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CNN contributor Jeffrey Toobin lashes out at reporters who use ‘stolen’ documents

Reporter Toobin Lashes Out At Reporters Who Use 'Stolen' Documents; Leaves Out His Own History Of Doing The Same (via Techdirt) David Carr, over at the NY Times, has a good article looking at how many of the people who have been involved in reporting on recent leaks concerning government…

Jeffrey Toobin and Glenn Greenwald fiercely battle over Bradley Manning

Is Army Private First Class Bradley Manning a whistleblower or a criminal for releasing thousands of secret State Department documents? CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin and Guardian columnist Glenn Greenwald debate the topic Tuesday night on CNN. Manning was found guilty in a military court-martial of numerous charges for transferring…

CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin: Zimmerman’s lawyers could lead to early arrest

CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin on Tuesday explained that special prosecutor Angela Corey in Florida may want to arrest George Zimmerman now that his lawyers have quit. During a press conference on Tuesday, Attorneys Craig Sonner and Hal Uhri said they had lost contact with Zimmerman, who claims to have…

CNN’s Toobin: Appeals court judge threw ‘judicial hissy-fit’

An appeals court judge who claimed President Barack Obama was challenging the authority of federal courts was just throwing a “judicial hissy-fit,” according to CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin. “Totally extraordinary and totally inappropriate,” Toobin said. “This was a judicial hissy-fit.” U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Jerry Smith…

Why Jeffrey Toobin is Wrong and Everyone Needs to Settle Down About the ACA Ruling

I listened to both days of testimony (here’s a chirpstory of my live-tweeting while listening to the arguments regarding the individual mandate) and have read the transcripts multiple times, and I agree entirely with The Atlantic‘s Topher Spiro: “This was a train wreck for the Obama administration. This law looks…

Stephen Colbert won’t obey the health care edicts of Pres. ‘Baroccoli Obama’

If there are two things Stephen Colbert has learned from television news over the last couple of days, it’s that the individual mandate is dead and that the health care debate is ultimately all about broccoli. The fact that neither of these things is true matters not a whit, apparently,…

CNN analyst: Health reform mandate ‘looks like it’s going to be struck down’

In an afternoon update from the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court, CNN senior legal analyst and New Yorker writer Jeffrey Toobin said that justices appeared to be highly skeptical of the law’s “individual mandate,” which would require every American to purchase some form of private health insurance. “This law…

And if it weren’t for Hamilton, John Roberts would be making $1500 a year as Chief Justice

Via TBogg, Jeffrey Toobin describes John Roberts in terms that would surely have struck fear into the hearts of the founding fathers contemplating the judiciary: In every major case since he became the nation’s seventeenth Chief Justice, Roberts has sided with the prosecution over the defendant, the state over the…

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