From The New York Times:
WASHINGTON — Immigrants seeking asylum in the United States have been disproportionately rejected by judges whom the Bush administration chose using a conservative political litmus test, according to an analysis of Justice Department data.
The analysis suggests that the effects of a patronage-style selection process for immigration judges — used for three years before it was abandoned as illegal — are still being felt by scores of immigrants whose fates are determined by the judges installed in that period.
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From the Los Angeles Times:
A closely watched obscenity trial in Los Angeles federal court was suspended Wednesday after the judge acknowledged maintaining his own publicly accessible website featuring sexually explicit photos and videos.
Alex Kozinski, chief judge of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, granted a 48-hour stay in the obscenity trial of a Hollywood adult filmmaker after the prosecutor requested time to explore “a potential conflict of interest concerning the court having a . . . sexually explicit website with similar material to what is on trial here.”
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From News Hounds:
Pat Robertson, who publicly endorsed Rudy Giuliani for president last fall, appeared on FOX and Friends to talk up his candidate this morning 1/17/08. Explaining why he supports Giuliani, he casually made mention that he expects Giuliani to make court appointments to his liking.
Robertson supported Huckabee for governor of Arkansas, but Giuliani would be best suited for the job because he has experience in
“handling a complex organization.” He said Giuliani also “has experience in the Justice Department; he knows about judges. He’s got a good fix on who we want to put in.”
(video available at News Hounds)
Oh, Pat! You think you can fix things by erasing the separation between church and state, but the truth is…..
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