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Feds drop case against Israeli lobbyists

Acting U.S. Attorney Dana Boente of the Eastern District is dropping espionage charges against two Israeli lobbyists. As noted by the Associated Press, the case against Steven Rosen and Keith Weissman of the American Israel Public Afffairs Committee sparked criticism ...

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Attorney Mark Levy found dead at DC office

Washington lawyer Mark I. Levy apparently took his own life this morning at his office at the firm of Kilpatrick Stockton, according to news reports. Mr. Levy was the head of the firm’s Supreme Court and appellate advocacy practice.  Published ...

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Rep. Scott urges torture prosecutions

Breaking with the president he supported last year, Rep. Bobby Scott, D-Newport News, has joined other leaders who disagree with the president’s reluctance to prosecute overzealous interrogators. The Virginian-Pilot reports Scott and 15 other Democratic members of the House Judiciary ...

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Court could trim Voting Rights Act

The U.S. Supreme Court appears skeptical about the need for federal approval of election changes in Southern states. As The New York Times reports, questions from the justices during oral arguments yesterday suggest the court could strike down “Section 5″ ...

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