Archive for July 16th, 2009

Opinion — Jack Cashill on Supreme Court nominee: Sotomayor Squashed Journalist’s First Amendment Rights

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

Cashill:

What no one can question about the investigation into the mysterious July 1996 crash of TWA Flight 800 off the coast of Long Island is that the government came down hard on serious journalists, and on no journalist harder than investigative reporter, James Sanders.

A key player in that government machinery was none other than District Court judge, Sonia Sotomayor.

In May 2000, she and two colleagues ruled against James Sanders and his wife, Elizabeth, in a civil suit the pair brought against the government agencies that had pursued and arrested them. (more…)

The Star: Postal worker advised drug trafficker about mailing dope, prosecutors allege

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

The Star:

A Kansas City area postal worker allegedly advised the leader of a wide-ranging drug trafficking conspiracy about the best way to send dope through the mail, according to indictments announced Thursday.

Prosecutors alleged that Carlos L. Hamilton, a 30-year-old postal worker from Kansas City, Kan., told Rasheed G. Shakur, 40, of Kansas City, about postal security procedures and suggested ways to ship drugs through the mail.