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Category Archive for 'Blind Justice'

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This is what we need in order to get anything at all done. Good start! Hillary Clinton told a group of her top fundraisers Thursday that if she is elected president, her nominees to the Supreme Court will have to share her belief that the court’s 2010 Citizens United decision must be overturned, according to […]

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Glad to see the courts agree with him: Washington (CNN)A federal appeals court ruled on Thursday that the telephone metadata collection program, under which the National Security Agency gathers up millions of phone records on an ongoing daily basis, is illegal under the Patriot Act. The government has argued it has the power to carry […]

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Whenever we pass a law that could be applied to people not intended as targets, you can bet your ass that eventually it will be applied: Wielding a banking law intended to thwart drug trafficking and money laundering, the IRS has a new target in its sights: a rural convenience store that sells catfish sandwiches. […]

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What does one say to that lack of self-awareness? On Wednesday, a 5-4 Supreme Court held in Williams-Yulee v. Florida Bar that states may “prohibit judges and judicial candidates from personally soliciting funds for their campaigns.” It was a small but symbolically important victory for supporters of campaign finance laws, as it showed that there […]

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Marilyn Mosby is throwing the book at the Baltimore police officers involved in the death of Freddie Gray with charges that include second-degree murder, manslaughter by vehicle by means of gross negligence, misconduct, and assault in the 2nd degree. Not only that, she says there was no probable cause to arrest Freddie Gray in the […]

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For nearly 16 months, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has had to swat away allegations from critics — or chuckle at teasing from voters — about Bridgegate. Questions about the closing of lanes on the George Washington Bridge in September 2013, apparently by Christie allies out to punish the administration’s political enemies, have hung over […]

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When the only job people can get is selling drugs, why arrest people for selling drugs? Turns out Martin O’Malley was not quite the progressive I thought: No, The Wire does not explain what’s happening in Baltimore this week, as my colleague Alyssa Rosenberg wrote yesterday. Still, the show’s creator and former Baltimore Sun reporter David Simon knows a […]

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If this is true, I’m wondering if he pleaded guilty in exchange for information about Christie. I guess we’ll find out soon enough: David Wildstein, a former ally of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, is set to plead guilty this week, according to a person with knowledge of the matter, suggesting he may be cooperating […]

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This would seem reasonable, until you read about the many people in the military who have lost their careers and pensions for putting their genitalia in the vicinity of genitalia of someone other than their lawfully wedded spouses. And if I’m not mistaken, Patreus was one of the self-righteous assholes who insisted it happen: CHARLOTTE, […]

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This is the rich guy who was playing deputy and killed a man with his gun instead of using a Taser: This is what white privilege looks like. Charged with manslaughter in the shooting death of Eric Harris, millionaire Deputy Bob Bateswas just given permission to travel out of the country on vacation to the […]

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