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After decades of declaring true threats as an exception to the rule against criminalizing speech, the Supreme Court will consider whether threats on social media count, too....
From: New York Times | By: EMILY BAZELON | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Filtering out our 2014 Power List to rank the top 23 politians, lobbyists and regulatorsThe post The most powerful people in Canadian politics and lobby groups appeared first on Macleans.ca....
From: Macleans | By: macleans.ca | Monday, November 24, 2014
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A gyrating banana greeted many visiting the pages for Parliament, the Supreme Court, the city of Ottawa and the Ottawa and Toronto police forces....
From: New York Times | By: IAN AUSTEN | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Two female students accuse University of São Paulo's medical college of pressuring them to not report the incidents to protect the school's reputation.
From: Global Voices | By: Taisa Sganzerla | Monday, November 24, 2014
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After weeks of rising tension in Ferguson and the broader St. Louis region, the St. Louis County grand jury reviewing the death of Michael Brown has decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, who shot and killed Brown on August 9. Reported...
From: Mother Jones | By: Jaeah Lee | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Though it would be hard to see it in the midterm election results, we live in the opening phase of a great countermovement against neoliberalism. The evidence is everywhere you look, and not only in the United States and Latin America. The stunning success...
From: The American Prospect | By: David Bensman | Monday, November 24, 2014
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Same-sex marriage will be banned in 15 states at most if the Supreme Court takes up the question this term or next. That could be an important number....
From: New York Times | By: ADAM LIPTAK | Monday, November 24, 2014
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A round-up of venture-capital news and analysis from VentureWire and around the Web.
From: Wall Street Journal | By: Zoran Basich | Monday, November 24, 2014
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Sean Trende is concerned about the unintended consequences of Obama’s executive order: Contrary to some of the louder reactions, our Republic can withstand this breach. The real problem is that our history suggests that once these norms are violated,...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Monday, November 24, 2014
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A watchdog organization wants the IRS to investigate a nonprofit that spent millions backing Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell.
From: Center for Public Integrity | By: Michael Beckel | Monday, November 24, 2014
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A “new wave of campaign spending driven by outside political groups and unlimited donations” is changing the way once-sedate judicial campaigns now are conducted, according to a front-page Los Angeles Times article that quotes Justice at Stake. The...
From: Gavel Grab | By: Peter Hardin | Monday, November 24, 2014
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Yes, they are out of control: In the past five years, more Utahns have been killed by police than by gang members. Or drug dealers. Or from child abuse. And so far this year, deadly force by police has claimed more lives — 13, including a Saturday...
From: Balloon Juice | By: John Cole +0 | Monday, November 24, 2014
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I thought this Thanksgiving week would be an opportune time to talk about families and money....
From: WBZ-TV | By: karenebuscemi | Monday, November 24, 2014
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If you go to the right law school, you've got a direct line to high-paying and prestigious jobs. If you go to the wrong one, you may come away with too much debt and too few opportunities. We've ranked the 50 best law schools based primarily on a survey...
From: Business Insider | By: Melissa Stanger and Lauren Browning | Monday, November 24, 2014
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The national director of Priests for Life said that his organization rejects the decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit regarding its objection to the HHS contraception mandate and will appeal the decision to the Supreme Court of...
From: Big Government | Monday, November 24, 2014
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Supreme Court case backed by think tank hinges on single sentence in Affordable Care Act.
From: Center for Public Integrity | By: Wendell Potter | Monday, November 24, 2014
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Yes it’s nuts from the GOP at this point to even think about getting the money back and time move on with that idea as it won’t work.  Now back on track various states are trying to figure out now that the Federal funds are going away, how to stay...
From: The Medical Quack | By: Medical Quack | Monday, November 24, 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 to...
From: Free Republic | By: SCOTUS Blog | Monday, November 24, 2014
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United Parcel Service’s reversal of policy for pregnant employees last month took the public by surprise. The mail carrier is embroiled in a Supreme Court lawsuit against Peggy Young, a former employee who was denied a request to perform light duties...
