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Trump Challenges The Limits Of Executive Power

Marjorie Cohn | Posted 02.16.2017 | Politics
Marjorie Cohn

When Donald Trump learned that a federal district court had refused to reinstate his Muslim ban last week, he tweeted in all caps, "SEE YOU IN COURT!"...

News Roundup for February 10, 2017

Outspeak | Posted 02.10.2017 | HuffPost Live 321

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A Brief Introduction to Common Legal Writs

Brad Reid | Posted 01.03.2017 | Business
Brad Reid

The "writ" dates from Anglo-Saxon commands issued by the monarch. Today, a writ is a court order commanding an action or an order to refrain from acti...

Wells Fargo Asks Court To Dismiss Account Scandal Lawsuit

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 11.24.2016 | Business

NEW YORK, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co has asked a U.S. court to order dozens of customers who are suing the bank over the opening of unauthori...

Seniors Stripped Of The Right To Vote; Florida Is A Hotspot

Dr. Terri Kennedy | Posted 11.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Terri Kennedy

With days to go before we elect a new President, many of the 1.5 million adults under guardianships in the United States have been stripped of their v...

What a Judge Sentencing a Domestic Violence Victim to Jail Reveals About Common Beliefs

Dr. Ludy Green | Posted 10.16.2016 | Impact
Dr. Ludy Green

A domestic violence victim from Mary Lake, Florida failed to show up to a subpoena to testify against her abuser. This type of behavior is common amon...

Taylor Swift Writes About Her 8 Month Long Jury Duty Case

Oren Mendez | Posted 09.13.2016 | Comedy
Oren Mendez

Some days I wake up having dreamt I was a successful, rich, famous singer. It's silly if you think about it. I have very little recollection of my pas...

Blogger Writing Challenge: You Can Rape Me Because I'm Drunk

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 08.30.2016 | Women
Elaine Ambrose

I've never met Audrey Hayworth, a talented writer and blogger from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, but we are friends through social media. We are inviting all bloggers across the country to join us in an important cause on Friday, September 2 to participate in the "You Can Rape Me because I'm Drunk" challenge. Yes, it's important.

The Soullessness Of Jury Duty

Mara Shapshay | Posted 08.16.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Mara Shapshay

Last week I was called to jury duty. I was one of those delusional citizens who was a big believer that every American should perform their civic dut...

Broken Promises - An Uphill Battle for Climate Justice... That We Just Might Win

This Planet | Posted 06.13.2016 | Green
This Planet

"The government doesn't work for corporations, it works for the people" - and here's how to remind them of that Photo: Imagine that yo...

The State of the Gun Union -- Concealed Carry in the US

Eric Korn | Posted 05.20.2016 | Politics
Eric Korn

A recent ruling by a federal judge that struck down certain provisions of Washington D.C.'s concealed carry law as "likely unconstitutional" in the case of Grace v. District of Columbia has spurred on a needed conversation on the topic of firearms rights for the private citizen.

Family Health Care Costs Can't be Subject to Political Whim

LeeAnn Hall | Posted 05.13.2016 | Politics
LeeAnn Hall

A federal ruling Thursday, prompted by House Republicans, would raise the out-of-pocket costs for health care for millions of people in the United Sta...

Asking A Comedian To Be Your Guest Host Is No Laughing Matter

Fred Lundgren | Posted 04.27.2016 | Media
Fred Lundgren

When Gary Garver asked comedian Dave Shelton to be a reoccurring guest on his KCAA Morning Show which airs in the Riverside/ San Bernardino area, he d...

Funding Crisis Handicaps Louisiana's Public Defender Offices

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 03.25.2016 | Crime
Christopher Zoukis

In 1963, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down the Gideon v. Wainwright decision, which unanimously held the Constitution's fair trial and due process pr...

Whistleblowers Turning in Small Whistles for Big Trumpets!

Dr. Philip Zimbardo | Posted 02.20.2017 | Business
Dr. Philip Zimbardo

Heroes come in four varieties, with infinite variations within each category. Life-long Heroes are individuals who organize their entire lives around...

Academy Awards 2016--Foreign Language Films

David Wallechinsky | Posted 02.22.2017 | Entertainment
David Wallechinsky

Eighty nations entered films in the Academy Awards Foreign Language category this year. I saw 75 of the 80 films. It was a good year for South America, a strong year for Europe and a weak year for Asia.

Celebrities Show Support For Kesha After Her Emotional Day In Court

The Huffington Post | Lauren Zupkus | Posted 01.05.2017 | Entertainment

Fans and celebrities alike are rallying around Kesha after a judge denied the motion to release her from her contract with Sony on Friday. The "Your L...

Cops Recording Your Every Move For 10 Weeks Doesn't Violate The Constitution

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 02.08.2016 | Politics

A federal appeals court on Monday ruled it is not unconstitutional for law enforcement to set up a camera on a public utility pole and record a suspec...

An Open Letter to Sexual Assault Victims

Jill Amery | Posted 02.05.2017 | Crime
Jill Amery

It's all over the news, and as the Jian Ghomeshi trial begins, my hands are frigid. Yours may be, too. There are so many of us who have been sexual assault victims.

Even Senators Have To Deal With Jury Duty

The Huffington Post | Robert Baldwin III | Posted 01.25.2016 | Politics

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) wants you to know that even our top elected officials get called for jury duty. McCaskill, who served as a prosecutor ea...

Kansas Secretary Of State Loses Battle For Stricter Voter Registration -- Again

The Huffington Post | Robert Baldwin III | Posted 01.19.2016 | Politics

A district state judge declared Friday that Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has overstepped his legal authority by implementing a dual voter reg...

Judith Kaye, First Woman To Lead New York's Highest Court, Dies

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 01.07.2016 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Judith S. Kaye, the first woman to serve as New York's chief judge, died Wednesday night, according to an official statement. She was 77. ...

Evenwel, Equal Representation Depends on Justice Kennedy

Kathay Feng | Posted 12.14.2016 | Los Angeles
Kathay Feng

Since the time of the Founding Fathers, people have debated who America's representative democracy should represent. It was a pretty radical idea for American colonists to advance the idea that those who were elected to our government should represent all of We the People.

Black Cat Wheeled Into Court To Keep Nervous Owner Calm

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 12.04.2015 | Weird News

A black cat had his day in court after a judge allowed him to accompany his nervous owner into the dock. Taylor -- of a notoriously unlucky color -- s...

Divorce Confidential: Alimony -- Are You On The Hook?

Caroline Choi | Posted 11.13.2016 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

Alimony. It's a hot button issue in divorce and something many individuals have a hard time dealing with after the breakup. It seems unfair, when one spouse is ordered to pay a hefty sum each month towards the daily living costs and lifestyle choices of their ex-spouse. These individuals are no longer connected, yet the financial obligation continues -- sometimes indefinitely.