Legal war against terrorists needs mistakes corrected

Freedom Editorial U.S. District Judge Gerald Rosen has agreed to a request from prosecutors in the U.S. Department of Justice to throw out the convictions of members of a suspected terror cell in Detroit because of prosecutorial misconduct. The department’s request was harshly critical of Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard Convertino, who apparently rejected a CIA […]

Partial-birth abortion docs have no excuse

Mona Charen “The Justice Department has expanded its demands for private medical records of abortion patients, issuing subpoenas this week for hundreds of files from six Planned Parenthood affiliates …” Or that’s the Washington Post’s take, anyway — there goes that sinister Justice Department under John Ashcroft, attempting to reveal “private medical records.” Actually, the […]

Georgia’s punishment of teen a real crime

Leonard Pitts Jr. A few words about race, justice and Marcus Dixon. Hundreds of people rallied last week in Atlanta, hoping to persuade the Georgia Supreme Court, which is considering an appeal filed on his behalf, to set Dixon free. Meanwhile, he sits in a cell in a Georgia penitentiary, serving a 15-year sentence for […]

Q and A: Career prosecutor makes way back home to Clovis

Matt Chandler, 28, an assistant district attorney in the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s Office, is one of the newer members of the local legal profession but he’s not new to the area. His great-great-grandfather was one of the community’s earliest settlers in 1908. His father spent 24 years in the Clovis Police Department, retiring as […]

Readers voice opinions on capture of Saddam

Sunday’s question posed to Project: Reader Reaction participants asked for opinions on the capture of Saddam Hussein. Some responses: “This is wonderful news! Let us pray that the suicide bombings and ambushes will stop now that they don’t have their leader to push them. Iraq should be able to grow now without the threat of […]

Patriot Act supporters make about-face

Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico In 2001, a columnist for the conservative magazine National Review wanted to know why Democrats were shutting out top Justice Department officials from hearings dealing with the Patriot Act, and its impact on civil liberties and American freedoms. Byron York wanted to know why Viet Dinh, who helped draft the […]

Academy victims stand to benefit from new system

FREEDOM NEWSPAPERS A victim’s confidentiality versus the public disclosure necessary to prosecute crimes and hold individuals accountable: That’s the tightrope students and administrators at the Air Force Academy have walked in dealing with sex-crime allegations since the school went co-ed in 1976. Sometimes the academy has leaned precariously to one side of the line, sometimes […]

Justice has scared leftists into agression

Thomas Sowell The nomination of Justice Janice Rogers Brown of the California Supreme Court to become a federal Court of Appeals judge has brought out vicious special interest groups with their long knives — and a long record of smears and character-assassination, going back to the campaign of wholesale misrepresentations that defeated the nomination of […]

CIA revelation could be revenge or just accidental

Freedom Newspapers At this point, even after several days of speculation and a certain amount of digging, there is probably more that we don’t know than we do — and it might just turn out to be much ado about not much at all. But the possibility that somebody or somebodies in the administration leaked […]

We must protect rights in spite of inconvenience

The good news is that the U.S. House of Representatives is finally developing a little common sense (and perhaps even some latent respect for the Constitution) regarding the USA Patriot Act it passed in such haste after the terrorist destruction of Sept. 11, 2001. The bad news is that the U.S. Justice Department is so […]

Simmonds, Glendell

Glendell Simmonds Services: Have been held. Mrs. Glendell Alice Simmonds, 79, of Clovis, a receptionist/secretary, died Tuesday, July 29, 2003, at her home. She was born on Aug. 18, 1923, in Wellington, Texas, to Loren and Glendora Gillespie Trout. She married Frank Simmonds on Feb. 7, 1941, in Mountainair, where they were members of the […]

The battle for Supreme Court seats beginning

The rumor mills in Washington are active and the natives are anticipating a knock-down, drag-out imbroglio, perhaps as early as this summer, of the sort that everybody officially deplores for the damage done to collegiality while privately relishing every blow. Two Supreme Court justices might decide to resign, giving President Bush the opportunity to nominate […]