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The GOP Senator is pushing the Expatriate Terrorist Act, which would allow the president to strip Americans of their citizenship. Really bad idea.
From: Reason | By: Steve Chapman | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Aereo can no longer relay TV shows to its customers using its teeny-tiny antennas (for now, that is), according to US District Judge Alison Nathan. It's been a while since the Supreme Court decided that the service violates the law by "transmitting......
From: Engadget | By: Mariella Moon | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Schools across the country have a moral and legal obligation to teach children regardless of their immigration status....
From: New York Times | By: THE EDITORIAL BOARD | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Oligarchs hiding behind front groups — Citizens for Fluffy Pillows — are pulling the levers of the 2014 campaign. No wonder we feel revulsion....
From: New York Times | By: TIMOTHY EGAN | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Retired Florida Supreme Court chief justice Major Harding has been selected to serve as the independent observer who will conduct Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston's upcoming student conduct code hearing, a source close to the situation confirmed....
From: ESPN | By: Mark Schlabach | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Mark Schlabach has the latest on Florida State QB Jameis Winston's upcoming student conduct code hearing and retired Florida Supreme Court chief justice Major Harding, who has been selected to serve as the independent observer for Winston's hearing....
From: ESPN | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Retired Florida Supreme Court chief justice Major Harding has been selected to serve as the independent observer who will conduct Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston's upcoming student conduct code hearing, a source close to the situation confirmed....
From: ESPN | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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But it has imposed strict new rules on who can take them and how.
From: Reason | By: Elizabeth Nolan Brown | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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John Fund argues against early voting: Consider that for all of the hullabaloo about early voting, studies have shown it hasn’t increased overall voter turnout. Curtis Gans, director of the Committee for the Study of the American Electorate, notes...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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The reference to Stephen Colbert is cute, but the feds' unbridled passion to monitor our communications is surely no joke.
From: Reason | By: Andrew Napolitano | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Hudson Bay Capital Management LP is embroiled in a legal fight with Worlds Inc. over the patent monetization company's refusal to lower the price of warrants issued last year in a private placement of convertible debt. Worlds claims that Hudson Bay's...
From: TheStreet | By: Dan Lonkevich | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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"Satyamev Jayate" aired an episode on October 19, 2014 called "Accepting Alternative Sexualities" that attempted to challenge misconceptions about India's LGBT community. Soon after, #FreedomForLGBT was trending on Twitter.
From: Global Voices | By: Rezwan | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Bruce Bartlett has an American Conservative cover story arguing that Obama is best described as a moderate Republican. It is…not persuasive. I’ll leave aside the arguments about foreign policy, simply because these issues don’t break cleanly on...
From: Lawyers Guns and Money | By: Scott Lemieux | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Truth had consequences IN A very different age and time, back in 1973, Ben Bradlee—the Washington Post editor whose newspaper uncovered the Watergate scandal, toppled President Richard Nixon and went to the Supreme Court to defend its right to publish...
From: The Economist | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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The Bill of Rights was designed to protect the People from their government. That's quite literally becoming history today as new challenges, now from local law enforcement, chip away at the Fourth Amendment's protections of privacy. New laws and devices...
From: Firedoglake | By: Peter Van Buren | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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The ruling from the Supreme Court - its first on a practice known as "maternity harassment" - will likely be embraced by Japanese mothers who say they hit a glass ceiling at work once they become pregnant.
From: Channel News Asia | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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New York Times investigative reporter James Risen is taking a stand. Despite being hounded by both the Bush and Obama administrations to reveal his sources, he has vowed to go to jail rather than abandon his pledge of confidentiality. As fellow journalists...
From: Truthout | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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A brief history of the IRS vs. famous people, from Lauryn Hill to Sophia Loren
From: Time | By: Samantha Grossman | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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The U.S. Supreme Court is correcting its own record. That's not exactly rare, but Ginsburg is the first justice to call the public's attention to her own mistake.
From: NPR | By: Nina Totenberg | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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THE SUPREME COURT’S weirdly busy October brings to mind an old Cadillac commercial showing a sedan gliding silently down the highway, driver calm and confident in a hermetic, leather-appointed cabin, while the announcer intones, “quietly doing things...
From: The Economist | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Zephyr Teachout, the left-wing Fordham law professor who recently failed to defeat New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in the state’s Democratic primary, has an article at The Daily Beast examining “one of the most important [Supreme Court] cases of the year.”...
From: Reason | By: Damon Root | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Answer: Not very. Joe Lozito, a Philadelphia resident and stabbing victim, shared his unforgettable story with Cracked.com. Lozito encountered Maksim Gelman—a deranged spree killer—on a New York City subway train on February 12, 2011. Gelman stabbed...
From: Reason | By: Robby Soave | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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In March 2012, 15-year-old “S” was sold in the metro D.C. area as a 19-year-old “Judy.” In June 2012, a 16-year-old from Maryland was trafficked by a pimp who posted her on Backpage.com for a series of days with the subject line “My hour glass...
From: Firedoglake | By: Crane-Station | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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A new Pew study confirms that online harassment is endemic. But human behavior—and the limits placed on it by both law and society—can change....
From: The Atlantic | By: Jake Swearingen | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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On November 4, Palgrave Macmillan will be publishing Overruled: The Long War for Control of the U.S. Supreme Court, the new book from Reason Senior Editor Damon Root. Here's what the book is all about: Should the Supreme Court defer to the will of the...
From: Reason | By: Reason.com | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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>Amid great fanfare, the statue of Andrew Jackson was dedicated in Lafayette Park on January 8, 1853, the thirty-eighth anniversary of the battle of New Orleans. An elaborate parade preceded the dedication. A distinguished group including General...
