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January 2008

Looking Anew at Campaign Cash and Elected Judges - NYT

In nearly half of the cases they reviewed, over a 14-year period ended in 2006, a litigant or lawyer had contributed to at least one justice, sometimes recently and sometimes long before. On average, justices voted in favor of their contributors 65 percent of the time, and two of the justices did so 80 percent of the time.

In Matters Big and Small, Crossing Giuliani Had Price - NYT

In March 2000, an undercover officer killed Patrick Dorismond, a security guard, during a fight when the police mistook him for a drug dealer. The outcry infuriated the mayor, who released Mr. Dorismond’s juvenile record, a document that legally was supposed to remain sealed. The victim, Mr. Giuliani opined, was no “altar boy.” Actually, he was.

October 2006

Competitive Era Fails to Shrink Electric Bills - NYT

A decade after competition was introduced in their industries, long-distance phone rates had fallen by half, air fares by more than a fourth and trucking rates by a fourth. But a decade after the federal government opened the business of generating electricity to competition, the market has produced no such decline.

[BW] No Bush Left Behind

The President's brother Neil is making hay from school reform...

September 2006

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