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Jury Finds Muslim Student Heckling Is Not Free Speech

Ten Muslim students from UC Irvine who heckled Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren during an on-campus appearance last year were found guilty Friday of two misdemeanors to conspire and to disrupt the speech, despite their arguments citing free speech.

Posted on Sep 23, 2011 READ MORE


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More Obama Talk From the Nobel Jury

All but one of the five judges who picked President Barack Obama as the recipient of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize sounded off on Tuesday about their decision, noting Obama’s less-than-jubilant initial reaction to the announcement and shedding more light on the reasons behind their choice, which one judge reported was unanimous.

Posted on Oct 13, 2009 READ MORE


Penn in Cannes
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Sean Penn Talks Politics at Cannes

Actor Sean Penn has already made waves at the Cannes Film Festival, where he’s leading this year’s jury, by weighing in about the presidential race back home—and by pointedly bucking the local smoking ban. Suffice it to say that Penn won’t be joining Oprah on one of her pep rallies for Barack Obama anytime soon.

Posted on May 15, 2008 READ MORE


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Dr. Al-Arian’s Third Strike

The Palestinian activist Dr. Sami Amin Al-Arian, imprisoned for five years despite a jury’s failure to return a single guilty verdict against him, has gone on a hunger strike in a Virginia jail.

Posted on Mar 7, 2008 READ MORE


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Posted on Mar 7, 2007 READ MORE


Mark Fainaru-Wada on Barry Bonds, Steroids and ‘Game of Shadows’

Truthdig’s James Harris sits down with SF Chronicle journalist Mark Fainaru-Wada to discuss his book,  “Game of Shadows,” and the leaked grand jury testimony which has gotten him in such hot water.

Posted on Jun 13, 2006 READ MORE


Enron Jurors
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Truthdiggers of the Week: The Enron Trial Jurors

Truthdig salutes the 12 jurors who sacrificed four months of their lives to sift through the lies of former Enron chiefs Ken Lay and Jeffrey Skilling, convicting them on 25 counts of conspiracy to commit securities and wire fraud. Interviewed after the case, jurors were incredulous that the two former titans were unaware of the crimes at their company. “Skilling was supposed to be a hands-on individual,” one juror told a newspaper. “It’s hard to believe a hands-on individual wouldn’t know what was going on.”

Posted on May 27, 2006 READ MORE


Lay and Skilling

A Verdict on an Era?

That’s what the N.Y. Times calls the conviction of Enron honchos Ken Lay and Jeff Skilling. But Truthdig contributing cartoonist Mr. Fish has a different perspective (click here to see the full cartoon).

  • Truthdig editor Robert Scheer has written about the crooks from Texas in his new book, “Playing President.” Click here to read some of those classic columns.

  • Posted on May 25, 2006 READ MORE


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    Jury Convicts Abu Ghraib Dog Handler

    Sgt. Michael Smith (pictured above threatening an Abu Ghraib detainee with a dog) becomes the ninth soldier to be convicted for detainee abuse. He faces over eight years in prison.
    To date, no high-ranking officials have been charged with crimes stemming from the abuses.

    Posted on Mar 21, 2006 READ MORE


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    Feingold Dresses Down CNN’s Soledad O’Brien

    The Wisconsin senator says that the CNN host has been intimidated by the RNC into believing that there exists a serious legal debate over the legality of the president’s spying program.
    DailyKos has more.

    Posted on Mar 14, 2006 READ MORE


    Did Cheney OK Libby’s Leak of Secret Info?

    Vice President Cheney’s indicted former top aide, Scooter Libby, has told a grand jury that his “superiors” granted him permission to give secret information to reporters to help bolster the White House’s case for war on Iraq. | story

    Posted on Feb 10, 2006 READ MORE


    Libby Trial Delayed Until 2007

    How convenient: Scooter’s day in court gets pushed off until after the midterm congressional elections because one of his lawyers has a “scheduling conflict.” | story
    UPDATE: New documents shed more light on Libby’s perfidies. | report

    Posted on Feb 3, 2006 READ MORE


    Chief Warrant Officer Lewis Welshofer Jr.
    AP

    U.S. Soldier Gets No Jail Time for Killing Iraqi General

    The American interrogator sat on the general’s chest and covered up his mouth—both of which were apparently approved techniques. The defense claimed that the actions did not directly cause the general’s death. | story
    We can’t help but suspect that much of the Arab world might come to a different conclusion.

    Posted on Jan 24, 2006 READ MORE


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