Archive for September, 2011

Wangari Maathai, Environmentalist, Human Rights Advocate and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Dies at 71

Monday, September 26th, 2011

Wangari Maathai, Environmentalist, Human Rights Advocate and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Dies at 71

A Campaign Finance Ruling Turned to Labor’s Advantage

Monday, September 26th, 2011

A Campaign Finance Ruling Turned to Labor’s Advantage

You Can’t Ask That in an Interview! or, Can You?

Monday, September 26th, 2011

You Can’t Ask that in an Interview! Or, Can You?

Is the EPA Regulating Ozone After All?

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

Is the EPA Regulating Ozone After All?

Judges Compete for Law Clerks on a Lawless Terrain

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

Judges Compete for Law Clerks on a Lawless Terrain

Removal of 4 Klamath Dams Would Lift Salmon Count, Studies Find

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

Removal of 4 Klamath Dams Would Lift Salmon Count, Studies Find
:: Studies and Reports at klamathrestoration.gov

US Net Neutrality Rules Finalized, in Effect November 20

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

US Net Neutrality Rules Finalized, In Effect November 20
:: Preserving the Open Internet (Final Rule, 76 FR 59192)

‘Irvine 11′ Muslim Students Found Guilty for Disrupting Israeli Ambassador’s Speech

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

‘Irvine 11′ Muslim Students Found Guilty for Disrupting Israeli Ambassador’s Speech

Obama Lets States Opt Out of ‘No Child Left Behind’

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

Obama Lets States Opt Out Of ‘No Child Left Behind’

9th Circuit Judge Pamela Rymer Dies

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

9th Circuit Judge Pamela Rymer Dies

New York Judge Knocks Lawyers for “Epic Failures” Six Years into Litigation

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

New York Judge Knocks Lawyers for “Epic Failures” Six Years Into Litigation

Military, Police Drones May Lead to Supreme Court Fight

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

Military, Police Drones May Lead to Supreme Court Fight

FBI ‘Stingray’ Phone Tracker Fuels Constitutional Clash

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

FBI ‘Stingray’ Phone Tracker Fuels Constitutional Clash

Troy Davis and the Slow Death of Certainty

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Troy Davis and the Slow Death of Certainty

Evenly Split Decision and Barbed Comments Show a Court Deeply Divided on Wiretapping

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Evenly Split Decision and Barbed Comments Show a Court Deeply Divided on Wiretapping
:: Amnesty International USA v. Clapper (pdf)
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U.S. Opposes Full Severance Pay for Gays Dismissed from Military Under Don’t Ask Don’t Tell

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

U.S. Opposes Full Severance Pay For Gays Dismissed From Military Under Don’t Ask Don’t Tell

Alaska Judge Rules in Favor of Same-Sex Tax Exemptions

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Alaska Judge Rules in Favor of Same-Sex Tax Exemptions

Monsanto Wins Patent Exhaustion Lawsuit with Indiana Soybean Farmer

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Monsanto Wins Patent Exhaustion Lawsuit With Indiana Soybean Farmer
:: Monsanto v. Bowman (pdf)

Hey, Landlord, That’s Illegal!

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Hey, Landlord, That’s Illegal!

Judges Remove Carl Lewis from N.J. Ballot

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Judges Remove Carl Lewis From N.J. Ballot

Texas Has Seen the Last of ‘Last Meals’

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Texas Has Seen the Last of ‘Last Meals’

Federal Appeals Court Dismisses Torture Cases Against Abu Ghraib Contractors

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Federal Appeals Court Dismisses Torture Cases Against Abu Ghraib Contractors

Feds: Homeless Computer Hacker Launched ‘Anonymous’ Attack Over Anti-Camping Law

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Feds: Homeless Computer Hacker Launched ‘Anonymous’ Attack Over Anti-Camping Law

Transit Agency Given Immunity for ’93 World Trade Center Bombing

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Transit Agency Given Immunity for ’93 World Trade Center Bombing
:: Steering Committee v. Port Authority (pdf)

Fee for Medical Pot Cards Could Double

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Fee for Medical Pot Cards Could Double

Oregon Public Records Overhaul Falls Short

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Oregon Public Records Overhaul Falls Short

Troy Davis Executed in Georgia As Pleas for Clemency Fail

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

Troy Davis Executed in Georgia as Pleas for Clemency Fail
:: Supreme Court Refuses to Stop Davis Execution
:: A Watershed in America’s Grim Experiment With Capital Punishment

Update: U.S. Supreme Court Denies Troy Davis Stay of Execution

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

Update: U.S. Supreme Court Denies Troy Davis Stay of Execution
:: Order in Davis v. Humphrey (pdf)

Law Professor Continues to Battle Catholic University Over Same-Sex Dorms

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

Law Professor Continues to Battle Catholic University Over Same-Sex Dorms

OccupyWallSt Protesters Charged with Violating Obscure, 150-Year-Old Law Against Masked Gatherings

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

OccupyWallSt Protesters Charged With Violating Obscure, 150-Year-Old Law Against Masked Gatherings
:: N.Y. Penal Law sec. 240.35(4)

7th Circuit Slaps Lawyer for 345-Word Sentence and Briefs Full of ‘Gibberish’

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

7th Circuit Slaps Lawyer for 345-Word Sentence and Briefs Full of ‘Gibberish’
:: Stanard v. Nygren (pdf)

OnStar Tracks Your Car, Sells Your Data, Even When You Cancel Service

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

OnStar Tracks Your Car, Sells Your Data, Even When You Cancel Service