A Holder of Political Ideology, Not Justice

By: Saturday September 27, 2014 11:40 am

If you ask an attorney if torture is OK, if broad based warrantless wiretapping is allowed, if wealthy private corporations can be absolved of felonies just because they are wealthy corporations, if American citizens can be executed with a no charges leveled against them or trial – it really doesn’t matter what political party they are affiliated with – a member of the bar will generally agree that none of the above statements make sense, and in fact, these statements actually contravene our laws, our treaties and our constitution.

But, if you are asking these questions of a member of the personal staff of the President of the United States, who happens to be an attorney, you can expect to get answers that turn your concepts of fair treatment under the law, constitutional guarantees and international law into shredded and masticated gloppy pulp.

 

Late Night: The Virginia AG Race

By: Sunday November 10, 2013 8:00 pm

The results of last week’s Virginia election are still being tallied five days later. The position of state Attorney General, the person who draws the redistricting maps and governs how elections are carried out, is still undecided.

Mr. Cuccinelli: Virginians Deserve an Answer

By: Friday August 30, 2013 3:44 pm

After siding with Consol Energy in a dispute regarding gas royalties for Virginia landowners, Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli received over $100,000 from Consol Energy and its subsidiaries. Our question for Mr. Cuccinelli is simple – given the conflicts of interest in taking money from a company involved in a lawsuit with landowners, will he give the money back?

Eric Holder to Stay On as Attorney General, What Does This Mean for Marijuana Reform?

By: Thursday January 10, 2013 8:22 am

he beginning of the second term is normally a period of big changes in a presidential administration and President Obama’s is no exception. He is going to get a new Treasury Secretary, Secretary of State and Secretary of Defense. One notable member of the cabinet that does plan to stay on for at least the near future is Attorney General Eric Holder. This is significant for the marijuana reform movement.

FTC’s Settlement With Google Fails To End Key Abuse

By: Thursday January 3, 2013 1:05 pm

The Federal Trade Commission’s settlement with Google fails to end its most anticompetitive practice, Consumer Watchdog said today and the public interest group called on the Department of Justice and state attorneys general to press forward to end the Internet giant’s monopolistic behavior in search results.

“Google clearly skews search results to favor its own products and services while portraying the results as unbiased. That undermines competition and hurts consumers,” said John M. Simpson, director of the group’s Privacy Project. “The FTC rolled over for Google.

George Zimmerman’s Family Makes Awkward Literary Reference

By: Tuesday April 10, 2012 1:01 pm

In the ongoing Zimmerman saga, the family has started a website with a posting calling on the Attorney General to deal with all those hate groups out there and also to watch the movie To Kill a Mockingbird, because, well, the story is about the same . . .

Dems Urge Holder to Stay Strong on 9/11 Trial

By: Wednesday April 14, 2010 2:20 pm

Democratic members of the Senate Judiciary Committee today urged Attorney General Eric Holder to stick to his initial determination that the alleged 9/11 plotters should be tried in civilian court, and not bow to partisan politics on what should be a legal determination.

Late Night: Yes, Virginia, There is a Sanity Clause

By: Monday March 15, 2010 8:00 pm

There has been a terrible and sad void in the birther community while its Jeanne d’Arc, Orly Taitz, appeals her numerous and varied cases against the Trilateral Commission, the Illuminati, and the Girl Scouts of America before the High Tribunal of Federated Planets. But not to worry. There’s a new wild-eyed, bugfuck crazy person stepping [...]

The White House Needs to Butt Out – Leave It to DOJ and the Judicial Branch

By: Saturday January 30, 2010 4:00 pm

Anytime a criminal defendant wanted to change the venue of his trial, all he has to do is arrange for a credible threat to the neighborhood around the courthouse. Yeah, that’s really smart.

Cenk Uygur: “Are You Concerned Now, Rahm?”

By: Friday December 25, 2009 11:15 am

Cenk: “On a political level, this is the kind of thing you’ve gotta do to say “you know what, you can’t only appease the right wing. I have to make sure that I appease the right wing and the left wing.” Especially because the left wing elected you, they’re the ones who gave you the votes.

“So if it wiped the smug smile off of Rahm Emanuel’s face, and his dismissive attitude about all the people who voted for Barack Obama, well then it’s a great step in the right direction.”

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