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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Donald Trump says he is only asking wealthy donors for their money because the Republican National Committee wants him to. In an interview with The Associated Press, that’s how the presumptive GOP presidential nominee explained...
From: Salon.com | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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Why abolish it when you can ignore it?
From: Reason | By: Jacob Sullum | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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The same people who made up ghastly lies about Planned Parenthood are now worried about animal-human hybrids
From: Salon.com | By: Amanda Marcotte | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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Bernie Sanders rejects the current plan and says the Federal Reserve should instead issue new loans to Puerto Rico
From: Salon.com | By: David Dayen | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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Dana Milbank calls him “The Welfare King.” The earned-income tax credit, which subsidizes low-income workers and has helped millions out of poverty, is the main reason for the 47 percent (though they still have state, payroll and other taxes). But...
From: Liberaland | By: Alan | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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Despite public nods to diversity, baseball's majors still lack openly-gay players—and that's not a big surprise
From: Salon.com | By: Nico Lang | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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What a Parliament Hill means for the much more serious matters of assisted death and electoral reform in a fractured House The post What Justin Trudeau lost by losing his cool appeared first on Macleans.ca....
From: Macleans | By: John Geddes | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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A judge ruled that a law eliminating a week of early voting and same-day registration violates the Constitution and the Voting Rights Act.
From: The Atlantic | By: David A. Graham | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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The country’s Supreme Court of Appeal has made way for the legal domestic trade of rhino horns.
From: The Atlantic | By: J. Weston Phippen | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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I want to follow up on something that jumped out at me from our collection of dress code rules: the…
From: The Atlantic | By: Caroline Mimbs Nyce | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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Prosecutors in Georgia removed all black potential jurors from a black man’s murder trial, then lied about their motives.
From: New York Times | By: THE EDITORIAL BOARD | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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First, know the some anxiety is normal.
From: The Atlantic | By: Robinson Meyer | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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In the year 2000, fresh out of college, I cast my second-ever presidential election vote for Ralph Nader. Later that night, I watched in horror as the contest between Al Gore and George W. Bush ended in an unprecedented electoral college toss-up, leading...
From: Slate | By: Darby Saxbe | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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The Supreme Court on Monday ruled 7 to 1 in favor of death-row inmate Timothy Tyrone Foster, who was convicted of the murder of a white woman in Georgia in 1987....
From: Christian Science Monitor | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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MNSBC anchor Steve Kornacki had an embarrassing slip of the tongue about ex-President Bill Clinton this morning during his network’s coverage of the Bill Cosby court hearing in Norristown, Pennsylvania. Usually seen in front of large digital maps during...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Robert Jonathan | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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While the Supreme Court remains hobbled and deadlocked, the lower courts are making power grabs.
From: The Atlantic | By: Garrett Epps | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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And once you're close ... bring other people close with you — helping them see issues that can otherwise feel far removed The post Samantha Power to the Class of 2016: ‘Get close. Go all in.’ appeared first on Macleans.ca....
From: Macleans | By: macleans.ca | Monday, May 23, 2016
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"How about ... abortion?"
From: New York Magazine | By: Catie L'Heureux | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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All is not well at 456 Johnson Avenue, the former East Williamsburg industrial warehouse that Sequoia Development Group has triple-net-leased and converted into a 58,000-square-foot office-and-retail building. Sequoia, led by Brooklyn investors Israel...
From: The Real Deal | By: Desiree Mathurin | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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Kent Swig and Asher Zamir settled their lawsuit against the majority owner of 44 Wall Street Monday, clearing a major hurdle towards the building’s pending sale to the Blackstone Group. Blackstone Real Estate Partners IV, a European real estate fund...
From: The Real Deal | By: Desiree Mathurin | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — The speaker of Alabama’s House of Representatives is going on trial on felony charges that could result in his removal from office. A judge told jurors to be in court Tuesday morning to begin the trial of Speaker Mike Hubbard....
From: Salon.com | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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The justices ruled against a white jury in a Georgia murder case; for minority plaintiffs who challenged voting districts in Virginia; and for a postal employee who said he lost his job due to race.
From: NPR | By: Nina Totenberg | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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Virginia Republicans have followed through on their threat to sue Gov. Terry McAuliffe over his April 22 decision to restore the voting rights of more than 200,000 felons, filing suit on Monday with the state's Supreme Court and alleging that the governor...
From: Mother Jones | By: AJ Vicens | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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The Supreme Court is an egalitarian place in at least one sense: At some point, everybody loses. Most terms in recent decades, the liberals lose disproportionately. Some terms, the conservatives take a loss. Even Justice Anthony Kennedy loses every once...
From: Slate | By: Mark Joseph Stern | Monday, May 23, 2016
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The Vermont Democrat will appoint five people to the 2016 Democratic platform committee.
From: The Atlantic | By: Elaine Godfrey | Monday, May 23, 2016
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It was a slightly out-of-body experience, watching the recent television series “The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story.” Part déjà vu, part lurid fascination and horror, it reminded me of watching “Anita,” the 2013 documentary on...
