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By Michael P. Orsi
Edward Snowden should declare his patriotism in court
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Tim Dechristopher
Jurors in New Jersey have delivered a mixed verdict at the trial of a marijuana activist who lives in California and goes by the name "NJWeedman."
Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn on Thursday proposed a series of police reforms in response to a damning federal report that came after several high-profile incidents involving minorities.
A fundraising website launched by state lawmakers to build more fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border has brought in more than $100,000 in donations in its first week of operation.
Opening statements begin Tuesday in the trial of a 29-year-old man accused of running up prices at an auction for federal drilling leases, a figure who has become a cause celebre among Hollywood stars and environmentalists that call his act of civil disobedience "selfless."
To environmental activists, the ex-wilderness guide is a hero. A prosecutor on Tuesday described him as a saboteur.
DeChristopher said it was a civil disobedience act.
He doesn't dispute the facts of the case and has said he expects to be convicted.