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Trouble for Breaking the Mother of All Laws?

Suann MacIsaac | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Suann MacIsaac

Although many may find Croonquist's shtick funny, her in-laws aren't laughing.

Arizona on my Mind: The Immigration Law and Homelessness

Maria Foscarinis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Maria Foscarinis

Late last week, the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty joined other civil and human rights organizations in the Arizona boycott, pulling ou...

The President's Different and Enigmatic Supreme Court Choice

Brian Levin, J.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Levin, J.D.

Like President Kennedy's "Best and Brightest" who critics point out made some key errors, Obama often chooses those who he regards as steady over those with hard left politics or a traditional resume.

Roberts: Corporate $peech Good, Presidential Speech "Very Troubling"

James Sample | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Sample

John Roberts' speech indicates that, while unlimited corporate billions are newly essential to democracy, apparently a thick skin is not.

Mamas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Lindsays

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brian Ross

Ms. Lohan, who just watched her fashion career with Ungaro sink faster than a submarine with screen doors, seems to think that she is in the same class of celebrity as "Oprah" or "Angelina."

Snoop Dogg Beats the British Government Over UK Ban -- Or Does He?

Andy Pemberton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Andy Pemberton

In a humiliating climbdown this week, the British Government has been forced to admit they had no right to ban Snoop Dogg from entering the UK for three years after an airport brawl in May 2006.

John Roberts: Scene At Obama's State Of Union Was 'Very Troubling'

AP | JAY REEVES | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts said Tuesday the scene at President Barack Obama's first State of the Union address was "very...

International Adoption Under Siege?

Philip N. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Philip N. Cohen

After a day at the 2010 Adoption Policy Conference. I'm not an adoption expert, but I know more today than I did yesterday. Spend a day in a room ful...

Immigration Reform: Change Takes Courage and Faith

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

If our political leaders won't make room for the "strangers" among us, we will -- because Jesus commands us to do so.

Should Children Have A Right to Die?

Jacob M. Appel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob M. Appel

Pediatric aid-in-dying is coming out of the medical closet. In an era of parental rights and child welfare, maybe we are finally ready to grant suffering minors the right to die.

Measure for Measure = Law & Order

Thane Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Thane Rosenbaum

Broadway ironies abound at the Duke on 42nd Street, where Shakespeare's Measure for Measure, presented by the Theatre for a New Audience, is playing until March 14.

Cuss Free Week Passed By California Assembly |   by Subha Ravindhran | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

PASADENA, Calif. (KABC) -- Watch your language! That was the message on Thursday from the California State Assembly, as they passed a resolution makin...

Plastic Perils: Credit CARD Act Not Enough

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Originally published on, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe. By: Jennifer Obakhume As a college studen...

Four Ways to Fix a Broken Legal System

TEDTalks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The land of the free has become a legal minefield, says Philip K. Howard -- especially for teachers and doctors, whose work has been paralyzed by fear of suits. 2010-02-22-howard.jpg

Open Season on Lawyers in Russia

Robert Amsterdam | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Amsterdam

In recent years, dozens of lawyers have been forced into prison, out of the country, or worse. Yet despite these outrages, and the fraud schemes they're associated with, not a thing is being done to stop this.

Thoughts on International Law in US Courts: Our Constitution or Blackstone's?

Tricia Perry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tricia Perry

Recent weeks have generated interesting commentary on the Supreme Court hearing on Abbott v. Abbott. The case involves the custody of a 14-year-old child whose parents divorced while living in Chile.

If You Brandish a Gun in Self-Defense in Kansas, You'd Best Shoot It

Eugene Volokh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eugene Volokh

Kansas's Supreme Court concluded that while this allows self-defense that involves an actual attack on the attacker it does not allow self-defense that merely involves a threat of violence.

Pope vs. Doctors: How New Vatican Orthodoxy Undermines Medical Ethics and Imperils Your Health

Jacob M. Appel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob M. Appel

By challenging this longstanding system of benign neglect, bishops and zealots may believe they will achieve ideological purity. What they are actually doing is jeopardizing Catholic hospitals and public health.

Electronic Media in Jordan Under Scrutiny

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

The decision by the Jordanian Court of Cassation to classify websites as "publications" and thus apply the Press and Publications Law to them is troubling.

Standing Up to Violence Against Women Worldwide

Ritu Sharma | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ritu Sharma

Passing the International Violence Against Women Act could truly be a life-changing force for millions of women and girls around the world who face abuse.

Justice Sotomayor: Right-Wing on the Death Penalty?

Marlen Suyapa Bodden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marlen Suyapa Bodden

In all the hoopla over Citizens United, few noticed that in the case Wood v. Allen Justice Sotomayor delivered the majority decision denying relief to the petitioner, a death row prisoner in Alabama.

Obama's Radical Agenda

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Johnson

Conservatives are constantly talking about Obama's "radical, far-left agenda." "At last!", I said. Hearing their whines and complaints I became ho...

New Irish Blasphemy Law Undermines Free Speech

Rory Fitzgerald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rory Fitzgerald

On Jan. 1, a controversial blasphemy law came into force in Ireland and immediately became a matter of international concern. Pakistan and the Organi...

A Legal Legend Passes

Alan Dershowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Alan Dershowitz

This past weekend, the world lost one of the greatest criminal lawyers of the past half century. As a prosecutor and defense attorney alike, Jack Litman was one heck of a lawyer.

Medical Kidnapping: Rogue Obstetricians vs. Pregnant Women

Jacob M. Appel | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jacob M. Appel

The treatment of a pregnant Tallahassee mother, Samantha Burton, by her obstetrician may well rank among the most egregious abuses perpetrated against a patient by her caregiver since the triumph of the patients' rights movement.