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A former prosecutor enters the flawed probation system he had once defended....
From: The Atlantic | By: Bobby Constantino | Monday, January 26, 2015
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Good stories lurk in ideology-driven magazines and web sites on the religion beat, perhaps more so than with other fields. For example, there’s often useful fare blended with the partisanship of Church & State, monthly house organ of Americans...
From: Get Religion | By: Richard Ostling | Monday, January 26, 2015
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Ma'an reports: "Israeli forces on Sunday detained a young Palestinian boy and his uncle in the al-Tur neighborhood of East Jerusalem, leading to clashes in the area, witnesses said. Locals told Ma‘an that Israeli special forces assaulted 10-year-old...
From: Mondoweiss | By: Kate | Monday, January 26, 2015
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Reported plan to end filibusters for Supreme Court nominees reflects confidence that Republicans will still be the majority party in the Senate after 2016. That confidence may be just a bit optimistic....
From: Christian Science Monitor | Monday, January 26, 2015
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A harmless, small surveillance drone flew onto White House grounds this morning, prompting a lockdown. In the wake of the Supreme Court taking up cases about how Oklahoma executes its prisoners, the state’s attorney general is asking to postpone the...
From: Reason | By: Scott Shackford | Monday, January 26, 2015
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By Luka Biong Deng The way government gets legitimacy has been at the centre of political inquiry. As political legitimacy is seen as individuals' voluntary consent to be governed by the political authority, the real question is how such consent is generated....
From: Sudan Tribune | By: SudanTribube.com | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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One week after allowing an Oklahoma inmate's execution to be carried out, SCOTUS agrees to hear appeal over the state's use of a controversial execution drug.
From: Reason | By: Lauren Galik | Monday, January 26, 2015
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"Inequality" is no longer a dirty word to Republicans....
From: The Atlantic | By: Russell Berman | Monday, January 26, 2015
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A proposal by major Senate Republicans to abolish the filibuster for Supreme Court nominees has raised many eyebrows. Just a year and a half ago, Republicans had stridently complained when Democrats abolished the filibuster for lower court judges and...
From: Slate | By: Eric Posner | Monday, January 26, 2015
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Reacting to the news that the Supreme Court will take up a case concerning Oklahoma's lethal injection protocol, the state Attorney General on Monday said he will ask the Justices to temporarily postpone the scheduled execution of three death row inmates...
From: CNN | Monday, January 26, 2015
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In the space of about a decade, public opinion has flipped on gay marriage.  About 60 percent of Americans opposed legalizing same-sex marriages in 2004, while just 35 percent supported it. By September of 2014, a majority—52 percent—favored the...
From: Reason | By: Peter Suderman | Monday, January 26, 2015
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Oklahoma is willing to put three executions on hold while the U.S. Supreme Court reviews whether a certain sedative can render death row inmates sufficiently unconscious....
From: Fox News | Monday, January 26, 2015
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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 | Monday, January 26, 2015
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Sterling's case was the first case involving an alleged leak to the press to proceed to a full trial in thirty years. The last case involved Samuel L. Morison, a Navy civilian analyst who was charged under President Ronald Reagan for leaking photographs...
From: Firedoglake | By: Kevin Gosztola | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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The whole notion about pensions belonging to pensioners just died screaming today as the Supremes got a hold of it and took it out back to Roberts Court the hell out of it. The Supreme Court on Monday ruled that a chemical company may be able to cut...
From: Balloon Juice | By: Zandar | Monday, January 26, 2015
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Editorial pages in Illinois and Oregon are tackling the need for reform to keep cash and politics out of judicial selection, with calls for cleaning up the election process or eliminating it by switching to merit selection. In Illinois, a piece on...
From: Gavel Grab | By: Laurie Kinney | Monday, January 26, 2015
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday sided with a company that amended a collective bargaining agreement to force retirees to pay toward healthcare costs, throwing out a lower-court ruling that favored the former employees who objected...
