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Judge: Obama’s drone use rationale ‘disconcerting’

Judge: Obama’s drone use rationale ‘disconcerting’

A federal judge said Friday that she finds “disconcerting” the Obama administration’s position that courts have no role in a lawsuit over the 2011 drone-strike killings of three U.S. citizens in Yemen, including an al-Qaida cleric. U.S. District Court Judge Rosemary M. Collyer made the comment at a hearing on a government motion to dismiss […]

Lobby this: Prosecutors urged hard time for lobbyist

Lobby this: Prosecutors urged hard time for lobbyist

Federal prosecutors recommended a prison term of nearly five years Monday for a former lobbyist who specialized in getting congressional appropriators to funnel money to his defense contractor clients. In papers filed in U.S. District Court here, prosecutors said Paul Magliocchetti should serve 57 months behind bars because his criminal activities driven by greed caused […]

Copyright ambulance chaser targets Drudge

Copyright ambulance chaser targets Drudge

Righthaven, the Las Vegas copyright enforcement company, didn’t think much of Internet gossip monger Matt Drudge’s use of an image from the one of its clients so it sued The Drudge Report over use of an illustration from The Denver Post. Filed in U.S. District Court in Nevada on Nov. 18, the company shows an […]

Maryland bomb suspect knew about Oregon plot

Maryland bomb suspect knew about Oregon plot

A 21-year-old arrested when he tried to detonate what he thought was a bomb at a military recruiting center knew about the alleged terrorist in Oregon nabbed in a sting operation and even talked about it with an informant working with the FBI to catch him, authorities said. Antonio Martinez, a naturalized U.S. citizen who […]