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22 Oct 9:34 pm
Bradlee with Washington Post owner Katherine Graham in 1971. Ben Bradlee's death saddens me and many, many other people. In the 1970s and 1980s, Washington Post managing editor Bradlee was an idol to me and most of my friends in college, in Washington, D.C. or in New York when we were writing or editing student dailies, selling our first freelance piece, doing our first jobs with a newspaper or wire service or writing a first book. Bradlee set the standard; he was the standard. He was brave, smart, patrician, demanding, salty, funny and fun. No one was more dedicated to journalism… [read post]
22 Oct 4:39 pm
Those of you who know me personally know I’m a New York Yankees fan, as evidenced by the two-story hint we’ve placed in downtown Birmingham. Despite my love of Rickwood Field, if you cornered me and asked I would admit to not being a baseball fan, per se. A Yankees fan, yes. Therefore it will […] [read post]
22 Oct 4:33 pm
By Milt Rowland and Lee Marchisio Abandoned Claims.  In West v. Gregoire, Division II of the Court of Appeals held that a PRA requestor who moves for a show cause order under RCW 42.56.550(1) abandons any claims he or she does not either (1) address in briefing, (2) mention in oral argument, or (3) otherwise specifically preserve for judicial review.  Arthur West submitted a public records request to Governor Gregoire’s office.  After providing West an initial five‑day letter, the Governor’s office did not further communicate for several… [read post]
22 Oct 3:17 pm
Appeals by the defendant, as limited by his motion, (1) from a sentence of the Supreme Court, Queens County, imposed January 27, 1988, the sentence being an indeterminate term of 2 to 4 years imprisonment, upon his conviction of grand larceny in the third degree, after a plea of guilty, and (2) by permission, from an order of the same court dated June 13, 1990, which denied his motion pursuant to CPL 440.20 to vacate his sentence. A Nassau County Criminal attorney said that on May 14, 1987, at the corner of the Van Wyck Expressway and Atlantic Avenue in Queens, the defendant stole a… [read post]
22 Oct 3:16 pm
"U.S. court tosses Argentina appeal over funds held by BNY Mellon": Nate Raymond of Reuters has this report. [read post]
22 Oct 3:10 pm
O que você pensa quando ouve a palavra democracia? Cada vez mais, as pessoas reconhecem a importância desse regime de governo que também significa a vontade da maioria e a concretização de direitos fundamentais. O programa Artigo 5º desta semana faz uma homenagem ao Dia da Democracia, comemorado em 25 de Outubro. O ministro aposentado do Superior Tribunal de Justiça José Augusto Delgado é um dos convidados do programa. “Democracia é participação do povo. Onde não existir o povo, não… [read post]
22 Oct 3:10 pm
Pedido de vista do ministro Luiz Fux suspendeu nesta quarta-feira (22) o julgamento do Mandado de Injunção (MI) 833, apresentado pelo Sindicato dos Servidores das Justiças Federais no Estado do Rio de Janeiro (Sisejufe-RJ), em que se pede o reconhecimento do direito à aposentadoria especial aos ocupantes do cargo de oficial de justiça avaliador federal. O ministro Fux também pediu vista do MI 844, sobre o mesmo tema, que estava sendo julgado em conjunto, de autoria do Sindicato dos Trabalhadores do Poder Judiciário e Ministério… [read post]
22 Oct 3:01 pm
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) urges owners of vehicles with defective Takata air bags to take immediate action. The Takata air bags can explode, especially in humid climates like we have here in North Texas, resulting in severe injuries and fatalities.At least three deaths and 30 injuries have so far been tied to the Takata air bag defect. If you or a loved one has been victimized, you have legal rights. Our law firm is handling these cases and can help you.The recall list covers a whopping 14 million vehicles from 2000 through 2011. The major car… [read post]
22 Oct 2:48 pm
"Post Foreclosure Hell" describes the latest gift to Americans from the banks, FANNIE MAE and FREDDIE MAC. After the massive bail-outs by the American taxpayer, the banks, FANNIE and FREDDIE are now using "deficiency judgments" to collect on loans years after foreclosed homes were taken and sold. If successful, homeowners who believed the foreclosure crisis was behind them could find a lawsuit at their door and there hard earned wages being garnished. In Florida alone, thousands of deficiency suits were filed prior to July 1, 2014. If you are served with a deficiency lawsuit, do… [read post]
