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The Supreme Court considers whether putting a Confederate battle flag on a license plate should be different than urging Americans to eat  more beef....
From: The Atlantic | By: Garrett Epps | Sunday, March 29, 2015
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The court ruled that a police officer convicted of murdering an Associated Press photographer, Anja Niedringhaus, should serve 20 years in prison, according to documents sent to the country’s attorney general....
From: New York Times | By: THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Sunday, March 29, 2015
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“By ordering protesters to leave the entire Wall Street area, police violated protesters’ First Amendment right to carry their message directly to its intended recipients: the Wall Street bankers who bankroll climate change,” Judge Mandelbaum said...
From: Firedoglake | By: CTuttle | Saturday, March 28, 2015
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The tech world was vehemently against Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), especially SalesForce CEO Marc Benioff. The law was signed just two days ago, and the CEO and others were ready to boycott the state. But their tone is evolving,...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Justin Streight | Sunday, March 29, 2015
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It has only been a little more than two months since Florida set in motion a push for a constitutional amendment initiative to place solar choice on the 2016 ballot. It would essentially allow for more solar business models. News is that campaign representatives...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Cynthia Shahan | Saturday, March 28, 2015
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But the relatives of Meredith Kircher are no closer to learning the truth about their daughter's death....
From: The Atlantic | By: Matt Schiavenza | Saturday, March 28, 2015
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The bill seeks to prevent the federal government from regulating greenhouse gas emissions through any of its executive agencies. The post Ted Cruz Is Trying To Gut The Clean Air Act And Repeal All Climate Regulation appeared first on ThinkProgress....
From: Climate Progress | By: Emily Atkin | Friday, March 27, 2015
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Chait has an amusing discussion of Laurence Tribe’s willingness to cash paychecks from Big Coal to make arguments better suited to the CATO institute blog: Tribe is playing an important legal role, which has to be evaluated on its own terms. Other...
From: Lawyers Guns and Money | By: Scott Lemieux | Friday, March 27, 2015
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An all-night 'vote-a-rama' on the Republican budget revealed bipartisan backing for giving new benefits to same-sex spouses and American workers....
From: The Atlantic | By: Russell Berman | Friday, March 27, 2015
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Harry Reid, the Democratic leader in the Senate, who announced today that he will not run for reëlection in 2016, leaves an imposing legacy—the transformation of the federal judiciary. When Barack Obama took office, in 2009, he had a long agenda—mending...
From: New Yorker | By: Jeffrey Toobin | Friday, March 27, 2015
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Ted Cruz and the perverse incentives created by the most energized members of the Republican base....
From: The Atlantic | By: Conor Friedersdorf | Saturday, March 28, 2015
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Is the liberal Harvard professor serious about backing Peabody Energy's challenge to EPA emissions regulations? Does it matter?...
From: The Atlantic | By: David A. Graham | Friday, March 27, 2015
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Kansas lawmakers this week became the first in the country to pass a ban a medical procedure used for second trimester abortions and the management of miscarriage. The radical legislation is part of a coordinated effort by anti-choice activists in states...
From: RH Reality Check | By: Teddy Wilson | Friday, March 27, 2015
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"But that was in an era when courts used it mostly to protect powerless people like civil rights activists and war protesters," writes Adam Liptak in The New York Times.“Corporations have begun to displace individuals as the direct beneficiaries of...
From: Ann Althouse | By: Ann Althouse | Saturday, March 28, 2015
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On Thursday, Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed a state level version of the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act. This should have been an uninteresting happening. Religious freedom… not the Orwellian progressive construction of Freedom of Worship...
From: Red State | By: ( | Saturday, March 28, 2015
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The former Texas governor turned a constitutionally weak office into a source of tremendous informal power....
From: The Atlantic | By: Richard Parker | Friday, March 27, 2015
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This is why there are things we don’t say about race (even when they are true) | Joseph Harker | Comment is free | The Guardian Really excellent take-down of some very common racist arguments, such as the risible claim … Continue reading →...
From: Alas a blog | By: Ampersand | Friday, March 27, 2015
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John Strand’s drama, having its world-premiere production at Arena Stage, stars Edward Gero as the Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia....
