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Events from the year
2005 in the . United States
Incumbents [ edit ]
President: George W. Bush ( Republican)
Vice President: Dick Cheney ( Republican)
Chief Justice: William Rehnquist (until September 3), John Roberts (starting September 29)
Speaker of the House of Representatives: Dennis Hastert ( R–Illinois)
Senate Majority Leader: Bill Frist ( R–Tennessee)
Congress: 108th (until January 3), 109th (starting January 3)
Governor of Alabama: Bob Riley ( Republican)
Governor of Alaska: Frank Murkowski ( Republican)
Governor of Arizona: Janet Napolitano ( Democratic)
Governor of Arkansas: Mike Huckabee ( Republican)
Governor of California: Arnold Schwarzenegger ( Republican)
Governor of Colorado: Bill Owens ( Republican)
Governor of Connecticut: Jodi Rell ( Republican)
Governor of Delaware: Ruth Ann Minner ( Democratic)
Governor of Florida: Jeb Bush ( Republican)
Governor of Georgia: Sonny Perdue ( Republican)
Governor of Hawaii: Linda Lingle ( Republican)
Governor of Idaho: Dirk Kempthorne ( Republican)
Governor of Illinois: Rod Blagojevich ( Democratic)
Governor of Indiana: Joe Kernan ( Democratic) (until January 10), Mitch Daniels ( Republican) (starting January 10)
Governor of Iowa: Tom Vilsack ( Democratic)
Governor of Kansas: Kathleen Sebelius ( Democratic)
Governor of Kentucky: Ernie Fletcher ( Republican)
Governor of Louisiana: Kathleen Blanco ( Democratic)
Governor of Maine: John Baldacci ( Democratic)
Governor of Maryland: Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr. ( Republican)
Governor of Massachusetts: Mitt Romney ( Republican)
Governor of Michigan: Jennifer Granholm ( Democratic)
Governor of Minnesota: Tim Pawlenty ( Republican)
Governor of Mississippi: Haley Barbour ( Republican)
Governor of Missouri: Bob Holden ( Democratic) (until January 10), Matt Blunt ( Republican) (starting January 10)
Governor of Montana: Judy Martz ( Republican) (until January 3), Brian Schweitzer ( Democratic) (starting January 3)
Governor of Nebraska: Mike Johanns ( Republican) (until January 20), Dave Heineman ( Republican) (starting January 20)
Governor of Nevada: Kenny Guinn ( Republican)
Governor of New Hampshire: Craig Benson ( Republican) (until January 6), John Lynch ( Democratic) (starting January 6)
Governor of New Jersey: Richard Codey ( Democratic)
Governor of New Mexico: Bill Richardson ( Democratic)
Governor of New York: George Pataki ( Republican)
Governor of North Carolina: Mike Easley ( Democratic)
Governor of North Dakota: John Hoeven ( Republican)
Governor of Ohio: Bob Taft ( Republican)
Governor of Oklahoma: Brad Henry ( Democratic)
Governor of Oregon: Ted Kulongoski ( Democratic)
Governor of Pennsylvania: Ed Rendell ( Democratic)
Governor of Rhode Island: Donald Carcieri ( Republican)
Governor of South Carolina: Mark Sanford ( Republican)
Governor of South Dakota: Mike Rounds ( Republican)
Governor of Tennessee: Phil Bredesen ( Democratic)
Governor of Texas: Rick Perry ( Republican)
Governor of Utah: Olene S. Walker ( Republican) (until January 3), Jon Huntsman, Jr. ( Republican) (starting January 3)
Governor of Vermont: Jim Douglas ( Republican)
Governor of Virginia: Mark Warner ( Democratic)
Governor of Washington: Gary Locke ( Democratic) (until January 12), Christine Gregoire ( Democratic) (starting January 12)
Governor of West Virginia: Bob Wise ( Democratic) (until January 17), Joe Manchin ( Democratic) (starting January 17)
Governor of Wisconsin: Jim Doyle ( Democratic)
Governor of Wyoming: Dave Freudenthal ( Democratic)
February 6 – Super Bowl XXXIX: The New England Patriots win their second consecutive Super Bowl title, defeating the Philadelphia Eagles by a score of 24 – 21. [1 ]
February 10 – North Korea announces that it possesses nuclear weapons as a protection against the hostility it feels from the United States. [2 ]
February 15 – The Internet site YouTube goes online.
