(48) A recent study of the policies of the Security Exchange Commission and the Department of Justice towards corporate misconduct reveals an over-reliance upon regulatory offences and failures to prosecute for offences proportionate to the moral wrongdoing of companies, which has led to a waning public confidence in corporate regulation generally: see Jesse Eisinger, The Chickenshit
Club: Why the Justice Department Fails to Prosecute Executives (Simon and Schuster, 2017).
"You are members of what we like to call the Chickenshit
Club." The point of embarrassing the hand-raisers was that acquittals and hung juries indicate the prosecutor is unafraid to try cases that aren't clear-cut--or in the words of Eisinger as he summarizes Comey's philosophy, "to be bold, to reach and to aspire to great cases, no matter their difficulty."
They "are supposed to prioritize holding real people accountable, not corporate persons." In The Chickenshit
Club, Eisinger expands that theme of coziness between prosecutors and powerful business executives.
Club is the name former FBI head James Comey gave prosecutors of the DOJ's Southern District of New York when, in 2002, he was appointed U.S.
Sirota: Where does the term "Chickenshit
Club" come from?
As it is am just killing days and wish I were a soldier instead of a chickenshit
writer" (SL 589).
In just the last few months, an unnamed White House aide described the prime minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu as "chickenshit
," then attacked Netanyahu, falsely, for violating "protocol" when he accepted an invitation from speaker of the House John Boehner to deliver an address before Congress.
While Obama has done plenty to damage the relationship (and his staff hasn't helped with descriptions of the Israeli prime minister as "chickenshit
"), the most recent downturn is all Bibi's fault (with a profoundly unconstructive assist from House Speaker John Boehner).
While March's novel on the whole may be anti-war, showcasing the horrible traumas physical, psychological, and moral on those who fought it, many discrete voices in the text are not: some are unrepentant killers, petty bureaucrats, sadists, or hawkish, chickenshit
It would all be quite tedious, if it were not for the occasional twist - like when an unnamed official calls Benjamin Netanyahu a "chickenshit
Romney also touched on the tense relations between the White House and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, particularly after the Atlantic article in which an unidentified senior Obama administration official was quoted as calling Netanyahu "chickenshit
." Romney said that the current administration was behaving in a dictatorial manner toward its allies and warning that if Israel and the U.S.
In an article this week in The Atlantic, Jeffrey Goldberg reports that a US senior official in Washington said he thinks Netanyahu is a coward, calling him "chickenshit
,: a real insult.
Turbulent US-Israel ties plunged to new lows this week, when an anonymous senior Obama administration official was quoted in The Atlantic magazine as calling Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu "a chickenshit
" only interested in preserving his own political skin.
Professor Philip Frickey also cites purported comments from Supreme Court Justices describing Indian law cases as "peewee" and "chickenshit
Often, stories about Ballard are connected to other darkly humorous events in local lore: Old Gresham singing the "chickenshit
blues" at his wife's funeral (McCarthy, Child 22); the Trantham boy accidentally setting his wagon on fire because of obstinate oxen (36); Sheriff Turner catching promiscuous teenagers parked on a mountain road (46-47); the exposure of a swindling marksmen and his assistant (58); and a boxing "ape or gorilla" that badly beats a drunken carnival goer (58-60).