Graham Throws Rahm a Bone, McCain-Lieberman Detainee Bill Under the Bus (Updated)

By: Friday March 5, 2010 6:00 am

So here’s where Lindsey Graham shows Rahm Emanuel that he represents some value-added on detainee issues to the Obama administration.

[Update: This story is moving--and not in a good direction. Cynthia has more at The Seminal. --Ed.]


Condemned by Their Own Words

By: Saturday January 30, 2010 9:02 am

Three trials have been on my mind: the lawsuit over Prop 8 in San Francisco, the trial of Scott Roeder in Wichita, and the trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in NYC where ever it might be held. The first two trials have been models of openness, revealing the twisted logic of small minded people for what it is. KSM’s trial has the potential for doing the same, if only people would quit cowering in fear.

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse: Talk Shows Shouldn’t Make Prosecutorial Decisions

By: Thursday November 19, 2009 6:06 am

Not like it’ll matter to Republicans who are attacking Eric Holder’s decision, but Sheldon Whitehouse slammed Republicans for beating up on federal prosecutors. And then he got really steamed, accusing the Republicans of politicizing prosecutorial opinions. From my perspective, popular opinion is a very dangerous bellweather to hold prosecutors to. … I think it gets [...]

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Abbe Smith: Case Of A Lifetime

By: Sunday December 7, 2008 2:00 pm

Today we have a truly remarkable story for the Book Salon, Case Of A Lifetime: A Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Story by Abbe Smith.

We all basically know what crime is when we see it, but once a defendant has been charged and stands before the criminal justice system, what is guilt? What is innocence? Where is the line, and how is it drawn? What if it is wrong? What then?

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