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Judge who exonerated Cheney is on the payroll of Exxon

CLG Exclusive --Research, commentary by Mary Titus, CLG Contributing Writer. Additional input, Lori Price, CLG Gen. Mgr.

Original link: http://www.legitgov.org/news_cheney_task_force_judge_051005.html

10 May 2005 23:00 GMT. Updated: 13 May 2005 18:00
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U.S. court dismisses Cheney energy task force case 10 May 2005 2:56 PM ET--A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday threw out a lawsuit that sought details about Vice President [sic] Dick Cheney's 2001 energy policy task force that critics say secretly formed policy favorable to the industry.
The unanimous ruling ordered a federal judge to dismiss the lawsuit by the Sierra Club environmental group and the watchdog group Judicial Watch that sought to learn about contacts between task force members and industry executives.
"We hold that plaintiffs have failed to establish any duty, let alone a clear and indisputable duty, owed to them by the federal government" under the law in question, the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Judge A. Raymond Randolph wrote in the 13-page ruling.
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Hmmmm...

Judge A. Raymond Randolph - eh?
Let's look him up. Appointed by George H. W. Bush in 1990. Pal of Microsoft in the celebrated anti-trust case of 2001.

Judges poised to rule on Microsoft 31 May, 2001, 22:10 GMT 23:10 UK --Microsoft's fate hangs in the balance as a Court of Appeal considers whether to overturn the break-up order. A ruling is thought to be imminent and BBC News Online's Kevin Anderson in Washington takes a look at the judges making the decision...

In 1998, two judges on the appeals court ruled that Microsoft did not violate a consent decree when it bundled its Internet Explorer web browser with Windows. In that case, Judge Stephen Williams, appointed by Ronald Reagan in 1986, and Judge Raymond Randolph, appointed by George [H.W.] Bush in 1990, ruled that Microsoft did not illegally "tie" the browser to its market-dominant operating system.

...And SAY! what do you know?

He is with the George Mason University
Law and Economics Center
- funded by Exxon!

George Mason University, Law and Economics Center has received $115,000 from ExxonMobil since 1998.
Say Hey! Its good being a judge!

Additional source: Antitrust Law & Economics Review Vol. 25, No. 2, Judicial Seminars: Economics, Academia, and Corporate Money In America --by Nan Aron, Barbara Moulton, and Chris Owens '6 Mornings Per Week' "Although closely affiliated with GMU [George Mason University], the Law and Economics Center is run independently and is supported entirely by private donations. Corporate interests provide a significant share of the Center's funding. In 1991, for example, when the Center spent $380,000 in 'direct' expenses for federal judges' seminars, 31% of the Center's total income of $967,917 came from corporate contributors. These donors included corporate giants Exxon, General Motors, Bethlehem Steel, ITT, and Pfizer, Inc., the General Electric and Mobil Foundations, and the Monsanto Fund. Most of the remainder of the Center's 1991 budget (65%) came from independent foundations, including Olin, Bradley, and Scaife, which have been key players in efforts to mold a jurisprudence more favorable to business interests. The Center's basic 'economics institute' for federal judges is held once a year, spans a two-week period and is designed to familiarize participants with the fundamental tools of microeconomic theory." [Note: See original article for footnotes/references within '6 Mornings Per Week.']

Additional bio: A. Raymond Randolph

A. Raymond Randolph serves on the Advisory Board of George Mason University Law and Economics Center.

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