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Mike Sacks

Florida Primary May Save Federal Judges From Newt

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Sacks | Posted 01.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Newt Gingrich's lackluster performance in Thursday night's debate darkened the already dim chances of seeing Justice Anthony Kennedy hau...

Brown Slams GOP Candidate

Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.05.2012 | Politics

Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) slammed GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich in a Wednesday op-ed, criticizing the former House speaker's campaign pled...

Mike Sacks

Supreme Court Debates Again Whether Corporations Are People

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Sacks | Posted 12.16.2011 | Politics

This article is in collaboration with The Dylan Ratigan Show's "Mad As Hell" series. WASHINGTON -- A multinational oil company will be coming to th...

Mike Sacks

Justices Not Moved By HIV-Positive Pilot's Distress

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Sacks | Posted 11.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A majority of the Supreme Court appeared unlikely Wednesday morning to help a California man who claims he suffered severe mental and em...

Mike Sacks

Chief Justice Roberts Defends Scalia's Honor

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Sacks | Posted 01.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's 9th Circuit smackdown season at the Supreme Court and, judging from Tuesday morning's oral arguments, Richard Lee Pollard could be ...

Mike Sacks

9th Circuit Widens Court Split Over Suing Corporations

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Sacks | Posted 12.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Corporations can be held liable in U.S. courts for human rights violations committed abroad, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circu...

Mike Sacks

Supreme Court Agrees To Hear Eight New Cases

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Sacks | Posted 11.27.2011 | Politics

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court agreed to hear eight cases out of the hundreds of petitions received during its summer recess. The cases, which will lik...

'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' To Remain In Place, Court Rules

AP | SHAYA TAYEFE MOHAJER | Posted 09.14.2011 | Politics

LOS ANGELES — The military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy is back in place for the time being, with one major caveat: the government is not al...

OC Birther Queen's Lawsuit Hits 9th Circuit Court

AP | By GREG RISLING | Posted 07.02.2011 | Los Angeles

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) -- Leaders in the so-called "birther" movement argued their case over President Barack Obama's U.S. citizenship before a federal...

Rick Santorum: I Would Eliminate The 9th Circuit Court Of Appeals

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, a potential Republican candidate for president in 2012, would do away with the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals if...

Poverty's Penalty

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

Welfare recipients participating in San Diego's "Project 100%" are forced to consent to unannounced visits from the Public Affairs Fraud Division, trading their protection afforded by the Fourth Amendment for welfare benefits.

Goodwin Liu Confirmation Hearing: Liberal Court Pick Ready For Senate GOP Grilling

AP | LARRY MARGASAK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans fiercely criticized President Barack Obama's choice for a seat on a San Francisco-based federal appellate court ...

Goodwin Liu Confirmation Proceeding: Democrats Push Forward With Appeals Court Nominee

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Democrats moved ahead on Wednesday with plans to hold confirmation hearings for Goodwin Liu, President Obama's nominee for a spot on the Ninth ...

Court Rejects Meat Industry Attempt to Thwart Regulation

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

In a third straight federal appellate court ruling against the meat industry, the Ninth Circuit ruled today that California is well within its authority to ban the sale, transport, or purchase of downer cows and pigs.

Gates, Mullen Signal Chain of Command: Stop Wasting Time Discharging Gays

Aubrey Sarvis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aubrey Sarvis

As much as we welcome these helpful changes coming from Secretary Gates and his DOD General Counsel, interim steps are not a substitute for repeal.

Plaintiffs File Brief in Overtime Lawsuit Against PricewaterhouseCoopers

Caleb Newquist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Caleb Newquist

Last summer Going Concern initiated its coverage on the wage and hour lawsuits against the Big 4 auditors in California. The implications of the suit could change the face of public accounting.

"Have You Heard the One About the Judge Who Told Ribald Jokes ..."

Karen Thalacker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Karen Thalacker

Trust me when I say that I am neither a fun-hater nor a prude. But when dealing with clients and colleagues, it is never okay to swear or tell a raunchy joke.

Supreme Court DNA Ruling: Once Again Roberts Court Allows "Procedural" Issues to Trump Justice

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that convicted inmates do not have the constitutional right to DNA testing, even though it could, as Justice Stevens said in his dissent, "ascertain the truth once and for all."

Impeach Bybee

Terry Curtis Fox | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Terry Curtis Fox

Congress needs to immediately begin an impeachment proceeding against Bybee for his criminal behavior. If torture is not a high crime and misbehavior, nothing is.