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While the propriety of video and photography equipment in federal courts is subject of ongoing debate and testing, a number of federal bankruptcy courts and three federal district courts make audio recordings of their proceedings available to the public...
From: Citizen Media Law Project | By: Eric P. Robinson | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Los Angeles Times: No Need For A Rush To Judgment On Obamacare The first open enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act ended this week with roughly 7.5 million people obtaining policies through the new state insurance exchanges, including more...
From: Kaiser Health News | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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India More than 195m eligible to vote in 12 states India's fifth and largest day of voting was held on Thursday, with voters turning out across 121 constituencies in a dozen states and union territories (Guardian, NYT, BBC). More than 195 million...
From: Foreign Policy | By: schneidere | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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A Supreme Court judge has permanently banned developers Richard Mohring Jr. and wife Deborah from selling condos in New York State after they failed to make court-ordered repairs at the Cambridge Park Condominiums in Long Island. Mohring and his wife...
From: The Real Deal | By: Julie Strickland | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Earlier this week I noted a Washington Post op-ed by John Paul Stevens, where the retired Supreme Court justice called for a constitutional amendment that would effectively abolish the individual right to keep and bear arms. If he had has way, Stevens...
From: Reason | By: Damon Root | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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In 1952, an African-American woman named Sarah Bulah filed a lawsuit challenging the segregated education system in her home state of Delaware. Bulah lived near a spacious, modern, whites-only high school, but her daughter, Shirley, was forced to attend...
From: New Yorker | By: Jelani Cobb | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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The Supreme Court has recently ruled that mandatory life sentences, without parole, for juveniles are unconstitutional, but states have varied in how they've complied with these decisions.
From: NPR | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Sixty years after Brown v. Board of Education, the schools in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, show how separate and unequal education is coming back....
From: The Atlantic | By: Nikole Hanna-Jones/ProPublica | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Editors Note: This is the second of three Deadline posts that lay out the issues in the Aereo case, which Deadline Legal Editor Dominic Patten will cover from the Supreme Court next week. Today: An interview with former Acting Solicitor General Neal...
From: Deadline Hollywood Daily | By: DAVID LIEBERMAN, Financial Editor | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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A petition filed in New York State Supreme Court claims that the city's environmental approval process was faulty.
From: New York Times | By: ROBIN POGREBIN | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Can a state law prevent political campaigns from doling out misinformation? Guest host Celeste Headlee learns more from The Plain Dealer's Sabrina Eaton.
From: NPR | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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U.S. Attorney Eric Holder announced the federal government would seek the death penalty against Tsarnaev. But the death penalty, even in this horrible case, is unlikely to serve the interests of the people of Massachusetts and the taxpayers of America....
From: Huffington Post | By: Jessica S. Henry | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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The United States Department of Justice says that streaming TV service Aereo is violating copyright law. Aereo, unsurprisingly, disagrees. In five days, the US Supreme Court will hear arguments from both sides. The former has already made its case to......
From: Engadget | By: Ben Gilbert | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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The truth is that the agenda of the Koch brothers is to move this country from a democratic society with a strong middle class to an oligarchic form of society in which the economic and political life of the nation are controlled by a handful of billionaire...
From: Huffington Post | By: Sen. Bernie Sanders | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Want the U.S. to resemble Putin's Russia or Erdogan's Turkey? Then good news: The Supreme Court's ruling on campaign finance is an invitation to vigorous corruption....
From: The Atlantic | By: Norm Ornstein | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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The Supreme Court will hear arguments on Monday on a case that could significantly change the legal landscape for what name food makers give their products and how they market the product on the food label. The case is Pom Wonderful v. Coca-Cola, a case...
From: AdWeek | By: Katy Bachman | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Forget money and the mom-vote—it's a question of charisma.Mark Wahlberg Is the Missing Link in Bloomberg’s $50 Million Gun-Control Plan was first posted on April 17, 2014 at 1:39 pm.©2013 "Pacific Standard". Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial...
From: Miller McCune | By: Ted Scheinman | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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In 1954, the Supreme Court outlawed segregation. David Greene talks to ProPublica's Nikole Hannah-Jones about her story in The Atlantic. She examines the failure of school desegregation.
From: NPR | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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After long hostile interview, Haaretz writer Chemi Shalev has epiphany borne by his late mother's experience in Europe: Steve Walt is anti-Semitic
From: Mondoweiss | By: Philip Weiss | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Right now Aereo is doing exactly what you'd expect it to be doing -- only a little late.With arguments on American Broadcasting Companies v. Aereo beginning next Tuesday before the U.S. Supreme Court, the embattled New York tech startup has just now...
From: Ad Age | By: Simon Dumenco | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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An appeals court has ruled that a blogger is a member of the media for the purposes of defamation law -- another decision that helps support the idea of protecting acts of journalism, rather than just specific people who are defined as professional journalists...
From: GigaOm | By: Mathew Ingram | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Lawyer Charles Cooper is helping his gay daughter plan her wedding, says his views on marriage are now "evolving."
From: AmericaBlog | By: John Aravosis | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Yesterday  an essay I wrote appeared over at the Atlantic’s joint. (Originally on Ta-Nehisi Coates’ blog, the editors there moved it over to Politics after a bit.)  It’s attracted a fair amount of comment over there, including severe disdain...
From: The Inverse Square Blog | By: Tom | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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With just days to go before the Supreme Court takes up the Aereo case, CEO Chet Kanojia sat down with Yahoo! global anchor Katie Couric for a wide-ranging interview about the streaming TV service. Couric asked Kanojia to respond to comments from News...
From: Media Bistro | By: Merrill Knox | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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India's Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that official documents must allow transgender people to identify as a third gender and directed the federal and state governments to include transgender people, known as hijras, in welfare programs such as education,...
