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2008-07-11 15:00:32

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK The Bush administration's plan to let the free market play a role in easing gridlock at New York's congested airports has suffered a blow in Washington. A Senate subcommittee says it will block the U.S. Department of Transportation from implementing a plan to auction prime takeoff and landing slots at New York City's three main airports. Transportation officials say the auctions are one of the fairest ways to handle the ravenous demand for flight times...

2008-07-11 15:00:24

By Virginia Young, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Jul. 11--JEFFERSON CITY -- Cole County Circuit Judge Richard Callahan has dismissed a special investigative team's lawsuit that sought copies of Gov. Matt Blunt's e-mails. But the judge left open the possibility that the case could be revived if Attorney General Jay Nixon joins the suit. In an order issued shortly after noon today, Callahan said that the plaintiff, former Highway Patrol Col. Mel Fisher, lacks legal standing to bring the...

2008-07-11 12:00:31

By Jason Noble, The Kansas City Star, Mo. Jul. 11--JEFFERSON CITY -- Attorneys on Thursday argued two motions in a lawsuit over access to e-mails from the governor's office, but a Cole County judge took no action in the hearing. In one motion, lawyers for Gov. Matt Blunt argued for dismissal of the lawsuit. In the other, an attorney representing The Kansas City Star and two other media outlets sought to join the case to compel the governor's office to release previously requested...

2008-07-11 09:00:31

A Cole County judge was urged Thursday to dismiss a lawsuit over the state e-mail retention policy of Gov. Matt Blunt's office. Blunt's lawyer, John Holstein, a former state Supreme Court judge who is now in private practice, argued that there was no provision in state law for the lawsuit brought in the case. The suit was filed in May by Mel Fisher, a former superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol who was appointed as an independent investigator in the matter. A lawsuit filed...

2008-07-10 15:00:04

Former presidential adviser Karl Rove declined to appear before a U.S. congressional subcommittee Thursday, citing executive privilege and ignoring a subpoena. Rove was to testify before the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law about allegations of politicization of the Justice Department as they related to the firings of U.S. attorneys and the prosecution of a former Alabama governor. Subcommittee Chairwoman Linda Sanchez,...

2008-07-10 15:00:02

To: POLITICAL EDITORS Contact: Ilene Proctor, International Public Relations, +1-310- 858-6643, proctor@artnet.net, for VelvetRevolution.us Video of Siegelman Interview Available For The Media WASHINGTON, July 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today Karl Rove refused to comply with a subpoena from the House Judiciary Committee to testify about his involvement in the political prosecution of ex- Alabama Governor Don Siegelman. Roves invocation of executive privilege was quickly rejected by...

2008-07-10 12:00:05

Karl Rove, the man President Bush referred to as "Boy Genius" when Rove served as his deputy chief of staff, has been subpoenaed to testify before the House Judiciary Committee today. If Rove, now a pundit for Fox News, fails to show up - his lawyer said he wouldn't - Congress should find him and arrest him. If lawmakers fail to do so promptly, the law itself will lose its meaning and Congress will lose what little respect the public has for it. The committee wants to ask Rove about his...

2008-07-08 15:00:26

Unlike New York Atty. Gen. Andrew Cuomo, who has finally shown enough sense to abandon his predecessor's vindictive lawsuit against former New York Stock Exchange chief Dick Grasso, Rhode Island Atty. Gen. Patrick Lynch is standing by comparably misguided lead-paint litigation initiated by his predecessor -- even though the Rhode Island Supreme Court has now unanimously declared it meritless ("R.I. high court overturns lead-paint verdict," July 2). Lead-paint "products poisoned our infants...

2008-07-02 15:00:00

By Peter B Lord The judges say the companies did not control their paints after selling them generations ago. PROVIDENCE -- The Rhode Island Supreme Court yesterday brought an abrupt end to the state's nine-year campaign to force some of the nation's major corporations to clean up the lead-based paints that the state believes poisoned tens of thousands of Rhode Island children. In a unanimous 4 to 0 ruling, the court overturned a string of decisions by Superior Court Judge Michael A....

2008-06-24 02:29:55

By Casey Seiler, Times Union, Albany, N.Y. Jun. 22--If you've seen the trailer for the upcoming Batman film "The Dark Knight," you might have noticed something familiar about one of the actors being roughed up by the Joker's thugs at a high-society gala. If you thought the frightened man in the tuxedo looked like the chairman of the U.S. Senate judiciary committee, go buy yourself a $7 bucket of popcorn. Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., a diehard Batman fan, previously appeared as another...


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