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Our annual, unapologetically subjective list includes everyone from rappers and corporate predators to chefs and non-profit paragonsThe post The Maclean’s Power List: The 50 most important people in Canada appeared first on Macleans.ca....
From: Macleans | By: macleans.ca | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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It’s one thing for Iowans to tolerate the secret money provocateurs whose barrage of attacks demeans our elections, caucuses and voters. It’s another thing to warmly invite them to the state. Rep. Steve King is partnering with Citizens United –...
From: Free Republic | By: The Quad City Times | Sunday, November 23, 2014
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The public employee pension system in Illinois is an absolute disaster. It's objectively in the worst state in the whole country. According to a recent analysis by non-profit State Budget Solutions, it's at or near the top of several different lists...
From: Reason | By: Scott Shackford | Friday, November 21, 2014
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The antics of a group of self-styled Robin Hoods has a New Hampshire town pressing the state Supreme Court to force them to back off.
From: Fox News | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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That money talks in Washington is conventional wisdom for a reason. Corporations, industries, and a handful of extraordinarily wealthy individuals spend big bucks on campaigns and on lobbying not for fun, but because they expect to get something back...
From: Consumerist | By: Kate Cox | Friday, November 21, 2014
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As Robby Soave previously noted, libertarian George Mason University law professor (and sometime Reason contributor) Ilya Somin has written a constitutional defense of President Barack Obama's unilateral immigration action. I wanted to highlight one...
From: Reason | By: Damon Root | Friday, November 21, 2014
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Five months after the Supreme Court issued the fateful verdict against Aereo and a little more than a month after the company tried to convince the Federal Communications Commission that it was now just like cable companies in an attempt to save itself...
From: Consumerist | By: Mary Beth Quirk | Friday, November 21, 2014
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(Photo: Light Brigading) If you value media that isn’t controlled by advertisers or billionaire sponsors, show your support today! Donate to Truthout now to keep independent media strong. Authors Note. As three white psychologists, we offer this brief...
From: Truthout | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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Editor’s Note: Breitbart News Network, American Principles Project, and Cornerstone Action are co-sponsors of an upcoming forum centered on the principles of federalism. More information about the forum can be found at Cornerstone, American Principles...
From: Big Government | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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The state of Oklahoma, arguing that the Supreme Court should consider the views of a state government when it rules on the legality of federal tax subsidies to be paid to insurance-buying consumers under the Affordable Care Act, has urged the Court...
From: SCOTUSblog | By: Lyle Denniston | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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Aereo says that it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, saying an unfavorable ruling by the US Supreme Court was too difficult to overcome. Aerop made waves earlier this year by letting people record and stream broadcast TV online. ...
From: Christian Science Monitor | Friday, November 21, 2014
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The liberal Justice also talks about her surprising hunting trips with conservative Antonin Scalia
From: People | Friday, November 21, 2014
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Many immigrants are happy about the president's announcement of temporary amnesty for some, but the limited nature of what the guy can do on his own leaves them wishing for more. House Republicans filed suit against President Obama, alleging he overstepped...
From: Reason | By: J.D. Tuccille | Friday, November 21, 2014
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In June 2014, the tech start-up Aereo, which advertised itself as allowing paid users to "watch live TV online," lost big in a copyright case at the U.S. Supreme Court. Today, in response to what company founder Chet Kanojia called the "regulatory and...
From: Reason | By: Damon Root | Friday, November 21, 2014
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It’s the end of a long story that started back in 2005, when a New York City police officer said he bit into shards of glass in his Big Mac after picking up food from the drive-thru a McDonald’s in the Bronx. An 18-year-old cashier confessed to the...
From: Consumerist | By: Mary Beth Quirk | Friday, November 21, 2014
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It would help them compete against Netflix and HBO Go
From: Time | By: Alex Fitzpatrick | Friday, November 21, 2014
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A judge on Friday struck down the state’s landmark pension law that sought to fix Illinois’ $104.6 billion government retirement system debt, declaring the measure unconstitutional and clearing a path for a showdown in the Illinois Supreme Court....
From: Chicago Tribune | By: Ray Long | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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Congressional leaders planted a tree at the nation's capitol this week to honor Emmett Till, whose killing sparked the civil rights movement. That's nice, but not enough....
From: Grist | By: Brentin Mock | Friday, November 21, 2014
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The streaming company's founder said fallout from a Supreme Court ruling in favor of TV networks proved "too difficult to overcome."
From: NPR | By: Eyder Peralta | Friday, November 21, 2014
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The streaming company's founder said fallout from the court's decision in favor of TV networks proved "too difficult to overcome."
From: NPR | By: Eyder Peralta | Friday, November 21, 2014
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When a company files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, it means that it's mere moments away from being torn to pieces by its creditors. That particular regulation also provides room for a turnaround, but given that the Supreme Court has essentially made its......
From: Engadget | By: Daniel Cooper | Friday, November 21, 2014
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I was stunned and utterly taken aback to find out that visitors to the supreme court of Ghana are obliged to pay in order to use the toilet facilities in the main building. Its a bright Thursday morning 30th October, 2014 and a friend sends me a whatsapp...
From: Modern Ghana | Sunday, November 23, 2014
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Looking for a hint as to how the new Republican controlled Congress will work with the Democratic president for the next two years? We got an answer to today: Not very well. Republican House leaders finally filed the long-threatened lawsuit against the...
From: Don't Mess with Taxes | By: skbell1 | Friday, November 21, 2014
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The lawsuit claims the administration abused its authority in delaying the implementation of a key portion of the Affordable Care Act. Image: Shutterstock The post House GOP Sues Obama, Could Make Health Care Pricier For Low-Income Americans appeared...
