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Tag Archives: Law and Rights

United Airlines Defaults, Who’s Next?

Is this one more casualty of 9/11? The court’s ruling that United Airlines is legally allowed to default on its pension plans is a devastating blow to those who were counting on that money as a nestegg, and as it would happen, a devastating blow to Guaranty Corporation, the federal …

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Michael Jackson Trial: Grifters, Lickspittles, and Boys Boys Boys

I’m back on the MJ trial beat, having purged the debilitating sludge built up in my system over ten weeks of numbing, debased testimony, which has cast an ugly shadow across virtually everyone within the drama’s lurid light: sketchy accusers, former employees with grudges, Jackson-lickspittles — including his former wife …

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Terry Knight’s Killer Convicted

How in the world did I miss original Grand Funk Railroad manager-producer-visionary Terry Knight, 61, being murdered back in November? I am stunned. Today, Donald Alan Fair was found guilty of murder in the Nov. 1 in the stabbing death of Richard Terrance “Terry” Knight during a domestic dispute. Fair’s …

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Michael Jackson Trial: Rowe Rowe Rowe Your Testimony

It can be said without much fear of contradiction that Debbie Rowe, Michael Jackson’s ex-wife and mother of his two oldest children, did not testify as expected over a total of about three hours Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning. Yesterday she identified herself as Deborah Rowe Jackson, but said she …

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Michael Jackson Trial: Rowe Takes Stand

Michael Jackson’s second ex-wife (’96-’99) and mother of his two eldest children (Prince, 8, and Paris, 7) took the stage, er, witness stand today in his child molestation case. She identified herself as Deborah Rowe Jackson, but said she preferred “Ms. Rowe.” Prosecutor Ron Zonen asked how she knew Jackson. …

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Michael Jackson Trial: Self-Delusion

As we await the potentially incendiary testimony of Debbie Rowe, Michael Jackson’s second ex-wife (’96-’99) and mother of his two eldest children (Prince, 8, and Paris, 7), as early as today, I have a few idle observations: Elton John, who likes most everyone in showbiz, especially those not unsympathetic to …

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Michael Jackson Trial: Can They All Be Lying About Everything?

Those who are inclined to see Michael Jackson as an innocent lover of children using his hard-earned millions to create a dream world where they can roam free of the world’s stultifying rules and restrictions have had plenty of succor to cling to in trial testimony thus far. Ralph Chacon …

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Privacy Groups Combat “Policy Laundering”

Responding to a new sort of globalization, the American Civil Liberties Union and two affiliated groups have announced an initiative to monitor and publicize the practice whereby governments, in the name of security, make cooperative agreements with one another in order to “escape domestic legal and political controls.” The new …

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Civil Unions Recognized In Connecticut

Republican Governor M. Jodi Rell has just signed into law a bill recognizing same-sex civil unions in Connecticut. This makes Connecticut the second state to recognize civil unions, and the first to do so without pressure from the courts. We’ve had a lot to hang our heads about in Connecticut …

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