waste no time sending the bill to the president for his signature....
  • Senate passes stimulus: 'A good start'

     
    by Janet Hook The Senate has voted 61-37 to pass an $838 billion tax-cut and spending bill to boost the economy. The measure now goes to conference with the House, which has passed a $819 billion version of the bill.......