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Court's Decision Will Not Stand the Test of Time and History

Fred Wertheimer | Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics
Fred Wertheimer

Citizens must and will overcome the damage done to the country by five Supreme Court Justices who valued the right of corporations to influence elections over the right of citizens to be protected from corruption of their government.

Derrick Bell: Changing the Odds for Others

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 03.20.2012 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Throughout his storied career as a lawyer, law professor, and legal scholar until his death last October at age 80, Derrick Bell was well-known for his willingness to stand up and speak out about the injustices he saw around him, even when it cost him his own positions.

Should Science Matter for Pregnant Women's Health Care and Rights?

Lynn M. Paltrow | Posted 03.19.2012 | Politics
Lynn M. Paltrow

Why is it that when it comes to decisions regarding women and pregnancy, science is so often ignored? A case going to the New Jersey Supreme Court involving child neglect charges against a woman who allegedly used cocaine while she was pregnant directly raises this question.

SCOTUS Adds More Fuel to the Copyright Debate With Golan V. Holder

Christina Gagnier | Posted 03.19.2012 | Technology
Christina Gagnier

The case marked a continuance of the debate over the Copyright Clause of the United States Constitution that was broached in the 2003 Supreme Court decision in the Eldred v. Ashcroft case.

Law and Disorder: The Psychology of False Confessions

Wray Herbert | Posted 03.13.2012 | Crime
Wray Herbert

Confessions are powerful and damning evidence, which is a good thing if the defendant is guilty. But what if the defendant is innocent?

Major Insurer's Lawsuit Against Bank Of America Gets Easier

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 01.04.2012 | Business

The bad news continues to pile up for Bank of America, with a New York state court issuing a ruling Tuesday that will make it easier for a major bond ...

Double Barrel Blast From Big Sky Country: Montana Rejects Citizens United

Ciara Torres-Spelliscy | Posted 03.04.2012 | Politics
Ciara Torres-Spelliscy

In the context of Montana's low cost elections, unlimited corporate spending could have a particularly pronounced impact -- discouraging every day citizens from participating in the political process.

Marginalizing Ron Paul

Robert Scheer | Posted 02.28.2012 | Politics
Robert Scheer

It should not be difficult for the New York Times editorial writers to treat Ron Paul as a profound and principled contributor to a much-needed national debate on the limits of federal power instead of attempting to marginalize his views beyond recognition.

How NOT To Hire A Wedding Photographer

Jane Hoskyn | Posted 02.21.2012 | Weddings
Jane Hoskyn

Speak to many pro photographers and they say they "don't shoot weddings any more." You may be surprised by this, given that the average fee seems rather lucrative for a day's work.

Cara Santa Maria

The Real Definition Of Insanity

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 02.19.2012 | Education

"The definition of insanity is repeating the same mistakes over and over again and expecting different results," utters the know-it-all guy in the coffee shop offering free "therapy" to his visibly shaken friend. He couldn't be more wrong.

There Goes the Republic

Robert Scheer | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics
Robert Scheer

The defense authorization bill that will soon become law is not only a disaster in the making for civil liberty but a blow to effective anti-terrorist police work.

Why We Need an Independent Judiciary

Wm. T. (Bill) Robinson III | Posted 02.13.2012 | Politics
Wm. T. (Bill) Robinson III

Let's stand up for one of our most precious monuments -- our judiciary -- as a place of integrity and independence, and as a refuge for those in our society who seek to enforce rights and protect freedoms. Our liberty depends on it.

A Note to Law School Students

Seth Engel | Posted 02.12.2012 | College
Seth Engel

Some might say that the crash has been a great equalizer of sorts. I disagree. The crash has removed the ability of "privileged" students to rest on their laurels to obtain high-paying private interest jobs, and stimulated the age of the networker.

Occupy Ourselves

Randall Amster | Posted 02.12.2012 | Impact
Randall Amster

Now, with peace in our hearts and power in our hands, the time to reclaim both ourselves and our world is upon us. This is our generational task, our shared responsibility, and our best hope for salvation. Let us meet it willingly, together.

Largest Pork Producer To Halt Cruel Practice

AP | By MICHAEL FELBERBAUM | Posted 02.07.2012 | Home

RICHMOND, Va. -- Smithfield Foods Inc., the world's largest pork producer, said Thursday it plans to end the practice of keeping pregnant hogs at the ...

Occupy DC Wins Legal Victory In Fight To Stay In Park

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 12.06.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Occupy DC has won a major legal victory vindicating the right to protest in McPherson Square, where demonstrators have lived in tents si...

Starbucks: Stop Taking Away Your Customers' Rights

David Arkush | Posted 02.01.2012 | Business
David Arkush

If you're one of millions of Starbucks customers who might buy or receive a prepaid card this holiday season, you might want to take a moment to send Starbucks a message: Don't take away my rights!

Can the Durban Climate Negotiations Succeed?

Robert Stavins | Posted 01.28.2012 | Green
Robert Stavins

Two weeks of international climate negotiations begin today in Durban, South Africa. These are the Seventeenth Conference of the Parties (COP-17) of ...

Suspect In East Coast Rapes Challenges Extradition To Virginia

AP | JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN | Posted 01.28.2012 | DC

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — A Connecticut judge on Monday agreed to send a man suspected in rapes along the East Coast to Virginia, where he faces more c...

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...

District Residents With Criminal Records Face Massive Unemployment

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.18.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The Council for Court Excellence, a D.C.-based justice reform group, released a report on Thursday detailing how difficult it can be for...

Class-Action Dairy Lawsuit Gets Bigger

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 11.17.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- A class-action lawsuit filed against dairy industry groups for macabre practices that may violate federal antitrust laws is getting bigg...

The Villain Occupy Wall Street Has Been Waiting For

Robert Scheer | Posted 01.17.2012 | Business
Robert Scheer

Only in America is the arrogance of the super-rich so perfectly concealed by the pretense of democracy that the 12th richest man in the nation can suppress dissent against corporate rapacity and expect his brutal actions to be viewed as necessary to providing sanitary streets.

A Crisis in Our Military

Rep. Jackie Speier | Posted 01.17.2012 | Crime
Rep. Jackie Speier

The epidemic of sexual assault in the military is a problem we can fix -- we only have to want to. Our troops protect us and it is our duty to protect them.

Arin Greenwood

Verdicts Handed Down In D.C. Activists' Trial

HuffingtonPost.com | Arin Greenwood | Posted 11.16.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- D.C. Superior Court Judge Robert E. Morin handed down verdicts on Wednesday in the trial of eight D.C. activists arrested last April whi...