From: New York Times | By: CHARLES ISHERWOOD | Friday, March 27, 2015
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A federal judge in Texas has temporarily blocked federal rules that would have provided Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) benefits to same sex couples in Texas. But the Supreme Court will make the final decision....
From: Christian Science Monitor | Friday, March 27, 2015
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Legislation signed in Indiana this week could allow businesses to discriminate against same-sex couples. Other companies are hitting back....
From: The Atlantic | By: Adam Chandler | Friday, March 27, 2015
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At the time of their accidents, Jeremy Lewis was 27, Josh Potter 25. The men lived within 75 miles of each other. Both were married with two children about the same age. Both even had tattoos of their children’s names. Their injuries, suffered on the...
From: Truthout | Saturday, March 28, 2015
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Jeffrey Rosen and Garrett Epps discuss a new play by John Strand whose hero is the longest-serving Justice on the Supreme Court....
From: The Atlantic | By: Jeffrey Rosen | Friday, March 27, 2015
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What is it about Omnicare, Inc., that generates such awful judicial opinions? The Delaware supreme court's decision in Omnicare v. NCS Healthcare, 818 A.2d 914 (Del. 2003), was one of that Court's... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website...
From: Professor Bainbridge | By: Steve Bainbridge | Saturday, March 28, 2015
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In the opening scene of The Originalist, a new play about Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the justice jokes that half the country lauds him as a hero while the other half vilifies him as a monster. It is a quip repeated periodically throughout...
From: Slate | By: Mark Joseph Stern | Friday, March 27, 2015
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A California school dispute that arose when students wore shirts emblazoned with the American flag on Cinco de Mayo could prompt the Supreme Court to take a new look at free-speech rules for high schools....
From: Los Angeles Times | By: David G. Savage | Sunday, March 29, 2015
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by Terry Parris Jr. As Obamacare launched, we asked you to help us cover that story. One piece that came from your contributions was about Harum Helmy, an uninsured health reporter for a public radio station in Missouri at the time. "I know — an uninsured...
From: ProPublica | By: ProPublica | Friday, March 27, 2015
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I mentioned this morning that Harry Reid could well be remembered as the man who finally reversed the arrows on what had become a suffocating expansion of the filibuster. At...
From: Washington Monthly | By: Ed Kilgore | Friday, March 27, 2015
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by Annie Z. Yu h3 { line-height: 1.2em; margin-top:1.2em; } The Affordable Care Act was passed in 2010 and we're now in the second year since health insurance exchanges got up and running. So, how's the law doing? That's a complicated question. With...
From: ProPublica | By: ProPublica | Friday, March 27, 2015
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by Emily J.Martin, National Women’s Law Center On Wednesday, the Supreme Court delivered an important victory for pregnant workers, when in a 6-3 ruling it revived Peggy Young’s pregnancy discrimination case against UPS and sent it back to the lower...
From: American Constitution Society Blog | By: ccox | Friday, March 27, 2015
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Alan K. Chen and Justin F. Marceau (University of Denver Sturm College of Law and University of Denver Sturm College of Law) have posted High Value Lies, Ugly Truths, and the First Amendment on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Lying...
From: Legal Theory Blog | By: Lawrence Solum | Friday, March 27, 2015
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Integration isn't easy, but Louisville, Kentucky, has decided that it's worth it....
From: The Atlantic | By: Alana Semuels | Friday, March 27, 2015
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On Thursday, Indiana governor Mike Pence signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) into law, and some celebrities, politicians, and journalists--including Miley Cyrus, Ashton Kutcher, and Hillary Clinton, just to name a few--are absolutely...
From: Weekly Standard | By: John McCormack | Friday, March 27, 2015
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A recusal motion before the Wisconsin Supreme Court in a politicized case offers an example of how “a rising tide of money in state judicial races is creating potential conflicts for judges who sit on cases involving donors,” the New York Times reported,...
From: Gavel Grab | By: Peter Hardin | Friday, March 27, 2015
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Have you heard that marijuana was going to be legalized on March 25 — and then heard nothing about it again in the news? In the past six months, marijuana legalization advocates have been hanging onto the edge of their seats about a court case in Northern...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Maryam Louise | Sunday, March 29, 2015
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Peggy Young, a pregnant mother, was a driver for UPS. Though other workers received a “lighter duty” accommodation for conditions like sprained ankles, Ms. Young was denied an accommodation during her pregnancy, in violation of the federal PDA. Ms....