From: New Yorker | By: Alexis Okeowo | Monday, May 23, 2016
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By James Kwak Today was a victory for justice. In Foster v. Chatman—a case brought by the Southern Center for Human Rights and argued by death penalty super-lawyer Stephen Bright—the Supreme Court overturned the death sentence imposed on Timothy...
From: The Baseline Scenario | By: James Kwak | Monday, May 23, 2016
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Baltimore Police Officer Edward Nero has been found not guilty of all charges for playing any role in the death of Freddie Gray in police custody last year. A Planned Parenthood clinic in Florida was evacuated (and seven people hospitalized) over exposure...
From: Reason | By: Scott Shackford | Monday, May 23, 2016
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Even in the face of clear precedent, some justices just don’t like it when a convicted petitioner is right on the law.
From: The Atlantic | By: Garrett Epps | Monday, May 23, 2016
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Even in the face of clear precedent, some justices just don’t like it when a convicted petitioner is right on the law.
From: The Atlantic | By: Garrett Epps | Monday, May 23, 2016
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The U.S. Supreme Court issues its decision in Foster v. Chatman.
From: Reason | By: Damon Root | Monday, May 23, 2016
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THE Supreme Court tends to expend more energy detangling questions of law than it does sorting through questions of fact. But on May 23rd, in a decision that could spare the life of a death-row inmate in Georgia, the justices took a microscope to the...
From: The Economist | Monday, May 23, 2016
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The fight over teacher tenure in California continues.  On Tuesday, former students who sued over the issue asked the state Supreme Court to hear their appeal of the judicially whipsawed Vergara v. California case. Meanwhile lawmakers have introduced...
From: Los Angeles Times | By: Joy Resmovits | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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Judge Garland was nominated two months ago to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by the passing of Justice Antonin Scalia. Despite being described as a moderate, consensus choice with a lengthy record of praise from Democrats and Republicans alike,...
From: Las Vegas Sun | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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Donald Trump has announced a list of 11 legal figures he would consider appointing to the US Supreme Court. All are stridently conservative. More interestingly, they were heavily drawn from the South and Midwest, with none from Washington DC’s powerful...
From: The Raw Story | By: The Conversation | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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Bombshell recordings say a change in government is needed to "stop the bloodletting" from the inquiry.
From: Business Insider | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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UDON THANI -- The Supreme Court on Thursday issued an arrest warrant for Kwanchai Sarakham, chairman of the red-shirt Khon Rak Udon group, after he failed to appear to hear its ruling.
From: Bangkok Post | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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Bold brewers beat bluenosed bureaucrats.
From: Reason | By: Jacob Sullum | Monday, May 23, 2016
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ISLAMABAD: While parliament considers a controversial cybercrime bill that seeks to regulate the Internet, the Supreme Court has been asked to order the government to introduce suitable laws to censor ‘objectionable material’ online in order to protect...
From: Dawn | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio must continue to provide certain funding to Planned Parenthood while a state law aimed at keeping public money from going to the organization is being challenged, a federal judge ruled Monday. U.S. District Judge Michael...
From: Salon.com | Monday, May 23, 2016
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U.S. Senate candidate Ryan Frazier inched closer to the Republican primary ballot Tuesday — but remains short of the voter signatures needed to qualify for the contest.
From: Denver Post | By: By John FrankThe Denver Post | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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Another draft extract from my book-in-progress, Economics in Two Lessons. It’s the last part of the section on “predistribution”, dealing with Intellectual Property. Next up, “redistribution” through taxation and public expenditure. As always,...
From: Crooked Timber | By: John Quiggin | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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The Field Negro education series continues.What would make a man hate himself more than anyone-- or anything---around him? And how does such a person even live with himself? I am talking about Clarence Thomas. The man who put the house in house Negro.Ofari...
From: The Field Negro | By: field negro | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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In its Conference of May 26, 2016, the Court will consider petitions involving issues such as whether and under what standard a corporation or other organization may be deemed to have “knowingly” presented a false claim, or used or made a false record,...
From: SCOTUSblog | By: Kate Howard | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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TALLAHASSEE | A Leon County judge Tuesday rejected a wide-ranging challenge to the state’s education system, saying lawmakers had met their constitutional obligation to provide a free, high-quality public education for Florida students. But advocates...
From: Florida Times-Union | By: Brandon Larrabee | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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Lawyers involved in the remaining court challenge to Nevada’s controversial school choice law have a little more than six weeks to prepare for oral arguments before the state Supreme Court.
From: Las Vegas Review-Journal | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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Mahmoud Jaballah, a father of six, was branded as a terrorist more than 16 years ago The post Court finds designation of Egyptian man as security threat unreasonable appeared first on Macleans.ca....
From: Macleans | By: The Canadian Press | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to let stand an egregious violation of a citizen’s right to a fair trial. In a 7-1 ruling, the Supreme Court agreed with defense attorneys for Georgia death row inmate Timothy Tyrone Foster that prosecutors...
From: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | By: By the Editorial Board | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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