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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 02:52 PM
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FREE PRESS? ?? Top Federal Judge Linked to Prostitution = ONLY 12 news articles
Do you think there is a free press in the USA?
Or just a corporate press? What percentage is what?
Politically, is media largely a propaganda organ?
What influence do government and political parties have?

What prompted this thread? I just did a search about Denver's Chief Federal Judge Edward Nottingham
and his prostitution story, while researching news for this politization of justice/telecom/illegal
surveillance compilation thread: TELECOM COVER-UP? Nacchio and Qwest: Another Political Prosecution?
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

Google reported back 12 news articles, 21 hits. So I compared Spitzer
Google reported back 460 news articles in one thread, + 160 in a subthread, and 1,330,000 hits.

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View all web results for Nottingham prostitution
Results 1 - 6 of about 21 for Nottingham prostitution
Top Federal Judge Linked to Prostitution Ring
Chief Federal Judge Edward Nottingham has been linked to an investigation of the prostitution ring Denver Players, according to federal officials. ...
all 12 news articles
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News results for Spitzer prostitution
Results 1 - 10 of about 1,330,000 for Spitzer prostitution.
Irish Times Did Eliot Spitzer get caught because he didn't spend enough on ... - Mar 12, 2008
By Sudhir Venkatesh Read more of Slate's coverage of the Eliot Spitzer prostitution scandal.....
Slate - 460 related articles http://www.google.com/search?q=Spitzer+prostitution
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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 02:56 PM
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1. JONATHAN TURLEY: Chief U.S. District Judge Edward Nottingham Tied to Prostitution Ring In Denver

Chief U.S. District Judge Edward Nottingham Tied to Prostitution Ring In Denver
Published 1, March 11, 2008 Bizarre , Criminal law , Justice , Lawyering , Society
http://jonathanturley.org/2008/03/11/chief-us-district-... /

While New York Governor Eliot Spitzer is dealing with a criminal investigation into his alleged use of a high-priced call girl service, a similar investigation is being conducted by the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit into the alleged use of prostitutes by Chief U.S. District Judge Edward Nottingham. It is not the first alleged misconduct by the jurist.

Nottingham is alleged to have been a customer of a business called Denver Players or Denver Sugar that is alleged to have been a brothel before it was shut down.
The investigation includes records and eye-witnesses. It details how the judge was known as Naughty and paid roughly $300 per visit. This is considerably better than Spitzer who used the name of David Fox and paid as much as $5400.

Nottingham raised some eyebrows in testimony during his divorce when he admitted that he had spent more than $3,000 at a Denver strip club over two days. He explained that he was too drunk to remember how hed spent the money.

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Chief federal judge investigated for alleged involvement with prostitutes
http://www.9news.com/news/article.aspx?storyid=87702

DENVER 9Wants to Know has learned the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit is investigating Chief U.S. District Judge Edward Nottingham for the third time in the past year.

He is being investigated for improper judicial conduct after his full name and personal cell phone number appeared on a list of clients from a Denver prostitution business.

The business called Denver Players or Denver Sugar was shut down in January after IRS and Denver Police investigators served search warrants at the brothel on Fillmore Street.

Nottingham ascended to chief judge in 2007 and presided over the insider trading trial of Qwest CEO Joe Nacchio.

9NEWS legal analyst Scott Robinson says Judge Nottingham faces serious repercussions if these latest allegations about him are proven true.
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 03:04 PM
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3. Send 'im to the private for profit industial prison complex! Hypocrite bastard!
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donkeyotay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 04:35 PM
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8. Raised some eyebrows?
Nottingham raised some eyebrows in testimony during his divorce when he admitted that he had spent more than $3,000 at a Denver strip club over two days. He explained that he was too drunk to remember how hed spent the money. end>

Sound like a typical bush appointee. I think the crime family has a lot of these sorts specifically because they can be blackmailed. In the crime family they refer to it as "loyalty."




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niyad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 03:00 PM
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2. I can't find who appointed him
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 03:06 PM
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4. Prollee find it here.
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ben_meyers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 03:31 PM
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5. Bush did it.
Nottingham took the bench in 1989 after his nomination by then-President George H.W. Bush.
A conservative Republican, Nottingham served as Western Slope coordinator for Bush's 1988
campaign.
http://www.knowyourcourts.com/Nottingham/2007-03-21_Not...

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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 05:21 PM
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9. Poppy Bush
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abbeyco Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 03:36 PM
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6. It's old news in Denver
This story has been out for several weeks in Denver and really hasn't made much of a splash. Yeah, he's being investigated and there's lots of conspiracy theories about how it's because he was the judge in the Nacchio case. Prolly more to come, but not a big deal so far.
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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 04:22 PM
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7. By "not a big deal so far" do you mean "point well taken" because the media
has not made a big deal about it?

