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  •  Judge Jeffery S. White, nominated by Bush in (4+ / 0-)

    2002 to the Federal Bench.  No surprise there.  Guess he's paying back a chit.

    You don't negotiate with fascists, you defeat them in the name of democracy. --Ambr. Joe Wilson

    by FightTheFuture on Mon Feb 18, 2008 at 11:55:25 AM PST

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    •  Sept. 25, 2006 (3+ / 0-)
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      Just up the road in San Francisco in the same week, Judge Jeffrey S. White of United States District Court ruled that Mark Fainaru-Wada and Lance Williams, the two reporters from the San Francisco Chronicle who broke open the baseball steroid scandal, should receive more prison time than any of the defendants in the Balco drug case for using secret grand jury testimony in their reporting and refusing to divulge their sources. (They are still free on appeal.) Never mind that they got an “attaboy” from the president of the United States for helping baseball right itself, the act of reporting has again been criminalized.

      While the contemporary obsession with leaks and the willingness to go to any lengths to plug them is widespread, the tone was set in Washington. The current administration has responded to critical stories, including two that won Pulitzer Prizes, by going after sources.

      David Carr
      The New York Times

      "Injustice wears ever the same harsh face wherever it shows itself." - Ralph Ellison

      by KateCrashes on Mon Feb 18, 2008 at 04:07:16 PM PST

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      •  Judge White is real fascist piece of work!! (0+ / 0-)

        Fits right in with the current soft coup of our country.  The fact that Bush nominated him marks him automatically as "suspicious".  His subsequent actions have confirmed that beyond a shadow of a doubt.

        It is so important that a Democrat be president next term to hopefully start balancing this extreme right wing corporatist/fascist tilt in our judiciary.

        You don't negotiate with fascists, you defeat them in the name of democracy. --Ambr. Joe Wilson

        by FightTheFuture on Tue Feb 19, 2008 at 10:29:23 AM PST

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