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Judge allows ‘vindictive prosecution’ defense in Dan Choi trial

After three days of testimony Wednesday, a magistrate judge stopped the U.S. government’s trial of former Lt. Dan Choi to allow defense lawyers to argue that the gay activist had been targeted for “vindictive prosecution.” U.S. Magistrate Judge John Facciola told prosecutors that defense lawyers had presented enough evidence for…

Unions attack New Mexico governor for firing labor board

SANTA FE (Reuters) – New Mexico’s governor broke the law by firing all members of the state’s Labor Relations Board and unions seek to reverse the move by an appeal to the state Supreme Court, a union leader said on Thursday. New Mexico AFL-CIO president Christine Trujillo said she was…