Many people are outraged - regardless of budgetary constraints on the MA House & Senate - that an expensive law firm (and lawyer) with obvious ties to the public sector would do pro bono work for the Legislature (laughingly out of "civic duty") while residents in true need of legal representation in this state go wanting. I agree.
Frongillo’s law firm, Weil, Gotshal & Manges, has agreed to work for free.
“The requests are for documents,’’ Frongillo, a former federal prosecutor, said yesterday. “It’s possible at some point the US attorney would want people to testify about those documents.’’
Frongillo, who heads the Boston litigation practice of the large international firm, said the law practice agreed to waive its usual fee “out of civic duty’’ and in recognition that the state’s budget crunch has caused widespread program cutbacks.
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Here’s my Master's thesis, which I defended more than a year ago. I thought I'd post it in the event someone might like to read it. The first couple chapters are pretty ragged, but the paper gets better if you stick with it! I intend to update and edit it in the near future. Happy reading...Political Islam in Yemen: Whither the Islah Party?
Friday, July 16, 2010
The short answer is "no." One should also mention that any story with such a title should be suspect.
That was the title of a recent article in the NYT magazine by Robert Worth on Yemen - the most in-depth reporting I have come across dealing with Yemen in more than a year. I'm hoping to comment more on the article in the near future, but my first reaction was that it was a little too negative and subjective. Robert Worth was also recently interviewed by NPR's Talk of the Nation. You can find a transcript and audio of the story, "The Growing Power of al-Qaida in Yemen," here.
You can also get a good taste of the current political situation in Yemen - and the US involvement -- by checking out Jane Ferguson's video/article on CNN entitled "U.S. Military Picks, Trains Yemeni Fighters."
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I have yet to read the Victoria Clark's book mentioned in this CFR article, but I have read Ali's "I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced" which is a good book on the whole, aside from an incredible amount of poetic license on the part of the ghostwriter (Nujood plans on reading the book for the first time this year).