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The Law Is the Law: A Call to Defeat HB2 Through Obedience

Eric T. Butler | Posted 05.20.2016 | Queer Voices
Eric T. Butler

The uproar over North Carolina's Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act (HB2) has been impossible to miss. The law, which forces transgender and ...

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.

Judge Who Blocked Obama's Immigration Plan Goes On Rampage Against DOJ

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 05.20.2016 | Politics

The same judge who put the brakes on President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration has gone on a rampage against the Department of Justice...

Supreme Court Rules There's No Such Thing As A Right To Being Thrown In Prison Quickly

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 05.19.2016 | Politics

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that the Constitution doesn't guarantee people convicted of crimes the right to receive a sentence as quickly...

'Right To Privacy' Looks Very Different For Conservatives Who Defend Anti-Trans Bathroom Laws

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 05.19.2016 | Politics

A number of lawsuits are now underway in North Carolina over its enforcement of HB2, the controversial law that, among other provisions, bars transgen...

This Big Law Firm Just Stepped Into The 21st Century

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 05.19.2016 | Business

The Chicago-based international law firm Winston & Strawn LLP announced Wednesday that it is creating a gender-neutral parental leave policy, as well ...

Why We Need To Stop The PRINCE Act

Michael G. Bennett | Posted 05.16.2016 | Politics
Michael G. Bennett

As one of the millions of his fans around the world who wept upon learning of his death on April 21, I'm still struggling to come to grips with Prince's passing.

Learning About Cuba's Legal System

Jose Gabilondo | Posted 05.16.2016 | Latino Voices
Jose Gabilondo

In addition to isolating Cuba from global markets and other communities, the U.S. embargo has kept U.S. lawyers and legal academics from learning abou...

Supreme Court Can't Make Up Its Mind In Religious Challenge To Obamacare

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 05.16.2016 | Politics

The Supreme Court on Monday failed to reach a definitive ruling in one of its biggest cases of the year -- a challenge to an accommodation under the A...

American Public Can't See Full Senate Torture Report, Court Rules

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 05.13.2016 | Politics

An appeals court ruled on Friday that more than 6,000 pages of the so-called Senate torture report cannot be made public because they consist of congr...

There's Almost No Evidence Merrick Garland Will Take Away Your Guns

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 05.11.2016 | Politics

A myth that has taken hold in conservatives circles since President Barack Obama nominated Merrick Garland to the U.S. Supreme Court is that his choic...

This is the Showdown Between the U.S. Government and North Carolina Over Trans Rights

Kicker | Posted 05.11.2016 | Politics
Kicker

Both North Carolina and the US Department of Justice sued each other within hours. Two lawsuits? Yeah. But the whole situation over the controversial HB2 law in North Carolina has been brewing for months. Let's take a look at how we got here

Interview With Nicola Corzine at NASDAQ's Entrepreneurial Center

Lisa Chau | Posted 05.10.2016 | Business
Lisa Chau

With over 15 years of strategic business development experience and thought leadership in entrepreneurship, Nicola oversees strategic and operational leadership at the Center.

Florida's Modified Death Sentencing Regime Still Unconstitutional

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 05.09.2016 | Politics

A Florida judge ruled on Monday that the state’s recently amended system for sentencing people to death is unconstitutional. Circuit Judge Milton Hi...

He's Perhaps Not Their First Choice, But Top Civil Rights Groups Praise Supreme Court Nominee

The Huffington Post | Robert Baldwin III | Posted 05.07.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two prominent civil rights organizations just released their evaluations of Supreme Court nominee Judge Merrick Garland’s record this ...

If These Guys Don't Convince You Judge Garland Is 'Superbly Qualified,' No One Will

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 05.06.2016 | Politics

When one thinks of the federal government's top lawyer, Attorney General Loretta Lynch immediately comes to mind. But there's another lawyer, far less...

Do We Hold Maintenance Staff Accountable for Genocide Even as We Absolve Politicians?

Mariya Yefremova | Posted 05.06.2016 | World
Mariya Yefremova

Accountability is not the most popular subject for leaders and heads of state. Institutions, such as the International Criminal Court (ICC) are particularly unpopular.

Retired Justice John Paul Stevens Tells Senate To Get Moving On That Supreme Court Nominee

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 05.06.2016 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens has some words of advice for the Senate over its refusal to consider President Barack Obam...

U.S. Business in Burma: Part of the Problem or Part of the Solution?

Roee Talmor | Posted 05.05.2016 | World
Roee Talmor

Burma is modernizing at a ceaseless pace. An enigma to foreigners for most of the latter half of the 20th century, Burma's rapidly expanding economy is quickly opening its doors to multinational investors.

Indiana Passes Controversial Medical Malpractice Law

Stephanie R. Caudle | Posted 05.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Stephanie R. Caudle

It's been two decades and lawmakers in Indiana have voted in favor of a controversial medical malpractice cap.

A Time to Follow Rules, and a Time to Refrain from Following Rules: Reflections on Occupy Wall Street and the United Methodist Church

Rev. Vicki Flippin | Posted 05.05.2016 | Religion
Rev. Vicki Flippin

By Rev. Vicki Flippin and Rev. Nathan Bledsoe We serve a God who once chided the religious authorities, "The sabbath was made for humankind, not huma...

Federal Judge May Order Hillary Clinton To Testify In Ongoing Email Controversy

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 05.05.2016 | Politics

A federal judge on Wednesday signaled that he may be willing to order Hillary Clinton to testify about the decision to conduct official business on a ...

A Radical New Direction for Suicide Prevention and Care

Leah Harris | Posted 05.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Leah Harris

The recent findings from National Center for Health Statistics indicating that the suicide rate in America has reached a thirty-year high have prompte...

Supreme Court Rules Against Corrupt Baltimore Cop In Major Kickback Scheme

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 05.03.2016 | Politics

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a Baltimore police officer's plea to overturn his federal conspiracy conviction -- the latest development in...

Justice Breyer Insists Death Penalty Is Cruel, Even When Supreme Court Won't

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 05.03.2016 | Politics

The Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up the case of a death-row inmate that might have struck down California's death penalty system. The cour...