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Why Hillary Clinton's Argument For Keeping Children From Coming To The U.S. Doesn't Work

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 02.12.2016 | Politics

During a spat with presidential rival Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) over what to do with thousands of migrant children fleeing Central America, Hillary...

ACLU Sues Obama For Targeting Muslims After He Decried Targeting Muslims

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 02.10.2016 | Politics

The American Civil Liberties Union on Wednesday sued the Obama administration, seeking information about government programs that unfairly target&nbs...

The Supreme Court Threw A Big Wrench In The Future Of Obama's Climate Legacy

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 02.10.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Climate change isn't getting much play in presidential politics, but the Supreme Court on Tuesday issued an astonishing reminder of the...

It's Taken 1,000 Years, But The UK Will Finally Stop Printing Laws On Animal Skin

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 02.10.2016 | Politics

British lawmakers are in a tizzy over a new law that would end a 1,000-year-old tradition of printing laws onto calfskin. From April, all legisla...

Should You Co-Sign a Loan for Your Significant Other?

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 02.09.2016 | Business
Jeanne Kelly

There's a lot of confusion about co-signing a loan and it's not uncommon for someone to think that they can co-sign a loan... only to be surprised later when their credit score drops dramatically because the other person in the relationship didn't pay.

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 suspe...

Move the Ball: Testing the Rooney Rule to Increase Diversity Within the Legal Profession

Tamesha Keel | Posted 02.08.2016 | Impact
Tamesha Keel

Diversity and the lack thereof has remained a hot topic at every turn. From sports and entertainment, academia, to legal and tech industries, the data illustrates the sobering reality that more work remains to be done to attain truly diverse and inclusive environments within our global society. Therefore, it is imperative to move beyond discourse to action.

People Have A 'Fundamental Right' To Own Assault Weapons, Court Rules

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 02.05.2016 | Politics

In a major victory for gun rights advocates, a federal appeals court on Thursday sided with a broad coalition of gun owners, businesses and organizat...

What It Means To Be Free and Alive In Afghanistan At the Same Time

Dan Keyserling | Posted 02.04.2016 | World
Dan Keyserling

No one has done more to bring about a renaissance in Afghan media and entertainment than Saad Mohseni. Mohseni runs Moby Group, a media conglomerate that specializes in bringing programming to places like Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Yemen, the Gulf states, and northern Africa.

Anticipating the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election in Light of Major Supreme Court Decisions on Voting Rights in Obama's Second Administration

Rajesh Sampath | Posted 02.06.2016 | Politics
Rajesh Sampath

As we head towards another presidential election, it would be important for us not to lose sight of major decisions made by the Supreme Court in the last few years during the second Obama administration

Justice Thomas Hasn't Uttered A Word From The Bench In 10 Years

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 02.02.2016 | Politics

Justice Clarence Thomas will soon celebrate 10 years of not speaking during oral arguments at the Supreme Court, The New York Times reported on ...

Astoria Characters: The Ex-Cop on the Legal Beat

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 02.02.2016 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Bankruptcy is not as bad as you think. Before you dismiss this seemingly novel idea, give Phill Mahony a chance to explain it to you.

Ferguson Moves On, But Reporters Arrested There Still Being Prosecuted

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 01.30.2016 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Since the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in 2014, the city of Ferguson, Missouri, has tried to take steps toward reforming a...

Arizona Wants To Secede From The U.S. Court That Has Long Been Its Home

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 01.29.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Arizona wants to secede. Not from the United States, but from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, the federal appellate...

Justice Scalia Calls Out A Colleague For Flip-Flopping On Juvenile Justice

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 01.28.2016 | Politics

Justice Antonin Scalia didn't make it to the Supreme Court this week, but he did leave a snippy note for Justice Anthony Kennedy in a major juvenile ...

The Leader as Global Citizen

Dr. Artika R. Tyner | Posted 01.27.2016 | Black Voices
Dr. Artika R. Tyner

The Honorable LaJune Lange exemplifies the qualities of a global citizen and leader in her daily life. Judge Lange is on a mission to make justice a lived reality across the globe.

What Is the Law of Abundance?

Amy Steinberg | Posted 01.26.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Amy Steinberg

What we believe, we receive. Our inner landscape mirrors our outer landscape. If we believe in lack, we experience lack. If we believe in abundance,...

Shelby County Won't Get $2 Million For Gutting The Voting Rights Act

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 01.25.2016 | Politics

This may be the end of the legal road for Shelby County, Alabama. The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined a request from the county to award it $2 ...

How the Supreme Court Authorized Racial Profiling

Gunar Olsen | Posted 01.25.2016 | College
Gunar Olsen

After the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 60s dismantled explicitly racist laws, racism became colorblind to survive. Today, although no law ...

Supreme Court Sides With Children Automatically Sentenced To Die In Prison

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 01.25.2016 | Politics

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled that children automatically sentenced to die in prison should get an opportunity to try for a more lenient sen...

Justice Breyer Is Dying For A Case That Will Kill The Death Penalty For Good

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 01.22.2016 | Politics

The U.S. Supreme Court gets last-minute death penalty appeals all the time, even when it's on summer recess. It seldom grants them. It refused two re...

Bernie Sanders Wants To Kill Citizens United. It's Actually Not That Easy.

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 01.22.2016 | Politics

To commemorate the six-year anniversary of the Supreme Court's reviled Citizens United decision, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) lamented the occasion on...

A Cop Was Punished Over Politics, And The Supreme Court May Let His Bosses Get Away With It

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 01.21.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court isn't shy about entertaining partisan issues. But in the case of a New Jersey police officer who was punished fo...

Island of Hope -- Sri Lanka's Last Chance for Equality

Aritha Wickramasinghe | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Aritha Wickramasinghe

As an out gay teenager in Sri Lanka, I witnessed the fear that everyone like me lived in: the fear of a system that was never going to be on your side because your mere existence is treated with contempt. In 2016, we have the opportunity to change this.

'Wichita Massacre' Brothers Get Zero Sympathy From The Supreme Court

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 01.20.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When the U.S. Supreme Court heard an unusual two hours of arguments in October to consider Kansas' death penalty regime, Justice Antoni...