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Sunday, July 14, 2019

Week in Review: Acosta’s Sweetheart Deal Likely to Foreclose Epstein’s SDNY Prosecution

Double-jeopardy rules almost certainly prohibit settling a federal case and then prosecuting it again in federal court.

July 14 2019


Acosta's Sweetheart Deal Likely to Foreclose Epstein's SDNY Prosecution

Andrew C. McCarthy

Unfortunate as it seems, the plea bargain Jeffrey Epstein signed in 2007 almost certainly prevents him from being prosecuted again for the same crimes. Read More


Top Stories

A Modest Immigration Proposal

Victor Davis Hanson

Harvard, Yale, Princeton, and Stanford, to take just a few examples, might each volunteer to house and feed 1,000 detainees each.

To Defeat Trump, Democrats Should Nominate Michael Bennet

George Will

Bennet has won two Senate races in a swing state that is evenly divided between Democrats, Republicans, and independents. He can distinguish between what he calls "the Twitter version of the Democratic Party" and the "actual" version.

Ninth Circuit Hands Trump Administration Win in Sanctuary-City Case

Mairead McArdle

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled for the Trump administration Friday in a case concerning the withholding of federal funds for local policing from so-called sanctuary cities.


Pelosi's House of Pain

Matthew Continetti

What Ocasio-Cortez understands is that, in the culture of social-media celebrity, the worst possible thing to do is back down.

The U.S. Women Are Winners, Not Victims

Rich Lowry

It is true that the American women, who sweat and practice as much as their male compatriots, don't make as much. But the women's game isn't as popular or profitable, which fundamentally drives pay. 

The Desire for Fake News Lives in All of Us

Michael Brendan Dougherty

It's not just for amusement or the satisfaction of confirmation bias that consumers welcome fake news. Humans embrace counterfeits all the time. They do it for entertainment and distraction. They do it to express themselves.

Hong Kong: A Free City, under a Shadow

Kevin D. Williamson

Hong Kong is being slowly swallowed with barely a peep of protest from the United States.

House Democrats Overcome Internal Fissures to Approve Defense-Spending Bill

Mairead McArdle

In a 220–197 vote, the House passed the National Defense Authorization Act on Friday.




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