From: RH Reality Check | By: Jessica Mason Pieklo | Friday, November 21, 2014
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A corner of the Internet devoted to naming the unborn shares history, offers recommendations, and welcomes fellow obsessives....
From: The Atlantic | By: Sarah Baird | Friday, November 21, 2014
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Don Boudreaux
From: Cafe Hayek | By: Don Boudreaux | Friday, November 21, 2014
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Analysts project that 11 million people will sign up in 2015 — and more will be younger and healthier....
From: Kaiser Health News | By: Julie Appleby | Friday, November 21, 2014
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If life were classic Dungeons & Dragons, many opponents of immigration would be Lawful Neutral.  The law is the law; good or bad, everyone has to obey the rules.  In his defense of Obama's deferred action policy, Ilya Somin...
From: Econlog | By: Bryan Caplan | Friday, November 21, 2014
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The NAACP's mission statement is the following: "The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educations, social and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred...
From: Mediaite | By: Joe Concha | Friday, November 21, 2014
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He has no formal legal training: Jacob Berlove, 30, of Queens, is the best human Supreme Court predictor in the world. Actually, forget the qualifier. He’s the best Supreme Court predictor in the world. He won FantasySCOTUS three years running. He...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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Will swirly love end racism??Study Shows Interracial Relationships May Help Stop RacismVia Identities reports:Interracial relationships are on a steady rise. It’s less than 50 years since blacks and whites have been able to legally marry, thanks to...
From: Bossip | By: deolacola | Friday, November 21, 2014
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(Thanks to Meaghan Good of the Charley Project for the guest post. -ed.) The story of Christiana Bell’s execution in Gloucester County in modern-day New Jersey on or shortly before November 21, 1721, begins in 1703. That was the first time she was...
From: Executed Today | By: Meaghan | Friday, November 21, 2014
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Research into what most people will feel is so trivially true that the research wasn't needed has been conducted -- are bankers cheats? The subjects took part in a simple experiment of flipping a coin, and involved around two hundred bankers, including...
From: Financial Cryptography | By: iang | Friday, November 21, 2014
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Making his first post-election appearance at the Capitol on Thursday, Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner said he hopes the Illinois Supreme Court eventually will provide guidance on what changes are acceptable when it comes to fixing the state's more than $100...
From: Chicago Tribune | By: Ray Long, Monique Garcia | Friday, November 21, 2014
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Josh Duggar proudly led a gay marriage opposition rally in Arkansas this week despite an online petition urging TLC to cancel 19 Kids & Counting due to the Duggar family’s… READ ON...
From: Radar Online | By: Lauren Kane | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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Rev. William Barber captured the moment we are living in by talking about a Third Reconstruction. Doug Muder expanded on that idea with an article titled: Not a Tea Party, a...
From: Washington Monthly | By: Nancy LeTourneau | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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The Download of the Week is Narrowing Precedent in the Supreme Court by Richard M. Re. Here is the abstract: “Narrowing” occurs when a court declines to apply a precedent even though, in the court’s own view, the precedent is...
From: Legal Theory Blog | By: Lawrence Solum | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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When Presidents abuse words, the nation should notice
From: Time | By: Michael Scherer | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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"They hazed me, this is true," Elena Kagan said. They made her head of cafeteria committee:"It's not a very good cafeteria, so this is really just the opportunity they have to kind of haze you all the time. Like, 'Argh, you know, Elena, this food isn't...
From: Ann Althouse | By: Ann Althouse | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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The Supreme Court justice hailed Brooklyn Federal Judge Nicholas Garaufis as a 'mensch' during a ceremony marking his elevation in status....
From: New York Daily News | By: JOHN MARZULLI | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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Via Reason, this is from the debate before the Texas primary, answering a question from an audience member about whether "the children of illegal aliens should be allowed to attend Texas public schools free":Transcript at the link. I was struck — perhaps...
From: Ann Althouse | By: Ann Althouse | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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[Independent (Lagos)]The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Mariam Aloma Mukhtar who retires today as Nigeria's first and only female number one judicial officer has been described by many as an upright judge who has succeeded in sanitizing Nigeria judiciary...
From: All Africa | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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Aereo filed for bankruptcy on Friday — but that doesn’t mean its assets are worthless. The Supreme Court doomed the online video streaming service in June for violating broadcasters’ rights...
From: New York Post | By: Richard Morgan | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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The U.S. Supreme Court won't keep secret documents used in Florida's redistricting case out of the public eye. Gainesville political consultant Pat Bainter had asked the high court to keep the documents sealed while he appeals a Florida Supreme Court......
From: Miami Herald | By: Kathleen McGrory | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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There are some bizarre legal definitions for common foods. For example, we've seen that the definition of a sandwich was under dispute because a burrito place was encroaching on a sandwich shop in a shopping mall food court. That case decided that a...
From: Techdirt | By: Michael Ho | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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For a moment there, streaming video operator Aereo put on a brave face that it could continue despite last June's Supreme Court ruling against the company. While some interpretations of that ruling seemed to suggest that Aereo could be considered a cable...
From: Techdirt | By: Karl Bode | Friday, November 21, 2014
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Photo courtesy of Matt Speiser CNN chief political analyst, Gloria Borger received the American Gavel Award from American Judges Association. The award was presented to Borger on Wednesday by Judge Brian MacKenzie, president of the association. She...
From: Media Bistro | By: Damon Marx | Friday, November 21, 2014
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The Iowa Supreme Court found itself in an unusual position Friday — the referee in a fight between two teenage girls who shouted insults at each other last year.
From: San Diego Union-Tribune | By: DAVID PITT Associated Press | Friday, November 21, 2014
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