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The Republican presidential candidates gathering in Cleveland for Thursday's debate are sure to get questions about the Affordable Care Act, Planned Parenthood, and immigration. All of those issues deserve attention. But maybe the first question should...
From: Lemondrop | By: Jonathan Cohn | Tuesday, August 4, 2015
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For anyone who cares about stopping climate disruption, today is a big deal. Most of the news we read and watch about climate change is dark. Bleak, even. Depressing. Many of the tweets, posts, and stories we see reveal the consequences of government...
From: AOL Television | By: Michael Brune | Monday, August 3, 2015
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AMERICA is often lambasted as a carbon villain. It does account for 15% of global CO2 emissions, but it is also a world leader in renewables, and today Barack Obama announces stiff new curbs on power-station emissions.  They mandate a 32% cut from...
From: The Economist | Monday, August 3, 2015
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"I believe there is such a thing as being too late," Obam said." "That shouldn't make us hopeless. It's not as if there's nothing we can do about it. We can take action." The post Obama Reveals His Most Ambitious Plan To Tackle Climate Change appeared...
From: Climate Progress | By: Ryan Koronowski | Monday, August 3, 2015
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Although the Court is in recess, coverage of and commentary on the recently ended Term continue.  Sullivan & Cromwell LLP reviewed the Court’s business cases, providing “concise summaries of key cases in the commercial sphere” for the Term. ...
From: SCOTUSblog | By: Andrew Hamm | Monday, August 3, 2015
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Kristine Bunch spent 16 years in prison before a court overturned her conviction for killing her son. Photograph by Narayan Mahon In the early morning hours of June 30, 1995, a fire sparked to life in Kristine Bunch's mobile home. It fanned out across...
From: Mother Jones | By: Molly Redden | Tuesday, August 4, 2015
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Washington (AFP) - Anti-abortion activists' secret footage of officials from the largest US family planning organization discussing use of fetal tissue for research has appalled conservatives, sparking fresh assaults against an iconic organization over...
From: Business Insider | By: Ivan Couronne | Tuesday, August 4, 2015
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A Republican effort to strip Planned Parenthood of its federal funding came up short in the Senate Monday, with a Democratic filibuster leaving the bill from Sens. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.) seven votes shy of the 60 needed for passage....
From: Mother Jones | By: Becca Andrews | Tuesday, August 4, 2015
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Voting-rights groups and Republican-led Oklahoma reached a settlement that could help get more people to the polls....
From: The Atlantic | By: Russell Berman | Tuesday, August 4, 2015
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The case of Shafqat Hussain had become a cause célèbre in Pakistan, where rights groups portrayed it as a stark example of a flawed judicial system....
From: New York Times | By: SALMAN MASOOD | Tuesday, August 4, 2015
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So the First Amendment battles in Indiana roll on. Apparently, someone at the Indianapolis Star decided that it was time to listen to one or two people on the pro-religious liberty side of this debate, allowing them to tell their stories in their...
From: Get Religion | By: Terry Mattingly | Monday, August 3, 2015
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From: TV Squad | By: Jade Walker | Tuesday, August 4, 2015
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The high cost of cancer treatments is a huge topic of conversation these days. One way to trim those costs is to not give treatments to people who don’t need them. That sounds like a no-brainer, but it’s a huge problem, and it’s at the heart of...
From: Xconomy | By: Alex Lash | Tuesday, August 4, 2015
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Alexander Tsesis (Loyola University Chicago School of Law) has posted The Categorical Free Speech Doctrine and Contextualization (Emory Law Journal, Vol. 65, No. 2, 2015) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This article analyzes the impact of the Supreme...
From: Legal Theory Blog | By: Lawrence Solum | Tuesday, August 4, 2015
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New Clean Air Act regulations have recently been proposed by the EPA. President Obama will unveil on Monday a set of environmental regulations devised to sharply cut planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions from the nation’s power plants and ultimately...
From: Chicago Boyz | By: Carl from Chicago | Sunday, August 2, 2015
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On August 3, President Obama announced the first national limits on carbon pollution from power plants under the Clean Air Act. Laid out in the Clean Power Plan, the new limits are a game-changer that will give a big boost to state efforts to tackle...
