Report: More Judicial Vacancies Now Than At Beginning of Obama Presidency

By: Tuesday June 5, 2012 11:35 am

Pam Spaulding mentioned that the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has denied a re-hearing of Perry v. Schwarzengger, meaning that the marriage equality case is headed to the Supreme Court (albeit in less sturdy condition to lead to marriage equality nationwide, as bmaz points out). It’s worth pointing out that only 4 of the 27 [...]

OPR Report, As Expected, Absolves Bybee And Yoo Of Professional Misconduct

By: Friday February 19, 2010 4:06 pm

With a Friday night news dump, the Justice Department has released the Office of Professional Responsibility report on the conduct of Bush Administration lawyers in crafting terrorism policy. The House Judiciary Committee has put the report up on its website. Marcy Wheeler has a working thread up; she and her commenters are well-equipped to do [...]

Jerrold Nadler Unaware Of Altered OPR Report

By: Tuesday February 2, 2010 7:29 am

Last week, Newsweek reported that David Margolis, a career official at the Justice Department, softened an imminent Office of Professional Responsibility report about Bush “torture memo” lawyers John Yoo and Jay Bybee. Instead of sanctioning the two lawyers for their violating their professional obligations in writing legal opinions justifying torture, the report will now say, [...]

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