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Plaintiff Trees

Edward Flattau | Posted 05.26.2012 | Green
Edward Flattau

Think treating trees as entities with rights is farfetched? Is it more of a stretch than designating corporations and ships as persons for legal purposes? Scientific evidence indicates that trees can communicate with each other. No, they cannot argue about politics.

U.S. v. Jones: Where Privacy, Technology and the Constitution Collide

John W. Whitehead | Posted 12.10.2011 | Technology
John W. Whitehead

"The privacy and dignity of our citizens [are] being whittled away by sometimes imperceptible steps. Taken individually, each step may be of little co...

John Paul Stevens Retires From Supreme Court, Bow Tie-Clad Lawyers Say Goodbye

AP | JESSICA GRESKO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Bowtie-wearing lawyers and spectators dotted the U.S. Supreme Court chamber on Monday, a nod to retiring justice John Paul Stevens ...

The Better Angels of Our Nature: Responding to Arizona's Immigration Law

Kety Esquivel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kety Esquivel

Now, for the first time in my life, there is a level of fear for me attached with being -- and looking -- Latina. A few times now I have returned home during the day after realizing that I didn't have my U.S. passport on me.

In Choosing Souter's Replacement, Obama Should Follow the Lead of... George W. Bush?

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

If George W. Bush was able to influence the Court for the next 20 years, Obama certainly should do the same.