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Emirates' New Athens Flights: A Sharp Poke in the Eye

Rob Britton | Posted 01.26.2017 | Business
Rob Britton

Emirates' recent announcement that they would begin nonstop flights from Newark to Athens on March 12 struck many Washington aviation experts as remar...

Emirates Finally Hits Turbulence

Rob Britton | Posted 01.24.2017 | Business
Rob Britton

Deep in a lengthy Bloomberg Businessweek article on Emirates Airline was a quote that spoke volumes about the airline's strategy and confirmed the cas...

Toilets, Trials, and Tolls: Cleaning Up After Pat McCrory

Harold Lloyd | Posted 12.31.2016 | Politics
Harold Lloyd

We all know that North Carolina's Gov. Pat McCrory hastily signed HB2 only to acknowledge that pre-existing state law discrimination remedies should n...

Supreme Court Could Give Trump Free Rein To Indefinitely Detain Immigrants

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 11.30.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― With the specter of Donald Trump’s administration looming, the Supreme Court on Wednesday appeared deeply torn over whether non-citiz...

Why Social Security Benefits May Be Abolished

Brad Reid | Posted 11.10.2016 | Business
Brad Reid

Individuals may incorrectly believe that their Social Security benefits are a fixed property right ("vested") that cannot be modified or abolished. Wi...

Subsidized Gulf Airlines Continue To Dump Seats In The U.S.

Rob Britton | Posted 10.24.2016 | Business
Rob Britton

Earlier this month, two of the three massively subsidized, state-owned Gulf airlines announced additional flights to and from the United States.

Military Justice, Senator John McCain, and SGT Robert Bergdahl

Bruce Fein | Posted 10.09.2016 | Politics
Bruce Fein

French Prime Minister Georges Clemenceau recognized that, "Military justice is to justice what military music is to music." Exemplary is the Septembe...

CNN Asks Whether Terror Suspect 'Deserves' Due Process

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 09.23.2016 | Politics

CNN openly mused on Tuesday about whether the U.S. citizen apprehended for his alleged role in a terror plot was entitled to due process under the law...

The U.S. Government Breaks Its Own Flight Rules. Again.

Rob Britton | Posted 09.02.2016 | Business
Rob Britton

For the second time in less than a year, the U.S. government has hired Emirates, a massively subsidized, state-owned airline, to fly federal employees, this time between New York and Milan, Italy.

Senator McCain, the Constitution, and Sgt. Bergdahl

Bruce Fein | Posted 08.23.2016 | Politics
Bruce Fein

It is not that United States Senator John McCain (R-AZ) should be loved less, but that the Constitution should be loved more that he should be rebuked...

6 Ways Human Rights Is At Risk In Turkey After The Coup Attempt

Melissa Hooper | Posted 07.22.2016 | World
Melissa Hooper

Rule of law seems to be farthest from the mind of the government as officials pursue a scorched-earth policy in the coup aftermath, arresting tens of thousands, firing tens of thousands, failing to stop rampant street violence, and breeding more fear in the population.

Major Civil Rights Groups Defend Feds' Title IX Enforcement

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 07.13.2016 | Politics

A coalition of 80 organizations representing women, the LGBT community and minority groups issued a letter Wednesday defending the U.S. Department of ...

Battlebot: The Denial of Due Process in Dallas

Eoin Higgins | Posted 07.12.2016 | Politics
Eoin Higgins

Due process is an integral part of our legal system, and protects US citizens from over-zealous authorities. For that reason, it is especially important to apply due process protections to suspects when it is most difficult to do so.

Gun Proponents Seek Resurrection Of Due Process

Bruce Fein | Posted 07.05.2016 | Politics
Bruce Fein

The military-industrial-counterterrorism complex teaches that it is better to inflict massive injustice than to take a measured risk of being the victim of injustice.

Guns, Terrorists, And The Constitution

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.15.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

If America does have a consensus that we're all basically OK with the concept of governmental blacklists, and that we further approve of curtailing constitutional rights for people on such lists, then it should be relatively easy to get the necessary votes in Congress and the statehouses.

The NRA Has Actually Got Something Right On Gun Control

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 06.15.2016 | Politics

When the Supreme Court declared for the first time in history that Americans have a constitutional right to keep and bear arms, the late Justice Anton...

#Stopthehate: SF City Supervisors Defend Undocumented Cancer Survivor From Hate

Maria Poblet | Posted 05.16.2016 | Latino Voices
Maria Poblet

This past Tuesday, an incident at San Francisco City Hall showcased both the worst - and the best - of the immigration debate. That day, scores of u...

Student Accused In BDSM Sexual Assault Case Wins Rare Legal Victory

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 03.30.2016 | Politics

A male student accused of sexual violence didn't get a fair shot at defending himself when George Mason University expelled him, a district court judg...

The Excruciating Worth of Criticism

Paula Gordon | Posted 03.20.2016 | Politics
Paula Gordon

The democratic experiment is neither certain nor assured. It takes courage and perseverance, a willingness to wrestle with the toughest issues and to...

Understanding What's Behind Emirates' Potential Budapest-U.S. Flights

Rob Britton | Posted 03.10.2016 | Business
Rob Britton

The fact that no traditional airline has operated the route with financial success is precisely what causes airline experts to wonder about Emirates' interest in the route.

Supreme Court Quashes Death Row Inmate's Conviction Built On 'House Of Cards'

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 03.08.2016 | Politics

The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that Louisiana prosecutors violated the Constitution when they withheld evidence in a murder case that could have sp...

Working Together to Preserve U.S. Airline Jobs

Rob Britton | Posted 02.24.2016 | Business
Rob Britton

When it comes to relations between management and labor, fights always make the news, while cases of collaboration are seldom mentioned.

The 10 Worst Colleges for Free Speech: 2016

Greg Lukianoff | Posted 02.17.2017 | College
Greg Lukianoff

This past year will be remembered as the year that freedom of speech (or the lack thereof) on U.S. campuses became international news.

Fair Trade Coffee -- How About Fair Trade Air Travel?

Rob Britton | Posted 02.12.2017 | Business
Rob Britton

The fair trade movement and concern about ethical sourcing asks consumers, all of us, to think more carefully about what we buy, and to ask hard questions about how producers behave. Air travelers who believe they are people of good will, people who embrace the Golden Rule, should ask the same question when booking a trip.

A Legal Introduction to Habeas Corpus

Brad Reid | Posted 01.11.2017 | Crime
Brad Reid

The petitioning of a court to grant a Writ of Habeas Corpus, frequently coupled with a request for an Evidentiary Hearing and a Motion for a New Trial...