Monday, April 30, 2007

Firing Gonzales For All the Right Reasons

JURIST Guest Columnist Jordan Paust of the University of Houston Law Center says that amidst the political furor over the role of US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales in the firings of US Attorneys we should also remember his involvement in the development of US policy denying Geneva Conventions protection to prisoners and authorizing "coercive interrogation" outlawed by the customary and treaty-based laws of war... The chorus grows in support of removing Alberto Gonzales

Virginia governor may close gun loophole after VA Tech shootings

[JURIST] Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine [official website] said during a Tuesday radio interview that he may be able to issue an executive order to close the loophole [JURIST report] that allowed Virgina Tech gunman Seung-Hui Cho to purchase a firearm despite having been ordered [text] to receive.... more

Alec Baldwin's Threatening Message to Daughter

An enraged Alec Baldwin unleashed a volcanic tirade of threats and insults on his 11-year-old daughter, Ireland, calling her a "thoughtless little pig," and bashing her mother Kim Basinger -- and TMZ has obtained the whole thing unfiltered and raw. And we've learned, a family law judge was so alarmed after hearing the tape, she has temporarily barred Baldwin from having any contact with his child.