Month: January 2010

Supreme Court Jolt

“It is a jolt to the legal system when you overrule a precedent.” Chief Justice Roberts at his 2005 confirmation hearings Overturning its own precedents the Supreme Court yesterday removed limits on corporate campaign spending citing the First Amendment free

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Drawing of the Week

The winning drawing of the week didn’t make it to broadcast.  It is a sketch of defense attorney Steven Kupferberg from Thursday’s McKenzie-Gude sentencing “mini-trial” done in anticipation of his cross-examination of the star witness, Patrick Yevsukov, but court adjourned

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The Week in Review

On Tuesday the Supreme Court heard arguments in U.S. v. Comstock on whether the Federal government can authorize the civil commitment of sexual predators. WaPo story here. On Wednesday Gregg Levy, an attorney representing the NFL was trying to persuade

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Underwear Bomber Arraigned

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the young Nigerian who attempted to bring down an airplane over Detroit on Christmas day with a device smuggled on board in his underwear, was arraigned under heavy security at U.S. courthouse in Detroit yesterday. The hearing

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