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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (2): 250–258.
Published: 01 July 2017
... through cryotherapeutic suspension en route. A bit of the afterlife in this one, the attorney intoned, joining the chorusing of features called to the stand to speak. Inside cabin, outside time. Cold air was then pumped into the chamber in a sequence of timed bursts: machine testimony. Each...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (1): 133–156.
Published: 01 March 2011
... 2004: 188 ). A 2001 memo “in the works long before the terrorist attacks – issued in October 2001 by Attorney General John D. Ashcroft [informed] agencies that ‘when you carefully consider FOIA requests and decide to withhold records … you can be assured that the Department of Justice will defend your...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (2): 202–216.
Published: 01 July 2016
... at Carnegie Hall, New York City, under the sponsorship of the Joint Anti-Fascist Refugee Committee. Duke Ellington is said to have volunteered his professional services for the concert which was reportedly attended by 2000 persons. The Joint Anti-Fascist Refugee Committee has been cited by the Attorney...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (2): 147–170.
Published: 01 July 2020
.... He’s demanding that his attorney gives him the cash in person or he’ll jump.” Enter Mr. Wang’s beautiful pro bono attorney, who publicly rebukes the predatory construction company before putting on a hard hat and making the juddery ascent to the rooftop. The camera cuts between her nauseous expression...
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Cultural Politics (2006) 2 (1): 49–76.
Published: 01 March 2006
...), the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) (which created its own trailer-like prefabricated dwelling), the Farm Resettlement Administration (FSA), and even the Justice Department, where Attorney General Thurmon Arnold attempted to prosecute the building trades unions (considered fierce opponents of prefabrication...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (1): 63–77.
Published: 01 March 2018
... regarding the American presidency, I was reminded what the break-in at the Democratic Party headquarters at the Watergate Hotel, which eventually led to the impeachment of Richard Nixon in 1974, was all about. John Mitchell, Nixon’s attorney general, ordered the burglary to find out if and how much...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (2): 139–152.
Published: 01 July 2018
... against top institutions of US intelligence and crime detection and prevention. Indeed, the war against the Justice Department and FBI continued into July 2017 with a New York Times interview, where Trump attacked Attorney General Jeff Sessions for recusing himself from the Trump – Russia investigation...
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Cultural Politics (2023) 19 (3): 392–408.
Published: 01 November 2023
... has been the challenge in keeping the united front together and operating. Exhaustion. State repression. We've seen Trump and William Barr, the attorney general at the time, literally saying that folks that were in protests in defense of Black lives needed to be charged with federal charges when...
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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (1): 65–84.
Published: 01 March 2010
... a story headed “Jackson's Lawyer may sue district attorney.” The Daily Mail (June 16, 2005) featured three separate items. The Ephraim Hardcastle column on page 17 featured an item about a David Letterman joke about the Jackson trial; there was a front-page trailer for “My Bizarre Encounter with Michael...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (2): 175–192.
Published: 01 July 2021
... ), has inspired the likes of Maurice Blanchot, Jacques Derrida, Gilles Deleuze, Jacques Rancière, Alain Badiou, Giorgio Agamben, Antonio Negri, Michael Hardt, and Slavoj Žižek. Told from the perspective of his perplexed and increasingly frustrated employer, a powerful Wall Street attorney, Bartleby's...
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Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (3): 330–350.
Published: 01 November 2022
... to erratic decision-making and the spreading of misinformation. However, Trump's role in fomenting the 2021 attack against the US Capitol does hew closely to the logic of accelerationism. After losing the 2020 presidential election to Joe Biden, Trump put pressure both on his attorney general, William Barr...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (1): 40–61.
Published: 01 March 2014
.... 10 Presumed Innocent is the story of a conspiracy, and it is also a feminist revenge fantasy about a cheated-on spouse who gets away with murder: a district attorney (DA) is framed with his own semen by his wife, who is angry about an affair he had with an attractive young assistant DA working...
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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (2): 139–161.
Published: 01 July 2019
..., for example when a suspect is already serving a life sentence. Others claim that prosecuting murder is necessary as a deterrent. Much more rarely does a district attorney’s office recognize the legal rights or subjectivity of the victim or the victim’s family (see Cordona 2012 ). 12 It is worth noting...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (1): 103–132.
Published: 01 March 2011
... encouraged,” said Michael Ramsey, one of Lay's attorneys. “There is no allegation of crime, no claim of intentional wrongdoing, and no assertion of fraud on the part of Ken Lay. After a nearly $100 million investigation, the bankruptcy examiner suggests only negligence, which we strongly deny.” ( AP 2003...