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Posts tagged attorney client privilege

Governor withholds execution emails; Counsel cites attorney-client privilege, need for ‘frank communication’ with staff

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What’s Governor Kitzhaber hiding now? The Salem Statesman Journal reports that John Kitzhaber is refusing to release emails related to his reasoning for placing an unconstitutional “moratorium” on the death penalty in Oregon. Gov. John Kitzhaber’s administration is refusing to release more than 150 emails dealing with internal advice the governor received prior to his […]

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  • Today’s Top 3 International Stories: Syria, Libya & Uganda February 23, 2016
    1) The U.S. and Russia have come to a decision on a ceasefire for Syria, which will include all warring parties except the two largest terrorist blocks, Al-Nursa and ISIS. Previous agreements to stop violence and provide aid have failed to stay in place. Sec. of State John Kerry said if the current deal fails […]
  • Today’s (Late) Top 3 International Stories: Bahrain, Libya & Russia February 18, 2016
    1) On Sunday, four American members of the press were arrested in Bahrain, while covering protests marking the anniversary of Bahrain’s 2011 Arab Spring uprising. Family members now report that on Tuesday, Bahrain released Anna Day and her camera crew after being interrogated. They have left Bahrain. The government claims the four participated in an […]
  • Today Top 3+ International Stories: Egypt, Mexico, France Plus Syria February 12, 2016
    1) In Egypt, thousands of doctors in Cairo turned out to protest after reports circulated that two doctors at a hospital in the capital had been beaten by police. It is not clear why the doctors were targeted, but it could be because they treated or sympathized with dissenters in opposition to former military leader […]
  • Taking Back ‘Social Justice’ July 23, 2016
    The term “social justice” in today’s academic and political discourse has almost exclusively to do with governmental action and nothing to do with individual morality. It is, as a common textbook definition has it, “the fair distribution of advantages and disadvantages in society.” The post Taking Back ‘Social Justice’ appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.
  • The Queen of the Thunderbolt July 23, 2016
    Novelist and critic Cynthia Ozick is, in some respects, a typical contemporary literary essayist. She approaches her topics obliquely, moving from one phenomenon or observation to the next, drawing them together in the service of an argument in the middle of the piece or—more rarely—at the end. The post The Queen of the Thunderbolt appeared […]
  • A Tale of Dragons Burns Out July 23, 2016
    It’s odd, isn’t it, that the Napoleonic Wars should be the setting for two of the cleverest creations in modern genre fiction? The post A Tale of Dragons Burns Out appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.
  • The Arrogance of the Elite July 18, 2016
    America needs less democracy to avoid tyranny, says Andrew Sullivan in New York magazine. America “suffers from too much democracy,” agrees Richard Cohen in the Washington Post. Anyone who supports Donald Trump is a traitor, writes Charles Pierce in Esquire. James Traub in Foreign Policy calls Trump and Brexit supporters “ignorance masses” and says it’s […]
  • Taking a Break July 14, 2016
    The Antiplanner will be doing “research” in several national parks over the next week or so, so postings will be light to non-existent. I’ll be back July 25. Have a nice summer.
  • More Obsolete Than Ever July 13, 2016
    Bryan Mistele, the CEO of traffic tracker Inrix, argues in the Seattle Times that proposed new light-rail lines will be “obsolete before they are built.” Specifically, he says, automated, connected, electric, and shared vehicles–which he abbreviates as ACES–are already changing how people travel, and those changes are accelerating. Sound Transit, Seattle’s regional rail transit agency, […]