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DOJ turns on Turner, First Amendment
The sentencing memorandum filed by Boston federal prosecutors last week, seeking between 33 and 41 months incarceration for convicted former Boston City Councilor Chuck Turner,...
| January 25, 2011
Slammed: Lance Stephenson's comeback goes south
Just a few months ago, Lance Stephenson was looking like basketball's feel-good comeback story.
Plus, Roger Clemens gets what he deserves.
| August 27, 2010
Impeach John Roberts
It is time for an enterprising and courageous member of the US House of Representatives to file articles of impeachment against the chief justice of the United States Supreme Court, John Roberts. The charge: lying under oath.
The Chief Justice lied
| February 05, 2010
Scandal and accusations of corruption are nothing new to Massachusetts state government. Hutchinson was accused of enforcing the much-despised Stamp Act and Tea Act in part because his brother-in-law was stamp master, and two of his sons were designate
A timeline of modern-day state house corruption
DAVID S. BERNSTEIN
| June 19, 2009
This Barry Bonds thing is going to be a big story, no doubt, but trust me: even bigger news is probably coming.
Sports blotter: "Barry's indictment" edition
| November 19, 2007
Pressing the case
In the aftermath of I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby’s perjury conviction last week, the journalistic fallout of the case remains a subject of intense interest for reporters and legal observers.
A limited federal shield law would be better than the post-Libby status quo
| March 14, 2007
In “ Kicking and Screaming ,” Adam Reilly did not mention the most critical piece of the party-unity puzzle: the fact that our late-September primary is almost last on the national calendar.
Letters to the Boston editor: September 22, 2006
BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS
| September 20, 2006
Blues and blood
Something is rotten in Beantown — and the stench is emanating from the local branch of the Department of Justice.
Why does US attorney Michael Sullivan keep rewarding a wayward prosecutor with big-stakes public-corruption cases? Plus, remove that tattoo, son.
| September 06, 2006
Criminalizing the war
Lieutenant Ehren Watada seems to know his chances are slim.
A young soldier goes to military court and puts the Iraq war on trial
| August 30, 2006
No end in sight
Two years ago, Boston’s law-enforcement leaders were crowing over their defeat of the homicide problem. In retrospect, it was Boston’s version of Bush’s “Mission Accomplished.”
Boston’s murder rate has doubled in five years — and may not have peaked yet. Here’s why.
DAVID S. BERNSTEIN
| January 04, 2006
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