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America’s obsession with sensational trials was on full parade this past week, as crowds cheered at the murder conviction of Jody Arias in Arizona and celebrated the arrest of Ariel Castro after the dramatic release from captivity of Amanda Berry, Michelle Knight and Gina DeJesus. With so many other newsworthy stories in the world, [...]
Stephen Colbert has announced his (ironic) bid for the Presidency, stating last week that he would be running for the “President of the United States of South Carolina.” Colbert’s move came after handing over control of his super PAC to friend and fellow comedian Jon Stewart and renaming it The Definitely Not Coordinating With [...]
In this month’s New Yorker, Jeffrey Toobin recasts Justice Clarence Thomas, a man that many perceive to be an intellectual marionette of the far right wing, as in truth an intellectual agent of change on the Supreme Court. Toobin’s deference to this idea is puzzling, especially considering that Toobin acknowledges the fact that Justice [...]
For over half a year now, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been the subject of a bizarre and opaque judicial process seeking to extradite him from the United Kingdom to Sweden in connection with alleged sexual misconduct and rape. The details surrounding the trial have often been difficult to follow because the process has [...]
The Illinois court system has had its hands full deciding whether a challenge to Rahm Emanuel’s residency in his bid for mayor should stand. On Monday, the Appellate Court overturned a Board of Elections decision and removed Emanuel from the ballot, prompting the Supreme Court of Illinois to reverse the decision and order Rahm [...]