Can We Sue the Government Over Torture?

By: Friday December 12, 2014 9:00 am

Anyone can sue the government; Van Buren v. Barack Obama. I just need to file the papers in Federal court. Oh, a couple of issues.

 

Questions from Ferguson

By: Tuesday November 25, 2014 11:30 am

What happened in Ferguson matters to us all as Americans. Are we doomed to remain a nation hopelessly, violently adrift in a swamp of racism? Do we have a justice system that is indeed just? Can everyone expect to receive fair treatment in our system, from the moment police confront an alleged criminal to the moment some sort of final decision is reached? Do our police forces exist to “protect and serve,” or does that only apply to some groups of Americans, while for others the police are deadly enemies?

Why Aren’t Geithner And Holder Acting On Failure To File Suspicious Activity Reports On Mortgage Fraud?

By: Saturday February 5, 2011 11:50 am

The Final Report of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission talks about Suspicious Activity Reports, but doesn’t connect the dots. Neither did FinCEN, the federal agency responsible for handling them, or Timothy Geithner, who is in charge of FinCEN, or Eric Holder, the AG, charged with prosecuting mortgage fraud and failure to file SARS, among other things.

Foreclosure Fraud Scandal: A Primer on Promissory Paperwork

By: Wednesday October 20, 2010 3:50 pm

Here’s a wonky explanation of the law of negotiable instruments. It tells you why banksters are worried about foreclosure-gate.

Will We Pass Our Nuremberg Trial, or Will We Protect Our Little Eichmanns?

By: Saturday April 18, 2009 6:00 pm

The “torture memos” released Thursday show us how America’s gulags systematically and deliberately committed torture – a war crime – under explicit polcies of the Bush White House Office of Legal Counsel. President Obama’s decision to release the torture memos is a major step forward for the rule of law.

It Takes A The Village To Ignore Death Squads And Holder’s “Mushroom Year” At DOJ

By: Tuesday December 2, 2008 4:30 pm

Yesterday Senators Sheldon Whitehouse and Patrick Leahy offered up fulsome praise for Eric Holder, President-Elect Obama’s nominee for Attorney General. Yep: Senators Whitehouse and Leahy chose to support Eric Holder to lead the Department of Justice. Yep: the same DOJ where Holder, as Number Two, chose to privately support the Marc Rich pardon for a year without knowledge of the DOJ offices and officials formally charged with reviewing Presidential pardons. Yep: the same Marc Rich who chose for his pardon attorney Jack Quinn, a personal friend of Eric Holder….the DOJ # 2 who served Quinn’s client by cutting out the Department he puported to serve. Yep: the same Holder the DOJ # 2 who chose to ask Quinn — lawyer to DOJ petitioner RIch — to find jobs for a couple of Deputy Attorney General Holder’s ex-hires.

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