Current Events

Bronx Prosecutor Castigated for Withholding Exculpatory Evidence

April 8, 2014 Criminal Procedure

According to the New York Daily News, a prosecutor in the Bronx failed to turn over exculpatory information to the defense in a rape case.  The evidence in question was an initial statement by the accuser that the sex had been consensual. The statement was not disclosed until after the defendant sat in jail for […]

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The Governor Comes For Brunch

April 5, 2014 Current Events
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“Burn-Pit” Class Action Lawsuit Against KBR to Continue

March 7, 2014 Current Events

The Associated Press, the Navy Times, and BusinessWeek have all reported on yesterday’s decision by the 4th Circuit to allow a federal lawsuit against U.S. military contractor KBR to continue. As the Navy Times puts it, “The civil cases – 58 separate class actions and individual suits known as Alan Metzger et al v. KBR – […]

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Dan Snyder: Change the Name of D.C.’s Football Team

March 6, 2014 Current Events
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On Senator McCaskill’s Opposition to the Military Justice Improvement Act (MJIA)

March 3, 2014 Current Events

When I was in government, there was something we called the “Not Invented Here” phenomenon:  You did not support something if you were not going to get credit for it. This is the charitable view of Senator Claire McCaskill’s opposition to the Military Justice Improvement Act (MJIA), a bill sponsored not by McCaskill but by […]

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Senator Gillibrand on Why We Need the Military Justice Improvement Act (MJIA)

February 25, 2014 Current Events
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Good Riddance to John Dingell

February 25, 2014 Current Events

It has always been my definition of government waste. As chairman of the House Energy and Commerce committee, Congressman John Dingell was an extremely powerful man who inspired fear in the hearts of everyone who worked at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. One of my duties as a special assistant in the Office of Air […]

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Susan On The Initial Inspiration For Military Rape Lawsuits

February 21, 2014 Current Events
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