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Almost three years ago, when Goldman Sachs Group Inc. paid $550 million to settle fraud accusations by the Securities and Exchange Commission, one of the claims was that Goldman misled the bond-insurer ACA Financial Guaranty Corp. in a horribly complex...
My periodic "Did You Know" columns tend to raise the blood pressure of more conservative readers who are embarrassed/angry/frustrated by the increasingly aggressive counter-cultural policies of the hard left and their allies in Hollywood, on campus, and...
Tags: Britney Spears, Minority Groups, Al-Qaeda, Judges, MoveOn
WASHINGTON -- Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev won't be sent before a military tribunal for a technical reason: As a U.S. citizen, he isn't eligible. But that technicality stopped us from addressing a more important consideration:...
While George Pierson was attending — and losing — a civil trial for framing a mentally challenged teen, the former Miramar police detective was drawing a full paycheck from his current government employer, Citrus County. Pierson, 63, a code...
WASHINGTON -- From Tom Paine's "Common Sense" to Harriet Beecher Stowe's "Uncle Tom's Cabin" to Martin Luther King's "Letter from Birmingham Jail," American history is replete with examples of printed words accelerating social justice. Still, from...
From Tom Paine's "Common Sense" to Harriet Beecher Stowe's "Uncle Tom's Cabin" to Martin Luther King's "Letter from Birmingham Jail," American history is replete with examples of printed words accelerating social justice. Still, from Mathew Brady's 1862...
Tags: AIDS, Justice System, Punishment, New York City, Central Park
There are trolls who live under bridges in fantasy novels. Then there are "copyright trolls." The latter have always occupied one of the most squalid corners of the legal system. They're people or firms that acquire copyrights to movies, music or...
"Make me wanna holler, way they do my life." -- Marvin Gaye, "Inner City Blues" Karen Houppert has written a book of nightmares. Houppert, a veteran reporter for, among others, The Washington Post and The New York Times, is the author of "Chasing...
I looked into buying a laurel wreath for Lake County's new state's attorney, Mike Nerheim — Amazon offers a broad variety of the honorary headdress — but decided not to place the order just yet. Nerheim, as Dan Hinkel's front-page story in...
Tags: Assault, Sex Crimes, Justice System, Criminals, Judges
Those who criticize the John Leopold case — that it was "too much squeeze for too little juice," a waste of taxpayer money — should read the 40-page memorandum by Dennis M. Sweeney, the judge who presided over the Anne Arundel County...
Tags: Sex Crimes, Bribery, Judges, Crime, Law and Justice, Politics
The case of a lawsuit over the gruesome deaths of two motorcyclists in Easton was trickier than it appeared at first glance. On Tuesday, a Northampton County jury determined that a golf club had no responsibility, was not even 1 percent to blame, for...
Tags: Court Preliminary, Trials, Sports, Bars and Clubs, Litigation
"Some mistakes we never stop paying for." — Roy Hobbs, played by Robert Redford, in "The Natural," the 1984 Barry Levinson film based on the Bernard Malamud novel. The announcement of Ray Lewis' retirement and his team's breathtaking run to...
Tags: Ray Lewis, Shannon Sharpe, Trials, Super Bowl, Witnesses
May 17, 2013 |Column| Allentown Morning Call
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