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  • Sotomayor's Nomination Now In The Hands Of The Senate

    Sotomayor's Nomination Now In The Hands Of The Senate
    Sonia Sotomayor's nomination to the Supreme Court has been approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee. Now it's in the hands of the full Senate. The committee has voted to approve Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor to be the first Hispanic justice....
  • Torture and the CIA: Investigate White House higher-ups?

    Torture and the CIA: Investigate White House higher-ups?
    Today's topic: Should Department of Justice investigator John Durham expand his inquiry to include investigating higher-ups in the Bush administration? Policymakers must be held accountable Point: David Kaye Intelligence officers were merely the tip...
  • Leahy: Open Gitmo proceedings

     
    by James Oliphant Sen. Patrick Leahy Friday called for the Justice Department to provide access to the Guantanamo Bay military tribunals for families of the victims of the 9/11 attacks. In a letter to Attorney General Michael Mukasey, Leahy, the......
  • Is Barack Obama a US citizen? Yes.

     
    By John Crewdson Just when you thought it was safe to turn on the TV...... It took some weeks to settle the ultimately irrelevant and immaterial question of whether Arizona Sen. John McCain, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, was eligible......
  • Revenge of FISA: the sequel

     
    by James Oliphant and updated It's back. And just like Michael Myers in Halloween, or Glenn Close in Fatal Attraction or Larry the Cable Guy, it can't be killed by any normal means. Democratic and Republican negotiators from the House......
  • Watchdogs whack DOJ for cronyism

     
    A pair of Justice Department watchdogs this morning weighed in with a scathing report which concludes that senior department officials used political affiliation to weed out candidates for coveted appointments to a pair of prestigious entry level programs...
  • Investigating the Bush administration

    Investigating the Bush administration
    Today's topic: How should any official investigation of the Bush administration's interrogation practices proceed? Should it go after the actual interrogators, or the lawyers and top administration officials who provided the legal cover, or both? Or...
  • Seattle Police Chief Seeks Senate OK as Drug Czar

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Seattle Police Chief Gil Kerlikowske said Wednesday that as national drug czar, he would take a balanced, science-based approach to the job.  He also told the Senate Judiciary Committee he will help develop a strategy to help address...
  • FISA infinitum: Opposition to bill digs in

     
    by James Oliphant Earlier this week, it looked like the bill modifying the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act would clear Congress by the end of the week and reach the president's desk before July 4. That may yet happen, but the......
  • Batman-loving senator in 'Dark Knight'

     
    by Frank James The late Heath Ledger, who by all accounts gives a phenomenal performance as the Joker in the new Batman movie, "The Dark Knight" which opens today, does something many Republicans have longed to do. He grabs......
  • Supreme Court Extends 2nd Amendment Protection To State, Local Levels

    Supreme Court Extends 2nd Amendment Protection To State, Local Levels
    The Supreme Court ruled Monday that cities and states must abide by the 2nd Amendment, strengthening the rights of gun owners and opening a new chapter in the national debate over gun control. In a 5-4 decision, the justices said the right to have a...
  • 2004 Citizen of the Year: Debbie Smith

    How do you turn the most personal of traumas into a very public good? How do you leave behind victimhood and become a victor? Ask Debbie Smith. For her work on behalf of rape victims and in advocating for federal legislation, passed last October, that...