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Branco Cartoon – Show Time

Posted by  ▪  June 24, 2013

Branco Cartoon – Show Time

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6/24/2013 at 3:30pm
Note: You may reprint this cartoon provided you link back to this source. To see more Legal Insurrection Branco cartoons, click here. Branco’s page is Cartoonist A.F.Branco
 

Snowden Sought Most Recent NSA Contractor Job to Gather Cyberspying Evidence

Posted by  ▪  June 24, 2013

Snowden Sought Most Recent NSA Contractor Job to Gather Cyberspying Evidence

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6/24/2013 at 2:47pm
A Hong Kong media outlet has revealed today that NSA leaker Edward Snowden sought the position as an NSA contractor at Booz Allen Hamilton specifically to gather evidence on NSA surveillance. From the South China Morning Post: Edward Snowden secured a job with a US government contractor for one reason alone – to…
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NSA Leaker Edward Snowden Remains on the Run as US Foreign Relations Tested

Posted by  ▪  June 24, 2013

NSA Leaker Edward Snowden Remains on the Run as US Foreign Relations Tested

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6/24/2013 at 12:39pm
Edward Snowden was expected to board a flight from Moscow today en route to an unknown final destination by way of Cuba and Venezuela.  But officials have said that the NSA leaker did not board that flight. From the Washington Post: Edward Snowden, who was expected to fly to Havana from Moscow Monday,…
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Supreme Court Affirmative Action Decision

Posted by  ▪  June 24, 2013

Supreme Court Affirmative Action Decision

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6/24/2013 at 10:15am
[Note — More decisions will be released Tuesday — check back here at 10 a.m.] Full opinion embedded at bottom of post Via ScotusBlog live blog: 10:14 Amy Howe: The opoinion by Kennedy. The Fifth Circuit is vacated and remanded. 10:15 Amy Howe: The holding is because the Fifth Circuit did not hold the university…
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Zimmerman Trial LIVE – Day 1 – Opening Statements

Posted by  ▪  June 24, 2013

Zimmerman Trial LIVE – Day 1 – Opening Statements

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6/24/2013 at 9:00am
Today we will again be covering the Zimmerman Trial live, all day. Continuing commentary will be posted in the Twitter feed of selected contributors below the first video feed, and breaking news will be added at the bottom of this post. Also, at day’s end I will post a separate comprehensive…
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Today Republican Senators will vote to implode the party

Posted by  ▪  June 24, 2013

Today Republican Senators will vote to implode the party

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6/24/2013 at 8:17am
That’s what today’s vote on the Corker amended immigration bill is about. The Senate bill cannot pass the House, there’s been no public debate and consensus within the Republican Party on the key issues of legalization and citizenship for law-breakers, and most if not all of the Senators have not read the…
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Rivers of Babylon

Posted by  ▪  June 24, 2013

Rivers of Babylon

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6/24/2013 at 7:00am
Longtime readers know that Boney M and I go way back. For some reason I couldn’t get this song out of my head last night. The words are from Psalms 137:1: By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept, when we remembered Zion. Which continues: If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let…
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Monday is Lawmageddon

Posted by  ▪  June 23, 2013

Monday is Lawmageddon

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6/23/2013 at 8:31pm
Tomorrow will be a busy law day. 1.  Zimmerman Trial Opening Statement and Prosecution case– 9 a.m. We’ll have our live coverage, including video embed and live Twitter stream, as well as commentary during the day and in an end-of-day wrap up from Andrew Branca.  If you haven’t seen his coverage so far,…
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Meet the Zimmerman Trial Jurors

Posted by  ▪  June 23, 2013

In-depth profiles of the 6 jurors and 4 alternates, how they answered questions during voir dire, and what we know about them.

