Month: May 2012

The Fabulist Justice Scalia

Reading his opinion in a mortgage-settlement kickback case, Freeman v. Quicken Loans, Justice Scalia went to Aesop’s fables to illustrate a point. “Aesop’s fable would be just as wryly humorous if the lion’s claim to the entirety of the kill

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McNamee Starting To Sweat

After five days on the witness stand Brian McNamee was looking pretty bad, at one point loosening his tie and pulling his collar away from his neck. The picture of defeat. McNamee will return to face more questioning on Monday,

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Cross-Examination Of McNamee Continues

Roger Clemens lawyer, Rusty Hardin, hammered and chipped away at Brian McNamee on the fourth day of his testimony, nineteen hours so far. His exhaustive scattershot examination does seem to be working. McNamee has admitted to minimizing the truth and

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Second Day of McNamee Testimony

Yesterday I was at the ready, pencil in hand, to catch that dramatic moment when Brian McNamee would point out the defendant, Roger Clemens, to the jury, but it never happened. Today, though, just as I was telling my colleague,

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The “Booty Shot”

Roger Clemens’ chief accuser, trainer Brian McNamee, took the stand today and described the time he began injecting Clemens with anabolic steroids in 1998.  He said Clemens first approached him with a bottle of pills and some glass ampoules. “I

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Not A Good Week For Clemens Prosecutors

Roger Clemens’ friend and former teammate, Andy Pettitte took the stand Tuesday and as expected told the jury about a conversation during which Clemens admitted to using Human Growth Hormone. During cross-examination defense attorney Michael Attanasio got Pettitte to agree

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