From: TV Squad | By: Susan Casey-Lefkowitz | Monday, August 3, 2015
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Susan Casey-Lefkowitz, Director of Programs, Washington, D.C.: On August 3, President Obama announced the first national limits on carbon pollution from power plants under the Clean Air Act. Laid out in the Clean Power Plan, the new limits are a game-changer...
From: Natural Resources Defense Council | By: Susan Casey-Lefkowitz | Monday, August 3, 2015
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I just finished watching the first "candidates' forum" (don't call it a debate!) of the season, where 14 of the 17 Republicans running for president all appeared on the same stage in New Hampshire. The "one person on the stage at a time" format was an...
From: Lemondrop | By: Chris Weigant | Tuesday, August 4, 2015
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Fetal-tissue research enjoyed bipartisan support amid decades-long efforts to revoke government funding to Planned Parenthood....
From: The Atlantic | By: Julie Rovner | Monday, August 3, 2015
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A reply to National Review’s Ed Whelan.
From: Reason | By: Damon Root | Monday, August 3, 2015
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The brief, by about 20 former officials, urged the court to hear an appeal in a 2010 case in which they said prosecutors had failed to turn over crucial evidence....
From: New York Times | By: ADAM LIPTAK | Monday, August 3, 2015
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Obama's climate plan is the bare minimum the United States can do and remain a moral nation. Here's why. The post The Moral And Scientific Urgency Of EPA’s Clean Power Plan appeared first on ThinkProgress....
From: Climate Progress | By: Joe Romm | Monday, August 3, 2015
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* Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh likes hanging out with the Supreme Court. Harbaugh characterizes Justice Thomas as very enthusiastic. Seriously. This guy thinks someone else is enthusiastic. [Wall Street Journal Law Blog] * Darren Wilson isn't racist,...
From: Above the Law | By: Joe Patrice | Monday, August 3, 2015
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Today, President Obama's EPA announced the final version of the Clean Power Plan, a policy designed to limit the level of global warming pollution coming from U.S. power plants. This comes eight years after the Supreme Court ruled that EPA has the authority,...
From: That's Fit | By: Kyle Ash | Monday, August 3, 2015
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The “winners” are not environmentalists. The most important benefits do not involve either President Obama or his “legacy” — seriously, New York Times? The post Memo To Media: Obama’s Clean Power Plan Is Not Primarily About Politics appeared...
From: Climate Progress | By: Joe Romm | Monday, August 3, 2015
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This post Where Candidates Fear to Tread appeared first on Daily Reckoning. James Howard Kunstler details the issues presidential candidates should be highlighting -- all of which represent matters the country must tend to if it's going to survive......
From: The Daily Reckoning | By: James Howard Kunstler | Monday, August 3, 2015
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In a move that caught the media by surprise, the Republican National Committee (RNC) announced that it had gotten the approval of every one of the 17 leading declared Republican presidential candidates to publish a comprehensive platform for the 2016...
From: AOL Television | By: David Wallechinsky | Monday, August 3, 2015
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The Delhi government on Monday told the Delhi High Court that since the May 13 order of the Supreme Court ruling that taxpayers' money cannot be spent to build the image of political leaders, it has spent Rs.22.33 crore on advertisements related to its...
From: Times of India | Monday, August 3, 2015
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Many may not realize it, but Bloomberg predicts that the Philippines will be the second fastest growing economy in the world in 2015 -- a stunning achievement for a country that has for many years been considered an under performer. Since 2010, GDP growth...
From: Ecofabulous | By: Edsel Tupaz | Monday, August 3, 2015
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Don't treat demands for revisions seriously.
From: Reason | By: Steve Chapman | Monday, August 3, 2015
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Last night, together with my wife and children, I volunteered at my synagogue's annual Housing the Homeless program -- a week-long homeless shelter that takes over the congregation's large building in suburban Detroit. As we served dinner to our guests...
From: Lemondrop | By: Rabbi Jason Miller | Monday, August 3, 2015
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Because it takes advocating violence against abortion providers to get GOP primary voters' attention.
From: AmericaBlog | By: Jon Green | Monday, August 3, 2015
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A Supreme Court judge had on July 6 recused himself from hearing Chautala's plea saying he had appeared for some of the convicts in the case.
From: The Economic Times | Monday, August 3, 2015
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In a major set back to former Haryana chief minister Om Prakash Chautala and his son Ajay Singh Chautala, the Supreme court on Monday upheld their conviction and ten year jail term in teachers' recruitment scam case.
