Criminal Justice

Law and Order: Special Interests Unit

January 10, 2006 - Not long ago, it was Corporate America -- not political figures like Tom DeLay and Jack Abramoff (who made contact with White House folks 200 times in the first 10 months of the Bush era) -- that was awash in scandal.

President Bush pardons two Tennessee moonshiners

By R. Neal
December 22, 2005 - Posted by R. Neal No, seriously. One of the former moonshiners said he was surprised by the pardon but that he's looking forward to voting and buying a gun. The other said he could "almost be a Republican" after receiving the pardon from Bush.

How Big Energy did Georgia

October 31, 2005 - As consumers ponder reports that Big Energy may be "forced" to drive up heating costs this winter, here's a story of what one utility did with the money another time they jacked up prices. From yesterday's Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

Beware of hurricane related scams

August 30, 2005 - By R. Neal In addition to looting, price gouging, home repair scams, and insurance fraud, there are always those looking to exploit victims of natural disasters, especially via telephone solicitation and the internet.

Alabama Justice

August 19, 2005 - Raw Story (via Pam's House Blend) gives some much-deserved coverage of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, AL -- a fine group that has taken the lead in ensuring fair legal repr

Roberts v. Florida Voters

July 21, 2005 - I agree with Max Sawicky and others that Roberts isn't a defeatable nominee for the Supreme Court. Rolling out a laundry list of somewhat conservative positions he took in various cases isn't going to amount to a killer bill of particulars that will convince the public that he's unfit for the bench.

Scrushy Agonistes

July 5, 2005 - As you probably heard, Richard Scrushy was last week found not guilty of criminal charges in the billion-dollar HealthSouth accounting fraud scandal. Scrushy, feeling vindicated, has said he would like to work again at the company he founded.