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223,190 Kids Legally Beaten in US Schools

Anthony Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anthony Adams

The iron age practice of "corporal punishment" is still legal in 20 states and there are no federal laws prohibiting it.

Overtime for Farmworkers in California: Who Will it Hurt?

Ramon Resa, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ramon Resa, MD

"Up before dawn, working until sunset picking plums and filling the bins. We work each day until Apa says it's time to quit." (excerpt from Out of the...

Kagan Kabuki Theater Delivers More than Drama and Comedy

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

OPINION - The senatorial process of vetting Supreme Court candidates is about as close to Kabuki theater as we get in America. Elena Kagan did the ri...

Gizmodo Faces Likely Criminal and Civil Charges over iPhone Episode

David Swift | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
David Swift

While Gizmodo has certainly succeeded in inserting itself in the news cycle, it may not realize exactly just how much trouble it put itself in.

Exception to Miranda Takes Center Stage in Times Square Plot

Brian Levin, J.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Brian Levin, J.D.

As politicians and commentators square off over terrorism defendants like Faisal Shahzad, the alleged Times Square bomb plotter, being read their Miranda rights, an important point is often missed.

Important Progress for Farm Animals in Ohio

Gene Baur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Gene Baur

Over the past year, more than 500,000 Ohio citizens signed a petition aimed at placing an initiative on the statewide ballot this November to ban cruel factory farming practices.

Transcending Ovaries: Toward Male Equality in the Abortion Debate

Jacob M. Appel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob M. Appel

In Florida's House of Representatives, Rep. Janet Long opposed a bill that would require women to pay for ultrasounds before an abortion, telling adversaries: "Stand down if you don't have ovaries."

Is The Foolproof Law Degree Becoming An Endangered Species?

Huffington Post | Fernanda Diaz | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

What if law school is no longer as lucrative as it used to be? And what if procuring funding to obtain a juris doctorate is akin to taking out a subpr...

Oklahoma Abortion Bills Vetoed By Democratic Governor Brad Henry

AP | TIM TALLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma Gov. Brad Henry vetoed two abortion bills Friday that he said are an unconstitutional attempt by the Legislature to ins...

Zed's Dead - Law, Finance, and the Future of Online Publishing (Part Two)

Peter Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Peter Schwartz

  "Whose motorcycle is this?" "It's a chopper, baby." "Whose chopper is this?" "Zed's" "Who's Zed?&q...

Rational Rationing vs. Irrational Rationing: The Struggle for the Legacy of Ruben Betancourt

Jacob M. Appel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob M. Appel

Are there circumstances in which patient autonomy, as expressed through surrogates, should be overruled in the name of resource allocation and/or sound medical practice?

The Federal Plan to End Homelessness: An Important Step Forward

Maria Foscarinis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Maria Foscarinis

While the goals of the plan are admirable, I can't help but think the council missed a key opportunity: to affirm that housing is indeed a human right.

Zed's Dead - Law, Finance, and the Future of Online Publishing (Part One)

Peter Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Peter Schwartz

  "Whose motorcycle is this?" "It's a chopper, baby." "Whose chopper is this?" "Zed's" "Who's Zed?&q...

420 Truths About Working on a Pot Farm

Harmon Leon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Harmon Leon

The fantasy isn't always the same as the reality. Since it's 4/20, here are a few facts and fictions about working on a pot farm.

We Need Progress, Not Profiling in Arizona

Clarissa Martinez De Castro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Clarissa Martinez De Castro

An alarming and unconstitutional measure that blows the door wide open to massive racial profiling is poised to become law in the Grand Canyon State. We need to stop playing politics with people's lives and our tax dollars.

Are We Ready for Coed Hospital Rooms?

Jacob M. Appel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob M. Appel

Long emergency room stays are one of the most unpleasant and potentially dangerous aspects of healthcare delivery in most western nations. In recent ...

No Room for Public at Guv Blago's Trial

Lonna Saunders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

There's no room for the public to watch former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich's trial. But there could be.

Kagame's American Political Prisoner

Robert Amsterdam | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Amsterdam

Erlinder may hold political opinions at the fringes of the debate. However, to see this man consigned to unlawful imprisonment by the lowest elements of the Kagame sycophants because of his political views is a grave disappointment.

Israeli Military Commander Acts As a Dictator Towards Palestinians

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

The Israelis are showing that the original Zionist theory of lusting for the land, without its people, continues to be the main pillar of this right-wing Israeli government.

Missouri Radio Station Gives New Meaning to the Phrase "It's Miller Time!"

Amber Holley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Amber Holley

If a radio station blocks commercials with racially biased and anti-Semitic claims from a write-in Senate candidate from Missouri, it risks having its license revoked by the FCC.

Obama Supreme Court Nominee: The Case For Selecting A Sitting Politician

Politico | William Yeomans | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

But the president has an option that could minimize the filibuster threat, speed confirmation, avoid turning the court farther right, increase the cou...

NBC Picks Up 'Law & Order: LA' For Fall

deadline.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Read More: Law, Los Angeles News

Dick Wolf is once again looking to expand his Law & Order empire to 4 series on the air. Sources tell me that NBC has picked up Law & Order: Los Angel...

The Porteous Articles

David O. Stewart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David O. Stewart

The Senate's "trial by committee" process is unconstitutional and unfair. But the four impeachment articles against District Judge G. Thomas Porteous of New Orleans raise important constitutional questions.

The Constitutionally Compatible PMC

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

In the nearly two decades I have been following private military contracting issues I have read hundred of analyses and law journal articles regarding...

Caught in the Crosshairs: Legal Uncertainty over Drone Strikes Puts Civilians at Risk

Chris Rogers | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Chris Rogers

The question most consequential for civilians is who drones can kill. While civilian casualty figures attract media, little attention is paid to who counts as a "civilian" or non-combatant.