Elizabeth de la Vega is a former federal prosecutor with more than
twenty years of experience. During her tenure, she was a member of the
Organized Crime Strike Force and Chief of the San Jose Branch of the US
Attorney's Office for the Northern District of California. Her pieces
have appeared in The Nation, the Los Angeles Times and
Salon. She writes regularly for Tomdispatch.
Floods, drought, pollution, wildfires: summer's extreme water conditions afflicting the United States this summer are a call to action. Why are we helpless?
OK, everyone who has studied the unitary executive theory of the presidency, raise your hand. Anyone? A former prosecutor examines what's behind Bush's legal fig leaf.
How realistic is it to stop the Bush Administration from pursuing its
war agenda? Former prosecutor Elizabeth de la Vega offers some
hard-core advice about how to challenge the status quo.
BUSH: INDICTABLE CO-CONSPIRATOR?
Capitalizing on Bob Woodward's revelation that he was one of the first
to learn about Valerie Plame's CIA status, Scooter Libby's legal team
hopes that will get their client off the hook. That turkey won't fly.
The Bush Administration should be prosecuted for conspiracy to defraud
the United States by using half-truths and recklessly false statements
to lead the country into an illegal war. This article, is a
collaboration with TomDispatch.com.