D.C. Corruption Investigation Could End Up In Supreme Court | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

D.C. Corruption Investigation Could End Up In Supreme Court

Lawyers for a District of Columbia businessman at the center of a wide-ranging campaign finance investigation have asked the Supreme Court to take a case involving some of the documents seized from his home and office.

Federal agents searched Jeffrey Thompson's home and business in March 2012 and seized more than 23 million pages of documents. Although his name is redacted from the Supreme Court petition that his attorneys filed last month, he has been identified in a previous court order in the case.

Thompson wants some of the documents back, arguing that they were beyond the scope of search warrants.

A grand jury is investigating Thompson's funding of political campaigns. Several people with links to him have pleaded guilty to felonies.

NPR

Director Mike Nichols Remembered As A Comedian, Raconteur, Charmer

Robert Siegel remembers director and film icon Mike Nichols, who died Wednesday of a heart attack at 83.
NPR

Moderate Drinker Or Alcoholic? Many Americans Fall In Between

A study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that 1 in 3 adults drinks excessively. That means eight or more drinks per week for women, and 15 or more drinks a week for men.
NPR

'I Will Not Sit Idly By' And Other Congressional Tweets On Immigration

Congress is out of session until the first week of December, so many members are weighing in on the president's speech on Twitter and other platforms — with mixed reactions.
NPR

Keep Your Head Up: 'Text Neck' Takes A Toll On The Spine

Newly published research finds that common texting posture can put as much as 60 pounds of force on the cervical spine.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.