Court: Judge ‘Disobeyed’ Statute, Defendant Shouldn’t Have Access to Secret Surveillance Records

By: Monday June 16, 2014 4:14 pm

A federal appeals court has overturned a first-of-its-kind ruling by a district court, which had granted a defendant access to secret surveillance records in his case. The court found the district court judge had “disobeyed” a statute and inappropriately decided to disclose materials to defense counsel.

 

Fetishized Markets and the Death of Democracy

By: Sunday February 9, 2014 10:30 am

Letting corporations make decisions about social matters like food supplies and using government to enforce those decisions is profoundly anti-democratic.

Konczal, Douthat and Neoliberalism

By: Sunday October 27, 2013 10:35 am

Mike Konczal discussed the Obamacare computer system problems raising the question of its implications for liberal versus neoliberal approaches to problem solving. Ross Douthat also deals with this issue. Douthat thinks conservatism is not the same as neoliberalism, but he seems to agree with Konczal’s definition of the latter. I think both are discussing only one small part of the neoliberal project.

Goldman Sachs, Richard Posner and Republicans Get Slapped

By: Sunday October 20, 2013 10:30 am

Let’s hope that the trend of defeats for the rich and their neoliberal trolls will reach the public at large, and that things will gradually change for the better.

Richard Posner’s Law and Economics in Action

By: Sunday October 13, 2013 10:38 am

The law and economics movement has nothing to say about actual human beings in all their radiant glory.

Richard Posner Explains SEC Refusal to Act in Lehman Brothers Case

By: Monday September 9, 2013 4:00 pm

Judge Richard Posner says that criminal law is for the little guy. The SEC agrees. The Department of Justice agrees. Barack Obama agrees. Larry Summers agrees. Who are we to criticize?

Conservative Lies About Human Nature

By: Sunday June 26, 2011 9:30 am

A moral imperative for the pursuit of wealth and power, whatever the consequences for the many and for society at large. That was the goal of the confidence men who sold us a false and destructive view of our own natures. So successful were they that many progressives (and most Democrats) remain content to operate within the frames and narratives generated by the scam.

Our most important a task involves replacing the deceitful view of humankind with the new – and true – picture of cooperative, empathic and complex human being (we can, obviously, be selfish, cruel and violent – but that’s not all we are).

Posner Fails To Grasp The Problem With Income Inequality

By: Sunday September 26, 2010 10:30 am

The poor aren’t a threat to stable political communities according the Judge Richard Posner. He didn’t notice the real threat.

Economic Nonsense Infects Courts

By: Sunday September 12, 2010 10:30 am

The Kaldor-Hicks criterion has real-world implications. They aren’t good.

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