"I am not a biased judge," is what U.S. District Court Judge John Koeltl proverbially claimed during a Court Conference 19 October 2017, to nobody's belief. Photo Illustration/Fair Use (President Richard Nixon photo by Associated Press ; John Koeltl by NYU)

To restore public confidence in the U.S. District Court for S.D.N.Y., Judge John Koeltl must resign

EDITORIAL : No amount of reasoning, or judicial complaints, has compelled S.D.N.Y. Judge John Koeltl to introspectively examine the causes or sources of his bias and misconduct. As a result, he must resign.

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Former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara was remarkable for making numerous speeches, only some of which were public addresses. An open records request seeking his speech records has been being undermined by the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Attorney's Office he formerly headed, and a Federal judge, John Koeltl. Photo Archive/Progress Queens

To undermine open records request for Preet Bharara’s speech records, DOJ relying on U.S. Attorney’s Office, Federal judge to thwart FOIA Request

The U.S. Department of Justice and a Federal judge are engaging in misconduct to thwart a FOIA Request for Preet Bharara’s speech records.

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LETTER FROM NEW YORK : Is it premature hope to think that the vigor with which Federal prosecutors reached a plea deal with Michael Cohen will translate into greater accountability of politicians in New York City Hall ? New York City Hall : 9 May 2007 (CC BY SA 3.0 by Momos)

As Federal prosecutors bring politically-sensitive cases in an election year, do New York City Hall and City Council find themselves in uncharted waters ?

As the U.S. Attorney’s Office brings political prosecutions in an election year, can voters expect justice when significant Government officials lie to the public ?

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Rahm Emanuel notoriously used insider access as a way to enforce a centrist control over the idealistic political supporters of then-President Barack Obama (D). 2015-03-23 Rahm Emanuel, Gesticulating CC BY 2.0 Daniel X. O'Neil

Ocasio-Cortez team arranging private meetings with activists : sources

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign team are arranging private meetings with activists as she comes under fire for backtracking on issues, recalling the role of Rahm Emanuel in silencing critics for a former, once-progressive torch-bearer, Barack Obama.

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