Category Archives: Good News

Good News: Executive pay limits at bailed out companies

The NY Times is reporting that the Obama administration is proposing executive compensation limits at seven bailed out companies: AIG, Citigroup, Bank of America, GM, GMAC, Chrysler and Chrysler Financial. That’s excellent news in and of itself. These now largely government funded organizations should have pay scales more in line with other government agencies, until […]

The Great Writ comeback tour?

We are one step closer to restoring Habeas Corpus, the bedrock of our system of justice, thanks to Senate Judiciary Committee. The Great Writ of Habeas Corpus was shamefully compromised by the President and last year’s Congress. Last night, Keith Olbermann had law prof Jonathon Turley on his show to talk about the importance of […]

FISA court to oversee warrantless wiretaps

The Bush administration’s warrantless wiretapping program will now fall under the review of the secret and independent FISA court. Maybe Bush’s lawyers are worried about possible Democratic investigations? Whatever the reason, it’s good to know that someone is policing the police. Tags: bush, FISA, wiretap

U.S. strikes at Al-Qaeda targets in Somalia

The United States military has taken time out from the diversion in Iraq to fight the actual war on terror. Bravo. A U.S. Air Force AC-130 gunship conducted a strike Monday against two suspected Al-Qaeda operatives in Somalia. No one seems to be sure whether or not the mission succeeded. The operatives are believed to […]

Why We Don’t Worry

Have a glorious holiday. SPOKANE, Wash. – A woman hopped aboard buses, greeted passengers with “Merry Christmas” and handed each an envelope containing a card and a $50 bill before stepping off and repeating the process on another bus. (Source: Associated Press)

Good News on the Torture Bill

Maybe we won’t have to wait and hope the courts overturn the Torture Bill. Democratic Senator Chris Dodd is introducing legislation that would cripple the worst parts of the Torture Bill. The Effective Terrorists Prosecution Act: * Restores Habeas Corpus protections to detainees * Narrows the definition of unlawful enemy combatant to individuals who directly […]