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Catching up with the ongoing trials of Occupy Boston activists
At a hearing in Boston Municipal Court last month, attorneys from the National Lawyers Guild received nine DVDs from the Suffolk County District Attorney's office.
Cops, tents, and videotape
| September 14, 2012
Emanuel Booted Off Chicago Ballot
An appellate court in Illinois issued a surprise ruling today booting former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel off the ballot for Chicago mayor,...
| January 24, 2011
Kilmartin Retains Key AG Staff
Attorney General-elect Peter Kilmartin has announced that he is hanging on to some key staffers from the Patrick Lynch era - Deputy Attorney General Gerald...
| November 18, 2010
Crossing the Line?
From the Associated Press - a warning from Senator Sheldon Whitehouse that Republicans may be crossing the line in their opposition to Rhode Islander Jack...
| September 24, 2010
McConnell Approved by Senate Panel
This just in: the Senate Judiciary Committee has just recommended approval of Rhode Island lawyer Jack McConnell's nomination to the U.S. District Court in Rhode...
| June 17, 2010
In the WSJ: Rhode Island's Ruinous Narrative Lives
The governor has affixed his signature to a law that will drop the highest marginal tax rate from 9.9 percent to 5.99 percent in what officials...
| June 09, 2010
Reed's New Role: Kagan Defender
President Obama's nomination of Elena Kagan for the Supreme Court has quickly become a political football in the run-up to a crucial fall election. Senate candidates from...
| May 12, 2010
With President Obama's nomination of Elena Kagan for Supreme Court, the Phoenix takes a less-than-flattering look at her record. An excerpt: Long before Supreme Court...
| May 10, 2010
Whitehouse Rules Out Supreme Court
Though never on the short list for a Supreme Court nomination, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse saw his name bandied about quite a bit on Capitol Hill...
| April 13, 2010
Politics of Supreme Court Nominations
In 2006, then-Senator Lincoln Chafee was the only Republican in the chamber to vote against President Bush's Supreme Court nominee, Samuel Alito.Chafee's vote contributed to...
| April 09, 2010
Whitehouse on the Citizens United Case
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse has a piece in Politico today blasting the Supreme Court's decision in the Citizens United case. That decision opened the door for unlimited...
| March 10, 2010
Washington Post: Whitehouse Disappoints
The Washington Post's political blog, The Fix, which named Senator Sheldon Whitehouse one to watch headed into the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Sonia...
| July 16, 2009
National Review on Whitehouse, Sotomayor
Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse soaks up some ink and electrons today for his sharp attack on Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. yesterday during...
| July 14, 2009
Whitehouse Opening Statement on Sotomayor
Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse's opening remarks today at confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor underscore the partisanship that is, predictably, defining the...
| July 13, 2009
Whitehouse Defends Sotomayor
On the eve of confirmation hearings, Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse is defending Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor from Republican attacks. From his remarks on...
| July 09, 2009
Key House Committee Approves Suttell
A key House committee has voted unanimously to approve the nomination of state Supreme Court Justice...
| June 22, 2009
Carcieri Nominates Rodgers for Superior Court Post
Governor Carcieri has nominated lawyer Kristen E. Rodgers to fill the Superior Court judgeship being...
| June 17, 2009
Carcieri Names Suttell Chief Justice
Governor Donald L. Carcieri, expected in some corners to name Supreme Court Justice Maureen McKenna ...
| May 28, 2009
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