From: Reuters | Monday, January 26, 2015
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday sided with a company that amended a collective bargaining agreement to force retirees to pay toward healthcare costs, throwing out a lower-court ruling that favored the former employees who objected...
From: Free Republic | By: news.yahoo.com | Monday, January 26, 2015
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[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] Monday in M&G Polymers USA, LLC v. Tackett [docket] on collective bargaining agreements for retirement healthcare benefits. The case was brought by retired employees of an M&G...
From: Jurist | By: Addison Morris | Monday, January 26, 2015
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President Obama hailed the 42nd anniversary of 1973’s Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion at any time for any reason throughout a woman’s pregnancy. “Since 1973 over 50 million unwanted births have been prevented,” Obama pointed out. “That’s...
From: Free Republic | By: Semi-News/Semi-Satire | Monday, January 26, 2015
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This past week, on the day of the annual March For Life, I wrote a post that raised a few questions about how The Washington Post team framed debate about the GOP retreat (surprise, surprise) on a bill that would have protected unborn children after...
From: Get Religion | By: Terry Mattingly | Sunday, January 25, 2015
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In today's On the News segment: In the election cycles since the Citizens United ruling, we've seen "a tidal wave of dark money"; school districts all around our country are doing more to make sure kids aren't going hungry; most lawmakers refuse to fight...
From: Truthout | Monday, January 26, 2015
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Sen. Rand Paul marked last week’s anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision by arguing for the urgent passage of his federal ‘personhood’ legislation. But in 2013, he said he was in no rush to pass his own legislation, which, he claimed, was intended...
From: RH Reality Check | By: Jason Salzman | Monday, January 26, 2015
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Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee says a Supreme Court decision in favor of same-sex marriage won't be enough to make it the law of the land overnight....
From: CNN | Sunday, January 25, 2015
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Original post from July 18, 2013 with original text below: "They want us to pay for our own raisins that we grew," says Raisin Valley Farms owner Marvin Horne. "We have to buy them back!" This is but one absurdity that Marvin and his wife Laura have...
From: Reason | By: Zach Weissmueller | Sunday, January 25, 2015
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The sale of the county’s Downtown Transit Center to the developer of the proposed 44-story Couture tower on the lakefront will depend on where the court draws a boundary for Lake Michigan’s historic lakeshore.
From: Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel | By: $rssAuthor | Sunday, January 25, 2015
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If I wrote an op-ed that said my ideology created policy preferences that might lead to the execution of the rich but, hey, we have to make trade-offs, I would not only not get that op-ed published, but I’d probably be reported to the FBI. If I wrote...
From: Lawyers Guns and Money | By: Erik Loomis | Sunday, January 25, 2015
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By Jeff Waltonhttp://juicyecumenism.com/ January 23, 2015A delegation of one dozen bishops from the Anglican Church in North America joined in the annual March for Life on Thursday, January 22 in Washington, D.C.Led by Archbishop Foley Beach, the Anglican...
From: Free Republic | By: Virtueonline | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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This week, the expanded House Republican majority marked the 42nd anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision by comically failing to pass a 20-week abortion ban contained in the so-called "Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act."...
From: Daily Kos | By: Jon Perr | Sunday, January 25, 2015
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Scott Johnson
From: Power Line | By: Scott Johnson | Sunday, January 25, 2015
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A landmark decision curbs agencies' powers to self-classify—and punish those who don't play along.
From: The American Conservative | By: Peter Van Buren | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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Should a sock used to hold pills count as “drug paraphernalia?” [NPR via Jeffrey Miron on Supreme Court case] Michael Greve: on Medicaid spending-forcing suits, behold the Obama administration taking the correct stance, U.S. Chamber the wrong [Liberty...
From: Overlawyered | By: Walter Olson | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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Same-sex marriage has contentious issue for many years in America, and it has been a hot topic for at least the past two years. In 2014, several states began to vote and repeal their ban on same-sex marriage, prompting outrage and increased marriage...
