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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

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

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.”

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
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
Accountability

AIR: Nice Work If You Can Get It

"Contracting Rush for Security Led to Waste, Abuse." The headline of the Washington Post's lead story on May 22, 2005 was an eye-opener. Over the course of a 15-month investigation, veteran Post investigative reporters Scott Higham and Robert O'Harrow, Jr. had uncovered case after case of mismanagement and misuse of taxpayers' money by the U.S.

Oct 27, 2006
Money and Politics

The McConnell Machine

Kentucky Republican Senator Mitch McConnell is slated to become the Senate’s new Majority Leader if the Republicans maintain control of the Senate in the November 2006 election. His rise to power has long been linked to his prowess as a fundraiser. This investigation — run in four parts — offers an exclusive look by Herald-Leader

Oct 22, 2006
National Security

The Enemy Within

In "The Enemy Within," Frontline and The New York Times – in affiliation with the Center for Investigative Reporting – team up to investigate the nature of the terrorism threat against the United States five years after 9/11. After a multibillion dollar government reorganization and the transformation of domestic counterterrorism efforts, is the country better

Oct 10, 2006
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