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About – Waking to Warming

Credits FRONTLINE: "Hot Politics" Peter Bull: Producer and Writer Deborah Amos: Correspondent Pascal Akesson: Editor Mark Hertsgaard: Reporter and Editorial Consultant Justin Weinstein: Field Producer Anthony Forma: Director of Photography Christina Fleming: Production Associate Oriana Zill de Granados: Senior Producer, CIR Christa Scharfenberg and Dan Noyes: Executive Producers, CIR Michael Sullivan: Executive Producer for Special

Apr 9, 2007
Inside the Newsroom

About This Investigation — America’s Racial Cleansings

Credits BANISHED Director/Producer: Marco Williams Co-Producer: Maia Harris Editors: Kathryn Barnier, Sandra Christie Camera: Stephen McCarthy Sound: J.T. Takagi Music Composed by David Murray Original Art by Karen Zasloff Associate Producers: Shukree Tilghman, Van Dora Williams Additional Camera: Elia Lyssy, Yoni Brook, John Foster, Jay A. Kelley, Allen Moore Additional Sound: Judy Karp, Philip Keeler,

Mar 26, 2007
Accountability

U.S. Military tried to thwart LA Times investigation into prisoner abuse

Officials in the U.S. military, from the Pentagon on down, tried to thwart L.A. Times reporters who uncovered deaths and possible torture of detainees in Afghanistan. One of the reporters, Craig Pyes, is now a CIR Senior Correspondent. The article appeared in the Spring 2007 issue of Nieman Reports, a quarterly magazine about journalism published

Mar 2, 2007
Accountability

Army Reprimands 2 Soldiers for Abuses Uncovered by CIR Reporter

On January 22, the Army’s Special Forces Command announced that it had disciplined two soldiers for assaulting detainees at a Special Forces bases in eastern Afghanistan, and for failing to report the death of one of the detainees. The administrative reprimands came as the result of an Army criminal probe spurred by a Los Angeles

Feb 7, 2007
Money and Politics

Judge Apologizes

A federal judge identified by the Center for Investigative Reporting for making campaign contributions while on the bench has apologized for violating the judicial code of conduct. Judge Deborah L. Cook of Ohio made two political donations after she was appointed by President Bush to the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in 2003. A

Jan 12, 2007
Money and Politics

Timeline of Uncertainty for Bush Judicial Nominee

The likelihood of a Senate vote on the nomination of Judge Terrence W. Boyle to the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has generated considerable speculation since the Center for Investigative Reporting first revealed Boyle’s conflicts of interest in a Salon.com story May 1st. Majority Leader Bill Frist had indicated in April that he would

Jan 10, 2007
Inside the Newsroom

Bush drops Boyle nomination

Bloomberg reports: “Boyle declined an invitation last month by Attorney General Alberto Gonzales to withdraw his nomination, said Lars H. Liebeler, a Washington lawyer and former Boyle law clerk who spoke on behalf of the judge.”

Jan 9, 2007
Money and Politics

Money Trails to the Federal Bench

At least two dozen federal judges appointed by President Bush since 2001 made political contributions to key Republicans or to the president himself while under consideration for their judgeships, government records show. A four-month investigation of Bush-appointed judges by the Center for Investigative Reporting reveals that six appellate court judges and 18 district court judges

Oct 31, 2006
Money and Politics

Money trails lead to Bush judges

At least two dozen federal judges appointed by President Bush since 2001 made political contributions to key Republicans or to the president himself while under consideration for their judgeships, government records show. A four-month investigation of Bush-appointed judges by the Center for Investigative Reporting reveals that six appellate court judges and 18 district court judges

Oct 31, 2006
Money and Politics

How to look up your judge

When checking on potential financial conflicts, a good place to start is the judge’s investment list. Every federal judge and magistrate judge must submit a report of their financial interests every year to the Administrative Office of the United States Courts in Washington D.C. Filings from the last six years are kept on file there.

Oct 31, 2006
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