From: Times of India | Monday, August 3, 2015
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Look around and it seems pretty obvious that technology has made daily life easier. We can watch almost any film or listen to any song at the press of a button. People pay their bills on their mobile phones. Stressed parents get to dodge trolley tantrums...
From: Business Insider | By: Katie Allen | Sunday, August 2, 2015
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After the Supreme Court’s decision on gay marriage, religious leaders feared that religious universities, nonprofits and other institutions could lose their tax-exempt status. IRS Commissioner John Koskinen has promised the Senate Judiciary Oversight...
From: Free Republic | By: Washington Post | Tuesday, August 4, 2015
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A man bashed unconscious with a golf club, then locked in a toolbox overnight, suffered a "terrifying ordeal", a Supreme Court judge said in sentencing the couple who perpetrated the crime on Tuesday.
From: Sydney Morning Herald | Tuesday, August 4, 2015
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Whenever 43yearold Vaswani heard of such violence against women he felt he should do something He ended up drawing a connection between pornography on the internet and sex crimes and filed a public interest litigation in the Supreme Court in 2013 seeking...
From: Hindustan Times | Tuesday, August 4, 2015
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Dee J. Hall Story and photo courtesy of the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism. Photo by Alison Dirr. The Milwaukee County executive’s office under Scott Walker “obstructed” a criminal investigation into missing donations to a veterans...
From: The Progressive | By: Contributor | Sunday, August 2, 2015
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"The position of the negro today in America is the tragic but inevitable consequence of centuries of unequal treatment. Measured by any benchmark of comfort or achievement, meaningful equality remains a distant dream for the negro." - Justice Thurgood...
From: AOL Television | By: Abdul N. Rad | Tuesday, August 4, 2015
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SPOILER ALERT and LENGTH WARNING: You probably don't have time for this right now, but if you wonder enough about the controversy swirling around Harper Lee's new book, read on. The early reviews of Harper Lee's newly published book Go Set a Watchman...
From: TV Squad | By: Tom Morris | Sunday, August 2, 2015
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State Supreme Court affirms CSU must pay to mitigate proposed SDSU expansion.
From: San Diego Union-Tribune | By: Gary Warth | Tuesday, August 4, 2015
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They flashed badges, slapped handcuffs on their victims’ wrists and duct-taped their eyes and mouths shut. They ambushed the two drug dealers one night in Kansas City, Missouri, 31 years ago. They cried “DEA,” threatened to blow the men’s heads...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Jon Seidel | Tuesday, August 4, 2015
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MUMBAI, India — The Indian government has taken on pornography in its latest Internet clampdown, sparking debates about individual liberties: Its Department of Telecommunications (DoT) ordered ISPs to block access to 857 websites that host pornographic...
From: Mashable | By: Rajat Agrawal | Tuesday, August 4, 2015
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Two cases highlight the precariousness of privacy.
From: Reason | By: Jacob Sullum | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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The recent Supreme Court ruling on same sex marriage makes it seem as if marriage equality has finally come to the U.S. But that is not actually accurate. The celebration is great step forward, but in truth, there's more work to do if we as a nation...
From: TV Squad | By: Tim Ward | Monday, August 3, 2015
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A Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice rally outside the Supreme Court last year. Photo via Facebook.  “When I introduce myself, I tell people I’m a sexologist and a minister. The most likely response is that people laugh,” says Reverend...
From: Bitch Magazine | By: Reina Gattuso | Monday, August 3, 2015
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If you had to vote in your state primary/caucus today, knowing what you know now about the various declared and probable candidates, who would you vote for? Why? Who would you like to see as the running mate for your preferred candidate? If you could...
From: Free Republic | By: FreeRepublic | Monday, August 3, 2015
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NEW YORK — A judge on Monday scheduled the retrial of a suspect in the 1979 kidnapping and slaying of Etan Patz for early next year. State Supreme Court Judge...
From: New York Post | By: Associated Press | Monday, August 3, 2015
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Andrew Wetzler, Director, Land & Wildlife Program, Chicago: In a decision that will have repercussions for the USDA's Wildlife Services program across the country, a federal Court of Appeals ruled today that the agency may not escape court review...
From: Natural Resources Defense Council | By: Andrew Wetzler | Monday, August 3, 2015
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