From: Ms. Magazine | By: Feminist Newswire | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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The High Court declined the case about whether a New Mexico photography company could refuse to shoot the commitment ceremony of a same-sex couple. The court’s refusal to intervene means an August 2013 New Mexico Supreme Court decision against the...
From: Liberaland | By: Alan | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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The Associated Press reports an astounding footnote that you can use to regale your friends this weekend: [Charles] Cooper, the lawyer who argued before the Supreme Court in favor of upholding California’s ban on gay marriage learned while he was......
From: Good as You | By: G-A-Y | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Joseph Bottom’s An Anxious Age has stirred up quite a debate over …
From: The American Conservative | By: Donald Devine | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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A restrictive North Dakota abortion law was deemed unconstitutional by a federal judge. The controversial law, dubbed the “heartbeat law,” banned most abortions after six weeks. On Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Daniel L. Hovland ruled that the law...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Jennifer Deutschmann | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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A selection of health policy stories from New York, Maryland, Colorado and Massachusetts. The Washington Post’s Wonkblog: New York Court Guts A Groundbreaking Health-Care Fund That Would Have Changed Taxi Drivers’ Lives Until late last week, help...
From: Kaiser Health News | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Be careful what you like online, Facebookers. General Mills has quietly added fine print alerting consumers that they give up their right to sue the food manufacturer when they download coupons, interact with the company on social media, or enter company-sponsored...
From: The Raw Story | By: Travis Gettys | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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So said a Southern Baptist Convention newspaper on January 31, 1973, soon after Roe v. Wade was decided. Question: What is the Southern Baptist position on abortion? Answer: There is no official Southern Baptist position on abortion, or any other such...
From: Lawyers Guns and Money | By: Erik Loomis | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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What’s it like for the first living ex-pope in 600 years to watch from up close as the successor he enabled dismantles his legacy? ...
From: The Atlantic | By: Paul Elie | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Why government transparency can be the enemy of liberty...
From: The Atlantic | By: David Frum | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Today's headlines include reports about emerging political strategies related to the health law and the upcoming congressional elections.   Kaiser Health News: VA, California Panels Urge Costly Hepatitis C Drugs For Sickest Patients Kaiser Health...
From: Kaiser Health News | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Popular political speech needs no protection from the First Amendment -- it never has. It is unpopular political speech -- even downright lies -- which need defending by the courts. As ignoble and as impure as that may sound.
From: Huffington Post | By: Chris Weigant | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday will wade into Argentina's multi-billion dollar legal fight with bond investors who turned down two debt restructuring offers after the country's 2002 default.   The relatively narrow case that the nine justices are...
From: Voice of America | By: Reuters | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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In a landmark ruling yesterday, India’s Supreme Court decided that transgender individuals need no longer identify themselves as “male” or “female” on official documents. The court also called for an expansion of rights: Hijras are deprived...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday wades into Argentina's multi-billion dollar legal fight with bond investors who turned down two debt restructuring offers after the country's 2002 default....
From: Reuters | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Journalist Jo Becker has a new book out on the marriage equality movement. The revolution began, it appears, in 2008. And its Rosa Parks was a man you would be forgiven for knowing nothing about, Chad Griffin. Here’s how the book begins – and I swear...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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A federal judge in Bismarck, North Dakota, on Wednesday struck down the strictest anti-abortion law in the nation, a ban on ending pregnancy after a fetal heartbeat is detected — that is, at about six weeks.  Separately, U.S. District Judge Daniel...
From: SCOTUSblog | By: Lyle Denniston | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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The legality of government surveillance is likely to come before the Supreme Court someday, and Justices Antonin Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsburg appear less than thrilled at the prospect.
From: San Diego Union-Tribune | By: PETE YOST Associated Press | Friday, April 18, 2014
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By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Two members of the Supreme Court indicated on Thursday night that the court will ultimately have to decide the legality of National Security Agency surveillance activities. The two justices, Antonin Scalia...
From: The Raw Story | By: Reuters | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Scalia says the Supreme Court is the "least qualified" to decide on the NSA.
From: Politico | By: Trevor Eischen | Friday, April 18, 2014
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New Jersey Supreme Court Associate Justice Jaynee LaVecchia will give the keynote address at the annual Hudson Vicinage annual Law Day celebration at the Justice William J. Brennan Jr. Courthouse in Jersey City on May 1, officials said.
From: Newark Star-Ledger | By: Michaelangelo Conte/The Jersey Journal | Friday, April 18, 2014
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The Hollywood Reporter and its parent company Prometheus Global Media have filed a motion to dismiss film financier David Bergstein's $150 million lawsuit charging the company with defamation, conspiracy and business interference. The motion was filed...
From: The Wrap | By: Todd Cunningham | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Denver -- - Same-sex marriage has its second hearing at the federal appellate level Thursday as lawyers for two Oklahoma women and the county clerk who would not give them a marriage license square off in a Denver courtroom. The appeal of a lower court's...
From: San Francisco Chronicle | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Less than a year after a Supreme Court ruling functionally gutted the Voting Rights Act, a new op-ed in a top conservative publication suggests that law - and the Civil Rights Act of 1964 - need to be amended to end racial preferences.
From: MSNBC | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two members of the Supreme Court indicated on Thursday night that the court will ultimately have to decide the legality of National Security Agency surveillance activities....
From: Reuters | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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DENVER (AP) — A judge in Colorado who will play a pivotal role deciding whether gays should be allowed to wed in the United States asked pointed questions Thursday about whether Oklahoma can legally ban the unions. U.S. Circuit Judge Jerome Holmes...
From: NewsOK | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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