Tom DeLay

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    Clarence Thomas, Drugs, Eric Holder, JPMorgan Chase

    Morning Docket: 09.20.13

    * A Texas court overturned Tom DeLay’s conviction on money laundering charges. DeLay immediately thanked Jesus, who played an instrumental role in the three judge panel’s deliberations. [New York Times]

    * Eric Holder has eliminated mandatory minimum sentences for those low-level nonviolent drug offenders whose cases are currently pending. In related news, here is a cow riding a razor scooter. [Washington Post]

    * This says J.P. Morgan actually did just fine in their settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission. I get the hugest boner from underdog stories like this one. [WSJ Law Blog]

    * A woman has sued Getty Images after her photo was used in an HIV advertisement. She’s apparently holding out for the herp campaign. [New York Post]

    * More from Clarence Thomas in Portland: “Why was a black kid in Georgia reading Ayn Rand?” I don’t know. Because he was dumb? [ABC News]

    14 Comments / / Sep 20, 2013 at 9:21 AM
  • Say government cheese!

    Election Law, Politics, Texas, White-Collar Crime

    Pol Dancing: Tom ‘The Hammer’ Delay Preparing To Get Hammered

    Former Congressman Tom DeLay awaits appeal of his conviction for corruption and money laundering. Before he goes away for three years in the “other” Big House, let’s look back at his story.

    9 Comments / / Sep 26, 2012 at 2:32 PM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 01.10.11

    * Tom DeLay gets sentenced to three years. [WSJ Law Blog] * If we want to ban threatening speech against Congresspeople, what will we really be banning? [Volokh Conspiracy] * Apparently my final solution on guns could lead to the well-regulated militia rising up. [First One @ One First] * Maybe it isn’t impossible to […]

    9 Comments / / Jan 10, 2011 at 5:50 PM
  • Politics

    Trial of Tom ‘The Hammer’ DeLay Starts Today

    Think back to the long gone days of 2006. In the pleasing sepia-tones of your memories, you can see a booming job market, Johnny Depp and Keira Knightley, and a time when Barack Obama was a random black dude who made a good speech that one time. This is the world of Tom “The Hammer” […]

    23 Comments / / Oct 26, 2010 at 10:04 AM