Your Nightly Frustration Report: Plan B Ruling Faces Appeal

Just when you thought we were going to take a big step forward with broadening access to emergency contraception, the U.S. attorney's office swooped in like a hawk stealing someone's poor, trembling chihuahua with an announcement that it would appeal a federal judge's decision to make Plan B-One Step and similar… » 5/01/13 11:20pm 5/01/13 11:20pm

Like a Horror Movie Franchise, the Amanda Knox Legal Saga Might Get an…

With the long-anticipated release of her book less than a month away, a new postcript has been tacked onto Amanda Knox's Italian saga. Italy's Supreme Court plans to rule on whether prosecutors will have another chance to try her for the 2007 murder of her roommate at the University for Foreigners in Perugia, a… » 3/25/13 1:30pm 3/25/13 1:30pm

Massachusetts Officials to Appeal Inmate’s Sex Reassignment, Obviously

Anyone who thought that Massachusetts inmate Michelle Kosilek's sex reassignment surgery would proceed smoothly after Judge Mark Wolf ruled that Kosilek had an Eighth Amendement right to "adequate medical care" to treat her gender-identity disorder has seriously underestimated the appeals process. Shame on you for… » 9/27/12 10:25am 9/27/12 10:25am

Rod Blagojevich: Putting All Republi-Scandals To Shame

  • Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich is free tonight on $4,500 bail and has absolutely no intention of resigning after being indicted on massive corruption and extortion charges. [CNN, Politico, Chicago Tribune]
  • Barack Obama said he'd had no contact with Blagojevich over the Senatorial appointment Blagojevich…
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