Category Archives: Judiciary

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As usual, the republicans use a double standard: for them, everything they do is patriotic, but when anyone else does the same thing it is treason. Enter the Supreme Court’s consideration of the Affordable Care Act. President Obama expressed his opinion on … Continue reading

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Justice And The Public Interest

U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff of New York is today’s unsung hero. Adding to his list of progressive decisions, he recently refused to sign off on a deal between the Securities and Exchange Commission and CitiGroup which would have swept … Continue reading

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The Way Things Are

An editorial in the Chicago Sun-Times exposes once again that the world revolves around money, and “justice” for the wealthy is a sweet thing indeed. No, it was not about the fact that no one on Wall Street has been … Continue reading

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The Right-Wing Haters Find Their Newest Target

A few days ago I mentioned the assassination of Dr. George Tiller by a so-called “pro life” activist. Tiller had been harassed for years in Wichita, KS, including a previous assassination attempt. Ironically, a 1994 law, the Freedom of Access … Continue reading

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Remember When?

Remember when the Senate filibuster was to be reserved for only the direst of occasions? Remember when judicial nominations deserved an up-or-down vote? If so, then you remember when the republicans last had control of the Senate. Now when they … Continue reading

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Lindsey Throws a Tantrum

No, not Lohan, but Graham – sorry for any confusion. It should be known by all Americans that the republican politicians are not serious people. They are not serious about promoting peace in our world. They are not serious about … Continue reading

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Election Day in Wisconsin

I’ve been following the Wisconsin State Supreme Court election today and so far it has been back and forth. Last tally had Democrat Kloppenburg ahead of republican Prosser 440,494 to 436,673 – the difference being less than 1/2 of 1% of the … Continue reading

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Too Little, Too Late?

Former governor of Wisconsin, and now-former “honorary co-chairman” of  Justice David Prosser’s campaign, Patrick Lucey says he is now withdrawing his support for Prosser and is backing JoAnne Kloppenburg for the state supreme court: Lucey released a statement to the media … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Nineteenth Century

And of course, it is our bailed out financial industry which is manning the welcome wagon. From the Wall Street Journal: Welcome to Debtors’ Prison, 2011 Edition Some lawmakers, judges and regulators are trying to rein in the U.S. debt-collection industry’s … Continue reading

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Latest Power Grab

If you are not aware of the shenanigans the Senate republicans are playing over the filibuster rule, you should be as they will precipitate their long-sought battle next week. First, the republicans have been lying about the “unprecedented” nature of … Continue reading

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