Archive for August, 2007

In an incredibly sad story. Jonathon Edington a lawyer in Connecticut has been sentenced to 12 in prison for killing a man that he thought molested his 20 year-old daughter. Edinton stabbed Barry James in his bedroom after his wife told him that James had molested their daughter. Ultimately, Edington’s wife, Christina, refused to cooperate with the investigation and a defense expert found that she was suffering from d postpartum depression.

The case left the court with few options and many regrets in sentencingfor first-degree manslaughter.. For the full story, click here

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Former DA Nifong was sentenced to a single day in jail for his misconduct related to the Duke scandal.
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Report: Craig to Resign

Reports today indicate that Sen. Craig has decided to resign, click here The question remains whether, in light of recent scandals and indictments of other members, this is a consistent result. (more…)

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Here is the audio tape of the Craig interview with police after his arrest, click here

The tape is a striking example of the pressures that are often put on people directly after their arrests to induce confessions and pleas.

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The Marine Mammal Protection Act makes it a crime to injure sea lions and other mammals. Usually this is done with nets, harpoons, guns. However, a 24-year-old fisherman named Hai Nguyen, stabbed a sea lion with a steak knife. (more…)

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Norman Finkelstein has long generated controversy over his writings on the Holocaust. His critics, however, have launched a campaign to have him terminated from the school and have been successful. Many academics are alarmed by the official move to cancel his classes and lock him out of his office. At risk is the most important element of the American experience in higher education: academic freedom. For the most recent story, click here

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The Iowa District Court for Polk County has ruled that the state constitution requires recognition of same-sex marriage. The decision will likely serve to fuel the presidential debates on the subject and force some candidates to embrace the constitutional marriage amendment. (more…)

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