Mostly news today:
- A Louisiana justice of the peace refuses to marry interracial couples, which is illegal and has been since 1967. Of course, he denies he is racist.
- The SEC’s first Chief Operating Office of the enforcement division (a position created in light of the Madoff fraud) just spent the last few years working for Goldman Sachs, a company not well-known for its upstanding behavior.
- The Bush administration policy of requiring some defendants to waive their future right to DNA tests is being reviewed by the Justice Department. “The practice of using DNA waivers began several years ago as a response to the Innocence Protection Act of 2004, which allowed federal inmates to seek post-conviction DNA tests to prove their innocence. More than 240 wrongly convicted people have been exonerated by such tests, including 17 on death row.”
- Senator Lieberman’s desire the defeat the healthcare package might force him to become former-Senator Lieberman.
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