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Mike Scarcella
Works at The National Law Journal
Attended The Johns Hopkins University
Lives in Washington, D.C.
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  • The National Law Journal
    Staff Writer, 2008 - present
  • The Sarasota Herald-Tribune
    Staff Writer, 2002 - 2008
  • The Baltimore Sun
    Staff Writer, 2001 - 2002
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"...As I look back over a misspent life, I find myself more and more convinced that I had more fun doing news reporting than in any other enterprise. It is really the life of kings."
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Mike Scarcella, an editor and writer at The National Law Journal in D.C., is a Baltimore native and fixed-gear cyclist. He's still waiting to get the word "defenestration" into an article. Contact him at mscarcella@alm.com and follow him on Twitter @MikeScarcella.
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Baltimore Sun headline confirms I once threw a perfect game in high school.
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The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday sided with a Pennsylvania man whose angry Facebook postings directed at his estranged wife landed him in jail for violating a federal law against communicating threats. #SCOTUS   #Facebook  
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday sided with a Pennsylvania man whose angry Facebook postings directed at his estranged wife landed him in jail for violating ...
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The woman charged with killing Washington lawyer David Messerschmitt during a planned robbery at a downtown hotel in February pleaded guilty Thursday in District of Columbia Superior Court. Prosecutors will seek a prison term between 18 and 25 years.
The woman charged with killing Washington lawyer David Messerschmitt during a planned robbery at a downtown hotel in February, pleaded guilty Thursday in Dis...
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A federal judge in Washington ordered the U.S. Department of State to produce emails from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private server every 30 days starting at the end of June. #ClintonEmails  
A federal judge in Washington ordered the U.S. Department of State to produce emails from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private server every 30...
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A new effort to limit the tenure of future U.S. Supreme Court justices launched on Wednesday, with the aim of urging any would-be nominee to pledge to serve a single 18-year term. #SCOTUS  
A new effort to limit the tenure of future U.S. Supreme Court justices launched on Wednesday, with the aim of urging any would-be nominee to pledge to serve ...
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One of the most recognizable new employees in the federal courthouse in Washington this year doesn’t wear a robe. He doesn’t have a law degree. He occasionally eats crumbs off the floor of the cafeteria.
Brando, an explosives detection dog for the U.S. Marshals Service, is the first canine in the program assigned to protect the federal courts in D.C. since 2002.
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Protesters arrested for disrupting the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this year argue the law prohibiting a “harangue or oration” or other “loud” language at the high court violates the First Amendment. #scotus   #99rise  
Protesters arrested for disrupting the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this year argue the law prohibiting a 'harangue or oration' or other 'loud' language at the...
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Don't expect to see any #Gitmo  forced-feeding videos anytime soon.
A federal appeals court in Washington won't rule on an order forcing the public disclosure of videos that depict the forced-feeding of detainees at the U.S. ...
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Philip Alito, the son of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito Jr., has left Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher to become a staff counsel to Republicans on a U.S. Senate investigative subcommittee.
Philip Alito, the son of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito Jr., has left Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher to become a staff counsel to Republicans on a Sena...
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Read a copy of the unsealed  #FIFA indictment: http://at.law.com/zP5q1G 
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A Washington federal judge Wednesday refused to force the public disclosure of the full, 6,963-page Senate report on CIA detention and interrogation abuses, saying Congress intended to retain control of the document. #CIA  
A Washington federal judge Wednesday refused to force the public disclosure of the full 6,963-page Senate report on CIA detention and interrogation abuses, s...
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