From: Free Republic | By: Norwalk Reflector | Friday, March 27, 2015
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The State Supreme Court is preparing to hear arguments about a financing case that involves groups that spent millions backing some of the justices....
From: New York Times | By: MONICA DAVEY | Friday, March 27, 2015
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What's coming up on Sunday Kos ... NRA targets Loretta Lynch, by Denise Oliver Velez Just how many elected officials are there in the United States? The answer is mind-blowing, by David Nir What presidents can do: the Supreme Court, by Armando Daily...
From: Daily Kos | By: Barbara Morrill | Sunday, March 29, 2015
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Arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court last week over whether Texas can refuse to issue license plates bearing the Confederate battle flag to the group Sons of Confederate Veterans should sound familiar....
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Kevin Rector | Sunday, March 29, 2015
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In Phillip v. State of Alaska, (AK Ct. App., March 27, 2015), an Alaska court of appeals refused to dismiss criminal charges against 13 Yup'ik Eskimo fishermen charged with violating the Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s emergency orders restricting...
From: Religion Clause | By: Howard Friedman | Sunday, March 29, 2015
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Boston-based Avedro Inc, an ophthalmic pharmaceutical and medical device company, has named David J. McIntyre to its board of directors. McIntyre is a partner at Apple Tree Partners.
From: PE Hub | By: Iris Dorbian | Friday, March 27, 2015
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Brothers Daniel and Joseph Rahmani, who were tossed out of Venture Capital Properties last month, have now joined a new brokerage, Capital Property Partners. The move comes as their battle with their former partners Ebi Khalili and Arash “Josh”...
From: The Real Deal | By: Kyna Doles | Friday, March 27, 2015
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Businesses are not taking kindly to Indiana’s “Religious Freedom and Restoration Act”. Angie’s List CEO Bill Oesterle said his firm will pull out of a pending deal with the state and city to expand its headquarters on Indianapolis’ Near Eastside...
From: Liberaland | By: Alan | Sunday, March 29, 2015
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MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin Supreme Court races are officially nonpartisan affairs, but don't tell that to high court hopeful James Daley and Justice Ann Walsh Bradley.
From: St. Paul Pioneer Press | By: By Todd RichmondAssociated Press | Saturday, March 28, 2015
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MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin voters will decide April 7 whether to amend the state constitution to let state Supreme Court justices choose their leader.
From: St. Paul Pioneer Press | By: By Todd RichmondAssociated Press | Saturday, March 28, 2015
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Mike Huckabee called for “the imposition of term limits on U.S. Supreme Court justices, saying that the nation’s founders never intended to create lifetime, irrevocable posts,” the Los Angeles Times reports. Said Huckabee: “Nobody should be in...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Saturday, March 28, 2015
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Prospective presidential candidate Mike Huckabee called Saturday for the imposition of term limits on U.S. Supreme Court justices, saying that the nation’s founders never intended to create lifetime, irrevocable posts....
From: Los Angeles Times | By: Seema Mehta | Saturday, March 28, 2015
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WHEN YOU look at the specialty license plate on the car in front of you, who do you think is communicating a message — the state government that printed the plate or the driver who chose the design and paid for it? The Supreme Court wrestled with this...
From: Washington Post | By: Editorial Board | Saturday, March 28, 2015
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In the year that the Magna Carta turns 800, Senator Ted Cruz began his bid for the presidency with an appropriately active, as opposed to passive, choice of words that “[i]t is a time to reclaim the Constitution of the United States.” Conservatives...
From: Free Republic | By: American Thinker | Saturday, March 28, 2015
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He’s so proud of what he’s doing, he refuses to give his name. …he had told some LGBT “people” that equipment was broken in his restaurant and he couldn’t serve them even though it wasn’t and other people were already eating at the tables....
From: Liberaland | By: Alan | Saturday, March 28, 2015
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Low-risk offenders will now be given more freedom to live where they choose
From: Time | By: hcregan | Friday, March 27, 2015
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