Kyoto Protocol goes into effect, without the support of the United States and Australia. [3 ] Based on estimates by
NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies, 2005 is the warmest year since reliable widespread instrumental measurements became available in the late 19th century, beating the previous record set in 1998 by a few hundredths of a degree Celsius. It will be replaced by 2007 as the warmest year.
February 24 – David Hernandez Arroyo goes on a shooting rampage at the Smith County Courthouse in Tyler, Texas. He kills two, including his ex-wife, and injures four people, before being killed in a police chase. [4 ]
February 25 – Wichita, Kansas police apprehend the BTK serial killer Dennis Rader, 31 years after his first murder. [5 ]
February 27 – The 77th Academy Awards, hosted by Chris Rock, are held at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California, with winning Million Dollar Baby Best Picture.
September – The largest evacuation in
Houston takes place as millions evacuate from Hurricane Rita.
September 1 – Oil prices rise sharply following the economic effects of Hurricane Katrina.
September 5 – John G. Roberts is nominated by President George W. Bush for Chief Justice of the United States, replacing William Rehnquist, who had died two days previously.
September 14 – September 16 – The largest UN World Summit in history is held in New York City.
September 20 – The NFL sees the groundbreaking ceremony for two new stadiums, the Indianapolis Colts' Lucas Oil Stadium ( $720 million) and the Dallas Cowboys' temporarily named Cowboys Stadium ( $1.15 billion).
September 23 – Convicted bank thief and Boricua Popular Army leader, Filiberto Ojeda Ríos, is killed in his home in Hormigueros, Puerto Rico when members of the FBI attempt to serve an arrest warrant.
September 26 – U.S. Army Reservist Lynndie England is convicted by a military jury on six of seven counts, in connection with the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse scandal.
September 28 – United States House Majority Leader Tom DeLay ( R–Texas) is indicted on charges of criminal conspiracy by a Texas grand jury. After being indicted, DeLay stepped down from his position as Majority Leader. He was the first congressional leader ever to be indicted. Rep. [13 ] Roy Blunt of Missouri took over as acting leader. On November 24, 2010, DeLay was found guilty by a jury in [14 ] Austin (Travis County), Texas, of conspiracy to commit money laundering and making an illegal contribution. He was subsequently sentenced to three years in prison and 10 years probation on January 10, 2011. [15 ] [16 ] [17 ]
September 29 – John G. Roberts, Jr. is confirmed and sworn in as the 17th Chief Justice of the United States.
October 15 – A riot occurs in Toledo, Ohio during a Neo-Nazi rally on racial issues; 114 are arrested.
October 16 – U.S. helicopters and warplanes bomb two villages near Ramadi in western Iraq, killing about 70 people.
October 19 – The Houston Astros win their first National League Championship, advancing to their first World Series in franchise history.
October 24 – Hurricane Wilma makes landfall in southwestern Florida as a category 3 hurricane. There are 23 direct, 39 indirect dead and $29.1 billion in damages.
October 27 – After issues arise of her competency to adjudicate United States Constitutional law, Harriet Miers withdraws her name from consideration for the Supreme Court of the United States.
October 28 – Vice presidential adviser Lewis "Scooter" Libby resigns after being charged with obstruction of justice, perjury and making a false statement in the CIA leak investigation. Libby was indicted by a federal grand jury concerning the investigation of the leak of the covert identity of Central Intelligence Agency officer Valerie Plame Wilson. [18 ] [19 ] Plame's relationship with the CIA was formerly [20 ] classified information. Libby was indicted on five counts relating to the [18 ] Plame affair: Two counts of perjury, two counts of making false statements to federal investigators, and one count of obstruction of justice. In the subsequent federal trial, , the jury United States v. Libby convicted Libby on four of the five counts in the indictment (one count of obstruction of justice, two counts of perjury, and one count of making false statements) and acquitted on the second count of making false statements. [21 ] On June 5, 2007, the presiding trial judge, [22 ] Reggie B. Walton, sentenced Libby to 30 months in federal prison, a fine of $250,000, and two years of supervised release, including 400 hours of community service, [23 ] [24 ] [25 ] and then ordered Libby to begin his sentence immediately. [26 ] On July 2, 2007, when Libby's appeal of Walton's order failed, Bush [27 ] commuted Libby's 30-month prison sentence, leaving the other parts of his sentence intact. [28 ] As a consequence of his conviction in [29 ] United States v. Libby, Libby's license to practice law was suspended by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania in December 2007. On April 3, 2007, the [30 ] District of Columbia Bar suspended his license to practice law in Washington, D.C., and recommended his disbarment pending his appeal of his conviction. [31 ] On March 20, 2008, after he dropped his appeal, he was disbarred by the [32 ] District of Columbia Court of Appeals, in Washington, D.C., at least until 2012. [33 ]
Undated [ edit ]
Ten years after reaching the million mark, the U.S. prison population reaches 1.5 million inmates.
