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Texas Court OKs "Up Skirts": WTF?!

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 11.22.2014 | Politics
Jon Hotchkiss

This week, the Texas Court of Appeals made a ruling that is both outrageous and grotesque... and for the first time in recorded history, it has nothing to do with either abortion or the death penalty.

States Welcome Taxpayers but Make It Hard for Them to Leave

David Seiden | Posted 10.11.2014 | New York
David Seiden

In my more than 25 years of helping individuals and businesses navigate the complexities of state and local taxes, I have found there to be one constant: States are very welcoming to new residents but make it extremely difficult for them to leave.

EPA Takes the Next Critical Step Toward Protecting Wild Salmon and Stopping the Massive Pebble Mine

Joel Reynolds | Posted 09.21.2014 | Green
Joel Reynolds

Last Friday, the U.S. EPA formally proposed limitations that would block the massive, ill-conceived Pebble Mine projectThis action by EPA is a critical step toward protecting Bristol Bay's salmon from the inevitable devastation that a large-scale mine would cause.

Verizon's FiOS Fiber to the Premise (FTTP) Networks are Already Title II in Massachusetts, Maryland, Florida, New Jersey, District of Columbia, Pennsylvania, New York...

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 09.18.2014 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

While Verizon has continuously told anyone who will listen that using the Title II classification for its broadband networks would harm innovation and investment, Verizon appears to have failed to disclose a basic fact to regulators and the courts.

Abuse Against Disabled Children -- Courts Allow It

Shayna A. Pitre | Posted 09.14.2014 | Education
Shayna A. Pitre

Some people support corporal punishment in schools. These people think physical discipline is the only discipline that works on some children. However, virtually everyone can agree physical discipline should not be used against disabled children.

A FOIA Flaw and the Obama Administration's Failure to Fix It

Alan B. Morrison | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics
Alan B. Morrison

On May 20, 2014, the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld the CIA's refusal to turn over under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), part five, of the draft history of the flawed 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba.

EPA Makes the Right Move for Bristol Bay, Starts 404(c) Process on Pebble Mine

Joel Reynolds | Posted 04.30.2014 | Green
Joel Reynolds

Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency took the first regulatory step toward securing a healthy future for Bristol Bay. Photograph © 2014 ...

Unprecedented Coalition in Washington, D.C. Next Week Urging EPA to Protect Bristol Bay, Alaska

Joel Reynolds | Posted 04.22.2014 | Green
Joel Reynolds

EPA has the opportunity to protect both a unique natural resource and an economic powerhouse. It has the scientific basis, legal authority, and moral responsibility to protect Bristol Bay. And that's exactly what this diverse coalition of Alaska Natives, subsistence, commercial and sports fishermen, lodge owners, faith leaders and environmental groups will tell EPA next week.

The GOP Mines an Endless Vein of Hypocrisy; An Historic Bottomless Pit of Inconsistency

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Apparently, having a black, Kenyan-born Communist who is both Muslim and a radical Christian in the Oval Office changes the rules of judicial appointments. That is the only conclusion we can reach for key Republican senators have reversed their opinions 180 degrees from what they've stated in the past.

US Court rejects to connect Jerusalem with Israel

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 09.24.2013 | World
Daoud Kuttab

The city of Jerusalem has many diplomatic missions that have the official title of consulate general. These include the US, most Western European and ...

Obama's Judicial Disaster

The New Yorker | Jeffrey Toobin | Posted 06.03.2013 | Politics

On the same day as Rand Paul’s celebrated filibuster against drone strikes last week, the Senate engaged in a less noticed but more typical form of ...

The 'Advice of Counsel' Defense

Brad Reid | Posted 02.05.2013 | Business
Brad Reid

While executives should consult legal counsel, executives should not expect that an assertion of legal advice favoring the proposed action will automatically prevent subsequent liability for fraud.

We Are All Troy Davis... And We Are Free!

Patrick McDermott | Posted 11.28.2011 | DC
Patrick McDermott

If justice is a product of equitability, then the conviction and now murder of Troy Davis was anything but equitable.

The Myth of California's Death Penalty

James Clark | Posted 09.12.2011 | Los Angeles
James Clark

California's sudden drop in death sentences and the momentum to replace the death penalty with a real public safety solution didn't just crop up out of nowhere. They're the result of the death penalty's myths being exposed.

The Superbowl Is Over -- Now The Real Combat Begins

David Morris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
David Morris

For thousands of workers and millions of fans, the NFL game that really counts isn't Packers v. Steelers. It's Workers v. Bosses.

Reality Check: The MEK and the Guardian's Credibility Gap

Ali Safavi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ali Safavi

An article published by The Guardian on the principal Iranian opposition movement, the Mujahedin-e Khalq, is jam-packed with first-grade logical blunders and topped with dubious historical analogies.

Sam Stein

Supreme Court Nomination: Pressure Mounts To Avoid The Ivy League

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

This past Sunday, during the panel session on "Fox News Sunday", the Weekly Standard's Bill Kristol, a Harvard graduate and professor, urged the presi...

Mark Cuban: SEC Files Notice Of Appeal In Trading Case

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DALLAS — The Securities and Exchange Commission says it plans to appeal a federal judge's dismissal of the agency's insider-trading lawsuit agai...

Supreme Court Rules Against ACLU In Case Of Detainee Abuse Photos

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has thrown out an appeals court ruling ordering the disclosure of photographs of detainees being abused by their ...

Gay Marriage Hits Top Court: New York Court Of Appeals To Consider Same-Sex Marriage Benefits

AP | MICHAEL VIRTANEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — A Christian legal group seeking to stop New York agencies from recognizing same-sex marriages performed outside the state argued ...

Felons In Prison Should Be Able To Vote In Washington State, Federal Judges Rule

AP | RACHEL LA CORTE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Incarcerated felons should be allowed to vote in Washington to ensure that racial minorities are protected under the Voting Rig...

Power to the People...Ravitch for Lt. Gov

Bill Cunningham | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Bill Cunningham

To my friend Dick Ravitch I would say, "No good deed goes unpunished! A lifetime of honorable service to your city and state in times of crisis, and this is what you reap!"

Court Of Appeals To Hear Atlantic Yards Case

The New York Observer | Eliot Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The Court of Appeals, New York's highest court, has agreed to hear an eminent domain case over Atlantic Yards, the new arena being built in Brooklyn f...

Why Did Republicans Boycott the Senate Judiciary Hearing on Hamilton?

Nan Aron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nan Aron

We can't let the Republicans block nominees who don't support their agenda. We can't continue to have a country where there is one set of rules for a few at the top and a different set for the rest of us.