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Wednesday, den 10. April 2013

As ThinkProgress has previously explained, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit is the second most powerful court in the country. It’s also a bastion of right-wing jurisprudence thanks in no small part to Senate Republican filibusters

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Monday, den 11. March 2013

Welcome to Justiceline, ThinkProgress Justice’s morning round-up of the latest legal news and developments. Remember to follow us on Twitter at @TPJustice Pro tip: If you are going to be sworn in as CIA Director on a copy of the Constitution to emphasize your devotion to the rule of law, make sure you choose a copy that includes the Bill of Rights . Maryland moves one step closer to repealing the death penalty

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Monday, den 20. August 2012

Stanford Law Professor Pam Karlan Last last week, the New York Times ‘s Charlie Savage published a characteristically excellent piece detailing the calculations and miscalculations that led to President Obama appointing far fewer judges to the federal bench than his two predecessors — and no judges who stand out as “assertive liberals who might stand as ideological counterpoints to some of the assertive conservatives Mr. Bush named.

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Thursday, den 16. August 2012

Republican Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy spoke at the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference on Monday, where he expressed concerns similar to those expressed by Chief Justice John Roberts last year about the growing vacancy crisis on the federal bench: The Senate is a political entity and will act in a political way and that’s quite proper.

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Friday, den 3. August 2012

Judicial Nominee Pamela Ki Mai Chen Since taking office, President Obama has quadrupled the number of openly gay judges holding lifetime appointments to the federal bench, although this fact has as much to do with the poor record of past presidents in naming gay judges as it does with President Obama’s commitment to diversity. Before Obama took office, only one openly gay judge — Clinton appointee Deborah Batts — was an Article III federal judge

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Monday, den 30. July 2012

Judge Robert Bacharach Last January, President Obama nominated federal Magistrate Judge Robert Bacharach to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.

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Monday, den 2. July 2012

Marc Thiessen, the Bush Administration torture apologist turned Washington Post columnist, uses his column today to proclaim that Chief Justice Roberts was a failed nominee and Republicans need to ensure that future Robertses never reach the high Court again: We don’t know if he was suddenly convinced by his liberal colleagues, or simply had a failure of nerve.

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Friday, den 9. September 2011

ThinkProgress filed this report from the Republican presidential debate in Simi Valley, California. Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) just doesn’t know what to do with his radical book arguing that Social Security and Medicare are unconstitutional. The Perry campaign has alternatively embraced the book , distanced itself from it , run away from voters asking him about it, and misrepresented what it says . ThinkProgress’ Scott Keyes caught up with Rick Perry’s campaign manager yesterday, and learned that Team Perry is back to simply not telling the truth about what their candidate believes: KEYES: Does the governor still think that Social Security exists at the expense of the Constitution? PERRY SPOX: In the book he never said — he didn’t say it was unconstitutional. Is that what you’re getting at? KEYES: Well, just that he wrote that Social Security exists at the expense of the Constitution. PERRY SPOX: He believes Social Security is a Ponzi scheme and that we’ve got to address it. We’re starting a national conversation. Watch it: For the record, here is the passage in Fed Up! where Rick Perry says that Social Security is unconstitutional: There is no ambiguity in this passage. Nor is there ambiguity in a subsequent interview where Perry reiterated his belief that Social Security and Medicare violate the Constitution: I don’t think our founding fathers when they were putting the term “general welfare” in [the Constitution] were thinking about a federally operated program of pensions nor a federally operated program of health care. What they clearly said was that those were issues that the states need to address. Not the federal government. I stand very clear on that. Simply put, the Perry campaign needs to stop misrepresenting what their candidate believes.

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Thursday, den 28. July 2011

The Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division is preparing to file a lawsuit against Well Fargo bank for allegedly shunting thousands of African-American borrowers into subprime mortgages when they should have qualified for less expensive loans. News of DOJ’s probe comes just one week after Wells Fargo agreed to pay an $85 million settlement after a similar lawsuit was brought by the Federal Reserve alleging that the bank preyed upon over 10,000 borrowers.

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Monday, den 25. July 2011

A prison in Norway. Following last week’s shocking bombing and shooting attack by alleged suspect Anders Breivik, much of the world is now awaiting his trial. Many right wingers, particularly those in the United States, are now bemoaning Norway’s criminal justice system, noting that the country uses a maximum sentencing law that typically only allows prisoners to be jailed for 21 years (although prisoners can be held for additional five-year sentences if they are deemed dangerous). “Most murderers in Norway spend just 14 years behind bars. The terrorist is 32 years old. He will get out when he’s 53. That means he’s serving about 3 months for every person he murdered. Justice?” asked a blogger at Big Peace. Yet before Americans rush to judge Norway’s criminal justice system — which relies far less on punitive measures than ours and that has a strong focus on rehabilitation — they should look at the results it produces. Norway is one of the safest countries on earth, boasting some of the world’s lowest crime rates: – Norway Has Some Of The Lowest Murder Rates In The World: In 2009, Norway had .6 intentional homicides per 100,000 people. In the same year, the United States had 5 murders per 100,000 people, meaning that the U.S. proportionally has 8 times as many homicides. – Norway’s Incarceration Rate Is A Fraction Of That Of The United States: 71 out of every 100,000 Norwegian citizens is incarcerated. In the United States, 743 out of every 100,000 citizens was incarcerated in 2009. The U.S. has the world’s highest incarceration rate. – Norway’s Prisoner Recidivism Rate Is Much Lower Than The United States’: The recidivism rate for prisoners in Norway is around 20 percent . Meanwhile, it’s estimated that 67 percent of America’s prisoners are re-arrested and 52 percent are re-incarcerated. While many Americans may have an understandable emotional reaction to a country that strives to treat even the most heinous of murderers humanely, they should also be aware of the fact that Norway’s criminal justice system appears to have produced a nation that is much safer and imprisons far less of its people than the United States or just about any other country.

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