Ongoing [ edit ]
This section requires expansion. (November 2011)
This section requires expansion. (November 2011)
References [ edit ]
^ Springer, Steve (2005-02-07). "Sper Bowl XXXIX / Patriots 24, Eagles 21; Owens Earns Respect the Hard Way; Six weeks after a serious ankle injury, the Eagle receiver not only plays but catches nine passes for 122 yards. He is praised for his performance by teammates.". Los Angeles Times . Retrieved 2009-10-14.
^ Faiola, Anthony (2005-02-10). "N. Korea Declares Itself a Nuclear Power". The Washington Post . Retrieved 2009-10-14.
^ "Kyoto Protocol comes into effect". CBC. 2005-02-16 . Retrieved 2009-10-15.
^ "Killings Rattle an East Texas Town Better Known for Its Roses". The Associated Press. 2005-02-27 . Retrieved 2009-10-15.
^ Hurst Laviana and Tim Potter (2005-02-26). "Wichita police arrest suspect in `BTK' serial-slaying case.". The Wichita Eagle . Retrieved 2009-10-15.
^ Blankley, Tony (2005-03-06). "Roper v. Simmons: The Supreme Court has betrayed the Constitution". The Washington Times . Retrieved 2009-10-16.
^ "Wounded Italian journalist Sgrena returns home". CTV News. 2005-03-05 . Retrieved 2009-10-17.
^ "Atlanta courthouse killing suspect denied bail". CNN. 2005-03-15 . Retrieved 2009-10-21.
^ "Shooting Rampage By Minnesota Teen Leaves Nine Dead". News 10 Now. 2005-03-21 . Retrieved 2009-10-21.
^ "Schiavo's Feeding Tube Reinsertion Denied Again.". The America's Intelligence Wire. 2005-03-23 . Retrieved 2009-10-23.
^ McGuinness, Ross (March 16, 2009). " Metro". p. 30.
^ "The deadliest, costliest and most intense United States tropical cyclones from 1851 to 2010 (and other frequently requested hurricane facts)". National Climatic Data Center, National Hurricane Center. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. 2011-08-10. p. 47 . Retrieved 2011-08-10.
^ Margasak, Larry (September 29, 2005). "DeLay Steps Down From House Post". Chicago Tribune. Associated Press . Retrieved 2006-04-23.
^ "DeLay indicted in campaign finance probe". Associated Press. September 28, 2005 . Retrieved 2006-04-14.
^ "DeLay convicted of money laundering charges". Houston Chronicle. November 24, 2010 . Retrieved 2010-11-24.
^ "Tom Delay Gets 3 Years For Money Laundering". Fox News. 2011-01-10.
^ "Judge sentences Tom DeLay to 3 years in prison". Associated Press. 2011-01-10.
