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Sergey Aleynikov, left, a former programmer at Goldman Sachs, with his lawyer Kevin Marino outside the Manhattan Criminal Court in New York.

Justice for Goldman But Not for Its Enemies

On Thursday Goldman Sachs, the powerful Wall Street investment firm, hit the trifecta in a way that says a lot about who really gets justice in America.

First, the Department of Justice announced it would not be pursuing criminal charges … More…

Obama Health Care Speech

Obama Had a Good Week in Court

President Obama and his re-election team must have started the week with great trepidation as the Supreme Court prepared to release decisions on immigration and health care reform, his signature domestic program.

But the president won two big victories at … More…

Sheldon Adelson of Las Vegas Sands in Singapore 2010.

Supreme Court Likes Citizens United Just Fine

In its second big ruling Monday, the Supreme Court brushed aside without a hearing Montana’s challenge to the notorious Citizens United decision of 2010, which opened the floodgates to unrestrained campaign contributions by corporations and wealthy individuals as long as … More…

West facade of the Supreme Court

Who Politicized the Supreme Court?

Last week’s oral arguments before the US Supreme Court on health care reform have led to a firestorm of controversy.

Conservative justices grilled Solicitor General Donald Verrilli Jr. on the individual mandate to buy health insurance that’s central to the More…

Pete Williams

Health Care Reform in Big Trouble at High Court

To say that Tuesday’s Supreme Court oral arguments on the Affordable Care Act didn’t go well for the Obama Administration would be an understatement.

Two veteran legal correspondents emerged from the hearing, which focused on the  individual mandate to compel … More…

Trayvon Martin’s parents at protest in New York against his death David Shankbone

Martin Killing Casts Shadow on All-Powerful NRA

The outrageous death of 17-year-old African-American Trayvon Martin, allegedly at the hands of a deranged wannabe vigilante in Sanford, Florida, has been a miscarriage of justice in many ways.

Incompetent police and obtuse politicians have bungled the case. Nearly a … More…

Rep. Michele Bachmann

She’s Out

Rep. Michele Bachmann is throwing in the towel on her presidential campaign.

After finishing with a dismal 5% of the vote in Iowa, where she was born and where the large number of evangelical Christians made the state a natural … More…

Mitt Romney endorses Chris Christie in 2009 Cumberland Country GOP

Religious War in the GOP

Chris Christie… More…

Texas Gov. Rick Perry

Is Rick Perry Too Extreme for Independents?

Two new polls on Wednesday put Texas Gov. Rick Perry comfortably in the lead for the GOP presidential nomination among Republican voters. His margin over former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, the former front runner, was a cushy 12 or 13 … More…