From: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | By: By the Editorial Board | Monday, November 24, 2014
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Groups often fight over what gets taught in schools, but new research suggests people's religious community might have a greater effect on their beliefs about the origins of life....
From: The Atlantic | By: Emma Green | Sunday, November 23, 2014
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The Philippine government told the country’s Supreme Court Tuesday that it should be free to implement a new security pact allowing U.S. troops to deploy to Philippine bases.
From: Wall Street Journal | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Erwin Chemerinsky (University of California, Irvine School of Law) has posted Appearances Can Be Deceiving: October Term 2013 Moved the Law to the Right (Green Bag Online, Vol. 17, No.4, 2014. pp.389-404) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This essay...
From: Legal Theory Blog | By: Lawrence Solum | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Former Supreme Court judge CK Prasad is set to be appointed as the head of the Press Council of India.
From: Times of India | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Leondra R. Kruger, a "quiet toiler" who became a rising legal star and top Obama administration lawyer, was appointed Monday to the California Supreme Court....
From: Los Angeles Times | By: Maura Dolan | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Before Monday's night announcement that a grand jury had voted not to indict Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown, two facts were in tension: 1. Grand juries, at least at the federal level, almost always vote to indict people accused...
From: Washington Post | By: Zachary A. Goldfarb | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Mathilde Cohen (University of Connecticut - School of Law) has posted Ex Ante Versus Ex Post Deliberations: Two Models of Judicial Deliberations in Courts of Last Resort (American Journal of Comparative Law, Vol. 62, p. 401, 2014) on SSRN. Here...
From: Legal Theory Blog | By: Lawrence Solum | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Athens (AFP) - A group of people -- Greeks, Afghans, Iraqis, Syrians, Bulgarians, Iranians, Turks -- gather around a steaming pot outside a dilapidated building complex from the 1930s set in the heart of Athens.Dubbed the Ta Prosfygika, meaning "The...
From: Business Insider | By: Hélène Colliopoulou | Sunday, November 23, 2014
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A divided panel of the Nevada Supreme Court said Monday that a legal battle between ride-sharing company Uber and the state’s taxi industry should be heard in Washoe District Court.
From: Las Vegas Review-Journal | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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A divided Nevada Supreme Court panel ruled today that the court battle between ride-company Uber and state taxi regulators should take place in ...
From: Las Vegas Sun | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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The Pennsylvania Supreme Court will soon decide whether oil and gas companies are allowed to extend the life of a lease by the length of time taken up by a landowner’s failed attempt to void the contract.
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Gov. Jerry Brown announced Monday that he would nominate Leondra R. Kruger, a federal government lawyer, to the California Supreme Court. Kruger, 38, who grew up in Pasadena, was admitted to the State Bar of California in 2002 but has not practiced law...
From: Free Republic | By: Los Angeles Times | Monday, November 24, 2014
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It was the first pat on the back for the Narendra Modi government from the Supreme Court, which on Monday said it did not find any major deviation in the allotment of bungalows in Lutyens’ Delhi by the Centre.
From: Times of India | Monday, November 24, 2014
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The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments Jan. 20 in a Florida case that focuses on whether judicial candidates should be allowed to personally solicit campaign contributions. The Supreme Court decided in October to hear the case, and now has set the...
From: Florida Times-Union | By: The News Service Of Florida | Monday, November 24, 2014
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Gov. Jerry Brown has nominated 38-year-old Leondra Kruger to the California Supreme Court.
From: Wall Street Journal | By: Jacob Gershman | Monday, November 24, 2014
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Gov. Jerry Brown announced Monday that he will nominate Leondra  R. Kruger, an African American federal government lawyer, to the California Supreme Court.
