Obama’s “Evolution” Accelerates: DOJ Formally Declares DOMA Unconstitutional

By: Saturday July 2, 2011 11:15 am

Well the Obama Administration slid some pretty big news into the holiday weekend trash dump, and for once it is very good news. In a late filing in the Northern District of California (NDCA) case of Golinski v. US Department of Personnel Management, the Department of Justice has formally stated that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional


DSK Case Collapse: Lawyers, Phone Calls & Money

By: Saturday July 2, 2011 8:15 am

It is not often you see the total implosion of a major criminal case in quite such a spectacular fashion as we have witnessed with the Dominique Strauss-Kahn (DSK) case in the last 24 plus hours.

Have WSJ and Al Jazeera Already Ceded the Espionage Debate?

By: Wednesday June 8, 2011 7:05 pm

Electronic Frontier Foundation has a report on the terms of service Wall Street Journal and al Jazeera offer leakers using their WikiLeaks competitor sites. I had already heard that WSJ offered almost no technical security (which EFF describes), but it turns out neither offer much in the way of confidentiality guarantees.

Government Subpoenas James Risen for the Third Time

By: Tuesday May 24, 2011 4:03 pm

The government appears to hope three time’s a charm. The last two times they subpoenaed James Risen in the case of Jeffrey Sterling, Judge Leonie Brinkema quashed the subpoena. But they’re trying again, this time to get him to testify at Sterling’s trial.

FDL Membership: The Value of the Firedoglake Legal Team

By: Monday March 14, 2011 9:15 am

There is friendship and camaraderie here at FDL, without question; but, let’s face it, the real draw is the quality content. The quality of content was always superb; but it has grown, over the years, to be truly breathtaking across the board.

NYT’s Selective Press Prosecution Outrage Doesn’t Include WikiLeaks

By: Saturday March 12, 2011 11:15 am

As a follow up to yesterday afternoon’s decision in the WikiLeaks grand jury subpoena case, it is, shall we say, interesting that the New York Times today comes out with an editorial slamming democracies that use secret evidence and maneuvers to prosecute journalists.

What the State Dept. Wanted Withheld from WikiLeaks Publication

By: Saturday January 29, 2011 9:16 am

There are now four versions of the cooperation between Wikileaks and its journalistic “partners:” Vanity Fair, NYT, Guardian, and Spiegel. A comparison of them is more instructive than reading any in isolation.

NY Times Admits Gruber Problem, Fails to Mention Krugman Problem

By: Sunday January 17, 2010 1:30 pm

In a full throated mea culpa by the New York Times Public Editor, Clark Hoyt, appearing in the Sunday edition, the Times officially describes the critical and material implications which arise when readers are misled by undisclosed interests of sources and authors like Jonathan Gruber in their paper of record. Unfortunately, Hoyt and the Times did not have the decency to apologize to Marcy Wheeler for previously inferring otherwise.

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