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NY Times eliminating almost all its “blogs”

Posted by  ▪  June 20, 2013

“… as we’ve matured, the sections themselves now act like blogs”

NY Times eliminating almost all its “blogs”

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6/20/2013 at 12:58pm
Are Blogs Outdated? As The Times continues to change – becoming more digital, becoming more global, looking for new ways to make money as print advertising declines – it frequently adds new features or puts more emphasis on established ones, like video…. I wrote a few months ago about one such decision I…
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Deja Tea Party all over again

Posted by  ▪  June 20, 2013

Deja Tea Party all over again

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6/20/2013 at 11:27am
We’ve been pushing back since the election against the meme that the Tea Party movement was dead. The movement is roaring back because the underlying conditions which gave rise to the movement have not changed.  If anything, the concerns over abuse of government power have been highlighted by the IRS scandal and…
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Zimmerman Trial LIVE – Jury Selection Day 9 All-Day Coverage

Posted by  ▪  June 20, 2013

Zimmerman Trial LIVE – Jury Selection Day 9 All-Day Coverage

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6/20/2013 at 9:00am
Today we will again be covering the Zimmerman Trial Jury Selection live, all day. At day’s end I will post a separate wrap-up discussing what happened and implications for the case moving forward. Thanks for joining us! Check out our Day 8 end-of-day wrap-up  to see our wrap-up of the State’s voir dire…
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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s “Moderation” by Association

Posted by  ▪  June 20, 2013

Mideast Media Sampler – 06/20/2013

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s “Moderation” by Association

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6/20/2013 at 8:45am
1) Asserting Moderation Having read many articles about Iran’s new President, Hassan Rouhani, I’m struck by how little evidence is presented that he is a moderate or reformer, even though those words are regularly used to describe him. He’s described as a reformer because he’s supported by previous presidents Khatami and Rafsanjani…
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Time for Republicans to debate the central immigration issues — legalization and citizenship

Posted by  ▪  June 20, 2013

Time for Republicans to debate the central immigration issues — legalization and citizenship

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6/20/2013 at 8:05am
From Jeffrey Lord at The American Spectator, Heritage, Levin Call for Immigration Debate: Paul Ryan issued a challenge. The Heritage Foundation picked up the challenge. Mark Levin wants to see this debate as well. It’s time — past time — for a full and open discussion in the conservative family about immigration. To stop with…
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Zimmerman Jury Selection — Day Eight Wrap-Up

Posted by  ▪  June 19, 2013

Zimmerman Jury Selection — Day Eight Wrap-Up

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6/19/2013 at 8:55pm
Today was the first day of general voir dire of the prospective jurors, now numbering 40.  (Click here for a compilation of our notes on all 40 prospective jurors.)  The prospective jurors were to be questioned en masse, which required some reorganization of the courtroom.  Interestingly, this re-arrangement had George Zimmerman…
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Michael Hastings and Wikileaks — Let the conspiracy theories begin

Posted by  ▪  June 19, 2013

Michael Hastings and Wikileaks — Let the conspiracy theories begin

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6/19/2013 at 7:43pm
I think we all know what Wikileaks is suggesting here. On the heels of Edward Snowden’s leaks that revealed information about the NSA’s domestic surveillance policies and sparked a “national conversation,” I’m sure that Wikileaks won’t be the only ones to make such speculations about this. https://twitter.com/wikileaks/status/347475869629022208 For those who weren’t familiar with Michael…
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Research 101: Knowing Where to Start

Posted by  ▪  June 19, 2013

Research 101: Knowing Where to Start

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6/19/2013 at 5:27pm
By now you’ve probably seen Professor Jacobson’s welcome message about my arrival to Legal Insurrection.  I’m excited to be here, as I’ve always regarded this site as a place to come for thoughtful analyses on the news of the day, and original articles that delve deeper into the issues that are…
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Attorneys in Bradley Manning Trial Fight Over Tweet Authenticity

Posted by  ▪  June 19, 2013

Attorneys in Bradley Manning Trial Fight Over Tweet Authenticity

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6/19/2013 at 3:37pm
The military trial in the case of Wikileaker Bradley Manning continued earlier this week.  An interesting legal point in the case has arisen, as Manning’s defense lawyers pushed back against tweets that the prosecution wanted introduced as evidence. Allow me first to provide a little bit of background on why the tweets…
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Republican Senate floor speech moments after Gang of 8 bill passes

Posted by  ▪  June 19, 2013

Republican Senate floor speech moments after Gang of 8 bill passes

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6/19/2013 at 2:37pm
I wonder who will give it. So many choices.
 

Lebanese man detained over tweets offensive to president

Posted by  ▪  June 19, 2013

Lebanese man detained over tweets offensive to president

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6/19/2013 at 1:03pm
I don’t know that @jeanassy says in these tweets, but it must have been really “good.” Assy, who describes himself as a web developer, allegedly is a supporter of the Free Patriotic Movement of Michael Aoun, which is part of the governing coalition along with Hezbollah and other parties. Via the Lebanese website Naharnet: A…
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Welcoming Mandy Nagy to Legal Insurrection

Posted by  ▪  June 19, 2013

Welcoming Mandy Nagy to Legal Insurrection

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6/19/2013 at 11:35am
Mandy Nagy (aka “Liberty Chick”) is a leading investigative writer and researcher, primarily covering the institutional left, protest movements, hacking and cybercrime, and technology. For many years Mandy has been at the forefront of breaking stories about connections between and among left-wing groups, working with Andrew Breitbart and others. In late March, I asked Mandy to help with some…
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Ich bin ein biggest celebrity in the world

Posted by  ▪  June 19, 2013

Ich bin ein biggest celebrity in the world

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6/19/2013 at 10:44am
Remember when? That was then. This is now.
 

Zimmerman Trial LIVE – Jury Selection Day 8 All-Day Coverage

Posted by  ▪  June 19, 2013

Zimmerman Trial LIVE – Jury Selection Day 8 All-Day Coverage

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6/19/2013 at 8:00am
Today we will again be covering the Zimmerman Trial Jury Selection live, all day. At day’s end I will post a separate wrap-up discussing major events of the day, and their implications for the case moving forward. Thanks for joining us! To catch up on the lastest events in State of Florida…
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Tell it to the judge

Posted by  ▪  June 19, 2013

Tell it to the judge

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6/19/2013 at 7:45am
From Jeff: Good Day Professor, Thought I’d share the sticker from Longmont CO … as seen on MY car. :-)
 

Zimmerman Jury Selection Profiles – “Top 40” Advanced to Next Round

Posted by  ▪  June 19, 2013

Your guide to jurors who will be subject to more intensive voir dire questioning starting today.

Zimmerman Jury Selection Profiles – “Top 40” Advanced to Next Round

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6/19/2013 at 6:50am
At the close of the 7th day of jury selection yesterday (see here for our Day 7 Wrap-Up of Jury Selection) Judge Nelson announced that Court and parties and achieved the goal of having pre-screened for pre-trial publicity a sub-pool of 40 prospective jurors. These 40 jurors will now progress to full…
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O border fence, border fence! wherefore art thou border fence?

Posted by  ▪  June 18, 2013

O border fence, border fence! wherefore art thou border fence?

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6/18/2013 at 9:51pm
Shall I hear more, or shall I speak at this? Video via Hot Air: But wait, Senate rejects border fence: Senators on Tuesday rejected building the 700 miles of double-tier border fencing Congress authorized just seven years ago, with a majority of the Senate saying they didn’t want to delay granting illegal immigrants legal…
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