U.S. District Judge Raymond P. Moore, an Obama appointee, has indicated that he will grant an injection one Wednesday that will strike down Colorado's marriage ban. The question now is whether or not he will issue a stay while the.....
Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, speaking at the annual conference of the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Monterey, waxed eloquent on the deficiencies of the Constitution and implied that those who believe in the original intent of the Constitution by swearing fealty to the original, literal meaning are misguided. Show More Summary
After a three-year investigation, the U.S. Justice Department said today that the Newark Police Department is a corrupt, racist hive of unconstitutional behavior. Read more...
Since 2010, the Day of International Criminal Justice has been celebrated on 17 July. It marks the date when the Rome Statute was adopted in 1998, which led to the creation of the International Criminal Court in 2002. This year's celebration...Show More Summary
Blacks in the city are 2.5 times more likely to be stopped than whites, and 3.1 times more likely to be frisked. The post At Least 3/4 Of Newark Pedestrian Police Stops Had No Constitutional Basis, Justice Department Finds appeared first on ThinkProgress.
JUSTICE: California Highway Patrol Seizes Medical Records Of Woman An Officer Was Caught On Tape Beating.
Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar, a Mexican-born Stanford University law professor, is Gov. Jerry Brown’s pick as the next associate justice of the California Supreme Court. Mr. Cuéllar, 41, has taught administrative, criminal and international law, according to Mr. Show More Summary
The European Court of Justice Advocate General 's opinion could make gay asylum seeker's quest much easier. The post European Court Official: Defining One’s Own Sexuality Is A Right appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Chalk up yet another win for hose battlers for the right to engage in commerce, the Institute for Justice (IJ). Last year a Milwaukee County circuit judge ruled the city's cap on the number of taxicabs allowed in the city was unconstitutional. Show More Summary
My manager asked me to stop pursuing justice for what happened because his friend needed her job. I felt like if she truly valued her job, she wouldn’t have treated a black customer differently for her race. Read more
The Obama administration says subsidies will keep flowing as it moves on to an en banc review before the Obama-stacked full DC Circuit Court.. Obama Adm official on Halbig: "The Department of Justice can, and will, seek en banc review by the full D.C. Show More Summary
Last Tuesday, I attended the launch of the Lady Parts Justice campaign, a newly designed rapid response reproductive rights messaging hub centering around comedy to mobilize women voters to the polls for local, state and national elections. Some weeks ago, LPJ asked women from across the country to send their stories on abortion to share. I, [...]
Two conservative justices just ruled against the health reform law. Their supporters are ultimately trying to take away insurance from millions of people. The post If Obamacare Opponents Win Their Latest Lawsuit, Here’s Who Loses appeared first on ThinkProgress.
I know, I know. I don’t look a day over six. But it’s true! Your generally humble roots music blog, Twang Nation, turns 8 this month. Where does the time go? I started this on a lark. Cultural, geographical and psychological displacement of this Texan in New York City led me here. I gravitated toward [...]
The aftermath of the tragic death of Eric Garner, a New York man who was choked to death by police for selling illegal cigarettes (read about the circumstances of his death in this Inquisitrarticle), reveals a broken system that blames the victim, and is slow to hold accountable those who are responsible. In a bit
Have you ever received a request for help and wondered how deserving the recipients are of your donation? This way of thinking may seem inconsistent with your moral values, especially if you consider yourself an otherwise compassionate and empathic person. Show More Summary
After a federal court ruled on Tuesday that the Obama administration exceeded its statutory authority when it decided to grant Obamacare subsidies through state and federal exchanges, Dr. Ben Carson said Chief Justice John Roberts is probably having "second thoughts" about his decisive vote to uphold the law. Show More Summary
AMSTERDAM -- Does the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 constitute a war crime, and if it does, where would the alleged perpetrators face justice?
(Fowl Language Comics/Brian Gordon) The wise philosopher Bill Cosby once said, "Parents are not interested in justice. They want quiet." This was funny before I had children. Then it became funny and painful. One of the characters in...Show More Summary
Even if victims win in court, what do they really deserve? The post Can Any Amount Of Money Bring Justice For Sexual Assault Survivors? appeared first on ThinkProgress.