Month: October 2010

FBI Hatched DC Metro Bomb Plot?

Farooque Ahmed, seen here at a detention hearing this afternoon in U.S.District Court, Alexandria, is charged in a plot to blow up DC Metro stations, but it seems that it was the FBI posing as al-Qaeda that first assigned him

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Breaking Bad at Georgetown

Charles Smith, pictured on the right, and John Perrone appeared before Magitrate Judge Deborah Robinson on Monday after the makings of a drug lab, as well as a small amount of the hallucinogen DMT, were found in Smith’s Georgetown University

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Chandra Levy Murder Trial Begins

Prospective jurors had their bags checked as the lined up to enter the courtroom in DC Superior Court today for jury selection in the trial of Ingmar Guandique. Wapo story here.

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Funeral-Picketing Case Heard

A few sketches from today’s Supreme Court arguments in Snyder v. Phelps.  Fred W. Phelps and his Westboro Baptist Church, whose members are primarily family, have a practice of picketing the funerals of dead soldiers with signs reading “Thank God

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First Monday In October

The new Supreme Court bench, it’s seating reshuffled after the departure of its most senior member, Justice Stevens – the Justices sit in order of seniority – and the addition of its’ newest member, Justice Kagan, began the term with

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The Investiture of Justice Kagan

Wearing white gloves the Supreme Court curators brought in the chair once used by Chief Justice John Marshall and in which Justice Elena Kagan would sit as her official commission was presented to the Court by Attorney General Eric Holder

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