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You Can Now Listen To Justice Scalia Call Obamacare 'SCOTUScare' Over And Over

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 10.09.2015 | Politics

Every major Supreme Court decision has two parts: a written opinion and an oral announcement. The former is made public immediately, but the latter is...

American Apparel Lawsuit Is 'The Mother Of All Sexual Harassment Cases,' Judge Says

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 10.09.2015 | Business

Things are not going well for American Apparel founder and former CEO Dov Charney. American Apparel's board fired Charney for misconduct, including se...

Debtors Prisons: How Counties Use Poor People to Fund Criminal Justice

ACLU of Washington | Posted 10.06.2015 | Politics
ACLU of Washington

After struggling with addiction and mental illness, Jayne Fuentes served her time, found a job and got her life back on track. She's been sober and crime-free for three years, but one thing still dogs her: fear of being jailed or forced to do physical labor because she can't afford to pay the government.

Yes, Judicial Engagement IS Winning Over Conservatives: A Response to Professor Ramsey

Evan Bernick | Posted 10.06.2015 | Politics
Evan Bernick

Are conservatives truly revisiting their longstanding commitment to judicial restraint, or are liberals merely flogging a narrative of right-wing radicalism to advance their own ends?

When Enough Is Enough

Fred Silberberg | Posted 10.06.2015 | Divorce
Fred Silberberg

Is spousal support really supposed to last forever? Does every order that states support is to be paid "until death, remarriage or further order of court" mean that there will never be a reduction or even a termination in support? Case law tells us that the answer to that is no.

Supreme Court Stops Lawyers From Paying Line-Standers In Big Cases

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 10.05.2015 | Politics

On its first day back from summer break, the U.S. Supreme Court announced new measures to combat practices the public and the press have called into q...

Ice Cream and Softball in Prison: What's Wrong with Criminal Justice?

David Cahn | Posted 10.09.2015 | College
David Cahn

On a summer Wednesday inside a prison in Graterford, Pa., convicted felons must make a tough decision. When they purchase ice cream, should they choose strawberry shortcake, chocolate chip cookie dough, birthday cake, banana daiquiri water ice or a combination of the flavors?

The Supreme Court Is Back At Work, And Things Look Pretty Ugly Already

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 10.05.2015 | Politics

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Speaking Freely of Guns

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 10.04.2015 | Politics
David Katz, M.D.

For now, we have an endless litany of tragedies to which we react with collective pathos and impotence, knowing for certain that we await the next. We have a bizarre double-standard, in which the First Amendment is spared the tortured literalism imposed upon the Second by those with ulterior motives.

Supreme Court Preview: The Pope Casts a Long Shadow Over the New Term

Bill Blum | Posted 09.30.2015 | Politics
Bill Blum

How many pope watchers and admirers, I wonder, noticed that only four of the high court's members -- Chief Justice John Roberts and Associate Justices Anthony Kennedy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor -- showed up to hear the pontiff address a joint session of Congress last week?

Fixing New York City's Broken Housing Courts

Michael Diller | Posted 09.30.2015 | Politics
Michael Diller

Tenants face a confusing and impersonal system when threatened with eviction in New York City Housing Court. But programs like Poverty Justice Solutions are making a dent in the problem by targeting the issues plaguing housing court.

Review: The Amazing Adventures of Ruth Bader Ginsburg & Sandra Day O'Connor

The National Book Review | Posted 09.30.2015 | Books
The National Book Review

Apart from being the first two women on the Supreme Court, what did Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg really have in common? Was there any special bond between them? And did they create a synergy that advanced women's rights further than either could have alone?

How to Better Prepare Your Company for Litigation and eDiscovery

Umar Zulqarnain | Posted 09.29.2015 | Business
Umar Zulqarnain

Technology has had a considerable impact on the judicial landscape in America. The discovery process once relied primarily on droves of lawyers sifting through documents looking for evidence.

Albania's Ageing Problem

Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort | Posted 09.25.2015 | Women
Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort

The World is proving incapable of addressing its greatest challenges. An ageing population is no longer limited to developed nations. Many developing countries particularly in the Balkans are facing the pressure of ageing.

Indigenous Leaders Want Pope Francis To Rescind Bull Justifying Colonialism

The Huffington Post | Julian Brave Noisecat | Posted 09.27.2015 | Politics

Ahead of Pope Francis’ arrival in Philadelphia, indigenous leaders from across the Americas -- from the Haudenosaunee Confederacy in upstate Ne...

Commandments of Love

Paul N. Anderson | Posted 09.23.2015 | Religion
Paul N. Anderson

The Ten Commandments, given to Moses by God for the children of Israel to follow, are not primarily religious. Their concern is largely social, rooted in love, and all of them are relational in their thrust. Four Commandments address the human-divine relationship; six of them address human-to-human relationships.

Against Solitary Confinement

Michael Shammas | Posted 09.22.2015 | Crime
Michael Shammas

Don't get me wrong: The most immoral prisoner has earned his government-sponsored home. Quite thoroughly. But by treating him in an inhumane manner that extends beyond confinement, we too become all too human. We too commit a moral wrong.

No, Chief Justice Roberts' Judicial Restraint Isn't Admirable

Evan Bernick | Posted 09.23.2015 | Politics
Evan Bernick

In a word, no. The judiciary is not an exceptional, deviant institution in an otherwise pure democracy. The Constitution is pervasively countermajoritarian. It protects Americans against majority tyranny by providing that the government may act only when it has the authority to do so and by explicitly protecting individual rights.

#IStandWithAhmed: Or When Islamophobia Jumped the Shark

Atif Choudhury | Posted 09.23.2015 | Religion
Atif Choudhury

Are schools not supposed to be institutions of education and learning, complete with a welcoming atmosphere for all in the hopes of serving as a beacon of light for the next generation?

Georgia Man on the Road to Recovery After Four Decades

The Stepping Up Initiative | Posted 09.18.2015 | Impact
The Stepping Up Initiative

Before my recovery, I was all of those horrible, scary things that you hear about regarding mental illness and addiction. I was that in spades, not only on the outside, but on the inside as well.

Doctors, Death and Dignity: The Semantics of 'Suicide'

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 09.18.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Death is the enemy, and it is not. Death is simple and inevitable, and inexplicably complicated.

Appeals Court Deals A Blow To Kim Davis' Lawyers For Not Following The Rules

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 09.17.2015 | Politics

A federal appeals court on Thursday turned away a request filed by lawyers for Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis, and chastised Davis' attorneys for not...

California's Pot Biz "Wild West" May End, Massachusetts Could "Head It Off At The Pass"

Adam Sulkowski | Posted 09.16.2015 | Business
Adam Sulkowski

As I write this, California may be ending almost two decades of their "Wild West" approach to marijuana businesses. Californians voted in 1996 to legalize pot for medical purposes, but as of September 2015 there is still no state regulatory framework for its share of what could be a $3 billion national industry.

Woman Prosecuted for Loss of a Child After Birth

Lynda Bekore | Posted 09.16.2015 | Women
Lynda Bekore

Are women to be forever guilty until proven innocent? If this decision holds, then America, 2015 has truly turned into Salem, 1692, and women's strides for equality and fairness will indeed have been tossed back into Bizarro World.

11 Weird Laws That Could Ruin Your Next Trip

SmarterTravel | Posted 09.16.2015 | Travel

Traveling can be an incredibly freeing experience, but that doesn't necessarily mean you're free to do whatever you want. Tourists often find themselv...