Tainting the jury pool After Judge Steven O’Neill’s ruling, how can an impartial jury ever be found?

From The Philadelphia Inquirer: Report: 10 of 12 Cosby jurors wanted to convict by Laura McCrystal & Jeremy Roebuck | Philadelphia Inquirer Staff Writers | Updated: June 21, 2017 — 9:52 PM EDT Acting on a petition from media organizations, a Montgomery County judge on Wednesday unsealed the names of the jurors at Bill Cosby’s …

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Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III wastes the taxpayers’ dollars

The New York Times tweeted: A Mississippi man was sentenced to 49 years in prison for killing his transgender former girlfriend https://t.co/94prZNXcqc — The New York Times (@nytimes) May 16, 2017 And the story: U.S. Hate Crime Law Punishes Transgender Woman’s Killer, in a First By Liam Stack | May 16, 2017 A Mississippi man …

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Doing the right thing incenses the left

From The New York Times: Kentucky Judge, Citing Conscience, Declines to Hear Same-Sex Adoption Cases By Daniel Victor | May 1, 2017 A Family Court judge in Kentucky has recused himself from adoption cases involving gay and lesbian parents, saying that “as a matter of conscience” he could not be impartial. In a court order …

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Democrisy: The New York Times and the filibuster

From The New York Times: Democracy Returns to the Senate By The Editorial Board | November 21, 2013 For five years, Senate Republicans have refused to allow confirmation votes on dozens of perfectly qualified candidates nominated by President Obama for government positions. They tried to nullify entire federal agencies by denying them leaders. They abused …

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Democrisy! Salon is worried about “impartiality” of Justice Thomas, but fine with political statements of Justices Sotomayor and Ginsburg

Salon, which, Alas! gets far more readers than The First Street Journal, swims in hypocrisy: Gini Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, wants to lead a pro-Trump grassroots organization In an email chain, Ginni Thomas said she wanted to start a group that would counter the resistance from the left By Taylor Link …

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The Republicans finally learn to play hardball Orrin Hatch shows Mitch McConnell what a backbone really is

From msn.com: Senate panel backs Price as health secretary, Mnuchin for Treasury By Susan Cornwell and David Lawder | Wednesday, 1 February 2017 | 10:01 AM EST WASHINGTON, Feb 1 (Reuters) – The Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday voted to confirm Representative Tom Price to head the Department of Health and Human Services and banker …

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