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| January 01, 0001
Gangs study killed
On February 9 the Legislature's Criminal Justice Committee, which had already informally decided against LD 1707, the bill that would have created severe penalties for people associated with criminal street gangs, killed a substitute proposal for a study to be done on how to define gangs and how to have police share information on them.
| February 15, 2012
Facing down fat cats
Though drawn from a true story, Adam and Mark Kassen's drama falls into the pattern of films like The Verdict in which a crapulous barrister gets a second chance by taking on a case of David-versus-Goliath injustice.
| October 18, 2011
A libertarian's view of the Barstool/Brady child-porn fiasco
Sophisticated First Amendment scholars, lawyers, and media commentators, all of whom are strongly free-speech/free-press supporters, were critical of Coakley for allegedly engaging in a legal bluff — the veiled threat of possible prosecution under the state's child-porn statute — to convince Portnoy to remove the offending and exploitative image from his site.
| August 25, 2011
Business-led Haiti-aid group shuts down
What happens when lawyers, public-relations experts, bankers and accountants, construction contractors, insurance brokers, and manufacturers join forces to get involved in emergency disaster relief in one of the most underdeveloped countries in the Western Hemisphere? Much less than they hoped, it turns out.
| June 22, 2011
Wrong, right: The Nateva Music and Camping Festival media brouhaha
You probably missed the kerfuffle over the rules governing media access to particular areas of this weekend's Nateva Music and Camping Festival, and over what (if any) rights news photographers would have to the images they made during the multi-day event.
| July 01, 2010
Coakley cashes in at the bar
It's no surprise that Martha Coakley has raised much of her money for her US Senate campaign from lawyers — that has been her professional and social circle for pretty much her entire adult life.
DAVID S. BERNSTEIN
| December 04, 2009
Scenes from the Forget, Forget CD release
| September 11, 2013 at 1:29 PM
State to probe missing crude-oil reports #PanAm #mepolitics #crudeoil
July 10, 2013 at 3:15 PM
The answer to this week's game
June 08, 2013 at 12:15 PM
LePage: Big company didn't ask about Maine taxes #mepolitics
May 09, 2013 at 9:59 AM
LePage uses Obamacare to achieve his own political goal #mepolitics
May 08, 2013 at 10:12 AM
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