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In an effort to support “free speech,” or maybe just get a bit of mileage out of the whole The Interview debacle, Hustler boss, Larry Flynt has announced he is producing a porn parody of the controversial movie. With the film set to be released early...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Anne Sewell | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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On a day when a rocket fired from Gaza landed in southern Israel, Israeli forces shot six protesters in the northern Gaza strip, attacked Palestinian fishermen, and struck a Hamas installation, as one official described a "ticking clock" till the next...
From: Mondoweiss | By: Kate | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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Alyssa Rosenberg in The Washington Post: The #CancelColbert kerfuffle earlier this year never seriously threatened either Colbert’s current job at Comedy Central or his move up the ladder to one of broadcast television’s prized late-night spots....
From: Three Quarks Daily | By: Azra Raza | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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In 2014, for every one step forward, we took two back.
From: The Kernel | By: S.E. Smith | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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A Chinese construction worker, Zeng Guang Lin who was severely injured due to a workplace accident in New York, has been awarded $62 million as compensation by the Queens County Supreme Court on December 18.
From: China.org.cn | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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The use of the death penalty has hit a 20 year low; only 35 criminals were executed in 2014. 2014 was also the lowest for new death sentences in 40 years, with only 72 people sent to death row. A number of factors contributed to the declining death penalty,...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Justin Streight | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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Bruce Rauner, a Republican, liked to talk tough about unions and public-sector pensions when he was campaigning for governor in Illinois. "The system is full of fraud and self-dealing and abuses, such as folks who have a pay rise in the last years of...
From: Business Insider | By: The Economist | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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Wednesday, the Washington, DC City Council unanimously passed a bill that will prohibit employer interference in the reproductive health decisions of their employees. The Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Amendment Act of 2014 was first introduced...
From: Ms. Magazine | By: Feminist Newswire | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Sean Penn gave a statement to Mother Jones after George Clooney said more of Hollywood should stand with Sony. It’s not the first time culture has been threatened by foreign interests and corporate caution. See [then Disney CEO] Michael Eisner’s...
From: Liberaland | By: Alan | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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From: ProPublica | By: ProPublica | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Same-sex marriages may proceed after Jan. 5, now that the Supreme Court took no action to block them....
From: New York Times | By: THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday refused to block gay marriages in Florida, the latest of about three dozen states allowing same-sex weddings.
From: Fox News | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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The Supreme Court declined to extend a stay on a ruling by U.S. District Judge Robert L. Hinkle, who said in August that Florida's 2008 ban is unconstitutional. The stay expires in January.
From: NPR | By: Bill Chappell | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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Mount Vernon and Monticello nearly vanished.
From: City Journal | By: Myron Magnet | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Too many Oklahomans and Nebraskans are buying weed in Colorado and bringing it back home, and it has made the attorney generals in those states sad. They want Uncle Sam to take Colorado's legal weed away and give it back to the black market so that the...
From: Boing Boing | By: Mark Frauenfelder | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Oklahoma and Nebraska are suing Colorado over its marijuana policy, complaining that the substance is illegally crossing its borders.  ...
From: The Atlantic | By: Adam Chandler | Friday, December 19, 2014
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by Dish Staff Nebraska and Oklahoma are suing Colorado for legalizing marijuana: Two of Colorado’s neighboring states, arguing that the legalization of marijuana for Coloradans is causing crime problems across state borders, asked the Supreme Court...
From: The Atlantic | By: Dish Staff | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Yesterday the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit ruled that the federal ban on gun possession by anyone who has ever been "committed to a mental institution" violates the Second Amendment. This seems to be the first time a federal appeals court...
From: Reason | By: Jacob Sullum | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Nebraska and Oklahoma would like Colorado to roll back its week legalization, and they're willing to go to court over it The two states have filed a lawsuit against Colorado in the U.S. Supreme Court, challenging the nation's first, but not the last,...
From: Mashable | By: Colin Daileda | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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A daily roundup of the most important energy, environment, and climate news from around the world.
From: Earth and Industry | By: Silvio Marcacci | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Over the past few years a succession of liberal pundits have urged Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to hurry up and retire already so that President Barack Obama would get the chance to name her successor. Alas for such liberals, Ginsburg has...
From: Reason | By: Damon Root | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Decision-making isn’t easy at the best of times, but our biases can really get in the way, and even the Supreme Court is guilty. Here’s how to spot two major biases and how to overcome them....
From: The Motley Fool | By: Anna B. Wroblewska, The Motley Fool | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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In 2011, police in two countries coordinated to take down a private torrent site that had largely flown under the radar. This week, 3.5 years after the raid, two alleged operators of the site faced a criminal trial in Sweden. Having uploaded no content...
From: TorrentFreak | By: Andy | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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I've been saying for a while now that Republicans could be in a jam if the U.S. Supreme Court announces a decision in June invalidating the insurance premium subsidies for...
From: Washington Monthly | By: Ed Kilgore | Friday, December 19, 2014
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In a decision issued this morning, the U.S. Supreme Court sided with the police in a case arising from an officer’s “mistake of law.” At issue in Heien v. North Carolina was a 2009 traffic stop for a single busted brake light that led to the discovery...
From: Free Republic | By: Reason.com | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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This story sure escalated in a hurry. Following all the news of the MPAA's tight relationship with Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood, Google has made a filing in a Mississippi federal court seeking seeking a temporary restraining order and an injunction...