From: Los Angeles Times | By: Maura Dolan | Monday, November 24, 2014
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From: Hot Air | By: Jazz Shaw | Monday, November 24, 2014
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The Sapphire Gentlemen’s Club is asking the Nevada Supreme Court to reconsider its ruling that dancers are club employees, not independent contractors, and therefore due minimum wage. If the ruling stands, it could cost the club ...
From: Las Vegas Sun | Monday, November 24, 2014
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I’m a longtime fan of Slate's Dahlia Lithwick and her coverage of the Supreme Court. But I have to admit that her recent article in The New Republic left me shaking my head a li...
From: The New Republic | By: Anthony Franze | Monday, November 24, 2014
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Businesses are boarding up their windows, schools are closing and handguns are flying off the shelves at local gun dealers. The governor declared a state of emergency last week, and security is omnipresent at local hotels. You might think that the world...
From: Washington Post | By: Max Ehrenfreund | Monday, November 24, 2014
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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California Governor Jerry Brown nominated a 38-year old U.S. Department of Justice attorney for the California Supreme Court on Monday, continuing his reshaping of the top court in the nation's most populous state....
From: Reuters | Monday, November 24, 2014
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Alina Das For the Symposium on Administrative Reform of Immigration Law On November 20, 2014, President Obama announcedhis long-awaited plan for executive action on immigration reform. As someone who represents immigrants who face deportation under...
From: Balkinization | By: Guest Blogger | Monday, November 24, 2014
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RCMP commissioner might be victim of poisonous rumours, say lawyers. But what did he know, and when did he know it?The post Judge orders Bob Paulson to testify at Mountie harassment trial appeared first on Macleans.ca....
From: Macleans | By: Charlie Gillis | Monday, November 24, 2014
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Protesting at the funeral of a fallen soldier. Lying about your military record. Violent video games for children. Making videos about dogfighting. In the past few years, the Supreme Court has held that the First Amendment protects all of these forms...
From: SCOTUSblog | By: Amy Howe | Monday, November 24, 2014
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The U.S. Supreme Court has set Jan. 20 for oral arguments in a case involving the constitutionality of state bans on judicial candidates personally soliciting campaign contributions. The case is Williams-Yulee v. The Florida Bar. You can learn more...
From: Gavel Grab | By: Peter Hardin | Monday, November 24, 2014
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by Naveena Sadasivam A New York State Supreme Court Judge ruled Monday that prosecutors may use the confession of the man charged with strangling 6-year-old Etan Patz to death in 1979. In denying the motion to suppress the confession of Pedro Hernandez,...
From: ProPublica | By: ProPublica | Monday, November 24, 2014
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“[R]endering justice is being undermined by an erosion of funding for the courts,” opines an editorial in (Raleigh, North Carolina’s) newsobserver.com. In a time when most states are restoring cuts made to courts during the recession, North Carolina...
From: Gavel Grab | By: Peter Ueng | Monday, November 24, 2014
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Gov. Jerry Brown names top Justice Department lawyer Leondra Kruger to California Supreme Court, adds African-American to court for first time since 2005
From: San Jose Mercury News | By: /a | Monday, November 24, 2014
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A cloud of uncertainty hangs over the fate of IPL teams Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals as the Supreme Court on Monday asked whether Gurunath Meiyappan’s indictment by the Justice Mudgal Committee, which found him to be a CSK official, would...
From: Times of India | Monday, November 24, 2014
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The Supreme Court is going to hear a free speech case next week that will determine whether a then-27-year-old's violent, rap-inspired Facebook posts should have landed him behind bars.  The court will hear arguments next Monday in the case of Anthony...
From: Business Insider | By: Erin Fuchs | Monday, November 24, 2014
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Last week, an Oklahoma federal district court implemented the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in the Hobby Lobby case, issuing a narrow injunction. In Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. v. Sebelius, (WD OK, Nov. 19, 2014), the court enjoined the government from...
From: Religion Clause | By: Howard Friedman | Monday, November 24, 2014
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