Someone in the Senate must be reading Washington Briefs. As mentioned in the previous post, former Attorney General Michael Mukasey didn’t face too much opposition when confirmed by the Senate despite his role in defending a dial-a-porn service. David Ogden, the nominee for deputy attorney general, is having no such luck. Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., … Continue reading UPDATE: Leahy Cites Mukasey In Ogden Battle
Senate Republicans are currently holding up (though not intending to filibuster) the nominee for deputy attorney general, David Ogden, apparently because some of his clients in private practice are involved in the pornography industry. Funny that, as when President Bush nominated Michael Mukasey to be attorney general, he named a porn case as one of the 10 most … Continue reading Double Standards From Republicans Over Obscenity Cases?
Retired Justice Sandra Day O’Connor had a few laughs with Jon Stewart on the Daily Show earlier this week, reminiscing about her role as the “first cowgirl” on the Supreme Court, as she put it. Stewart, as might be expected, got the best lines. When O’Connor told him that it was unlikely that the justices … Continue reading Justice O’Connor Plays It For Laughs
Conservative Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. probably wouldn’t see eye-to-eye with late Beatle John Lennon on too many issues, but that didn’t stop him making a lengthy reference to one of the musician’s songs in a decision issued today. In a ruling that allows a town in Utah to decide what public monuments – including religious ones … Continue reading Alito Channels John Lennon
Justice Stephen Breyer shared a dirty secret with the nation today: he doesn’t recycle his old printer cartridges. He also alleged that millions of his fellow Americans also fail to “put it in the right garbage can,” as he put it. Breyer also referred to himself as a “particularly bad customer” for failing to follow … Continue reading Breyer And The Empty Printer Cartridge
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