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Thursday, July 21, 2005

Judging Mr. Roberts

It doesn't look as if there is going to be a filibuster against John Roberts, the president's nominee for the Supreme Court to replace outgoing Sandra Day O'Connor. For two days now, Roberts has met with key individuals of both parties and things seem to be relatively quiet on the hill. Several... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, July 14, 2005

Liking The Sound Of Sandra Day O'Connor For Chief Justice

Senator Barbara Boxer and a few of her friends got together and wrote a letter to Sandra Day O'Connor. In it, they've asked the much admire Supreme Court Justice to reconsider her letter of resignation. Why? With Chief Justice William Rehnquist's health failing, the position of Chief Justice more... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

How To Sentence A 13-Year-Old Convicted Of Murder

He hasn't been sentenced yet, that will come on July 28, but a young 13-year-old California boy was convicted the other day of murdering his teammate with a baseball bat. His lawyers said it was self defense. The young man felt threatened by the older and larger 15-year-old he killed. Maybe. Maybe... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, July 9, 2005

If Drug Dealers Denied Bail, Then Why Not Sexual Predators

A case out of Mobile, Alabama, has a judge ruling that a 90-year-old woman and her 60-year-old son would not be granted the right to bail because they posed a danger to the community, where they allegedly run a street drug gang with other family members. The judge ruled that it wasn't beleived that... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, July 4, 2005

Woman Who Helped Husband Rape And Kill Own Sister Released

After 12 short years behind prison bars, Karla Homolka, the baby-faced beauty who helped her husband drug and rape her own 15-year-old sister after a Christmas dinner, then videotaped the disgusting event right up until her sister died by choking on her own vomit, was released from prison today in... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, July 2, 2005

DNA Testing Can Get Them Out And It Can Keep Them In

DNA testing is a great thing. With advances in forensic science, DNA testing is allowing men who were innocent and jailed wrongly to go free and it is putting hundreds behind bars that would never have went to jail two decades ago. It is also serving as a way to keep quite a few convicted men behind... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Eminent Domain And The Lost Liberty Hotel

A man in Weare, New Hampshire, has decided to make use of the new eminent domain ruling by the Supreme Court. On June 27, Logan Darrow Clements faxed a request to the code enforcement officer of Weare, Chip Meany, to begin the application process immediately for establishing Weare's eminent domain... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, June 23, 2005

Sorry, King, But Your Castle Has To Go; Gotta Put In A Supermini Strip Mall

The Supreme Court ruled today in a 5-4 decision that cities ultimately have eminent domain. What that actually means is that they can come into your neighborhood and tell you to get the hell out and there's nothing legally you can do about it. Traditionally, states and local governments could impose... Sign in to see full entry.

Maximum Sentence For Klansman Killen

Circuit Judge Marcus Gordon today handed down the maximum sentence for Edgar Ray Killen, three guilty convictions with 20-year sentences, for his masterminding of the killings of three civil rights workers in 1964. ''There are those of you in the courtroom that would say a sentence of 10 years would... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Exactly 41 Years To The Day, Ex-Klansmen Convicted Of Past Killings

Edgar Ray Killen, the 80-year-old sawmill worker and sometimes preacher, was convicted of manslaughter of the 1964 Freedom Summer slayings of civil rights activists James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner, whose mutilated bodies were found 44 days after they were beaten and shot in an... Sign in to see full entry.

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