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Senators Put Politics Above People in Obstructing Supreme Court Nominee

Trip Van Noppen | Posted 03.03.2016 | Politics
Trip Van Noppen

The Senate should not play political games with an institution as vital and important as the U.S. Supreme Court. Nowhere does the Constitution say a duly elected president loses the right to fill a Supreme Court vacancy in the last year of his term.

Let's Not Chicken Out on Pending Clemency Applications

Chandra Bozelko | Posted 11.25.2016 | Crime
Chandra Bozelko

President Barack Obama is seven-for-seven in pardoning turkeys but his clemency initiative is still backed up. That needs to change. As it stands now,...

Appeals Court Rules Keystone XL South Approval Was Legal, Lifting Cloud Over TransCanada

Steve Horn | Posted 06.01.2016 | Green
Steve Horn

In a 3-0 vote, the U.S. Appeals Court for the Tenth Circuit has ruled that the southern leg of TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline was permitted in a lawful manner by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Did My Piece on Coal Baron Murray v. Fracker McClendon Suit Lead To Sealing of Court Documents?

Steve Horn | Posted 03.11.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

Bob Murray, owner of American Energy Corporation Century Mine in Ohio, sued Aubrey McClendon for allegedly infringing upon his company's copyright in August 2013. He claimed McClendon commandeered the "American Energy" brand.

Obama Again Nominates Jeffrey Meyer To Federal Bench

The Hartford Courant | Edmund H. Mahony | Posted 03.08.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama on Monday again nominated law professor and former federal prosecutor Jeffrey Meyer to a federal judgeship in Connecticut. Mey...

Meet The Country's First Asian American Federal Judge Who's Also Gay

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

After more than thirteen years with the Department of Justice, Pamela Chen has been confirmed to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of N...

Judge Regretfully Rules Law Doesn't Require US Government to Explain Its Drone War

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 03.04.2013 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

This is one of the best reasons I've heard yet for why the Obama administration should release the legal memos written to justify its overseas targeted killings of terror suspects, regardless of whether any court ever orders it to.

Good News For Children Of Florida's Undocumented Immigrants

The Huffington Post | Joey Francilus | Posted 11.07.2012 | Miami

State education leaders decided against appealing a judge's ruling that the children of Florida's undocumented immigrants cannot be charged higher tui...

Dodd-Frank Law Challenged By 3 States

Reuters | Posted 11.21.2012 | Business

* States join lawsuit filed by think tank, others in June * Measure on liquidation of financial firms in focus By Emily ...

Landmark Civil Rights Measure Faces Fire From State Challenge

Reuters | Posted 09.07.2012 | Politics

(Refiles to fix typo in the lead) * Court must decide if Texas can require voters to have photo ID * Five days of argum...

Paul Blumenthal

Court Ruling: Rules Blocking Disclosure By Kochs, Rove, Chamber Invalid | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 03.31.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Friday evening, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued a ruling that could begin the process of revealing the id...

Gulf Coast Wants The RESTORE Act Passed Before A Potential BP Settlement

Susan Buchanan | Posted 04.18.2012 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Congressional delegates from Louisiana and other Gulf Coast states hope the bipartisan RESTORE Act will be passed soon and before a possible BP settlement with the feds so that BP fines go to coastal states and not Washington's coffers.

FDA Staffers Sue Agency Over Surveillance Of Personal E-mail

The Washington Post | Posted 01.30.2012 | Technology

The Food and Drug Administration secretly monitored the personal e-mail of a group of its own scientists and doctors after they warned Congress that t...

Starbucks Wins Dismissal Of Worker Tips Lawsuit

Posted 09.10.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Jonathan Stempel) - Starbucks Corp on Monday won dismissal of a lawsuit by former assistant store managers in New York who accused the world...

The Latest Ex-Traders Found Guilty Of Insider Fraud

Posted 08.13.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Grant McCool) - Three former securities traders were convicted on Monday on all counts of fraud and conspiracy to commit insider trading on ...

Lawsuit Alleges Veterans Affairs Is Leaving L.A. Vets Out In The Cold

The New York Times | Adam Nagourney | Posted 08.10.2011 | Impact

LOS ANGELES — It is a 387-acre campus of green fields and buildings in a prosperous Los Angeles neighborhood, donated to the federal government over...

Gagosian Dragged To Court For Brutality Suit On Eve Of James Franco Show

ARTINFO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

NEW YORK--Ingrid Homberg, the 59-year-old woman whom a police officer roughly ejected from Gagosian's Anselm Kiefer show last year after she became en...

What The Flap Over Health Care Tells Us About American Religion

Richard T. Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Richard T. Hughes

Many Christians denounce the health care law as a tool of the devil and support its repeal. In light of what Jesus taught, I find that position puzzling.

Al-Awlaki Decision Leaves Key Questions Unanswered

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

Under what circumstances is the U.S. government allowed to target for death an individual suspected of participating in terrorism in a foreign country where we are not actively engaged in a war?

Justice by Whatever Name

Anthony DePalma | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Anthony DePalma

The painful controversy over what happened to James Zadroga underscores the very real problems that have prolonged the anguish caused by the dust of ground zero long after the dust itself has been washed away.

Sierra Club -- What Hast Thou Wrought and at Whose Cost?

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

The Sierra Club wishes to close down the operations of a fertilizer producer. But do the economic and social pros and cons balance out, and if not, what can be done to bring greater equanimity to these confrontations?

SEC Charges 6 Men In $300M Ponzi scheme with Colorado ties

Denver Business Journal | Renee McGaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver


Wolves Win: Federal Court Reinstates Protections

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

It's been a big week for canines. I announced on the blog yesterday that the puppy mill initiative we're promoting with partner organizations had qual...

Gay Marriage: The Tide is Turning And There's No Going Back

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Dreier

All trends regarding public sentiment and views towards the LGBT community indicate that the time when conservatives can use same-sex marriage as a "wedge" issue is coming to an end.

House Kills Plan to Close Guantanamo

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

The House Armed Services Committee turned down the Obama's administration's request for some $350 million intended to close Guantánamo and buy a new prison in Illinois.