From: Brad DeLong | By: J. Bradford DeLong | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Earlier this year, Kevin Killer collected 1,193 signatures to put a referendum on the ballot to change the name of Shannon County, South Dakota. The county, which includes much of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, is named for former Dakota Territory...
From: Mother Jones | By: Tim Murphy | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Sarah C. Haan (University of Idaho College of Law) has posted Voter Primacy on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This Article argues that Citizens United v. FEC expanded the constitutionally-cognizable audience for campaign finance disclosure to include a...
From: Legal Theory Blog | By: Lawrence Solum | Friday, October 24, 2014
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The Boston-born Ben Bradlee led the Washington Post during some of the most tumultuous times in modern American politics.
From: WBUR | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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The Supreme Court puts the kibosh on a last-minute attempt to play the race card in the 2014 Texas midterms.
From: American Thinker | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Really, the headline is as good an introduction to this tangled web as any: “Clifford firm contributes $150K to unseat Justice on the same day he’s in court saying campaign money corrupted Supreme Court.” [Madison County Record, related post ten...
From: Overlawyered | By: Walter Olson | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Retired Florida Supreme Court chief justice Major Harding will preside over the upcoming student code of conduct hearing for Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, according to reports. Winston faces as many as four conduct violations stemming from...
From: Yahoo Sports | By: Graham Watson | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Kendra Huard Fershee (West Virginia University - College of Law) has posted The Parent Trap: The Unconstitutional Practice of Severing Parental Rights Without Due Process of Law (Georgia State University Law Review, Vol. 30, No. 3, 2014) on SSRN. Here......
From: Legal Theory Blog | By: Lawrence Solum | Friday, October 24, 2014
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On October 21, Judge Juan M. Pérez-Giménez, a federal district court judge in the District of Puerto Rico, made headlines by granting the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico’s motion to dismiss in Conde-Vidal v. Garcia-Padilla, a federal constitutional challenge...
From: Balkinization | By: Linda McClain | Friday, October 24, 2014
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(Image: AK Rockefeller) Truthout can only survive through reader support - click here to make a tax-deductible donation and help publish journalism with real integrity and independence! When the Citizens United decision came down in 2010, many feared...
From: Truthout | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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(Reuters) - The Utah Supreme Court on Thursday lifted an order that had blocked spouses in same-sex marriages from adopting their partners' children, state officials said....
From: Reuters | Friday, October 24, 2014
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The Utah Supreme Court on Thursday lifted an order that had blocked spouses in same-sex marriages from adopting their partners’ children, state officials said. The state’s highest court had imposed a stay on the adoptions in May, while Utah appealed...
From: The Raw Story | By: Reuters | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Paediatrician wants admonishment by Medical Council overturned
From: Irish Times | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Applying the Supreme Court’s June decision that raised a major new legal threat to Internet rebroadcast of copyrighted TV programs, a federal judge in NewYork City on Thursday ordered Aereo, Inc., to refrain from relaying video to paying customers...
From: SCOTUSblog | By: Lyle Denniston | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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An opportunity for the Supreme Court to clarify class-action law....
From: Wall Street Journal | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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The NCAA wants the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to end litigation over the 2012 consent decree with Penn State over the school's handling of the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal.
From: San Diego Union-Tribune | By: Associated Press | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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We all know that abstinence-only education and purity balls, where you pledge to save yourself for Daddy and Jesus, do not actually prevent kids from doing sex to each other. (We do all know that, right?) But there’s a new study that suggests real...
From: Wonkette | By: Kaili Joy Gray | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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This isn't a huge surprise, given Judge Alison Nathan's recent comments during the Aereo hearing, but Judge Nathan has now basically granted the networks what they want -- a pretty broad injunction (pdf) against Aereo. Judge Nathan doesn't buy the "okay,...
From: Techdirt | By: Mike Masnick | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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In a long, long New Yorker piece on the antichoice Susan B. Anthony List and the contemporary politics of abortion, Kelefa Sanneh in passing succinctly identified the reasons why antichoicers...
From: Washington Monthly | By: Ed Kilgore | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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With independent spending against an Illinois Supreme Court justice rising in his retention election, Justice at Stake called attention to the situation and said, “The system for picking judges in Illinois is breaking down.” Lloyd Karmeier’s 2004...
From: Gavel Grab | By: Peter Hardin | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Earlier this week, we wrote about how John Oliver had not only "solved" the problem of the Supreme Court not allowing cameras in the court (but releasing audio tape) by setting up a fake Supreme Court with dogs, but had also made the raw footage available...
From: Techdirt | By: Mike Masnick | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Toronto lawyers argue that the new law, which could allow the government to revoke the citizenship of someone who holds dual citizenship, is unconstitutional. The post Lawyers argue Ottawa cannot strip certain people of citizenship appeared first on...
From: Macleans | By: macleans.ca | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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A federal judge issued a preliminary injunction that officially prohibits Aereo from offering unauthorized streams of broadcast programming. The judge’s action is not a surprise given the Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of broadcasters in June. But...
From: Variety | By: Ted Johnson | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Having pursued the Barry Diller-backed service through the courts for more than two years and beaten it at the Supreme Court in June, the broadcasters today basically TKO'd Aereo. “Following the Supreme Court's decision, this Circuit's law with respect...
From: Deadline Hollywood Daily | By: Dominic Patten | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Many voters don?t realize it, but the most consequential N.C. Supreme Court election in a decade will be decided Nov. 4.Click to Continue »...
From: Charlotte Observer | By: () | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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