22 Oct 2:44 pm
Libertarian Leo Wayne Dymowski says he knows he has little chance for victory in his third-party bid for Maryland attorney general — and that the long odds give him a “freedom feeling.” [read post]
22 Oct 2:42 pm
"Supreme Court's next move will reveal its true intent toward voting rights": Carl P. Leubsdorf has this essay online at The Dallas Morning News. [read post]
22 Oct 2:35 pm
The Government Accountability Office recently released a report on the “Challenges and Options for Responding to New and Emerging Risks.” Congress required GAO to undertake such a review as part of a 2014 appropriations bill. After interviewing stakeholders, Commissioners, and experts, and reviewing existing statutes and regulations, GAO presents several options for quickly addressing new threats. GAO finds that while some of the suggested approaches may allow the Commission to act or disseminate information more quickly, each involves significant trade offs.… [read post]
22 Oct 2:35 pm
Hey ladies, you know that creepy guy who tries to peek up your skirt ? Well it’s now legal for him to take a photo of you as well. One such creep, Christopher Hunt Cleveland, was arrested last June at the Lincoln Memorial on two counts of attempted voyeurism. Park police were suspicious of Cleveland when they spotted him taking photos of women on the steps above him rather than the giant statute of the bearded man. When police searched Cleveland’s camera and car, they found several hundred photos of women’s “private parts.” At this point, most… [read post]
22 Oct 2:34 pm
  So, you want to be divorced. Your spouse is clueless of your feelings, in denial, or just wouldn’t agree to a divorce. Are you out of luck, stuck in your marriage or can you extricate yourself and obtain a divorce in New York? Since the advent of no-fault divorce in New York, your spouse cannot unilaterally prevent you from be granted a divorce. New York courts take the allegation in the complaint that “the marriage has irretrievably broken down with no chance of reconciliation” as presumptively true. Provided economic issues and child custody are… [read post]
22 Oct 2:33 pm
Thinking of starting your own solo practice? Here's a cautionary tale. [read post]
22 Oct 2:33 pm
Family of Former Cottageville Mayor Receives $97.5 Million for Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Former Police Officer The family of the former mayor of Cottageville, SC received $97.5 million for punitive and actual damages in a wrongful death lawsuit, the jury decided Wednesday, October 15th, after the victim was shot and killed by a former police […] [read post]
22 Oct 2:32 pm
The securities and TIC investment fraud law firm Fitapelli Kurta is investigating claims against former Investors Capital broker, Terry Anderson.  Recently, a customer complaint was filed against former Investors Capital broker, Terry Anderson. The customer has alleged Anderson recommended unsuitable investments real estate and tenant in common investments in 2007 and 2008 while she was employed at Investors Capital. The customer is seeking $590,232 in damages. Terry Anderson has received two other customer complaints. In December 2009, a customer alleged that their 2006… [read post]
22 Oct 2:31 pm
WASHINGTON — Four former Blackwater security guards were convicted Wednesday in the 2007 shootings of more than 30 Iraqis in Baghdad, an incident that inflamed anti-American sentiment around the globe and was denounced by critics as an illustration of a war gone horribly wrong. The men claimed self-defense, but federal prosecutors argued that they had ... [read post]
22 Oct 2:30 pm
"Silent treatment: The Supreme Court and voting rights." Steven Mazie has this post today at the "Democracy in America" blog of The Economist. [read post]
22 Oct 2:30 pm
TSA Week in Review - 37 Loaded Firearms Discovered in Carry-on Bags This Week Loaded firearm discovered at LAS. 39 Firearms Discovered This Week – Of the 39 firearms, 37 were loaded and 14 had rounds chambered. Grenade (LEX) Inert Ordnance and Grenades, etc. – We continue to find inert grenades and other weaponry on a weekly basis. Please keep in mind that if an item looks like a real bomb, grenade, mine or other explosives weapon, it is prohibited. When these items are found at a checkpoint or in checked baggage, they can… [read post]