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What Makes A People

4 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

Let’s consider a hypothetical scenario: One of the United States’ minor allies passes legislation criminalizing a particular identity-politic shared by a small portion of its citizens. The country then employs its police force and judiciary...Show More Summary

Taking Back Democracy

Five years after the Supreme Court's landmark Citizens United ruling, big-money campaign donors and wealthy special interests have amassed unprecedented political power -- and their corrosive influence on our government is growing. Every election brings new examples of special interests drowning out the voices of ordinary citizens. Show More Summary

British National Pleads Guilty for Attempting to Set Terrorist Camp in US

US Attorney’s Office for Southern District of New York said that British citizen Haroon Aswat pleaded guilty to terrorism charges for attempting to create a training camp in the United States.

How Obama’s IRS And Justice Department Killed The Targeting Scandal

Five Years after the Supreme Court Decided Citizens United, The Obama administration is still delaying IRS cases and has clearly won the IRS targeting scandal.

Protesters urge the release of a Lebanese jailed in Prague, Czech Republic

More than 100 people protested Friday outside the U.S. embassy in Awkar ( a suburb of Beirut) against the imprisonment by the Czech authorities of a Lebanese citizen who could be extradited to the United States, where he is accused of collaborating with terrorists Relatives and friends of Ali Fayad, who hails from the southern […]

“Applying Citizens United to Ordinary Corruption”

George Brown has posted this draft on SSRN (forthcoming, Notre Dame Law Review).  Here is the abstract: Federal criminal law frequently deals with the problem of corruption in the form of purchased political influence. There appear to be two distinct bodies … Continue reading ?

Google Loses Court Bid to Prevent UK Citizens From Suing Company in Britain

Google lost a bid to the UK Court of Appeal to prevent British customers having the right to sue it in the United Kingdom.

EU to Europeans: Abandon Facebook to Avoid US Spying

European Union citizens who want to keep their information private from United States intelligence services should close their Facebook accounts, the European Commission warned, finding that current EU legislation does not protect citizens’ data.

RE: Are You Black first? #GayAgenda

Let's gather up all the negro lesbian and gay United States citizens and take them on a Homo-land Retreat. When we get there we should be sure to point out the conversion therapy centers that will cure their "disease." While we are there,...Show More Summary

Gerrymandering Mishap Leaves Nation Without Any Borders Whatsoever

6 days agoHumor : The Onion

WASHINGTON—Urging calm after citizens awoke to find the country’s political boundaries had disappeared completely, authorities announced Thursday that a devastating gerrymandering blunder had left the United States devoid of any district, stat...

If We Don’t Overturn Citizens United, Congress Will Become Paid Employees of the Billionaire Class

last weekNews : Truthdig

By Sen. Bernie Sanders I recently introduced an amendment at the Senate Budget Committee. It was pretty simple.

Sanders to Senate: If We Don't Overturn Citizens United, the Congress Will Become Paid Employees of the Billionaire Class

I recently introduced an amendment at the Senate Budget Committee. It was pretty simple. It asked my Senate colleagues to begin the process of overturning the disastrous Supreme Court ruling on Citizens United, and to bring transparency and disclosure to the political process. Show More Summary

The counted: Inside the search for the real number of police killings in the US

last weekNews : The Raw Story

If a police officer fatally shoots an unarmed citizen in the United States – and it was happening on average more than twice a day even before the killing of Michael Brown seven months ago in Ferguson, Missouri – most people find out about it not from law enforcement but from the 24-hour news...

Obama Suggests Mandatory Voting for US Citizens (VIdeo)

As if we don’t have enough low information voters as it is… Just what America needs – more idiots voting Democrat. More pretzel logic from America’s unhinged leader… Barack Obama pushed mandatory voting for United States citizens, saying it would … Continue reading ?

Democrats Slam Netanyahu For Abandoning Two-State Solution

“The United States and this administration is deeply concerned about rhetoric that seeks to marginalize Arab-Israeli citizens," a White House spokesperson said. The post Democrats Slam Netanyahu For Abandoning Two-State Solution appeared first on ThinkProgress.

U.S. Worried About Living Up To Netanyahu Campaign Promises

last weekHumor : The Onion

WASHINGTON—Saying the Likud Party leader had set Israeli citizens’ expectations extremely high in the run up to his reelection Tuesday, top-level sources expressed their worry Wednesday about whether the United States would actually be able to...

Floyd Abrams Speech on First Amendment Discusses McCutcheon, Citizens United

Via Concurring Opinions: You may agree or disagree with the positions we took or the clients for whom we took them. But one thing is common to all of the examples I have just cited to you. No one in … Continue reading ?

Sunshine Week, Day Three: Lighting Up Dark Money

The Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United decision opened the door to unlimited election spending by corporations — including nonprofit organizations. Since then, spending by these groups has surged into the hundreds of millions of dollars in each election cycle. These tax-exempt groups — many of them 501(c)(4) social welfare organizations under the tax code —…

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