Or, is it not a big deal in it's own right, as in "no story, move along" or some such scenario?

It seems a big deal to me, given the positions of the ho's and the judge (pun intended).
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hootinholler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 12:21 PM
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16. Investigated because he's the Nacchio judge?
Edited on Sun Mar-16-08 12:21 PM by hootinholler
Doesn't make sense that would be the case judging from this article:
The claims about the defense are stridentlyand very unconvincinglycountered by the lead prosecutor, Cliff Stricklin, who called them simply a lie. Were that so, of course, the Government should have let the information in and countered it. The fact that it chose a different path, namely invoking classifications to exclude it, suggests a strong concern that the accusations were truthful. The trial judge, Edward Nottingham, was a politically active Republican appointed to the bench by President Bush 41. The Denver Post profiled him as a judge who was tough on lawyers. In the Nacchio case, however, his legendary toughness has been reserved for defense counsel, whom he accused of filing frivolous motions. His rulings have consistently aligned the court with the prosecution, and he has been particularly supportive of Government views on secrecy issues.


Was he being blackmailed?

-Hoot
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warren pease Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 05:36 PM
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10. They're free, alright...
Free to do as much damage as possible as quickly as possible to the democratic process, to the national IQ, to intelligent political discourse, to the percentage of people who bother to vote, to the marketplace of ideas, to the necessity of an informed citizenry in an allegedly free state, to issues and substance, to the death rattle of journalistic integrity, to the public's understanding of what the Bushies are really up to, and to the public's obsession with sex in politics -- which is apparently the only thing left that's worth getting excited about now that we've all been trained by TV "news" to regard the likelihood of a US first strike nuclear attack against Iran as no big fucking deal.

They're obviously also free to warp the public's ability to tell how it might just possibly be a tad worse to fuck over the whole world than spend a little cash on a paid date.

If you need to know anything at all about what's happening in your own country -- sports scores excluded -- the last place you want to look is anything published in or broadcast from the US.

Go to media originating just about anywhere else -- from the UK to South Asia to Venezuela to Russia -- and you'll learn more about US politics and current events in an hour than a CNN watcher will learn in an entire year.

And isn't it amazing that Pravda and Tass and Izvestia -- among the most state-controlled propaganda machines of the 20th century -- have all been rehabilitated and function as a relatively free press these days.

On the other hand, the people who used to laugh at them for being under the Politburo's thumb and only printing government lies are now so cozy with the Bushies that allegations of sexual interludes in the white house involving a male prostitute masquerading as a reporter and high ranking members of BushCo are not considered newsworthy -- which is to say, not considered properly considerate and respectful of our little corporal and his emerging Fourth Reich.

I guess being a rightwing tool reporter and a male prostitute makes you a whore squared, which is a hell of an achievement for a sick bald wingnut bastard with a lech on for Georgie boy and a reputation for tossing softball questions that even a slut wouldn't touch.

Gawd, what a sewer that place must be. Maybe some titan could slowly tighten the beltway until all those inside are gradually crushed by the weight of their own sense of self-importance and the inability to understand the process of belt-tightening, that sort of thing being reserved for the peasantry and not intended for the political or upper bureaucratic classes.


wp
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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 10:16 PM
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12. thanks. what have they incubated?
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warren pease Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 11:27 PM
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13. Right over my head, without even pausing long enough to trim a few stray hairs... n/t
I'm trying to decide whether I'm completely clueless, dumb as a bag of curtain rods, lack an adequate imagination or just a victim of my own lousy interpretation skills.

Please post back when you get a chance and clear up the mystery so I can sleep without drugs and alcohol.


wp
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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 10:48 AM
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15. Even after they are thrown out, what will hatch?
The problems we will face as a result of the Bushes Junta
may not all emerge until long after they are in jail or dead.

The overthrow of the Executive altered the course of history,
and that will have far reaching consequences, as the economy now illustrates.

Decades of struggle may repair the damage.
Generations of paying interest may erase the debt.
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kevinbgoode Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 05:42 PM
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11. So that's what Republicans mean by "activist judge"
I'll give him two weeks to proclaim that he had a talk with the "Lord" and it's all good now. Then the GOP will scream that reporting any more news on his activities is "anti-Christian."
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Supersedeas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 07:28 AM
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14. must be that famous liiiiiibbbbbrrrraaallll bias in the GoP Controlled Media
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