U.S. judicial matters

Democracy Now on Aaron Swartz

Democracy Now uses its Monday Jan. 14 show on Aaron Swartz. Lawrence Lessig, “Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership at Harvard Law School”, speaks about Swartz and the program concludes with Swartz talking about the freedom to connect.

The Ghailani verdict

The Ghailani verdict proves that civilian courts (and the U.S. justice system by extension) can and should be used to try people charged with terrorist actions.

Excellent Frank Rich column

Rich’s column, “What Happened to Change We Can Believe In?” in the NY Times, Sunday 210.24.10, is well worth reading for its insight and information. To wit: “But the most relentless drag on a chief executive who promised change we can believe in is even more ominous. It’s the country’s fatalistic sense that the stacked […]

Dawn Johnsen and the Obama administration

The handling of its own nomination of Dawn Johnsen to head the Office of Legal Councel indicates that the Obama administration has no intention to deviate from the Bush/Cheney administation’s practices of maneuvering around Consitutional limits and around the law in order to assume power unto itself.