DSK Case Collapse: Lawyers, Phone Calls & Money the Shit Hits The Fan

By: Saturday July 2, 2011 3:54 am

The criminal case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn is over, at least in anything but the most technical of senses; now the focus shifts to the underlying dynamics and lawyering on the case.

Will Cyrus Vance Turn His Head & Walk Away From DSK?

By: Thursday June 30, 2011 10:24 pm

The case against DSK, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, is disintegrating at the seams. It never seemed to be quite the closed case it was portrayed as, and now we are left to ask what lies beneath the messy and complicated incident.

Gitmo Detainee Files Working Thread

By: Sunday April 24, 2011 7:30 pm

A working thread for the Gitmo detainee files release.

William Welch and DOJ’s Mojo Is Not Risen

By: Friday April 8, 2011 2:49 pm

DOJ and Willilam Welch have a problem in their case against ex CIA spook Jeffrey Feldman for his alleged leaks to Jim Risen of the New York Times.

NYT’s Selective Press Prosecution Outrage Doesn’t Include WikiLeaks

By: Saturday March 12, 2011 9:26 am

The stridence of the New York Times editorial page against the Turkish Erdogan government actions contrasted with the silence toward the domestic Obama government actions regarding WikiLeaks is telling.

The Misplaced US Determination To Indict Assange

By: Sunday December 12, 2010 7:23 pm

The US determination to prosecute Julian Assange is not just a destructive and myopic scheme to effect prior restraint in a digital world, it is laughable from the point of legal foundation.

UN Special Rapporteur Condemns America’s Killer Drones

By: Wednesday June 2, 2010 3:00 pm

A senior United Nations official said on Wednesday that the growing use of armed drones by the United States to kill terrorism suspects is undermining global constraints on the use of military force. He warned that the American example will lead to a chaotic world as the new weapons technology inevitably spreads.

The NY Times, Elena Kagan and Batson

By: Tuesday June 1, 2010 9:55 pm

Why is it that the New York Times is suddenly up in arms about racial selection and exclusion in Southern Juries, but has no similar lofty concerns about the same inferences about the putative next Supreme Court Justice, Elena Kagan?

Obama Killed The Johnsen Nomination, Not Ben Nelson Nor The GOP

By: Saturday April 10, 2010 5:35 pm

It was not Ben Nelson who killed the nomination of Dawn Johnsen, nor was it Arlen Specter or Senate Republicans. No, the sole reason Dawn Johnsen is not leading the OLC is that Barack Obama and his coterie of advisors did not want Dawn Johnsen leading the OLC.

Bob Lutz Hangs Up On Ed Whitacre’s GM

By: Wednesday March 3, 2010 2:23 pm

With the quick corporate profit vultures and Wall Street wizards flailing about at GM for immediate returns; Bob Lutz, the last real car guy left in key management, walks away.

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