^ a b "Transcript of General Hayden's Interview with WTOP", June 1, 2007
^ Joel Seidman, "Plame Was 'covert' Agent At Time of Name Leak", MSNBC.com, May 29, 2007; accessed June 10, 2007
^ Neil A. Lewis, "Source of C.I.A. Leak Said to Admit Role"
^ Kenneth T. Walsh, "A Rough Road For 'Scooter'? An Inside Player Takes Center Stage", , October 31, 2005; accessed September 23, 2006 U.S. News & World Report
^ "I. Lewis Libby Jr. (Index): The Counts", , Times Topics, updated periodically, March 6, 2007, accessed July 6, 2007. The New York Times
^ Paul Courson, Brianna Keilar, Brian Todd, Jeffrey Toobin, and the Associated Press, "Libby Sentenced to 30 months in Prison", , June 5, 2007 CNN.com
^ Matt Apuzzo and Pete Yost ( Associated Press), "Libby Sentenced to 2½ Years in Prison", , June 5, 2007 boston.com
^ See qualification in Jeralyn Merritt, "Scooter Libby: 30 Months in Prison, $250k Fine", TalkLeft (accredited press blog), June 5, 2007: "Note: CNN [in its television broadcasts and some online reports] erroneously reported that Libby's sentence included 2 years probation. In fact, it was supervised release, which is similar but different from probation, and replaced parole in the federal system in 1987."
^ Jeralyn Merritt, "Libby: Life on Supervised Release", TalkLeft (accredited press blog), July 5, 2007, accessed July 8, 2007. (Provides link to PDF of Judge Walton's "Judgment in a Criminal Case" in United States v. Libby, filed June 22, 2007, accessed July 8, 2007.)
^ "Judge Orders Libby Jailed during Appeal", , June 14, 2007, accessed July 8, 2007. CNN News
^ George W. Bush, "Grant of Executive Clemency: A Proclamation by the President of the United States of America", , July 2, 2007 The White House
^ Edwin Chen, "Bush Commutes Libby's Prison Term in CIA Leak Case (Update 2)", , July 2, 2007, accessed July 2, 2007. Bloomberg.com
^ Listing for "Lewis Libby": "History", Search Facility, Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, accessed April 12, 2008.
^ D.C. Bar - Find a Member search facility. Libby is listed in the general "name" search (erroneously) as "I L Lewis Libby Jr." and in hyperlinked documents as "I. Lewis Libby, Jr." Since 2007 he has been identified as "disbarred" and no longer a "member" of the D.C. Bar.
^ The D.C. Bar revised its "Professional Rules of Conduct" on February 1, 2007, according to its "Bar News" section of its website; accessed June 5, 2007. On April 3, 2007, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals filed an "Order" ("In the Matter of I. Lewis Libby, Jr. ... Bar Registration No. 950758"), suspending Libby "immediately from the practice of law in the District of Columbia pending resolution of this matter [in United States v. Libby]", which the Office of Bar Counsel (D.C. Bar) received on April 4, 2007, directing it to "inform the Court if the matter is resolved without the necessity of further court action." In that order, "the Board directed the Bar Counsel to file a brief addressing whether [Libby's] crimes inherently involve moral turpitude." In its brief, filed on April 24, 2007, entitled "Statement of Bar Counsel", the D.C. Bar stated that his crimes amounted to "moral turpitude" and recommended to the District of Columbia Court of Appeals Board on Professional Responsibility that Libby "be disbarred pursuant to D.C. Code § 11-2503(a)", which reads (in pertinent part): "When a member of the bar of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals is convicted of an offense involving moral turpitude... the court shall, pending final determination of an appeal from the conviction, suspend the member of the bar from practice... If a final judgment of conviction is certified to the court, the name of the member of the bar so convicted shall be struck from the roll of the members of the bar and such person shall thereafter cease to be a member." Pursuant to the policy on "Moral Turpitude" contained therein, it is also noted (n. 4) that Libby's "disbarment should be deemed to commence, for reinstatement purposes, on April 11, 2007, the date that [he] filed an affidavit in compliance with D.C. Bar R. XI, § 14(g)." The brief lists Libby's admission to practice law in that jurisdiction as May 19, 1978. At that time Libby's lawyers filed notification of his intention to appeal his conviction within ten days after his sentencing with the D.C. Bar, an appeal that he subsequently decided to drop ( Cf. Apuzzo's account of December 10, 2007, op cit)
^ Carol D. Leonnig, "Court Disbars Cheney Ex-Aide: Libby Loses Right To Practice Law", , p. A2, March 21, 2008 The Washington Post
^ Gaines, Larry; Miller, LeRoy (2006). Criminal Justice In Action: The Core. Thomson/Wadsworth. ISBN 0-495-00305-0.
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