From: Techdirt | By: Mike Masnick | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Bernie Sanders, the fiery, independent, populist U.S. Senator from Vermont, has been mulling a presidential campaign in 2016. There is no question about it: He should absolutely run.   Mr. Sanders has the credentials, the charisma and the community...
From: In These Times | By: David Goodner | Friday, December 19, 2014
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2014 will go down as the year anti-choicers' goal of ending legal abortion came within their grasp. It's also the year they opened up a new front in the "war on women" by starting preliminary legal attacks on contraception access. Image: Shutterstock...
From: RH Reality Check | By: Amanda Marcotte | Friday, December 19, 2014
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by Nicholas Bagley, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School. This piece first appeared at The Incidental Economist.Before the Supreme Court granted King v. Burwell, the Journal on Health Politics, Policy and Law invited me to write...
From: American Constitution Society Blog | Friday, December 19, 2014
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While GOP presidential hopeful Bob Dole has been hammering President Clinton for failing to control illegal immigration, Clinton partisans have prepared ammunition of their own--Dole's long congressional voting record on the issue. (SNIP) For instance,...
From: Free Republic | By: LA Times | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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There might soon be thousands more licensed drivers in the Grand Canyon State. The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that Arizona must offer driver’s licenses to thousands of young immigrants who entered the United States illegally but were protected from...
From: Free Republic | By: Politico | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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December 6, 2014: A march is held for the 43 abducted students. (Photo: Somos El Medio) Academic John Ackerman explores the sources of growing dissatisfaction in Mexico and sheds light on how the US connection perpetuates Mexico's social inequalities,...
From: Truthout | Friday, December 19, 2014
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The African-American man who bravely took a seat at a whites-only lunch counter 50 years ago in New Orleans and whose actions led to a landmark U. S. Supreme Court case in his name, Lombard v. Louisiana, has been laid to rest....
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The massive government spending bill President Barack Obama signed on Tuesday contains provisions that bar federal funding for most abortions, forbid federal and local funding for abortions in the District of Columbia, and deny abortion funds for federal...
From: Mother Jones | By: Erika Eichelberger | Friday, December 19, 2014
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YOU CAN’T WIN ‘EM ALL: My first loss in the Texas Supreme Court. I think my position was right, though, and so does the dissent by Justice Don Willett, himself a social-media household name.
From: Instapundit | By: Glenn Reynolds | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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The U.S. Supreme Court late yesterday afternoon denied an application for a stay in a Florida same-sex marriage case while the decision is on appeal to the 11th Circuit.  The Supreme Court's order (full text) in Armstrong v. Brenner, (Dec. 19, 2014)...
From: Religion Clause | By: Howard Friedman | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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As the Sony lawsuits are being filed (there's been four filed this week), I'm a bit concerned that the victims, like Hollywood stars, current and former employees, will be re-victimized by Sony and the courts. In particular, I'm concerned about three...
From: Writers Stack Exchange | By: jww | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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"We should be grateful to the Supreme Court. I have often said it and also written in the book that Supreme Court is our guardian angel".
From: The Economic Times | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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by Jeremy LeamingIn a surprising, unsettling move late in the year, the U.S. Supreme Court decided to hear a challenge to an Obamacare provision integral to keeping the popular health care law functional.In case you missed them, we suggest some more...
From: American Constitution Society Blog | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Court papers have revealed that Jodi Arias was allowed to secretly testify at her own sentencing hearing due to threats on her life, but the Arizona Court of Appeals ruled in November that the judge shouldn’t have closed the proceedings to the public...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Nita Hamm | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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Yes, the hack was a criminal attack. But I’d be lying if I didn’t say I’ve been laughing over the revelations, while I’m not crying over the racist comments. The truth is these Hollywood mavens think they’re better than us. And they can’t...
From: Barry Ritholtz | By: Bob Lefsetz | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday declined to extend a stay sought by Florida officials defending the state's ban on same-sex marriages, allowing gay marriages to proceed in Florida next month. Some weddings would be allowed...
From: Free Republic | By: http://news.yahoo.com | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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More interesting developments from the Supreme Court on what has been one of the biggest legal stories of 2014.
From: Outside the Beltway | By: Doug Mataconis | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] on Friday refused to delay [order, PDF] a federal judge's order that would permit same-sex couples to marry in Florida after January 5, despite state officials' pleas for the delay to be upheld. This order...
From: Jurist | By: Taylor Brailey | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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Data Targeting, the Republican political consulting firm that went to legal war for the last year to keep its redistricting documents shielded from the public record, has had some fun this holiday season at its own expense. It's animated Christmas...
From: Miami Herald | By: Mary Ellen Klas | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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Not surprisingly, the F.C.C. has rejected a petition to ban the word "Redskins" from the airwaves.
From: Gone Hollywood | By: Doug Mataconis | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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A firm associated with former assistant minister Ngengi Muigai has been allowed to revive a 22-year-old legal battle with the Kenya Commercial Bank over a 443-acre farm in Juja, Kiambu County.
From: Daily Nation Kenya | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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Lungu arrived at the Supreme Court to submit his papers along with Scott and thousands of supporters.
From: Daily Nation Kenya | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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On August 21, a federal judge in Florida ruled that that the state's ban on same sex marriage was unconstitutional, but the ruling was stayed until January 5. Although the state Attorney General appealed the ruling and asked for a further stay, both...
From: MetaFilter | By: roomthreeseventeen | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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