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Public-Private Partnerships - a/k/a P3s - have been ways to build or design or finance or operate roads - or some combination of all of the above . . . and the subject of strong criticism. In its waning months, the Bush Administration U.S. Department of Transportation issued " Innovation Wave: An Update on the Burgeoning Private Sector Role in U.S. Highway and Transit Infrastructure " (July 18, 2008), a love song to privatization. Now that the 2008 election is over - and as we know, elections have consequences - what are we likely to see in this area as Congress gets back to work after its summer break? On Friday I ...
legal fiction…
(PDF). The report was done by the CIA’s Inspector General, John Helgerson, and (to judge by what remains unredacted) seems to be fairly critical of those abuses and of their legal underpinnings. There’s plenty to say about the contents of this report – for example, the bizarre tortures it catalogues (summarized here ). One thing stood out in the early pages of the document: Bush administration lawyers wrote an undated memo sometime before June 16, 2003 which among other things advanced a no provision permitting otherwise prohibited acts of torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment to ... market research, surveys and trends
john yoo: as bad as we all knew
The question of whether John Yoo has violated the University of California Faculty Code of Conduct with respect to (II) (B) "Types of Unacceptable Conduct: Violation of canons of intellectual honesty," does not admit of any answer other than "yes." The latest example, via Smintheus: » Another Bush administration legal fiction : [John Yoo] wrote an undated memo sometime before June 16, 2003 which... advanced a flagrantly false interpretation of the UN Convention against Torture.... Here is what the Helgerson report states the memo said about the UN Convention: The analysis adds that "the ... market research, surveys and trends


Legal Fiction
Well, I have some good news and bad news (or vice-versa, depending on your perspective I suppose). The bad news is that I’m closing up shop here at Legal Fiction. The good news is that I’ve been graciously invited to join Obsidian Wings and will join Hilzoy and the gang as of today. So for the foreseeable future, I’ll be posting over there. I’m very excited about joining Obsidian Wings — it’s a great blog and I’d encourage everyone to follow me there. For those who don’t read it, it’s got a lot of characteristics that I (and I hope you) find appealing in blogs — it’s thoughtful, it’s welcoming of other views, and legal posts ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
58 percent of GOP not sure/doubt Obama born in US - On Congress ...
Even if Obama wasn't born in the US, his mother was still an American citizen, which would make him an American citizen from birth. I'm an independent, somewhat left of center, strongly pro-Obama. Having said that, I do wonder about the numbers because this is a Kos poll, not exactly a mainstream source of polling. Any similar surveys from a more centrist group? DailyKOS's polls have very little to do with reality or science. Their approval polls regularly track 10 points higher for Obama than every other published pull; this number is probably off too. They have no credibility. This is a poll from the Daily ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Republicans line up on opposite sides over latest Steele controversy
Republicans lined up on opposite sides Sunday over comments by the chairman of the Republican National Committee that the Afghanistan war launched by former President George W. Bush was "of (President Barack) Obama's choosing" and may be unwinnable. Speaking from Afghanistan, GOP Sens. John McCain of Arizona and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina lambasted Michael Steele for the comments, which McCain called "wildly inaccurate" and Graham characterized as "uninformed, unnecessary, unwise, untimely," while follow Republican Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina said Steele ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Tea partiers ascend in many states
The man who wants to turn a fellow Republican, Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, out of office is a graduate of Yale Law School and West Point, a decorated combat veteran and former judge. Many tea partiers share his disdain for Washington, its political gridlock and mounting debt, but not his credentials. The message he conveys, though, is straight from the tea party script: He fears the nation is veering toward socialism and insolvency. He says Murkowski is too liberal. To Miller, Alaska's senior senator is complicit in the ballooning U.S. debt and spending and has a voting record that would make a Democrat proud. His agenda ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


Review Essay: Minerva's 'Owl Dizzy with Success'
entities' (legal fiction) and not three 'nations' (political reality). The only .... For another Bush administration official version of its ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Whitehouse Criticizes Supreme Court Decision on Campaign Finance ...
U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse delivered a speech this morning on the floor of the U.S. Senate about the dangers of the Supreme Court's decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, which opens the door to unlimited corporate spending on political advertising. The full text of Whitehouse's speech is below: ------------------------------------------ Mr. WHITEHOUSE. Mr. President, I rise this morning to join Chairman Leahy's eloquent and inspiring remarks of yesterday and express my strong disagreement with the Supreme Court's decision released last week in Citizens United v. the Federal ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Legal Studies 397P – Makin' it and Fakin' it: Legal Fictions ...
It is not the counter-factual status of legal fictions that interests us most, ... Llewellyn's passage on precedent in The Bramble Bush – hand out; Terry v. ...
Google Answers: global warming
Hello, vido-ga I have followed the debates about global warming for several years. There is no doubt that arguments are strong on both sides. However, it is my opinion that it is always important to remain neutral until evidence is truly in place. I assume, from your question, that you are looking for a compilation of arguments that would support the fact that global warming is merely “fiction’ at this point, until ample evidence points otherwise. Therefore, I have compiled an essay, of sorts, to present the “fictional” side of the argument. Should you need further information regarding a particular ...
Slashdot | Dystopic Novels?
Unthinkable a year ago, there is now the shape of an American Gulag where people can disappear without public legal proceedings or possibly no legal proceedings at all. Bush's Grim Vision By Nat Parry June 21, 2002 In the nine months since Sept. 11, George W. Bush has put the United States on a course that is so bleak that few analysts have - as the saying goes - connected the dots. If they had, they would see an outline of a future that mixes constant war overseas with abridgment of constitutional freedoms at home, a picture drawn by a politician who once joked, "If this were a dictatorship, it ...