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Author Archives: Michael Giuliano

Commentary: Too much Hamlet in Kagan’s dissent

After digesting the reaction to the Arizona Christian decision in The Daily Record and other outlets, it is at first blush difficult to fathom why any private organization would want government money going to its private or religious school with the attached strings that necessarily involves.

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Commentary: Holiday shopping with Janet and Walmart

In the rush that precedes the holidays, one’s attention is focused on various family obligations, get-togethers and gift-giving, along with many end-of-year business and other concerns. Nevertheless, it massages the egos ...

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Commentary: Show your papers, and keep quiet

If you’re preparing for another of those trips out of town during this holiday season, there are certain ways of gaining perspective on the impending travel experience. One YouTube video describes the history of the airline stewardess.

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Commentary: A Tammany-style judgeship machine?

Part of the cost of maintaining the outward assumption that judges always are non-political, hold no personal beliefs and oversee a system that always is just and fair — along with the cost of preserving the power of the political party bosses ...

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Commentary: When progress is complete

It was 2015. Everything had been made nearly perfect. The People’s representatives in Congress, leveraging the full weight of their collective 11 percent approval rating, had made it so. Many accepted the decisions of their leaders ...

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Commentary: Senior women deserve USGA event … in Rochester

RYE, N.H. — In the world of professional golf, there is a very clear divide between the male players — who often look forward to turning 50 years old so as to qualify to play on the “Champions Tour,” i.e. the Senior PGA Tour, as it was known in less marketing-driven times ...

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People have 90 days to provide Drake with new trial

Drake v. Portuondo, 06-1365-pr, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit; appealed from the Western District of New York Should a habeas corpus petition be granted when it is likely the prosecutor was aware that his expert witness provided ...

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