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Four months into the Obama Administration, loyal Bushie Mary Beth Buchanan is still clinging tenaciously to her post as U.S. attorney in Pittsburgh and is pursuing a politically flavored prosecution of former Allegheny County coroner Cyril Wecht. But after a federal appeals court ruled that the case had to be reassigned to an impartial judge, taking it away from George W. Bush-appointee Arthur J. Schwab, she’s having an extremely hard time. Yesterday, Judge Sean J. McLaughlin issued a 55-page ruling that all but eviscerated the case Buchanan has been attempting to bring. In the three year war of Buchanan versus Wecht, it’s increasingly looking like a decisive win for Wecht.
More from Scott Horton:
Six Questions — October 18, 2014, 8:00 pm
Nathaniel Raymond on CIA interrogation techniques.
Mark Denbeaux on the NCIS cover-up of three “suicides” at Guantánamo Bay Detention Camp
From the June 2014 issue
Number of U.S. congressional districts in which trade with China has produced more jobs than it has cost:
Young bilingual children who learned one language first are likelier than monolingual children and bilingual children who learned languages simultaneously to say that a dog adopted by owls will hoot.
An Oklahoma legislative committee voted to defund Advanced Placement U.S. History courses, accusing the curriculum of portraying the United States as “a nation of oppressors and exploiters.”
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