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For Native Americans, Jim Crow is Alive & Well in the West
JURIST Guest Columnist Tom Rodgers, a Washington, DC-based lawyer engaged in Native American economic and social empowerment advocacy, discusses the equal access challenges faced by Native American voters in the West in light of the resurgent voting (More)
Texas appeals court overturns DeLay's conviction
The Texas 3rd Court of Appeals in Austin overturned the conviction of former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX) on Thursday, concluding that the state failed to prove proceeds of criminal activity in its money laundering charges against DeLay (More)
DeLay receives three-year sentence for money laundering and conspiracy
A judge for the 331st Criminal District Court of Texas sentenced former US House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX) to three years in prison and ten years of probation Monday following DeLay's November conviction on money laundering and conspiracy (More)
Texas jury convicts DeLay of money laundering and conspiracy
A jury for the 331st Criminal District Court of Texas found former US House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX) guilty of money laundering and conspiracy Wednesday, after deliberating for 19 hours. The charges stemmed from $190,000 donated by corpor (More)
DOJ ends DeLay criminal probe without filing charges
A lawyer for former US House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX) confirmed Monday that a US Department of Justice (DOJ) criminal probe into DeLay's association with lobbyist Jack Abramoff has been dismissed without charges being filed. The investiga (More)
DC Circuit rules prosecutors cannot subpoena House ethics committee testimony
The US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit announced Thursday that prosecutors cannot subpoena statements made by a former congressman to the US House of Representatives Ethics Committee , unsealing a June 23 opinion. In overturning the lower cou (More)
The Obama Lobbying Directive: Steps in the Right Direction
JURIST Guest Columnist William Luneburg of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law says the Obama administration's restrictive new lobbying directive cannot altogether eliminate the phenomenon of "influence peddling" nor can it chang (More)
US Secretary of the Interior promises swift response to corruption report
US Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne pledged Thursday that he would "take swift action to restore the public trust" following an investigation which found corruption in the Department of the Interior (DOI) [official website; JURIS (More)
Ex-lobbyist Abramoff receives reduced sentence
Former US lobbyist Jack Abramoff was sentenced Thursday to four years in prison for tax evasion, fraud and conspiracy. Judge Ellen S. Huvelle of the US District Court for the District of Columbia imposed less than the maximum sentence of 12.5 ye (More)
DOJ seeks lighter sentences for ex-lobbyist Abramoff
The US Justice Department (DOJ) has asked federal judges in Florida and Washington, DC, to give lenient sentences to former lobbyist Jack Abramoff , who has cooperated in the prosecution of several legislative and executive branch officials. Since (More)
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