Thursday, January 26, 2006

David Safavian

Former White House OMB procurement chief David Safavian at a motions hearing before U.S. District Judge Paul L. Friedman, November 14, 2005. He accused of lying about his dealings with a lobbyist -Abramoff- on a 2002 golf trip to Scotland. At the podium is his attorney, Barbara Van Gelder.

Friday, January 20, 2006

Pentagon Analyst Sentenced to 12 Years

Former Pentagon analyst Larry Franklin who pleaded guilty to passing classified information to two pro-Israel lobbyists and an Israeli diplomat is scentenced by Judge T.S.Ellis in U.S. District Court, Alexandria, VA.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Justice O'Connor's last opinion?

Outgoing Supreme Court Justice O'Connor delivered the Court's unanimous opinion in Ayotte v Planned Parenthood of New England. In the twenty-four years, or so, since O'Connor took the bench I have never been able to sketch a really great likeness of her.
The other drawing shows New Hampshire Attorney General Kelly Ayotte making her argument before the Court on November 30, 2005.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Supreme Court upholds Oregon assisted suicide law

Justice Kennedy delivers the 6-3 majority opinion in Gonzales v Oregon.
The wide view shows Solicitor General Paul Clement arguing the case before the Supreme Court on October 5, 2005

Friday, January 13, 2006

Padilla Pleads Not Guilty

Jose Padilla was denied bond by U.S. Magistrate Judge Barry Garber in Miami, Wednesday. Assistant U. S. Attorney Stephanie Pell introduced what she said was Padilla's al Qaeda application. Padilla's attorney, Michael Caruso questioned the authenticity of the alleged 'mujahadeen' application. The trial has been set for November.

Guilty Plea to Congressional Bribe

Brett Pfeffer, former aide to Representative William J. Jefferson, Democrat of Louisiana,
pleaded guilty Wednesday before U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis in Alexandria, VA.
According to Pfeffer the congressman solicited his assistance in brokering two African telecommunications deals for which he demanded bribes of 5 to 7 percent.

Saturday, January 07, 2006

Jose Padilla

Jose Padilla appearing before Magistrate Judge Barry Garber in U.S. District Court in Miami on Friday. Standing next to him is his attorney Andrew Patel. Padilla's mother is seated in the foreground.

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Abramoff Pleads Guilty

Lobbyist Jack Abramoff, standing with his attorney Abbe Lowell, pleads guilty to three felony counts before Judge Ellen S. Huvelle in U.S. District Court in Washington, DC.

Sunday, January 01, 2006


John W. Hinckley Jr represented by his attorney, Barry Levine, at a hearing before U.S. District Judge Paul L. Friedman on September 19, 2005 seeking permission for extended visits to his parents home in Williamsburg, Va.
On Friday the judge ruled that Hinckley could initially have three, three night visits and later if all goes well four , four night visits.