Monday, November 30, 2015

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Here's what's happening:

-- More legitimate complaints about Congress not doing anything, especially with our federal judge nominees ("Even routine business was neglected this year, and 2016 won’t be better. The Senate has confirmed 135 Obama executive nominees this year, but many more are languishing in Congress. One of these is for the vacant post of undersecretary of the Treasury for terrorism and financial crimes, for which Mr. Obama nominated someone in April. By comparison, in George W. Bush’s seventh year, a Democratic Senate confirmed 234 nominees in 2007. Meanwhile, only 10 judicial vacancies have been confirmed this year, leaving 66 benches open, the slowest pace for confirmations in more than half a century.")

-- The NY Times explains how to prosecute abusive prosecutors.  ("It is absolutely essential to bring rogue law enforcement officers to justice, particularly in a post-Ferguson world in which violations of constitutional rights have come under intense scrutiny. However, the government’s focus on abuses by law enforcement officials leaves the burden of curbing abuse by judges and prosecutors to private individuals. This is a responsibility few lawyers are willing to accept, in large part because the United States Supreme Court has made pursuing a civil case against a prosecutor or judge practically impossible.")

-- The Sun-Sentinel covers this "inside job", uncovering a $3 million heist. ("When armed robbers took off with more than $3 million from an armored truck company's South Florida depot, investigators suspected the crime was an inside job.It would take the FBI and prosecutors years of digging to solve the case. Now, three Palm Beach County men have pleaded guilty to the Sept. 15, 2012, heist at the old Garda Logistics armored truck building on Garden Road in Riviera Beach.").

1 comment:

concerned citizen said...

Re "Congress not doing anything, especially with our federal judge nominees"

That might be a good thing, based on the what I see on the federal bench.