Supreme Court Rules On Valerie Plame Journalists

Ken AshfordBreaking News, Plamegate, Supreme CourtLeave a Comment

The Supreme Court ruled today that journalists cannot avoid grand jury subpeonae asking them to reveal their sources (or, put another way, that journalists can face jail time for failing to reveal their sources in response to a grand jury subpoena). This puts the plaintiffs, Time magazine’s Matthew Cooper and The New York Times’ Judith Miller, in a precarious position.  … Read More

Supreme Court Rules On Ten Commandments

Ken AshfordBreaking News, Constitution, Godstuff, Supreme CourtLeave a Comment

BREAKING NEWS: The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Ten Commandment displays are not permissible in courthouses. Well, that’s what the headlines are screaming at the moment.  The devil, as they say, is in the details.  For example, is the Decalogue permissible if it is part of a larger display about the origins of law? UPDATE No. 1:  Decision was 5-4, … Read More

Schiavo’s Body Is Dead

Ken AshfordAssisited Suicide/Schiavo, Breaking News, Health Care, Right Wing Punditry/IdiocyLeave a Comment

RIP, finally. UPDATE:  The response from the right-wing blogosphere — full of death poems and scripture, not to mention wailing and gnashing of teeth — was a little TOO predictable, don’t you think? UPDATE #2:  I take that back.  I was just home for lunch and caught about 20 minutes of the cable news networks.  Man, do they want this … Read More