Meet the Zimmerman Trial Jurors

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6/23/2013 at 6:00pm
We will continue our live coverage of the Zimmerman trial starting with Opening Statements tomorrow. As before, we will have live video and Twitter feeds all day, and an end of day wrap up. But before we get to that, let’s take a look at the 6 jurors and 4 alternates…
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Dinner in Turkey may give you gas and you’ll get hosed

Posted by  ▪  June 23, 2013

Dinner in Turkey may give you gas and you’ll get hosed

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6/23/2013 at 3:23pm
We covered the continuing protests in Turkey yesterday, Protests in Turkey reignite after relatively quiet week. Not so sure I want to visit right now. I hear that dinner in Istanbul may give you gas: At least it’s better than Ankara, where you’ll get hosed:
 

Chuck Schumer still will not love Republicans in the morning

Posted by  ▪  June 23, 2013

Schumer already signals he’ll pocket the Senate victory and use it to bludgeon Republicans everywhere

Chuck Schumer still will not love Republicans in the morning

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6/23/2013 at 12:52pm
Via NBC, Lindsey Graham is about to declare victory: On Monday the Senate is scheduled to vote on a 1,200-page amendment offered by Sen. Bob Corker, R- Tenn., and Sen. John Hoeven, R- N.D., which has an initial cost of $46.3 billion – money to be used hire 20,000 Border Patrol agents…
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Damn, @DavidGregory makes @GGreenwald look good

Posted by  ▪  June 23, 2013

Damn, @DavidGregory makes @GGreenwald look good

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6/23/2013 at 11:26am
Glenn Greenwald appeared on Meet The Press this morning. The interview is garnering headlines, mostly for David Gregory’s suggestion that Greenwald is not a real journalist and question as to why Greenwald should not be prosecuted. Not being prosecuted, of course, is something David Gregory knows a lot about. Here’s the first part of…
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NSA Leaker Edward Snowden Has Left Hong Kong – Wikileaks Claims to be Assisting

Posted by  ▪  June 23, 2013

Update — Snowden lands in Moscow

NSA Leaker Edward Snowden Has Left Hong Kong – Wikileaks Claims to be Assisting

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6/23/2013 at 8:49am
UPDATE 6/23 1:00pm EST: Snowden has requested asylum in Ecuador, per Ecuador’s Foreign Affairs Minister. https://twitter.com/RicardoPatinoEC/status/348841761684197378 ***** A statement from Hong Kong’s government confirms that NSA leaker Edward Snowden has left the country.  A local news outlet reports that Snowden is bound for Cuba and Venezuela by way of Moscow, while Wikileaks is claiming…
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Yorkie

Posted by  ▪  June 23, 2013

Yorkie

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6/23/2013 at 7:00am
Sent to me by a reader via Twitter:
 

Saturday Night Open

Posted by  ▪  June 22, 2013

Saturday Night Open

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6/22/2013 at 9:37pm
Comment worth considering from Adios Taxifornia: bannor | June 21, 2013 at 7:54 am The problem with a lot of people that flee California is they continue to vote for the same type of people and idea that wrecked that state. Ask Colorado. From the Tip Line: janitor | June 21, 2013 at 1:49 pm Two now:…
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Saturday Night Card Game’s predictive powers on display in the Zimmerman case

Posted by  ▪  June 22, 2013

Saturday Night Card Game’s predictive powers on display in the Zimmerman case

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6/22/2013 at 6:31pm
The race issue in the George Zimmerman shooting of Trayvon Martin has been pushed early and often. We’ve covered the false accusations that Zimmerman called Trayvon Martin a “coon” on the initial 911 call, and that Zimmerman suggested that Martin was suspicious because black (that was an NBC editing fabrication). The entire focus on…
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Protests in Turkey reignite after relatively quiet week

Posted by  ▪  June 22, 2013

Protests in Turkey reignite after relatively quiet week

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6/22/2013 at 4:53pm
The protests in Turkey continue, with police upping the use of force to break up even peaceful demonstrations. Via Reuters: Turkish riot police fired water cannon to disperse thousands of anti-government demonstrators in central Istanbul on Saturday, as Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan castigated those behind protests he said had played into…
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