Since then, Judge Kopf has personally sought clemency for Hasan. President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder “have known for a long time that the clemency process was a sham,” wrote Kopf. Even now, “they deserve no credit for doing the right thing at this late date.” … [Read more...] about Federal judge uses blog to advocate clemency for woman he sentenced 21 years ago
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Jerry Micek’s memorabilia from Robert K. Kennedy’s 1968 presidential campaign in Nebraska includes a copy of the candidate’s prepared remarks for his Aprl 27 address to 8,000 people at the Civic Auditorium in Omaha after a day-long whistle-stop campaign train tour across Nebraska. Micek, of Columbus, was Platte County Democratic Party chairman. He rode the train with Kennedy from Columbus to Omaha. … [Read more...] about Remembering Robert F. Kennedy’s whistle-stop tour across Nebraska 50 years ago
This blog by Howard Friedman, professor of law emeritus at the University of Toledo, is the Volokh Conspiracy’s Eugene Volokh’s “main news source on the law of government and religion, with prompt coverage of foreign and domestic news stories, and prompt links to pretty much all new American court decisions.” Author and blogger Hemant Mehta keeps up with Friedman’s blog as well. “He covers the big cases as well as the small ones that never make it into the mainstream media,” Mehta writes. … [Read more...] about 7th Annual Blawg 100
Tomorrow’s sentencing hearing may present another likeness between the lifestyle of the two, Grimm predicts: “None of the fashionable crowd who frequented Jay Gatsby’s parties and gulped his champagne bothered to attend his funeral. I doubt many of Rothstein’s friends will show up in court Wednesday to bid him goodbye.” … [Read more...] about Gov’t Seeks 40 Years for Ex-Lawyer Rothstein in $1.2B Case, But Will Sentence Be the Final Answer?
“That’s What She Said”: Ford & Harrison lawyers are now in their fifth year of recapping NBC’s The Office for the purposes of estimating the dollar value of each episode’s potential employment litigation claims. We hope posts don’t suffer once Steve Carell’s Michael Scott departs after this season. … [Read more...] about The 4th Annual ABA Journal Blawg 100