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  • Prosecutors say recent Supreme Court decision has no bearing on Blagojevich conviction

    Prosecutors say recent Supreme Court decision has no bearing on Blagojevich conviction
    Federal prosecutors said in a court filing today that a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision involving campaign contributions should have no bearing on former Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s appeal of his corruption conviction and 14-year sentence. The...
  • A fundraising update in the U.S. Senate race

    It's been a while since we've had a poll in the race between Sen Mark Warner and GOP challenger Ed Gillespie, so a look at the fundraising may hint at how the contest is shaping up. The latest Federal Election Commission reports show Warner winning...
  • The Roberts court turns further rightward in service of the few

    The following editorial appeared in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Sunday, July 13: Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's polemic against the court's conservative majority decision in the Wheaton College case is as much a cry of frustration as it...
  • Michael Zimmer: More questions in IRS scandal

    The June 17 Associated Press story headlined “IRS lost more than Lerner’s emails in Tea Party probe” tells me that, for a scandal about which President Barack H. Obama claimed there was not even a smidgen of corruption, that sure seems...
  • In politics, just show us the money

    In politics, just show us the money
    Over the last few years, the Supreme Court has repeatedly undermined even the most reasonable attempts to limit the corrupting influence of money in politics. In desperation, Democrats in Congress have tried at least to open the shadowy campaign finance...
  • Shine the light: Their Take

    Shine the light Over the last few years, the Supreme Court has repeatedly undermined even the most reasonable attempts to limit the corrupting influence of money in politics. In desperation, Democrats in Congress have tried at least to open the...
  • U.S. Attorney Wants To Limit Rowland Defense

    U.S. Attorney Wants To Limit Rowland Defense
    Prosecutors are trying to prevent former Gov. John G. Rowland from presenting evidence at his upcoming trial that could show he was unjustly targeted for violating federal campaign finance reporting laws. The government has filed written motions in U.S....
  • One of the worse Supreme Court decisions ever

    There have been some great landmark Supreme Court decisions: Marbury v. Madison, Brown v. Board of Education, U.S. v. Nixon, and Lawrence v. Texas, to name but a few. And there have been a number of doozies. Among them: Plessy v. Ferguson, Dred Scott v....
  • Rowland Tries To Block Evidence In Advance Of Trial

    Rowland Tries To Block Evidence In Advance Of Trial
    Former Gov. John G. Rowland asked a judge on Wednesday to prevent jurors from hearing details of his first conviction or testimony from Republicans whose candidacies he tried to sink – if Rowland follows through on his decision to be tried later...
  • 'Hobby Lobby' just opened a new can of worms

    'Hobby Lobby' just opened a new can of worms
    On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that some companies have the right to subvert a federal law in order to remain consistent with their religious beliefs (I'll get to how absurd it is that a company can have a "religious belief" in a moment). In this...
  • Who Gets To Decide When A Name Offends?

    Amanda Blackhorse, a Navajo who successfully moved a federal agency to withdraw trademark protections from the Washington Redskins because it considers the team's name derogatory, lives on a reservation where Navajos root for the Red Mesa High School...
  • 1984 Purdue men's basketball captain heading to Congress

    1984 Purdue men's basketball captain heading to Congress
    TALLAHASSEE -- Curt Clawson, a Republican businessman from Bonita Springs whose renown six months ago was limited to his hard-court days at Purdue University, is heading to Congress. Voters in the Republican-leaning Southwest Florida district...