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Len is a Chicago criminal defense lawyer with a reputation for taking on and winning difficult cases. He's an adjunct professor of law at DePaul University College of Law, where he teaches Federal Criminal Law. He also founded the Leonard C. Goodman Institute for Investigative Reporting, which provides editorial and financial support to independent journalists pursuing in-depth investigative projects.

Making Obama’s Kill List

in 1995 Albie Sachs, then a member of the Constitutional Court of South Africa, helped abolish capital punishment, explaining that his goal...

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The U.S. Department of Double Standards

On April 21, The New York Times reported that Wal-Mart de Mexico paid $24 million in bribes to local land use officials in...

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Ron Paul’s Common Sense

It is worth listening to the GOP primary debates to hear Ron Paul give an honest assessment of our foreign policy. At the February 22...

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A Broken Writ, a Kangaroo Court

On New Year’s Eve, President Barack Obama signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which authorizes the indefinite...

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Assassinating the Rule of Law

Of all the promises made by candidate Barack Obama, it was his promise to end the lawlessness of the Bush years by closing Guantanamo,...

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Feds Focus on Foreclosure Fall Guys

If you follow the press releases coming out of the U.S. Attorney’s Office here in Chicago, as dutifully reported on by local and national...

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Wall Street Pulls Obama’s Strings

Whatever grim bargain emerges from the federal debt ceiling and budget negotiations, it’s clear the losers will be poor and middle-class...

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Give Americans Healthcare

One year after the passage of the Obama administration’s signature healthcare reform bill, the future of the legislation is in serious...

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AIPAC’s Country, Right or Wrong

For too long, U.S. policy toward Israel has been controlled by AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee), a group that demands...

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Political Corruption Laws: Absurd Theater

A sad drama played out Christmas week in Chicago when a federal judge rejected former Illinois Governor George Ryan’s bid to overturn his...

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