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Janell Ross

Federal Court Rules Texas Plotted to Discriminate Against Latino Voters | Janell Ross | Posted 08.29.2012 | Latino Voices

The map of congressional districts drawn up by Texas elected officials just after the 2010 census was not only illegitimate and illegal, but designed ...

Big Brother Could Definitely Be Tracking Your Cell Phone

Larry Bodine | Posted 10.22.2012 | Crime
Larry Bodine

In a frightening new decision, a federal appeals court says that you have no expectation of privacy when the police want to track your location using your cell phone.

SeaWorld Appeal Fails in Orca Trainer Death

David Kirby | Posted 09.17.2012 | Green
David Kirby

SeaWorld has lost its attempt to appeal a scathing May 31 verdict from a federal law judge before the three-member Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (OSHRC).

They Knew This Would Happen: Fortunetelling Ban Overturned

AP | Posted 07.13.2012 | Weird News

ALEXANDRIA, La. -- A federal judge has struck down a central Louisiana ordinance banning fortunetelling, palm reading, astrology and similar activitie...

Anna Sanders

Bronx Man Gets Jail Time For Iran Export Plot | Anna Sanders | Posted 06.22.2012 | New York

After answering a Craigslist ad asking for assistance in exporting material commonly used in nuclear engineering to Iran, a Bronx man with a lengthy c...

A Legal Stalwart Is Gone: Philip Corboy

Miles J. Zaremski | Posted 08.15.2012 | Chicago
Miles J. Zaremski

The nationally known and highly acclaimed Chicago-based personal injury lawyer, Philip Corboy, has now passed away. My respect for Philip grows out of an apology he gave me one day, and this is my "eulogy" to Phil.

D.M. Levine

Goldman Sachs CEO Downright Jovial at Ex-Director's Insider Trading Trial | D.M. Levine | Posted 06.04.2012 | Business

At the insider trading trial of former Goldman Sachs Director Rajat K. Gupta Monday, Goldman CEO Lloyd Blankfein offered testimony supporting key part...

Laughable Online Censorship Attempt Won't Last a New York Minute

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.23.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Republicans in the New York state government are attempting to pass a law that would ban anonymous comments online. Even if they actually passed the act, once it arrived in a federal court it would be tossed out in a "New York minute" (as they say).

D.M. Levine

Race Discrimination Suit Against AIG Says Boss Called Lawyer 'Fat Albert' | D.M. Levine | Posted 04.26.2012 | Business

A former AIG lawyer is suing the insurance giant for discrimination, claiming colleagues and supervisors taunted him, mistreated him and ultimately fi...

Children v. Dirty Business

William S. Becker | Posted 06.11.2012 | Green
William S. Becker

On May 11, a group of children will face off against the Obama administration and the NAM, arguing that common law requires governments to protect critical natural resources on behalf of current and future generations.

Feds Go After Kentucky Mine

AP | Posted 03.08.2012 | Business

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Federal mining officials are suing a southeastern Kentucky mine for more than $1.6 million owed in delinquent fines for violations ...

Jason Cherkis

Rick Santorum-Linked Universal Health Services Facility: Fraud, Assault And Alleged 'Exorcism' | Jason Cherkis | Posted 01.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) has become a top-tier candidate for the Republican presidential nomination in recent weeks by appealin...

Arizona 2012: New Leaders With Ethnic Studies Caravan Will Move On and Flourish, Barking Dogs Will Fade

Jeff Biggers | Posted 02.29.2012 | Education
Jeff Biggers

"After taking Raza Studies in high school, I felt like it was my obligation to make sure to stay connected with the community and search for solutions in improving our local environment."

SEC Litigates With Judge, Lets Wall Street off the Hook

Dennis M. Kelleher | Posted 02.15.2012 | Business
Dennis M. Kelleher

The SEC faced the choice: litigate with Citigroup, the big, powerful, well-connected Wall Street bank, or litigate with a single Federal District Judge who can't actually defend himself.

Accused White House Shooter To Appear In D.C. Court

AP | JESSICA GRESKO | Posted 01.21.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON — A man who shot an assault rifle at the White House is one of only a handful of people ever accused of trying to assassinate the pre...

Friend of Health Reform, Friend of the Court

Robert Ross | Posted 12.29.2011 | Politics
Robert Ross

It is our view that the Affordable Care Act offers the best pragmatic set of remedies to solve the crisis of our dysfunctional, too-expensive, and unfair health care system.

Federal Charges For Ex-Felon Wild West Re-enactor In Live Ammo Fight Flub

AP | DIRK LAMMERS | Posted 09.26.2011 | Crime

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — An Old West gun battle re-enactor who injured three South Dakota tourists when live ammunition was fired instead of blanks f...

JPMorgan Chase Gets Dismissal Of Madoff Conspiracy Lawsuit

Posted 09.06.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Jonathan Stempel) - A federal appeals court threw out a lawsuit accusing JPMorgan Chase & Co of violating U.S. racketeering law by consp...

Jennifer Bendery

White House Poised To Take On Judicial Vacancy 'Crisis' | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 08.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In an incredibly rare public appearance in February, White House counsel Bob Bauer warned that the political standoff over judicial nomi...

Are Terrorists Beyond the Law?

D.R. Burgess | Posted 07.10.2011 | Politics
D.R. Burgess

Can we afford to give due process to Khalid Sheikh Mohammed? If our legal system cannot sustain the prosecution of a murderer for his crimes, the implications for our society and its laws are catastrophic.

Ex-Con Pleads Not Guilty To Leaving Bomb At Mall

The Huffington Post/AP | Posted 07.06.2011 | Denver

An ex-convict accused of planting an explosive device near a Denver-area mall pleaded not guilty to charges of arson and possession of a destructive d...

A Fine Precedent for Obama Military Commissions

Human Rights First | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Human Rights First

The military commissions are about war crimes and for the enemy to aid the enemy is not a war crime.

Ghailani Life Sentence Shows Up Military Commission Fans

Human Rights First | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Human Rights First

Raha Wala Georgetown Fellow, Law and Security Proponents of trying individuals in military commissions are all but declaring victory after the Obama ...

John Yoo, torture architect, remains unerringly wrong on facts and law

Human Rights First | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Human Rights First

Gabor Rona International Legal Director Torture architect Prof. John Yoo had an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal the other day, following the convict...

SBA Loses Legal Battle Over Crisis Management PR Contract

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

The proposal to combine the SBA with the Commerce Department is just the latest attempt by the government to cover up billions of dollars in abuse while dismantling small business contracting programs.