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California Refuses to Accept Obama's Banking Sellout

Robert Scheer | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics
Robert Scheer

Forget relying on the federal government to hold the Wall Street swindlers accountable. Indeed, the Obama administration has been involved in negotiating a deal with state attorneys general to settle their complaints with the banks for a pittance of compensation for the victims.

The Competitive Privacy Marketplace: Regulators Competing on Privacy, Not the Companies

Christina Gagnier | Posted 01.08.2012 | Technology
Christina Gagnier

As most countries are just beginning to tackle data regulation online, an uncertain future remains for users on the World Wide Web.

The Legal Issues Behind the NBA Players' Decertification Strategy

Gabriel A. Feldman | Posted 01.08.2012 | Sports
Gabriel A. Feldman

From an NBA fan's perspective, the hope now is that the uncertainty and risk to both sides involved with decertification and an antitrust suit are enough to push the two sides to make a deal at the bargaining table.

United States v. Jones: D.C. GPS Case To Test Fourth Amendment Rights

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 01.07.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday will hear arguments in a District of Columbia case involving police use of a global positioning system...

D.C.'s Anti-SLAPP Law Sees New Challenge In Court

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 01.04.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The District of Columbia's anti-SLAPP statute is back in action. The withdrawal of Redskins owner Dan Snyder's defamation lawsuit aga...

You Can See It in the Faces

Saul Segan | Posted 01.04.2012 | Impact
Saul Segan

The practice of law is an absolute honor and a privilege. When anyone is fortunate enough to be able to earn their livelihood by helping others to improve their lives and relieve their stresses, care should be taken to launch gratitude as a prime emotion.

Arin Greenwood

Birders: No Reason For Avian Alarm In Nico Dauphine's Poison-Cat Zone | Arin Greenwood | Posted 01.04.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Did the bird researcher convicted of trying to kill cats in Columbia Heights actually help birds in need? On Monday, Nico Dauphine, a...

Virtue Grain & Feed's Outdoor Deck Permit Goes Before Virginia Supreme Court

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 01.03.2012 | DC

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- Ah, the "Virtues" of outdoor dining. They're about to go before the Virginia Supreme Court. In May 2010, Alexandria's Planning C...

A Challenge to Americans Elect to Comply With Tax Laws and Campaign Finance Disclosure Laws

Fred Wertheimer | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics
Fred Wertheimer

Americans Elect is an organization whose stated goal is "to nominate a presidential ticket that answers directly to voters -- not the political syste...

Teachers, Service Workers Support Oakland's Strike Without Striking

Turnstyle | Posted 01.02.2012 | Business

Originally published on, Turnstyle News' special coverage page of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Also in RSS form>> By...

Is Lobster Fishing Over Regulated?

Daniel Klein | Posted 01.01.2012 | Home
Daniel Klein

Lobster, so often seen in fancy restaurants that you forget that it was caught in a trap and sold for under $3 a pound. Or at least that's the case in Maine where arguably the world's best lobsters are caught.

Arin Greenwood

Virginia Board Skips Over Proposed Protection For Gay Adoption | Arin Greenwood | Posted 12.26.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Last week, Virginia's Board of Social Services was scheduled to be briefed on the more than 2,500 public comments on proposed regulation...

Let Them Eat Keller

Robert Scheer | Posted 12.19.2011 | Media
Robert Scheer

Funny, he doesn't look like Marie Antoinette. But when former New York Times Executive Editor Bill Keller asks his readers if they are "bored by the soggy sleep-ins and warmed-over anarchism of Occupy Wall Street," it displays the arrogance of disoriented royal privilege.

Va. Board Reconsiders Anti-Discrimination Measure on Gay Adoptions

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 12.18.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Nearly 20,000 same-sex Virginia households would still be prohibited from adopting or fostering children under commonwealth law, even if...

Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley Supports Marriage Equality (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 12.03.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) is appearing in a new video supporting marriage equality in the Old Line State, part of a public relat...

Baltimore Athletes Get Behind First Anti-Animal Abuse Law

Ed Sayres | Posted 11.30.2011 | Impact
Ed Sayres

Last November, I wrote about a new law in Baltimore that created the first anti-animal abuse commission of its kind. This law and the commission it created are the legacy of a dog who became known as Phoenix.

Arin Greenwood

GWU Law Professor Preparing To Sue Catholic University Over Same-Sex Dorms | Arin Greenwood | Posted 11.26.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- John Banzhaf -- a local lawyer, George Washington University law professor and overall gadfly -- was a little surprised when over the we...

Mike Sacks

What Took The Supreme Court So Long To Answer Troy Davis' Appeal | Mike Sacks | Posted 11.23.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court's order Wednesday night denying Troy Anthony Davis' stay of execution states, in its entirety, "The application for st...

The Troy Davis Case: Lessons for Urban Youth

Christopher Emdin | Posted 11.21.2011 | Crime
Christopher Emdin

In the midst of the bevy of emotions surrounding this case, it is important that we focus on the many teaching moments it provides us. Therefore, I outline 5 lessons that parents can learn from this case, and that must be shared with urban youth.

No Redemption for Ex-Offender by Tulane's Law School Students

Anthony Papa | Posted 11.16.2011 | Crime
Anthony Papa

For the crime Bruce Reilly committed a life-time ago, he is now going through the ringer because of the stigma brought on by carrying the "scarlet letter" of being an ex-offender.

Your Driver's License: Don't Come Home Without It

Saul Segan | Posted 11.11.2011 | Home
Saul Segan

There are many pitfalls in holding a driver's license, that can cause untold grief and expense, but can be easily overlooked. A license to drive is c...

EU Music Copyrights Extended To 70 Years

Posted 11.12.2011 | Arts

The European Council of ministers agreed to extend the copyright on protection for musicians to 70 years from the date of performance, compared to the...

Kuwaiti Netizens Protest Lawyers' Offer to Defend Mubarak

Ahmed Shihab-Eldin | Posted 11.07.2011 | World
Ahmed Shihab-Eldin

Using the hashtag, #MyQ8, Kuwaiti netizens are protesting against Kuwaiti lawyers who plan to join the defense team for Egypt's ousted President Hosni Mubarak.

Are Libraries Breaking The Law?

Posted 10.31.2011 | Books

Earlier this month, a U.S. court of appeals ruled against a graduate student importing textbooks from Thailand and selling them online. This ruling ma...

On Immigration, Law, And The Pursuit of Justice

Rachel Johnson | Posted 10.25.2011 | Religion
Rachel Johnson

If Christian conservatives are correct (as I believe they are) in saying that they cannot separate their faith from their politics, then Christians should be advocating for immigration laws that align with our understanding of biblical justice.