Fifth Amendment

The IRS official who oversaw the approval process for non-profit organizations has managed to avoid termination. It's time for her to own the mess she created. Read more...
December 23, 1986 - Around The World On A Tank Of Gas.
Voyager lands - Nailbiting moments, but it all worked out. News on this day in history wasn't bad, considering. First off was news of the imminent landing arrival of the Voyager, the experimental plane piloted by Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager. It Read more...
Newstalgia Reference Room - The Fifth Amendment And The Grand Jury - 1957
("The Olive Has Been Talking . . . ") It seems wiretapping has been a popular subject in legal circles for quite some time, if this special edition of Meet The Press from November 17, 1957 is any indication. This roundtable discussion Read more...
The ACLU's Anthony Romero did a good job on Hardball pushing back at Attorney General Eric Holder's assertion that there's a need to modify the Mirand Read more...
In 1986 Christmas Meant Iran-Contra!
(Not you? Then who? Not me - Couldn't be. Then who? Not you?) Twenty three Christmases ago, beginning in November, the Iran-Contra Affair was bubbl Read more...

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(guest blogged by miss kitty) "No person …shall…be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb…" Excerpted from Read more...
Monica Goodling is resigning... Monica Goodling, the counsel and White House liaison to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, says in a letter that she Read more...
James was on the show yesterday and talked about hearing rumors that Judy has a fifth amendment problem instead of a first amendment one. He thinks Fi Read more...