Speaking to the Federalist Society annual national conference on Friday, US Attorney General John Ashcroft denounced a trend towards activist judges who are second-guessing presidential determinations. Ashcroft, in his first remarks since announcing his resignation earlier this week, stated that federal judges are jeopardizing national security by issuing rulings contradictory to President Bush's decisions regarding [...]

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In an 8-5-1 decision, the Florida First District Court of Appeals ruled Friday that the state's 1999 school voucher law violates the state constitution because it allows tax dollars to be spent on religious schools. The law states that a student in a public school who receives failing grades for two out of four years [...]

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Peter Friedman, Case Western Reserve Law School: "Alberto Gonzalez, the nominee to be chief law enforcement officer of the land, prepared 57 confidential memos on the merits of granting death-row inmates clemency. 56 of the inmates were executed. As Philip Carter writes in Slate, the memos "would have barely earned a passing grade in law [...]

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Software developer Novell announced Friday that it has filed a new antitrust lawsuit against Microsoft in a Utah District Court. Read the Novell press release. Novell seeks an unspecified amount of damages for Microsoft's efforts to dominate the 1994-96 market for office data processing software such as Microsoft's Word and Novell's WordPerfect. It additionally claims [...]

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A Milan prosecutor made her closing argument Friday in the corruption case against Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. Prosecutor Ilda Boccassini summed up the evidence against Berlusconi, saying that there was more than enough to convict him of accepting bribes and bribing judicial officials. If convicted, Berlusconi faces up to 8 years incarceration. Boccassini presented [...]

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