From: The Inquisitr | By: David Joseph | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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The US Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal by a former BP executive who contested whether he can be charged with obstruction of Congress for downplaying the severity of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
From: Irish Independent | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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'We therefore vacate the judgment of the Court of Appeals and remand for it to apply ordinary principles of contract law in the first instance'
From: The Daily Caller | By: Connor D. Wolf | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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WASHINGTON – As he walked up Pennsylvania Avenue on the northeast side of the Capitol Thursday afternoon, Dr. Anthony Levatino looked back at thousands of people behind him in the bright sunshine and felt a jaunty solidarity with his fellow marchers....
From: Free Republic | By: aleteia.org | Monday, January 26, 2015
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Three former California governors are wading in to an Arizona elections case before the Supreme Court that could have major implications on how California draws its congressional and legislative districts....
From: Los Angeles Times | By: Melanie Mason | Monday, January 26, 2015
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To the editor: I appreciate Michael Hiltzik's column about the Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United decision. ("Five years after Citizens United ruling, big money reigns," Jan. 24)...
From: Los Angeles Times | Monday, January 26, 2015
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The Supreme Court on Monday sided with a company that said retirees must pay for part of their medical benefits, even though the employees said no-cost coverage was a vested benefit of their service.The court’s ruling was unanimous , but it did not...
From: Washington Post | By: Robert Barnes | Monday, January 26, 2015
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Scott Pruitt, Oklahoma’s attorney general, said Monday he was asking the U.S. Supreme Court to postpone three executions in his state that are scheduled over the next six weeks, with the first set for Thursday.Read full article >>...
From: Washington Post | By: Mark Berman | Monday, January 26, 2015
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If the U.S. Federal Communications Commission moves to preempt state laws that limit municipal broadband projects, as President Barack Obama recently asked the agency to do, it will likely end up in court.States affected by an FCC preemption of municipal...
From: PC World | By: Grant Gross | Monday, January 26, 2015
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The nation’s top court has declined to review a federal appeals court decision that a Detroit judge was immune from suit even though he had…...
From: ABA Journal | Monday, January 26, 2015
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When Senate Democrats changed the rules in 2013 to gut the filibuster of executive branch nominees and most judges, Supreme Court justices were excluded. Now some Senate Republicans are proposing to gut the filibuster for Supreme Court nominees too....
From: Gavel Grab | By: Peter Hardin | Monday, January 26, 2015
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Paul Mirengoff
From: Power Line | By: Paul Mirengoff | Monday, January 26, 2015
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The decision could really shake up the way fracking companies do business. The post Court Will Decide If Fracking Companies Can Be Held Responsible For Earthquakes appeared first on ThinkProgress....
From: Climate Progress | By: Emily Atkin | Monday, January 26, 2015
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The U.S. Supreme Court will not hear an appeal from BP executive David Rainey, a move that means Rainey will face an additional count of lying to Congress about the amount of oil that gushed from the failed Macondo well in...
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The Supreme Court ruled ambiguous provisions in union contracts shouldn’t automatically be interpreted in favor of workers, giving a chemical manufacturer another chance to terminate lifetime health-care benefits for retirees....
From: Wall Street Journal | Monday, January 26, 2015
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The ripple effects from last week's Teva v. Sandoz ruling have begun. The U.S. Supreme Court sent three patent fights back to a lower court in light of that ruling, which ordered the Federal Circuit Court to defer to district-level findings on patent...
From: Fierce Pharma | By: Tracy Staton | Monday, January 26, 2015
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Today's comic by Tom Tomorrow is Science stuff: What you may have missed on Sunday Kos ... Perhaps "no-go" Jindal would like to discuss ethnic enclaves in the U.S., by Denise Oliver Velez Does the Equal Protection Clause apply to women, by Jon Perr The...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Monday, January 26, 2015
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